Bohemian Styled Shoot

Bohemian Styled Shoot

I love all the potential elements of a bohemian wedding so was delighted when Rachael of The Burtons Photography invited me to collaborate on a bohemian styled shoot jointly hosted by her and Jade Maguire Photography.

The Wedding Suppliers

Rachael and Jade had already gathered together some talented suppliers…

A lot of creative talent in one room!

The Venue

East Riddlesden Hall – a stunning, rustic Grade II listed barn wedding venue on a National Trust site in Keighley, West Yorkshire.  ‘A little oasis in a busy urban area’ with intimate gardens and an historic house.  The perfect place for a bohemian styled shoot…

bohemian styled shoot at East Riddlesden Hall

Jade Maguire Photography

The Inspiration

To enable me to get a feel for the shoot, Rachael directed me to their bohemian styled shoot Pinterest Board and, following my own research, I created this mood board…

bohemian wedding photo shoot inspiration mood board

The Design Process

The venue was to be styled with calligraphy wall hangings, peacock chairs, macramé chair back covers, brass tableware, and lots of foliage!

Firstly, taking inspiration from the floral wreaths within the pinterest board, I decided my cake would have, not one, but, three! flower and foliage wreaths.  Of course, I made sure they were graduated and on the diagonal to avoid a traffic-light-look!  Next, to make it informal and eclectic I wanted to include a variety of foliage.  Ultimately, being led by the Pinterest board, I chose eucalyptus, olive, monstera and hydrangea leaves.  For the flowers, I kept it simple and elegant with pale peach and white roses along with a few rose leaves.  Not only does peach go well with brassware but also, design-wise, a three-colour combination (peach/green/white) is always good.

Then, on to my absolute favourite element – the macramé.  I adore macramé, its intricacy, its informality, its seemingly limitless variations and its cosiness (taking me back to all my macramé plant hangers in my first house).  So, taking inspiration from this image I found on Pinterest…macrame wall hanging  I piped some on the top tier!

The Dress(es)

Again, continuing the botanical theme, I took inspiration from Kindling Bridal ‘Pegasus‘ wedding dress.  To quote Kerri, “The Pegasus is a bohemian rhapsody of high neckline, trumpet sleeves and open backed beauty… stunning botanical lace that has slight stretch for comfort, with a slinky, figure-hugging fit and dramatic raw-edged puddle train… delicate scalloped lace collar, and a layered open back with beautiful scalloped edging…”

For the shoot the model actually wore Kindling Bridal’s ‘Aquarius‘, featuring the same botanical lace, and ‘Aurora‘ with a delicate floral lace.

And finally, to complement the brass tableware, I added accents in 24ct edible gold leaf… Here’s my cake sketch…

Creating

To begin with, I started with the foliage.  Surprisingly, this takes a while.  Indeed, any cake makers reading this will know never to underestimate just how long it takes to create an abundance of sugar foliage… after a whole day of rolling, cutting, thinning, veining and wiring here are a few leaves…

Similarly, assembling them together… to create these wreaths takes some time…

sugar flower and foliage wreaths

 

The Cake

Here’s ‘Luna’, all complete…

bohemian style wedding cake with sugar floral wreaths

Luna: for the boho bride! A bohemian style design with wreaths of sugar flowers & foliage, hand piped macramé, 24ct edible gold leaf accents and piping inspired by Kindling Bridal ‘Pegasus’ bridal gown.

Closer…

The Shoot

A frosty, cold morning in early February…

Bride and groom outside venue

Jade Maguire Photography

The Photographers

Thank you so much to Rachael for providing me with the opportunity of creating a cake for their bohemian styled shoot and thank you to both The Burtons Photography and Jade Maguire Photography (and, subsequently, Siobhan Amy Photography) for their gorgeous images!  As always, I cannot overstate the importance of choosing a good professional photographer for your wedding day, you’ll have the images to cherish forever…

The Burtons Photography

A husband and wife team whose style is fun and relaxed.  They shoot in a documentary style, capturing your story in their own edgy way.  Here are my favourites of theirs from the shoot…

Styling by Wild at Heart Hire and Styling

bohemian wedding styled shoot

The Burtons Photography

Cake by me!

wedding cake with sugar floral wreaths

The Burtons Photography

Stationery by Vanilla Retro

wedding table plan stationery

The Burtons Photography

Wedding table plan stationery

The Burtons Photography

Floral hoop by Bizzi Lizzi

Floral hoop

The Burtons Photography

floral hoop close up

The Burtons Photography

Kindling Bridal ‘Aquarius’ gown…

bride in wedding dress close up

The Burtons Photography

groom holding bride wedding dress close up

The Burtons Photography

bride and groom holding hands

The Burtons Photography

bride and groom holding hands close up

The Burtons Photography

Bouquet by Bizzi Lizzi

boho bride holding bouquet

The Burtons Photography

wedding bouquet roses eucalyptus

The Burtons Photography

Hair by Emily Hawkes Bridal Hair Stylist, make up by Amy George Make Up Artist

bride with bouquet

The Burtons Photography

Kindling Bridal ‘Aurora’ wedding dress…

wedding dress close up

The Burtons Photography

Jade Maguire Photography

Jade’s documentary style and skillful approach of capturing the quirky, alternative messy moments, with cool relaxed portraiture, all teamed with unique editing style, blends modern creations with good honest images…

bohemian wedding styling

Jade Maguire Photography

wedding dress

Jade Maguire Photography

wedding bouquet of eucalyptus and roses

Jade Maguire Photography

bohemian wedding top table brass tableware and foliage wreath styling

Jade Maguire Photography

bohemian wedding cake aerial view

Jade Maguire Photography

bohemian wedding cake with sugar floral and foliage wreaths

Jade Maguire Photography

bohemian wedding cake and styling

Jade Maguire Photography

bride and groom beneath blossom arch

Jade Maguire Photography

bride and groom embrace beneath blossam canopy barn wedding

Jade Maguire Photography

groom embraces bride beneath blossom canopy

Jade Maguire Photography

bride and groom embrace close up

Jade Maguire Photography

wedding dress lace hem close up

Jade Maguire Photography

lace wedding dress and floral hoop close up

Jade Maguire Photography

bride holds floral hoop close up

Jade Maguire Photography

bride and groom barn wedding

Jade Maguire Photography

groom embracing bride

Jade Maguire Photography

groom embracing smiling bride

Jade Maguire Photography

bride and groom barn wedding

Jade Maguire Photography

bohemian brass and foliage table setting

Jade Maguire Photography

bohemian wedding cake and styling calligraphy wall hanging

Jade Maguire Photography

bride with bouquet in front of historic house

Jade Maguire Photography

bride close up

Jade Maguire Photography

bride and groom embrace

Jade Maguire Photography

Bride and groom almost kiss

Jade Maguire Photography

Bride and from embrace almost kiss

Jade Maguire Photography

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Fast forward to April 2018 and I’ve now received some glorious images from Siobhan Amy Photography & Film (one of the photographers present on the shoot workshop).  Siobhan, a destination wedding photographer who loves travelling the world photographing amazing weddings & elopements, uses soft, natural lighting, with minimal editing and always looks to capture natural, happy moments!  Here are my favourite styling, flower, stationery, dress and cake shots…

Macrame top table

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Top table and white roses

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Barn styling Ivy garland and lights

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Brass and green table setting

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Eucalyptus and brass vase

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Monstera and ferns

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Chair dressed with fern

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Barn wedding venue with canopy of flowers and macrame decorated chairs

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Geometric brass vases and goblet alongside wedding cake

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Mirrored votives and ivy

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

mirrored vases log slices and succulents

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

wreath decorated wedding cake brass and greenery and calligraphy wall hanging

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

wreath decorated wedding cake and brass table styling

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

wedding top table brass tableware and foliage wreath styling

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

macrame and eucalyptus decorated blue and rattan chair

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Menu on macrame tablecloth with glassware

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

lisianthus stems in glass bottle

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

lisianthus and eucalyptus in glass bottle

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

kindling bridal aquarius wedding dress skirt and hemline

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

groom embraces brides back view kindling bridal aquarius wedding dress

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Close up of brides arm on lap in kindling bridal aquarius wedding dress

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

Top tablescape macrame brassware and glass

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

wreath decorated bohemian wedding cake

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

close up sugar floral wreath and piped macrame decorated wedding cake

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

 sugar floral wreath decorated wedding cake with brass table lantern

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

wreath decorated wedding cake calligraphy wall hanging brassware and foliage

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

sugar floral wreath decorated wedding cake close up

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

sugar floral wreath decorated wedding cake side aerial view

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

piped macrame and sugar floral wreath wedding cake side view

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

close up rose and eucalyptus floral hoop and lace wedding dress skirt

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

brides hair dressed with flowers and ferns

Siobhan Amy Photography & Film

wedding dress lace skirt fanned out on grass

Siobhan Amy Photography & film

Bespoke Wedding Cake Design

If you’re planning your own Yorkshire wedding – bohemian-styled or otherwise – and would like to commission me to design and create your bespoke wedding cake, taking inspiration from all the carefully chosen elements of your wedding day, please feel free to browse my Portfolio to see if my style is a good fit for you and get in touch!

With love, Amanda x

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