A Mid West inspired boho elopement at The Coppermines

Conston in the Lake District is set at the foot of a valley but is majestically shadowed by a stunning panorama of mountain peaks and this was the perfect setting for a beautiful Mid West inspired boho elopement at The Coppermines.

Anyone that has been to the Lakes can appreciate that it holds a particular romance not even hindered by a misty wet day.

Inhaling fresh mountain air and beholding the breathtaking scenery and the quietly grazing sheep in the fields is a beautifully freeing experience that only being in nature brings.

Images were captured by Jo Bradbury Photography working with an incredible collaborative team of creatives.

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The Inspiration – Jo Bradbury Photography

I have always loved those beautiful American boho mountain weddings that frequent the wedding blogs and I was determined to shoot something in a similar style, something with a bit of an American Settler/mid west/mountain look.

The Coppermine Mountain Cottages (wedding venue) just above Coniston have this in abundance, nestled next to the old Coppermine and amongst the mountains this is a spectacular location, perfect for nature loving/ landscape loving brides and grooms.

With a bit of a nod to the Copper Industry, pared back Autumnal colours and beautiful bohemian gowns each supplier’s contribution added the perfect touch to this Autumnal Shoot.

The Dresses – Shikoba Bride

The dresses featured are by newly launched boho brand Shikoba Bride.

‘Shikoba’ is a native American name meaning ‘feather’ and the collection features beautifully bohemian, free-spirited, fashion-led, British designed bridal gowns.

The Shikoba Bride collection has been designed by Fi Cooper and Becca Jenkinson for contemporary, fashion savvy, confident, brides in search of something individual and a little different.

They are made from beautiful lace, silks, modern fabrics and delicate detailing. The collection is available exclusively online initially, with free worldwide shipping and limited edition designs.

The dresses we used for the shoot are India, Gigi and Zara.

The Flowers – Picking Posies by Becky

The brief was Prairie style at Coniston Copper Mines, perfect.

Becky of Picking Posies used grasses, seed heads, fennel, anything whispy and dried for the prairie feel.

She then added brambles, moss, sunflowers, marigolds, crab apples and lichen covered branches for the Autumnal colours. She likes to make everything look as natural as possible, as if it’s growing out of the vessel.

For the bouquet Becky used seasonal blooms, dahlias, just the perfect yellow to ping out a little bit and beautiful hand dyed silk ribbon from Bertie and Fred to compliment it all. Autumn is an amazing season.

Hair and Make-up – Helen Gee and Aimee Chorley

India’s amazing hair was created by Zara of Helen Gee and the boho makeup by Aimee Chorley,

They both did an incredible job with the bohemian feel the team were looking to convey.

The Stationery – Emma Jo Stationery

Emma Jo Stationery created the stationery with a boho, mountain theme Emma Jo wanted to create something relaxed and informal taking inspiration from the location, the Coppermines.

Using small pops of copper with the grey slate tones and textures of the area for a beautiful contrast.

The grey marks and washes were all painted by hand directly onto the cardstock (not scanned and duplicated) so every piece is completely unique, the invites were also then foil printed in copper.

The table plan is made of individually hand painted tags, hung from copper nails and framed with Becky’s beautiful branches.

From the Bohemian, fashion-led, bridal gowns to the incredible seasonal palette of the floristry to the exquisite rustically inspired table styling to the bold beautiful stationery and more,  the team has collaborated so beautifully to create something truly special whilst the vast expanse of the lakes, forests and mountains hypnotise you with its beauty.


Shoot Team

Photography – Jo Bradbury Photography

Venue: The Coppermines

Dresses Shikoba Bride

Hair – Helen Gee

Make Up – Aimee Chorley

Stationery – Emma Jo

Cake – Elderberry Bakes

Styling – Pretty Creative

Florist – Picking Posies

Fabric Quilts – Lisa Watson

Hand tied silk ribbon – Bertie and Fred

Groom’s Suit – Topman

Shoes & Amber Goblets – Zara


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    Simply beautiful!

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