Real Wedding: Daryen & Markus

A super fun real wedding set in a ghost town, Wild West open air venue.

After a week long hiatus, following a major technical fault on Jenna’s laptop, we bringing gorgeous wedding inspiration back with this beautiful, super fun real wedding. Daryen & Markus were already legally married the day of their ceremony and party, but that didn’t stop the lovely couple from sharing their devotion and love for one another with their nearest and dearest. 

Ross, the couples photographer, tells us more about this gorgeous couple in love…

“These two were actually already hitched before their wedding day. They wanted to buy a house and they had to be married, so they went to the courthouse to say their I-do’s. A few months later they finally got to have a beautiful rustic wedding with family and friends to witness and celebrate with them” Ross

Excited is an understatement when Daryen and Markus told Ross that they had decided on the ghost town in Searchlight, Nevada called Eldorado Canyon. It’s a playground for a photographer, with countless places to take epic photos. The day started off in the Golden Gate at Fremont Street in Downton Las Vegas, which was actually the first ever Las Vegas hotel. How cool is that?!

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The bride made her bouquet from flowers at Hobby Lobby, and after the girls got ready they all headed to Nelson in a party bus for the wedding. The men got ready in the main building, putting on their suspenders and brushing their beards.

“Daryen hid behind one of the sheds while Markus headed to the big rustic barn for their first look. How sweet was his reaction?! The black box in his hand is his gift to his Daryen; a new gun with a love letter written on it. The ceremony took place amongst cactuses, followed by eating and drinking under the stars, a pyramid of Pink Box donuts, the removal of one curious rattle snake and dancing in the old barn” Ross

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Daryen explained that her decor for the day utilised bohemian inspiration but also, a lot of personal touches. She has always been a big fan of old-school floral pattern, lace and the couple were lucky enough to have the perfect place to decorate for their first dance and dance floor.

Most of the deck decor was DIY, from the table lighting to the flower arrangements to the bridesmaids bouquets and the brides bouquet.

“It was our special day and we worked really well together making sure it was perfect for us.” Daryen

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The couple chose laid back outfits, and we love the fact that Daryen didn’t care about her beautiful gown getting a little bit dirty in the mud…just shows that she embraced her day and had a good old time!

“I wanted something that would be elegant and classy, yet allow for a good body movement, and always having been a fan of classic lace my choice was easy. I also wanted something that would complement my skin tone, but conceal my tattoos a little bit, so I opted for a dress that had longer but see-through sleeves. The dress itself had a 12” train and was made by Wear Your Love XO. The flower crown was another personal touch of my own.” Daryen

Markus chose an ensemble which wouldn’t detract from Daryen’s dress but would be bold enough to stand out from the desert landscape.

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When it comes to advice for couples arranging their wedding day, Daryen and Markus’s advice is simple…

“Don’t stress about it! You probably will anyways, I know I did, but it’s about being with the person across from you saying “I do” and not so much about the stuff you know your soon to be hubby is going to get wrong. Live it up, let loose, and have fun! You’ll only get to do it one time!” Daryen

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Boho On The Farm

A sweet shoot full of bohemian, rustic charm and some little animal friends.

We’ve a beautiful, sweet little shoot on the blog today…full of bohemian, rustic charm and including some gorgeous little animal friends…and hailing from Hekluhestar, Netherlands no less.

Whats great about this shoot is that it shows just how the simplest of venues can be transformed with minimal input – some macrame details, florals and a great cake can make all the difference, and can transform an agricultural space really effectively.

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Kilkenny Beach Elopement

Real couple Jordan & Freddie joined photographer Roshni for a beach elopement.

We’re loving how elopements are becoming more visible in today’s wedding industry…they used to be clandestine, secretive operations, but nowadays, so many couples are embracing the opportunity to get married in a small intimate ceremony together…saving the big party for a later date!

Jordan & Freddie shot this beautiful, simple but emotive elopement scene on Kilkenny Beach last November, with photographer Roshni. And despite the wind and cold, the trio created some beautiful, love-filled magic.

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“A beach elopement shoot was always my dream and I had a chance to just do that when I went to Belfast in November for a weekend. Jordan and Freddie were just perfect for this shoot as they both are madly in love with each other and athletic too. They love surf boarding, playing football and are in love with Ireland just like me.” Roshni

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Roshni sourced a dress from Susanna Greening before she left the UK, and the suit was the grooms own. The concept was really based on how a real life elopement would look like, come rain or shine; and the team certainly braved the cold November weather…exposed to the elements on the beachside shoot.

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Amazingly, the flowers were sourced from Aldi on the morning of the shoot and hand-tied by Roshni…just showing that if your budget from flowers isn’t great, and you have the patience, you can create a beautiful bouquet on very little money.

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Mustard Toned Greenhouse Shoot

We LOVE a greenhouse wedding. And we adore this beautiful greenhouse shoot from Cologne.

We LOVE a greenhouse shoot. Full stop. The shadows, the texture, the interesting nooks and crannies. So when Isabel Pogscheba got in touch which this super boho, mustard-toned shoot, we simply couldn’t say no.

What we love about our role here at Wed in The Wild is being able to share amazing the talents suppliers with our readers, whether they are in the UK, the US, Australia or Europe…like this incredible team from Cologne, Germany. And it’s always so interesting to see the similarities and differences in interpretation, especially with the boho trend. This shoot definitely hits ‘boho’ nail on head…with a beautiful gown, pretty macrame, abundant tablescape styling, feathers and a chill out area you could happily, well, chill for hours in!

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The old, overgrown greenhouse provided the perfect, green backdrop to Isabel’s concept, which involved, as the colour palette, lots of grey, green and mustard tones. What we see from the images is a really fresh, lush shoot with lots of amazing boho inspiration…from the bouquet, to the simple cake, to the gorgeous handmade macrame hangers…one in the perfect mustard shade.

The bouquet, although heavily green with oodles of eucalyptus, monstera and other palm leaves, popped with gorgeously soft yellow roses and other white and golden wildflowers. The bride also wore a matching flower crown, switching to a mossy green-grey hat halfway through the shoot, which perfectly matched the grooms suit.

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The team styled a gorgeous little table for two with macrame, napkins and gold accents to mirror those utilised in the flowers and the grooms suit. The couple perched on ivory, macrame poufs set on furs. We adore the skull decorated with succulents; it really adds to the character of the shoot.

The couples stationery included nods to the colour scheme but was kept quite modern and edgy. We love the fonts utilised and the curving, wisping foliage decorating the edges; a perfect fit for this greenhouse setup.

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The dress is special, with a gorgeous train, laced up details at the back and graceful trumpet sleeves. The lace is beautifully patterned and it just screams boho! We love it. The grooms style perfectly complements all the elements brought together for this shoot with a taupe-grey suit and mustard bow tie…we love a bow tie.

“The touches of lightness and the unconventional, combined with wild and romantic vibes was particularly important to us and the shoot screams ‘unique'” Isabel

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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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Neutral Moroccan Vibes…And An Alpaca!

Full of golden tones and pampas, we love this Moroccan styled shoot.

As the weather starts to turn milder, and the days grow longer, we’re looking ahead too summer…which is why we are all about this warming shoot submitted by photographer, Isabel Pogscheba.

Full of golden tones, pampas and simple styling, there is also a surprise guest in the form of a gorgeous, white alpaca. Speaking to Isabel, we learnt that her idea was to create a bridal styled shoot in a rustic, moroccan, festival style…and the suppliers she pulled together certainly nailed the concept!

It’s beautifully neutral, and has oodles of character…

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Bathed in golden light, despite the weather on the day being dreary and damp, the team brought to life a little corner of the field which is the alpaca’s home with gorgeous, vintage wicker furniture, brass vases and candlesticks, and bang on-trend pouffes.

We especially love the cake with the stalks of florals, pampas and feathers sticking upright out of the centre…such a unique and modern way to style a buttercream cake!

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The bridal style overflowed with lace…with a lace skirt and top, and a gorgeous shawl to drape over the models shoulders. Opting to go without jewellery, the team decided to up-style her gown with a beautiful floral crown handmade with white roses and eucalyptus, and a stunning bridal turban in gold, shimmery tones.

We love the different take on the boho style…natural, effortless and free-flowing, with fresh-faced bridal beauty.

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TOP TIP: Vintage wicker and rattan furniture is such a massive trend this year…so if you are a stylist, snap it up on eBay/pre-loved websites or at bootsales/vintage fairs while you can, as new-age replicas are really expensive! Also, buying pre-loved items is much more eco-friendly!

Think chairs, end tables, coffee tables and even day-beds which can be used for sweetheart tables and chill out areas.

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Snowy Sedona Anniversary Session

A beautiful anniversary shoot, set during Arizona’s biggest blizzard in years.

Sometimes, it’s an unfortunate series of events that brings a shoot to fruition. In todays’ case, photographer Traci Edwards explains the origins behind Amber & Kyle’s snowy anniversary shoot, which took place in Arizona during one of the states biggest blizzards in years.

Traci ran a holiday giveaway to couples in Arizona who had recently gotten married and had a bad experience with their photographer. The prize…for one lucky couple to win a snowy adventure anniversary session with her!

I think we can all agree that the photographing of your wedding day is so important and for Traci, it really breaks her heart when she hear couples say “my photographer never showed up” or “my photographer never sent me the photos” or even “the photos weren’t the quality I saw on their website”.

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In Amber and Kyle’s case, their photographer had missed many key photos that were really important to them.

“They have been married three years and still hadn’t printed images for their home from the most precious day of their lives together because they didn’t have any that felt like they should displayed on their wall. I am a huge advocate for printing your images and hanging them on your walls! I believe this is important not only because it makes your house feel like a home, but is a constant reminder of the love you share, the life you share together and a reminder to nurture your love” Traci

We couldn’t agree more. And we love the notion behind the competition and how it gives couples that second chance to have images taken of them that they truly love.

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“We braved the biggest blizzard Arizona had seen in many years and made to the most romantic winter wonderland imaginable in Sedona. Kyle, a genuine country guy from Idaho, and Amber, a city girl from Phoenix, really have the most amazing love for each other! Just from spending an hour with these two at their anniversary session I gathered that their love is patient, kind, caring and deeply rooted!” Traci

The unique landscape certainly captures your heart and your imagination; what a spectacular backdrop to create some truly magical memories.

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We love the beautiful little finishing touches; from the fur bolero Amber wore, to the sweet little vow books the couples read from…

“Kyle and Amber choose to share new vows with each other during the session and also shared a prayer together they had also shared on their wedding day.” Traci

Traci managed to pool together some amazing vendors to help make this couples second chance at their wedding photography come true…I mean, how generous and loving is that?! It is always a great feeling to be able to give something back, and to help give a couple those treasured images.

“Winning this giveaway we were full of emotions… shocked, excited, and anxious all at once. The chance to relive one of the best days of our life was thrilling. Not only did we get to capture updated photos, but we deepened our spoken vows to each other too! The photoshoot was such an adventure. From driving in one of Arizona’s first ‘blizzards’, to frost bitten toes… the experience was priceless. It was a breathtaking Winter Wonderland.

We are so gracious for Traci and the vendors who made this adventure possible. Every detail was uniquely crafted for our love story. We recommend that other couples seek adventures of their own with these wonderful artists.” Amber

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Wildly In Love at Lodge Farm

We’re loving the bohemian inspiration behind this gorgeous styled shoot.

As the evenings get lighter and the mornings get brighter, we’re looking ahead to the Spring and Summer. It has been a long,  cold winter, and so seeing warmer, golden tones shine through is a welcome interlude from the dark, wintry months.

Today’s shoot, incorporating lots of beautiful, warming tones, pink and peach hued florals and oodles of greenery is breathing fire into our souls. We’re loving the bohemian inspiration, and the real couple connection between Luke and Tyler. Shot by British Wedding Photographer of The Year 2018, Kelsie Low, at Lodge Farm Barns in Essex, this stunning bohemian behemoth of shoots is sure to win your heart.

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As a photographer, Kelsie had steered away form styled shoots for a while, as her style of work is very relaxed, carefree and fun, rather than the posed style we usually see from styled shoots. In planning this activity, Kelsie really wanted to utilise a real couple, so that real couples getting married could really connect with the imagery.

“For me it’s so important to capture the true connection between people and this is what I strive to do in all of the photographs I take” Kelsie

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Through the power of Instagram, Kelsie stumbled across Luke and Tyler of The Two Bohemians. A real couple based in Manchester, the pair exuded love and genuine emotion on the day, which made the shoot feel natural and honest, rather than staged.

Kelsie chose The Barns at Lodge Farm as the perfect setting for the shoot; a new, exclusive wedding and events venue, the barns are set in the beautiful Essex countryside, not far from London…but far enough away for you to feel solidly amongst nature.

The venue is a working farm, and has a variety of beautiful spaces to utilise; it really is the perfect venue for a dry-hire wedding – you can really make it your own!

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When it came to hair and make up, Kelsie was set on a natural, free-flowing look and sought suppliers she knew would make this happen. Hair So Boho worked on Tylers hair, creating volume and unstructured, beachy blonde waves; the perfect backdrop to the beautiful, minimal and eucalyptus filled flower crown created by Becca of Velvet Rose.

Makeup was kept simple, fresh and bohemian by Beauty by Zoe, who opted for super flawless skin and statement eyes to make Tylers features pop.

Tyler wore a dress by Lucy Can’t Dance kindly lent by Essex-boutique, Rock The Frock Bridal.

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Styling and furniture services were provided by Rock The Day and Anthology Vintage hire respectively. Anthology provided their unique reclaimed wood trestle tables, vintage chairs, furniture and props, all of which can be hired for weddings and events. In keeping with the tone, Kelsie and Amy (Anthology) opted for beautiful items which fit the palette of natural tones, including vintage green armchairs and sofa, and Persian rugs.

Laura, Alex and Magda from Rock The Day meticulously dressed the amazing tablescapes with crockery from Harriets Table and items from their own collection including macrame chair backs, table runners, dreamcatchers and their amazing macrame lanterns.

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Floral design was provided by the amazing Becca of Velvet Rose Floral Design; a self proclaimed romantic floral-story teller, with a penchant for breaking rules…Becca loves to create amazing florals with a difference, utilising textures and colours to wow with show-stopping blooms.

For this shoot, Becca was inspired by her love for 70s bohemia, and provided a combination of fresh and dried ingredients for the bouquet, flower crown, meadow-style installation and table runners.

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Additional styling came from the unique and eye-catching barrel grazer, created by the wondrous Grape & Fig; the UK’s first and finest provider of luxury Australasian-style grazing tables and installations. Toria played with height, and added candles and eucalyptus to her grazer, which was packed with meats, cheeses, fruits, breads and dips.

Lastly, Jenna of Wonderland Invites created beautiful stationery in keeping with the theme and colour palette of the shoot. Her invitation suite was paired with mossy green envelopes and foliage printed silk. The palette was kept neutral, with creamy florals and sage greens to evoke a real natural feel. The standout table plan was created utilising Jenna’s table plan cards, and Rock The Day’s perspex background and easel.

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Orange Glow and Warming Vibes

With pops of red and orange, this wedding inspiration shoot is packed full of warming glow. 

We’re battling colds over here, but this styled shoot is warming our bones RIGHT up…with pops of fiery red and orange, and a warm sunset glow to die for, this gorgeous wedding inspiration shoot is packed full of warm and inviting glow. 

Conceptualised and submitted by photographer Koyahni Collins and coordinated by Kim Solecki of Borrowed & Blue Events, there are so many striking aspects of this shoot…from the florals by Bespoke Blossoms to the stunning pearl headpiece created by Emma Glover, and not forgetting the dress lent by Blush Bridal.

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“The wedding season begins to slow down in October here and yet the colours of fall are in their most vibrant glory. As an artist I felt drawn to capture the beauty of these colours as a wedding pallet; the sun against the moody tones of autumn combined with real romance. Leaves like sunset, skies crisp and clear, wild love. Let’s inspire more couples to get married here during autumn and even winter! A way to stay inspired myself after a busy summer season and refresh my creativity. With the help of an amazing group of creatives this cooler weathered, modern-bohemian, love story came to life.” Koyahni

And boy did it come to life.

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We’re not sure what our favourite part of this shoot was…it’s all so beautiful and visually entrancing. But quite possibly it’s the juxtaposition of the elaborate lace train of the dress, set against the rustic fields…who says you can’t have an all out glam dress and still be a rustic, knees up kinda bride!

And we have to show some love to the men too…the male model’s suit had just the right amount of boho running through it with the tweed waistcoat and the fedora hat. An awesome contrast to the brides super feminine look. But hey, it totally works!

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“I came up with the idea and the theme for this styled elopement in the early days of FallI designed each look and chose the location, story and style.” Kohayni

After reaching out to some fabulous suppliers she had already worked with, Koyanhi took on Kim Solecki to help coordinate the remaining vendors and to organise the details. We love Kim; she knows her stuff and can really bring a sense of industry knowledge and understanding to a shoot or a real wedding.

“Everyone seemed really on board with the vision and I appreciated that. I sent out a mood/inspo board to the team and everyone was inspired from there. I think I can speak for everyone in saying styled shoots are really just our chance to play and have some creative fun. However, coordinating these styled shoots is time consuming. The inspiration is the easy part! Kimberly was a great asset, with lots of connections.” Kohayni

Hear, hear…we know exactly how time consuming they can be!

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Kohayni and Kim managed to pull together a first class team who understood the brief perfectly. From the florist Bespoke Blossoms, to Emma Glover whose jewellery designs were utilised. Even down to the models…Kendra, the female model, is a friend of Kohayni’s and great to work with, so when the team reached out to her, she was down to be apart of the shoot. Kim led Kohanni to Justin the male model, someone she’d never worked with but who fit the look she was searching for.

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The shoot date shifted around a bit because of bad weather which was a challenge. However, in the end, it all came together though and everyone was very professional and played their role beautifully.

“We are all friends, and in this relatively small community it’s fun once in a while to get together and be creative for ourselves.” Kohayni

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A Textural Dream at Sennowe Park

Today’s shoot focused on stunning florals, unique gowns and unparalleled bridal beauty.

There is so much I love about this shoot we have on the blog today; from the beautifully diverse models, to the layers and layers of pampas grass and wonderful floral installations. Also really crushing on how this team brought an air of boho plentifulness to the stately home setting of Sennowe Park. Not always an easy feat.

Through the use of texture, abundant blooms and festival-inspired hair, the suppliers banded together to bring a touch of the wild to the outside-in conservatory space at Sennowe; a stately home built for the now famous Thomas Cook family.

Led by Norfolk-based photographer, Sophie Cass, the shoot focused on stunning florals, unique gowns and unparalleled bridal beauty.

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The gorgeous Winter Garden and surrounding grounds of Sennowe Park were the backdrop to the autumnal floral arrangements by Amber’s Rose Florist, including a free-standing pampas grass hoop, suspended pampas grass table decorations, intricate bridal bouquets and flower crowns. We are loving how no expense was spared with the floristry on this shoot…each and every installation was jam packed full of blooms, grass and foliage to create stunning, abundant seasonal displays.

Setting the scene were Little Jem Weddings, who decorated the venue and created a tablescape filled with flowers, flowing fabrics, candles and rustic details such as vintage crockery and wooden boxes. Using two characteristic cakes by Love Weddings Cakes, which drew on the marble stonework of the venue in dusky pink hues, an upcycled dresser was placed outside and decorated with flowers and ribbons against the landscape of the venue’s sprawling grounds.

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Stationery, including invitations, menus and beautifully-adorned envelopes, was provided by Little Pea Designs and photographed upon the dining table and amid a flatlay inspired by the colours and flowers of the day.

The dresses, loaned by White Reflections Bridal in Norwich, were from designers Yolan Cris and Rembo Styling, and offered a combination of discerning grace and modern sophistication. From the boho-esque crocheting of Rembo Styling to the detailed lace embellishments and figure-hugging silhouettes of Yolan Cris, the gowns, modelled by Amber Burton and Bethany Tooke, were central to the contemporary yet traditional tones of the photoshoot.

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To tie the photoshoot together, Brooke Thompson of Boho Beauty Box in Norwich provided hair and make-up for the two models. The darker tones of Amber’s hair and skin tone were used to create a smoky bronze look with golden eyes and dark pink lips, while her long hair was styled into a graceful updo with twists and plaits. Bethany’s pale skin played host to more autumnal tones, with rose gold eyes and pale pink lips, and her flowing red hair was teased into a unique ponytail.

You can feel the love on this shoot. Sophie talks so fondly of all the suppliers who worked together to make this boho dream a reality…

“I absolutely loved every supplier that was involved in this shoot. I’d worked with a couple of people before, while others were totally new faces. It was so wonderful to have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented suppliers across Norfolk and Suffolk, bringing together everybody’s creativity. Sophie

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