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Wedding shoot: enchanted woodland wedding

PUBLISHED: 15:12 15 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:44 16 February 2016

English country-garden flowers have been mixed with vintage medicine bottles and terracotta charms

English country-garden flowers have been mixed with vintage medicine bottles and terracotta charms

Daniel Pettit

Four entrepreneurial mums from in and around Hitchin pooled their skills to create this ethereal wedding shoot inspired by Hertfordshire’s woodlands

Direct and delight guests with rustic wood signs, paired here with a warm copper basket filled with bloomsDirect and delight guests with rustic wood signs, paired here with a warm copper basket filled with blooms

Smoky autumnal makeup and soft informal hairstyling suits the natural surroundings of a woodland weddingSmoky autumnal makeup and soft informal hairstyling suits the natural surroundings of a woodland wedding

The brides bouquet has been bound with spare ivory lace from the dress.The brides bouquet has been bound with spare ivory lace from the dress.

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Woodland ferns crown this bold bouquet, with soft hydrangea and vintage blooms contrastingWoodland ferns crown this bold bouquet, with soft hydrangea and vintage blooms contrasting

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Mismatched items with a personal significance such as old family vases,Mismatched items with a personal significance such as old family vases,

Suit and tie, HRH Holmes Menswear, Hitchin;  buttonhole, Pots in Bloom; Lets Dance sign, Fleur de LaceSuit and tie, HRH Holmes Menswear, Hitchin; buttonhole, Pots in Bloom; Lets Dance sign, Fleur de Lace

Fleur de Lace specialises in handpainted signage for weddings and events. The quote was an inspiration for the shoots designFleur de Lace specialises in handpainted signage for weddings and events. The quote was an inspiration for the shoots design

Woodland mobiles by Pots in Bloom; feathers are a key bridal trend for 2016. Mathilde dress by Rembo, Morgan Davies Bridal, HitchinWoodland mobiles by Pots in Bloom; feathers are a key bridal trend for 2016. Mathilde dress by Rembo, Morgan Davies Bridal, Hitchin

Nude silk beneath lace creates vintage elegance. Angelique dress by Rembo, Morgan Davies Bridal, HitchinNude silk beneath lace creates vintage elegance. Angelique dress by Rembo, Morgan Davies Bridal, Hitchin

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Venue: The Letchworth Centre, 
Enchanted Garden Events

Styling: Alice Verlaecke-Williams, Fleur De Lace

Floral design: Beth Atkinson, 
Pots in Bloom

Photography: Hayley Pettit

Hair: Sarah Ward

Makeup: Makeup by Katy

Groom outfitting: HRH Holmes

Bride outfitting: Morgan Davies

Bride: Alexa Taylor

Groom: Nick Atkinson

Beth Atkinson says, ‘We are a team of wedding-industry folk based in and around the gorgeous Herts market town of Hitchin. We are four ambitious mothers who aim to help one another to showcase our wares and to catch the attention of couples looking for fresh wedding inspiration.

‘The venues’ stunning woodland works in symbiosis with the styling and floristry by myself; using hints of feathers, leather, lace and sumptuous florals, all captured by the lens of Hayley Pettit. The four of us have created a strong working-mother team who have utilised the wonderful network of suppliers in our local area.

‘The shoot was heavily inspired by our natural surroundings – we wanted to capture the ethereal essence of the wild and natural beauty that can be found in and around our Hertfordshire woodlands.

‘We hope to capture the imagination of couples who are looking for a more quirky and bohemian-style wedding.’

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