Lucky Sixpence Bridal recently made the move from London to the creative haven of Margate on the Kent coast. To celebrate the move, founder Anna wanted to do something to showcase the beauty of the area and the local creativity and so this shoot was born!
Carissa and Cory tied the knot in the desert with style! Wearing a two piece wedding dress and floral crown the bride looked like a real bohemian princess. The ceremony took place in church and the reception party took place outdoors at a private estate in Indio just down the street from “OLDchella” which could be heard in the background. All the details were in place for this backyard DIY wedding. We love how they made the seating chart look like a stage bill for Coachella festival and they even had pool for guests to enjoy with top shelf cocktails, cigar bar, photo booth, tipis and my favourite a Ben & Jerry’s cart.
Upon seeing a shoot like today’s, I often wonder where the designer found their inspiration? As a creative myself, I usually find inspiration from all sort of places, usually when I least expect it? So I asked Julie Crawford, both designer and photographer of today’s shoot, how she found the inspiration for this styled shoot?
Talking of inspiration if your looking for inspiration for alternative wedding readings, make sure you read the poem at the end of this post, thoughtfully created by the dress designer at ‘Dreamers and Lovers’.
“Big Sur is lush and magical so I wanted to create a shoot that represented how I feel when I see a photograph of the beautiful California coast with the turquoise waters and jagged edges.” She began.
“I chose this location because it is one of the most beautiful places to witness! I journeyed on a 25-day road trip by myself and drove all the way across the country to photograph the shoot. My passion is adventure, love, and art; so I use all aspects when I design shoots for other creatives.”
“I worked tightly with a group of amazingly talented wedding artists across the nation to bring this shoot to life. The color palette of pinks and greens brings forth the tropical design along with keeping it every bit bohemian with a huge chunks of crystals, vintage china, gold geometric pieces a floral crown and a handmade dress from Dreamers and Lovers who also wrote the poem below.”
“We wanted to appeal to free spirited couples who aren’t afraid to shine boldly – in both love and color. The real life couple photographed here could not have fit the vibe more perfectly. I’m all about the wild couples who love from the soul. Magic.”
“When I create shoots – especially over 2500 miles away with people I’ve never met – I never know truly how it will play out, but I promise it always works out exactly how it is suppose to every single time. Working with other creatives with the same passion for the love and art that empowers me, it is almost as if the stars align, it all falls together perfectly, and we create a beautiful thing.”
I’ve said it many times before, but we love to feature styled shoots on our blog. Yes, they can sometimes seem unrealistic, but personally, I think they are a great source of inspiration and can be super helpful for a number of other reasons too like…
Finding suppliers and assessing their suitability and skills
Discovering the ‘little details’ that would sometimes get forgotten
Guide brides and grooms on how to achieve a certain theme or style
And our recent survey found that although styled shoots were the 4th most popular feature on our blog, we were certainly asked a lot of questions about them, the main one being how we can make them more helpful? So these past few weeks we have been working hard to make them more informative and we would love to know what your think so far?
Is there anything else we can do to make the styled shoots we feature here, even better?
With all that being said today we have another fabulous styled shoot to share with you today, complete with a guide on how to rock a boho urban wedding from Anna, creative director at Rose Paper Scissors & Natalie from Private Dining Experience.