An Alternative Wedding Part 2 – The Woodland Bride

We have another beautiful styled shoot to share with you today, and this is one that is complimented perfectly by our beautiful Manx woodlands and Celtic heritage.  We are so lucky on the Isle of Man to have so many choices when it comes to ceremony venues – anywhere is a possibility providing you gain consent from the Chief Registrar, so why not take advantage of this and have your ceremony out in the open?

Woodland Wedding 1

The Woodland Bride

A romantic, ethereal style with rustic woodland details – perfect for nature lovers.

Woodland Wedding Dress

Model Beckii wears a gorgeous custom-made design from Kate at The Bridal House – a gossamer light satin silk wedding gown with cross laced sleeves, peasant top and handmade antique lace cummerbund.

Woodland Wedding Nails

Rock Hard Nails created a freehand painted pastel watercolour look on Beckii’s beautiful oval-shaped nails, with silver leaf accents on the ring fingers, encapsulated with clear gel polish. This is a lovely way to reflect the wedding theme colours in a subtle manner and also incorporates her “something blue”!

Woodland Wedding Makeup

For the makeup, Kimberley wanted to create a dreamy, soft, fairytale look.  She used soft spring colours on her eyes, incorporating similar tones to the dusty brown from the beautiful dress detail and the light pink from her stunning bouquet. Beckii’s skin was fresh and glowing, finished off with a light pink cheek and a glossy lip.

Woodland Wedding Flowers

Heidi based the design for the flowers around seasonal and locally grown blooms such as hellebore, ranunculus and roses.  Accents of blue were added with eryngium thistle and eucalyptus and brown tones from scabious seed heads and pheasant feathers pulled the look together to compliment the Groom’s outfit.  Floral crowns are still on trend for 2016 and this full crown suited Beckii’s hairstyle perfectly.  Heidi also created a piece of botanical jewellery – a ring with a base of vintage lace and decorated with tiny pieces of succulent leaves, Ornithogalum flowers and iridescent beads.

woodland wedding jewellery CollageClaire designed some stunning pieces of jewellery for this look, including an ethical made, recycled sterling silver Woodland Branch ear cuff, a Woodland Elm Branch necklace set with a white topaz, ‘Ivy’ Eco silver stud earrings cast from real Ivy leaves and a ‘Wild Rose’ eco-friendly sterling silver cuff bangle cast from real rose buds and leaves.  Beckii’s rings were eco-friendly sterling silver stacking Twig rings, one was a simple solid band and the other was set with blue topaz for ‘something blue’.  Craig wore an eco-friendly solid silver hammered finish wedding band.

Craig Ted Baker

Craig wore slim-cut Ted Baker navy suit trousers and waistcoat, from Tynwald Mills, paired with a single breasted tweed jacket from the same collection. The handmade bow tie with suede and Manx Hunting Tartan finishes the grooms style perfectly. 

  His buttonhole compliments the bridal bouquet and is decorated with a Celtic Knot wooden button.

Woodland Buttonhole and Bowtie

As beautiful as the Bridal gown is, it wouldn’t be too practical to jet off on honeymoon in, so Kate designed a stylish outfit for Beckii to change into. A skirt and cropped top made from beautiful soft Manx tweed, woven at Laxey Woollen Mills, trimmed with fur and lined in luxurious pure silk.  Earrings for this look were ethically sourced, eco-friendly long sterling silver Rose leaf earrings, cast from real rose leaves.

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More stunning images from this shoot are below in the gallery and as always, full credits for the creative team behind it are at the bottom of the post.

Credits

Photography – Sarah Jewell Photography 

Stylist – Christine at Rock Hard Nails

Models – Beckii Cruel & Craig Kennish

Nails – Christine at Rock Hard Nails 

Makeup – Kimberley Berridge

Flowers – Heidi at The Flower Studio

Bride’s Hair– Victoria Wollin

Bride’s Outfits – Custom made by Kate at The Dressmakers Workshop – The Bridal House

Jewellery – Claire Pearse at ElementIsle

Groom’s Hair – Ben at Drewry’s

Bow Tie – Alex at The Manx Bow Tie Co.

Grooms Suit – Tynwald Mills

Venue – Milntown

Project Manager – Selina Hooper

Other items not specified – stylist’s or model’s own.

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