Today I am excited to share this incredible rustic, tribal theme Bridal Shoot with a romantic modern empowering twist.
An amazing collaborative team wanted to create a shoot that would celebrate strong and powerful women, and this was perfectly captured by Becky Harley Photography.
Becky says of the shoot…
The Cambridgeshire and Suffolk border is infamous for being the home of the Iceni Tribe and British folk hero Boudica, who was the queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe and led an uprising against the Roman Empire.
She infamously led 100,000 of the Iceni to burn London and St Albans in a flame fuelled battle. Despite ultimately being defeated, her name has remained legendary in folk law.
From this inspirational figure we decided to focus on rustic, tribal themes with a romantic modern twist. We want to celebrate the love of strong and empowered women, which is why we decided to feature 3 bride figures in our shoot.
We have the red-headed Boudica character who resembles the tribal warrior queen and female strength, a more feminine and romantic bride (who is the bride we feature in the ceremony shots with her groom) and then a third bride who is styled to be more wild and natural (resembling mother nature).
Hall and Co also created a banquet style feast table fit for a tribal queen, and La Belle Cake Company conjured up an incredible cake to bring together some awesome elements that fit in within the theme.
The shoot took place at the gorgeous Forest Lodge Weddings – a very unique venue set back in heart of Thetford Forest.
This incredible venue provides rather a unique option of riding yourself to the ceremony on horseback, as it is also a livery yard!
I had so much fun working on this brilliant shoot with such incredible suppliers and friends! I strongly recommend that you check out the links below to see their work!
If you’ve been inspired by this tribal wedding, I’d love to hear from you about your plans for your big day…
Venue: Forest Lodge Weddings
Planning and Styling: Songbird Weddings & Events
Photography: Becky Harley Photography
Floristry and Feather Headpiece: Feather & Ferns
Stationery and Calligraphy: Folly & Gander
Hair: Barberella Bridal Hair
Make Up Artist: Flash Kate
Catering and Food Styling: Hall & Co Event Design
Glitter Bar & Tribal Make Up: Luna Glitter Bar
Feather Wreaths: Made by Andrea Parish
Feathers: Sourced by Plucking Fabulous
Cake: La Belle Cake Company
Concept Creation Assistant: Bride & Bailey
Boudica Dress: Rachel Lamb Design
Other Brides Dresses: Lara B Bridal
Groom: Chimney’s Formal Menswear
Bench (Table Set up): Cambridge Tent Company
Floral grasses and dried artichokes sourced locally from: The Bee Flower Garden