A winter woodland wedding photoshoot with lush florals, fur stoles and vintage details


Folk inspired bride and groom

Did you see yesterday’s wintry Cornish reindeer photoshoot?  If not you must go take a look – it’s stunning!  Today I’ve got part 2 of the photoshoot that was dreamt up by wedding photographer Sarah Falugo (who also runs Green Photographic) and took place at Cornish wedding venue Gwel an Mor.

Yesterday the setting was a wild and windswept landscape, today a sheltered woodland featuring lush floral arrangements full of ferns and blackberries.  For a photoshoot done on a budget, it is overflowing with lovely inspiration and ideas that can easily be recreated for your own wedding.

Lush woodland bouquet with ferns and dahlias

Natural and wild floral decorations

Despite it’s wintery themes, the shoot took place in August (can you believe it!) which explains the soft blush dahlias you can spot in the floral arrangements – no doubt from The Blue Carrot’s cutting garden.

Gold flower bridal headband

Woodland inspired bouquet

Groom with antlers

The floral arrangements for the shoot were created by Susanne from The Blue Carrot (one of our fabulous recommended suppliers) and featured ferns, artichokes, succulents, grasses, black cow parsley, dahlias, blackberries, basil, sweet peas, chocolate-cosmos, twisted willow twigs, feathers and all tied up with vintage lace to go with the vintage theme.

Dahlia and fern woodland table arrangement

Handcrafted engagement ring

Antique blue bottles with flowers

I asked Susanne to share some details on how she came up with the look.  It all started with a mood board, “Sarah [Falugo] emailed me a moodboard, which was very rustic, with Scandinavian colours, and originally suggested some reds and blues and lots of greenery.  I had a try with those but I wasn’t very happy with the result so I made something up that I thought would match the theme: a bit Tim Burton, very structural and lots of textures, and they all really liked it.”

Vintage bride with woodland bouquet

Sarah Falugo Photography

Woodland bouquet with succulents

The beautiful vintage styling was done using pieces from My Vintage Affair and in collaboration with Sarah Falugo and Lucy Jenner-Brown from Gwel an Mor where the shoot took place (you can read more about this wedding venue in part one of the photoshoot).

Sarah Falugo Photography

Winter bridal inspiration with feather headpiece

Winter bride in fur shrug

Photographer Sarah also wanted to create a table look to fit with the themes of the photoshoot, so with the help of The Blue Carrot’s florals, paper details from Charlie Scribble, and vintage pieces they laid up this woodland wedding table design.

Natural woodland wedding reception tables

Folk inspired wedding stationery

Floral table arrangement with blackberries

I think this photoshoot is a great example of how just a few key items can create a beautiful setting or outfit – the table decorations in particular are totally doable for a bride on a budget, with a few pieces of vintage crockery, a pretty arrangement of flowers and foliage, and a quirky twig place setting.

Woodland wedding inspiration

Woodland wedding table deocration

Rustic vintage table setting

Is anyone else rather enamoured with this beautiful faded gold headpiece from Holly Young? Complete with the vintage wedding dress and vintage fur stole it’s such an elegant look for a wedding, and one that can be made bohemian with loose curls and a wild bouquet.

Winter bride with gold headband and fur stole

These elegant invitations which echoed the woodland themes and reindeer were designed by Flo from Charlie Scribble.  I wanted to know more about her design process and how she came up with the design: “As with all of our stationery designs, I started by talking to Sarah [Falugo] and researched the beautiful venue and woodland setting.  I then took ideas from our discussion straight to the drawing board, sketching and introducing colours from Sarah’s Pinterest board of weird and wonderful visual inspiration.  The creative process is quite organic, and I tend to think-whilst-drawing to avoid too much procrastination, and see where the ink takes me.  In this case, it took me into the woods…”

Woodsy winter wedding invitation

Woodland bridal bouquet with ferns and twigs

Artichoke and fir cone decorations

Like many of you I’m a huge fan of the idea of a woodland wedding so for any of you lucky enough to be planning one, I hope you’ve found inspiration in today’s feature.  Incorporating woodland elements into your wedding couldn’t be easier, from these twiggy place settings or branches of mini pine cones decorating your tables, to ferns in your bridal bouquet, or illustrated wedding invitations.

Vintage inspired woodland table settings

Woodland inspired bridal bouquet

Dahlia and fern bridal bouquet

A huge thank you to Sarah Falugo who allowed me to share this incredible photoshoot with you, it is incredibly fitting for this time of year, especially with yesterday’s addition of that rather handsome reindeer.

Sarah Falugo Photography

If you’d like to use any of the suppliers featured in this photoshoot (part 1 and part 2) then you’ll find all their details below.

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Photography: Sarah Falugo (Sarah also runs Green Photographic which is a recommended supplier of The Natural Wedding Company)
Venue: Gwel an Mor
Styling: My Vintage AffairSarah Falugo and Lucy Jenner-Brown from Gwel an Mor
Vintage Dresses: My Vintage Affair
Headpieces: Holly Young
Flowers: The Blue Carrot (recommended supplier of The Natural Wedding Company)
Paper Details: Charlie Scribble (recommended supplier of The Natural Wedding Company)
Makeup: Suzi Winter
Hair: Number 8 Hairdressing
Ring: Mirri Damer
Tableware: Vintage Addiction, Newquay
Men’s Clothing: Vintage Addiction & Revolver, Newquay


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