Rustic wedding shoot – Warrior Woman
Wedding styling: rustic chic
Rustic-chic wedding styling for warrior brides
With the rolling hills and Cornish countryside as a spectacular backdrop, this open air, post-lockdown shoot has an air of reflection. While thousands of wedding this year have been postponed or cancelled, our bride sits and reflects, reaching for her inner strength – inside every woman, every bride, is a warrior. Taking a warrior stance against the stormy grey skyline, she commands determination, with her girl tribe behind her in the distance.
Inspired by the Rosetta Nicolini gown, a two-piece with flowing skirt, corset bodice with gold thread and an exquisite matching bag, the shoot shows the beauty of a bridal ensemble. The bride’s smoky eyes, diamante head chain and tousled hair complement the oyster bridesmaid dresses beautifully, finished with diamante ribbon belts.
The colour palette of ivory, gold, oyster and grey evokes the emotion of the strong warrior, with pops of pale peachy pink ,an abundance of local foilage and pampas grasses to bring this rustic boho vibe together.
The stunning three-tier cake is finished with a rustic buttercream look, topped with edible flowers, berries, jasmine, Limonium, rosemary, lavender, wax flower and dried pink pepper berries, sitting classically atop vintage furniture with the greenery as its backdrop.
Storm grey plates with gold edging sit on a crisp white flowing tablecloth, letting the power of the gold cutlery sing out perfectly. Cross back chairs surround the table, with dried flower sprigs siting inside the diamante napkin rings, carrying through the styling from the bride’s head chain to marry the look together.
The stationery, printed onto white hammered with oyster-coloured flower petals, is finished with ribbon to soften the look and given ripped edges and a wax seal on dove grey envelopes to add to the rustic decor.
The canapés – rare roasted beef filled Yorkshire puddings, mini Cornish pasties, smoked mackerel and zucchini rolls, wild mushroom and wild garlic tartlets, crayfish and samphire cocktails, home-cured Cornish prosciutto with peach and basil, and mini cream teas – are mouthwatering morsels of local cuisine, served alongside limoncello martini cocktails and glasses of champagne.
The bride, fierce and strong though she is inside, cuts a demure and patient figure, waiting and knowing that her perfect day is coming. As the sign reminds her:
“When the time is right, canapés, cake, champagne and cocktails will be waiting…”
Photography – Tracey Pearce, Tracey Warbey Photography, traceywarbeyphotography.com
Flowers – Katie, Brookside Flower Farm, brookside-farm.co.uk
Catering – Glynn Wellington, Wellington Catering Company, wellingtoncatering.co.uk
Bar – James, The Carnac Bar Company, carnacbarco.co.uk
Cake – Fallon Clarkson – Fallons Cakes, facebook.com/fallonscakedesign
Concept, Planning, Co-Ordination & Dress – Rachael Couch, belles&beaus, facebook.com/bellesandbeaus55
Table, Chairs, Table Linen, Crockey & Cuterly, Abbotts Event Hire, abbottseventhire.co.uk
Stationery – Caroline Taylor, Love Tree Designs, lovetreedesigns.co.uk
Models – Mollie Story, Lauren & Elise Wood
Hair & Make Up - Models
Venue – Woody’s Bike Park, Higher Lampetho Farm, Fowey
Bridesmaids' dresses – Little Mistress, little-mistress.com