At the end of last summer, and with busy wedding season still in full swing, I hotfooted it down to South-East London to join a fantastic team of suppliers and create colourful “big day” inspiration in the form of a tropical bohemian wedding shoot!
Whilst we may not always be able to guarantee tropical warmth and sunshine in the UK, we can certainly bring a taste of the tropics to our decor as a nod to warmer climes.
The concept for the shoot was dreamt up by the lovely Frances of Frances Carlisle Photography and Nicole of Love Art Wear Art. The amazing Andri from Always Andri (who I avidly follow on instagram!) then added her styling expertise to the team.
The location for the our tropical getaway was the picturesque Severndroog Castle, tucked away in the trees in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, it is the perfect setting for a smaller wedding ceremony or gathering. It has a winding spiral staircase leading up to an impressive vista boasting a view of seven counties over the treetops!
The brightly coloured florals were supplied by The Fresh Flower Company. You really can’t go wrong with a hanging flower backdrop and this one is certainly no exception! I also love the additional greenery of palms and cheeseplants.
A drinks trolley laden with cocktails and delicious exotic fruit is a totally tropical essential and the addition of edible flowers to the cocktails add an extra special touch don’t you think?
Styling your table with leaves and chinese lantern plants is an inexpensive and and alternative way of adding interest to your place settings.
I am totally in love with the palms, peacock feathers and pineapples of Pepper & Joy‘s tropical jungle stationery. Surely every letter should be sent in an envelope that special!
For the cake, I created an ever-popular rustic buttercream finish in a vibrant peach. I then dressed it with fresh tropical flowers and a palm leaf and finished it with miniature gold sugar pineapples to keep it fun and playful.
Model Chloe’s vibrant hair fit the bill perfectly and Amanda Roberts was the lady in charge of executing her laid-back bohemian hair and make-up look. Chloe wore two different dress looks on the day: first up a beautiful floral embroidered dress called Ivy from Naomi Neoh‘s 2016 collection, followed by a floaty off-the-shoulder number – the Woodland Wedding Dress from the Saja Collection at Rock the Frock Bridal.
And of course finally, Nicole’s incredible and unique shoe designs for her label Love Art Wear Art – so hard to pick a favourite!
I hope this tropical bohemian wedding shoot has inspired you to bring a little something different to your wedding decor. Do check out all of the wonderful suppliers below:
Venue: Severndroog Castle
Photographer: Frances Carlisle
Stylist: Always Andri Wedding Design
Dress 1: ‘Ivy’ (2016 collection) Naomi Neoh
Dress 2: Saja at Rock the Frock Bridal
Shoes: Love Art Wear Art
Florist: The Fresh Flower Company
Cake: Little Bear Cakery
Hair & Makeup: Amanda Roberts
Stationery: Pepper and Joy
Tableware: Classic Crockery
Model: Chloe Papworth