Bringing you a whimsically enchanting boho-inspired shoot with touches of luxe and lavender, Adorn Invitations wanted to create something that was eccentric as it was elegant. The team endeavored to bring to life something that was unique and has never really been done before in the hopes of encouraging brides to be drawn to a wedding style that was true to them. You must’ve feel that you are to abide by a specific trend or theme, but rather you want to look back on this magical day and say that it truly reflected yourself and your partner.
You can source inspiration from what you feel will look beautifully romantic for your own day, but don’t forget to take inspiration from what you deeply connect with and that which reflects, and has meaning to, your bond and relationship.
Here’s Adorn’s advice on styling your wedding:
How do you pick the location? Pick a location that will well and truly speak for itself before you add your own touch to it. Adorn chose a lavender field because it was stunning no matter the time of day and despite its countryside feel, it also had a French Provincial appeal to it.
How do you choose your colour? Pick a primary colour and work from there with the colours you think will balance it out and complement it best. We started with lilac as our main contender and then added a modern and stylish appeal to it by complementing it with minimal blush tones and luxurious white and gold touches of décor.
How do you plan out the décor? You must first decide if you want a more casually chic look or a more extravagantly lavish one. Our shoot shows that you can take bohemian, or rather bold, influences and pair it with elegant décor details to produce a more formal and well-toned setting.
The outside setting married a rustic timber table with an array of lavender, blush and peach and metallic gold embellished and sequined, woven and fur rugs, ottomans and cushions to show that you can keep the setting relaxed but nonetheless classy and charming.
How do I incorporate a DIY project? Don’t overwhelm yourself by wanting to create something that will give your partner and yourself the time to bond, but being disheartened by thinking that you have to go over the top or create something for each guest. You could even design your own centerpiece as we did with the embellished cow-skull we purchased from the thrift shop!
How do I decide on the fashion and beauty? Your chosen dress will depend on personal preference, the wedding theme and the season. Ask yourself, do you want something silky or lacy or spaghetti strapped, long-sleeved, strapless or backless?
Adorn featured the bride in a lace-like and tulle-affaired number for a more princess and romantic look, a silky, low-fi and thin strapped gown for a more elegantly contemporary air as well as a lace backless long-sleeved dress for a more modest and sophisticated touch.
For the makeup, as it was outdoors and Summertime, the beauty team decided upon a fresh and dewy look. The bride’s makeup was kept natural and minimal as she was decorated with highlighter, rose gold metallic eye shadow and a nude matte lip. The hair was kept free and wavy for a romantic and effortless feel.
From the team at Adorn, we hope we’ve given you some useful advice for styling your own wedding, just don’t forget that it’s your special day and it’s important to embody you and your partner’s personality into it as much as, and where, you can.
Vendors | Styling: Adorn Invitations | Photographer: Sephory Photography | Food: Mary Eats Cake | Invitation Design: B Wedding Invitations | Headpiece and Jewelry: Love on Jewellery | Dresses: Raffaele Ciuca | Flowers: Babylon Flowers