Embarrassingly I haven't written in my journal for far too long. The reason? We've been really busy planning, styling and managing wonderful parties, weddings and even a small festival. So I'm back and this is just one of the events from the summer but one I enjoyed the most.
This wedding I'm about to share is probably my favourite one we that we styled this season. My lovely bride to be who was happily planning her special day in her home town of Istanbul was suddenly given no choice but to change all her plans and move the wedding to Somerset the home of her future husband. Living between London, Istanbul and often America made planning a wedding very tricky.
The bride and groom had found a venue but desperately needed my help to bring together all the other components that would realise their dreams of a perfect wedding in only 6 weeks. I got underway with putting together ideas that reflected their childhoods, their travels and the mix of their cultures. They wanted to reflect the history of Constantinople as it was then and rural Somerset. To capture the grooms love for nature as a child and their passion for Istanbul and their travels together but for it to be subtle and executed in a way that expressed them, calm, sophisticated and gentle.
Outside in the pretty apple orchard we created another relaxing space with outdoor sofas covered in Kilims. Vintage apothecary jars filled with posies adorned the tables and created a mix of old England with a nod towards Istanbul.
We love the old tin bath we filled with Somerset apples & floating Dahlia's and Hydrangea's. We hired a wooden apple crate bar where we displayed an explorers hat, vintage books, conkers & butterflies reflected the groom's childhood love of reading & collecting.
Outside in the apple orchard the children had their own chill out zone in a lovely bell tent decked out with vintage eiderdowns, cushions and conkers strung up for fun.
And now as we come towards the end of an amazing summer we are excitedly looking at trends and putting together themes to inpire our clients next summer.
Watch this space.