I am always astounded by the creativity and talent within the wedding industry and today’s editorial shoot is an example of that. Inspired by the venue itself; The Old Riding School – Walton Hall in Cheshire, a natural boho meets industrial wedding vision was brought to life. These wedding ideas really capture the essence of the Pantone colour of 2019, Living Coral just perfectly. The hue was used in subtle touches throughout, such as in the pretty blooms, flawless make up looks and even in the sugar flowers adorning the concrete effect cake. Wow!
I just adore the flower installation, which looks so natural as if it is growing on the very wall it is nestled against, not to mention the blousy bright bouquet creation. There were also the most stylish dresses, which really worked with the boho styling. Talking of which, how gorgeous is the macramé backdrop?
Do look out for dapper groomswear, on trend copper geometric stationery, romantic hair styles and a seriously beautiful table set up. Everything was captured so beautifully by Jo Bradbury Photography too. Let me leave you with stylist Pretty Creative to share the story behind the shoot. Enjoy.
Natural Boho Industrial Wedding Ideas
Stylist – Pretty Creative
Near to where I live is a beautiful historic hall and gardens that has always been open to the public since it was gifted by the last owners. There is a practically unchanged amazing old stable block that in the past had belonged to the Lady of the Hall and I was really excited to hear that the space was being transformed into an events space for farmers markets, cinema screenings and possibly weddings too and naturally wanted to create a shoot there.
I gathered together a team of some of the nicest and very talented creatives and we set to work on making the space perfect for a wedding. Inspiration shoots are always a brilliant way to express a bit of creative license!
The Location – The Old Riding School
The venue is The Old Riding School, at Walton Hall but for the past few decades has been home to the tractors and mowers that maintain the grounds and nearby golf club!
It’s the sort of big blank canvas of a warehouse space that you just don’t find unless its in a big inner city industrial setting, whereas this is right in the heart of greenery and just amazing. What’s also really exciting is that they are totally renovating the massive glasshouses which have been derelict for decades.
Photography – Jo Bradbury
The general inspiration was natural boho with amazing florals and a dusting of an industrial vibe, slight shabby edges in the props and with the unmistakable touch of fine art that Jo Bradbury Photography brings to all her amazing work.
We were so pleased that Jo was able to capture the shoot, her work is incredible, it is eternally romantic, beautiful and she is just the nicest and most enthusiastic person to work with. She photographs everything so perfectly from details to landscapes and always get the most epic and atmospheric images. We all were so happy with these gorgeous images.
Because the warehouse is so generously proportioned, it’s massive! We thought we’d create a number of different backdrops to shoot against, natural, boho and warehouse industrial all tied together with the coral tones. We moved around the space throughout the day as the sun passed through it at different times.
We had an accent of copper tones, greys, geometrics picking up on the industrial feel of the space, with coral as our colour inspiration to compliment the red bare brickwork. It was a total coincidence that the pantone colour is living coral, so we must have subliminally picked up on that somehow too.
For the natural look we wanted the flower wall to feel like it was just growing up out of the warehouse floor and, climbing up the brickwork, like the place was being reclaimed by beauty and nature after being dormant for so long.
For the boho vibe, we had a stunning macramé frame from the very talented Rebecca from Vanir Creations. If you follow her on Instagram you can see her create her epic macramé installations with time-lapse videos, they are really mesmerising and totally addictive to watch! She is so talented.
For a more industrial feel we created a hanging backdrop of festoon lighting with Tom at Bear Hug events against the bare Cheshire red brick walls and also draped some lighting over the huge wooden doors to the stable block.
The Stationery – Emma Jo
I’d worked with Emma Jo on a shoot with Jo Bradbury before and knew her style would be perfect. Keeping the stationery and font clean and bold, added a sophisticated feel to the tablescape with the geometric detailing complimenting the grey, copper and coral tones.
The Dresses – Stelfox by Shikoba
Stelfox by Shikoba Bride provided the stunning dresses, there were so many gorgeous styles to choose from on the day. The collection includes designs with delicate silks, lace, chiffon and crepes, with separates and overlays as well as dresses. They have a romantic boho feel and really suited the space.
Dean our groom wore a tie and waistcoat provided by Kaye Hannabuss textiles who creates bespoke accessories and designs with stunning fabrics and liberty prints.
The Hair and Make up – Harry Jon
Clare from Harry Jon created all of the looks on the shoot for Charlotte, she was amazing. Charlotte’s make up was kept dewy and soft with a hint of the coral eye-shadow to pick up the theme. We kept her hair natural too, with her hair loose and down as well as some up-dos with the different dresses. Clare is amazing, we love working with her!
The Flowers – Living Colour Floral Design
Heather and the girls were incredible with the brief, Living Colour Floral Design arrived with a van full of foliage and flowers and talent! The flower wall was simply astonishing, just epic and the smell was insane, so fragrant and aromatic.
The flowers picked up on the coral and amber tones, with the most stunning bouquet, Charlotte’s flower crown, the button hole and table scape contrasting with the brass candle sticks with the grey and metallic tones to the candles, plate wear and stationery accents. The coral tones being picked up again in the vibrant orange beer Kellar table and benches covered with silks by Willow and Curl Silks.
The Cake – Little Button Bakery
Kate from Little Button Bakery created the most unbelievable cake, it brought all the elements of the shoot together. Kate is so skilled the sugar work on her cakes are pure artistry and she is such a genius with cake design. She brought the colour theme and vibe of the shoot to life with her design. Her cakes taste totally amazing too!
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Jo Bradbury Photography
The Old Riding School – Walton Hall, Cheshire
Hair & MUA
Living Colour Floral Design
Stelfox by Shikoba Bride
Little Button Bakery
Oh my! So stunning. Thanks so very much to the whole team above for sharing with us these extraordinary images today xo Lou