Words by Tiana of Wildwood Weddings & Events..
For this shoot I really wanted to create a sense of home, capturing a cosy atmosphere. This was achieved by using darker tones throughout, deep red rugs, oranges and greens in the florals, and amber water glasses with the warm candlelight to add the extra touch of cosiness.
A western influence with a boho feel was the aim. My first vision of this shoot was a beautiful bride with boots and a white hat sat on a vintage sofa. I wanted a laid-back, relaxed feel and the boho style ties perfectly into this. Creating something to appeal to a laid-back but adventurous couple was at the top of my list. Together with the amazing team of suppliers, we were able to let our creativity run free to create this beautiful shoot, and I am so happy to have found and worked with everyone involved.
Kelly (Lola Rose Photography) was the first person I approached to create this amazing team of suppliers. I had seen her work on Pinterest and absolutely loved her photos! I worked through Instagram to find she had just moved to the area and when I saw her website said ‘for free spirits & adventurous souls’ I just had to send her a message. I’m so glad I did as she understood my vision and captured it perfectly.
Marshwood Manor was the perfect place to bring this shoot to life. The rustic wooden wall in the Haybarn and a magical woodland bower all set in the Dorset countryside. Having a wide range of indoor or outdoor options for weddings I had to ask to use this space. As a new wedding planner, I really wanted to show what my vision is and what I am capable of, I love all things western, the boho style and forests are the perfect place. The Woodland Bower saw some amazing photos, that would make any adventurous bride swoon!
Jen and Adam the real model couple were a perfect fit, their natural chemistry and bubbly nature made the vision of capturing raw love an easy task. Natural make up with a little bit of emphasis on the eyes paid the perfect complement to the statement fedora while also showcasing the upcoming trend of brides wearing something different.
All the small details make a big impact to the design of a wedding and I wanted to think carefully about the colour and textures we had. The stationery by Ivy Inks was a gorgeous deep orange, this paired great with the acacia wood charger plates. Amber glass candlesticks then paired well with the soft macramé table runner. The wedding cake was made to a semi naked finish, then finished with roses and some wheat.
Concept & planning & styling: www.wildwoodweddings.co.uk
Real model couple: https://www.instagram.com/never.always.couple/
Hair & Make-up: https://amazing-face.co.uk/
Hat & Flower Crown: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/OliveandOchre