Few phrases bring a smile to my face as quickly as “Summer of Love.” I like to think of myself as a flower child at heart, so when I saw this hippie-inspired wedding shoot from Jess Petrie and Tracey Campbell of Campbell’s Flowers, I was smitten. With gobs of floral and reception inspiration, I knew you all would need to see it as well!
From the florist and shoot designer, Tracy of Campbell’s Flowers: Here at Campbell’s Flowers, we’ve always been in love with natural, seasonal flowers and we just adore modern interpretations of vintage to create a unique old-meets-new style. With the hazy summer sun just around the corner the idea of reworking a 1970s look sprang to mind and we put together a collaborative inspiration shoot full of daisies. Daisies were everywhere! In the flowers, the gowns, the styling and the hair; the wonderful creative team of like-minded souls worked their magic. And we just knew that Jess Petrie’s romantic use of natural light would capture our concept perfectly. Her relaxed style put everyone at ease immediately and her particular eye for detail was just what was needed to make sure that every precious moment was captured perfectly.
The shoot took place in early summer, and the bouquets represented the best of the season. Bridal gladioli, allium and alchemilla mollis; commonly known as lady’s mantle and historically used in British cottage gardens, were incorporated in the design to add a textured twist to compliment the vintage 1970s dresses. The warmth of the daisies yellow centres were echoed by the lovely mustard colour of the solidaster and craspedia, which added a luxurious splash of vibrant 70s colour.
Simplicity was the key and so we used moss as a wonderfully natural tablecloth which created worked in juxtaposition with our amazing wedding cake designed by Claire Kemp, who draws inspiration from art, architecture, fashion and graphics. The cake design combines mustard yellow and grey colour palette with a whimsical collage of daisy silhouettes; the contemporary lines are softened by the addition of alternative fresh flower toppers designed by Campbell’s Flowers. I’ve always believed the only limit on floristry is imagination, and that your big day certainly doesn’t have to stop at the ordinary. The hand tied bouquet teeming with daisies made a simple but stunning statement against the original high necked vintage gown by Glory Days Vintage finished with an exquisite bee brooch by Karen Kench of Kettle of Fish. The beautiful structure of the bridal crown brought a refreshing modern way of incorporating flowers into the paprika red hairstyle and contrasted effortlessly with a signature softly cascading bouquet.
We called on the talents of emerging fashion designer Lauren Armstrong to create current designs for those looking for more edgy styling. She cleverly channelled some of the key looks of the 70’s like fringing, wide sleeves, capes and pinafore dresses. And incorporated bold colour and interesting texture to create a stand-alone capsule range which gives a flirty, feminine and eclectic feel whilst still being a fresh and current collection.
Event Location: Derbyshire, England / Photographer: Jess Petrie / Floral Design and Concept: Tracey Campbell, Campbell’s Flowers / Venue: Losehill House / Styling: Julia Harrison, Go Glorious / Dress Designer: Lauren Armstrong (thebouquetcatcher @ gmail.com) / Vintage Dresses: Hayley Neil, Glory Days Vintage / Accessories: Karen Kench, Kettle of Fish / Blue Stockings: Amy Worthington, Pure Enough / Hair and Make Up: Jenn Edwards / Wedding Cake: Claire Kemp Cake Studio / Models: Georgia Symonds, Izzy Lindley, Alex Davies, Kate Waters