SNAP! Photography Festival wedding shoot

Back in April I was asked if I could supply some flowers for a wedding photo shoot. The styled shoot (where suppliers provide their services for free in return for some neat pictures and a little publicity) clashed with an amazing floristry workshop I'd booked myself on, but I was determined to help on the shoot as the brief was so different.

SNAP! Photography Festival is a 4 day retreat for wedding and lifestyle photographers to get together, discuss skills and hone their technique - as well as having some fun and relaxation. The shoot was an activity for all the attendees to take part in if they wished and was styled by The Bijou Bride. The design brief was 'the sea'.

Despite living in Cambridge now (one of the furthest points from any coast in the UK) I grew up in Durham and spent many weekends exploring the amazing North East coastline with my family. My favourite beaches are windswept ones with moody seas. It was this drama that I wanted to channel into the flowers rather than any sun-drenched mediterranean swathe of gold. Grey skies, a sea fret, white horses and marram grass bending against the wind.

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I started with my colour palette: silvery greys, inky blues, light blues and whites. I needed plenty of texture too. My chosen flowers were the amazing 'Early Grey' rose in the palest of lilac-greys, ammi visnaga for the frothy sea, tanacetum for the thrifts that grow on clifftops, scabious seed pods, deep blue delphiniums and clematis, silvery eucalyptus foliage and asparagus fern in green, dusky pink, blue and grey.

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Bijou Bride had asked for two bouquets - both wild and bohemian in style, along with a couple of buttonholes and a table arrangement. Some of the photos were going to be taken inside an amazing victorian shell house at the venue. I made them all up, carefully packaged everything and drove up to Norfolk where I left them to be used the following day. There have been a few photos now on Instagram from some of the resident photographers but more will follow, including the set from the lead photographer on the day. In the meantime, the following beauties have been kindly provided by Shelly Anderson Photography. I think they are stunning.

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