You know how much flowers make our little wedding-obsessed hearts go round, so for The Flowers Issue, what better to show off than a dreamy flower-filled editorial inspired by all things vintage romance?

The vision (and work, because Marie also styled this one!) of Lil Elements, this was inspired by making the most of the beautiful garden setting, with its inbuilt arbour and honouring times gone by. “This shoot’s style is a vintage romantic feel, a bit like a secret garden atmosphere” explains Marie. “Using gold adjacent items and dainty florals with lots of greenery. Sometimes we get so caught up in today’s society and modernism that we don’t get to appreciate the beauty of the vintage decor. Old items and vintage arbour could be timeless and elegant when done right with the correct colour theme and florals.”

Captured by Clarzzique Photography the scene was set first, with flat lays of pretty in pink details. Velvet ring boxes from Artiste Saku, a pink and white stationery suite with watercolour blooms designed by calligrapher Teresa Ling Calligraphy, vintage pieces and of course fresh blooms. Our “bride” model Taylar Sant dressing in multiple gowns (aptly, with beautiful skirts their feature) from The Barefaced Bride, and styled with hair and makeup by Linda Q Artistry.

The ceremony, held under a floral adorned copper arch (from Vintage Patina Collection) started the garden romance vibes, The flowers, by Miluna Studio (who was assisted by  Miss Floral Studio) in hues of peach, white and pinks, arranged in wild and lush arrangements, as though they’d been freshly picked from the garden. Taylar’s bouquet is tied with romantic ribbons from The Poetry of Silk.

Celebrations began, and guests were welcomed by a handmade wooden sign created by Olive and Mils, a table under the flower adorned arch topped with more floral details, pink taper candles, and a scattering of fresh berries, and delicious desserts by Lozbakes complements a floral adorned wedding cake.

As the warmth settles in, there is something to be said for embracing the garden beauty as this team did; it is, of course, what the seasons bring us, where the magic lies after all.