So lovely to see my wabi-sabi inspired Pembroke Lodge wedding featured in the wonderful Bridal Musings wedding blog!
I first read about the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi in an Elle Decoration editorial piece several years ago, and was immediately drawn to it. Finding beauty in imperfection, and celebrating all that is not perfect instead of turning away from it, was a revelation and changed my way of seeing the world. I feel deeply connected to nature, and find it a source of great beauty and joy.
I thought it would be interesting to apply some wabi-sabi to my wedding photography, so I got a great team of like-minded creatives on board, and set to work on my vision!
With the help of luxury wedding planner Andri Benson (from Always Andri) and London floral designers Okishima & Simmonds, we brought these ideas to life at the wonderful Pembroke Lodge, in Richmond: one of the few London wedding venues surrounded by natural beauty, and a place that encapsulated the whole idea
Appreciating the emerging and the dying as well as the perfect now, and the idea of finding beauty in that ‘imperfection’. I love how it brings us closer to nature and ultimately, to ourselves.