Over the last few months, I have been doing a bit of wedding work alongside farming. The stand-out so far was this delightful woodland wedding that I styled back in April. I have to say, if I were to get married, this is the way to do it ... wake up in a forest, have a simple registry ceremony and then a sumptuous sit-down dinner with 20- 30 of your nearest and dearest.
These images have just come through from Long Way Home Photography, whom I have to thank for capturing the magic of this event beautifully.
The Crimean was the perfect eastern-euro backdrop and the food spectacular - we know because my awesome assistant Ame and I stayed on for cocktails and dinner in the restaurant after bump-in! The groom was Polish and the couple were really into their food and drink ... so there was plenty of good Vodka and cake was eschewed in preference for cheese, lots of cheese.
I had such fun collecting all the props for this one. I had a my man cut dozens of slices off fallen tree logs, I went further into the depths of the gully on mum's property than ever before in search of lush, verdant moss and interesting lichens. I collected pine-cones and acorns from roadsides and ventured into the local pine forests in search of fungi. We even managed to incorporate some bare-rooted autumn flowering crocus bulbs into the display.
The bouquets were also forest-y - of course. Hardly a flower to be seen but there was plenty of scent; rose geranium, peppermint geranium, rosemary and mint. The bride had a few roses in there for prettiness but the bridesmaids bouquets were entirely foliage, herbs and texture - fun! We also bound some vintage cufflinks onto the bridal bouquet for "something borrowed" from the mother of the bride; I love traditions.