An Alternative Vintage Micro Wedding Styled Shoot at The Boathouse

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

For day 3 of Microwedding Week 2 we've got this gorgeous micro wedding vintage inspired styled shoot. This shoot is brought to you by Samantha, Sustainable Wedding Planner and Stylist at Willow and Rust Weddings. The  Boathouse is an ideal venue for an intimate wedding, and the finishing touches work beautifully for small guest numbers. Reduced numbers could leave more budget to focus elsewhere, like flowers. We love the vibe, and thought it was perfect for this time of year. 

When I was offered this amazing location to plan and style a shoot I just had to go for a Micro Wedding, it was the perfect spot to show what can be done in a short amount of time with 13 guests plus the Bride and Groom. I wanted to show that a Micro Wedding is a great opportunity to be unique and personal and really focus on the areas and things that matter to you as a couple. 


The Boathouse is a beautiful location in Nottinghamshire with a gorgeous lake and grounds, the perfect spot for a small ceremony and then the Boathouse itself large enough to seat 15 comfortably with enough space to feel safe but not so large that you and your guests feel lost.


The colour palette is one of feminine drama with a base of soft grey, pale cream and blush pink but with pops of deep dark red and black to had that slight feeling of theatre. All bought together with foliage in a mix of greens.  


For the décor I wanted to go for a vintage feel with antique and reclaimed props but with a slightly unique and alternative feel, bringing in some drama with touches of the deep red and black, while still keeping a soft and feminine feel with layered table linens and soft pink roses. 

The Dress

The dress was designed and made by a local designer, the lace top feeling delicate, feminine and vintage whilst bringing in drama with a full layered skirt and black overlay. The handmade Anemone hair accessories and matching buttonhole fit perfectly with the brief, delicate soft pink with a dark centre.  

Finishing Touches

Fewer guests also means that you can add more personal touches for example I chose to show personalised favours purchased for each guest from antique stores on this shoot, and we finished the day toasting marshmallows around the firepit. 


The suppliers for this shoot were all people I had worked with before, so I was able to put together an amazing team that I knew would nail the brief, and I think we definitely did that! 

Photographer: Dani Louise Photography

Planning, Styling and Props: Willow and Rust Weddings

Floral designers: Inspired Floristry

Dress: Ryley and Flynn

Hair and Make-up: Mazz Loxton

Hair accessories: Ophelia Ren Bridal

Signage: Handmade Design Company

Stationery: Tiggity Boo

Bar: Tchin-chin

Celebrant: Stand Out Ceremonies

Cake: Red Robin Cakery

Painting on leather jacket: Creations by Miss Molly

Jewellery: Unique Hair Combs

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