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Sandringham Woodland Picnic

by:   on: 8th May 2014

I have always loved the romantic, bohemian style wedding. The seemingly effortless bridal glow, relaxed style and plenty of nature. Fields, wild flowers and woodland. Yes. Perfect. Those are exact reasons why I fell in love with this styled shoot – a labour of creative minds and sheer styling talent by Penny of The Little Lending Co. and Darina of DS Photography.

From speaking to Penny about the collaboration it has become clear, that her passion for individuality and style for each wedding that she assists is foremost and post important part of her job.

Myself and Darina (whom I met at my cousins wedding last summer) just got to talking about shooting and how we’d love a day out in the woods. We both have a love for simplicity and we’re really looking forward to working together. Autumn is an amazing time of the year with the dim light against the vibrant autumn colours for secret wedding ceremonies. Walking through the winding woodland paths we just couldn’t wait to get started!

 loved the idea of showing an intimate woodland picnic as a wedding breakfast idea with each of the guests picking up a blanket on the way in and finding a spot in the clearing to lunch from a hamper. The Little Lending Co. hires hand made crochet blankets, old chests, chairs and other timeless props and hadn’t been on location with them yet so just couldn’t wait to set up the scene of a relaxed setting on the woodland floor.

I created a backdrop using a large vintage crochet table cloth which would work as a focal point for an outdoor ceremony or photo area. Our wooden drinks trolley was filled with our old buckets for champagne, brass and glass candle sticks and mini vintage glass bottles and books, keeping the rich autumnal vibe all around us with the props.

The flowers were just perfectly overgrown, with hints of vibrant purple on the table centre. The flower crown was wild and literally just picked and wired in front of us all! Foliage of rich greens to make the crown look organic, and would lend well to being a hanging wreath afterwards too! Our bride looked relaxed in the simple silhouette dresses and no fuss hair and make-up, in this shoot we wanted to show natural beauty of our girl, the woodland and the flowers and foliage. Darina wanted to use as much natural light as possible in the images which really makes for simply breathtaking shots. We wanted to get back to nature and how easy and simple a wedding can be. Imagine being invited to a picnic party in the woods with wells as an essential, we don’t think it could get any better!”


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Dalia Courridge

Founder and managing director of Norfolk Brides. Social Media and Marketing consultant by day. Obsessed with all things creative and beautiful - form eclectic weddings, to stunning interiors and abstract art. Addicted to working out and weightlifting. Cannot start the day without a strong coffee.

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