Get lost in the beautiful woodland today thanks to this gorgeous woodland wedding inspiration editorial sent over to us by Stephanie Dreams Photography. There are just so many fabulous touches and décor ideas to give you loads of help in styling your own weddings, whether they be held indoors or outside.
There is just so much to take in, with some really lovely set ups. There was a ceremony area with a wooden triangle backdrop, a stunning cake table with macramé dream catchers and a sweetheart table in the woodland clearing. All lit beautifully with magical lighting and adorned with florals and special touches too. Treats included a buttercream cake and a grazing table, there was also floral stationery, super stylish attire, wonderful hair and make up not to mention live music too. Oh my!
Woodland Wedding Inspiration
A woodland wedding is something that I’ve been excited to create and capture for so long, not only a favourite place for me to walk the dogs or breathe in fresh air, but a stunning place to get married at any time of year.
I really wanted to showcase an outside wedding any time of year, on a slightly rainy, cold day, anything is possible with the beauty of the trees and leaves around.
As always I want to convey a fun and romantic day, full of so much love.
We used Orchardleigh Estate, as alongside the gorgeous house is the arboretum. A stunning woodland area, perfect for capturing our romantic woodland wedding. It’s always a great place to shoot couple shots at Orchardleigh weddings, so to be able to do a whole wedding there was just gorgeous.
Although it would have been really easy to go with an Autumn theme within the forest, but it was really important for me to show that outdoor weddings can work any time of year. Really using the tones of nature, as well as picking up on pinks and peaches through the floral and props we used.
The vintage festoon lights really made the area light up, and gave so much atmosphere to the area. Draping from the trees and branches, really making for even more on a romantic area.
Although I had a certain look in my head, all the suppliers worked to create something they wanted to showcase and had a large say in getting everything together. This worked so well to get the finished look.
Kamila Roberts Makeup
When I heard we are doing a woodland photoshoot, I was very excited. I knew straight away I wanted to create a bohemian inspired makeup and hair look. Starting with dewy, fresh skin and slightly flushed almost wind like kissed cheeks. Then all the creativity came to play with our models eyes… I really wanted them to stand out! I chose warm bronze, earthy green eyeshadows with reflects of copper and golds. For extra drama I added smudged eyeliner and individual false lashes. To keep this look effortless I went for a nude on the lips the beginning of the shoot and then switched it up to a deep vine red later in the day when the sun was setting and the mood started to change for the evening. To complement the makeup and our woodland theme I created a relaxed boho hairstyle with some loose curls and waves. I used some texture and salt spray to achieve volume and a fashionable look. I wanted to keep the hair beautifully simple and romantic but with an impact so to achieve that I finished the look with an absolutely exquisite, bespoke fresh flower and green hair crown made by the lovely Kim from Dainty Vine.
The styling really captured a fun and casual wedding, mixed with the natural side of the venue. With a triangle arch, macramé and vintage dresser for the cake and grazing table. The main table was made from a cable drum and set up with rich and pastel tones.
All Things Pretty Styling
When I found out that Stephanie was planning a woodland styled shoot, I jumped at the opportunity to work alongside her to express my creativity and have some fun. I wanted to create a setting that drew its inspiration from it’s environment, whilst being soft, magical and romantic.
We used muted tones for our colour palette, using blush pinks, peaches soft oranges as our accent colours and then added splashes of navy and gold to enhance and bring in a luxurious atmosphere to the setting.
I drew inspiration for the main tablescape from my love to repurpose where I can, hence bringing a new lease of life into a disused cable reel. Nestled in the woodlands of Orchardleigh Estate, it sits under the tree canopy, lit by the suspended lights in the branches above, giving it the perfect setting.
I opted for an array of tealights and golden candlesticks with pearlescent candles nestled within the greenery supplied by The Dainty Vine, set upon a pair of handmade table runners in soft blush pinks contrasting against the wood and adding texture. The navy and gold charger plates completed the look, providing the perfect place setting, finished with gold flatware tied with a soft silk navy ribbon.
I could not wait to get my creative on, and relished in every second making the enchanting dream catchers used as the perfect backdrop and rose to the challenge of creating my first ever macramé.
No ceremony is complete without an arch. Wanting to bring a modern edge to the romantic look, I created the triangle arch and once adorned with rich greenery, it really complimented the natural materials, making the perfect outdoor setting to say your vows.
Floral was really important to add colour as well as use wild flowers and foliage to link everything together. This was seen especially in the Bride’s flower crown, mainly using green foliage with a small amount of peach and pink flowers, making it really pretty but having a natural element to all the details.
The Dainty Vine
When Steph showed me the most beautiful rug she wanted to include I started getting all these visions of peachy colours contrasted with rich foliage and navy – cue the most gorgeous almost metallic navy viburnum berries. The bridal bouquet was rich with texture and complimented by a greenery-lead flower crown with just a few statement flowers to tie it in with the rest of the florals.
The dresser allowed for some fun as I was able to have flowers spilling out left, right and centre! The main tablescape, again, saw very natural greenery with scattered flowers as if the forest had almost grown around it. A romantic boho style was created and with the backdrop of the forest it became the most enchanting wedding set up.
The stationery was always going to be an important detail for the shoot, it’s something I personally love and I think for this it connected everything together really well.
When planning for this shoot, my inner boho vibes were calling and loved the opportunity to be put to paper. Focusing on textures, florals and bringing in touches of navy, I think these designs worked really well the theme of the shoot. I wanted to bring in a little luxe, so sought the help of the evening amazing Cheryl from Silk and Purl to help add a touch of romance, adding hand dyed silk ribbons to (quite literally) tie everything together.
We decided on two dresses, both separates that worked well from Matchimony. The romantic feel of the day really fitted in with the colours and lace tops used, with lace detailing and coloured skirts. The evening shots particularly looked great with the darker green skirt, really working well with the woodland setting.
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Stephanie Dreams Photography
The Lens People
Stationery & Dresser
Hair and Makeup Artist
Kamila Roberts Makeup
The Dainty Vine
Wow! So so beautiful, I do love a woodland wedding.
Thanks ever so much to the whole creative team above for sharing this wedding inspiration with us xo Lou