Introduction

A stunning bohemian inspired photo shoot at The West Mill

We love it when we stumble across a gorgeous photo shoot. Even more so when it takes place at one of our favourite wedding venues. The West Mill is a rustic blank canvas and we think you'll agree, the perfect backdrop for this stunning bohemian shoot.

Here, photographer Gemma of the Wardette Studio tells us more;

"The boho look is such a popular bridal style, and something of a go-to for the more laid back bride. It is no coincidence that it matches my own approach. I built this look around my own 'Rock n Rose' ankle cuffs....the sound of which are magical when you walk; heavy and metallic and musical. This barefoot bride, was where the inspiration began.

The styling was decadent yet rustic

Set at the stunning The West Mill in Derby, our team of suppliers set about creating a boho look inside an industrial venue. It doesn’t sound like your typical match, but it really worked. I wanted this to be a little alternative and edgy, like the setting, so our skateboarder groom brought his skateboard!

The styling was decadent yet rustic, with mountains of white flowers, and beautiful calligraphy work; everything from the glassware to the table settings were all suitably vintage and chic. The West Mill’s ceremony room is a textural industrial backdrop, which was softened by an abundance of unique floral designs and ideas.

A sweet little wood, found in The West Mill’s grounds, was dressed as an alternative ceremony space; it was almost festival in feel, with multi-coloured ribbons fluttering about in the natural space. And who can resist a little woodland for couple photos? It’s always helpful if you can leave the wedding party for a few more intimate photos on the day.

‘Barefoot Bohemian’ is hoped to work alternative bohemian wedding inspiration; something to think about besides the barn or farm wedding.

And Finally ...

As art director and photographer, I wanted to shoot something young and fresh. I wanted it to be classic and accessible to most brides, but with a dash of something a little alternative and unique. We needn’t make a wedding a pinterest replica; let’s take some risks with our inspiration shoots, and offer up ideas which best reflect the versatility of our work and creativity!”

Gemma, we couldn’t agree more. A huge thank you to the team for submitting this stylish, inspiring photo shoot – we love it when styling is a little different and out of the ordinary – it’s always fun to take risks!

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