Consultancy & Styling
Creativity is a passion, and we love working with other artists to tell a story, creating editorials for venues and brands. Whether you are looking to commission an installation for launch events, or searching for a little more artistic direction to pull together an editorial shoot, do get in touch. Through a network of fellow creatives, we have organised and directed shoots, published in international blogs and magazines.
Similarly, Caroline has extensive knowledge of all the aspects of running a floral design business, from social media, to event timings. For individual and emerging florists, we can organise a session with you based on what you would like to learn.
Charlton House, Shepton Mallet | Liz Baker
Featured on Rock My Wedding
This one is for the dreamers and the hopeless romantics. I was commissioned by Charlton House, to collate together a team to shoot this brand editorial at Charlton House Spa’s grand Orangery. It mixes the opulent glamour of 18th century French royalty with the fairytale romance of Cinderella as she waits to enter the ballroom – and provides a wonderfully aspirational feel. A colour palette of dusty and blush pinks, creams and verdant foliage with gold accents worked beautifully against the natural textures of marble and brickwork found at the venue. Featuring a huge trailing urn arrangement, gold leaf silk ribbons, a stunning half-up/half-down hairstyle, a breathtaking asymmetric ruffled gown – to name just a few of the gorgeous details.
All the rooms are luxuriously furnished with crystal chandeliers, impressive fireplaces and bold curtains, spilling with dreamy
natural sunlight. With the doors to The Orangery thrown open, our Bride leads out onto a grand red-brick courtyard.
The decadence of the room demanded an equally opulent display. The tumbling pedestal was reminiscent of Rapunzel’s tower, as if growing up from the ground, the ivy provided a wilderness and raw beauty.
Photographer – Liz Baker | Venue – Charlton House Hotel and Spa | Cake – Peony Rose Cakes | Stationary – Sam Geen Designs | Dress – Devlin Bridal Couture | Ribbons and Table Runner – Lancaster and Cornish | Hair – Abigail Constanza | Gold chargers – Elsie Florence
Persephone & Hades
Forde Abbey and Gardens | Apple and Bramble | Katherine Newman
Featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
Looking through a Pre-Raphaelite lens on the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades; this collaboration, co-styled and conceived by Beth of Apple and Bramble Events, presents the story of love and abduction in vivid and rich textures and colours.
Already inspired by the work of Millais and Rossetti, and enthralled by the Greek mythology, the search for a venue began. Forde Abbey was the most fitting backdrop, complete with beautiful lakes, fountains, classical Greek follies and impeccable gardens. In the essence of opportunism, overlooking the water scene, is a statue of Leda being seduced by Zeus, under the guise of a swan.
Plunged into the Underworld, through a moongate of amaranthus tendrils, contorted willow, and deep burgundy dahlias, Persephone falls in love with Hades. According to the myth, Demeter, Persephone’s mother and goddess of the harvest, was devastated when Persephone moved to live in the underworld, she scorched the Earth into a period of infertility: Winter. When Persephone would return to Earth for six months, fertility would return creating Summer.
Katherine Newman Photography (pictured) & Dhw Photography | Apple & Bramble Events | Fleur Provocateur | Forde Abbey | Flick and Flourish | Skynique | The Silver Cake | Bridal Hair by Helen | Julia Thompson Jewellery | Border Cottage Silks
The Thawing of the Snow Queen
Sparkford Hall | Tory McTernan
A styled shoot collated for the lovely Tory McTernan, to launch her wedding photography business. Loosely based on the fairy tale of Hans Christian Andersen, this collaboration between luxe florist Fleur Provocateur, and Apple and Bramble Events; tells the story of the Snow Queen remaining beautiful and graceful, but with full of life and youth.
“This flake grew bigger and bigger, until at last it turned into a woman, who was dressed in the finest white gauze which looked as if it had been made from millions of star-shaped flakes. She was beautiful and she was graceful, but she was ice-shining, glittering ice.”
There is a particular moment in Winter when nature indicates that Spring is on its way. The long dark Winter nights become visibly shorter, buds start to form on magnolia bushes and early spring shoot start to push through the earth. This shoot encapsulated these first stirrings of Spring, emphasising the thawing of the Snow Queen’s icy demeanour to a warm and youthful Princess.
Sparkford Hall was the perfect venue of choice, with tall casement windows, pouring in with cool winter light. Marble fireplace and cool-grey walls epitomised the glacial feel, while warm candlelight melts the permafrost.
Tory McTernan Photography | Sparkford Hall | Apple & Bramble Events | Minster Bridal Boutique | Amazing Face Dorset | The Rose on the Cake | Flick and Flourish | Border Cottage Silks | Freya Rose London | Victoria Fergusson Accessories | D’Urberville Living
Get in touch
Please contact Caroline to arrange an informal chat, to discuss your aspirations, ideas and requirements.