Eco Luxe Elopement Wedding
This photoshoot is inspired by an eco luxe elopement wedding held against the stunning backdrop of River Cottage. The photoshoot team wanted to embrace as much as possible the ethos of being eco whilst staying in harmony with the wedding venue. It also features a number of our TNWC Recommended Suppliers – you’ll find all the details at the bottom of the post.
As Laura, photographer at Freeformimage Photography, told us, “A wedding a River Cottage will always inspire and enchant.”
Today’s inspirational shoot is like something out of a fairytale, a laid-back modern fairytale but a fairytale woodland wedding nonetheless. Think little red riding hood, with a touch of Hansel and Gretel and a whole dose of an intimate love story to rival any Snow White or Sleeping Beauty.
Set in a secluded forest, this stunning Austrian shoot provides an abundance of autumnal and winter wedding inspiration, with gorgeous shades of green, berry and cream, incredible fashion and a to-die-for candlelit first-dance.
Here’s the film from the shoot to give you a little taster of just how beautiful it is:
Stefanie who created the shoot told us: “Summer might be a classical time for a wedding but in autumn, when it’s cooler outside, a wedding can be equally beautiful. With furs, blankets, candles and fire bowls the wedding party can easily spend unforgettable hours outside. Natural materials, homemade cakes and other sweets turn the party in something unique and personal.”
Stefanie of Mademoiselle Fee explains the dreamy vision behind the shoot: “Our idea was to accompany a newly wed couple on a romantic walk through an autumnal forest. The two have just exchanged vows, maybe in a chapel close by.
What we wanted to show was a couple, close to nature and grounded, spending this most beautiful day where their hearts are drawing them – to the forest with a little secluded house.”
On Tuesday we had the lovely Myfanwy telling us all about the fab tea towel wedding invitations she’d been making, and how her Mr-to-be Tom had recruited their cute daschund Arthur to help punch out confetti. Today we have TNWC Real Bride Sarah back with us, and she’s been helping her fiancé Lee look for a country style tweed suit at an affordable price.
Over to Sarah to tell you more…
Hi everyone! Hope you all had a lovely Easter, this month I will be writing about my struggles to find the perfect suit for my groom.
When we first began organising the wedding Lee began researching the type of suit he’d like for the wedding, and quickly decided he’d like a tweed, country looking suit to fit in with our relaxed, vintage theme. He showed me a photo he’d found on Google and so we began to try and find something similar.
Initially we wanted to hire the suits and so we began to research local hire shops, but soon found none of them hired anything other than plain, or over the top suits which wasn’t really us. And so we made the choice to buy the suits.
Today I have seen so many things that sparked ideas for an autumnal wedding that I felt the best way to share them was with an inspiration board. If I was planning an autumn wedding I think I would be inspired by wool, hessian, pumpkins, and old-fashioned hues.
Decorating for an autumn wedding
I would decorate with lots of galvanised metal buckets and pewter jugs, filled with the last of the summer flowers in soft, warm colours. Pumpkins, squashes and gourds can be found in your local farm shops and look wonderful just as they are. I would use old woolen blankets on hay bales for seating or used like a tablecloth for a cake table.
Dressing for an autumn wedding
For me I would embrace the season, fitting the boys out in country tweed suits, knitted ties and buttonholes of wheat or seedheads. Bridesmaids would be wrapped in chunky knit scarves and maybe even mittens to keep them warm. Amongst all those soft colours I would try to bring in a pop of colour – like the gorgeous teal blue of that hat or a pretty bouquets of Dahlia flowers.
Are you having an autumn wedding – what’s inspired you? If you were to dream up your perfect autumn wedding what would it be like? Would you like to see more posts like this?
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