This is boho but not as you know it. With today’s styled shoot, the team have conspired and coordinated a contemporary, fresh take on boho wedding luxe for you to adore.
Boho dried grasses and peachy florals? 19th Century country house venue? Who says the two can’t marry together and create something beautiful? Certainly not us, and not the team behind this gorgeous shoot either. With a penchant for the on-trend, laid back stylings and earthy tones usually associated with a more rustic venue, the talented suppliers involved have instead used their skills to accent a much more luxe and traditional venue, one set in a stunning patch of the countryside with both light white spaces and deep, rich wallpaper. We suspect this shoot is going to tick a lot of your boxes.
The gloriously fluffy gown is the perfect balance of all-out bridal glam and light, delicate bohemian flair, contrasting and connecting the two themes seamlessly. It looks especially beautiful with the dried pampas, white peacock feathers and warm peach blooms. So. Much. Texture. Get ready to get onboard…
With images by Chris Snowden Wedding Photographer
The team says: After months of lockdown we were all itching to get back to being creative and passionate about weddings! The boho style continues to be a huge trend for outdoor weddings and tipis but is not often the go-to option for country house weddings. We wanted to show that boho glam could actually be the perfect pairing for neutral, romantic venues where the soft, distinctive earthy tones of dried flowers, peachy fabrics and muted metallics blend together to create a laid back yet luxurious style.
Stubton Hall is a 19th Century country house set in 23 acres on the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire border. It is the perfect mix of old and new, traditional and contemporary, with incredible grounds. The white room where we shot the ceremony setup, wedding breakfast and cake display is a fantastic blank canvas, boasting huge windows allowing the outside in and a huge influx of light.
Modern Heritage Styling offer award-winning, bespoke and innovative venue styling for weddings and special events and are based in Lincolnshire. Soft, peachy tones were used to warm up the white room in the form of chair sashes, napkins, roses and candles. The neutral, earthy shades of the dried grasses, pampas and cotton are emphasised by the romantic fluffy white peacock feathers and cloud-like hydrangeas. Jacaranda Flowers offer a breadth of experience in classic and contemporary floristry from their base in Lincolnshire.
Luxe golden metallics were used for lanterns, tea light holders and cutlery. Hemp and rattan provided natural texture for place mats, baskets and lanterns. Simplistic vellum menus complimented the beautiful edible flower lollies. The floating tier within the beautifully textured cake allowed for an array of different flowers and grasses tying the look together. This was done by the award-winning UNVEILED Network Member Storeybook Cakes based on the Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire border.
It was important when choosing a gown from Nottingham-based Iconic Bride that it reflected both the romantic bohemian feel of the shoot, as well as showcasing the impressive size of the venue, without being overshadowed by it. A ball gown style dress was, therefore, a natural choice to fill this glorious space. Finding such a gown which could also provide the bohemian feel was another matter, as ballgowns are traditionally associated with a princess look. However, the striking style of the Wtoo by Watters Montgomery dress provided the perfect dreamy balance. Crafted with modern floral motifs and consisting of soft ivory tulle and peach hues, this impressive gown features an illusion bodice which creates a modern and youthful vibe which is then beautifully enhanced by a show-stopping ruffled tiered skirt, bringing volume and grandness. Overall resulting in a glamorous bohemian look, perfect for any modern day bride.
Adele Coxon MUA offers award winning, professional makeup and hair styling and are based in Nottinghamshire. For this shoot, we opted for a classic bridal up-do to show off the fabulous plunging back of the dress, with a sweeping fringe and loose pieces around the front to soften it.
For the makeup we went with my own classic bridal look of soft taupe tones on the eyes with a little dark brown to define the lash line, bronzer and blush to give a light contour and a pop of colour to the cheeks. The look was finished by the infamous Pillowtalk lipstick by Charlotte Tilbury to finish.
Both of these styles I believe can be universal to all brides, as can work with an array of wedding themes.
The shoot was super relaxed and flowed beautifully. We all enjoyed having the freedom to be creative and were inspired by wonderful surroundings and other industry experts. The aim was to create a bohemian look that could easily be translated into the more traditional wedding venue and couple. By adding a hefty touch of glam and not being afraid to mix textures and tones, I think we achieved this and made this eclectic, luxe style accessible for all.