noun | To elope, most literally, means to run away and to not come back to the point of origin.
More colloquially, elopement is often used to refer to a marriage conducted in sudden and secretive fashion.
When the lovely Lisa from Lily Lupin Floral Design sent me an Instagram message, not long after we launched, asking me if we'd be interested in collaborating on a styled shoot, we literally jumped at the chance. Having met Lisa the year before at the Wonderous Wedding Fair, I knew her work and it is just stunning. To be able to work together was so exciting for us. When Lisa said that Harriot from Jemima Cakes was also involved we got even more excited, Harriot designs and crafts the most sensational cakes you ever did see, I also met her at the 2016 Wonderous Wedding Fair and we so nearly went for one of her gorgeous designs!!
Lisa & Harriot had pulled together a team of local suppliers and had found the most amazing venue to inspire our elopement themed shoot. With a communal pinterest board we all got pinning and warm autumnal tones, rustic, vintage and bohemian ideas and details we're shared by all the team. The idea behind the shoot was that a couple had run off and eloped, and then hauled up in a gorgeous rustic wood cabin for a few days to wallow in post married glory (sounds ideal right!?)
It was our first collaborative styled shoot and we enjoyed the experience so much!! As a lovely surprise, it turns out we knew a couple of the additional suppliers, The amazing Carrie Lavers, who had previously taken my photo for Southsea Folk Magazine and my MUA from my wedding Amy Richards.
We also got to meet a whole range of other talented suppliers and professionals and the whole day was a joy! I am so glad of the experience and throughly enjoyed playing about with a dark, moody, romantic theme and being able to use our props in a new way! We were also beyond thrilled that one of our favourite bridal blogs Bride & Tonic obviously loved the shoot as much as we did as they have recently shared the shoot. You can read about it by clicking on the link below. In the post Carrie shares her inspiration and more details so it's definitely worth a read!
So without further ado.... Let me share with you all some of the amazing images. I will include details of suppliers and website links throughout the post but please scroll to the end to see a full list of talented collaborators and their instagram profiles. Thanks once again to Bride & Tonic for featuring the images.
Bespoke His & Hers chairs by Lo & Behold Bespoke | Stunning bouquet by Lily Lupin | Rustic cabin at Loose Reins
Stunning stationery by Geri Loves Emi Paper Co.
Florals & Hand-dyed silk ribbons by Lily Lupin Floral Design | Staionary by Geri Loves Emi Paper Co | Jewellery by Agnes Walker
Beautiful Dress by Exquisite Bridal Couture | Florals by Lily Lupin Floral Design | Persian Backdrop by Lo & Behold Bespoke | Venue Loose Reins
Stunning His & Hers Individual cakes by Jemima Cakes | Styling & Props by Lo & Behold Bespoke
Cakes & Sweet Treats by Jemima Cakes | Styling & Props by Lo & Behold Bespoke
Rustic Wooden Cabin at Loose Reins | Dress by Exquisite Bridal Couture | Bouquet & Florals by Lily Lupin | Styling Lo & Behold Bespoke
Beautiful Gown by Exquisite Bridal Couture | Delicate and gorgeous hair vine by Agnes Walker | Hair by Lady B Hair Design | Signs by Romsey Vintage Hire | Venue Loose Reins | Styling by Lo & Behold Bespoke | Florals by Lily Lupin
Bridal Gowns by Exquisite Bridal Couture | Jewellery & Hair Vines by Agnes Walker | Rugs, Persian Backdrop & Styling Lo & Behold Bespoke | Mustard Dress currently on sale at ASOS | Sweet treats by Jemima Cakes
Veil & Dress by Exquisite Bridal Couture | Jewellery by Agnes Walker | Make Up by Amy Richards of Made Up Brides | Hair by Lady B Hair Design | Styling & Macrame hangers by Lo & Behold Bespoke
Unique petal make up by Amy Richards | Mustard Dress from ASOS | Stationery by Geri Loves Emi Paper Co | Styling & Props by Lo & Behold Bespoke
And there you have it... Stunning huh?!? I hope you adore the images as much as I do... I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the gorgeous collaborators and put it out there that I'd love to do more collaborative shoots so do get in touch. If you're looking for bohemian styling and are in need of some gorgeous unique props then please get in touch.
Full Credits & Instagram links
Photography || @carrielaversphotography
Styling || @loandbeholdbspk
Cake || @jemima_cakes
Florals || @lilylupinfloraldesign
Stationery || @gerilovesemi.paper.co
Venue || @loosereinsdorset
Hair || @ladybhair
Makeup || @amyrichardsmakeup
Dress || @exquisiteofwinchester
Jewellery || @agneswalker_jewellery
Signs || @romsey_vintage_hire
Model || @harriet_russell1