“Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope.” 

Gustave Flaubert

To celebrate the beauty of the season of love and the return of unlimited weddings, I’ve collaborated with some amazing suppliers to deliver a styled wedding shoot that captures the ‘Glimmers of Hope‘ we’ve been handed, as the wedding and events industry sets to make a wonderful comeback. 

As a UK based wedding planner residing in Surrey, I know first hand how much of a roller coaster the past 15 months have been for couples and fellow industry suppliers which is why the idea of hope was a no brainer. For me, hope is being able to hold on to positivity in the midst of confusion and hardship. It’s choosing to look forward at possibilities and hold on to the birthing of a new thing. 

The shoot took place at The Old Rectory Estate, a stunning Georgian estate house set in Italian inspired gardens in Surrey and in coming up with the concept of this shoot, I wanted to showcase something that was attainable and achievable for real couples plus something that would encourage them to keep their hopes up for their special day because no matter what, it will be beautiful when it comes around. 

Hope means we can stay strong and things will get better. Hope is about understanding change can happen at anytime for bigger and brighter things.

I went for a fun and bright colour palette and with yellow being the colour of hope, I chose to use it as the focal colour, nicely supported with the complementary colours orange, pink, mint and grey. It was also an opportunity for the suppliers on the team to express their imaginative and creative side, demonstrate their ability and portray their skill!

When we make the decision to passionately pursue our greatest purpose, we become the hope in our lives and manifest our greatest dreams, because we refuse to consider any other possibility. Hope is seeing our future as good. And that changes everything.


Concept Planner and Stylist: Prime Violet Events  (Instagram @primevioletevents @styledbypv)

Venue: The Old Rectory Estate (Instagram @oldrectoryestate)

Florist: Lux b flowers (Instagram @lux_b_flowers)   

Couture bridal gown: Felisiti Greis (Instagram @felisitigreis)

Male suit: Models own

Bridal accessories designer: Saint Beth Official (Instagram @saintbethofficial2)

Hand carved eggshells: Hatchfullyyours (Instagram @hatchfullyyours)

Photography: Kelsie Scully Photography (Instagram @kelsiescullyphotography)    

Videography: G Truly Weddings  (Instagram @gtrulyweddings)

Cake: Love from Lila (Instagram @lovefromlilaxx)

Hair and makeup: Amaona Creative (Instagram @amaona.creative)

Female model: Morwenna Hocken (Instagram @morwenna_hocken)

Male model: Basil Dsouza (Instagram @_ basil_dsouza_)

Celebrant: Amanda’s Beautiful Ceremonies (Instagram @amandasceremonies)

Stationery: Penelope Margot Design (Instagram @penelopemargotdesign)

Certificate calligraphy: Calligraphy by Michala (Instagram @calligraphy_by_michala)

Tableware: AB Event Hire (Instagram @ab_hire_event)

 My name is Tutu and I’m the Lead Event Planner at Prime Violet Events and we are specialists in bringing Purpose and Vision to Event Planning, Event Coordination and Event Styling. Our goal is to deliver the wedding of your dreams which is why we support you to make the best wedding decisions by collaborating with you and your partner, managing your event with utmost attention to detail and throwing a creative spin on elements of your day. Whether you’re just engaged or in the thick of wedding planning, why not have a chat with us about how we can support you to deliver a wedding that is amazing on all fronts. We provide full and partial wedding planning including extensive wedding support and advice, full venue & vendor liaison plus on the day coordination. If you’re interested in having a chat to discuss how we can work together, please fill out an enquiry form or visit our Contact Us page. You can also view our portfolio and previous work here.

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