Inspiration

Everything, chosen at this 70s and LGBT wedding inspiration shoot was very much a celebration of the decade and love. From the mustard and teal colour scheme right through to the jumpsuit fashion and dried flower arrangements. Real couple, Steph and Robynne were naturals behind the lens, relaxing in the camper van and having fun during the smoke bomb portraits. As were Georgia and Lauren at this romantic inspiration shoot at Castle Coombe in Wiltshire.

LGBT wedding inspiration with 70s colours, decor and camper van.

We made a conscious decision to go for warm tones and a homely, free love/ hippy kind of feel rather than big hair and disco balls. To achieve that look, Becky from R and R decided on a colour palette full of oranges, reds and yellows with the odd blue tone. We went for circular patterns wherever we could, such as in the stationery, the backdrop and the macrame hanging on the camper van.

Caroline Goosey

Venue

The venue is quite large so we had several setups to make the most of it. A living room inspired area filled with macrame, houseplants and scatter cushions, then a tablescape in front of it, a bell tent filled with some of the same items and a VW camper in the field.

Cake

The cake was inspired by the heavy shag carpets that everyone used to have. I saw a carpet inspired cake on Pinterest and knew that’s exactly what we had to have, as I’m not sure many couples would be into Black Forest Gateau on their wedding day!

Flowers

Sunflowers and wildflowers were a big part of what we had imagined. The bouquet followed the colour palette perfectly, bound together with ribbons in the same colour scheme. The bleached peacock feathers were the icing on the cake.

LGBT Wedding Fashion

Steph wore a beaded, sequinned halter neck jumpsuit from Monsoon that worked perfectly with heavy but colourful eye makeup and bright lipstick. Robynne wore cord trousers and a floral shirt, both by Monki, with less colourful but still dark eye make up. Their hair styles focussed on easy-going curls, to hold in the vintage accessories from Vintage Adornments.

Love is love.

Finding real-life couple Steph and Robynne to model for us had a pivotal impact on the shoot. I had always envisaged a look that was more androgynous and less stereotypically bridal because I wanted to call back to the liberation movements of the time. After chatting with Steph it was decided that a more feminine look would be appropriate for her, while Robynne was definitely happier in a shirt and trousers.

Caroline Goosey

If you're not ready to leave the 70s yet, we can highly recommend this 70s disco inspiration complete with glitter balls and roller skates. Plus you can read all about Will's experience of planning an LGBT wedding as a gay couple.

Photography & Concept: Caroline Goosey PhotographyVenue: The Old Cow ShedStyling & Stationery: R and R Weddings and EventsCouple: Robynne and StephCake: Red Robin CakeryFlowers: FlowerologyMUA: Alex ArcherHair: Perfect SilhouetteCamper: Oh SnapMacrame: The Knotted BellAccessories: Vintage AdornmentsRobynne’s Clothes: MonkiSteph’s Jumpsuit: Monsoon

Written by Lorna Shaw

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