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An ethereal harvest photoshoot with a dove grey vintage wedding dress and wildflower bouquet

Charlie / 29 October 2012

Natural harvest bridal shoot

We may grumble about the days getting shorter, the air colder, and the nights darker, but there is something truly magical about this time of year.  With a desire to capture some of this beauty, this harvest inspired bridal shoot was dreamt up by photographer Rebecca Douglas and make-up artist Suzanna.  It’s got some lovely inspiration for anyone planning an autumn wedding.

Natural bride in soft silver 1950s wedding dress

Wildflower bouquet

Natural bride with wildflower bouquet

Harvest bridal shoot

“We wanted to capture the pure essence of young love at its most beautiful, in the most stunning of settings – our quintessential Kent countryside.  With the cascading colours of late summer call us to capture the moment, what could be more beautiful than to celebrate this montage of golden evening glows with the glory of young love?”

Natural wedding

Natural bride

Quirky groom accessories

Natural wedding inspiration

So inspired by the season of billowing dust clouds, spectacular sunsets, sprawling countryside and the arrival of harvest time, Rebecca and Suzanna set about putting together this lovely seasonal photoshoot.

Soft and natural bridal look

Autumn bridal photo shoot

Vintage inspired earrings

Natural bride with wildflower bouquet and wellies

The search started for a dress – they wanted something ethereal and in a relaxed style that complimented the natural beauty of the bride and to stay in tune with the setting.  Suzanna stumbled across this stunning vintage 1950s gown in soft dove grey satin – isn’t it just heavenly?

Harvest bridal shoot

Rebecca Douglas Photography

Natural harvest wedding photoshoot

Butterfly veil

The pretty bouquet is made up of wildflowers that Rebecca and Suzanna gathered from the surrounding fields – the absolute epitome of this countryside shoot.

Field flower bouquet

Rebecca Douglas Photography

Natural bride

Rebecca Douglas Photography

For her make-up, Suzanna wanted a young and fresh look, so kept it simple with soft golden peach coloured powders to bring out her eyes, and just a dusting of colour on her porcelain cheeks to create a natural flush.  Her lips were finished in a nude shade only slightly darker than her own lips, and her hair lightly curled and left to hang loose.

Soft and natural bridal make-up

Natural harvest bridal shoot

Harvest bridal shoot

Natural bridal make-up

The groom was dressed in a relaxed dark grey suit with navy shirt, to compliment the soft silver shades of the wedding dress and bring a young modern twist to the vintage feel.

Groom in dark grey suit with navy shirt

Natural bride and groom

Bridal shoot on a straw bale

Wildflower bouquet

I really hope you’ve enjoyed and been inspired by this beautiful photoshoot, and a huge thanks to Rebecca and Suzanna for letting me share it with my readers.  I must say that this photoshoot has brought back fond childhood and teenage memories for me, as I’m sure it might for any of you who’ve grown up in the countryside.

Harvest bridal shoot

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Photography: Rebecca Douglas Photography
Make-up: Make-upps by Suzanna

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Harvest Bridal Shoot Featured on The Natural Wedding Company | on 8. November, 2012

[…] recently featured on the cover of the Nov/Dec issue of Your Kent Wedding and the lovely Charlie at The Natural Wedding Company featured the whole shoot […]

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