As featured on Festival Brides
Recently, Nikki of Fiesta Fields and Canvas & Light invited me to be part of a very special Surrey wedding open weekend, that also included a gorgeous bohemian styled shoot. This was just featured on the lovely Festival Brides blog, so I can finally share it with you. The idea was to create an outdoor festival style wedding, complete with white tipi tents, boho details, and (of course) a delicious grazing table! Stylist Clare of Turmeric House created wild magic with the décor, which included both fresh and faux flowers and touches of luxurious gold to complement the muted colour palette. There were also lots of exciting extras, including a VW Photo Bus, a Piaggio prosecco bar (fun!) and Coachella-esque face painting.
Curated grazing tables are a great alternative catering idea for a boho or festival style wedding as they’re all about laid back luxury! For this event, the platters were set up on the already beautifully decorated tables for a touch of family style dining. This works well instead of a buffet table, as it’s all about sharing, and recreating that relaxed, Mediterranean way of eating that guests really enjoy. The menu included charcuterie, a selection of local cheeses, local Surrey honeycomb, artisan breads and crackers, and a variety of seasonal fruits including grapes, figs, passion fruit, pomegranate, strawberries, and blood orange slices. Perfect for bohemian summer dining!
One of the things I loved about this shoot was its focus on sustainability. I know this is just as close to Nikki’s heart as it is mine, which is one of the reasons I always try to use local suppliers and organic produce for my event catering. (What could be better than serving food that is fresh, seasonal, and eco-friendly?) As Nikki says: “Sustainable isn’t always the most cost-effective route, but when it comes to the environment, I think every little helps.” Another lovely way that sustainability was represented in the design was through the reusable faux and dried florals. The bride’s bouquet was faux, but she wore a crown of fresh flowers – a great way to mix it up!
Thank you so much for including me in this event, Nikki! You can find out more about the open day and Canvas & Light here.
Photography: Abigail White Photo + Film | Catering: The Curated Kitchen | Tipis: Canvas & Light | Venue and Concept: Fiesta Fields | Styling: Turmeric House | Bell Tents: Beautiful Bells | Prosecco Bar: Bubbles e Birra | Photobooth Bus: VW Photobus | Bouquet, Table Styling & Ceremony Flowers: Faux Bloom | Flower Crown & Table Styling: The Flower Hub | Bride’s Dress: Bridal Indulgence | Hair and Makeup: Gemma Louise Bridal | Stationery & Calligraphy: Paint & Ink Studio | Face painting: Arty Party Face Paint | Cakes: Sweet Treats