A Boho, Beachy Dream

An earthy, raw and honest ode to love and to all things wild and bohemian.

I cannot explain to you how much I ADORE this shoot; I am so thrilled Wed in The Wild was chosen to publish it. It is the ultimate in boho, beauty vibes. There’s macrame, florals, a fedora and a gorgeous couple. If you are opting for an intimate wedding on the beach, or even some beach couple portraits, then you need to bookmark this one!

Submitted by the beautiful Cassidy Skye Photography (who modelled with her IRL hubster), and shot by Stephanie Barrett Photography, the shoot from start to finish is an earthy, raw and honest ode to love and to all things wild and bohemian…

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The shoot was conceptualised by Cassie, Stephanie and the florist…all had a hand in discussing the tone, the vibe and the palette. All lovers of the boho trend, they decided to stay true to their hearts and stick with a style they love.

As Cassie and Matt are a real, married couple, they bought honesty and chemistry to the set. Added to that, Cassie wore her actual wedding dress and they whispered vows to each other renewing their love and commitment. A joy to shoot, I can certainly imagine. And I’m so glad Cassie wore one of her many hats, adding to the boho vibes of the shoot.

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The shoot ran amazing, and as Cassie explains, everyone was so fun to work with…

“We laughed a ton and we all got along so well that it made it feel natural and easy. Jess (the florist) did her thing throughout the shoot. She even grabbed some sea weed when we were down by the water and tied it around the bouquet just to give it an extra magic touch. Stephanie (the photographer) gave great direction and posed Matt and I perfectly. Her editing is warm and glowy and it worked out great with the lighting and theme”.

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Playing on the moodiness of the weather is certainly something a good photographer will do. Magic can be woven…so don’t worry if your day is marred by overcast clouds or rain…

“The only challenge involved with this shoot was the weather. It was kind of cloudy and gloomy, but as you can see, the images turned out amazing. The cloudy sky created a vintage bohemian feel, which was exactly what we were going for.” Cassie

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For the last part of the shoot, Cassie & Matt changed out of their wedding attire and donned some relaxed, beachy clothing. Neither were afraid to get all the way into the water, and splash around and have fun. The waves were crashing, and Stephanie (the photographer) ventured out with them to get the perfect shot.

I absolutely love how relaxed and refined this shoot is…whilst it’s earthy, tonal and boho, there is still a delicacy and an elegance about it. All tied up with a ribbon of fun and playfulness. I urge all of our couples reading this to let go and have fun with your wedding portraits; after all, staying true to yourselves and showing your fun side always makes for some awesome memories to be captured.

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Supplier Love

Our Top Boho Trends for 2019

We have collated all of our favourite boho trends for 2019 into one insane list…

We personally cannot wait for 2019; with so many amazing trends which lend themselves so perfectly to bohemian dry-hire and outdoor weddings, couples will be quite literally spoilt for choice. And we cannot wait to see how some of these big-hitting trends fit into people’s special day.

Here at Wed in The Wild, we aim to bring only the best inspiration to you, which is why we have collated all of our favourite trends into one insane top trend list…

Australasian-Style Grazing

Fast becoming a show-stopping feature at weddings and events, Australasian-style grazing is set to grow even more in 2019. Gone are the days of afternoon tea and beige buffets, theses insane works of art add colour, texture and taste to your big day.

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And whether you want to include an iconic grazer instead of canapés, or have it replace your wedding breakfast or evening banquet, there is only really one company in the UK that you should be contacting…Grape & Fig.

Dried Flowers & Foliage

As much as we love flowers in any form, we are loving the textures that dried flowers bring to the table; especially big palms and grasses. Mix dried flowers with fresh flowers to create a gorgeous contrast, or go all out and utilise just dried flowers in your bouquet, ceremony arch or flower crown.

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Be sure to speak to your florist well in advance for the possibilities available to you for your wedding date.

 

Illustrated Stationery

Some say that stationery is a waste of money, but we beg to differ. It may be paper, but there is a world of opportunity available, especially if you opt for a bespoke design. Illustrated stationery is on the rise as more and more couples understand the importance of a good stationery suite, and how the right design can set the tone for your whole day.

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Why not ask your stationer to include an illustration personal to you, like your wedding venue, parts of your decor, a portrait of you both or even a map detailing your wedding day and all it’s little details.

Eco Weddings

In a world which is under threat from pollution and global warming, many couples are interested in how they can ensure their wedding is more eco-friendly and ethical.

There are so many ways you can help; from choosing to hire rather than buy, choosing second hand or reclaimed over new, utilising small businesses over mass-production large-scale companies, utilising bio-degradable cutlery and crockery, and of course, ensuring all waste is recycled at the end of your day.

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Anthology Vintage Hire has all the reclaimed/vintage furniture you need for your day.

Check out some more tips and tricks here.

Statement backdrops

OK, so backdrops aren’t anything new, but over the past couple of years we’ve seen a huge rise in big-ass statement backdrops in bohemian weddings. And this year has seen a sharp incline in wooden and multi-textural backdrops in particular…a trend we see continuing into 2019.

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From geometric and tribal patterns, to swathes of hand-dyed linens, tassels, macrame and beading,  make a statement backdrop part of your big day and give your guests an altar to really talk about!

Big Jewellery and Crowns

When we say big…we mean big. Gone are the days of flower crowns…there we said it…statement jewellery is set to be all the range for 2019 and beyond.

From earrings and rings to intricate, mind-blowing crowns, there are some amazing brands, like Verbena Madrid and Opal Milk, which are paving the way for beautiful statement bridal jewellery that is different to the usual stuff you see on ASOS.

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A 70s Inspired Windmill Wedding

We’re feeling all nostalgic, with this beautiful and colourful 1970s inspired shoot from Italy.

We’re feeling all nostalgic on the blog today, with this beautiful, colourful 1970s inspired shoot from the gorgeous Piedmont region in Italy. Conceptualised by Federica Cosentino, we’re loving the pops of colour, the little details and of course, the beautiful, standout windmill venue!

An uncommon feature of the landscape in Italy, this shoot is truly the result of an incredible team effort on a day where the elements forced the suppliers to stretch their creative capacities. With an aim to represent a not-so-common location for a marriage in Italy, Federica explains her inspiration for the shoot…

“It is rare to find a windmill in the north of Italy and when I first saw this one, I imagined hundreds of coloured flags flying through the air. and a girl with her hair in the wind and pinwheels in her hands”

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The 70’s colour palette, with pops of tan, orange and blue, is as unusual as the venue, but works beautifully with the features of the surroundings; the orange doors, of the windmill and the blue of the sky.

The stunning wedding dress by Maura Brandino, composed of tulle and flowered lace, has a slightly peachy pink hue. The bridal look was complemented by pretty flowers in the models hair, and beautiful coloured make-up by Rosanna Curci…all contributing to a real flower child look. The groom was dressed in a tan suit, a perfect nod to the 70s era.

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We love how flowers have taken a centre stage in this pretty, dainty shoot…from the bouquet and tables cape flowers to the delicate floral rings and flower-heads littering the handmade backdrop for the ceremony area. Biancospino, the florist, chose flowers with meaning…blue hydrangeas representing the start of a love story and freesias for lasting friendship.

“We set up the tablescape in front of the wind mill, using a white tablecloth runner decorated with flowers. The chairs had handmade cerulean seat cushions which added to the colourful aesthetic of the shoot” Federica

The styling team utilised vintage plates with a cerulean pattern, which fit perfectly with the colour scheme of the shoot.

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The weather proved tricky for the team; the say was changeable, with the weather flitting from sunny, to rainy, with a constant wind which meant that all hands were on deck to keep the backdrop and the handmade flags from blowing away. The team had to disassemble the installations several times to prevent them from flying away or getting wet.

Additionally, the road to the windmill is entirely impervious making it really challenging to transport all the installations there.

However, the photographer Miriam Callegari, and videographer, Piero Carchedi, worked really hard alongside all the suppliers to ensure that what was captured on camera truly showcased then hard work of the entire team.

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We love how different suppliers have different concepts and ideas for shoots, and how these vary from country to country, and region to region.

What is amazing is that  no matter where you are in the world, there is bound to be a team of exceptional creatives who can help you to conceptualise and execute the day of your dreams.

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