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It’s Friday afternoon and the weekend is nigh but before you swap those working shoes for your weekend ones, we have one final treat for you in the form of today’s bright and colourful quirky country wedding shoot.

Kim of Bespoke and Beyond Events, with the help of some amazing wedding suppliers, wanted to buck the current muted pastel outdoor ‘bohemian luxe’ wedding trend with an inspiration shoot that is bright, fun, colourful, outdoorsy and textured. They used a rich jewel colour theme for their decor and flowers (which I just love so much), added lots of striking textured florals and foliage to their ceremony set up and table setting and used vintage style furnishings to add to the overall outdoor country vibe. Oh and did I mention there is a horse featured as well!?

Despite taking a more fresh and vibrant stance on an outdoor wedding, this shoot still has subtle nods to current bohemian wedding trends that are rocking our world. The bridal fedora hat worn by the bride is bang on trend as is the fringed two-piece wedding dress and fringed tanned boots. Pampas grass can also been seen throughout and no wedding would be complete in 2019 without a grazing table or two!

Kim from Bespoke and Beyond Events talks us through her ideas and inspiration for the shoot as well as all of the fabulous suppliers involved.

Look out for the incredible wedding cake by Beachside Bakery, the printed linen menus and bouquet ribbon by Extra Special Touch (love this idea) and the plum coloured stationery by Hip Hip Hooray

Enjoy lovely people and happy Friday!!!!!

Long Furlong Barn in Worthing, West Sussex was the home for this shoot and the inspiration for the theme ‘Quirky Country.’ We wanted to portray a look that is quite bohemian, outdoorsy and natural, using lots of textures and colours. The aim is to inspire couples with a different look to the usual outdoor style wedding by using lovely bright and rich jewel tones instead of muted or pastel colours, enhancing the country theme with feathers and using striking and textured floristry and foliage from The Floral Artisan.

Just because you are using an outdoor space, doesn’t mean you can’t use quirky and fun furnishings and props to make your day unique. Here we have used the fallen trees at the venue as a centre piece for this fun lounge area using rugs and armchairs, skulls and antlers, vintage clocks and candles amongst other things, all from The Toast and Hire Your Day.

Rosi (Rosina Green, MUA) had a strong vision for the bridal look she wanted to create which we achieved with a stunning fringed two piece gown from Rock The Frock Sussex and a bespoke fedora hat from Love Hats by Victoria.  The make up for our bride, Vanessa, accentuated her natural colouring and stunning hair colour using burnt orange, russet and copper tones for the eyes and lip, and a sheer foundation to let her natural freckles shine through.

Being an outside bride means you can reject the traditional up do! Hello Halo Hair added texture to the hair with hot tongs, crimping, braids and curls, embellished with hair accessories from PS With Love to create a stunning outdoorsy, cowgirl look. Our groom wore a tweed three piece suit with flat cap and of course, an outdoor country wedding isn’t complete without a horse!

The deep red and gold stationery suite created for the theme by Hip Hip Hooray fit perfectly, along with the table lays using tableware from Place Settings and more props from The Toast to add height and flourishes of light with candle sticks, lanterns and tea lights. We also had some lovely linen printed menus from Extra Special Touch to add a unique touch to the table accessories.

The wedding breakfast for this set up was created by Circa Events and treated guests to a fabulous outdoor grazing table heaving with goodies, hot cocktails, and finished off with a multi-tiered textured cake from the Beachside Bakery.

The new outside ceremony space at Long Furlong Barn provided the perfect setting to say vows, conducted by Claire from Creating Ceremony, with Vanessa holding a large statement bouquet by The Floral Artisan, beautifully wrapped in a bespoke embroidered ribbon from Extra Special Touch. The flowers and foliage used for the shoot were a lovely mix of late spring and early summer seasonal flowers using a hot jewel colour theme, the flowers included Ranunculus, a mixture of blush and dark pink and apricot tone roses, astilbe, hot pink celosia, aconitum, peonies, pampas grass and lots of trailing eucalyptus and grevillea foliage to add texture and movement to the arrangements.

Venue: Long Furlong Barn; Planning & Concept: Bespoke and Beyond Events; Photography: Kim Williams Weddings; MUA: Rosina Green; Hair Stylist: Hayley Evans from Hello Halo Hair; Prop Hire: The Toast; Additional Prop Hire: Hire Your Day; Dress: Rock The Frock Sussex; Hair Accessories: PS With Love Bridal; Stationery: Hip Hip Hooray; Tableware: Place Settings Evet Hire; Bridal Hat: Love Hats by Victoria; Florist: The Floral Artisan; Cake: Beachside Bakery; Printed Ribbon and Menus: Extra Special Touch; Caterer: Circa Events; Celebrant: Creating Ceremony; Model: Vanessa Warner

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