Inspired by sweet romance and the beauty of nature, today’s styled shoot shows how to have a gorgeous outdoor wedding with soft, elegant touches.
Cynthia Ehis of Cyehis Events shares this about the inspiration behind the shoot:
My vision for this forest bloom styled shoot was to create something that overflows with pure beauty and romance and to tell a story of what truly matters ‘LOVE’. Hence the name ‘Forest Bloom: Trails Of Love’
I wanted this styled shoot to show the raw moments of what an intimate and romantic wedding could be. Think delicate, feminine and classy. I infused a soft colour palette of pink, blush and pale blue into the greenery of the forest. These colours have softer tones, are refreshing and quite romantic. The chosen colour palette is also suitable for spring and summer weddings.CYEHIS EVENTS
See all of the swoon worthy details below!
Romantic weddings are all about celebrating the blooming love between two people. This is what a small yet intimate wedding offers. Our lovely model couple, Rakehsa and King are a real-life couple who are both deeply in love with each other and we were able to capture their love and the strong emotions they shared with each other so beautifully.
I wanted the ceremony to be very simple and intimate for the two love birds. The forest provided a serene setting and the perfect ceremony backdrop. We added a few other details such as adding garlands of eucalyptus draping on trees, the lovely Noa Davies playing her harp, which set the tone for a more romantic feel and captivated the loved-up couple.
Forest bloom styled shoot was set in stambourne woodland, in the heart of South East London. This shoot is meant to inspire the smallest of celebrations. The simple, but yet classic design of the sweetheart tablescape using varieties of garden roses with pops of delicate blue delphiniums and fragrant eucalyptus foliage to create a cascade of flowers allowed for romance to dazzle with regal details.
Jide Adesina clothing styled the groom in a light grey tailored suit and polished off the look using accessories that complemented the colour palette and the bridal gown.
The bride wore a bespoke one shoulder blush pink and ivory gown, with a soft ivory tulle detachable train. This gown was specially made by Felisiti Greis to complement the concept of this shoot. Felisiti created this stunning gown using the softest and most luxurious ivory chantilly lace, with blush pink georgette chiffon as the underlay. The bodice of this dress was intricate hand applique 3D floral bloom, cascading from the shoulder down. Overall the dress had a modern and contemporary feel to it, something every fashion-forward bride will look for in a gown.
The final detail that puts an exclamation point on the day is, of course, the beautifully tiered cake featuring soft and subtle wood design effects with delicate succulent sugar flowers and topped with a floral bloom halo. I wanted the cake to be one of the focal points of the shoot, so what better way to do this than have this stunning 3 tier wedding cake beautifully designed by The Cake Consortium hanging from the branches of the tree.
With the help of a dream team of amazing creatives, designers and artists, this shoot was executed in a breathtaking way with such careful attention to details. We created something truly magical and we hope it inspires future weddings.
“We journey through life looking for the next chapter in our lives, not knowing we are journeying towards love. A love bigger than ourselves. Each step we take, each decision you make, is the carefully cultivating journey towards the love you are destined to find. So, trust the journey to finding love because when the dust has settled, we are old and grey, all we have left to hold onto is the love we found, and the love we gave.”Sho-Writes
- CONCEPT, PLANNING, CREATIVE DIRECTION & STYLING – CYEHIS EVENTS
- VIDEOGRAPHY – GAETANO DI GIACOMO MEDIA PRODUCTION
- PHOTOGRAPHERS – EPICMOMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY and JAMIRAH PHOTOGRAPHERS
- BESPOKE WEDDING DRESS – FELISITI GREIS
- GROOM ATTIRE & STYLING – JIDE ADESINA CLOTHING
- BRIDAL SHOES – DIANE HASSALL
- MAKEUP – MAKEUPOLOGY
- HAIRSTYLIST – CHATÉL NOIRE
- BRIDAL ACCESSORIES & JEWELLERY – PS WITH LOVE
- FLORAL DESIGN & CO-STYLING – DAVINA SIMONE WEDDINGS
- CAKE DESIGNER – THE CAKE CONSORTIUM
- STATIONERY – PAPER SWAN STATIONERY
- SCENTED CANDLE PLACEHOLDER & FAVOUR – WAXY WIX UK
- HARPIST – NOA DAVIES
- CELEBRANT- COLETTE ASHBY
- PERSONAL VOWS & SPEECH – SHO WRITES
- VIDEO VOICE-OVER – RAMESH NAIR
- CONFETTI – CONFETTI WISHES
- MODEL COUPLE – KING & RAKESHA