When we received this shoot, we legit thought that it was set in woodlands somewhere way more tropical than Wakefield. Yes, you heard us correctly. Wakefield.
We don’t know if it’s the models stunning, fresh face, the Areca palm leaves intertwined into the lush green bouquet, or the flower crown which reminds us of an abundant Polynesian headdress. But this shoot is just stone-cold, drop-dead gorgeous, and could easily have been shot on a Hawaiian island. Thats just the magic of this talented creative team.
Shot by Hannah of Anna Beth Photography, the vision for the shoot was to showcase a more carefree, boho vibe for bride, Savannah. Traditional went out the window for the dress and the team opted for an incredibly light and flowing dress from Jan Si Fashion.
Perfectly fitting, we’d say. The lightness of the fabric is a beautiful juxtaposition to the forest floor and roughage of the grasses. We are loving the v neckline and the peeking bikini element…something we’ve never seen before, and is absolutely perfect for a destination wedding somewhere warm.
The team agreed on an all-green bouquet and flower crown, to match the surroundings of the woodland. Hannah was keen for Savannah to look at one in the wild! We love the use of greenery to make the bridal look pop and the mixture of ferns, palms and other greenery is really striking.
The invites, created by Ever After Paperie, utilised hand torn black card with gorgeous, luxurious gold calligraphy, wax seals with a foliage design and hand torn silks in a beautiful shade of grey.
Hair and make up was kept natural but sleek for an editorial edge. Hannah explains that despite their model being carefree, wild and free-spirited, the team wanted her to look like a stunning goddess in the woodland. And she does, completely.
Hannah explains that the shoot went off without a hitch, with the only challenge being the huge spiders webs in the forest; avoiding those was a bit of a hurdle! But, all the spider-dodging was worth it for the beautiful golden hour light which came streaming through the huge pine trees at the end of the day.