Mediterranean wedding styling at the Eden Project
Mediterranean styled wedding
Held in the iconic Eden Project, this Spanish themed wedding shoot was a lot of fun to style! After a visit to the Mediterranean biome, the surroundings gave me lots of inspiration to get going. The bright bursts of colour from the exotic flowers and rich green of the plantation created a stunning backdrop and I knew big bold colours would be key to this look.
I dressed the chunky wooden tables with delicate lace cloths, still exposing some of the natural wood. I introduced the colour pallet of cobalt blue and fiery orange. The beautiful blue wine glasses provided by The Creative Crockery Company gave a pop of colour and worked well as a contrast to the bright orange fans provided by Gillan Cove Wedding Favours.
Bright blue napkins laid on the plates carried the colour theme through and created a base for the pretty little name place cards. These, along with the menu cards, were created by Fairytale Wedding Stationery. Each one had an intricate Spanish fan on the edge with an orange flower and were mounted on blue card with a touch of sparkle. They played on the Spanish wedding theme and really opened my eyes to how stationery can play a large part in styling.
The cake was a striking work of art and a true taste of Spain. Christine from Peboryon went to the genius of Antonio Gaudi for inspiration, tailoring together recognizable features of five of his most famous Barcelona projects.
Eden’s science team have to check each and every flower that comes into the biome before they are arranged as they run the risk of them pollinating with their own species. With this in mind I had to get creative when thinking of bouquets. The Paper Garden was an excellent choice, Pam provided me with two three stunning handmade bouquets made entirely from paper and tied in perfectly with the colour scheme.
Holly Luisa worked wonders with the ladies hair. I wanted slick back buns to create the typical Spanish look which she did to perfection. They were finished with hair flowers for the bridesmaid and a floral bun crown by Holly Young. Natasha Flower worked to the brief also and created dramatic eyes with ruby red lips to create the Spanish look.
The bride’s dress was gorgeous – the details and embellishment sparkled in the sunlight and the ruffled skirt gave it a real Spanish kick. The bridesmaid dresses picked up on the blue colour which runs throughout and looked great as a contrast to the bride’s dress, all of which were provided by Amanda K Bridal.
Each and every element collectively created the Spanish wedding look overall and I was really pleased with how it all came together, all captured on camera by the wonderful Toby Lowe.”
A bit about the venue…
The Mediterranean biome offers a truly unique wedding setting, marrying in the same distinctive atmosphere of the Mediterranean without leaving Cornwall. The biome offers two fully licensed ceremony venues, the Lookout which is perfect for small intimate ceremonies for up to thirty of your nearest and dearest. Of the Citrus Grove enables couples to say ‘I do’ with up to 180 guests. Our couples then benefit from having an ‘alfresco’ drinks reception and endless photo opportunities regardless of the British weather! Newlyweds can choose to have their reception in either the Gallery or to stay in the biome to continue their celebrations. Choosing from one of our extensive menus inspired by Greek and Italian cooking, to suit their taste and style, served on our beautiful Mediterranean Terrace. Before partying the night away under a sea of stars in our Citrus Grove to the entertainment of your choice. As a parting gift each of couple’s cherished guests are given a personalised return pass to visit Eden the following day.”
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A big thank you to our team of creatives:
Shoot Styling & Coordination: Jenny Wren & Hazel Parsons
Stationery- Fairtale Wedding Stationery
Paper bouquets- Paper Gardens
Venue- Eden Project
Photographer- Toby Lowe
Table Décor & Drinks Dispensers- Creative Crockery Co
Wedding Favours- Gillian Cove Wedding Favours
Post Box- The Cornish Postbox Company
Hair Stylist: Hair Design by Holly Luisa
Make Up Artist: Natasha Flower
Dresses: Amanda K Bridal
Written by Jenny Granlund of Jenny Wren Weddings & Events.