Well who would have thought it. Suddenly, in a blink of an eye we are only 5 days away from Christmas. 5 days! I don’t know about you but it has totally crept up on me this year. I am sitting at my desk with a pile of Christmas cards on one side (yet to be written I might add) and a Christmas shopping list on the other (yet to be purchased) and I’m thinking how can it possibly be the 19th December? It’s madness. But a good kind of madness. A madness that is about to explode with over indulgence, laughter and much needed family time. I just need to get my head around how, in the next 5 days, I am going to get all my Christmas shopping done and bake the many things I have agreed to make! But before I do that, we have a beautiful elopement shoot to share with you all today, filled with romance, love, beauty and the red berry colours of Christmas.

Captured by Grace Pham Photography at Tower Hamlets Cemetery on a beautiful sunny day in Autumn, this shoot explores the elopement trend, the beauty of a secluded setting and subtle bohemian styling vibes. We love the flower crown by Greta Zanda with the peach roses taking center stage and we also love the movement of the wedding dress from Lisa Lyons Bridal – the spin of the skirt is gorgeous and looks so pretty against the woodland backdrop.

Grace talks us through the shoot, the cemetery location and that rich red berry colour scheme….

Romance, Love and Beauty….

Autumn Boho styled elopement shoot set in Tower Hamlets cemetery. I wanted to create images full of romance, love and beauty against a backdrop not many people would think of for a shoot. I have visited the cemetery before and have always wanted to do a shoot there. The trees, stillness and vines growing wildly made the perfect setting. The colour scheme was berry reds which we incorporated in the flowers, outfits and the bride’s lipstick colour. We had perfect lighting on the day with the sun shining through the trees and onto the graveyard. It looked so magical and peaceful.

The Dress….

The dress was a gorgeous pale ivory tulle bodice embroidered with delicate champagne coloured flowers paired with a softly gathered tulle skirt. The nude colour palette complemented the berry accents perfectly.

The Makeup….

To emphasise Cathy’s stunning green eyes and to fit with the bohemian, autumnal theme, I chose an amber smokey eye and berry lip, keeping the skin natural and dewy. For the hair I did a mermaid braid, keeping plenty of loose hair out around the front to frame her face and be in keeping with the undone look. 

The Flowers….

To create an atmosphere of romantic wildness and recall the forest spirit I have used bordeaux spray roses and kangaroo paws with some pale pink sweet avalange and Scottish thistle. To complete with some tiny white and dark red flowers for the bridal bouquet, surrounded of eucalyptus, black berry ivy and soft fern foliage for a bohemian touch.

The Comb….

The comb is hand crafted with reworked vintage marcasite detail and swarovski pearls and glass diamantes. Due to the vintage element within it, it is completely unique. Marcasite is a great choice for brides who want a touch of sparkle but a bit more understated. The floral detail of this piece works brilliantly with the relaxed up do and outdoor theme.

The Line Up….

Photography: Grace Pham Photography; Hair & MUA: NMB Makeup; Wedding Dress: Lisa Lyons Bridal; Videographer: Tammi Nguyen; Florist: Greta Zanda; Hair Piece: The Lucky Sixpence; Shawl: Weddings By Laremi; Suit: ASOS; Location: Tower Hamlets; Models: Cathy Wilson & Damir Alispahic



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