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Colourful Whimsey Wedding Inspiration and Shoot

Following yesterday’s mood board, here’s part 3 of the epic photo shoot I styled in collaboration with some phenominal UK suppliers. The shoot took place at Tapeley Park (where I had my own wedding) and was captured by the uber talented Rosie Parsons. Using real Bride and Groom Dan and Jo, our aim was to create a fun and frivolous look that buckled tradition…something fun for a fun-loving couple!

The wedding gown, Astor was loaned by the amazingly talented, Bristol based designer Alexandra King of Make Me A Dress. I adore this dress – the sassy oversized bow, the beautiful tulle and the fact it’s not only stunning, but practical too…it’s shorter length is great for outdoor weddings and perfect for the Bride who loves shoes!

Hair was styled by Claire of Creative Wedding Hair who after seeing the fabulous frock, opted to “go a little wild” with an up-do, taking a plait around the front of Jo’s hairline, finished off with the amazingly fun and oh-so-pretty Hetty headband from Natasha Jane. Make-up artist Eve Ashby took her lead from the decor and here’s what she had to say “I created a make-up look using shades of pink and purple, which I gently graded in depth of colour across the models eyelid.Finishing the look off with some very fun, larger than life lashes for a super cute, girly look that complimented the beautifully decorated, party backdrop”.

And my part? Well, I wanted to go all-out with the whimsey – so hung an array of colourful streamers from the tree branches, from which I hung doughnuts (bobbing for doughnuts anyone? A great wedding game!)…Then for the table. Well, sweet tables are huge fun at weddings, not just for kids but grown-ups too and can add so much colour to your venue. I gathered retro sweets from the supermarket and local food market…dolly mixtures, coconut ice and humbugs and arranged them in glassware collected from my local charity shop – cheap as chips, yet so effective!

The lovely Sarah at Tiny Gems loaned us Betty Blue an intricate and very gorgeous heirloom bouquet, which fitted the styling perfectly; to compliment – I hunted down a masculine looking brooch for Dan to sport as his button hole…both great wedding day keepsakes. Most other accessories were from high street stores – Dan’s shirt was from Primark, tie from Next and Jo’s a-mazing pink shoes were from New Look.

A big thank you to all involved – I enjoyed every minute. For a full round-up of this 3-part shoot, have a look at this wonderful summary on Rock My Wedding…and lots of love to Charlotte for featuring it!

With Love,

Sarah, Boho Bride xx

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