Natural organic wedding inspiration with a romantic spring bouquet, touches of copper and vintage wedding dresses
This spring photoshoot is full of natural organic wedding inspiration with hints of peach, pale blue and copper. The team were inspired by vintage reclamation and the organic and natural colours and textures of oxidised copper. From the exquisite handpainted botanical cakes to the vintage wedding dresses (the rose pink one!) and touches of foraged blossom, this photoshoot is brimming with inspiration.
Over to photographer Jenny Owens to tell us more…
Natural organic wedding inspiration
Chloe and Sam’s modern spring woodland wedding with earthy organic decor, gold dipped feathers, and lush green and white florals
This week’s modern spring woodland wedding is incredibly beautiful. There are mismatched chairs under waxed scaffold-board tables, gold-dipped feathers, vintage candlestick holders and garlands of greenery. Every single element of this wedding is carefully planned yet natural and organic. It’s a strong contender for my favourite Real Wedding so far (and it’s the final one of 2016) and I just love that they did it all themselves.
We first met Chloe and Sam when the gorgeous couple featured in this rainy romantic Cornish wedding shoot back in March. I think we all knew then that their wedding would be a beauty and it certainly hasn’t disappointed.
Bride Chloe tells us more about their modern spring woodland wedding…
Real handmade wedding details
I am terribly behind for various reasons with my lovely Real Bride posts, so here is a post from Fern that she wrote in the run up to her August wedding sharing some of her handmade details like paper garlands, napkins, and table centre making. The photo of her little boy helping to paint the blackboards is just too sweet!
Over to Fern…
It’s all in the details
It’s less than five weeks to go to the wedding and I’ve officially turned into a crazy person. Not in a angry, bite your head off way, (ok only once) but in a running around the garden at 5.00 in the morning looking at pieces of wood and measuring how long my garlands are, and trying to work out which of my plants will be flowering in August kind of way.
I have had my first wedding dress fitting and we have all had our hair trial at the salon. So it’s all getting very real now. We are still working on lots of projects for the wedding so here are some sneak peeks, without giving away too many secrets.
After making the envelopes for my invitations I was left with lots of strips of paper where I had trimmed the papers down to size. I was determined not to throw them away but find some way to use them to make something for the wedding. Then I found this idea (above) on Pinterest for paper garlands. I borrowed a die cutting machine and got to work changing all my strips of paper into little hearts and I have stitched them together on the sewing machine.
For the larger pieces of paper I have made some paper rosettes which, although beautiful, have required some deep engineering to stay in place.
I really don’t want too much of a colour theme at my wedding. There is some pink sneaking in to places where it counts, but I really don’t want it to be too “in your face”. I was really inspired by this find for patterned napkins on “Show Me The Pretty” and decided to make my own for my wedding.
Mini crocheted leaf garland wedding cake topper
I have squirrelled away this fantastic find in a secret Pinterest board where I keep my absolute favourite ideas, ready for sharing on the blog. Every so often I browse through this secret board looking for something that inspires me to share at that moment with you – with all the green leaves unfurling in the hedgerows around us, there didn’t seem like a better time to share this crocheted leaf garland cake topper with you.
Isn’t it perfect!
It is from a fab website called Pea Green Boat selling all kinds of interesting and unusual ‘party paraphernalia’ and, well, this just captured my attention. It’s available in shades of green, or white (see below) and would be just fab for a woodland wedding, a spring wedding, or just any kind of wedding it’s so sweet.
Colourful pom pom garland
This colourful pom pom garland is just so fun, and could be used in so many ways to bring cheer to your wedding ceremony or reception spaces. I love how it’s been used here to create the aisle between the hay bale benches for this outdoor wedding ceremony.
I had a bit of a search for how to make these kind of mini fabric pom poms, and found this handy tutorial for a DIY Fabric Flower Garland, which pretty much details how to make something similar. Another craft project to add to the wedding wish list!
I would like to see more floral and foliage garlands – a bit like bunting, I think they bring so much cheer and a bit different to the traditional flowers in a vase format. This garland of colourful leaves, mini pumpkins and garden twine would be a beautiful additional to any kind of autumn wedding.
It’s got that lovely rustic look and is a great way to bring a bit of autumn cheer into your wedding venue. My thoughts at attaching mini pumpkins to the twine? Well, I think I’d maybe recruit my Mr to drill a hole through the centre of them (I reckon that’s what they’ve done here). Those tiny pumpkins are such solid little things, and hopefully if you didn’t make them too far in advance and kept them somewhere dry, they wouldn’t rot with the hole in them.
If there are any florists or gardeners out there who have suggestions on to make a garland like this please do leave your tips in the comments box below – they would be greatly appreciated.
Image: Better Homes and Gardens
Such great inspiration for an autumn wedding when seasonal flowers are fewer, make use of foliage by decorating with garlands. It looks fun with the foliage garlands around this blackboard, but they can also be used to decorate over archways often found at the entrance to churchyards, or over doorways (perhaps the main entrance way to your wedding reception?) like this one here.
Thanks so much for celebrating more than a week of seasonal ideas and inspiration for autumn weddings – this is the last day! You can view all the posts from my natural autumn wedding special.
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