This week a couple of blog-posts really stopped me in my tracks.
Both of them, it turned out, were focused on beautiful wedding venues, rooted in their local landscapes. One a French organic farm and the other a breathtaking coastal village in Devon. What made both these posts stand out to me was the celebration of the unique space in the world that each one occupies. For me, sense of place is an important consideration when planning a wedding. Along with paying attention to the season, it gives the celebration (and marriage) roots. Whether it's close to home, or somewhere special to you as a couple, the place you choose to marry forms the backdrop to an important part of your story; it makes sense it should be meaningful.
The 'Siren's Song' shoot put together by creative team Coco & Kat really embraces everything the Devon coast in Spring has to offer. Soft masses of apple blossom contrast with the energy of the sea. Textures throughout the shoot are carefully chosen to reflect the environment: Pebble-like beading, a sea-spray bouquet and mother of pearl satin. The whole thing is simply stunning and I urge you to take a look at the full feature on Love my Dress.
Rock My Wedding shared some idyllic images featuring this charming rustic venue in the South of France. As well as offering exclusive use for weddings, Ferme de Labarthe is also a working organic farm. What really speaks to me is the simplicity, the celebration of the place's history and that fabulous warm evening light. Even if you're not planning a rustic french wedding, it's worth taking a look just to bring back a spot of Summer!