Inspiration

A Lion King themed wedding? Seriously, how much better can it get?! We’re feeling all the love tonight (get it…) with this inspiration. With its colourful tones, boho vibe and extravagant dried flower arrangements, each aspect transports us back to a childhood favourite. We love the outdoor tipi, complete with bamboo furniture and Moroccan styled cushions - so lush! It’s all so carefree - basically, it’s the epitome of Hakuna Matata. Hey, it means no worries, right? We approve!


Lion King theme wedding with boho vibes and outdoor Tipi

Inspired by my favourite childhood movie, the Lion King, and it’s colour palette, this shoot is a boho, and vibrant nod to the movie’s setting. We brought the lush grasslands of Africa to Hertfordshire with extravagant dried flowers arrangements, an outdoor ceremony of dreams and an intimate tipi dining area on the island of Brook Farm, Cuffley.

Caroline Opacic Photography

STYLING

The backdrop of this ceremony spot was so stunning by itself we barely needed to do anything to improve on it! To bring focus to the ceremony, we used dramatic, coloured dried flowers around a wooden triangle arch. The aisle was filled with antique rugs and each row of benches was topped off with a bamboo lantern. Simple, but with an extravagant feel.

FASHION

Our model, Dionne, wore two looks by Kate Edmondson Bridal - both separates with ornate floral lace tops. For the first look we went for a regal high neck and tulle skirt and the second, with beautiful statement sleeves, was a more informal feel for an evening reception under the stars. To really bring the ‘Queen Nala’ look, Dionne wore a pretty raffia crown and matching earrings from To Be Adorned. Dionne wore her hair natural with a glowing complexion and soft make up. 

VENUE

Beautiful Brook Farm in Cuffley, Hertfordshire is the perfect outdoor wedding venue. What really sold me was the venue’s lake, split into two with a grass-covered walkway. This lead to a small island with string lights strung in the trees. Here, we set up a tipi with a sweetheart dining area and a laid back boho fire pit area for after dark. In front of the tipi we created a carefree ceremony area with benches under the shade of the trees. If couples are thinking of a scaled back wedding, this shoot is definitely full of inspiration! 

How gorgeous is the stationery by recommended supplier Chloe Ainsley Creative? It’s so imaginative and vibrant! 

This shoot really was all about the colour, so our ‘Lion King’ Ali, wore a pastel blue suit from ASOS. Keeping this chilled with an elopement vibe, we opted for no tie, but instead a textured and eye-catching buttonhole to match the wild floral installations.

Caroline Opacic Photography

If this Lion King Themed wedding is making all your childhood dreams come true, then we can totally relate! Vibrant colours and a boho chic theme may be just what you’re after. Take a look at this incredible (INCREDIBLE) wedding in Marrakech, complete with hanging lanterns and flame thrower entertainers! Or how about this Moroccan wedding elopement with a boho vibe? Honestly, you’re bound to find something you love…

Written by Ella Turner

Featured suppliers

Venue: Brook Farm | Styling, Planning And Co-Ordination: The Hullabaloo Collective | Tipi: Country Tipis | Furniture Hire: Anthology Vintage Hire | The Big Green Generator Co Ltd: Generator | Florist: Your London Florist | Crockery: Classic Crockery Event Hire | Bridal Outfits: Kate Edmondson | Stationery: Chloe Ainsley Creative | Earrings & Headpiece: To Be Adorned | Ribbons: Ambers Rose | Wedding Cake: La Belle Cake Company | Models: Ali And Dionne | Celebrant: Caroline Lambie | Hair & Makeup: Make Up Artistry London

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