The concept was put together by the wonderful make-up artist Rhiannon Salter (@rhiannonlouise_bride) and is “Inspired by effortlessly cool brides, embracing natural and earthy wedding vibes.” - We are obsessed!
The Laidback Location:
The Observatory in Swansea, on the beautiful coast of Southern Wales is owned and operated by Noah Redfern. The top of the tower has a gorgeous stained glass feature and the building has a uniquely styled interior. A cool and quirky venue right on the beach offering delicious food and delightful cocktails. The perfect venue for an effortlessly cool bride and the love of her life!
Wedding Shoot Inspiration and Styling:
Rhiannon wanted to create ‘The laidback Bride’, to empower women to turn away from “bridal traditions” and do their day, their way.
'This was a chance to bring together a likeminded team which spoke to the free spirited and minimalistic lovers. After such a tumultuous year, it was a chance to get together with other creatives to produce a project, we were all proud of.' and what a sensational project it was! Styling Inspired by much loved artist Stevie Nicks.
The Laidback Bohemian Bridal Outfit:
Showcasing the finest elegant collections in their boutique, White Orchid Bridal can’t wait to help you find your perfect dress. Isn't this stunning lace bridal gown they provided for the shoot just major boho goals. We are gushing over this whole bridal look.
Rebecca Anne Designs created the stunning bespoke fedoras for this shoot, a lovely additional boho touch to this bridal look, again also adding to the relaxed vibe of this styled shoot.
Boho Handmade Wedding Jewellery:
Carefully handmade boho, beach vibe jewellery by Rosie Jones, Salt Skin Jewellery is based in Swansea and created for lovers of the sea. Their jewellery can be specially made to order using selected semi precious stones and sterling silver.
Natural Glowing Bridal Hair & Make-Up:
Swansea based hair and makeup artist, Rhiannon Salter, specialises in natural glowing skin and textured bohemian hair styling, which was certainly achieved with this gorgeous bride! We love the effortless waves and minimal make-up, really bringing out Sasha's beautiful blue eyes.
Earthy Boho Inspired Wedding Flowers:
Eve Francesa Designs offers exquisite and bespoke floral designs tailored to your individual requirements. Eve created stunning neutral earthy toned florals for this shoot, adding dried florals for the ultimate boho twist and even created a dried flower crown for the bride.
Laidback Wedding Photography:
Katie Sweet is a Bristol based photographer, and loves capturing the natural and candid and takes a relaxed approach to make you feel as comfortable as possible on your special day.
I mean I did warn you about how gorgeous these images were!
I hope you enjoyed reading and admiring this post as much as the fabulous suppliers enjoyed creating it and I enjoyed writing it.
Lots of love,
Resident Blogger &
Social Media VA at The Boho Bride Guide
The sensational suppliers that made this shoot happen:
Rhiannon Louise Make Up - Concept & Planning and Hair and Make-Up Artist
Katie Sweet Photography - Wedding Photographer
Salt Skin Jewellery - Boho inspired wedding jewellery
White Orchid Bridal - Bridal Dress
Eve Francesca Designs - Florals
Rebecca Anne Designs - Bespoke Veils and Fedoras
Sasha Bevan - Bride Model
Richard Padfield - Groom Model
Are you a 'Travel Loving Foodie', looking to plan Your Eco-conscious Wedding in Cornwall?
Then grab a cuppa and join us for this episode of The 10 Question Tea Break with the fabulous Sophie from The Little details by Sophie, a Wedding Stylist & Planner that enables you to bring your love for different cultures around the world into the concept of your big day.
Sophie has a strong ethos around the weddings she works on having a minimal impact on our Earth, as well as incorporating opportunities to create your very own new traditions into your big day, that can be celebrated on each wedding anniversary, and passed down the generations.
Sophie is one of our Approved Suppliers on The Guide Directory here at The Boho Bride Bride, so check out her profile here The Little Details by Sophie.
Join us for this episode of The 10 Question Tea Break, hosted by me Jen Maynard, founder of The Boho Bride Guide.
It has been a pleasure getting to know the fabulous Kathryn from Capture this Moment Photography, a wedding photographer that covers Wales and the South West UK, and specialises in capturing colourful and natural images on your big day for you to cherish always.
Kathryn shares her top tip around how to select wedding supplier you ACTUALLY LIKE! And the importance of feeling comfortable around your supplier team, and trusting them to deliver the service you expect on your big day.
To hear the full conversation and all the juicy detail, grab a cuppa and join us on this episode of The 10 Question Tea Break!
Kathryn is one of our fabulous approved suppliers on The Guide Directory, so to find out more about the wedding services she offers, pop over to her profile by clicking here now to find out more and get in touch!
The 10 Question Tea Break with the fabulous Sara from Sara Price Celebrant.
A Cornwall based celebrant that also covers Devon, Somerset, Dorset and other neighbouring counties across the South West UK. Sara specialises in hosting one of a kind ceremonies filled with love and joy that start your wedding day with a Wow!
Not sure whether to choose a celebrant led wedding ceremony, or go to through the more traditional route of a religious ceremony or registrar?? Then grab a cuppa and come and learn more as I interview Sara about what she offers couples on their wedding day ,and how she works with them to create a ceremony that truly represents them as a couple.
Sara is one of our Approved Suppliers on The Guide Directory here at The Boho Bride Guide, so to find out more about Sara and enquire about her services follow CLICK HERE to find out more!
Wedding Elopement Inspiration
With the upheaval of the wedding industry in 2020 and 2021, small intimate outdoor weddings look to continue to rise in popularity into the second half of this year and into 2022. Kera wanted to show couples that you can have a beautiful small intimate wedding and reflect all of your personality and passions into the styling and activities throughout your day.
The Outdoor Table Scape Styling
Kera worked closely with Shelly, from Shelly Hartley Interiors, to create the overall styling for this shoot. An eclectic floral palette of blues, pinks and greenery set the scene, which were used across the table scape styling as well as the bar, and bridal florals.
The Perfect Venue for an Outdoor Wedding
Trevella Manor is a beautiful listed Georgian manor house in a rural setting on the outskirts of the cathedral city of Truro in Cornwall. A picturesque pavilion and opportunity to house giant tipi tents on their expansive green lawns adjoining the beautiful gardens, makes the venue perfect for both a small intimate celebration, through to a large wedding event.
The Classically Elegant Reloved Bridal Dress
Kate and Sue from Tavistock Bridal Reloved, provided a classically elegant floor length dress in a faint blush colour with a romantic train completing the bridal look.
Cruelty Free Bridal Hair & Makeup
Kelsey from Bohemia Beauty is a vegan and cruelty-free hair and makeup artist. 'As a make-up artist and consumer I feel it is my duty to buy responsibly, and so I aim to keep Bohemia Beauty as low-waste as possible and only carry cruelty-free make-up'.
Tiffany from @foreverwildcd, created the dried floral bridal bouquet. It is all home grown and responsibly foraged and her confetti was the perfect eco solution for the day.
Mckay Menswear is situated on the top floor of Prudence Gowns, in Plymouth and supplied our groom with a sophisticated Marc Darcy, Scott Grey checkered 3-piece suit paired a navy blue tie.
Locally Grown Wedding Flowers:
Brookside Flower Farm is an environmentally friendly social enterprise that offers locally grown cut wedding flowers for your big day in Cornwall. Katie created a beautiful and bountiful display of seasonally grown flowers that created a WOW as you approached the feasting table. As well as a vibrant bridal bouquet and accompanying flower crown.
Delicate Wedding Stationery
Scarlet Jade Design created a delicate stationary collection of nameplates and menus to complete the table scape styling, using a translucent vellum wrap and pink wax seal.
Welcome Drinks from a Cornwall Based Winery
Floreat Wine is the creation of Anne-Marie Hurst, a qualified medical herbalist based in Cornwall. She recognised the global shift towards more mindful living and consumption, and her vision was to create a delicate and delicious sparkling wine, lower in alcohol and calories than existing sparkling wines on the market.
Wedding Photography Team
For the shoot I wanted two wedding photographers so that no photos were missed. Katie from Kitten Photogenic and Emily from HawkWood Photography did an amazing job at capturing the day.
Capturing Those Precious Moments on Film
Jono from I do Film Weddings created a stunning wedding film, capturing those priceless moments held between the couple on the day of the editorial shoot and shows the beauty of Trevella Manor and their open spance of picturesque grounds.
I hope you enjoyed browsing our shoot as much as we enjoyed creating it for you!
Lot's of Love,
We are super excited to welcome our fabulous approved supplier Bryony from Pretty Vintage Hire, and the team to the Be More Boho Blog. Bryony will be sharing the stunning images from her 'Textured Boho Luxe' inspired shoot at the beautiful Swancar Farm Country House. The inspiration behind this shoot was the venue itself and its Glass Barn, with its beautiful wooden frame. This called for something complimenting; soft, textured and sophisticated with a bohemian touch.
'The vibe was chilled and the images were peaceful, light, cosy and full of love.'
Swancar Farm Country House is a beautiful period country house set in the rural countryside of Trowell, Nottinghamshire. They offer exclusive use of the whole venue with numerous celebration areas to choose from throughout your day. From the Oak Hall, Courtyard and Old Stables, through to the show stopper Glass Barn that we chose to set up the ceremony space.
Abby from In The Name Of Love Bridal kindly let us take Amy to try on, originally what was going to be a jumpsuit, in her stylish bridal studio, however we fell in love with the texture of this dress and how captivating Amy was when she wore it.
Abby provides unique bridal pieces which was so refreshing, and the cape which Amy wore for part of the shoot and outdoors added that extra wow factor.
MUA & Hair
Sam from Life of a Beauty Girl, was so welcoming and brilliant to work with creatively. She gave Amy a natural look with a dewy glow to compliment her already pretty face who doesn’t wear a lot of makeup anyway.
Kellie from Kellie Straw hair and Beauty kept Amy’s long blonde hair around her face, and added effortless curls and a twist detail to the back and around the twig crown.
I love to create beautiful and emotive settings that give those 'feels'. This editorial shoot was all about using a depth of textures and tonal hues, without a colour pop. I loved using our dark oak backdrop structure to match the venue’s chairs, and added lots of different materials to layer and add interest to the eye; cheesecloth, Egyptian cotton, voile and lace for a dreamy look, and carried this on with scrim chair ties and demijohns with just a few stems of soft grey pampas.
I have a love of bamboo and as my collection builds, I used just two armchairs with soft grey fur for those couple backdrop images and a cow skin rug for even more texture and depth. The top table mirrored the backdrop style with a new wooden triangle backdrop for simplicity in contrast to this with vintage brass candlesticks and detailed glass decanters.
Tablescape - Bryony
I set up the table using the drapes from the previous backdrop to carry on the theme however replaced the backdrop with a two piece triangle, signifying manifestation and enlightenment, the perfect shape for a wedding. It also provided a softer backdrop.
Catherine from Inspired Foristry is just wonderful. Always ready to create something different like the delicate twig floral crown resembling the antlers throughout the venue itself. Bringing along the perfect prop for the tall floral arrangement for the archway which made it completely independent and the wonderful displays in front of the table. The bouquet mirrored the shape of the cake with a square nest made again from twigs.
Natalie from @cakes.bynatalie is queen of stencils on her cakes and she did not disappoint with a wonderful floral design. We went for a square cake for something different with a nude palette and she added some flower stems from Inspired Floristy to bring everything together. She also brought us all delicious cupcakes on the day which were delish!!
I asked Sally from I Do Invites for simple and elegantly textured stationery to match the mood board and colours and she didn't disappoint! Sally designed and created the stunning wedding stationery embellished with real pressed flowers and finished off with a real flowers with a clear wax seal, just stunning!
Sarita White Photography has an amazing flare for capturing all the little details before you have even asked her to and then some! She has a wonderful eye and creative side herself, and always inspiring and full of ideas when planning the shoot. We always get so excited together on the run up to and on the shoot itself.
Lots of love,
Behind the Scenes
Pretty Vintage Hire - Concept, planning, props and styling
Sarita White Photography - Photographer
Swancar Farm Country House - Venue
Inspired Floristry - Florals
In the Name of Love Bridal - Bridal Dress
Life of a Beauty Girl - MUA
Kellie Straw Hair and Beauty (Instagram@kelliestrawhairandbeauty) - Hair Stylist
I Do Invites - Stationery
Cakes by Natalie (Instagram@cakes.bynatalie) - Cake
Real Couple (Instagram @amystafford & @jamiestaffs) - Models
You are in for a treat today! With this stunning Bohemian Gardens inspired shoot at the magnificent 13th Century Maunsel Manor House hidden amongst the Somerset countryside.
At Peony and Lace Weddings you get a wedding bestie in your pocket. My mission is to help couples enjoy the exciting journey that is wedding planning. To be there to hold their hand when needed, to listen to their ideas and help weave them into a cohesive plan and to reassure them that everything will go without a hitch on the big day!
'The idea for the shoot came from an image of an alfresco dining set up shared by Jen on The Boho Bride Guide Instagram Handle.
The colour palette was inspired by the sensational head dress by Clare Lloyd Accessories. I knew that I wanted to use the head dress and built the colour palette around the orange and mint ribbons of the accessory. I added in a paler peach, charcoal grey and accents of gold to complement the coral and mint'.
Once again inspired by florals and natural forms, Di Hassall’s new collection is a fusion of textures and colour. Simple, well-cut shoe shapes, in butter-soft pastel-coloured suedes, are the blank canvas for Di’s gorgeous embroidered hand-sewn embellishments using a combination of colourful embroidery, silk ribbon work and diamanté encrusted detail.
Creating beautiful bridal accessories and jewellery for women to wear on the most special and memorable day of their lives is such a privilege and joy for Claire and she feels very lucky to be able to be a little part of so many happy memories.
All of Claire's headpieces are meticulously made by hand by me using old fashioned couture techniques. Working from her light filled studio in Frome, Somerset in the English countryside - she now delivers to brides worldwide.
Positioned within the Victorian walled garden and cushioned alongside a traditional apple orchard is the pergola, a picturesque hidden gem perfect for weddings and celebrations. Nestled amongst an idyllic beautiful English country garden full of fragrant English roses, scented jasmine, and honeysuckle, the pergola offers those wishing for an ultra-laid back affair. The perfect outdoor ceremony space for up to 170 loved ones.
Inspired by their natural surroundings, Justin Duance is best known for their rustic and unique wedding and engagement rings. The pieces in this shoot are cast in beach sand, the sand creates a lovely subtle texture and tiny grains are captured in the gold. Choosing your own sand for casting is a lovely way of personalising your rings. The engagement ring features cluster of fully traced Australian brown diamonds which twinkle beautifully.
Edible rose petal heart lollies are perfect to add luxury and glamour to your wedding or event. The delicate dried rose petals give off a delicate flavour and smell. This is really romantic making the perfect unique wedding favour or gift.
The aim for the hanging cloud was to create a stunning focal piece to adorn the alfresco dining table. Sarah used a mix of dried grasses flowers and seed heads, including diverse shapes and textures to create layers of interest which she accentuated with fresh coral charm peonies, quick sand roses to add that luxe romantic element and fresh grasses to add some movement.
Sarah used a mixture of pampas grass, allium seed heads, dried hydrangea, wheat grasses bunnies tail, honesty reed grasses and fresh coral charm peonies, quick sand roses and fresh grasses.
She uses natural light, no flash, and loves capturing the moment as it happens. Laura is a force of nature on an editorial shoot, working tirelessly to get that perfect shot at every point throughout the day. She loves participating in styled shoots as they enable her to let her creatively run wild and work with amazing like minded people.
My Wedding Godmother is a Bridal Wellbeing Service, helping brides feel calm, clear and focused in the build up to their wedding day and into newlywed life.
Sally said, 'With my support, they arrive at their wedding looking and feeling fabulous, with all their nerves and worries behind them'.
I hope you enjoyed browsing through our Bohemian Gardens wedding editorial as much as I enjoyed creating it with this sensational team!
Lots of Love,
Rustic Boho Romance Wedding Planner & Stylist
The dream team of suppliers that made this shoot happen:
Maunsel House - Venue
Peony & Lace Weddings - Planning & Styling
Freeformimages Photography - Photographer
Capture Weddings - Videographer
Chloe Bond MUA - Make-up Artist
Tilda Rose Floristry - Florals
Bish Bosh Becca - Hoop Earrings
Justin Duance Jewellery - Rings
My Wedding Godmother - Bridal Wellbeing Coach
Claire's Sweet Temptations - Cake
Jax's Cake n Bakes - Food Catering
Rose Savage Bridal - Dress
Sam the Celebrant - Wedding Celebrant
Caboodle Designs - Stationery
Diane Hassall - Bridal Shoes
Clare Lloyd Accessories - Floral Headpiece
Emily's Lollies - Lolly Wedding Favours
Knot Again Jill - Macrame
Nicola & Joe and their beautiful boys - Models
It was so lovely to catch up with the fabulous Sarah from Wedding Day Dog Nanny and find out a little bit more about Sarah and her wedding day dog chaperoning service across the South West UK, over a cuppa!
So if you are on your wedding planning journey and would LOVE for your four-legged pooch to join in your celebrations, grab a cuppa and join us for the next 12 minutes to hear how you can take advantage of Sarah's outstanding doggy chaperone service!
We are proud to call Sarah one of our Approved Suppliers on The Guide Directory, so you can also find all her details by clicking here.
I loved every minute chatting to Nixie James-Scott from Unique Ceremonies, providing individualised celebrant led wedding ceremonies, across the South West UK and beyond.
This week was sooo lovely to meet virtually with Nixie in her stunning garden in Devon, where she talked us through how she works with her couples on the run up to their wedding day, and what ceremony ritual options you could select to represent the bringing together of two families.
Find out more about the fabulous Nixie and how to get in touch with her by browsing her Wedding Business Profile here on The Guide Directory.
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