by Emma Hla

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Images by Darina Stoda Photography.

Wild Bohemia; full of natural, unruly beauty. For those free spirited brides and boys who dream of walking bare-foot up the aisle on battered Persian rugs. Styled outside in the untouched setting of Godwick, Norfolk, the shoot was a collaboration of suppliers from The Most Unusual Wedding Fair held last November.

On Wednesday we talked about this year’s event and what wonders you can expect including their awesome Nocturn theme, but today we’re bringing you this epic bohemian scene. Penny of The Little Lending Company took cues from the movement to more Bohemian home influences and textiles; natural found materials, wood, wickers and soft linens.

A fave stylist of ours, Penny’s here to explain more…

Notes from The Little Lending Co.

A bold but natural palette born from the earth and lots of textural interest; a richness of deep mulberry, warm mustard, pale ash dust and soft pinks make up the color range for the shoot. Dull highlights of vintage brass and copper with an abundance of candlelight finished the look.

A large naked tipi ceremony frame was erected and dressed with a mix of flowers and foliages as the focal point and draped with taupe cotton fabric twisting around the poles. Flowers look wild, asymmetric and un-tamed with a mix of textures and unusual mixes from The Swaffham Florist with a base of dark foliage conatus, winter hydrangeas in shades of mulberry and plum. Blush green Anthuriums, wax flower, rich pink Amaranthus to give movement and trail and favourites of the season black cosmos to add depth. Bullrushes were also collected and cut into the arrangement.

Our girl wears bridal separates in a full tulle skirt and lace top by Sassi Holford from The Bottom Drawer Bridal, with soft loosely tousled up-do on hair by Flamingo Amy and sprigs of fresh flowers tucked in. A strong make-up look with glittering eyes and bold lip by Love Moi Make-up. We accessorised with a delicate handcrafted owl headpiece by Animalesque with real feathers and also fresh eucalyptus crown.

A dark and decadent chocolate and bourbon semi-naked drip stacked cake with fresh florals by Buns of Fun with heaps more brass and candle light on top of an open crochet linen panel and wooden branches wrapped in mustard dyed linen.


Photography Darina Stoda Photography

Styling The Little Lending Company

Venue Godwick Great Barn

Flowers The Swaffham Florist

Bride Sassi Holford at The Bottom Drawer

Head Piece Animalesque

Cake Buns Of Fun

Make Up Love Moi Make Up

Hair Flamingo Amy

Godwick Great Barn

Norfolk, East of England


Godwick is a place to celebrate life, commitment and love. Surrounded by unspoiled views of the Norfolk countryside, Godwick Great Barn is an unrivalled rustic…

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  • 120
  • 180
  • Yes
  • Couple's choice
  • Couple's choice
  • Godwick Hall
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Late Availability

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Emma Hla

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Emma Hla

Emma is the founder & curator of these award-winning pages. Passionate about venues, interiors and a good Whiskey Sour. You'll also find Emma working as a Creative Director consulting for wedding venues around the UK.

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