A boho picnic wedding shoot on a lake inspired by English picnics and wildflowers with a barefoot bride in a crochet wedding dress
I’m quite sure if you’re a regular reader you will remember this magical fairytale woodland wedding shoot from Austria sent to us by the lovely Stephanie of Mademoiselle Fee – well we have another beautiful shoot to share from her today.
A boho picnic wedding with a barefoot bride
From a barefoot bride in a 1970s-esque crochet wedding dress to the understated (and therefore perfect in my books) tea party, what I love most about the shoots created by Mademoiselle Fee and her team is the genuine, heartfelt love and emotions that emanate from the pictures. Yes, the detailings are beautiful, but it’s the tenderness that is captured, woven in with the pretty details, that make her shoots truly special.
A homage to English picnics and wildflowers
The inspiration from the shoot came from both the lake itself and a flower crown, from one of our own dear friends, Amy Swann. Stephanie told me:
“I love this place at the lake, so do all our friends, and when I saw Amy Swann’s flower crown, I immediately had this picture in my mind of a relaxed couple lying on the deck. Some years ago, when I was engaged, I found The Natural Wedding Company and have been following your inspiring blog posts ever since. This shoot is a homage to English picnics and wildflowers, to bunting and homemade cakes. I love this outdoor way of enjoying life and nature.”
A purely self-indulgent piece of inspiration this morning, but hopefully you’ll love it as much as me. I spotted this image over on the blog from handmade British knitwear maker My-Shell Me-Shell and was instantly in-love, if that’s possible with an image. I think deep down I must be a soft romantic type, although I claim not to be.
What do I love about this image? What don’t I love more like – I love the soft light, the messy hair, the pretty dress and even the way she’s sat. I think if I was still planning my wedding this would have been bookmarked as part of my inspiration, not necessarily because I wanted to find a wedding dress like it, but just because it captures something I love, a feeling perhaps, that I would have liked to translate to my wedding day.
This pretty vintage dress made in the late 1970’s would make a beautiful wedding dress for someone having an understated wedding or a couple who are eloping. If Mr Rigg and I had eloped this is what I would have worn, in my mind it inspires dreams of spending a summer living on the edge of a prairie. It costs around £20 and is available from Coldfish Vintage.
A 1950’s floral lace wedding dress with 3/4 length sleeves and a long train – this dress is romantic and you can almost imagine it on a fairytale princess. I would carry a bunch of blousy old-fashioned roses or a spray of wild daisies. This dress is from deLightly Used and costs just under £200.
The second part of this fabulous feature on The Vintage Wedding Dress Company’s new ‘Decades Lace’ collection features dresses inspired by the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.
Decades Lace 1950s
Their 1950s style lace dress has a corseted draped bodice with a dramatic and fun full-length skirt. This dress is ideal for customising and styling with your favourite original vintage pieces.
Decades Lace 1960s
Their 1960s style lace dress has a timeless boat neckline and empire wasitline to create an effortlessly classic and chic look. It also has a sophisticated low scoop back and can be customised with long silk chiffon sleeves or a unique vintage hairpiece.