We’re Wildly In Love, Regardless…

Inclusive, diverse shoot showcasing four real couples and exquisite styling.

It feels very poignant to be posting this beautiful shoot. Each and every single day, across the world, people are struggling to live their lives in peace and harmony. There is a struggle occurring in every corner of this beautiful earth. Whether it be amongst people of colour or within the LGBTQ community, with those suffering with disabilities or those who don’t fit our outdated beauty standards; every day, people are fighting for the simplest of rights. The struggles are prevalent, real and strong.

Indeed, within the wedding industry, there is a huge disconnect. A disconnect between the typical bridal beauty standard which is quite literally everywhere in wedding media, and what actual, real live couples look like.

Here at Wed in The Wild, we show no prejudice. We want to show real people that they are catered for. We want to showcase diverse and inclusive weddings. Not just to tick a box to say, “yep, that’s covered’ but because real people need to feel inspired by people and models who don’t just appeal to one kind of bride.

When Amber from our beloved Rock & Stone Weddings got in touch this week, following the UK Bride fiasco, we knew we had to showcase this amazing display which celebrates diversity and showcases inclusivity. Amber explains the premise of the shoot:

“It all started back in April when I discovered that a local registry we’d paid to join, who claimed to help link people looking for a unique, modern and creative wedding, with vendors who match that aesthetic, had some dubious views about working with the LGBTQ+ community. In their words ‘we have members who choose not to and we completely respect that’. Not wanting to associate with a group who felt it was ok to respect that, I immediately left the directory and speaking about the experience on Instagram opened up a valuable discussion. Not just about the treatment of the LGBTQ+ community in the wedding industry, but also anyone who isn’t white and a size 0 with long flowing locks! It seemed that actually, there were a whole lot of people feeling frustrated about a lack of representation. So many photographers said that they wanted to be able to show more diversity in their portfolios but they just didn’t have a very diverse client base contacting them.” Amber

Shootout_102

Shootout_135

Shootout_205

Shootout_376

Amber knew a lot of photographers and vendors who wanted to showcase diversity in their portfolios and so she began planning a mass shootout. She wanted to bring together an epic and beautiful shoot which would allow photographers to come and capture tonnes of great content in order to diversify their portfolio and help them attract more of their ideal clients.

When Amber got in touch, we squealed. We had seen a couple of the images from the shootout floating around on social media, but hadn’t connected that it was a large-scale project with the four sets of beautiful couples. It was perfect timing, as we had been speaking out a lot on out Instagram about diversity and inclusivity in the wedding industry.

Shootout_160

Shootout_171

Shootout_330

Ambers’ concept for the shoot was based on the Mediterranean; four distinct areas that all played homage to different areas of the Med, which were all cohesive enough to work together…each area and palette feeling like an evolution of the one before.

The shootout was attended by multiple photographers but the images you see here were captured by one of our absolute faves, Kendra K. Kendra has an amazing eye and creates beautiful, flowing magic with her style of shooting. The perfect choice for this romantic and multi-faceted project.

Shootout_207

Shootout_505

Shootout_469

Shootout_468

All that was missing, in Amber’s eyes, was a male/male couple…”we really wanted to find a male couple too but just no volunteers“. So if you’re reading this and either are, or know someone that might be interested in the future, then feel free to contact Amber if you are based in the states!

Shootout_220

Shootout_244

Shootout_282

We’re absolutely bowled over by the creativity and romantic elegance of this beautiful shootout. From the styling of the couples, all paying homage to their personalities, to the abundance of gorgeous florals, decor and venue styling. We love the transition from the beginning of the shoot…the step up in colour and vibrancy as the shoot takes shape, and the sheer magic in the photography.

What an amazing concept and with a heartfelt, authentic meaning behind it. We hope that the incredible work of Amber, Kendra and the rest of the team gives every day people who are planning their weddings the courage and the assurance that there is change afoot and there are vendors out there who respect and want to work with all couples regardless of their gender, size, age, sexuality, race or religion.

Shootout_5

Shootout_52

shootout_116

Shootout_36

Supplier Love

Dark & Stormy Feels in Brighton

Dark and stormy shoot, with a touch of sleek glamour; a different take on the bohemian trend

A different vibe for todays styled shoot…dark and stormy with a touch of sleek glamour, whilst still embracing some of the hallmarks of the bohemian trend; beautiful, abundant florals, gorgeous styling and oodles of special little touches.

Led by Emily Dall, a florist based in the UK, the shoot took place at the moody, emotive pub, The Pond in Brighton and incorporated a stellar lineup including the uber talented Bunston Bakes and Wed in The Wild favourites, Lo & Behold Bespoke.  We absolutely LOVE it!

Emily explains more…

“Our Dark & Stormy shoot is the achingly beautiful bohemian marriage of darkness with romance. A love which almost certainly began on a brooding autumn day and which is so overpowering that you could describe yourself as ‘utterly intoxicated’ with your partner.”

ThePond-57

ThePond-39

ThePond-48

ThePond-59

ThePond-75

Emily chose the rich colours of teal & burgundy to offer alternative autumnal hues and provide a contrast with both the fluttering candlelight & the stunning ivory Ossie Clark-inspired dress.

” As an autumn lover, I have always adored a brooding, dark colour palette and I thrive on cinematic styling & drama. As a result, I would say there was certainly a subtle combination of inspiration from the album The Bride by Bat for Lashes, my lifelong love of Wuthering Heights (the ultimate moody & windswept romance on the moors!) and the Instagram feed of Susie Bick, Nick Cave’s wife.

ThePond-96

ThePond-99

ThePond-134

Shooting an autumnal wedding in June wasn’t not easy but the team were ‘blessed’ with a moody weather forecast on the day which was ideal…no sunlight pouring through the windows to pull the tone away from the mood the team wanted to portray.

ThePond-79

ThePond-25

As always, we love to ask about the submitter about their favourite aspect of the shoots and for Emily, it was a hard choice (and we can see why).

“The tablescape came together just as I hoped it would, with the huge peonies & wild roses perfectly interlacing the elegantly ornate brass candlesticks, but when Ami from Lo & Behold hung the hand-painted banner on the wall behind it was just the cherry on top! Receiving those images back from Paloma made my heart sing. Also, if I may mention one other aspect, Arabella went to the trouble of mixing a bespoke lip colour on the day of the shoot to match the rich burgundy colour of the peonies. This attention to detail is everything I adore in wedding design & styling.”

ThePond-141

ThePond-142

Supplier Love

Photographer | Photography By Paloma

Stationery & Styling | Lo & Behold Bespoke

Flowers | Emily Dall Flowers

Dress | Hope & Harlequin

Florist | Bear Claw Catering

Cake | Bunston Bakes

HMUA | Arabella Hewitt

Venue | The Pond

 

 

Our Top Five Boho Wedding Designers

We recommend some of our favourite boho designers; think fringes, tassels and intricate laces.

I think every woman dreams about their wedding day. And of course, dreams evolve and change over the course of time, affected by a number of factors; where we live, who we befriend, places we travel, our careers. But one thing remains prominent in the wedding planning within our minds…the dress.

Arguably, one of the most talked about aspects of any brides day is what they wear to walk down the aisle. A whole concept can be conceived and designed around one garment, so it’s pretty important that the right dress is chosen.

Here at Wed in The Wild, we are suckers for a beautiful dress…we’re certainly not shy about loving an over the top, full-on fringed, embellished, bohemian style wedding dress. And we’re certainly not averse to colour either. We’ve scoured the internet, poured over Instagram and subsequently pined for these beautiful bohemian beauties from the lushest designers out there…

Rue de Seine

The bomb diggy of bohemian dresses; Rue de Seine serves up a veritable platter of full-on boho garms for the most wild and free of brides.

ruedeseine-01

Main Image and Above Image Photography: Madly Studio

Think fringes, embellishments, lace and tassels…there are quite literally too many designs to swoon over within their three collections; Moonlight Magic, Wild Heart and Classics. Our favourites include the Adara, the Ziggy and the Dakota.

Find a retailer near you

Rish Bridal

We love Rish Bridal’s commitment to bringing flattering silhouettes to all sizes. After all, we’re not all model sized, and all brides deserve the dress of their dreams for their big day.

Screen+Shot+2017-07-18+at+1.44.31+PM

Photography: Alon Shafransky

Combining unique elegance and the need to feel comfortable on your wedding day, the designs from Rish mix beautiful detail with light and airy fabrics. With three collections to choose from (Sun Dance, Gypsy Glam and Bohemian Curves; a range specifically designed for curvy girls), head over to Rish now for more information and inspiration!

Visit the Rish Bridal website.

Chantel Lauren

You may recognise Chantel Lauren’s Mae skirt; one of the most pinworthy, floating skirts around. But the designer has also worked her magic across two stellar dress collections, and we are currently super excited about her 2018 collection piece, the Durango belt, which screams wild west whimsy with it’s floor length tassels and studs.

DAY2_chantel_lauren_LOOKBOOK(162of226)

Photography: Ty French

Although based in the US, there are boutiques offering Chantel Lauren dresses in Canada, the UK and Ireland. Click here to find a boutique near you.

Kindling Bridal

We are absolutely loving Kindling’s range of bridal gowns, and love that they are based in the UK too.

c55fb134cc21bfe6739dfb2182752761

Photography: Tim Dunk

Designer Kerri’s mission is to bring free-spirited, romantic dresses to the modern bride, utilising the finest silks and lace in her designs. We’re especially swooning over Aurora, with her gorgeous trumpet sleeves, and Pegasus.

For more information and where to order, visit the website here.

Grace Loves Lace

The new collection by Grace Loves Lace is spectacularly bohemian, with effortless silhouettes, beautiful fabrics and so much attention to detail.

Sol-Gown-_-ICON-by-Grace-Loves-Lace-Med-Res-_-2

Photography: Chris & Ruth

Take the Sol dress for example, with its dreamy leaf detail armbands and scooped back. The Coco design harks to Spain, with frills and detail which wouldn’t look out of place on a traditional Flamenco dancer. It looks completely and beautifully romantic.

Book your appointment in LA, London or Australia’s Gold Coast now.

Rustic Vibes, Chickens & Cows, in Beautiful BC

Wild and romantic styled shoot from Vancouver Island, BC, shot by Myrtle and Moss.

We are super excited today, not only because its launch day, but we able to finally show you this picture perfect, rural shoot set in the most beautiful location in Canada.

Kimberley Solecki, from Borrowed and Blue Events, submitted this beautiful shoot in response to our first callout on Instagram. A wedding planner from Vancouver Island, BC, Kimberley is a self confessed planning fanatic, which is obviously why this styled wedding inspiration, shot by Myrtle and Moss, is just everything.

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A7258

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A7241

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A7318

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A7330

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A7328

Comprising a stellar team of creatives and the most perfect models, the concept was realised at Birds Eye Cove Barn; a hand-cut timber frame facility which nestles into the grassy fields of the 300 acre property. Leaving the colour palette neutral, the styling, fashion and the surroundings speak for themselves. Even the farmlife matched the colour scheme perfectly…scroll down for highland cows and chickens galore!

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A7433

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A7608

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A7471

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A7755

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A7529

Kimberley told us that the team faced a few challenges. As the property is located right at the base of a valley in the inlet of a bay, the wind posed some issues. The ceremony arch broke, but the team were able to come up with a plan b…showcasing just how fast a team of quality creatives can resolve an obstacle.

It’s super hard to not love all this beautiful wedding inspiration…we particularly love the flowers by Bespoke Blossoms, the macrame on the tablescape and the beautiful Pronovias gown (loaned from Blush Bridal) worn by Jilliann, the bridal model. And who could forget, the chickens…!

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A8111

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A8244

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A8331

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A8600
Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-1O9A8728

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-IMG_2708

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-IMG_2753

Myrtle-and-Moss-Photography-Birds-Eye-Cove-Farm-Wedding-IMG_2849

Supplier Love

Planning | Borrowed and Blue Events

Photographer | Myrtle and Moss Photography

Couple | @jilliannjones and @mrjonesisstoked

Venue | Birds Eye Cove Farm

Florals | Bespoke Blossoms

Decor, Rentals & Styling | Darling Vintage Rentals

Cocktails | Twist Victoria

Jewellery | Melissa Caron

Mens Attire | Outlooks for Men

Stationery | Emma Allen

Hair | Salon Muse

Makeup | Erica Harris

Bridal Boutique | Blush Bridal

Gown | Pronovias

Chairs | Wise Co.

Cake | Schur to Please

Fabrics & Linens | Sheer Florals

Vows | Crimson Letters