Cornwall based husband and wife team TAYLOR & PORTER (whose very own wedding features in the current issue of the MAGAZINE!) have knocked it out of the park with this enchanting autumnal wedding inspiration based on the fable 'The Maid of Buttermere'. With stunning florals by WILD BUNCH and a gorgeous gown by CHERRY WILLIAMS, we're bowled over by the delicate and organic romance of these images and the soft tones of the surrounding landscape.
Stylists TEBBEY & CO. tell us, "'The Maid of Buttermere' was a Lakeland Innkeeper's daughter in the 18th century. She was famed for her dark haired, porcelain beauty - Wordsworth and Coleridge wrote about her and she was even mentioned in a tourist guide to the Lake District. She was a simple Shepherdess who became a tourist attraction because she was so lovely. Our shoot developed this as a bridal inspiration piece; keeping a feeling of organic wild romance; a woman entwined with her land. She needed little adornment and is at one with her rural landscape which has remained unspoilt and largely unchanged in over 200 years. We saw her character as being humble and modest; possessing inner grace. She takes to the outdoors to find sanctuary, preferring quiet contemplation to noisy adulation. We captured this story on the very last day of September. Autumn is my favourite season and we were blessed with the most beautiful golden light. In preparation for the shoot we read 'To Autumn" by English Romantic Poet, John Keats which perfectly captures the feeling of this special season."