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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Amber Tones on The Wild Coast

A gorgeous shoot taking inspiration from the cliffs of Ness Cove, Devon.

What a beaut shoot we have in store for you today, incorporating the creative talents of some literal behemoths of the UK wedding industry scene. And having followed the work of Devon-based Brummie, Nikki Sherriff (of styling and stationery powerhouse Knots & Kisses) for years now, we are so honoured that she chose to submit this perfectly curated, and unique session to Wed in The Wild.

Working with a gorgeous palette of tans, mustards and amber tones, juxtaposed with vibrant, luscious greens, this bridal inspiration is truly one of a kind; the coming together of exceptional creatives, masterminded by Nikki, and offering breathtaking results.

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“Living in Devon gives you the wonderful opportunity to explore its gorgeous coastline. I wanted to explore shooting in some of Devon’s wonderful outdoor landscapes and to take advantage of the gorgeous red cliffs in coves along the coast between Exeter and Torquay. Ness Cove proved the perfect spot … despite the many steps up and down to the beach with all our props!” Nikki

The inspiration came from the red and burnt orange colours within the landscape itself; Nikki wanted to create a coastal shoot which wasn’t the typical blue and green colour palette, but instead took inspiration from the cliffs and the natural landscape. And boy did that come together…

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We’re massive fans of Mia Sylvia’s work…and Nikki approached her to use dresses from her natural-dyed reclaimed collection. Tonally, they worked perfectly, and fit the colour palette to a tee. Nikki also chose to utilise dresses from Poppy Perspective; another independent designer who specialises in bohemian, free-flowing dresses.

“Using natural materials such as linens, weathered wood and feathers was really important” Nikki

We are also majorly swooning over the brown, tasseled jacket…

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Florsits, Brompton Buds really went there with the floral arrangements…mixing wild foliage textures and gorgeous florals to create the most stunning asymmetric floral arrangements, which worked perfectly on the triangular ceremony backdrop frame which is now available to hire from Knots & Kisses. The bridal bouquet combined the same textures, and loose buds and foliage were used to adorn a beautiful ring flatlay.

“We wanted to show how amazing an outdoor wedding in the UK could be. Devon is an amazing location and has some wonderful settings for a Humanist ceremony or vow renewal especially … and there are some gorgeous hotels and accommodation close by to spend your first evening as a married couple.” Nikki

Indeed, photographer Maxi Photography captured the stunning dramatic skies and coastline showcasing just how amazing an outdoor wedding could be.

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Are you gasping yet?

We did when we first saw the gallery…those feathers!

The look for the model, red haired of course to compliment the colour palette, was dramatic and bohemian. The team wanted to create a strong editorial look with dark eyes and make up, beautiful braids and incorporating the most stunning amber feather headdress created by the ever-talented Janie at The Lucky Sixpence. Emma Roberts, Giselle Michel-Gendre & Hair by Corinne worked together to create a dramatic look.

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The concept for the tablescape was to create a glamorous beach picnic with low tables and Moroccan style seating and rugs, hired from Virginias Vintage Hire.

“I wanted to keep an almost traditional style table setting with beautiful linens from Beyond Vintage, and tall tapered candles. I also utilised accessories from Keeping It Vintage, and included accents of natural agate and amber” Nikki

We absolutely adore the abundant tablescape, and love how Nikki used oodles of natural textures and elements to create it. So striking, and the colours are so reminiscent of the cliffside location of the shoot.

A cake inspired by feathers, and in a striking mustard tone, from Claire’s Sweet Temptations and beautiful hammered silver jewellery by Nikki Stark finished the look.

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Christmas Day in the Catskills

This wonderfully festive styled shoot has us swooning over all the little details!

Merry Christmas! We hope you are having a beautiful day with your loved ones, however you are celebrating. Did you have chocolate for breakfast? If you didn’t, you aren’t doing Christmas right!

When we think of Christmas we think of festive reds and greens, and all that’s in between; snow on the ground, hot chocolate in your favourite mug, a blanket to warm your feet and hands. And this super beautiful style shoots has all that…and more. Abundant tablescape styling with perfect attention to detail, rich and seasonal florals and of course, a beautiful red velvet dress.

Submitted by the lovely Natalie Colapietro, the shoot was located in the Catskill Mountains of New York, on top of the stunning Kaaterskill Falls.

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Natalie tells us more…

“Lyndsie and I decided two weeks before this shoot took place that we wanted to play on the idea of a winter wonderland concept and once decided, we knew we would do whatever it took to make the vision come true. We wanted a beautiful velvet dress which would remind us of Christmas, but also wanted to keep the overall feel quite rustic and woodsy with winter boots and whiskey.”

The team reached out to vendors from three different states (New York, Vermont and Massachusetts) in the hope that some were crazy enough to come together for a last minute shoot!

 

 

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Natalie and Lyndsie pitched their ideas and everyone was in love; more than excited to be a part of the ensuing magic. Stationary was mailed, the models travel three hours to be on location, and a hairstylist was able to fit the session into her extremely busy schedule.

Natalie explains that the day was a little hectic weather wise, which you can only imagine…

“The day itself gave us all kinds of difficult weather situations including harsh sunlight, fast winds, and super cold temperatures. Although the weather odds were against us, everything fell into place perfectly once we started shooting. We had enough hand warmers and whiskey to keep everyone from freezing to death! I did find it hard to have a wide variety of shots in such bitter cold though because everyone is just so stiff from shivering and it’s hard to loosen up for those action shots, which is completely understandable. We all had so much fun that we mostly could ignore the cold.”

 

 

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When everyone is on the same page and so excited to bring a concept to life, it showcases just how creative people can push aside hindrances and obstacles to make beautiful art happen. And we are so thrilled that the team on this particular shoot was able to do that.

“My favourite part about this entire thing was that most of us started out as strangers and we all became friends instantly. We spent the night together at a cabin playing games, telling stories, laughing, cooking, eating, and drinking, and I’ve never felt so at home with people I had just met before.” Natalie

 

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Oftentimes, within this highly competitive industry, it’s hard to overcome feelings of imposter syndrome and indeed, comparing yourself to others doing a similar job, but what we love about this shoot almost as much as the visual beauty of it, is the way it has brought strangers together and made them friends…now, thats the true meaning of Christmas, friendship. A meaning which Natalie sums up in one heavenly paragraph…

“Christmas is my favorite holiday, and to me this holiday and time of year is all about making memories with the people in our lives who we cherish. I’ve made this amazing memory with these newly cherished people, and I’m forever thankful for every single one of them. They’re forever friends now.”

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