February 3rd 2017
Hello again and oh my goodness, who knew that the first month of the year would go so quickly? I am already looking forward to spring with Wedding Yurts but I couldn’t let deep winter go without a little styling inspiration. So, working with some of my favourite suppliers, we headed outside to create a January celebration in our yurt…
I do love January, the intention setting, the optimism and all the positivity for the year ahead is so energising. I’m not a fan of the damp wet days but the frosty, foggy mornings we’ve had of late have been so beautiful and winter sunrises and sunsets are just divine.
To make the most of the pale winter light, it’s been all change in the yurt at the bottom of my garden. We’ve swapped the dark, cosy blue canvas for the lighter, brighter cream version. In January, we all need as much light as possible!
As you might have seen from previous blog posts, my styling is very much rooted in the seasons and I always try to incorporate the natural world when I’m decorating spaces. This is definitely true of my wedding styling and even in January, there’s a lot of choice and so much to work with.
Inspiration really is everywhere at this time of year. The subtle colours and tones, the naked trees that are showing off their wonderful shapes, the delicate seed heads and, if you look closely, the very first signs of budding blossom. I love the simplicity and the stripped back beauty of it all!
To prepare for this winter inspiration shoot, I had lots of fun exploring my local woodland. I collected seed heads, luminous green catkins and a few twigs that had their precious buds intact.
The fantastic Christiane from Honeysuckle Flower Co joined me and set to work. She decorated the inside of the yurt with her fabulous flowery creations. Christiane has the most exquisite taste and the way she works with the seasons is heavenly.
I always love creating new looks inside the yurt and for this shoot, I added in plates from one of my favourite ever shops, Flint in Lewes, Sussex. The crockery sat alongside my own vintage cutlery and the delicate silk was a lucky find from a flea market mission of mine last summer! The beautiful place tags from The Linen Garden and seeds and budding blossom were the perfect finishing touch.
For our evening soiree with cocktails, I made a gluten-free raw chocolate and blood orange cake and this worked so well with an Espresso Martini (or two, who’s counting?!)
Cakes and cocktails are essential at any time of the year and both are very high up on our wedding planning list.
Captured by the brilliant Katrina Bartlam, her images totally reflect the atmosphere and her eye for detail is faultless. If you’re working with Wedding Yurts for your own wedding then I heartily recommend both Katrina and Christiane as part of your wedding dream team!
With spring just around the corner, it’ll soon be time for our Wedding Yurts Spring Open Weekend. If you’d like to know more as soon as details are released, do drop me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org – and make sure you’re following us on Instagram and Facebook for the latest updates.
Don’t forget that we’re now also taking bookings for 2018 so just get in touch – we’d love to hear from you!
Styling & Props: Lizzie Jones
Photography: Katrina Bartlam
Flowers: Honeysuckle Flower Co