The number of late autumn or winter weddings is drastically smaller when compared to summer celebrations. But there are so many reasons why getting married out of popular peak season could be a good idea! One of them – a fantastic colour palette from the mother nature. With some gorgeous floral styling, moody make up and a shawl ( it is cold at the sand dunes in winter after all and you don’t want to get hypothermia!) Megan Nurse of Bridget’s Flowers in King’s Lynn shows us how style an mini shoot on your wedding day at minimal cost but with dramatic results.
I love this collaboration at Baswey sand dunes between a group of kickarse girlbosses who wanted to create a wind-swept, stripped back scene without all the props and extras. The idea of pampas grass and whimsical florals suited this setting perfectly and are easily replicated, with the scenery and glam make up being the feature point.
We are very lucky, here in Norfolk, as most locations and wedding venues are only a short drive away from a beach. Popping down the to the dunes for a quick mini shoot on your special day is very popular, understandably so. The gorgeous back drops, moody scenery, sunset shots tend to look spectacular and most photographer’s loves to shoot there.
Photos were taken by the very talented Darina Stoda. She has this amazing way of capturing the mood and scenery perfectly! We love her moody, dusky style which suits Megan’s, loose, whimsical style of work down to a T.
WE LOVE PAMPAS GRASS !
The latest craze that has taken over the Pinterest and Instagram feeds is the Pampas grass. It is a really versatile plant ( grass?) that adds texture and volume to petty much any setting and colour scheme.
Megan, of Bridget’s Flowers said:
“I love how they can also be sprayed lots of different colours. I made sure to also include pampas grass in the bouquet with lots of wild foliages as everyone is still so in love with the greens and the greenery theme ( still going strong since last year).”
Megan’s tips and examples of on getting that trend with the greens include: Andromea, Fern, Cinerea, Gravel, Nicoli, Olijif, Populous (her fav!), Ruscus and Beargrass. Also think about using small spray roses rather than standard roses. These bump out the bouquet and look much cooler than some of the budget roses would. David Austin roses would look amazing in this bouquet ,however they do come with a fairly hefty price tag! And don’t forget the trailing ribbon. Megan says:
“I personally love it especially when the wind is blowing, it creates such a cool effect.”
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