Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous bohemian and eco friendly wedding styling inspiration set at Higher Holcombe in East Devon encompassing beautiful autumnal tones.
Images were captured by Sarah Jayne Photography with a collaborative team of creative Devon wedding suppliers.
Sarah shares some tips on how you can achieve your own eco friendly wedding day….
We held the shoot at Higher Holcombe in Ottery St Mary, based on their core principles of being a ‘Green’ wedding venue.
Jo and her team have planted over 7000 trees since the venue opened to the public and plan to plant a further 2-3 acres this winter.
The gardens offer a unique, thriving wildflower meadow to Brides wishing to pick their own wedding bouquets.
Upcycled Furniture and Fabrics
I loved the idea of transforming an antique desk from home into a stunning sweet and dessert table.
We styled ours with reusable glass jars for or sweets and a few wildflowers from the meadow for finishing touches but the possibilities behind this are endless.
We pursued our love of crates to add rustic wedding vibes!
Crates have so many uses can also be used as stands for garden games, children’s tables, a box to store your wedding gifts, blanket, flip-flops and memory corners to display your pictures of people who sadly can’t be with you on your wedding day.
I love the idea of using old horseshoes and upcycled tins for garden games, take them home after your wedding and bring them out each summer to relive your wonderful memories and enjoy them time and time again.
Handmade macrame backdrops attached to a simple branch supported by a DIY copper frame set a beautiful scene.
We added pretty flowers around the arch to complement the theme and add wow factor.
For the tablescape we layered old curtains along the centre of the table before placing reused bottles with flowers along the centre to match the bouquet and create romance.
The stationery completed the look with another level of texture with tassels on each menu/ name place.
To help cut back on waste to the environment we dressed our plates with cloth.
There are many beautiful ways to fold and display napkins and I think it brings back a little class to the dinner table.
You can also embroider your cloth with personal initials to gift as keepsakes for your guests.
Crowns & Tiaras
I’m really sold on the idea that from this day forward every bride should wear a crown on her wedding day and pass it down to her daughter/ daughter in law on the day of their wedding.
Thinking green has never been more important than now.
It’s no secret that people are becoming increasingly conscious of the impact they have on the environment and weddings traditionally have a fair bit of waste…
But if you want to use your wedding as a chance to show your eco – friendly values, it doesn’t take a lot to make your big day much kinder to mother-nature and best of all, you probably won’t need to sacrifice much to do so.
Photography: Sarah Jayne Photography
Venue: Higher Holcombe
Event Planning and Styling: The South West Wedding Company
Wedding dress: Monsoon
Crown: The Lucky Sixpence
Cake: Wakey Cakey
Flowers: Loolabells Floristry
Stationery: Abbie Worton Design
Hair: Devon Wedding Hair
Backdrop: Knot Again Jill
Balloons: Balloons and Ribbons
Games: Vintage Fun & Games Hire