We totally heart this sexy and chic boudoir session by Sabrina from Nice 4 Your Eyes Photography. It’s pulls us deeper into our love for ethereal lighting, sexy and sweet lingerie, romantic portraits and has us adoring the idea of a simple, organic boudoir session the morning of the wedding. Thank you Sabrina for sharing this gorgeous shoot!
For those of you in Sydney, I’m sure you’ll agree that the weather has been a tad chilly. I honestly don’t recall it being so cold here in May but it’s undeniable that it’s beginning to look a lot like autumn! With that in mind, over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you a range of wedding ideas perfect for those of you planning an Autumn wedding. Whilst I must admit, I’m not a huge fan of cold weather, I do love the atmosphere that it brings – the chill in the air, getting cosy and snuggling up indoors, enjoying hearty dinners with family and friends as the outside leaves continue to fall and the gorgeous orange, burgundy, brown and purple tones that comes with Autumn.
And to kick-start our Autumn wedding ideas series, today we’re going to show you seven ways to planning a woodland wedding!
There’s something about a woodland wedding that is so romantic and almost fairytale like. I love how peaceful and quiet the woods are and how its’ tall trees block out the hustle and bustle of the world around. There are many ways to approach a woodland wedding. For me, warm burgundy hues and rustic details come to mind. For others, the woods remind them of brighter colors and less organic details. Since there is an endless amount of inspiration out there, we’ve created a list of our very own tips for planning a woodland wedding.
Woodland Wedding Snapshot
(1) Create an Intimate Space
It goes without saying that the woods cover a large amount of space and the row of sky-high trees can feel endless. Our suggestion to you? Create an intimate space within the mystery that is the wilderness. You may decide to create an entry way with branches and vines or encircle the ceremony space with outdoor lights. Whatever you choose, make that space your own for the day.
You can’t have a woodland wedding and not include the trees! Find ways to incorporate all parts of the tree whether you carve the menu into the stump or hang flowers off the branches for an elaborate center piece. Enhance the woodland experience by adding moss!
Wouldn’t you agree that there is something almost eerie about the woods? Get inspired by the wildness of the wilderness and create an organic bouquet to accompany you down the aisle. Don’t be afraid to mix and match!
The color burgundy seems to best compliment the greenery and shades of brown you find in the wilderness. To us, burgundy feels vintage and warm and can be reflected by the groom’s boutonniere, a lovely champagne cocktail made of pomegranates or fresh berries in a flower crown.
When planning the menu, think rustic. Trust us when we say there is nothing more rustic (and crowd pleasing) than wooden platters of delicious cheeses and charcuterie accompanied by generous amounts of grapes and figs. Oh, and don’t forget the wine!
In our minds, a vanilla frosted cake with a dozen pink roses just won’t cut it for a woodland wedding. We imagine a more rustic looking naked cake that resembles the bareness and simplicity of the woods. The less frosting and the more wild berries the better!
Every wedding should end with something sweet and something else to warm their guests’ bodies. There is no better way to end a lovely evening in the woods than with a warm cup of cider and a cider donut smothered in cinnamon to go with it! It’s a plus if you can present your cider desserts on a rustic dessert table made of wood.
I’m kind of obsessed with this wedding. And when I say obsessed, I mean totally head over heels in love with every last frame. Obe and Benson were not only lucky enough to have their closest friends and family with them when they wed each other in stunning Santorini, they also had Chris Spira Photographybehind the lens to capture all the beauty that is Santorini. It’s majestic views and open blue waters reflecting against the whitest of whites, leave you feeling surrounded by pure romance. There is so much to love in this gorgeously intimate seaside soiree and we’re lucky enough to have it right here for you. Soak it up peachies!
I think after you scroll through today’s feature, you’ll agree that no city is more romantic than Paris. There is something about Paris that is different from any other place, and to see an photo session capturing the love of two people who have a special bond with the city, pulls at my heart strings like you wouldn’t believe. And with Tala Nicole Photography behind the lens capturing every drop of loved up romance, it couldn’t be more beautiful. These photos have me dreaming of a Parisian getaway which goes to show that Paris is always a good idea – even in Winter!
Bride Leonie shares, “Paris held a special place for my husband Justin and I. In July 2014, he took me to Paris for a weekend to propose. The beautiful gardens in Versaille and the picturesque city of Paris served as a beautiful backdrop to a very special moment in our lives. Naturally, when we decided on a European honeymoon the following January, we made it a point to revisit Paris. Soon, we were engaging Tala to take post-wedding shots of us around Paris. We found her online and loved her portfolio work. We were initially apprehensive because for one, the shoot would be in the dead of winter and two, Paris wouldn’t look quite like we remember when we were there previously.
The morning started out cold, and that progressed into slight drizzles here and there. However, the unsuitable weather turned out to be such a blessing because we managed to get some really beautiful shots. We hurried from place to place, Justin and Tala helping to carry all the bags while I had my hands busy holding up the train of my wedding gown. We started outside the beautiful Notre Dame and followed with a walk along the Seine. Then we got on the Metro and headed to Palais Royale for some quick shots before it started to rain. Then we hopped on the Metro again to get some shots with the Eiffel Tower in the background. Tala was fast and professional, and she was quick to direct us to get beautiful shots. All in all, it was a wonderful experience that Justin and I remember fondly!”