Higher Holcombe | Wedding Photography | Boho Bride | Ottery St Mary, Devon
A Bohemian styled wedding shoot, with echo-friendly wedding styling inspiration, put together by a team of Devon based wedding suppliers.
Wedding venue: We held our styled photoshoot 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: I loved this 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.
Wooden crates: Love of creates for rustic wedding vibes! We turned ours into a cake stand dressed up with the bouquet. Creates 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.
Traditional garden games: 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.
Fabric napkins: 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 embroid your cloth with personal initials to gift as keepsakes for your guests.
Venue styling: Handmade macrame backdrops attached to a simple branch supported by a DIY copper frame. Flowers added around the arch to complement the theme and add wow factor.
Crowns & Tiaras: I’m sold on this idea, 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.
Wedding dress: Monsoon ball gown.
You can check out the full publication of this styled shoot published in Whimsical Wonderland Weddings – https://whimsicalwonderlandweddings.com/eco-friendly-wedding-inspiration
Devon wedding suppliers featured in this post:
Photography: Sarah Jayne Photography
Venue: Higher Holcombe
Crown: The Lucky Sixpence – hair accessories and jewellery
Games: Vintage Fun & Games Hire
Cake: Wakey Cakey
Flowers: Loolabells floristry
Hair: Devon Wedding Hair
Stationery: Abbie Worton Design
MUA: Claire Bowring Makeup Artist
Backdrop: Knot again Jill