With Valentine’s Day coming up this week I just had to share a preview of this gorgeously romantic elopement wedding inspiration at Syon Park. Planned by Weddings by Emily Charlotte and photographed by Claire Graham, it was based on the concept of ‘just the two of us’. Imagine a couple who are madly in love, running off together to get married. The focus was very much on the passion and intensity between the two of them. The brief called for a light and fresh look, with pops of pinks and reds against a neutral backdrop. I couldn’t wait to get started!
For this shoot, I created a number of bespoke stationery elements, starting with a beautiful calligraphy love letter in raspberry pink ink. (Don’t you just love an old fashioned love letter? I think it’s such a lovely thing for a bride or groom to receive on the morning of their wedding.) The words belonged to that most romantic of poets, Lord Byron: “She walks in beauty like the night / Of cloudless climes and starry skies; / And all that’s best of dark and bright / Meet in her aspect and her eyes”. The envelope was sealed with a dried confetti petal white wax seal, for the perfect finishing touch.
For the intimate vow exchange scene, I created a fabric ceremony backdrop sign with a custom hand written calligraphy quote: “together is a beautiful place to be”. The bride and groom read to each other from custom his and hers vow books that I made, with hand written calligraphy vows. The booklets were secured with hand dyed silk ribbon. They would make a lovely wedding keepsake for any couple, especially if you’re writing your own vows!
Finally, I also created handmade cotton rag paper calligraphy place settings that were nestled on the tables, alongside beautiful gold rimmed china, gold and white cutlery, and soft pink silk runners. The place cards were hand finished with gold leaf details and tassels for an extra touch of luxe.
Isn’t this just the most romantic idea? Just because you’re planning an elopement doesn’t mean you can’t indulge yourself in some really beautiful bespoke stationery pieces.
Get in touch and let’s create something just for you!
Planning & Styling: Weddings by Emily Charlotte
Photography: Claire Graham Photography
Stationery: White Olive Design Studio
Florist: Blue Sky Flowers
Venue: Syon Park
Dress: Eden Dress by Modeca
Cake: Rosalind Miller Cakes
Hair & Make Up: Jo-Elizabeth for Amanda White Pro Team
Hair Accessories & Earrings: Hermione Harbutt
Shoes: Emmy London
Linens: C Fleurs Design
Ring: Rosie Clayden
Ring Box: Voeu du Coeur
Models: James Gillick & Laura Kvietk
Furnishings: Academy Furniture
Dessert Table: Blossom & Crumb
Suit: Stephen Bishop Suiting
Lingerie/Nightwear: Rigby and Peller
Drinks Trolley: Idyllic Days