In the heart of Kent at the stunning Hever Castle we recreated a small piece of Japan, with the spring blossom in full bloom and Japanese styling, you could be forgiven for thinking you were visiting Kyoto.
The Japanese Tea house tucked away on the lake edge at Hever Castle was where we created our Japanese inspired bridal shoot. With the spring light filtering through the walls and the surrounding trees heavy with blossom this was the perfect blend of orient and romance.
Our choice of styling was to use soft pastels that complimented the natural blossom and to keep the table settings simple.
We used an understated grey vase filled with perfect pink blossom on a bamboo runner with plates and bowls in soft pink and grey tones. Decorative chopsticks, oriental fans, blossom themed stationery and an incredible show stopping origami crane chandelier completed this romantic and beautiful Japanese theme.
By Blossom created the amazing stationery inspired by Japanese illustrations and spring-like birds and blossoms.
That paired with stylish textured papers and origami paper folding techniques they created these beautifully simple invitations with matching table stationery.
Our bride was dressed in Maggie Sottero and Stella York from Victoria’s Bridal Boutique.
Maggie Sottero’s “Kent” is lace appliquès embellished with pearls and beading, adding a dreamy shimmer to this tulle sheath. With an illusion neckline and button back detail the look was stunning.
The Stella York “6405” worked beautiful with this shoot with its lace and tulle ruffles skirt over organza, creating soft textures that play off of the lace bodice. The asymmetrical layers have a wave effect that adds to the drama whilst flattering and highlighting curves.
Make-up was expertly applied by Make-up artist Elizabeth Joseph Love.
Delicate cherry blossom pinks, a modern flick and flawless skin was perfectly balanced and blended to compliment the elegant Japanese styling.
Angela from RKW Hair was inspired by softness of the blossom, so wanted to ensure our brides hair was soft, free flowing and free to move with her.
This modern look combined with delicate flowers really compliment the colours used in the make up and surrounding styling.
Nature had gift Sarah at Wild Idea’s with gorgeous spring blossom in all shades of pink, so she teamed this with white orchids to add a more Japanese element.
To work with the shape and style of the beautiful wedding gown and hair she added simple blossom heads too.
Sweets and Wine
Our wine provided by Bottle Bazaar had labels designed by By Blossom and matched the stationery. The sparkling rosé was a perfect match to the pretty pinks on the table.
Our sweet treats were put together by Flutterbee Me, this was also tied into the blossom theme with little sugar paper flowers and Japanese pocky choccy.
Photography by Jeff Oliver Photography
We always try to capture the essence of the seasons in our photos, and loved the way we could tie together the blossom on the tree together with the gorgeous blossom table centrepiece, all the way through to the blossom stationery.
The Japanese Tea House was a stunning backdrop for our beautiful bride, complete with reflection too.
My Wedding Professional’s would like to thank our model Kanae and A Kentish Ceremony Magazine for the feature in the Summer 2017 issue.
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