This gorgeous wedding inspiration shoot combines many of the styling elements we've loved this year - botanicals, feathers and macrame. Perfect for the boho bride who wants to create a cosy and inviting space that's still stylish. By keeping the colour palette to greens, blues and whites, the tablescape and dessert table look polished. I'm also loving the tousled hair styles, with a floral crown for one look and feathers for the other! So pretty and such a great way to bring bohemian vibes to your own look.

The Team

Magda the Photographer: I reached out to a group of East Midlands finest creatives to put this shoot together and we managed to pull off a fantastic collaboration. Styled shoots are similar to organising a wedding and by working with committed suppliers the process is really enjoyable, easy and creative.

The Inspiration

Since I remember, I’ve always loved the bohemian type of life: hippy, involved in the arts, connected to nature and free spirited. I wanted to create my vision of a boho wedding: modern, elegant, soft, feminine with botanical plants, using macrame and feathers as styling elements. 
As a team, we decided to keep the colour palette simple and focus on the colour green which represents my personal connection with nature. We also added metallic copper and silvery-blue touches to complement the ivory colour of the macrame and mixed green hues. Geometric candle votives and crystal cut glassware were used on the table to add a contemporary feel to the overall design.

The Flowers

For the floral design we wanted to focus on different textures and shapes. Our mixed foliage garland along the length of the table included a variety of succulent plants, giant poppy seed heads, fluffy ferns and interesting leaf shapes. We also added rosemary and other herbs to follow an eco/boho vibe and add a wonderful aroma to the table decor.

The Cakes

Our cake table was dressed with a large hanging macrame piece, overlaid with beautiful laser cut copper calligraphy signage and feathers. On the table we had a two tiered semi naked cake decorated with flowers and foliage to match the theme, copper painted macarons and geometric iced cupcakes. We also wanted to create a statement cake alongside the cake table and Natasha suggested a hanging macrame design with trailing foliage which worked wonderfully with the other styled elements.

The Venue

I chose Kedleston Country House because of it’s beautiful location at the bottom of the Peak District. The venue has a beautiful Orangery where the light comes from the ceiling providing a very flattering light. Kedleston Country House has a stunning interior including animal horns and is a perfect wedding venue for anyone who loves nature, good food and beautiful rustic interiors. Not to mention the fantastic hospitality we all experienced during the shoot.

The Styling

During my supplier research I came across the website of The Rustic Wedding Company and I fell in love with Lesley’s styling. I felt a great connection between her style and mine - we both love countryside, nature and simplicity. I shared my Pinterest Board with Lesley and she made a beautiful styling plan (similar to a mood board) taking care of listing all small details to guide the other suppliers involved with the shoot.

The Dresses

Beautiful Dresses were chosen and provided for the shoot by Jessica from Shade Bridal. The pale mocha dress with soft silk tulle and corded lace on the bodice was called Azriel and comes from Watters Brides. 
The second dress had scattered beads made with silk tulle with floral design that drifts down the dress from the bodice and the sleeves were from The French Collection by Wendy Makin. 


Macrame is really popular in the USA but not so much in the UK yet so I had to ask two Etsy suppliers for help. The Main Table has a table runner made by Wall Knot, and the Cake Table decorations were made by Clove and Hitch. All hand made, crafted especially for the shoot. 
 The beautiful dream catchers were handmade by Dream Catch Me Designs. Some of the ribbons and lace used to make them were from 1970!
Fern Godfrey

Written by Fern Godfrey

Hair: Mon Amie | Make Up: Adele Coxon | Venue: The Kedleston | Stylist: The Rustic Wedding Company | Dress: Shade Bridal | Model: Model Students | Stationery: Amy Bailey Design | Flowers: Mrs Umbels | Cake: The Sweet Stuff | Dream Catchers: Dream Catch Me Designs | Table Runner: Wall Knot | Wall Hangings: Clove & Hitch | Ribbon: Little Acorn Silks

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