Field of Dreams Bridal Inspiration

Floaty, natural bridal inspiration with beautiful earthy tones.

Not every outdoor wedding has to be bohemian…it can, of course err to the more elegant side; which is what we love about this beautifully free-flowing shoot with classic, chic nods and beautiful floristry.

With a peach, gold and white colour palette, the shoot played to the neutral surroundings by adding beautiful pops of colour…bang on trend with this years Pantone colour of the year too!

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Aegean Rue de Seine at Laguna Gloria

We’re loving these beautiful couple portraits and the focus on the stunning Rue de Seine dress.

What do you get when you cross the boho Rue De Seine dress of your dreams, with a swish grooms suit from Bonobos? Well, this inspiration shoot, that’s what! Submitted by the wonderful Nikk Nguyen, and shot at Laguna Gloria, we’re loving the beautiful couple portraits and the focus on the gorgeous, intricate details of the stunning Rue de Seine dress.

“Pulling this shoot off was a dream for me as a wedding photographer. Laguna Gloria is one of the most beautiful venues in Austin, Texas and I’ve been looking forward to this boho inspiration shoot for a long time now. To say that I’m happy to see the finished product couldn’t be more of an understatement; I’m ecstatic! This shoot had all the feels, soft, romantic and edgy all in one and to be able to capture it during sunset was a dream come true!” Nikk

Nikk explains that the inspiration for this shoot was ‘a piece of cake’ thanks to the Aegean-inspired gown from Rue De Seine. From the fringe details to the intricate lace patterns, the team were passionate about capturing the dress somewhere as natural, free-flowing and bold as the dress itself and what better place than Laguna Gloria!

“Our stylist and coordinator, Lynsie from Pearl Events, was an absolute master at pulling everything together. I was an awe watching how she took a captivating idea and turned it into a beautiful reality. Everything from the florals, to the tablescape, to the venue itself was an integral part that made this shoot work!” Nikk

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Sweet Love at Addison Grove

We love a styled shoot…even more so when it involves a sweet real couple and their little cherub! 

We love a styled shoot here at Wed in The Wild…even more so when it involves a sweet-ass real couple and their little cherub! The inspiration behind this shoot was pulling in non-traditional wedding décor, like the wooden lanterns, minimally modern ceremony site and some fun extras.

Not only was the décor “untraditional”, so was the couple. The bride was pregnant with their second child for the shoot, and the couples little girl was also in attendance! Which makes for some ultra cuteness overload!

“In the words of Alex Moreau, our amazing coordinator that helped make this shoot possible, “this stunning one of a kind bohemian inspiration shoot in Dripping Springs will hit you right in the feels.” And I couldn’t agree more! This amazing inspiration shoot is filled with statement pieces. From the brass heron figurines to the vintage typewriter and cowhide textiles in the lounge, unique pieces are a hallmark of Alex’s design!” Nikk Nguyen, Photographer

What makes this shoot so unique is the “untraditional” aspects throughout which will really appeal to a vast audience; the bohemian lovers, the outside the box thinkers, the free spirits and those who want a day so unique that it cannot be recreated. Keeping the day personal is what this shoot was all about!

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Photography | Nikk Nguyen

 

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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Real Wedding: Rebecca & Michael

Don’t let this summer wedding fool you, it’s full of festive vibes…

It might be a summer wedding we’re showcasing today but there are so many beautiful festive vibes at work here…from the beautiful berry purple of the bridesmaid dresses to the stunning festoon lighting at the venue.

We love Rebecca Carpenter‘s work, so when she got in touch with Rebecca and Michael’s big day, we literally bit her hand off. Rebecca’s work is so honest and natural; her effervescent personality is intrinsic to how she gets the best out of her couples and we can see just how much of a good time they have working with her. And Rebecca and Michael were no exception….

“They were so warm and friendly from the moment they booked; we kept in touch via e-mail and whatsapp! When I showed up on their day it felt like I was meeting an old friend when I met Rebecca. Her family and bridesmaids were so welcoming, fun and positive to be around.” Rebecca

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As you will see from this real wedding, Rebecca is great at capturing both the big picture and the smaller details; from the couples chosen fragrances and stationery, to little details on the wedding breakfast tables. It’s the little things couples often forget, and so this is a really important part of wedding photography.

You may also recognise the Royal Mail ‘something for you’ notecard which went a little Instagram viral when Rebecca posted it onto her grid. Like we said…it’s the little details that make a wedding day truly complete.

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When thinking back to this beautiful real wedding, Rebecca remembers if being one that really stuck out for her in 2018…

“I know this sounds like a cliche but the whole day was just a photographers dream. I loved it all. The weather was incredible, the bride and groom were madly in love, their little girl Bluebell was present, they had the most stunning flowers, there were the beautiful and hilarious bridesmaids, and of course, there was the loveliest church ceremony.” Rebecca

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This couple really did cover all bases with their wedding planning…every aspect of their day was detailed and tailored to their life and their loves…from food and drink, to decor and even the games that they played during the wedding breakfast…

“Rebecca and Michael thought of everything – The Mr and Mrs Game led by the Bride’s brother was created so that all the guests were involved and were able to interact. There were details the bride and groom really thought hard about, such as the strawberries and cream stand, pimp your processco stand, a harpist and a fabulous cheese tower.” Rebecca

We love the table plan…a whimsical fairytale/literary plethora of the couples favourite stories, and each table was themed around the table plan. We also love all the little details around the barn venue, from the festoon lighting, the little paper lanterns and the photo wall showcasing the couples time together.

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When it came to photography, Rebecca had a blast with the couple and their guests.

“I had so many ideas for photographs that day and sometimes you do get resistance from people. However, Rebecca and Michael, her bridesmaids and the wedding guests in general were down for anything and everything! From setting off confetti canons during bridal prep, to jumping fences and going into a field for celebratory photos are some of my favourite moments of that day.” Rebecca

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When it came to challenges on the day, Rebecca explained that the curse of the sharp sunlight struck…every photographers nightmare…

“I think the biggest challenge that day was that the sun was scorching which never really makes for the best photos. Eyes squinting and harsh shadows never make for the prettiest of photos, so I decided to hold off doing the couple portraits until later in the day when the light had settled. It was a bit of a gamble when a wedding is busy and flowing, but I explained to the couple that for the best results we wait until then and I’m so glad they trusted me!” Rebecca

And so are we, because the couple shots and celebratory bridesmaid/bridal portraits are just to die for! Well done Rebecca, and huge congrats to the beautiful Rebecca and Michael.

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The Waterfall

The wind may howl and the rain may pour, but my love for you will remain as constant as a waterfall…

“By night, by day, when it shines or lours, there lies intact that chalice of ours. And its presence adds to the rhyme of love, persistently sung by the fall above. No lip has touched it since his and mine, in turn therefrom sipped lovers’ wine.” Under The Waterfall, Thomas Hardy

Today’s shoot is a beauty. Forged in beautiful, wondrous nature, it tells the tale of two lovers in the forest and of the tumbling, rippling waters of Henrhyd Falls in Wales. With exquisite foraged greenery and striking flowers, a carefree bridal look and beautiful rustic styling, we hope you fall in love just as we have…

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Shot by Jessica Hill, the team hiked for hours to the falls, lugging their kit with them…including the huge wooden door which Laura from The Rustic Dresser built her striking, abundant tablescape on. It had been and was still raining, as the team made their way through trails littered with mud and loose rocks, amongst the ferns and trees of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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The models, both natural and undisturbed in their styling, shook off their shoes and braved the river and the waterfall. HMUA, Heather Alexandra, kept the bridal look simple with flowing tresses and a dewy, pared back face. The dress, from The Bridal Lounge was returned with mud on the train…a reminder of the journey the team took that day.

Don’t worry…the mud came out.

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The creative team, led by Laura and Jess, contributed some beautiful pieces for the styling of the shoot. Tessa, of The Little Flower Co, utilised gorgeous trailing greenery in both the abundant bouquet and table centrepiece, with pops of colour from roses, protea and delphiniums.

The stationery, provided by Wonderland Invites paid homage to the forests with pops of greens, with pale peaches, greys and nods of blue and white. To finish, the cake by Zaza Marcelle was a standout feature in a striking blue which juxtaposed effortlessly against the green of the woodlands. Laura’s styling was perfection, with flowing silks dipping into the waters edge and gorgeous peach and blue tableware, working effortlessly with the florals and stationery.

The whole shoot conjures up romanticism. If Thomas Hardy was still here today, we could be sure he was writing about this loved up couple beneath The Waterfall.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.