Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration was last modified: May 7th, 2014 by Annabel

My lovely friend Naomi Kenton came to stay recently.  Naomi is a really talented photographer – I love her use of natural light and the beautiful, luminous images she creates.  She is also someone who I have the pleasure of having worked with myself (she took the photographs for our beauty tutorial series, my most recent White Gallery visit, and this feature on wedding day perfume).  She is also a photographer who many of those new in the field of photography look to for inspiration, which is why, recently, she took some time out to collaborate with a small group of female photographers (at various stages in their photography career, some very new and just starting out, some a little more experienced) to produce a set of inspiration photographs.

One of those photographers Naomi collaborated with was Kerry Diamond, who explains a little more about how these images came about…

"We are a small group of female only photographers that met
online through Facebook this year.  We decided to plan a fun weekend
away together, with a bridal styled shoot included to help inspire us
all and have fun taking photos together.   We also hoped that the images
we produced would be worthy of sharing on Love My Dress to inspire
readers, with their focus on pretty florals and a romantic couple styled
rustic, country wedding aesthetic."

Image Credit – Kerry Diamond Photography


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"Last month we all headed up North to the gorgeous little town of
Glossop, Derbyshire, where we stayed in a camping barn on a farm over
the weekend.  In bunk beds.  It was brilliant!

It was like we had known each other for years.  Plus after a few
glasses of wine and a trip to the local pub for food (across a couple of
fields in the dark without a torch!) we didn’t stop chatting and
laughing all weekend!"

Image Credit Naomi Kenton Photography


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"Our styled shoot was amazing and we managed to get the most
glorious sunshine in between weeks of snow.  Although it might look like
a lovely summer’s afternoon, it was actually freezing and there was
still snow everywhere!  Photographer Natalie Leech agreed to let us use
her parent’s farm for the shoot, which is in the most beautiful location
right in the mountains of the Peak District."

Image Credit – Penny Young Photography


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Image Credit Naomi Kenton Photography


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Image Credit Natalie Leech Photography


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Naomi told me "I was so excited when Kerry Diamond messaged me and asked me to join her
group as I love making new photographer friends.  In our little group,
some of us are more experienced and some are complete beginners, so this
was just for fun, but I really hope that the photographs offer something in terms of inspiration for Love My Dress readers.

It was great to have a weekend away with some lovely
girls and plan a styled shoot together.

Our theme was rustic
whimsical and filled with flowers – we shot on a farm in the middle of
stunning mountain scenery.  We had haybales everywhere and so many
gorgeous flowers from Bex at
Blush Floral Design   A sweet local couple
Jade and Andy came along as our models and also some cute local children
were our bridesmaid and pageboy.

It was an amazing few days away
for me – as afterwards I went to stay with my lovely friend Annabel at
Love My Dress, at her gorgeous new house in Whitby for a couple of
days!  I totally fell in love with Whitby and the surrounding
countryside and moors – thank you for having me come and stay with your
gorgeous family and for being such a lovely friend!"

Awwww, pass the tissues! 

Image Credit Naomi Kenton Photography


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Little Miss Photography


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Image Credit Natalie Leech Photography


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Image Credit – Kerry Diamond Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit – Kerry Diamond Photography


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Image Credit – Abi Ellson

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Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit – Kerry Diamond Photography


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Libby Clarke Photography


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Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit Lola Rose Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit Lola Rose Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit Lola Rose Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit Lola Rose Photography


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Image Credit Naomi Kenton Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit – Abi Ellson Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit Naomi Kenton Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit Naomi Kenton Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit Naomi Kenton Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit Naomi Kenton Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit Naomi Kenton Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit Naomi Kenton Photography


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Image Credit Natalie Leech Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit Natalie Leech Photography


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Image Credit – Penny Young Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit – Penny Young Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit – Penny Young Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit – Penny Young Photography


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Image Credit – Penny Young Photography


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Susie Lambert Photography (no website)


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Susie Lambert Photography (no website)


Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration ()

Susie Lambert Photography (no website)


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Image Credit – Penny Young Photography


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Susie Lambert Photography (no website)


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Image Credit Martlet Photography


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Image Credit Lola Rose Photography


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Image Credit – Kerry Diamond Photography


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I love that the florals in this shoot were provided by Bex at Blush Floral Design, who also collaborated with me on my book, Style Me Vintage: Weddings (see the 1960's chapter!).

I'd like to say a huge thank you to Naomi Kenton for sending in these lovely images, which I hope you can draw some pretty rustic style wedding inspiration from. Thank you also to Kerry Diamond and all the other photographers who participated in this project and have so kindly shared the outcome of their collaboration with our readers.

By the way, when Naomi came to stay with me after this shoot – she brought the flowers with her – my house looked so pretty for days after that!!! Thank you so much Blush Floral Design!

Much love,

Annabel

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Credits
Flowers – Blush Floral Design  
Jewellery & hair accessories – Bellarox
Paper pom poms – Tissue Blossoms
Make-up & hair – Book My Makeup & Hair
Cake – Butterfly Cakes – in Hadfield, Glossop

Photographers
Kerry Diamond 

Naomi Kenton
Abi Ellson
Lola Rose Photography

Natalie Leech
Penny Young
Libby Clark
Martlet Photography 
Susie Lambert  (no website)
Little Miss Photography (Sophie Moore / no website)

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16 thoughts on Rustic and Whimsical ~ Pretty Countryside Wedding Day Inspiration

  1. What an amazing shoot ! You rocked it girls. So pleased that the group is going so well, I’m really impressed by what you’ve done, it shows such passion and commitment – well done.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring our shoot Annabel! We appreciate it so much.
    A big thank you to everyone involved for all the organising, planning, photography and props.
    Thank you so much to the wonderful Bex at Blush Floral Design for the amazing flowers, they were so beautiful!
    Naomi x

  3. Thank you so much to all the lovely ladies for making me a part of this beautiful shoot. It was such a great idea and a total pleasure to provide the flowers for it.
    Thanks Annabel for the feature :)
    Xxx

  4. Thanks so so much Annabel for featuring our shoot we are very excited about this!
    Thank you also to everyone who helped with all the planning & prep.
    It was such an amazing weekend & I cannot wait for the next one! :) xx

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