A Bohemian Rainy Day In The Woods

Whimsical and woodland wedding inspiration shoot with coral, blush and mauve mixes vintage antiques with trendy, bohemian style at Carolina Country Weddings in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina 

It was a rainy, muddy day when a group of vendors came together for this styled shoot. Instead of letting the weather ruin their dreamy outdoor bohemian, woodland plans they did what any creative and optimist vendor would do, improvised! Luckily for them, the end result was something beyond beautiful. 

“It just so happened that this venue has an awesome cabin that provided all of the wood elements that we needed for this shoot and it was the perfect backdrop indoors and out,” said one of the photographers who participated in the shoot. “The fact that we had to move most everything indoors did not seem to dampen anyone's spirits, and I walked out of the rain and into a storm of artists and creatives doing what they do best.”

Inspired by Pantone’s color of the year, this styled shoot pulled from the venue’s natural setting and wooded backdrop to mix with coral and create something unique. 

“The woodland themed mood board for this shoot was inspired by Pantone's color of the year, living coral, mixed with similar pink and peachy tones to be showcased against a neutral, woodsy backdrop like the stacked woodpile on the grounds of the beautiful venue and the cabin interior of the venue,” explained the photographer.

While the ceremony spot was supposed to be set outside, the group of vendors found the perfect spot inside instead. The venue had a huge stone fireplace that was used as the backdrop. On one side was an amazing floral arrangement that flowed up and over to the other side. It had ivory, coral and blush flowers alongside a few mauve flowers for the perfect pop of color. On the other side of the fireplace was an oversized urn topped with several candles and accented with moss and a few loose blooms. 

In front of the fireplace stood the bride and groom in attire as unique as this styled shoot. The groom wore a pair of khaki chinos and a paisley patterned shirt. His dark green suede shoes were the perfect accessory alongside his gold bolo tie. The look perfectly complemented his bride’s boho style.

The bride wore a custom dress from Meagan Kelly Designs that looks like it was made for her. 

“Our gown was created based off a popular fabric of ours and we wanted to push the lines of boho and romance,” said Meagan. “When we were approached to do the gown, we had the perfect dark ivory lace and mixed with the detailed scalloped bell sleeve we thought we’d push the boundaries of style and whimsical-ness.”

The bride’s big ivory hoops and flower-adorned, khaki bolero hat completed the look. 

After spending some time standing on top of the boho inspired carpets in front of the fireplace, the couple moved into another little nook inside the cabin. There was the most perfect vintage floral wingback chair that looked like it was made just for this shoot. The floral pattern had corals and peach blooms with greenery and couldn’t have matched better.

Next to the chair was a white washed wooden vintage side table that the bride rested her bouquet on. The handtied bouquet was very natural and textured with lots of greenery and a few eye-catching blush and coral roses and peonies. 

“What brought it all together for me were the coral charm peonies, I knew I wanted to use those and really all the other flowers revolved round them,” said the shoot’s florist.

Matching flowers were used on the table that was still set up outside as planned. And even though it was gloomy out from the rain, it only added to the woodland feel of the set up. In the center of the wooden farm table was an assortment of the same blush and coral roses and peonies loose on the table plus some arranged in gold bud vases. The same mauve orchids from the fireplace were used again for that darker contrast. 

Mixed in with all the flowers were different types of greenery and the most amazing coral taper candles in gold candlestick holders that matched the bud vases. The whole centerpiece arrangement sat on top of an ivory linen runner that hung off the sides and draped down to the floor, creating that whimsical effect.   

Each place setting had a trio of vintage ivory plates topped with a frayed coral napkin that was tied off with an ivory ribbon and feather. Even the coral tinted vintage glasses were on point with color and style.

The whole tablescape was set in front of a wooden shed filled with wooden logs. It doesn’t sound like it would be pretty but trust us it was everything. 

“When there was a break in the rain, it was decided to bring the tablescape outside for some images in front of the woodpile, which was one of the main elements of inspiration for the shoot from the very beginning,” the photographer said. “I'm so glad that decision was made, as I feel like that element is really what brought it all together.”

Back inside the cake was set out in sthe ame nook of the cabin where the floral chair and side table were. On top of the side table sat a wooden pedestal cake stand holding a three-tiered themed cake. The bottom tier looked as if it were a tree stump and on top, the other two tiers were shaped into a macramé design.

And it wouldn’t be a styled shoot if we didn’t mention all the small details that were captured beforehand. From the vintage seal stamp to the tassel earrings to the wooden invitation suite. Each detail was arranged with ribbons or flowers or greenery to add that whimsical or boho effect to each shot. 

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Creative Team

Vintage Soul Floral Design

Wow Factor Cakes

The Antiquarian
Styling Mat

Meagan Kelly Designs

The Shutter Owl

Carolina Country Weddings

The Posh Palette
Kristie Lavae Beauty

Rentals & Decor
Vintage Chic Rentals
A Bushel and A Peck Vintage Rentals

Paper Goods + Calligraphy
Cut Above Stationery

Wedding Enhancements
Honey Silks & Co.

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