This week I wanted to showcase a whole bunch of lovely local suppliers through a recent shoot we created together back in January this year.
Winter weddings are becoming more and more popular and we wanted to come together to showcase what we can create for a winter, boho luxe styled wedding.
Firstly Hayley (Hayley Savage Photography) she was the brainchild behind the initial concept and without her tremendous photography skills we would not have an album of gorgeous photos to showcase our work. Hayley is the most kindest, light hearted professional with a great natural talent for capturing a great photo. She has an aura of calm about her and she works seamlessly to capture some epic photos, so thank you Hayley!
Three Choirs Vineyard
We were lucky to be able to shoot at the Three Choirs Vineyard near Wickham, which meant we were able to use their beautiful outside spaces for our styling. If you are getting married in the winter it doesn’t mean you can’t make the best use of these outside spaces that many venues have to offer. 3 choirs has an outside area that is canopied so on a crisp frosty day or even a wet day – styled correctly with lights or candles this space can be transformed into a such a romantic space. They also have a separate area for your ceremony and reception so your day will flow easily for you and your guests.
Backdrop of Dreams
Isabella (_twome) and I got to work to create a backdrop that could easily be used to take your vows in front of or just as an epic photo backdrop. Isabella is a macramé master and her beautiful macramé backdrop hung elegantly on rustic foraged branches on the beams of the venues canopy. I then created two pillars of seasonal foliage along with twisted willow and accents of dried corn and dried grasses. This created a natural backdrop which accentuated the natural beauty of the venues surroundings. As added touches I arranged a collection of pure white tulips, teasel seed heads and dried corn among some candles for added decoration. Layering up these arrangements means they look super all together but can be easily moved and rearranged in your evening reception if you so wish.
Makeup and Hair
Victoria (victoriaokemakeup) and Claire (uptowncurls) created several looks for our beautiful model Chloe to showcase their talents! Victoria is a massive fan of natural looking makeup that enhances your own beauty – she has a natural flair for creating a look that is effortless but suits the whole vibe of your wedding day. For this shoot she created a variety of looks with gentle auburn tones which complemented both the style of the dresses and hair but also picked up the natural tones of the season and styling.
Claire also effortlessly created a variety of looks to complement each dress that Chole wore – my favourtie was the natural loose plait which looked even more epic when Jo’s ribbons were intertwined to create a real boho luxe vibe. Claire also created each look to emphasise the beauty of @honey_and_ember’s unique headdresses which really added to the Boho vibe we were going for.
Hannah Elizabeth Bridal kindly let us borrow a collection of her insanely beautiful and diverse dresses for this shoot. As suppliers our favourite dress was this simply elegant long sleeved dress, along with exquisite detailing and delicate buttons on the back it just screamed understated elegance and beauty on our boho vibe shoot! However the other dresses that Chole easily modelled were just as beautiful – if you want a complete wedding dress buying experience make sure you check out Hannah Elizabeths boutique wedding dress shop in Botley for an experience you are unlikely to forget – good luck with choosing which dress you are to choose though, as we all swooned over each and every dress that Hannah brought along!
Last but by no means least Jo, @roseintheforest complemented my bouquets beautifully with her naturally died ribbon, using all manner of natural dying methods. She uses flower waste, vegetable waste and even burys her fabrics and digs them up after they have cured to create the most incredible ribbons!
They were the perfect fit for my bouquets. I wanted to make one from completely dried materials as these bouquets are becoming more and more popular – my dried bouquet was made from dried ‘honesty’ seed pods from my cutting patch along with a variety of dried grasses and corn, and a touch of statice. When coupled with Jo’s ribbons they looked so good! My ‘green’ bouquet was also made from foliage from my cutting patch along with pops of seasonal tulips and ranunculus to give the bouquet some colour and interest. Jo and I attached the ribbons to the bouquets so that they had long flowing trails. The ribbons became as much an important part of the bouquet as the ingredients within the bouquet – I was so pleased how they came together.
I would love to know if you are having a winter wedding and what plans you have to bring the season into your plans? Please do leave a comment below - until next week,
The Dream Team