a midsummer night's dream wedding blog post about a secret garden collaboration

We were absolutely thrilled to be invited by Emma Murray Jones and Xander Casey to collaborate on this stunning Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding photoshoot last summer.

In this blog post, Stressfree | The Venue Transformers shares some images from this truly beautiful photoshoot, featuring a bespoke filament lightbulb installation designed to hang low over the dining table.

We had the pleasure of working together with a dream-team of wedding suppliers, in a secret garden location, demonstrating what could be created in your own garden.

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No hanging points? No worries! 

In this situation, the location of the shoot was in the middle of a lawn.  You may be aware that we often construct free-standing gantry systems to hang our lighting installations from, but this set-up was to be extremely dense – and therefore extremely heavy!  Furthermore, as this was an exposed site, any gantry system would have to be very heavily weighted which would not only be difficult to hide in the photographs, but would also have interfered with the stunning floral archways.  So our hanging system had to be as discrete as possible.

We therefore constructed a bespoke matrix over a much larger area, using trees and buildings as anchor points.

The matrix really faded into the background and was barely visible, ensuring that as light faded the effects really came to life and created a truly magical Midsummer Night’s Dream ambience.

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The full team was as follows (click on the name to find out more):

Designed, planned and styled by Emma Murray Jones 

Photography by Xander Casey

Overhead filament drop lighting by us (Stressfreehire

Flowers by The Floral Editor

Cake by Hall Of Cakes

Stationery by Ananya Cards

Uplighting by Powerhouse Hire

Crockery by Classic Crockery

Balloons by Balloonista

Furniture & Linen by Rosetone Event Furniture

Videography by Matt Pereira

Let’s bring your party or wedding to life!

If you’re ready to be blown away by the look of your venue, then we’re brimming with ideas.

To discuss how to dress-up your party or wedding …

Call us on 020 7610 1060

Email info@stressfreehire.com

We’d LOVE to work with you.

For more ideas and inspiration visit our case studies page.

And if you would like to see more ideas for lighting a garden wedding or party, , you will love this post too!

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