I really don’t care for styled wedding shoots much these days. Call me controversial but I think seeing real weddings (with real budgets!) is a lot more inspiring and helpful when it comes to finding ideas for your own wedding. BUT rules are made to be broken and when this beautiful, beachy, boho shoot landed in my inbox I just couldn’t say no!
“I run a wedding directory Mr & Mrs Unique that focuses on unique, eclectic and creative wedding suppliers”, wrote Erica who submitted this shoot. “Throughout the year I try to get together with a selection of listed suppliers to create photo shoots, as it gives us the opportunity to experiment and spread our creative wings. I encourage suppliers to push their boundaries… as long as its not traditional, anything goes!”
“We recently had a new venue join our directory, Tunnel Beaches in Devon and I knew immediately that I wanted to create a photo shoot there. The modern building of glass and wood nestles in the dark stone cliffs overlooking the beach, which is filled with rock pools and large rocks. It provided a stunning backdrop and a dark contrast against all the wedding pretties! It also has four hand carved tunnels linking various parts of the beach together- perfect for a photo opportunity!”
“The abstract art element of the shoot basically came about after talking to Natasha from Nevie-Pie Cakes. She was really keen to create an abstract art cake and I thought it would be perfect design against the rugged Devon coastline. We also had cupcakes from the Tattooed Bakers who were also our models for the shoot. The stationery designed by Hollyhock Lane also followed this theme. Once the idea of the shoot started to develop I dropped Laura from Babb Photo an email asking for her to come on board, as I’m a massive fan of her work. I knew she would totally get my ideas and the alternative feel to the shoot.”
“I really didn’t want a floaty white number for the wedding dress so Charlotte from Wilden Bride provided three dresses for the shoot”, she continued. “We had a blush gold dress, a white sheer kimono style dress which was decorated with lace dollies, a short dress made from a vintage tablecloth! These matched perfectly with the fresh, beautiful blooms created by Rock n Rosie.”