Today I am thrilled to share this stunning intimate elopement shoot with beautiful rich warm tones and channelling 7Os bohemian vibes.
Images were captured by Masha Unwerth alongside the collaboration of a fabulous creative team.
Masha says of the shoot…
There is something about a wedding venue with the lake and a jetty that is incredibly appealing being forever mesmerised by the beauty of nature and surrounding landscape, and ever-changing colour.
This styled shoot was based on the concept of intimate elopement and celebration at The Barn at Brooke End Green Farm.
As a photographer, I have thought to bring to the concept the colour palette of orange, yellow, brown, beige and olive tones into every element of decor and throughout each scene.
The idea was based around combination of natural beauty of the barn wedding venue, the farm setting itself and a young, on-trend couple who share their ‘I do’s’ in such a place.
To introduce the theme and palette we had wedding stationery pieces which among others included a ‘We eloped’ card, all expertly crafted by Abbie Worton Design.
Stylist & planner, Laura Hillman cleverly picked up on the mood board to source colourful & fun decor statement items such as the bright cushions, a rattan picnic basket, hurricane lanterns and pillar candles to set the scene for this romantic celebration, as well as a vintage style woven rug which the venue had.
Her idea was to inspire our couples to recreate this gorgeous setup by sourcing similar items from the high street and their homes.
Just because it was an elopement for two doesn’t mean couples can’t go all out, and these scenes are easy to recreate,
The props used were balanced with elegant and modern crockery, stoneware black plates and gold rimmed smoke champagne glasses from The Baileys Tableware.
Andrea Luella did the relaxed yet stylish wave 70-s hair for Mary (our bride), which was perfectly enhanced by a matte burnt orange lip and a copper smokey eye for drama against the dress and beautiful surroundings by Lara Brewster, the shoot’s talented makeup artist.
The bouquet floral design was thoughtfully created to blend in with the surroundings by the family duo of Flowers At Fifty Eight and included locally sourced British spring flowers.
It had a romantic feel, natural hand died ribbons to trail, bursting with scented florals & blousy textures.
For other floristry arrangements they foraged reeds to compliment the waters edge & create height, which gave a perfect back drop to the jetty with pretty earthy tones in the stocks, foxgloves & ranunculi.
All locally sourced & grown, the flowers were arranged in a minimalistic meadow style to frame the couple, not distract from them and to compliment the relaxed picnic set up and lake surroundings.
The amazing converted tricycle mobile bar from The Swig & Filly accented with bar-necessities and cosy accessories brought in the fun element to the shoot; the grazing platter from Didi and Dot was given the same consideration as all the other touches, with an emphasis on the edible colour palette and modern shapes.
The design of one-tiered Belgian white chocolate cake by De Gustibus Cakes was inspired by the movement from the water’s edge and is a great choice for couples who are looking to have a micro wedding or picnic style small celebration.
Adam Kontor of Adam Kontor Films made the shoot a little more special with this superb video….
intimate elopement Shoot Vendors
Photography / concept & co-styling: Masha Unwerth
Styling & planning: Laura Hillman Weddings
Wedding dress: Abercrombie & Finch
Hair stylist: Andrea Luella
MUA Lara Brewster – Makeup in London
Wedding stationery: Abbie Worton Design
Florals: Flowers at Fifty Eight
Cake: De Gustibus Cakes
Tableware: The Baileys Tableware Company
Grazing table: Didi & Dot
Converted tricycle bar: The Swig & Filly
Video: Adam Kontor Films
Couple: Mary Bondarenko & James Farah