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HOLD ON TO SUMMER WITH THIS TROPICAL BOHEMIAN BEACH HOUSE LOOK!

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Can you believe it is the end of November already? Christmas is just around the corner but today we are doing our best to hold on to those days of summer, with this tropical bohemian beach house inspiration.

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“We were after an intimate elopement, something colourful and slightly different from the soft, romantic tones you see so much of” Photographer Frances told us. “Tropical seemed to fit the bill and our styles well, so we aimed for a tropical bohemian theme, which Andri styled beautifully – an elegant colour palette of corals gold and green, with a splash of vibrant orange to really bring out the feel of the tropics.”

“We loved the contrast of the dark natural wood against the vibrant oranges and reds, and brought in tropical elements with palm fronds, birds of paradise, Latin American fruit (bought from the markets) and a pink flamingo!”

“We made our mini table settings using spray painted palm leaves, if wanted to recreate this look you could get your florist to supply you with foliage (or de-leaf your own garden plants) and spray them with artist’s spray paint like this one, in two or three of your chosen colours.”

“A cocktail trolley was an absolute must – there’s no fun without a good mixer or a bride’s signature cocktail: we had mint laden mojitos and Pink champagne with pomegranate seeds and rose petals, which nicely balanced our colour palette too! For a mocktail version, try Bottlegreen’s sparkling Pomegranate and Elderflower pressé and you can order edible flowers from Maddocks Farm Organics or ask your florist.”

Frances was lucky enough to shoot Severndroog Castle’s first ever wedding, and its hidden, intimate setting just fitted the bill perfectly for this secret elopement. “A small winding folly atop a hill in South London, you’d never know it was there – nor guess you were in London. The views from the tower are breathtaking – and having built as remembrance for a lost love, there wasn’t a more fitting venue” Frances continued.

“Naomi Neoh’s dress was an elegant, floaty fit, bringing fun and floral lace to the shoot; a second dress by Saja (at Rock the Frock) gave us our boho feel which suited the relaxed woods surrounding the castle and finished off beautifully with the asymmetric floral crown. Chloe’s hair and makeup was styled for both looks by the super talented Amanda Roberts, and her shoes are pairs of limited edition shoes from the glittery collection designed by Love Art Wear Art (who also helped style our shoot)”

“We loved the shape of the natural stoneware plates, gold cutlery and the cut glass from Classic Crockery and Pepper and Joy’s Tropical Jungle stationery was a joyous find. Our bar trolley and glasses are all vintage finds of our own – though we’d recommend Re for the green milk glass pitcher and cake stand and Eagle Eyed Bride for the straws.”

Super Suppliers –  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: The Little Bear Bakery// Hair & Makeup: Amanda Roberts// Stationery: Pepper and Joy// Tableware: Classic Crockery// Model: Chloe Papworth

 

 

 

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