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Bohemian hellebore wedding inspiration shoot for spring brides

Samantha / 25 August 2016

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

I don’t think I will ever, ever tire of a flower crown, a bold statement I know but if you take a look at today’s beautiful bohemian hellebore wedding inspiration and the to-die-for spring flower crown I think you would agree that regardless of fashion trends they are pretty timeless.

Today’s inspiration shoot was lovingly curated by Beamsley Blooms and shot by Phase 2 Photography  to showcase the possibilities of using seasonal British flowers for Spring brides and grooms, offering a stunning alternative to the more traditional Spring associated blooms. Clare from Phase 2 Photography explains, “The aim of the shoot was to let the pure, natural beauty of the flowers speak for themselves and give brides an idea of what can be achieved with these stunning flowers.”

Susanne from Beamsley Blooms goes on to give us a little more information about the inspiration behind the shoot for us…

Bohemian hellebore wedding inspiration shoot for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

 Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding inspiration shoot for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Hellebore wedding inspiration

Hellebores make beautiful, unusual and interesting wedding flowers! They have a sense of mystery about them and yet you can find them in many British gardens in springtime putting colour into the borders where other flowers fear to bloom. They come in a wide range of types and colours and flower from mid-February till the end of May.

 Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

 Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

 Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

 Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

A whimsical setting at Scaleber Foss waterfall

We chose to showcase locally grown hellebores as wedding flowers at Scaleber Foss, a secluded North Yorkshire waterfall belonging to the Woodland Trust. It has an ethereal feel and seems to belong to a different and more romantic era – romantic as in legends of Robin Hood and Maid Marion, the Lady of the Lake and the Pre-Raphaelites.

This magical place is thought to be the inspiration for several works by the 19th century composer Edward Elgar.

It forms a dramatic backdrop for this shoot, which plays on the romantic theme with a flowing wedding gown and a flower head dress, which fit in very well with the current trend for bohemian style woodland and festival weddings.

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding inspiration shoot for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Hellebore, Ivy and Jasmine bridal bouquet

The bridal bouquet was made with hellebores in lime greens, whites, dusky pinks and blush pinks with a few flowering currants and trailing ivy and jasmine.

I didn’t have the right shade of dusky pink ribbon in my collection, so I sacrificed a silk shirt in exactly the right colour. Nothing is sacred when a florist is looking for that perfect shade!

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding inspiration shoot for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian style for a Spring bride

The flower crown was also constructed using hellebores, ivy and flowering currants with the addition of dark pink and white spring heathers, florets of skimmia and fragrant sprigs of rosemary, herb of love and remembrance.

The dress was pre-loved and was chosen for its flowing look. The vintage plum coloured velvet jacket was chosen for its romantic cut and because its rich, moody colour complemented the ribbon and dusky pink hellebores.

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding inspiration shoot for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Bohemian hellebore wedding flower crown for Spring brides // PHASE 2 photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Thank you to Susanne of Beamsley Blooms and Clare of Phase 2 Photography for sharing this beautiful shoot with us. I hope you if you are getting married in Spring you now feel inspired to consider alternative seasonal British flowers for your big day. If you want further Spring inspiration why not also take a look at our series ‘Why you should choose seasonal blooms’ and our spring wedding inspired blog posts.

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Photography: Phase 2 Photography
Flowers and styling: Beamsley Blooms
Assistant stylist: Stephanie Noland
Make-up artist: Truly Essential
Model: Jessica Winterburn
Location: Scaleber Wood

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