Whimsical Wonderland Weddings Blog Post
I was lucky enough to recently have has my work featured on the amazing and renowned wedding blog-Whimsical Wonderland Weddings! See below for the actual post and enjoy the photos!
Boho Beach Bliss
The inspiration behind this shoot was to show how you can create a stylish, intimate, relaxed and bohemian wedding at the water’s edge. It was to be ethereal but edgy.
We used a really unique location in the heart of Surrey, just outside Farnham, called Frensham Ponds. It is a lake more than a pond! But has beautiful, natural golden sand surrounding it, just like a beach.
I knew I wanted the styling to have a very laid back vibe and include a wedding picnic for the couple and small number of guests. It would be a very intimate wedding, potentially even an elopement. The colours were to be very soft, some bleached out, and reflect the colours of a beach, the sky and the surrounding nature. So we went for dusky sea foam blues, whites and creams, soft pinks, greys and a light sand palette.
Texture wise everything was quite free and loose. The only structured element was the wooden backdrop frame, but that was softened with draped fabrics, tassels and flowers. The dresses were floaty and translucent but we also included dresses with layers of large motif lace to coincide with the more trendy boho feel. The ‘bride’ even wore a tasselled suede jacket, cowboy esc as an edgy twist to the styling.
The picnic/table set up and the flowers all included dried or artificial flowers, grasses and foliage. Some were even made from wood, again to accentuate the natural feel of the shoot. The table was created from a wooden pallet and had lots of yummy layers of fabrics, textiles, wood, china and glass on it. Seating was a plush combination of cushions, rugs and furs. The whole scene screams-come sit and relax…eat, drink and have fun…the fairy lights that surround the setup also invite guests to stay til dark.
Our cake was really amazing, made with frills and a gorgeous flow of colour from white down to deeper sea foam blue. Really fashionable, pretty and delicate. It was enhanced with an arrangement of artificial flowers, dried grasses and silvery foliage.
The ‘groom’ was also dressed in a laid back outfit of blue linen trousers, shirt with braces and a cute coordinating bow tie. He wore a hand tied button hole on his braces to match the bridal bouquet.
Our stationery reflected the sea and water feel as it used gorgeous blue watercolour accenting on the edges along with a delicate vellum overlay. The name places were so cute, hand-written calligraphy on capiz shells!
The whole feel of the shoot is quite dreamy and romantic with a few edgy fun elements thrown in!
Massive thanks to all the amazingly talented suppliers that joined in for the shoot! (full list is after the gallery)
Sarah Hoyle our photographer- https://www.sarahhoylephotography.co.uk/
Sally our wedding stylist – https://www.events-by-design.co.uk/
Liz our MUA & hair stylist-http://www.mobilebeautysalonpetersfield.co.uk/
Sam our florist from Green Fingers-https://www.greenfingersflorist.com/
Jo from Jo’s Cupcakes-https://jos-cupcakes.vpweb.co.uk/Weddings.html
Louise our stationary designer-https://www.loupaper.co.uk/
Kerri from Bridal Indulgence – http://www.bridalindulgence.co.uk/
Mandy from Ritz and Sass headpiece designer-https://www.ritzandsass.co.uk/
Flower Crowns by Sophie and Luna-https://www.sophieandluna.com/
Bowtie by Emma at Arsenic and Old Lace-https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/ArsenicandOldLaceUK
Dresses by Watters and Wtoo-https://www.watters.com/all-brands/
Harry May-Insta @https://www.instagram.com/harrynmay/
Jade Lyon -Insta @https://www.instagram.com/jadelyon/