Boho Beach Elopement Styling in Sardinia

When thinking of destinations for an elopement or intimate wedding abroad I imagine there are few places more beautiful than Sardinia. This Italian island with picturesque mountain views and rocky coasts has stunning beaches regarded as some of the finest in the world. And it’s on one of these beaches, La Pelosa in Stintino, that this beautiful boho elopement shoot took place.

As you’d expect with a beach elopement the details are simple, with the stunning flowers one of the few styling elements. The table blooms’ orange hues add colour to an otherwise very neutral, minimalist setup, with unfussy place settings enhancing the elegance of the look while allowing the flowers to take centre stage.

Bride and groom on La Pelosa beach in Sardinia for elopement

Flowers transform the naked cake too, elevating the simple design to a thing of breathtaking beauty. The wild look of flowers and foliage cascading from top to bottom really adds to the boho vibe, and is perfect for the beach setting.

For the bridal styling, the free-spirited bride’s ruffled dress and cape give her a relaxed, carefree style. They look wonderful blowing in the sea breeze as she walks barefoot across the sand with her groom.

I adore the simplicity of this shoot. Our thanks go to Valeria Mameli for sharing these beautiful pictures…

Beautiful and Unique

“This beach elopement shoot took place in my homeland of Sardinia, in one of the most beautiful and unique places – The Pelosa Beach in Stintino.

“It is a true Sardinian oasis, with turquoise waters and white sands. An ancient sixteenth-century watchtower on La Pelosa beach, the Torre della Pelosa, was part of Sardinia’s marine defence system.

“The colours used in the shoot are warm, and include copper, orange and cream. We used strong materials such as the wedding dress, a unique piece by Elisabetta Delogu, a talented Sardinian stylist. All the work on this shoot brings a spirit of warmth, freedom, personality, origin and land.”

Torre della Pelosa on La Pelosa beach

Stationery for beach elopement

Bridal bouquet with orange, cream and blush flowers

Flowers and foliage in bridal bouquet

Boho bride on La Pelosa beach

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Modern Cactus Wedding Styling

Cacti, succulents, foliage, florals and a boho vibe make for some pretty awesome wedding inspiration today… This modern cactus wedding styling concept embraces everything that is cool and quirky about the humble cactus, and creates a luscious green vibe.

Splashes of vibrant colours bring the theme together, and I particularly love the bright coral in the colour palette. The styling team, led by Rock the Day, created ideas not only full of amazingly pretty details, but with an air of fun too. There are cute little cactus wedding styling details everywhere… wait until you see the cake topper!

Bride sitting at table with cactus wedding styling

The shoot also has a boho vibe, including cool bride and groom dreamcatcher chair signs, peacock chairs, floral hoops and the beautiful wedding dress with a bead and tassel top.

This modern, quirky styling is perfect for couples who want to inject some colour and fun into their wedding day. I hope you enjoy the fabulous pictures of these modern cactus wedding styling ideas, taken by Caroline Opacic Photography.

Bright Splashes of Colour

“Indoor botanical trends inspired this shoot. I’ve always had a love for cacti, so my aim was to create a luxe bohemian shoot with bright splashes of colour and greenery. I wanted a modern and bright venue, and the airy white surroundings of the Old Parish Rooms made it the perfect blank canvas for a shoot focused on details and striking decor.

Wedding dress hanging by table with cactus wedding cake and stationery

Cactus wedding stationery

Wedding rings

Wedding cake with cactus design

Pots of succulents in drawer of dresser

Wedding stationery with cactus design

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Boho bride and groom under parasol with colourful suspended flower backdrop

Colourful Floral Wedding Styling with a Boho Vibe

Today I have such fabulous, bright and cheery inspiration for you with this colourful floral wedding shoot. If, like me, you love flowers, these colourful images captured by Youri Claessens will take you to floral heaven. Not only did Youri photograph these styling ideas, but he also designed and styled the concept too.

Every now and then a greenhouse pops up in a wedding, and they lend themselves perfectly to some really cool, unique styling. I absolutely love these styling ideas, especially the use of such incredible bright flowers, set along the rustic table that takes centre stage against the glass walls of the greenhouse. The light streams through and lightens up the tablescape beautifully. The simple yet elegant florals, with a few tall stems displayed in tall glass vases, show that sometimes less is certainly more! I also love the cute votives of candles and flowers suspended from the ceiling of the greenhouse – imagine the glow as dusk falls.

Boho bride and groom under parasol with colourful suspended flower backdrop

There’s a definite boho vibe to this shoot, especially the bride in her gorgeous wedding dress and bright floral crown. The groom’s styling is awesome too. I love the combination of coral/peach trousers with his blue suit and bow tie.

If you’re in need of an injection of colour in your life and are looking for fabulous floral wedding inspiration, then you’re in the right place. Enjoy!

Bohemian Influences

“For this shoot we took inspiration from nature, in particular the sense of freedom and the colourful feelings that come with it. Together with spring fever, lots of love and an expansive palette of strong colours, this created the bohemian influences required. A wedding with an eye for detail where anything goes.

“A diverse variety of salads and flowers surround delicious homemade cakes on the table. The bride’s long, flowing dress complements her figure and gives her freedom to move around. The colourful flowers and tiara in her hair would certainly catch anyone’s eye, and her hair and make-up reflect her casual and fresh style. Her hair is loosely curled and make-up fairly natural with the occasional hint of shimmer and an emphasis on her eyes.”

Wedding dress hanging from tree branches

Rustic long long wedding table with colourful flowers

Simple, rustic wedding table styling

Colourful flowers hanging down over wedding table from string

Bottles on wedding table

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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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Boho bride in field of lavender

Lavender Boho Luxe Wedding Inspiration

This dreamy fairytale of a styled wedding shoot did not turn out as originally planned! At first the team filled their mood board with dark and brooding influences and rich shades of oxblood and cherry. As you can see, the end result was a feminine and romantic boho luxe wedding wonderland of lavender, blush and metallics.

The styled shoot embodies a sense of enchantment that captivates you with its luxe bohemian appeal married with a strong lavender palette – a true yet unpredictable match made in heaven. The team wanted to give the lavender colour palette a modern, chic and elegant appeal, which I think they achieved!

Boho bride in field of lavender

The contemporary touches of ivory and metallics against the pastel lavender shade, set amongst an enchanting lavender field, created just the right balance.

Adorn Invitations told us how they put together these amazing lavender boho luxe wedding ideas, which Sephory Photography captured so perfectly…

Luxury and Glamour

“Though the vibe and theme for the day was quite relaxed, we wanted to entice our ‘guests’ with luxury and glamour. We created several stationery styles for the shoot including lavish features like intricate laser cut panelling and gilded foiling. Our head digital designer used a relaxed scripted font for that boho-chic element.

“We wrapped gold kitchenware tightly with satin ribbon and scripted name holders for the boho luxe wedding look. However, our showstopper was definitely our embellished cow skull centrepiece!”

Boho luxe wedding stationery with gold detailing

Boho luxe wedding stationery with gold detailing

Large timber table with lavender wedding styling

Cake stand of treats

Outdoor wedding table display with cushion seating

Beautiful and Delicious

“We had the most delectable spread of sweet treats for our outdoor reception. A favourite from the day were the breathtaking macarons in shades of lilac and lavender, garnished with gold flakes and sprigs of lavender. Summery berry tarts complemented the colours in the floral arrangements, and the purple toned drinks were as beautiful as they were delicious.”

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