By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
As we rapidly approach Summer it’s just wonderful to be feeling inspired by this sunset wedding ideas editorial today. Tones of gold and pink are used throughout this bohemian vibe set of images both in the gorgeous decoration and styling.
Becky Wright Photography and Emmie Parish Weddings headed up an incredible team of talented wedding suppliers, all striving to create unique and wild wedding ideas. From the dried flowers to the boho stationery and the pretty cake, you are going to love every little detail. Look out for gorgeous attire, beautiful balloons, special wedding accommodation and a fantastic feature film too. Oh my!
The shoot was initially inspired by a couple that had spent their time travelling amongst the forgotten desserts and wilderness in America, gotten married, and are now coming home to celebrate their union with family and friends at home. So, it was important to incorporate influences of a boho nomadic lifestyle, with colours and the world that they had grown to love and bringing together family and friends to celebrate their union.
The tones of the shoot are heavily influenced by the soft, muted yet golden tones found in the deserts that they explored, along with hints of pink to represent the sunsets. (Their favourite time of day). I opted to include dried florals, as a representation of the kinds of florals that were seen throughout the dry and hot spaces they had visited, but with a softness to them.
The colours of the florals perfectly matched the tones, and the vases that were used so perfectly they looked as though they were collected on their travels around.
It was because of the element of travel that I decided to have a vintage VW camper, which perfectly fits with the boho style. I mean, who doesn’t want to explore the world this way. The best part was that this could be a wedding car, or this could be utilised as a wedding photo booth, which is such a fun method of getting images of all the wedding guests.
This couple would not be the type that would want a hotel as their wedding night accommodation, so I opted for a bell tent. Fitted to be a perfect honeymoon suite, as it is finished to an amazingly high standard, taking glamping to a new level. It was then framed with organic balloon installations, completed with dried flowers to add that extra special element that would be different to the options for guests.
Already being married it was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate with family and friends in a celebrant led ceremony, meaning that we could take advantage of the beautiful outdoor space and perform the ceremony here. The ceremony takes place under a bespoke archway, perfectly framing the image of the couple and their celebrant, surrounded by the florals matching all other elements of the day. It was designed to look as though the triangular arch and the florals surrounding had grown from the ground organically as though just for this perfect moment.
For the venue, Oak Tree Barn was perfect, with its exposed wood, metal and acres of open spaces it really helped to bring the look together, and created a beautiful cohesion to the day. It kept a luxurious feel whilst remaining true to the couple I had in mind. Being something not so traditional.
Whilst looking at the styling it was key that we still created a luxe feel, that was less DIY and so metallics were incorporated to the table scape, along with soft materials and vintage crockery and glassware, all within the tones of the rest of the day. To bring that higher level of styling to the day, and really create something unique and beautiful. The idea of the crockery and glassware was to look as though they had again collected this as they had travelled to little hidden and that it was entirely personal.
For the attire, for the bride I was looking for something that was soft, gentle and flowing but still represented her. And the Maggie Sottero dress was simply perfect, with the wide leaves as the pattern of the lace it incorporated the styling of the day without distracting from it. The bride would not be the type to wear a ball gown, but wanted something equally as stunning whilst remaining stylish.
For the groom, I did not want to take away from the bride so I opted for something simple and classic in colours and materials that would compliment the rest of the day; and bridesmaids in the softer pink tones to show their youth and fun personalities.
The overall styling of the day was to create something that could be seen in any of the places that the couple had grown to love, and fell deeper in love, but still keeping the edge of luxury that looked to show how their lives will now develop as they settle down together.
Becky Wright Photography
Emmie Parish Weddings
Oak Tree Barn
Gillian Roberts Bridal
Honey V Tiaras
Hair and Make-Up
Pretty Please by Katie
Lisa Tull Artistry Hair
Bay Wedding Props
Angels and Gypsies
Bespoke Bakes by Danielle
Model – Bride
Models – Bridesmaid/Flower Girl
Milly Parish & Baylie Agbonlahor
Luke Batchelor Productions
Life’s a Pitch
The Glitzy Balloon Co.
Model – Groom
Glassware & Crockery
Vivaldi Pro Menswear
Modern Ceremonies with Justine
Such stunning sunset wedding ideas. I really love the concept of this shoot.
Thanks ever so much to the whole team above for sharing their wonderful creativity with us.
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