Modern & Minimalist: Free-Spirited Bohemian Bride
The aim of this shoot was to showcase a modern take on minimalist bridal style. With five beautiful outfits at our disposal, all featuring clean, uncomplicated lines and simple but stunning fabrics, we wanted to highlight how bridal can be as slick and fierce in real-life as it is in magazines and online!
To do so, we needed a jaw-dropping backdrop to really bring the considered, editorial feel to life. The Fire Pit Camp in Norfolk certainly delivered, giving us the perfect modern warehouse vibes with its corrugated metal walls.
The Little Lending Company decorated the space with hanging cube structures and suspended stems, washed soft pink linens and oversized fan-like tone-on-tone florals from Swaffham and Fakenham Florist. The colour palette was muted but made an impact, with softer lilacs and dried Norfolk reeds mixed with too-good-to-be-true orchids and copper sprayed foliages.
We continued this subtle colour palette into the tablescape. Printed menus in gold font from Nat’s Paper Studio sat in modern pale wood holders alongside off-white crockery, hand-dyed linen napkins and copper cutlery, whilst mixed square candles and copper tea light holders finished the pared-back feel. To add height, we used Ester and Erik tapered candles – every wedding stylist’s go-to candles right now!
Our second set-up against a pre-fabricated timber wall also featured this super textured floral mix, where giant sylvan bundles of peach tones, whites and golds sprung from the floor amongst white pillar candles and from the wooden shelf. A bouquet made of only a couple of orchid stems and some reeds emphasised the slightly surreal minimalist editorial look, so as not to detract from the outfits, and single stems were also used to add some height to the hand-brushed and dappled copper tiered cakes by Sugar Buttons Cakes.
We styled liquid silk Sassi Holford slip dresses with bold organic-shaped gold earrings and loose, laidback hair, whereas Velvet Johnstone’s sumptuous wide-legged jumpsuit was paired with playful bubble plaits and Ritual Unions’ cutting edge lace designs were given effortless up dos. Shimmery warm tones on the eyes and lips for the make-up worked for each style, which we kept building and adding to for a more dramatic almost day-to-night feel, finishing in a striking oxblood lip.
Hammered gold kitten heel boots finished off each look – perfect for the fashion-hearted, not the faint-hearted.
As featured in Love My Dress
Photography by Camilla Andrea | Styling, Concept and Prop Hire from The Little Lending Company | Venue is The Fire Pit Camp | Flowers by Swaffham & Fakenham Florist | Hair and Make Up by Leanne Moralee | Stationery by Nat's Paper Studio | Dresses by Ritual Unions & Velvet Jonstone via Rock the Frock Bridal and Sassi Holford via The Bottom Drawer Bridal | Jewellery by Lennie Beare | Linen from Mia Sylvia | Cakes by Sugar Button Cakes | Wooden Stools by Rustic Hire | Model is Connie Robinson