Normally, the first week of June is a busy week for a Hertfordshire wedding photographer like myself! Popping up on my Instagram / Facebook were lots of my couples celebrating their wedding anniversaries this week. But, with COVID, I won’t be adding any more anniversaries this year. Instead, I’m home and decided I would share one of my favourite shoots with you. This week’s blog features a bohemian, burgundy styled wedding shoot in collaboration with Country Tipis.
I love outdoor, festival style weddings, and wanted to play with merging boho and deep wedding hues. Normally I love pastels, so the whole idea I created for this shoot was to experiment with darker tones. Using burgundy and navy as the primary colours was new for me, but I totally fell in love after this shoot.
The tipi and decor
The venue was a gorgeous tipi by Country Tipis, styled by Rock the Day styling. Anyone who follows my social media or has read my website will know how much I love a tipi wedding! For decor, we opted for lots of macrame, navy and red dreamcatchers, vintage glassware, and mossy centrepieces for an alternative banquet set up.
The stationery and cake
Wonderland Invites created some stunning invites, complete with a beautiful feather detail and wax seal. The Dandelion Bakery also created a semi-naked three tiered cake which was just gorgeous decorated with flowers!
An outdoor Hertfordshire wedding ceremony
Tucked down between the pond and the wildflower meadow we set up an intimate ceremony area. Rock the Day provided a lovely macrame arch and Emma Soulsby really made it pop with her flower arrangements.
Just imagine walking down the aisle on a bridge like that!
Possibly my favourite setup was our Moroccan snug area, underneath one of Country Tipi’s smaller tents. This is such a lovely idea for a chill out area for your wedding night.
The bride and groom
Our bride Eva was wearing Lucy Can’t Dance’s ‘London Calling’ dress which I had wanted to feature in a shoot for a long time. I love the tassels on the sleeves – they really matched the festival feel and perfect for an autumnal wedding.
To go with the dress, we opted for some great wedges from Emmy London and an eye catching Victorian inspired ruby ring from London Victorian Ring Co.
To create the feel of a carefree bride, Cassandra Rizzuto created very loose boho hair, combined with a fresh floral crown. Our make up artist, Kayleigh Keen, added the final touches and created a gorgeous vampy look, perfectly matching with the dark florals.
Of course, it’s never all about the bride. I absolutely loved Boz’s look. I bought a burgundy bowtie and braces set for this shoot and he absolutely rocked it!
Country Tipis fire pit area
We finished the day with a firepit set up, complete with marshmallow roasting, and snuggly blankets provided by Brolly Bucket. If I was having a tipi wedding this is 100% how I would want to end my wedding day!
This shoot has definitely turned me on to darker hues – they definitely aren’t something to be scared off for your wedding day.
I have so enjoyed going back over this shoot! It really was an amazing day and solidified my love for tipi and outdoor weddings. Hertfordshire has some beautiful venues which accommodate tipis and the countryside is also perfect for it.
If you are looking for a Hertfordshire wedding photographer than do get in touch. Even better if you are looking for some who has plenty of experience in shooting outdoor weddings!
Venue – Country Tipis / Decor – Rock the Day Styling / Flowers – Emma Soulsby / Cake – The Dandelion Bakery / Blankets and Brollys – Brolly Bucket / Stationery – Wonderland Invites / Dress – Lucy Can’t Dance / Shoes – Emmy London / Make up – Kayleigh K Mua / Models – Eva & Boz / Hair – Love your hair Cassandra
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