Category archives: Editorial

An Essex Wedding MagazineFront Cover with My Paper Flowers

Thrilled to see my photography gracing the cover of the latest issue of ‘An Essex Wedding’ magazine, and with my crepe paper flowers too, so I’m doubly thrilled!  So grateful to the wonderfully talented creatives that worked with me on the day of the shoot.  You can find their details below.  If you are getting married and looking for ideas and inspiration An Essex Wedding magazine is a very good place to start.  View the latest issue here An Essex Wedding Magazine.

If you are anything like me you love a home filled with flowers.  There is something magical and heart-lifting when you walk into a room with flowers.  Filling your home with paper flowers is a lovely way to keep your home feeling cosy and warm, especially during the dreary months of winter.  The best part of all is they don’t die, and when you get bored of your arrangement simply take apart and re-arrange.

If during lockdown you got a taste for crafting and you’d like to try your hand at crepe paper flowers, my templates can be found on Etsy.  They contain templates for both hand and machine cutting and cover all stretches of crepe paper plus tissue paper.  There is also full video tutorial support on my YouTube channel ‘Frowning Sparrow UK‘.

 

Featured on:  An Essex Wedding Magazine  /  Photographer/Dress/Paper Flowers:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography  /  Shop Paper Flower Templates:  Frowning Sparrow UK  /  YouTube Tutorials:  Frowning Sparrow UK  /  Paper Florals Arranged by:  Rebecca Avery Flowers  /  Make up and Hair:  Victoria Taylor Bridal Make-up  /  Model:  Taramas

An Artist Life

Friday brings much excitement. With news that we are so close to moving my thoughts are with new projects which lie ahead. Finally an artist life is just a fingertip away and can’t wait to start designing concepts, be a maker of sets, and bring my inner world to a tangible reality. This is where my heart is and makes me feel alive. But I can’t do it alone and hope that some of you beautiful talented wedding creatives and makers will work with me on what I can only say will be a beautiful journey xx

Photography, Styling, & Gown:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography  /  Featured on:  Rock My Wedding  /  Venue:  Great Lodge  /  Florals:  Fallen Flower Design  /  Make up Artist:  Victoria Taylor  /  Hair Design:  Dawn Taylor  /  Headdress:  Agnes Walker  /  Veil:  Sash & Veil  /  Paper Goods:  By Moon & Tide  /  Paper Goods Illustration:  Amy Swann  /  Jewellery:  Sarah Brown Jewellery  /  Model:  Emily Bannister

Featured on Rock My WeddingA Floral Fairytale

Our beautiful Floral Fairytale is featured on Rock My Wedding today. Click here to see more.  It’s always such a privilege to have work featured when you know how much work goes into pulling a shoot like this together.

My love for Great Lodge in Essex started on my first visit.  There is magic in the air which I think comes from it’s history and the fact the owners have been very loyal to the roots of their home and kept every part of their renovations very rural and authentic.  It truly is a location that’s beautiful at every turn and has so much variety which is often lacking at many wedding venues.  My first visit was in Spring where the ancient orchard was in full bloom and knew then I had to design an editorial shoot inspired by the beauty it withheld at that time.

The creative team who brought my vision to life where just incredible.  They are true artists and very passionate about what they create.  Handpicked for the beauty of their work and honest way of working, which has depth, texture and intricacy.

The editorial is inspired by the delicacy of apple blossom and the fairy-tale of living in a rural English setting.

Photography, Styling, & Gown:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography  /  Featured on:  Rock My Wedding  /  Venue:  Great Lodge  /  Florals:  Fallen Flower Design  /  Make up Artist:  Victoria Taylor  /  Hair Design:  Dawn Taylor  /  Headdress:  Agnes Walker  /  Veil:  Sash & Veil  /  Paper Goods:  By Moon & Tide  /  Paper Goods Illustration:  Amy Swann  /  Jewellery:  Sarah Brown Jewellery  /  Model:  Emily Bannister  /  Film Lab:  Canadian Film Lab

Lady of the SeaMagnolia Rouge

Featured on:  Magnolia Rouge  /  Photographer/Creative Director:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography  /  Florals:  Rebecca Avery Flowers  /  Hair & Make-up:  Zoe Cornwell of Knot Your Average Bride  /  Paper Goods:  By Moon & Tide  /  Rings:  Lucy Sylvester  /  Earrings:  Asos  /  Veil:  Sash & Veil  /  Model:  Georgia Worrall  / Film Lab:  Canadian Film Lab  /  Bodice:  River Island  /  Net Skirt/Ribbons:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography  /  Location:  Mersea Island, Essex, England

Autumn Movement

I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts

The field of cornflower yellow is a scarf at the neck of the copper
sunburned woman, the mother of the year, the taker of seeds

The northwest wind comes and the yellow is torn full of holes,
new beautiful things come in the first spit of snow on the northwest wind,
and the old things go, not one lasts

‘Autumn Movement’ by Carl Sandburg

One of my favourite things about living in England is the change in seasons.  We are so lucky to have four very distinct changes to our countryside and Autumn has to be my favourite with all its golden leaves and the mauve tones in the cool air as winter approaches.

Everything about this shoot was inspired by the location, its movement, delicacy and colour palette.

Featured on:  Rock My Wedding  /  Photographer:  Kathryn Hopkins Photography  /  Florals:  Rebecca Avery Flowers  /  Make up Artist:  Victoria Taylor Bridal Make-up  /  Hair Stylist:  Charlene of Aimez-Vous  /  Model:  Laura of Tiny Twisst