Ok, so Summer is nearly over, but that doesn't mean we can't relish every last second and this pretty shoot filled with flowers and a gorgeous outdoor chill out area does just that. I'm a bohemian girl at heart so the unstructured and wild styling by Anna from Anna’s Attic Event Styling in this shoot really appeals to me. The combination of ruffled lace gowns by Kate Beaumont, oversized blooms from Petal and Stalk, relaxed stationery by Lisa-Jayne Creative and sweet treats by The Confetti Cakery is perfection. Apologies in advance if you're overcome with an urge to sit in the sunshine in a tipi sipping on pink lemonade following this feature...

Irnham Hall

Anna the Stylist: Irnham Hall, Irnham near Grantham was the perfect location for our Boho Bridal Shoot which took place on a beautiful sunny day in April. The venue provides the perfect secluded and romantic wedding location within the setting of it’s grade II listed walled garden. We were able to explore the beautiful grounds and find some simply stunning locations for the shoot, from the manicured gardens, woodland, greenhouses and much more.

The Inspiration

Anna Straw of Anna’s Attic Event Styling based in Lincolnshire came up with the concept for the shoot, really wanting to capture the essence of a more relaxed summer wedding with the emphasis on handmade and natural elements, capturing the mood of a relaxed summer boho wedding. Colour inspiration came in the form of pantone’s Peach Echo, Rose Quartz, Lilac Gray & Fiesta. With inspiration taken from natural materials and textures, Aztec prints, feathers and wood. A chill out area complete with handmade tipi, dream catchers and gypsy prayer flags was further styled with vintage patchwork quilts and crochet blankets. Within the orangery the handmade and natural theme was followed through on the top table, the wooden trestle was left unclothed, save for some simple mats and crochet doilies. Moss, succulents, feathers, fern leaves, quartz eggs and handmade leaf dishes were used to add to the natural look along with brass candlesticks and simple bronze and brass toned containers with natural blooms to complement the bridal bouquet. Cotton ribbons were created and used to decorate the bride and groom’s chairs, complementing the handmade Mr & Mrs signs. Vintage cutlery and mixed vintage glassware added to the relaxed feel. The images were captured perfectly by photographer Aden Priest, Aden is based in Lincolnshire covering worldwide.

The Dresses

Kate Beaumont provided a number of her beautiful gowns along with two beautiful veils from Kate’s studio, made to order by Helen Martin Veils. Hollyhock is a soft and floaty gown with ivory French lace layered over a blush-coloured silk satin. Wild Lupin’s striking triple tiered lace skirt sits below a gently gathered gold silk bodice and features deep front and back V necklines trimmed with a floaty lace scallop. Kate’s Larkspur separates include a French lace top worn over a cream silk satin bias cut slip, the top makes the most of the lace’s incredible scallop edges, featuring them both down the front V and also along the high back neckline.

The Flowers

Navenby based florist Petal and Stalk provided a bountiful bouquet following the boho theme. An extravagant elongated bouquet was packed with blooms in colours ranging from flame through to pastel with some grey and silvery tones. The concept and styling of the shoot was complemented by introducing lots of texture within the bouquet. Blousy coral peonies, clematis, kochia and ranunculus were used along with astilbe, hypericum, wax flower and even succulents for added interest. As well as creating the stunning bridal bouquet Petal and Stalk also provided a front facing flower crown using the same flowers as the bouquet, it really was a stunning piece, with perfectly open blooms, very full and decadent.

The Beauty

Stunning bridal hair and make up by South Yorkshire based Julia Jeckell. Julia created a summery bronzed bridal look on model Lucy Smith of Boss Model Management Manchester. Julia created a flawless look with warm brown tones on Lucy’s eyes. Light reflective bronzer was used with a warm pink blush, complemented by warm peachy pink tones on her lips. Hair was styled in loose waves and accessorised with a stunning flower crown by Petal and Stalk and later a Grecian headpiece by Debbie Carlisle.

The Details

The Confetti Cakery created a stunning cake table, abundant with sweet treats including blueberry, raspberry and green tree marshmallows, meringue kisses, French macaroons and shortbread cookies featuring marbled fondant and hand painted feather detail. The centre piece was a four tiered cake with sugar succulents and hand painted geometric detail. Stationer Lisa-Jayne Creative created a stunning bespoke range, fulfilling the brief of romantic bohemian, chic and sophisticated. Perfectly capturing the boho style with watercolour floral and feather details. Suede, feather and wood details complemented the summer wedding theme throughout the range, the piece de la resistance being the dream catcher table plan displayed on a tree in the walled garden.
Fern Godfrey

Written by Fern Godfrey

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Venue: Irnham Hall | Concept & Styling: Anna's Attic | Gowns: Kate Beaumont | Hair & Make Up: Julia Jeckell | Grecian Headpiece: Debbie Carlisle | Cake: The Confetti Cakery | Stationery: Lisa Jayne Creative | Florist: Petal & Stalk | Handmade Leaf Print Dishes: Katherine Ann Mutch Ceramics | Model: Lucy Smith at Boss Model Management
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