Christmas trends 2017

Last week I showed you some outdoorsy Christmas shots I styled during the summer. Here are the latest Christmas trends by Wyevale Garden Centres. But before we get to the pretty shots, it’s worth mentioning that way back in May and June a team of us worked really hard to put together a Christmas lookbook for Wyevale Garden Centres. It started off with me searching for a suitable location, one that’s able to showcase 5 different Christmas looks, plus outdoor shots and Christmas lighting, no easy task. Finally a location was secured and the shooting took place over 4 days in June. I did the planning and drawing of the shots and also the styling on set,  I was assisted by the lovely Antonia McKenzie. The super talented photographer Nato Welton, which I’ve had the privilege to have worked with before on numerous occasions, shot these lovely images. In my opinion, Nato is the wizard of lighting!  

Here are a few of the trends we covered for Wyevale Garden Centres.

 

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

 

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Christmas Decorations by Wyevale Garden Centres

Wyevale garden Centre food gifting

Stylist: Theoda Solms Iles

Stylist Assistant: Antonia McKenzie 

Photography: Nato Welton

Work done for Wyevale Garden Centres, commissioned by Four Rain Communications and Live and Breath Creative

 

Outdoorsy Christmas

 

Way back in June a team of us worked really hard to put together a Christmas lookbook for Wyevale Garden Centres.  We covered 5 interior trends, outdoor shots and also Christmas outdoor lighting. The very talented photographer Nato Welton captured these while I did the styling, assisted by Antonia McKenzie. This was Nato and my selves 4th project together for Wyevale Garden Centres.

The set below, showcase a few of the outdoor shots we did.

 

Wreath, Orange Chocolate Wreath, Wyevale Garden Centre

 

Below: A warm welcome for Christmas.

Christmas Front Door dressed Wyevale Garden Centres

 

Below: Winter gardening with a Festive feel.

Outdoor Christmas Wyevale Garden Centres

 

Below: Get ready to wrap.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Wyevale Garden Centres

 

Below: Gifts for gardeners.

Outdoor Christmas Gifting Wyevale Garden Centres

 

Stylist: Theoda Solms Iles

Stylist Assistant: Antonia McKenzie 

Photography: Nato Welton

Work done for Wyevale Garden Centres, commissioned by Four Rain Communications and Live and Breath Creative

Colourful Christmas

Fancy something different on your Christmas tree this year? Here’s a few alternative themes, still in keeping with the Christmas spirit just adding hits of colour and fun with exquisitely detailed tree decorations. I love the “Swan Lake” inspired tree below, styled up with satin ballet slippers and a frothy pink tutu.

These are shots I styled for Wyevale Garden Centres using their fabulous selection of baubles, decorations and Christmas trees.

 

Wyevale Garden Centres, Christmas tree in Swan lake theme baubles and decorations

Above & Below: Christmas look in “Swan Lake” theme from Wyevale Garden Centres.

Wyevale Garden Centres, Christmas tree in Swan lake theme baubles and decorations

 

Below: Christmas look in “Cosmic” theme from Wyevale Garden Centres.

Wyevale Garden Centres, Christmas baubles and decorations in Cosmic theme

 

Christmas look in “12 Days Of Christmas” theme from Wyevale Garden Centres.

Wyevale Garden Centres, Christmas baubles and decorations in 12 days Of Christmas theme

 

Stylist: Theoda Solms Iles

Photographer: Nato Welton

Art Director: Mark Forsyth

Stylist Assistant: Charlotte Page

for Wyevale Garden Centres

A Stylish White & Green Christmas

The countdown to Christmas has begun, so it’s time to set up your own show-stopping Christmas tree. Here are a few Christmas trees dressed with a selection of white, glass, silver and green decorations and baubles. I had great fun styling and setting up these shots for the Wyevale Garden Centre shoot, way back in May. We shot five different Christmas themes and below are some of my favourite shots from the day.

Wyevale garden centres real Christmas tree

 

Wyevale garden centres Christmas mini houses tea light holders

 

Wyevale garden centres Christmas tree, Frosted Mistletoe theme

 

Wyevale garden centres Christmas tree, Frosted Mistletoe theme, baubles on branch

 

Stylist: Theoda Solms Iles

Photographer: Nato Welton

Art Director: Mark Forsyth

Stylist Assistant: Charlotte Page

for Wyevale Garden Centres

Bring Your Garden To Life

On a rather dull, wet morning in early February, in a photo location studio under railway arches in East London, a team of talented ‘creatives’ got together to create How To Bring Your Garden To Life for Wyevale Garden Centres. I was commissioned to style the looks for the Summer Outdoor shoot for Wyevale. It was also such a privileged to work with the super talented Photographer, Nato Welton, and under the brilliant direction of Creative Director, Mark Forsyth. We had quite a lot to do in just one day but had a brilliant supporting team that wasn’t shy of getting wet, or getting their hands dirty by putting down gravel and replanting plants.

I am thrilled with the outcome of these shots! One would never have guessed that it was done on a rainy day in February under bare brick railway arches. The beauty of hard work, a brilliant team and when a plan comes together.

Outdoor Living Alfresco Style

Outdoor Lounge - Wyevale Garden Centres Summer Shoot

Above: Harlestone lounging set, £1,099.  Mexican Azteca chimenea, lrg £69.99.  Mona green cushion, £12.99.  Black bamboo 12ltr, £59.99.  French bulldog, £59.99  Glass bottle garden terrarium, £24.99.   Cheese Dome and serving set, 3-piece,  £44.99.  All Wyevale Garden Centres

Grow Your Own

Botanical Pottering Shed - Wyevale Garden Centres Summer Shoot

Above: 4-Tier compact growhouse, £29.99.  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew bug study mug, £4.99.   Garden guide books, from £2.99.   Flowering bulbs, from £3.99.   Jute balls, from £1.99.   Vertical planter, £6.99.   Spear & Jackson County stainless steel hand tools, from £7.99.   RHS glazed pots, from £9.99.   Burgon & Ball traditional trug, from £19.99.   Peat free fibre pots, from £2.49.   Spear & Jackson County stainless steel digging spade / fork, £25.99 each. All, Wyevale Garden Centers

Botanical Pottering Shed

Botanical Pottering Shed - Wyevale Garden Centres Summer Shoot

End Of Day Retreat

Rocking Chair  - Wyevale Garden Centres Summer Shoot

Above:  Hanoi rocker, £179.00.   Helleborus, £12.99.   Bumblebee cushion, £14.99.   RHS glazed pots, from £9.99.   Muscari, from £2.29.   Floral candle holder, £6.99.   Garden guide books, from £2.99.   Heather, 5ltr, £16.99. All, Wyevale Garden Centers

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea - Wyevale Garden Centres Summer Shoot

Above:  Pink country cottage nest box, £19.99.   Photinia 1⁄2 standards, from £39.99.   Welbeck bistro set, various colours, £149.00.   Burgon & Ball traditional trug, from £19.99.   Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew tea towel, £8.99.   Portmeirion range, from £19.99.   Foxglove cushion, £14.99.   Nandina domestica, from £24.99.   Heather, 5ltr, £16.99.   RHS glazed pots, from £9.99.  Primrose, £3.99.   Cotswold buff chippings 15-20mm, £5.99.   Chiffon scarves, £5.99. All, Wyevale Garden Centres

A Secret Hideaway

Picnic in a Colourful Garden - Wyevale Garden Centres Summer Shoot

Above:  AFK Cottage arbour in heritage sage and cream, £399.00.  Photinia 1⁄2 standards, from £39.99.   Fashion scarves, £9.99.   Alma green cushion, £12.99.   Astelia silver sphere or silver shadow, £16.99.   Wicker picnic basket, £129.99.   Primrose, 10.5cm, £1.29.   Slate, £5.99 per 25kg bag. All Wyevale Garden Centres

The Playful Garden

Playful Garden  - Wyevale Garden Centres Summer Shoot

Above:  Forest Cottage play house, £429.99.   Windmills, from £2.99.   Primrose bowl, £6.99.   Primrose, 10.5cm, £1.29.   Terracotta pots, from 99p.   Kid’s welly boots, £9.99.   Watering can set, £14.99.    Rustic trough primrose, £16.99.   Leucothoe scarletta, from £9.99.  Kid’s gardening broom and spade, from £5.99.   Sand and water table, £49.99.   Toy BBQ set, £24.99.   Deluxe picnic table with sandpit and water tray, £129.99.   Scuttle bug beetle, £29.99.   Tortoise, from £7.99.   Kid’s gardening tools, 3 pack, £4.99.   Briers kid’s carry bag set, £14.99. All Wyevale Garden Centres

Styling & Feature, Theoda Solms Iles

Photos, Nato Welton

Art Direction, Mark Forsyth

Images Supplied by Wyevale Garden Centres