BOHO PAMPAS GRASS WEDDING SHOOT (+ BEHIND THE SCENES)

 

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When Kerry of Angel’s Kitchen asked if I wanted to be Creative Designer and Stylist for a Wedding Photoshoot to showcase her incredible work along with some super talented wedding professionals at Coombe Lodge Blagdon, I DID A LITTLE DANCE INSIDE!

 

I simply couldn’t say no and whilst our work is being shared to wedding publications in the conventional way, I thought I’d post a ‘behind the scenes‘ scoop at our Boho Wedding Shoot as it wouldn’t be true to Oh So Kel if I didn’t share the DIYs and design details now would it?! I’ve shared the thought process that led to our design choices and what I learnt which I hope helps if you’re planning a wedding or photoshoot of your own…

The Concept

The idea was to create a beautiful Boho Chic look to inspire trend-loving brides and grooms who want a unique relaxed vibe to their day, using hues from Pantone Colour of the Year ‘Living Coral’ mixed with aztec patterns and pampas grass. This trend has graced my Pinterest boards across interior decor and destination weddings across the globe and I have a big soft spot for the boho vibe (check out my Boho Fiesta Garden Party) so it was rather exciting when the dream team were just as excited about the concept too!

Coombe Lodge is a knockout venue with the most beautiful window which we wanted to work with by creating a floral frame backdrop with exposed copper piping where you could see through to the beautiful grounds, giving a nod to the nature and freedom-loving theme by creating the impression of the outside being in. This was the perfect setting to showcase the Angel’s Kitchen cake and The Secret Garden Somerset flowers, surrounded by aztec rugs, bohemian style accessories and pampas grass.

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The magnificent four tier ombre effect cake had to be a real showstopper for this Boho Wedding Shoot to fill the space underneath the floral frame display, and a showstopper it was. We decided it couldn’t be all white because it may get lost but it also couldn’t be too heavily patterned because it may clash with the aztec rug and accessories, so the ombre effect coral icing adorned with wreath made entirely of sugar flowers and leaves offered the perfect combination. Elevating the cake on an oak and white marble cake stand (from the Homesense clearance section) gave it an air of sophistication and allowed the flowers to peep through the space underneath.

Orange lace used at our Day of the Dead Halloween Party added an eclectic vintage touch, offering a real sense of free movement and connectivity between the table and floor displays, along with the use of pampas grass throughout. The unstructured approach to the floor display where the elements appear ‘random’ along with the foundation built on aztec rugs is what really pulls this scheme together. A seemingly effortless mix of eclectic pieces, romantic blooms, vintage lace and ethnic aztec patterns come together harmoniously, epitomising the bohemian style.

Shop Boho Wedding

Sophie and Luna Petite Grecian Classic Half Crown
Victoria Millesime Gold Orchid Bridal Forehead Band
Rahi Cali Dreamy Ruffle Top
Fifth & Spring Jasmine Bridal Halo Or Hairvine
Lola & Alice Ola Crystal Silver Floral Hairvine
Stevie May Burning Lace Mini Dress
Womens French Connection White Emelina Embellished V-Neck Dress
PS With Love Priyal Bridal Headpiece
Vivien J 'Jasmine' Flower Wedding Hair Vine
French Connection Cari Maxi Bridal Dress, Summer White
Stevie May Golden Frill Midi Dress
De Mil Amores Buenos Aires Crochet Skirt Boho
Debbie Carlisle Boho Flower Crown Wedding Headband Loretta
Mimi's Gift Gallery Peach Boho Necklace/set
House of Ollichon Stevenson Lace Boho Bridal Skirt
Twinset Twin Set Boho Maxi Dress
Debbie Carlisle Boho Wedding Browband Or Tiara Leander
Debbie Carlisle Boho Flower Wedding Hairvine Coralie
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini boho lace dress
Rose Red Accessories Handmade Wedding Headpiece With Gold Leaves
Yvonne Henderson Jewellery - Gold Torque Bangle With White Sapphires
Pompom Blossom Pastel Ombré Paper Flowers
Beaubuttons Flowers And Lace Pastel Button Bouquet
Bubblegum Balloons Peach Blossom Satin Ribbon Back Drop
Delightful Living Personalised Wedding Party Direction Sign
modo creative Personalised Chalkboard Party Backdrop
Postbox Party Wedding Photo Booth Props With Personalised Sign
Postbox Party Personalised Floral Wedding Photo Booth Props
Postbox Party Hen Party Floral Head Piece With Personalised Sign
The Sweet Party Shop Sequin Photo Booth Backdrop
Postbox Party 10 Love Heart Paper Lantern Decorations
Postbox Party Personalised Chair Back Signs
Kate Spade new york Blushing Floral Bridal Keepsake Box
Savvy Wedding Invitations By Minted / Feather Flurry Savvy Wedding Invitations
Dibor Ornate Grey Moroccan Candle Lantern
Abigail Bryans Designs Scandi Modern Wreath White Peony
Snuggle Feet Personalised Wooden Wedding Ring Box In Nine Designs
Victoria Millesime Gold Dust Grecian Bridal Crown
Betsy & Els Handscript Wooden Table Numbers
PS With Love Priya Bridal Barefoot Sandals
Fringe & Fray Macrame Wall Hanging Wall Art
Sophie and Luna Florence Infinity Crown
A By Amara A by Amara - Macrame & Wooden Bead Hurricane
Savvy Wedding Invitations By Minted / Boho Ikat Savvy Wedding Invitations
Ginger Ray Boho Wooden Wedding Guest Book
Ginger Ray Vintage Boho Style Wooden Arrow Wedding Signs
Ginger Ray Boho Floral Design Wedding Photo Booth Props Kit
Fringe & Fray Macrame Wall Hanging Boho Vibe Handmade
Ginger Ray Boho Themed 'Yum' Wooden Cutlery
The Artisan Dried Flower Company Boho Purity Dried Flower Crown
Yvonne Henderson Jewellery - Gold Semi Circle Boho Drop Earrings with Turquoise
Russet and Gray Boho Floral Wedding Table Plan
Ginger Ray Boho Wooden 'Love' Wedding Table Confetti
Ginger Ray Boho Wooden Mr And Mrs Heart Shaped Table Confetti
Ginger Ray Boho 'Candy Bar' Wooden Sign
modo creative Personalised Wedding Boho Fringe Hoop
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For Cost Savvy Brides and Grooms

The idea was that the beautiful vignette could also double up as a Registrar Table for the Wedding Ceremony and the cake be added later for the Reception to provide inspiration for budget savvy brides and grooms

The wonderful thing about this trend is being able to introduce props and accessories that aren’t ordinarily associated with weddings and what I love is the sentimental (and cost-saving) idea that they can be used in the couple’s home afterwards; a permanent reminder of their special day after the suits have been returned and the dress packed away.

Shop Boho Vibes Decor

LOMBOK Jasmine Bone Inlay Bedside Table
Quirk Black And White Tropical Plant Drum Lampshade
Tropical Leaves Oval Mirror
Jan Constantine - Tropical Frida Cushion - 46x46cm
Pins and Needles Tropical Cotton Tassel Garland
Ella James Cream Tassel Hammock
Pins and Needles Handmade Bright Pom Pom Wreath
Ella James Cotton Sand Hammock Seat With Tassels
Baobab Collection - Trano Muzi Scented Candle - Limited Edition - 10cm
The Little House Shop Cream And Black Striped Cotton Throw
Bohemia Boho Pom Pom Mirror
Plum Chutney Boho Cushion
The Phillips Collection Feathers Gold Leaf Wall Art, Set of 2
River Island Gold Print Tassel Throw
Nikita By Niki ® Glass Agate Crystal Jewellery Trinket Box
Bells and Whistles Make Mini Concrete Cactus
LEXINGTON Blanket
Stupid Egg Interiors Pastel Pink Rugged Vintage Style Planter / Pot, No 172
Three Pastel Cactus Wooden Multi Photo Frame
The Best Room Pineapple Mirrors Set Of Three
The Best Room Geometric Scandi Cushion Cover
The Forest & Co Golden Curved Seven Candle Holder
Anna + Nina Setting Sun Tealight Holder
Anna + Nina Glowing Sun Candle Holder
Pols Potten - Flower Candle Holder - Bergamot
Nkuku - Kabu Wooden Lantern - Mango Wood - Small
Rifle Paper Co Set of Eight Garden Party Assorted Thank You Cards
A By Amara A by Amara - Zebra Box
Kate Spade New York kate spade new york - Keaton Street Jewellery Box - Silver
R&Y Augousti Medium Lily Box
Broste Copenhagen - Janni Trinket Box - Brass/Glass - Square
Wolf - Marrakesh Medium Jewellery Box - Black
eka Wall Hanging In Soft Blush Cotton
Stephanie B Designs Peace Sign Hippie Boho Print
Southern Enterprises Krystyna Sunburst Mirror in Gold
Safavieh Angie 3-Light Adjustable Pendant
Kate And Laurel Kate and Laurel Kayanna Mirror in Brown
Idyll Home Shell Pendant Light
Oka Cuzco Cushion Cover, Large
The Forest & Co Rattan Headboard
Eclectic Eccentricity Blue Agate Crystal Tealight Holder
Primrose & Plum Textured Natural Tassel Pouffe
The Little House Shop Bamboo Flower Pot Stand
Lisa Angel Monochrome Pineapple Wooden Side Table
The Den & Now Shaggy Geometric Moroccan Cushion
The Best Room Colour Pop Macrame Hanger With White Planter
Eclectic Eccentricity Pink Agate Crystal Tealight Holder
The Den & Now Macrame Pink Wall Hanging
The Forest & Co Natural Rattan Coffee Table
Bells and Whistles Make Natural Dream Catcher
Raynaud Tresor Orange Sugar Bowl
Lisa Angel Personalised Monochrome Pineapple Wooden Side Table
Monsoon Gold Coin Soft Throw
Monsoon Soft Linear Cushion
Ginger Ray Pink Dipped Feather Decorations
Denby Monsoon Gather Set of 2 Large Serving Bowls
&Klevering - Bamboo Mirror
A By Amara A by Amara - Macrame Hurricane - White & Natural - Round
Gift Boutique Floor 9 Boho Glasses
Quirk Black And White Boho Ikat Diamond Drum Lampshade
Little Knitted Stars Boho Knitted Wall Hanging On Copper Triangle
The Forest & Co Woven Boho Pouffe
Elinor Rose Studio Personalised Boho Woodland Wreath Gold Foil Print
Fringe & Fray Macrame Wall Hanging Boho Luxe
The Den & Now Boho Macrame Cushion
Blue boho print tassel lightweight towel
Sainsbury's Home Boho Grey Seersucker Bedding Set
Ideal Home Stormi Champagne Ball Table Lamp
Made With Love Designs Ltd Fringed Gold Table Lamp Bedside Lamp
Marks and Spencer Dexter Table Lamp
John Lewis & Partners Myers Banker Touch Table Lamp, Gold
Cuckooland Birdy Wire Pendant Light With Braided Rattan Border
Boyd White glass and brass metal 5 arm chandelier
H&M Metal pendant light
Bloomingville - Pendant Lamp with Plant Holder - Gold
Faceted Pendant
John Lewis & Partners Estonia Rug
Safavieh Casablanca Collection Area Rug, 4' x 6'
Anthropologie Alula Square Cushion, Light Blue
Anthropologie Suno Jacquard Bedding, Multi
Next Glass Cacti Vase
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Behind the Scenes

This was my first wedding-related photoshoot and the first one on location, so to settle my nerves and give me a bit of confidence in my own abilities I roughly mocked up the vision at home…spot the Christmas sprout cake! It was really useful for my own purposes but also for Jess and Kerry creating the flowers and cake as it helped them to visualise it too.

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that I obtained the pampas grass by asking on our local Facebook page if anyone would be willing to share some from their garden, which also led to multiple smutty comments about me being a swinger?! Yup, a swinger! It was worth the effort (and embarrassment) though; don’t you agree that the grass adds a different dimension and depth when mixed with the flowers? I also love how beautifully chic it is on its own too. To prevent the fluffy bits going everywhere Jess from The Secret Garden Florist gave THE best advice – spray it with hairspray! Genius! 

The large aztec rug used on the floor was from Etsy and usually belongs in our family room as featured in my Festive Boho Bonanza with Baylis and Harding. The smaller one on the table was from Homesense at Cribbs Causeway in Bristol.

I’d seen beautiful copper piping frames but didn’t have the budget for one so instead I spray painted my black photography backdrop frame using ‘Copper Rose‘ from Craig and Rose Paints. It worked a treat and now I know it works I can spray it different colours for other shoots too!

What I Learnt

  • It’s worth planning ahead so you have time to pull your perfect props together and discuss the best solutions with other partners/suppliers
  • Take extra of everything, including lots of fabrics of varying colours and textures
  • Having a ‘set up kit’ consisting of items like scissors, sellotape, clear fishing wire and all-purpose glue can save lots of time
  • If you’re pushed for time, place your whole set up on a large rug. We found out by accident that you can easily drag it along a wooden floor to photograph it in a different location!!
  • Working with a top class cake creator is always a good idea, because they tend to bring ‘samples‘ for the team 😉
  • Have confidence in yourself and your abilities. You’ve been asked to do this for a reason!

Shop Boho Women's Fashion

La Belle et la Bete Tassel Earrings
En Crème En Creme off shoulder floral mini dress
Beige High Neck Tie Side Crochet Bikini Set, Ivory
Kiss The Sky Lace Maxi Dress With Front Split And Cut Out Back
Talulah Daring Day floral print ruffle wrap dress
NA-KD Buttoned Gathered Blouse Beige
NA-KD Structured Chiffon Coat Dress Blue
Truly Retro Tassel Basket
NA-KD V-Neck Ruffle Mini Dress Blue
En Crème En Creme plunge front maxi dress with embroidered kimono sleeves
KyeMi Color-Block Fringe Sweater
Kiss The Sky Tie Dye Festival Playsuit
NA-KD Chiffon Side Tie Blouse Multicolor
House Of Atelier Plungeneck Print Dress
Kiss The Sky Cami Skater Dress With Lace Up Back In Star & Moon Ditsy Print
Love To Love You Midi Dress
Dorothy Perkins Womens *Blue Vanilla Navy And White Sleeveless Buckle Shift Dress
En Crème En Creme button up swing dress in vintage floral
En Crème En Creme Playsuit In Bold Tile Print
Frankie S Frankies Bikinis Summer Bikini Bottom
We Are Kindred Frenchie cropped top
Christina Greene - Avery Ring in Aventurine
Zimmermann Pink and Brown Floral Juniper Frilled Swimsuit
White Leopard Belt Detail Midi Skater Dress
Talulah The Icon 3D floral ruffle dress
Kiss The Sky leopard cami with lace trim
En Crème En Creme sleeveless dress with shoulder strap
Yumi Knitted Embroidery Jersey Dress, Dark Grey
Stevie May Calla mini dress
Spell And The Gypsy Collective Seashell Organic Ruched Skirt
Ghost Mindy cheetah print tie front satin midi dress
Mint Velvet Latte Aztec Embroidered Blouse
Alexis Bijou Knit Tassel A-Line Mini Dress
En Crème En Creme relaxed cami jumpsuit in tonal stripe
En Crème En Creme sleeveless floral mini dress
REDValentino - Embroidered Crepe Mini Dress - Cream
Sheepers Ladies Leather Boho Closed Toe Slippers
Racine Love-Boho Print Dress
Amuse Society Tropical Boho Top
Olivaceous Pink Boho Top
The Macbeth Collection Boho Dress
Promesa Usa Light, Long Sleeve Boho Maxi
Nu New York Boho Mini Dress
Boho Floral Satin Skater Dress
Racine Boho Print Maxi
Racine Blush Boho-Print Romper
Christophe Sauvat Sagres Sleeveless Boho Top
Dress Forum Printed Boho Jumpsuit
Nicole Miller Silk Boho Midi
Velzera Boho Dress
Chaser Silk Boho Top
Johnny Was Jyll Embroidered Silk Boho Dress
Desigual PINK BOHO
Twinset Twin Set Boho Maxi Dress
Johnny Was Caila Ruffle Boho Blouse
Knot Fringe Boho Bandeau Bikini
The Jetset Diaries boho rhapsody ruffle mini dress
Gas Bijoux boho bracelet
Black White Bell-Sleeved Cotton Boho Top
Kiss The Sky Embroidered Boho Dress With Plunge Front
Joe Browns Eclectic Boho Blouse
Desigual PINK BOHO
SEE U SOON Long Floral Boho Dress with Long Sleeves
Sacred Hawk square neck boho dress in ditsy floral
Womens Animal Blue Boho Betty Woven Dress
SINTAMANI Domed Thali Cluster
Frame Lattice Peasant Top
Posh Totty Designs Personalised Geometric Slim Cuff
Yvonne Henderson Jewellery Gold Moroccan Inspired Necklace With Labradorite Charm
Yvonne Henderson Jewellery Gold Band Ring With Turquoise Stone
Lisa Angel Personalised Gold Triple Layer Charms Necklace

The Dream Team

Contributors:

Venue: Coombe Lodge Blagdon, Bristol, Somerset

www.coombelodge.co.uk

Creative Designer and Stylist: Oh So Kel

www.ohsokel.com

Cake Designer: Angel’s Kitchen

www.angelskitchen.co.uk

Florist: The Secret Garden Florist, Somerset

www.thesecretgardensomerset.com

Photographer: Rebecca Faith Photo

www.rebeccafaithphoto.com

Videographer: Fire & Diamond Films

www.fireanddiamondfilms.com

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Work With Me

If you’re a wedding, homeware or party supplier and you like what you see, get in touch. More information can be found here.

What do you think?

I hope you’ve enjoyed our Boho Wedding Shoot?

I’m pretty convinced the bohemian trend will continue to be a huge hit with brides and grooms in 2019 and beyond, as well as throughout the home. Let me know in the comments below what you think of the trend, if you’re having a boho wedding or if you’re planning your first photoshoot. I’d love to hear all about it!

I’d also love to see the results, so please tag me on Instagram and use #OSKinspired so I can enjoy your work.

Until next time,

OSK. x

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