Hello! 2018 has been a fantastic year so far for my little creative business and there have been many new opportunities i'm excited to start sharing with you through this blog. It's been on my to-do list for a while to launch a weekly blog.. so here it is! Enjoy.

Today I am sharing images from the first major styled shoot i was invited to collaborate on, back in April, by the talented Alicia at Red Maple Photography. I first met Alicia last year at a wedding fayre we were both exhibiting at and instantly warmed to her bubbly, friendly and #girlboss personality. So much so she is our wedding photographer to-be next year (eekk!), so i just knew when the email popped up that the pictures were going to be superb. The shoot was at Drakestone House near Stinchcombe in Gloucestershire, which has breathtaking countryside views for over 30 miles. If you want to see more of the venue they are hosting an inspiration day on Sunday 29th July from 11am to 3pm. Myself, Alicia and a few other fantastic suppliers will also be there!

The theme was classic English elegance with a wild, country twist and a colour scheme of soft pale pastels, with pops of deeper pinks. Jules at Wild & Co Flowers created the most inspiring moodboard and planned to use seasonal spring flowers including roses, peonies, sweet peas, jasmine, foxgloves, lilacs and clematis. WOW! I created a modern menu printed on a thick silk card stock with velvet lamination and used a mixture of watercolour floral motifs in shades of pinks and purples to create a symmetrical pattern around the border of the menu text. I kept it simple with the place cards and went for an elegant slim design with a modern calligraphy style font for the guest names and tied around a piece of 100% silk habotai ribbon which is hand-dyed using plant dyes - i am a bit obsessed with this ribbon at the moment (so LUXE!).

I would love to know what you think about this shoot and our new blog - leave me a comment on here or our social media pages! Tamsin x

The Team || Venue Drakestone House | Photography Red Maple Photography | Stationery Bespoke Signs & Stationery by Tamsin Yates | Flowers Wild & Co | Wedding Planner @rebecca_weddingplanner | Cakes Victoria's Cakes | Hair Desire Hair | Make Up Powder & Paint | Car Kens Kars | Dresses Future Brides