So, something a little different today – I’m really excited to share with you some snaps from a recent styled shoot that One Curious Dream directed back in March. With an incredible team of industry heavyweights on board, I knew that we were going to create something magical! With Tim Stephenson in the photography seat and Mike Savory on board to film the behind the scenes action (including some awesome 360 degree footage!), we were all set for a day to remember.
It’s safe to say that the lead up to shoot day was a total rollercoaster as the snow forecast played havoc with our plans to shoot in a stunning barn on the Norfolk coast. In fact, with 3 days to go, we took the decision to relocate the shoot to the most unusual of settings – a disused office in the building One Curious Dream occupies. Whilst as a stylist, I’m lucky enough to work in the most beautiful of wedding venues, I love a challenge and knew that with some hard graft (and two days of set building in advance of shoot day!) we could still make this location work for us, even if it did raise an eyebrow from most people involved! Still, I’m thrilled they trusted me to go with it, because I think the images really speak for themselves – who would have thought this abundance of tropical wedding loveliness was captured in an 80’s office amidst a snowstorm?
Having spent winter swooning over images filled with muted tones, natural textures and of course, a ton of pampas grass, my mind was in the mood to shake things up a little – and so, Bold Bohemia was born. I really wanted to experiment with bright, bold colours against a tropical bohemian backdrop. I know – it sounds nuts and it shouldn’t work, but sometimes you’ve just got to go where your imagination takes you.
We were lucky enough to have Boho Beauty Box take care of the hair and makeup and they embraced the theme to perfection. As well as adding some seriously amazing holographic eye detailing, Brooke also incorporated colourful hair extensions to make our gorgeous model, Brittany Dixon pop! The incredible dresses were provided by Lucky Sixpence Bridal, a real connoisseur of bridal dresses that are timeless and unusual.
The super-talented Bekka from B’s Bakes created some beautiful cakes and biscuits that worked perfectly in the setting with their bright, bold touches. Halfhitch macramé shared some awesome chairbacks and mandalas and Mango Tree London created the most gorgeous calligraphy pieces that looked stunning dotted throughout the spaces.
We started with setting up a beautiful space to create a gorgeous tablescape – we laid a beautiful blue mosaic floor (yep, that really is wallpaper – tricks of the trade, eh?) to invoke those Moroccan boho vibes and paired this with the most incredible foliage wall built by Lydia at Rambling Rose Florists. Lydia said:
“To build the foliage wall, I wanted to include the darkest of lush tropical leaves but mixed them with Asparagus Fern to soften the overall look and hint towards the bohemian styling.”
I have a real love for brass and wood detailing and you will see elements of both dotted throughout each set – you can’t go wrong with a brass candlestick and my number rule is that you can never have enough tealights or candlelight – NEVER!
Our second space was set up for a ceremony with our beautiful macramé backdrop taking centre stage surrounded by peacock chairs and pretty little colourful touches that were designed to add texture and colour. In terms of the floristry, Lydia from Rambling Rose said about her selections:
“I opted for the Brightest Yellow Ranunculus, with their pretty intertwined petals they are an easy choice for something soft but effective. Yellow Caspedia and Blue Thistle added another element of texture and interest to the designs and they both have a tropical feel about them. Caspedia was used along with Ranunculus to add some height and interest.. For a huge pop of colour I opted for Cerise Vuvuzela Roses and Green Orchids. The Roses are actually a variety of English Garden Roses but I thought they worked so well with the other Flowers and are a more interesting than your classic dutch Rose. The Orchid, I feel, speaks for itself, they are always kicking off those tropical feels.”
Finally, we created a gorgeous chill out area, where B’s Bakes offerings took centre stage. As well as beautiful furniture including our wicker sofa, surrounded by oversized cushions and brass Moroccan table, Bekka’s cakes sat atop one of our peacock chairs and just looked dreamy. Lydia created a beautiful foliage arrangement on the wall which was complimented by a ton of glass and pretty candle holders and tealights.
I hope you enjoyed and were inspired by our collaboration! If you have a unique idea or something that has not been done before – do not be afraid – do it! And if you need any help – drop us a line. We LOVE bold and unusual weddings!
Do let us know what you think about this shoot! Hope you enjoyed it and found it inspirational!