I’m crushing all over today’s wedding inspiration that celebrates free-spirited hearts and bohemian souls. From the floaty wedding dress to the vintage styling, the giant lampshades to the chrysanthemum cake, the vintage tableware matched with the floral textiles… it’s utterly glorious.
Over to Emma from Wild Sapphire to tell us more about the shoot and the inspiration team behind it…
Emma from Wild Sapphire…
Where did you get your inspiration from?
This took place shortly after the first lockdown was lifted and I really wanted to create a fun and care-free shoot for all the suppliers to enjoy, especially given that we had all dealt with so many wedding postponements. This was a chance to really get creative. The stylist Katie, suggested incorporating these fantastic vintage lampshades and the rest of the styling evolved from that. There is something so nostalgic about looking back to more care-free days and the 70’s really does represent this so it felt like the perfect choice for the basis of our shoot.
How did you find the suppliers who made this concept come to life?
It was a mix of sources. I initially contacted Stratton Court Barn as I knew it was a beautiful venue within an idyllic setting and they were really welcoming to the ideas I had. I then found some of the suppliers in Facebook wedding supplier groups who I felt would align well together, whilst others I contacted personally as I had either worked with them previously or they were recommended suppliers at the venue so knew they would be familiar with it.
What details are your favourite, and why?
Our model Nicola is completely stunning and has the most amazing hair which so suited the overall look. The giant vintage lampshades were amazing! I love that we all took the brief and added our own elements which fitted perfectly with the overall look.
Anna from Anna Jayne Designs made a gorgeous bespoke floral table runner to match her stationery and the tableware. Charlene of Cherry Tree Cakerie cleverly created these intricate wafer paper chrysanthemums for the cake. Also, I was so pleased to have Lottie the VW Campervan join us which definitely topped off the whole shoot!
Do you have any styling tips for readers looking to emulate this shoot?
I think this shoot shows that you can have a beautiful boho and vintage styled intimate wedding, especially in the current climate. You don’t have to have a great big wedding with lots of different décor if that isn’t your thing either. Just having some key styling elements can have a great impact, such as the VW campervan, floral textiles, vintage tableware and bold arrangements which can be used around the venue at different points of the wedding day. Finding a basis for your chosen style – in our case the vintage giant lampshades – can really help inspire and generate a whole load of further ideas.
What is it that makes your shoot unique?
We created four different set-ups to channel the care-free 70’s era whilst incorporating various boho elements, all in intimate settings. The mix of a long floaty dress, floral décor in trendy mustard, blush and green, giant vintage lampshades, flowers that look like they have been scooped up from a meadow worked beautifully with the more contemporary bespoke jewellery and hair accessories.
What’s the most important tip you have for couples planning their wedding?
This is your special day and you should love every single aspect of it so go with what it is you both want and try not to be swayed by others.