Robert James Jewellers

Local shoot: 70s style

Inspired by Bianca and Mick Jagger’s wedding, this local team of wedding suppliers brought some rock ’n’ roll to a yoga retreat nestled in West Peckham, Kent.  Noticing a shift in sustainable living more couples are looking to make more eco-conscious choices in the planning of their wedding, as well as looking to give back or explore ways to be sustainable. Despite the current guest-list limit, a low key approach can still be beautiful and fun.

The reception was set up in a beautiful tent pitched in the grounds of the Samsara Retreat & Yoga. The table was adorned with freshly cut flowers almost all grown and picked in Kent. Vibrant and colourful blooms were selected with the seventies vibe in mind. Natalie the wedding designer and stylist of The Elysian Styling Company opted for green plates accompanied with crystal glasses for a touch of vintage class. Embracing relaxed atmosphere large cushions and throws with bright print and woven textures added to the retro theme.

Models and real couple Laura and John have super-fun personalities, perfect for this shoot. For effortless white tailoring the bride wore an elegant bridal jumpsuit by Savannah Miller provided by Brides Do Good, an ethical bridal company that encourages brides to shop more sustainably. A percentage of sales is invested in charitable projects to end child marriage. Anna Pavlou founder of Mudu London was commissioned to create the bride's hat - this was a beautiful felt boater with a cute veil. Bridesmaid Freya wore a woven straw boater with a contrast black grosgrain ribbon. The groom looks dapper in a modern dandy look with a burgundy double breasted blazer together with a white buttoned shirt, check trousers and black converse trainers.

Images courtesy of Wild Meadow Photography | Videography courtesy of Luke Batchelor Productions

Wedding breakfast table with orange velvet chairs and sunflowers
Central runner of wedding breakfast table with sunflowers and yellow blooms
Wedding tent pitched at Samsara
Wedding breakfast tableware
70s wedding table plan
70s wedding stationery
mini wedding cake
couple holding up their wedding stationery
Groom dressed in vintage-style wedding suit with sunflower buttonhole
Bride dressed in wedding jumpsuit with sunflower bouquet in front of VW Camper
Bride showing off her wedding ring
VW Camper with couple inside. Bride is waving her bouquet out of the window
Bridesmaid wearing ditzy print dress and straw boater
Bride and groom pose in VW Camper.
Sunflower bridal bouquet with yellow and orange blooms
Bridesmaid caught in a breeze with straw boater, bouquet and couple in the background
Celebrant-led handfasting ceremony
Bride and groom embrace amongst the flowers


Bridal jumpsuit

Brides Do Good


Buttercup Bus


Justine Celebrant UK

Creative direction, make-up and hair

Mels Brides

Flowers and cake

Groom's blazer


Mudu London


Dainty London


Laura Wiesmann, John Renait and Freya Coombs


Wild Meadow Photography


White Orchid Print & Design

Styling and props

The Elysian Styling Company


Samsara Retreat & Yoga


Luke Batchelor Productions
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