Often, when I’m shooting weddings, I’ll let my imagination go wild and dream about what kind of day I would have if I were to get married again…I see a lot of weddings and my brain is always filled with inspiration!
I just love the idea of a very laid back, bohemian, festival style wedding. Actually, I tell a lie. The ultimate dream would be to run off to somewhere hot and exotic. Think Morocco, or India. A secluded beach…But if I was to get married in the UK then a bohemian, festival inspired wedding would be the one. Boho weddings are just my favourite to photograph. I imagine my guests camping out onsite with us, open fires and toasted marshmallows as the sun sets and canoe rides down a winding river. Oh, I can picture it now!
Laid Back, Bohemian Inspired Weddings
The bohemian vibes take me back to my days living in India and the time I spent travelling the world. The sense of freedom, the beautiful colours, the atmosphere…
There are so many reasons why I love photographing boho weddings, here are just a few of them.
If you’re not too sure what I mean by ‘bohemian style’ then think unconventional! Boho weddings for couples looking for an alternative to the more traditional, and that goes for wedding attire as well! Imagine long, flowing bridal dresses. Beautiful lace yet stunningly simple. And for grooms, I just adore the look of chinos and a white shirt or a mismatched tweed suit. Forget all about formal black tie or a tail coat!
And as for your wedding decor, well the world is your oyster. I love creative and quirky styling. Wild flowers, greenery, wood – all the colours of nature!
The gorgeous venue featured on this blog post is The Oxford Yurt, sadly they don’t cater for weddings (but can be hired for a hen do!) However it’s great inspiration for a lovely bohemian venue. Surrounded by fields, non traditional. It ticks all the boxes! I love it when weddings take place in rustic barns, on beaches or in woodland. Why not stage your very own wedding festival?!
And I saved the most important one until last…
The Likeminded Couples
Yes, that does mean you lovely blog reader! My couples often remind me of myself, creative, offbeat and just a touch rebellious. They love weddings for the same reason that I do – because they’re celebrations of love and togetherness.
I love it when a couple really bring their personality into their plans. If you’re looking for inspiration on just how to put your own stamp on your day then feast your eyes on Laura and Jonathan’s day. They hosted an absolutely incredible and creative safari themed wedding. My words won’t do it justice, you just have to take a look at the photographs!
Secondly, for a couple who really stamped their personality on their day then look no further than Cat and Alistair. I can safely say that Cat is the only bride who has ever showed off her climbing skills in her wedding dress!
This shoot was put together with some wonderful Oxfordshire independent businesses.
Venue: The Oxford Yurt
Groom’s Attire: Burrows and Hare
Hair and Makeup: Clare Moroney
Cake: Barefoot Bakery
Flowers: Willow and Fern Oxford
Models: Ale Manning
Dresses: Maudika Bridal