Bride holding out shawl on beach on Cumbrian Coastline in Lake District for Wild Spirit wedding shoot

Wild Spirit – Natural Wedding Inspiration in the Lake District

We are so fortunate in the UK to have some of the most incredible landscapes in the entire world. If you are looking for a UK wedding destination with a killer backdrop, then the Lake District is just perfect. This ‘Wild Spirit’ wedding inspiration shoot shows just what a dramatic backdrop the Lake District could provide for your wedding or elopement.

The natural beauty of the surroundings is the perfect setting for wild and rustic styling. The concept is simple yet elegant, and so beautiful. Much of the styling is designed around the beautiful calligraphy wedding stationery created by By Moon and Tide. This stationery has exquisite calligraphy on rustic paper and, in keeping with the surroundings, there is even a rustic picture of a mountain to coordinate for the second part of the shoot.

For the beach shoot, the elegantly styled tablescape, with a wonderful wild foliage covering, beautiful silver candelabra, cut crystal glasses, ribbon-tied silver cutlery, also features a calligraphy written menu. The whole styling is natural and rustic, yet elegant.

I adore the bride’s styles. A cool, boho style trouser two-piece with crop top works impeccably with the first beach setting. I love her relaxed curled updo with boho braid, finished with a pretty hair vine, and a pretty ribbon-tied bouquet with thistles complements her look.

Bride holding out shawl on beach on Cumbrian Coastline in Lake District for Wild Spirit wedding shoot

The second style is dark and moody, perfect for the mountain setting. Against the rocky backdrop, the bride wore a strapless navy lace wedding dress, with blush under-slip. She wore her hair down and messy with a jewelled hair comb, and the bridal bouquet is oversized, wild and rustic.

This shoot has so many beautiful elements that each help to create this amazing wedding styling concept. If you are looking for rustic wedding ideas then I hope you get loads of inspiration from these fabulous pictures by Oobaloos Photography.

Wilderness, Tranquillity and Drama

“The Lake District is an incredible setting for an intimate wedding or elopement. Our Wild Spirit shoot centred around organic calligraphy elements, with bespoke stationery suites designed around the landscapes of the English Lakes and Cumbrian coastline. The look combined wilderness, tranquillity and drama.

“Whether you’re marrying in a traditional venue, barn or marquee, or outdoors near the sea or surrounded by countryside, let the environment set the scene for your day.

“Sheryl Fish of Oobaloos Photography travelled to the Lake District for the shoot. Sheryl’s images have a uniquely artistic feel to them, and her photography style couldn’t have been more perfect. She looks for emotion, laughter, love, and the subtle, natural beauty in every image, and captures the spirit of a place and moment so beautifully.”

Bride walking on beach in Cumbria

Bride carrying bouquet across beach

Bride walking on grass by beach

Bride wearing bridal separates holding bouquet

Bride by beach in Cumbria

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Rock n roll bride in front of neon sign which reads Love Made Me Do It

Creative Woodland Wedding Inspiration with Bluebells

Whenever I think of spring (which is quite a lot recently, as I’m longing for some spring air) I think of the bluebell woods. I love coming across a carpet of bluebells in woodland because, for me, it epitomises spring time. If you’re planning a spring wedding and want to have incredible pictures that capture the beauty of the season, a wedding venue that has a bluebell woodland is the perfect way. Think about the picture possibilities with a backdrop of a tranquil woodland surrounded with a sea of beautiful bluebells.

Today I have a really cool, creative shoot for you which showcases some fabulous ways to style a woodland wedding, plus some very creative ways to use bluebells.

The creative team made the most of the natural woodland surrounds. They created such a visual delight with the tablescape adorned with moss, an array of delicate blue and white flowers and a super-cute moss rabbit to add another flare of spring. The place settings are very natural with a ribbon-tied napkin laid with a small delphinium flower, a sprig of fern and of course, a bluebell – simple yet stylish. The white tiered wedding cake is also adorned with the pretty white and blue flowers to complement the styling.

Rock n roll bride in front of neon sign which reads Love Made Me Do It

The location for the shoot is the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding, so the team styled a beautiful ceremony set-up, complete with a stunning floral backdrop of large LOVE letters and a large willow circle. There is also a rustic arch with complementing floral arrangement. These ethereal styling ideas all work so beautifully against the bluebell woodland setting, giving a romantic bohemian vibe to the concept.

If you fancy a woodland wedding but are looking for more of a rock chick vibe, you will love the look the styling team created for the second bride in the shoot. These alternative wedding ideas include neon, leather jackets, and even an incredible living cape made from the forest fern and bluebells; totally unique!

Styled by Nadia Di Tullio, the fabulous HBA Photography has captured these woodland wedding ideas so perfectly, and I am delighted to share them with you. Enjoy!

Bluebell Woods

“The newly formed Field and Forest Weddings, run by Charlotte and Dave Garner, is a stunning location hosting woodland weddings, natural ceremonies and other events. They invited us to the beautiful village of Yoxall, in the Staffordshire countryside, to have a nosey round the stunning bluebell woods at this new wedding venue.

“Have you ever seen a sea of bluebells? It was stunning and the perfect place for some dreamy wedding photos. We are lucky to know some very talented and lovely people within our industry, and they were all happy to contribute to our ideas.”

Bride and groom facing each other in woodland

Bride and groom next to bluebells

Bride and groom behind bride's veil

Sheaf style bridal bouquet

Bride and groom holding hands in woods

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Bride and groom sitting at table with blush, copper and gold wedding styling

Opulent Blush, Copper and Gold Wedding Styling

Today’s beautiful wedding inspiration shoot took place at the incredible Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth. The shoot concept was opulent blush, copper and gold wedding styling, a stunning colour combination.

Copper and gold together make such a great colour palette for a wedding, in any season. The copper gives a pop of colour and the gold a luxe feel. The creative team also used navy and blush pink to add depth to the styling, and together with the copper and gold this shoot has a wonderful luxurious feel.

Bride and groom sitting at table with blush, copper and gold wedding styling

If you’re looking for some sparkling styling ideas then you will love the tablescapes. Fabulous sequin tablecloths, beautiful floral arrangements and candelabras adorn each table, and the navy sashes on the chairs complement the rose gold tablecloths perfectly. The top table has an array of small copper vases, each filled with luscious blooms and foliage, and even the beautiful wedding cake has a touch of sparkle, with gold leaves.

The bride and groom look fabulous, and I particularly love the wedding dress with soft tulle shoulder drapes and elegant tulle skirt. The bride’s hair and make-up is beautiful too. I’m all for natural bridal make-up but it’s nice to see a bride who can carry off a pop of colour. Finally, if you’re looking for wedding hair ideas, the bride’s updo is amazing. You’ll definitely want to show this to your hair stylist!

These beautiful pictures by Mimosa Photography showcase the fabulous blush, copper and gold wedding styling ideas perfectly, and of course The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, a stunning wedding venue which oozes charm and history.

Dark blue wedding stationery with white lettering

Wedding dress hanging from four poster bed

Crystal detail on wedding dress

Bridal shoes and blush pink and white wedding bouquet

Bridal headband with blue leaf detail

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Bride holding skirt of her wedding dress out

Romantic, Elegant Winter Wedding Inspiration

Firstly, huge congratulations if you got engaged over Christmas; I’m so excited for you. I’m sure over the lazy holiday period you are enjoying looking for fabulous wedding inspiration. There’s nothing better than snuggling up on the sofa over Christmas and enjoying all the wonderful ideas, and today’s romantic, elegant winter wedding feature is nothing short of perfect wedding inspiration.

Winter is such a fabulous season, perfect for some magical romance, and the styling of this shoot shows how incredible a winter wedding can be. The muted, earthy colours of blush, burgundy, green and a pop of yellow create an elegant warmth. I am so in love with the floral displays; orchids, calla lilies, roses, chrysanthemums and an abundance of foliage feature heavily. The table arrangements look so romantic in the ornate gold vases, together with matching gold candlestick holders, and wait until you see the most incredible suspended floral display and matching bridal bouquet – they really are quite spectacular. The floral theme is also carried through to the beautiful wedding stationery.

Although the floral arrangements make a real statement, the styling is simple, elegant and understated. The styling really complements the bride’s style too. She wears a stunning lace top wedding dress that is every winter bride’s dream!

Bride holding skirt of her wedding dress out

If you are looking for ideas for your winter wedding then these will wow you, but the colours will also look beautiful for weddings in all seasons. Enjoy snuggling up and looking at the wonderful pictures of these romantic, elegant winter wedding styling ideas, photographed by Jack and Jane Photography.

Romance and Classic Elegance

“Inspired by French wine country, this wedding shoot was all about romance and classic elegance. With the magnificent Franschhoek valley, Groot Drakenstein Mountains and spectacular vineyards as our backdrop, we couldn’t ask for more beauty. Lynx Wine Farm’s horse stables served as the perfect location to showcase the shoot’s stylish charm, whilst Jack and Jane Photography captured all the earthy colours wonderfully.”

Clear wedding table plan with autumn leaves detail

Small, elegant wedding table

Winter wedding floral display

High candles and winter flower arrangement on wedding table Flower and napkin on plate at wedding place setting

Bride sitting at small wedding table

Dreamy Flower Arrangements

“With winter in mind, I wanted to inspire brides with romantic, dreamy flower arrangements using earthy and deep, moody colours. I let the flowers do what they wanted, and the end result was a messy and loosely arranged, yet structured, composition. I used brown cymbidiums, red and soft pink roses, white roses for contrast and foraged greenery and autumn leaves.

“When it came to the installation, I wanted to create a big opulent appearance. I added anthuriums, tulips and amaranthus for a hint of colour alongside the roses.”

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Winter wedding table styling on Christmas Tree Farm

Winter Wedding Styling on a Christmas Tree Farm

There’s only three more sleeps to go – are you excited yet? Feeling festive? If you weren’t feeling festive before, I’m sure you will after seeing these pictures by the fabulous Alicia King Photography. Taking place on a Christmas tree farm, this winter wedding shoot oozes festive charm. It’s full to the brim of the most delightful styling ideas for a Christmas wedding.

The colours used are traditional, seasonal colours for this time of year, with red, green and white running the show. With the backdrop of the snowy Christmas trees they look sublime.

If you are looking for ideas for your Christmas wedding seating plan, check out the dress maker’s mannequin dressed with a fur shrug and the most fabulous skirt made of Christmas tree sprigs, delicately adorned with guest names. This is one very cool way to showcase your seating plan.

The winter wedding styling details make the rustic wedding table come alive. From the beautiful eucalyptus, Christmas tree and rose table runner than spans the length of the table, to the array of gold candlestick holders, Christmas beer bottles with flowers, pine cone place setting decor, and cute little deer. The table looks so inviting. To top it all off there are cosy winter blankets over the chairs.

Winter wedding table styling on Christmas Tree Farm

As well as the amazing tablescape, the creative team styled a Christmas wonderland in other parts of the Christmas tree farm which adds to the magic of these styling ideas.

I hope these magical winter wedding ideas make you feel fabulously festive!

Battenfeld’s Christmas Tree Farm

“One of the greatest things about living in the North East is the changing seasons – it allows us creative types to have fun with Mother Nature’s revolving backdrop. Cutting your own Christmas tree is a big Hudson Valley attraction, and we are fortunate to have one of the country’s oldest tree farms in our backyard. Battenfeld’s Christmas Tree Farm, a family run business, has been providing fresh cut trees since 1956. What better place to host a winter shoot than on a Christmas tree farm that has for decades been celebrating the most wonderful time of the year?

“The colour palette had to be rich yet natural. We wanted it to feel like the holidays but not scream Merry Christmas. Ruby red, evergreen and winter white with natural wood tones felt like a classic holiday card straight from Currier and Ives.

“The night before the shoot it snowed eight inches in Red Hook, NY, so we all woke to a winter wonderland. When we arrived on site, the evergreens greeted us like stoic soldiers with a perfect carpet of white under their wooden feet.”

Battenfeld's Christmas Tree Farm

Rose and foliage crown on stool

Winter wedding buttonholes

Winter boots, blanket and bouquet on ladder

Winter bridal bouquet on chair Close up of winter wedding bouquet with rose and foliage

Winter Wedding Table Styling

“Upon arrival to the reception, greetings from a winter mannequin with stole and pearls, adorned with tea stained escort cards in gold calligraphy. Farm tables were set with bone china and fashioned down a balsam tree aisle. We then filled in with the finest wares – vintage silver flatware along with crystal glass in gem colours. We adorned mixed wooden chairs with plaid blankets and quilts to keep guests warm. Endless evergreen and eucalyptus roping ran down the centre of the table over a linen runner, and brass candlesticks with cream candles added an extra layer of metal.

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