Your East Anglian Wedding - December 2022/Januar 2023 (Issue 58)

THROUGH A time walk A contemporary monochromatic styling with a nod to the nostalgia of love through the ges A collaboration by The Tiny Planner and Lucie Watson Photography Molly Middleton, the mastermind and creative extraordinaire behind The Tiny Planner talks us through this stunning collaboration. “‘This elopement-style shoot was based in the heart of Cambridge, surrounded by the history and culture that correlates with being one of the oldest cities in the country. The city thrives on independent business and sense of community as well as maintaining its quaint and quintessentially British demeanour. “When thinking about what we wanted from this shoot, Lucie Watson Photography and I wanted to create something fresh and modern but that had a nod to the nostalgia of love through the ages. Creating an entirely black and white photoscape lent us towards a monochromatic palette with focus on textures and shapes. “When coming across The Graduate online, I feel as though we found a true gem. The quirky hotel is nestled alongside the riverbank and is described as an ‘idyllic retreat inspired by centuries of rich traditions, storied histories and academic life. “I’ve always loved the intimacy that an elopement allows. The innocent love and childish nature that comes with an elopement is what initially attracted both myself and Lucie to creating a shoot in this style. Spending the morning in bed together, getting dressed together or finding a cute brunch spot for your wedding breakfast. There is something so pure about an elopement that we challenged ourselves to capture. “As a wedding planner and stylist, I’m dedicated to using local businesses and making the most of what the area has to offer. By sourcing only local suppliers we were able to fufill this idea as well as find some of Cambridge’s best kept secrets such Jack’s Gelatos and Scadamore’s Punting Company. “For our tablescape we really wanted to lean into the idea of a modern yet timeless design that highlighted the use of simple and affordable tableware. With modern stationery supplied by Liv Laermann, paired with pure white full blooms by So Blooming Beautiful, and black accessories from Miss Carylese and Co, we were able to create a staple design that I believe will be seen throughout the wedding community for the next few years to come. Although monochromatic palettes are seen typically in a more contemporary style we wanted to inject this within a vintage moodboard to show its flexibility for the present-day couple. “In an effortless and twee approach to wedding style and tradition we were able to capture this stunning couple, not only in photo but in soul. We styled our beautiful Rhea in a gorgeous square-necked mini with gathered skirt and puff sleeves, with a double tiered light clip veil from Lisa Lyons Bridal, paired with the glam and vintage style accessories from Victoria Louise Jewellery. Sam paired this get up with a slim-fit, 1950s-style checked suit and a slicked back quiff – think, Baby and Johnny finally get hitched! Hope you enjoy.”– Molly 53 LOCAL INSPIRATION