Earthy Boho Bridal Shoot at Brockholes inspired by nature

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Inspired by nature and the beautiful surroundings at Brockholes where couples can get married on the lake, this styled shoot is full of wedding inspo. Rich colours of plumb and navy were chosen to reflect earthy tones through the flowers, cake and stationery. Cake designer Susan, of Elizabeth Anna Cake Design, tells us all about the shoot...


Brockholes is a nature reserve ran by a charity in the North West.  The visitors village, where weddings are hosted, floats on a lake in the middle of the reserve. We picked plum to add some colour to the shoot and to compliment to earthy tones from the natural surroundings. 


The nature reserve itself was the inspiration for the shoot. The tall grasses surrounding the lake naturally led to a more boho vibe and we brought this through on the cake and the table plan as well as in the bouquet and even in Anita, our bride’s, hair. Styling was done by Harmony Events, they wanted to carry through the theme of the nature reserve by using their log stands, lots of foliage and golden tones. 


Another opportunity to bring a pop of colour to the shoot with a rich plum cake decorated with gold leaf and sugar flowers to bring a touch of luxury and compliment the stationery design. 


Provided by Time for Flowers, and were all about texture with pops of rich deep tones against the natural grasses.


The stationery brought in the rich plum tones of the shoot which had almost a regal feel.  Award winning stationers Jellypress also used a natural fabric for the table plan to really compliment the eco-living vibe of the venue.  


The venue really is a blank canvas for couples to style and make their own.  We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day and so we made the most of the stunning scenery surrounding the lake, largely utilising the pier out onto the lake.  

Bridal Styling

The dresses were provided by Lottie’s Bridal who chose soft, romantic designs featuring lots of lace detail, perfectly complimented by accessories provided by Earthlinks Bridal. For hair a romantic, plait interwoven with fresh flowers was the perfect hairstyle for the shoot created by Bridal Hair by Charlotte and complemented perfectly by the ‘barely there’, warm tones of the make up by MUA Emma Hartley. 


Brockholes is one of my local venues and I love the ethos behind the nature conservation work that they do so I approached them for the shoot first.  Emily Robinson is one of my favourite photographers, I love her naturally romantic and emotive images.  Natalie from Jellypress is an amazing stationer, I love how she uses different textures and techniques in her work, there is no such thing as a boring table plan with Natalie! Lottie from Lottie’s Bridal is one of the most fun, bubbly suppliers I have met. She just naturally puts people at their ease and so I was delighted when she came on board for the dresses. 

Charlotte from Bridal Hair by Charlotte has such a soft, natural style to her work and loves to work with fresh flowers in her styles so she was a natural fit for the hair.  She teamed up with Emma Hartley as Make Up Artist.  I have worked with Emma several times and she creates such beautiful, natural looks and is one of the loveliest suppliers I have had the pleasure to work with. Chantelle and Tom run a family styling, Harmony Events, and floristry, Time for Flowers, business.  They love nature and have been visitors to Brockholes as a family so they were really keen to jump on board when I was told them the location! 

Photography - Emily Robinson Photography 

Videography - Maxine Furness Films

Stylist - Harmony Event Stylist

Florist - Time For Flowers

Concept and Cake - Elizabeth Anna Cake Design

Model - Anita Cannon

Accessories - Earth Links Bridal

Dresses - Lotties Bridal

Hair - Bridal Hair by Charlotte

Make Up - EH Bridal Makeup

Stationery - Jelly Press UK

From Brides, With Love xo

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