Happy Friday Gorgeous People! I hope you have all had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend.

Before we say goodbye to another week on Festival Brides, we have such an inspirational treat for your eyes with this gorgeous free spirited bohemian styled shoot by Caroline Opacic Photography. Captured in beautifully styled tipis, the shoot has a dark and bold palette of burgundy, gold and navy which creates the most wonderful gypsy festival vibe which I just love. Couple that with the macrame ceremony area, the gorgeous flowers, a stunning 3 tiered naked cake and some hanging dream catchers and you have yourselves a shoot that is full of fabulous wedding decor ideas.

Look out for the gorgeous lace wedding dress from Lucy Can’t Dance. The lace detail on the bodice is beautiful and we LOVE the tassles on the arms. Very cool and very Festival Brides.

Caroline talks us through the shoot and the wonderful suppliers involved….


A Vampy Bohemian Wedding….

This shoot was designed to be inspiration for a vampy, bohemian tipi wedding. I love outdoor, festival style weddings, and wanted to play with merging boho and deep wedding hues. Normally I go for pastels, so using burgundy and navy as the primary colours, was new for me, but I totally fell in love after this shoot.

A Banquet, A Macrame Ceremony and A Moroccan Snug….

The venue was a gorgeous tipi by Country Tipis, styled by Vintage Garden Weddings. We opted for lots of macrame, navy and red dream catchers, vintage glassware and mossy centrepieces for an alternative banquet set up. We also set up an incredible outdoor ceremony area with a macrame arch, and decorated with flowers from The Urban Flower Farmer. Possibly my favourite setup was our Moroccan snug area, underneath one of Country Tipi’s smaller tents. We finished the day with a fire pit set up, complete with marshmallow roasting and snuggly blankets provided by Brolly Bucket.

A Carefree Bride…..

Our bride Eva was wearing Lucy Can’t Dance’s ‘London Calling’ dress which I had wanted to feature in a shoot for a long time. I love the tassels on the sleeves – they really matched the festival feel and perfect for an autumnal wedding. To go with the dress, we opted for some great wedges from Emmy London and an eye catching Victorian inspired ruby ring from London Victorian Ring Co.

To create the feel of a carefree bride, Cassandra Rizzuto created very loose boho hair, combined with a fresh floral crown. Our make up artist, Kayleigh Keen, added the final touches and created a gorgeous vampy look, perfectly matching with the dark florals.

Naked Cakes and Bespoke Confetti….

Semi-Naked cakes were one of my favourite trends of 2017, so I was dying to include one on this shoot! The Dandelion Bakery created a wonderful three tier centrepiece, alongside berry topped cupcakes and shortbread biscuits.

Having worked with Jenna from Wonderland Invites before, she created a gorgeous burgundy and navy stationery set, finished with gold wax and feather details. Styling this with a bespoke confetti mix from Shropshire Petals, everything matched so perfectly. This shoot has definitely turned me on to darker hues – they definitely aren’t something to be scared off for your wedding day.

The Line Up

Concept, Planning & Coordination: Caroline Opacic Photography
Photography: Caroline Opacic Photography
Venue: Country Tipis
Styling & Hire: Vintage Garden Weddings
Cake & Sweet Treats: The Dandelion Bakery
Flowers & Crown: Urban Flower Farmer
Dress: Lucy Can’t Dance
Shoes: Emmy London
Ring: London Victorian Ring Co
Stationery Suite: Wonderland Invites
Hair: Cassandra Rizzuto
Make up: Kayleigh K MUA
Umbrella & Blanket Hire: Brolly Bucket
Confetti: Shropshire Petals
A huge thank you to our Models – Eva & Boz


Wedding beauty on its way!

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