Blossom Orchard Shoot at the Apple Farm, Isle of Wight


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Inspiration & Location

The idea for this shoot was inspired by my love of oriental design and classic vintage blue and white china. I am always on the lookout for beautiful tableware and over the years my collection of blue patterned china has grown to now serve as a hire package.  I took the opportunity of this shoot to style some of my oriental china and other vintage pieces for this pretty scheme.  I also wanted the shoot to be celebratory of nature and Springtime.  Oriental design is synonymous with themes found within nature. It often features fine decorations of birds, butterflies and blossom, creating a sense of harmony and Zen.

Set within the beautiful blossoming orchard of The Apple Farm and shot against bright blue skies we all had a lovely day creating some amazing shots and connecting with nature.

The location really encompassed everything we needed.  Set within the stunning rural west Wight area of the Island, The Apple Farm welcomes stylish relaxed weddings and receptions. It’s an ideal location for beautiful laid-back outdoor events but also has indoor seating areas to weatherproof your occasion.  We had glorious sunshine and a lovely light breeze drifting through the trees on the day.  Lots of happy birdsong and the company of the sheep roaming the orchard, it was such a beautiful tranquil location.

Tablescape Styling

The table was set with a vintage Chinese blue and white dinner service accented with vintage pink glass and blossom patterned plates. An antique Chinese wedding basket was used to hold rustic cheesecloth napkins. Rich in tradition, these pretty baskets are perfect for weddings and can be customised to hold wedding gifts, food or tableware. The glassware was from Botanical Vintages’ collection with both elegant blue and hand-blown blush coloured goblets.Origami Cranes crafted from a pink blossom card finished the place settings.


These beautiful shots were captured by Lucy Boynton Photography and Chris Jones at GDNS Art & Design.  Having previously worked with both Lucy and Chris, I was really pleased to be doing so again.
Lucy has an incredible talent for capturing lovely, natural shots while as an artist and designer Chris has a gifted eye for capturing fantastic mood and depth within his photography and editing.

Picnic Blanket

A small picnic area was also set up with scatter cushions, a vintage peacock chair, vintage china and glassware with floral and bird designs. Our giant vintage doilie bunting looked so pretty draped between the trees. We got some amazing photos of Georgina, including some great confetti shots. We used 100% biodegradable confetti by Adam Apple Confetti.


Our model for the shoot was Georgina Carter at Island People Agency. Georgina represented a free spirited, nature loving bride embracing her own individual style and did so wonderfully! She was good fun! we really loved working with her.

Make Up

The very talented Rosie from Style Sisters created a make-up look for this shoot that was minimal, natural and chic.  It was all about letting natural beauty speak for itself. Subtly soft glowing make-up was the perfect option.


Our vintage vases and vessels were used for floral displays. A tall ceramic umbrella stand centred the table with smaller oriental botanical patterned vases on either side.
Clare at Bembridge Flower Shop created incredibly pretty arrangements with beautiful seasonal blooms. Working with lots of foliage and flowers of deep blues and soft-washed out pinks. Graduating in height, depth and texture, these gorgeous flowers really elevated the styling and colour scheme. A further striking arrangement was also expertly done in our rustic wooden brass bound jardinière. My personal favourite arrangement was the small Art Nouveau posy vase. Simple and with its own stand-alone beauty. Clare’s attention to every tiny detail is wonderful!

Vintage Dresses & Kimono

I chose three vintage pieces from Botanical Vintage to complement the colour scheme and oriental theme of the shoot. Georgina wore a very pretty 1970s boho bridal maxi dress with draped floral lace overlay and long bell sleeves. A lovely alternative to traditional white.
She also modelled a kimono dating from 1950s Japan. A stunning wisteria print against a blue ground. We took some great shots of Georgina standing in the middle of the orchard with her arms held out to display the gorgeous wisteria print upon the arms of the kimono. I really love these shots, as it feels like she is really connecting with nature.
I love the uniqueness of Kimonos and they look great on everyone. Kimono translates into English as “thing to wear” Well, I must agree! They are a great addition to a vintage wardrobe and look wonderful when draped decoratively somewhere in a boudoir or any room for that matter.
An elegant traditional Cheongsam dress, also dating from the 1950s was featured too. Made from a deep inky, indigo blue velvet with hand painted florals of blue and white.

Working Together

If you would like to include our props and tableware or perhaps a one-off vintage piece from the Etsy shop for a commercial or editorial shoot, please do get in touch using our contact form. We love the creative process of working collaboratively on shoots and would love to hear from you.  


Co-ordination & Styling
Botanical Vintage

The Apple Farm

Style Sisters UK

Natural Dried Flower Wrist corsage
Florence & Flowers

Lucy Boynton Photography

Bembridge Flower Shop 

Georgina Carter at Island People Agency 

Vintage dresses and kimono
Botanical Vintage

The dresses and the kimono featured in this shoot will be available in the Botanical Vintage Etsy shop from Mid-September 2019.

Photography & Editing
Chris Jones GDNS Art & Design

Adam Apple Confetti

Props and Tableware
Botanical Vintage

Coronavirus Appeal National Emergencies Trust

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Botanical Vintage’s event hire items are currently sitting in storage waiting to be wonderfully styled for a fabulous occasion! So, we decided that we would put it all to good use while raising some much-needed funds for a great charity.

During 2020, there will be no set hire fee for many of the items in our inventory. Instead, we are asking for donations to the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal via our gofundme page which can be found here:

Times are tough, weddings on the island have been postponed this year and budgets are stretched. So once lockdown measures are lifted so that some weddings and events can take place, we would love to help!

We have a skilled eye for spotting statement vintage pieces and have an amazing collection of 70s peacock chairs, velvet chairs and a huge stunning wicker peacock double love seat. We also have some great creative options for cake tables with a selection of glassware, rugs, candlesticks and other props that add beautiful detail.
Thank you to wedding stylists Proper Vintage who have also kindly offered to include a selection of fabulous props from their hire inventory to help raise funds for this charity. Please contact them for a booking

Keep on dreaming up amazing ideas for your wedding day! We would love to help you create your dream day while raising vital funds for a great charity. Keep an eye out for our posts on social media. We will be showcasing some of the amazing items available. Please get in touch for details. Some terms and conditions apply.

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