Good Morning Lovely People. We are hanging up our summer jackets today and dusting off our over-sized jumpers as we start to embrace the beautiful season of autumn with today’s styled bridal shoot.

Captured at Kenton Hall Estate, a lovely outdoor wedding venue with a woodland ceremony area, this wonderful bohemian styled woodland shoot was put together by Jenna of Wonderland Invites, styled by Beyond Vintage and captured by Leah Lombardi. The aim was to capture the warming colours of Autumn and to encourage couples to be inspired by a rich colour palette as Jenna explains….

I’ve been inspired recently by some of the beautifully rich colours in nature and with it coming up to autumn, I really wanted to put together a shoot which reflected the warming colours of the season, and would inspire brides to utilise a rich palette as part of their wedding vision.

Jenna chose merlot, blackberry and a deep forest green as the main colours for the shoot, with gold and earthy tones to make up the rest of the palette and we LOVE it. It works so well against the woodland backdrop and is carried beautifully throughout every different element. We especially love the bouquet by Rose & Berry, with its mix of purple flowers and wild foliage and the flower kissed cake by Blushing Cook is just gorgeous.

There is alot to love about this shoot, including a very impressive line up of wedding suppliers, so sit back, pour yourself a cup of something hot and get lost in the beauty of today’s woodland bohemian shoot…..

A Wild Boho Theme…..

Words by Jenna of Wonderland Invites.

I stumbled upon Kenton Hall Estate when searching for a venue and instantly fell in love with its house and grounds. After discussing the prospect of coordinating a shoot there, Emily McVeigh (who runs the venue) and I settled on a September date and a wild boho theme which would really showcase the wonderful outdoor areas the estate offers to brides and grooms, their families and their friends.

We utilised the estates 20ft bespoke wooden table (which is typically used for hen parties, classes and retreats) as the basis for the tablescape and multiple styling setups. We used this space to style delicate, indie rings supplied by  Amanda Li Hope and the most beautiful cake created by Sammi at Blushing Cook. Sammi also provided smaller cakes for the table setup…and some yummy treats for the team! Hand-dyed napkins by Ollies Studio complemented the rich colours of the fruit and accompanying tableware as part of the tablescape, and her silks and styling cloth were utilised as part of additional styling setups.

Rustic Boho Props….

Kenton has a gorgeous outdoor ceremony area, which is really wild and excellently suited to a bohemian shoot. Lou, from Beyond Vintage, styled this area along with the other setups to perfection, with a range of rustic, boho props including a bamboo teepee and some amazing, salvaged pickling jars. The styling was complemented by amazing florals by Rose & Berry, who created a bridal bouquet complete with macrame holder, two smaller compote arrangements and a long wreath table centrepiece. We interlaced the table wreath with a selection of fruit, mini cakes and lollipops supplied by Little Lollipop Shop.

Florals, Five Bridal Looks and An Animal Mask….

For my stationery, I decided to incorporate lots of florals in the colour palette of the shoot, and I opted for a gatefold invitation which is something slightly different than we are used to seeing on a styled shoot. I also created placecards for the tablescape and individual table plan cards which were wrapped around a tree with wired raffia string.

I’d worked with Leah, the photographer on a previous shoot, so I was more than confident her style would translate well with my vision for the shoot. Luckily, we had both worked with Jessica, the model, before, so it was easy for us to capture the shots we needed; we all felt comfortable and at ease. Jessica wore a Lara B Bridal dress, which has been up-styled using the skirts of a Rembo Styling gown. Heels were supplied by Emmy London, and a bespoke veil created by Lara B Bridal.

Jessica had five looks; a veiled, classic look, a boho floral crown look with corsage, both supplied by Lotus Floral Art, and two animal mask looks for the woodland areas. We lent two beautiful animal masks from Animalesque, which fitted so well with the boho theme of the shoot. We also removed all headpieces for a final, pared back look. Lisa Alger worked wonders on Jessica’s hair and created a beautiful style which lasted all five looks. Makeup by Rachel Keane was left quite natural, with a bold lip.

The Line Up

Concept, Planning & Coordination: Wonderland Invites
Stationery Suite & Table Plan: Wonderland Invites
Venue: Kenton Hall Estate
Photographer: Leah Lombardi
Flowers: Rose & Berry
Styling: Beyond Vintage
Cakes & Mini Cakes: Blushing Cook 
Dress & Veil: Lara B
Styling Cloth, Napkins & Silks: Ollies Studio
Hair: Lisa Alger
Makeup: Rachel Keane
Rings: Amanda Li Hope
Shoes: Emmy London 
Lollipops: Little Lollipop Shop
Animal Headpieces: Animalesque 
Dried Flower Crown & Corsage: Lotus Floral Art
Model: Jessica Garland


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