An Earthly Love at River Cottage

Written by Coco & Kat
An Earthly Love was our homage to all things boho with a slightly luxe edge. Think wild countryside, raw love, dramatic gowns, luscious leaves and windswept kisses overlooking the wonderfully English backdrop of River Cottage. Our palette focused on cool creams, herbaceous greens and soft lilacs.

Rebecca Goddard, our photographer, captured our vision perfectly in an array of honest yet dreamy images…

an earthly love, boho luxe styled shoot

Emma says…

River Cottage is an idyllic location for a wedding celebration with some of the best food you will ever eat… On the day we had free run of the entire site which included Hugh’s kitchen! Set amongst the rolling Devon hills this is a truly breathtaking venue and takes ‘Rustic Bohemia’ to a whole new level…

Our florist, Amber Persia, wanted to use herbs; masses and masses of wonderfully tasty, deliciously fragrant and exquisitely beautiful herbs. Foraged hedgerow pickings add to the relaxed, natural abundance whilst the restrained use of actual ‘flowers’, gorgeous lilac Clematis, the first of the Spring Hellebores and a glimpse of white Hydrangeas and Ammi was all that was required.

As to the actual arrangements, what could be more welcoming to guests than a lush, over-sized wreath to greet them at River Cottage’s rustic front door?

Then the serious matter of dining – the florals simply needed to create a botanical backdrop. Low arrangements, once again featuring aromatic herbs together with Fern leaves and trailing Jasmine, soften the look of the table whilst individual herb posies, each one different, add the finishing detail to each guest’s place setting.

Our boho-luxe shoot wouldn’t have been complete without our dreamy real-life couple.

Our first bridal look was soft and natural mixing both high street and designer for a high-fashion-country vibe. A braided Mulberry belt cinched in our cream cable knit jumper. Whilst Jesus Peiro supplied lashings of drama with this beautiful tulle skirt. Our country girl’s look was completed with Mulberry wellington boots and the rather desirable Cara bag.

Her hair was worn in braided plaits with soft loose tendrils, with slightly flushed cheeks and pretty natural lips to create the perfect minimalistic vibe. With the addition of a dainty floral rose bud crown, the chicest of grey suede heels and a sequined two-piece top, our bride was ready to walk down the vegetable garden aisle.

Our groom was waiting, standing tall in denim and a tailored jacket. Brogues, a crisp white shirt and a wreath buttonhole finished his look.

The second bridal look was altogether wilder, with loose locks, bronzed cheeks and a berry lip. This icy blue Rembo gown was wistful and romantic, with a sheer detailed lace back and a tulle skirt. A feather stole kept our bride warm, as well as the arms of her beau!

Hand-dyed linens, wooden cutlery, fresh herbs and foliage, dripping golden candles and beautiful laser cut feather place names created our Wedding Breakfast scene back at the cottage.

As the sun started to bow to the misty night sky, our newly-weds retired to their yurt, decked in rich leafy garlands, flickering candles and a roaring fire. Sweet treats came in the form of a golden cake decorated with dainty petals and warming brandy tickled their lips.

Our bride wore a bespoke Helen Pollington dress with an icy blue bodice and tumbling tulle skirt. A handmade waterfall cardigan with beautiful lace sleeves completed the look. Our bride wouldn’t be a boho princess without a statement headpiece. Curious Fair designed this feathery bespoke creation and it was perfection.

If you fancy your own wildly beautiful wedding at River Cottage then they’ve just acquired their wedding license, which means all of the above (rolling Devon hills, the breath-taking views across the valley and outstanding food) could be yours.

Oh and you see the gorgeous feathery stationery? Well it was designed exclusively for our shoot and now, Cutture have created a full range so you too can wow your guests with this boho statement suite!


Creative Director Emma Hla, Coco Wedding Venues

Shoot Manager Katrina Otter Weddings

Venue River Cottage

Photography Rebecca Goddard Photography

Florist Amber Persia Weddings & Events

Tableware Hire Hélène Millot Furnishings

Jewellery Sarah Brown Jewellery

Bespoke Headpiece Curious Fair

Dresses Miss Bush (Rembo Styling, Helen Pollington and Jesus Peiro)

Accessories Mulberry

Groom Reiss

Hair & Makeup Jo Adams, The Hair & Makeup Atelier

Cake Cake Maison

Stationery Cutture

Pelts in Yurt World Inspired Tents

A special thanks to Jen & Lawrence