Old Dairy
Farm wedding

Fresh tobacco brown, warm brass metallics, and strong slate grey form a masculine colour statement with a sense of tradition and heritage. Animal skin textured paper with touches of swirly marble makes this wedding stationery collection stylishly well-mannered. Just add a splash of musk cologne.

Styled photo shoot, Emsworth, Hampshire England,
Art direction by Matthew Oliver
Images by Hayley Savage

Vintage roll royce with men in tweed
Vintage roll royce with men in tweed

Old Dairy
Farm wedding

Fresh tobacco brown, warm brass metallics, and strong slate grey form a masculine colour statement with a sense of tradition and heritage. Animal skin textured paper with touches of swirly marble makes this wedding stationery collection stylishly well-mannered. Just add a splash of musk cologne.

Styled photo shoot, Emsworth, Hampshire England
Art direction by Matthew Oliver
Images by Hayley Savage

inspiration

Time to turn the brass pocket watch back and reflect on a styled wedding shoot with masculine tones inspired by the Edwardian era of the twentieth century.

As Matthew Oliver, an international wedding planner, thrives in over a decade of tailoring complex events. He explains what this 2013 collaboration taught him as he experimented with his unique approach. ‘I wanted to have the opportunity to direct my inspirational photo shoot, and to create a look that was as natural as possible and not too gay and fluffy – which can be my tendency’.

The focus was hints of nostalgia and the romance of the country landscape. Lily Anna Rose’s stationery harmonized the idea and created a refined suite of personalized and sustainable pieces including wedding invitations, response cards, and on-the-day items including place cards and menus that encased the napkin.

 

We wanted to say thank you for all your hard work on the stationery. I was thrilled with the way everything looked at the weekend especially the table plan.

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on the day

This iconic first decade was identified by a seriousness, known as the ‘turn of the century style’. Despite the mono photos, colour was popular, in divergence from the previous dark Victorian era. Tweed was symbolic of men’s sportswear of the upper class and leather-bound books, cases, satchels, and even upholstery typify the period, along with pristine facial hair, hats, bowties and three-piece suits. 

A quote from E.M. Forster’s, gay romantic novel Maurice which was published in 1971 but set in the Edwardian era at the beginning of the 20th Century.

‘I was yours once till death if you’d cared to keep me, but I’m someone else’s now’.

 

the team

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