A rustic and romantic wedding shoot in Dorset

07 Jan 2019

Showcasing the potential of new Dorset venue, Springfield, this shoot served to deliver a complementing rustic and romantic wedding theme

Hair and make-up artist Wendy Peart of Sapphire Styling Hair & Make-up details the concept and creation of this countryside wedding shoot. 

What was the inspiration behind the shoot?

The inspiration was to create a rustic, romantic and boho chic style relaxed wedding styled shoot in a field.

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Tell us a little bit about the venue and why it was chosen.

We chose Springfield in Horton as it’s a new location to hire for weddings in the beautiful Dorset countryside. The venue offers two fields for wedding hire and has lovely areas for photos for outdoor and woodland themes. As such, we think it will appeal to boho, DIY and free-spirited couples.

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What did you choose for the flower arrangements?

We wanted bold rich burgundies and oranges to match with the autumnal leaves falling at that time of year and large, loose rustic displays.

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What kind of look did you want to achieve with the make-up, hair and outfits for the bride and groom?

We chose George as our groom with his gorgeous ginger mane and Elaina as his bride for the perfect match. Gemma made a beautiful bridesmaid with her redhead locks, set against our backdrop of autumnal colours. Gemma and Elaina wore dresses from Stephanie Frances and George wore a variety of waistcoats to alter the look - all of which I sourced myself.

I created two looks for Elaina with a big bold flower crown and loose curls plus an up-do for the second dress. Bold make-up complemented her pale skin tone and I used Arbonne vegan cruelty-free base make-up and lipstick to achieve the look.

Gemma’s red hair was put up and I created a relaxed loose up-do by adding a flower arrangement. I used Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk palette  on her eyes which complemented her skin tone and eyes.

We also had little Ralphy who played our country bumpkin page boy.

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What was the thinking behind the décor for the shoot? How did you tie it all together?

We wanted to create a set-up in the field using rustic wooden pallets, hay bales and china crockery. It came together really nicely and we added some wine decanters, a lace tablecloth and some flower arrangements to promote the vibe. 

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What kind of accessories were used to create these looks and why?

We used a leather jacket for our bride in some shots for an edgy boho look and as it was a little chilly. Blankets were also added to the hay bales to create a post-wedding reception feel for a cosy look.

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Get the look: 

Hair & make-up: Sapphire Styling Hair & Make-up, www.sapphirestyling.co.uk
Photography: KN Photography, www.knphotography.uk
Floristry: Wild Farm Flowers, www.wildfarmflowers.com
China crockery: Granny’s China Cupboard, www.grannyschinacupboard.co.uk
Dresses: Stephanie Frances Bridal, www.stephaniefrancesbridal.co.uk

For more Dorset wedding inspiration, pick up the latest edition of Dorset, Wiltshire & Hampshire Bride magazine

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