Styled Shoot

Celestial Sun. A Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot at Doxford Barns

14th June 2021 | Alexis Forsyth

Boho chic with a dark twist. We’re intrigued by this concept already and can’t wait to share this bridal shoot with you, captured at one of our favourite Northumberland venues, UNVEILED Network Member Doxford Barns.

Dominated by a stark rust black and white palette, this shoot is anything but ordinary and really shows off this award-winning venue in a whole new light. In fact, photographer Eye of the Tyne knew exactly how to capture this gorgeous setting, tying in effortlessly with the dark, industrial concept developed by this collective of fabulous local suppliers.

Throw in some fashion-forward wedding attire (hello there statement two-piece and ethereal cape!) and you’ve got yourself a bridal look that’s oozing in boho vibes, contrasting beautifully with the uber edgy styling details – think pampas and palms, neon props, and concrete textures aplenty. Ready for it? Let’s delve in and see all the fabulous results.

Model: Juliette Taylor

​With images by Eye of the Tyne

Inspiration

The team say: We wanted to show a darker, more industrial boho style inspired by emerging trends we’ve been seeing with rust blacks and whites. Thanks to the cinematic style of Eye of the Tyne, we felt we could perfectly capture the contrasting shadow and light at Doxford Barns in a way that’s not been seen before.

UNVEILED Network Member, Sisters of Grace stocks bridal dresses and accessories that are forward thinking and perfectly complemented the styling we were aiming for with the celestial crowns designed specifically for their brand.

Ashleigh from DivaDust developed the makeup into a darker boho look with rust coloured eyes being the focus, and complementary lips which perfectly matched the colouring of the model.

Location

We chose Doxford Barns as the gorgeous stone work, courtyard and threshing barn allowed us to really show off our boho styling. It also enabled us to showcase how alternative, darker styling can work in this type of venue, as well as our take on autumnal style with the rust and black tones.

Styling

The Whole Schbang used a mix of pampas, palms and ruscus with fresh florals like brown anthuriums, phalaenopsis orchids and painted palms. The sandy coloured balloons with the white shimmer wall backdrop added an elegant vibe. Balloon-ilicious Balloon Events are so delicately luxurious, with their eye for colours and bespoke mixing perfectly capturing the vibe we were after. Their other props, such as the shimmer wall backdrop and neon combo really sets the scene as the venue transitions from the elegant daytime setting into the evening party.

The hints of black and industrial styled props also gave a modern minimalist edge to all the layers of flowers and balloons. As for the cake, this featured edgy concrete styling with textural layers too, as we wanted it to be part of the styling on the table. Ashleigh at The Little Cakery crafts beautifully detailed cakes and she perfectly captured the textures we wanted for the shoot.

Attire

The dresses were supplied by new bridal boutique Sisters of Grace and specifically showcased the Evie Young brand. We featured the Evie Young Lyric two-piece, Evie Young Journey, the Olive dress, and the gorgeous billowing Olive cape by Love Story Bride.

Their bridal collections and bespoke accessories worked perfectly with our ideas and showcased their new on-trend bridal concept, which offers beautiful forward-thinking designs.

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Beauty

We wanted to go for more of a grungy boho style, rather than the typical fresh boho beauty look. We gave our model loose hair and focused on her eyes to appeal to brides wanting something edgy and darker. We were also keen to evoke a Californian desert-style boho look, with the rust elements tying in with our autumnal vibes.

Ashleigh from DivaDust took our ideas and translated this concept into the makeup, and the colouring of the model’s hair perfectly complemented her makeup artistry.

Results

The shoot went fantastically well thanks to the glorious sunshine. The aim of the shoot was to showcase a diverse boho design and we managed to show off how this styling can work in a venue that may not typically be the first choice for this kind of theme. The shots captured by Eye of the Tyne were simply perfect for this concept.

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