If you can’t get married in a woodland enclosure, there are ways to bring a woodland wedding theme indoors. Today’s shoot captures all the beauty of natural woodland in the most beautiful way, with on trend detailing and creative ideas for a woodland wedding. The willow twists around the cake are divine; the table styling just beautiful. Woodland brides and grooms – this is for you.
The trestle tables are clothed in petrol blue with a stylish silver-grey hand dyed silk runner. Then dressed with an informal arrangement of twisted Willow branches, Eucalyptus, succulents, Waxflower and Roses amidst beautiful mini vases, tea lights and pale soft grey taper candles in gold candlesticks with a beautiful glass star to mark the special occasion. The place settings adorned with a glamorous peacock’s feather for each guest simply tied with hand dyed teal blue crushed silk velvet ribbons around exquisite silk napkins on grey plates with gold cutlery. The benches are covered in the softest sheepskins for extra cosy comfort. Tied together with an abundance of testers and colours to create a divine and whimsical atmosphere.
Claire Slater Flowers used on trend, grey foliage combined with succulents amidst branches of twisted Willow. The added warmth of Golden Mustard Roses and velvety “Kangaroo Paw” create a natural aesthetic against the handcrafted wood and canvas background for this stunning space.
For the bridal bouquet there were wintry soft pale greys with Senecio, Eucalyptus, Echinops and succulents. Frilly white Gerberas and Waxflower added all the textures and to tie in with the gorgeous lace of the bridal gown. Finished with hand dyed silk and crushed velvet blue ribbons to reflect the wintry lux theme.
A collaboration between Kirsti (Whimsical Events) and Claire created a playful display of hanging gold and moss-covered hoops, suspended in the centre amongst the paper & lace lanterns which work perfectly to enhance this light and airy atmosphere.
Photographer Becki from All You Need is Love Photography told me she had an absolute blast working with the suppliers involved and awesome real couple Charlotte and Robbie. “It is of upmost importance to me, when photographing any couple, that they have fun. Creating an atmosphere where they feel completely comfortable and can be themselves. Within minutes of being around these two, I could see they bounced off each other. With gorgeous giggling whispers and playful posing, they were a dream to capture. Placing them in this magical setting just made them shine even more.
It’s important to photograph the details of any wedding day. The little things that set the tone and the details that people see in a photo take them straight back to that place at that special moment. That’s why I love working with the suppliers that make all these things and create these wonderful details. Learning how things are made and the thought behind them helped me capture the true essence of the objects. I truly loved each and every element of this shoot. It all came together seamlessly. I felt like I had opened the door to Narnia!”
The bespoke, elegant yet bold dress was designed and made for this shoot by Once Upon a Dress and is breathtaking with a delicate leaf lace draping from the bride’s arms in sublime bell sleeves. The two-piece creation was designed with a modern twist and a dash of vintage, creating a truly timeless look. The material of the skirt hangs and floats in the most dramatic and stunning way. When Charlotte walks and moves around the dress seems to dance around her feet. With a neckline to die for, the soft, intricate collar frames her face perfectly.
Hair and make up by Becca Hunton is romantic and whimsical, with soft orange and tan hues, highlighted skin and glossy lips, paired with a natural, effortlessly beautiful bohemian hair style. It works perfectly with the rustic feel to the rest of the shoot. Inspired by the rustic winter theme, the crown by Knot & Bloom is an original vintage wax blossom piece that creates a gorgeous hue through its two-tone flowers and buds
There are two cakes by Where the Ribbon Ends – and they’re fabulous. The first is bang on trend with grey marbled effect and a main feature in the shoot using succulents. Adding fresh succulents against the edible 24ct gold leaf to really stand out. The second is a semi naked style cake with a cascade of edible 24ct gold leaf and beautiful fresh seasonal fruits added. And the sparklers add a bit of fun!!!
Those fabulously talented suppliers for you to bookmark:
Photography by Becki McPhillips at All You Need is Love Photography
Flowers by Claire Slater of Claire Slater Flowers
Hair & Make-up by Becca Hunton
Styling by Claire Slater Flowers & Kirsti Playdon of Whimsical Events
Cake by Gayle Hussan of Where the Ribbon Ends
Hair piece by Jo Pull of Knot & Bloom
Dress by Once Upon a Dress
Venue – Yorkshire Yurts at the Old Deanery Ripon