This little gem of a shoot is inspired by Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit. I really wanted to do something a little bit different, that hadn’t been done before. I’m a big nature lover and try to incorporate it as much as possible in my work.
I wanted to take the concept of Peter Rabbit and the Mr McGregor’s garden and demonstrate that the vegetable garden was a hidden gem, and could beautifully style and accessorise any wedding holding its own against the more traditional flowers. From the bouquet, button hole, table style and the cake, the humble vegetable and a couple of fruits became the stars of the day. Utilising; Artichokes, Onions, Chives, Cabbages, Mint, Apples, Cosmos, and Runner beans whilst keeping a soft colour palette of greens and lilacs. All whilst still being stylish and elegant.
Set at River Cottage in Axminster, amid the beautiful kitchen gardens awash with a bounty of succulent vegetables and blooming flowers, the garden took centre stage and was the perfect setting for the shoot.
The inspiration of Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit, is demonstrated by the setting (he was rather fond of the vegetable garden), with the Bride’s classic bun with the diamante and fluffy hair piece twisted around like a bunny tail, her cute blue shoes and the Groom’s casual summer attire with a Light Blue Jacket. I wanted the influences to be subtle and I think this is achieved whilst the overall theme comes through.
If you love the inspiration behind the shoot or are having a wedding at River Cottage then get in touch and lets chat.
Suppliers: Venue: River Cottage // Concept & Styling: Jennifer Jane Photography // Dress: Kate Walker Bridal // Menswear (trousers): Monsieur Mojo // Cake: Claire Makes Cakes // Stationery: de Winton Paper co // Hair: Laura Bukin Hair // MUA: Make-up by Becky Flynn // Linens: Lighthouse Interiors // Table & Chairs: Virginias Vintage Hire // Glasswear: Marks and Spencer // Crockery: Wedgwood // Cutlery: Zara Home