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An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns

Charlie / 5 January 2017

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

What better way to kick off the New Year than with a seasonal appropriate earthy woodland wedding shoot. It’s full of winter wedding inspiration – think feathers, seedheads, foliage and pine cones. Plus the most exquisite animal masks we’ve ever seen. These are proper grown up masks, perfect we reckon if you want a quirky detail to add a twist to your wedding photos.

So what do I love most about this earthy woodland wedding shoot? I love the attention to seasonal details like the pine cone and pheasant feather hair decorations. It’s over to photographer Megan Duffield to tell us more about what inspired the shoot…

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Winter wedding hair with feathers and pine cones // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Winter wedding flower crown // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Since photographing weddings I have fallen in love with outdoor, natural wedding ceremonies. Whether this is a woodland wedding, festival wedding, garden wedding or even a farm wedding – you name an outdoor venue I will be 100% excited.

I just love anything that is different. Anything where my brides and grooms can put their stamp on it and create a day that reflects them and not conform to your standard, stereotypical day. Yes, we live in England and yes it may rain but that is the thrill!

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Winter wedding hair inspiration with feathers // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

I began searching under the category of ‘earthy weddings’ and ‘English rose’ and found so many absolutely beautiful images that just made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. After weeks of swooning over so many beautiful photos I finally felt totally and utterly inspired to organise a ‘styled’ shoot representing all things outdoors; beautiful, dainty and unique.

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

I had seen some gorgeous and different wedding suppliers via A Most Curious Wedding Fair. One supplier really caught my eye – a collection of gorgeous, hand drawn, linen animal masks designed by London based designer Animalesque.

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

Strangely enough (I think it was fate) a few days after planning the shoot I was approached by a lady called Katy Rayner of Bracken & Twine Floristry. She designed a gorgeous hair circlet and huge wild woodland bouquet. If you are looking for a real unique, English, artistic bouquet you need to check this talented lady out.

Wild winter bouquet with seedheads, feathers, ferns and pine cones // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

I then contacted the lovely Kate of By Kate Elizabeth, a fab stylist who I have worked with over the past couple of years and she recruited gorgeous models Alisha Whitworth and Kate Winser. I then saw that the very lovely Gemma Holiday (hair stylist) was home from America and she recruited seriously talented Melissa Abel (makeup artist) and a team was born.

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

We shot at the very beautiful Wensum Park, Norwich which was just perfect and incorporated everything from our moodboard with overgrown, woodland areas along with marble walls and gorgeous lakes and old stone steps. The wedding dresses were sourced from the Big C Cancer Charity (Norwich) and were so beautiful and so fit for the purpose of this very English styled shoot – the detailing and the sleeves were just fantastic!

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

An earthy woodland wedding shoot with exquisite animal masks and a seasonal winter bouquet of seedheads and ferns // Megan Duffield Photography // The Natural Wedding Company

What a beautiful earthy woodland wedding shoot stuffed full of winter wedding ideas. If you’re looking for inspiration for a seasonal winter wedding bouquet, then be sure to check out our Seasonal Winter Flowers board on Pinterest. We’ve also got lots of inspiration for woodland weddingsflower crowns and photoshoots.

{ Details }

Photography: Megan Duffield
Stylist: By Kate Elizabeth
Flowers & Flower Crown: Bracken & Twine Floristry
Masks: Animalesque
Makeup Artist: Melissa Abel MUA
Hair Stylist: Gemma Holiday Hair Stylist
Wedding Dresses: Vintage from Big C Cancer Charity (Norwich)
Models: Alisha Whitworth & Kate Winser

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