Styled Shoot

Rustic Romance. A Styled Wedding Shoot in the North East

Sarah Symonds

Bringing you brides and grooms-to-be your fantasy rustic wedding day with this whimsical featured styled shoot, brought to us by some of the finest supplies that the North East has to offer the industry.

Introducing The Northern Creators, a group of handpicked local wedding and event suppliers. Covering all of the North East, they aim to make wedding planning more simple and affordable, and today they’ve provided us with a styled shoot to get our hearts racing.

This shoot is the epitome of boho chic; from the leaf design gown, the styling of the models keeping things soft, loose and undone, the beautiful yet unusual cake design to set any wedding apart from the norm and a trendy fedora that somehow totally works as a bridal accessory.

Plus there’s more macrame than you can shake a stick at – macrame chair sashes, backdrop, chandelier and dreamcatcher – and it’s all perfectly paired with feathers and pampas grass, and a neutral palette of earthy tones. Even Sprocket the dog and Bruce the horse make an adorable appearance, proving once and for all that working with animals is always the way to go!

With images by Never Ending Stories


The team say: When we, at The Northern Creators, discovered the tipi at The Hammer & Pincers, we were inspired by the organic boho vibes. We wanted to create a shoot that felt rustic and romantic and therefore named the shoot ‘Rustic Romance’.

Amie from DIY A Wedding had recently finished her macramé range and it felt perfect to centre the shoot around the combination of boho macrame decor and tipi rustic charm.


We found the venue simply through a posting on Facebook, reaching out to see if any venues wanted to work together.

We start with a venue and coordinate a theme around what is already there. It was obvious straight away that we needed a horse when we saw that the venue offered a converted horse box bedroom!


Decor included a macramé backdrop, macramé chandelier and feather drapes on copper frames, along with eclectic glass jars with dried flowers. We also had macramé chair sashes alongside floral chair sashes. We used macramé dreamcatcher and pampas grass centrepieces, a vintage door backdrop and a pampas grass archway. All of the flower arrangements were dried flowers. The cake, with rustic boho vibes, featured white chocolate skull decor. Colours throughout were mostly warm and neutral.


We used three dresses, all chosen for their romantic boho feel. Dress one was a lovely rustic leaf design paired with fingertip veil. The second dress was by designer Bianco Evento, with champagne gold undertones to enhance the rustic feel of the shoot and work well with a custom denim jacket, and the third dress, also by Bianco Evento, featured fine lace, with a simple boho charm chosen to work well with a fedora.


Each model’s hair was styled slightly differently to coordinate with their outfits but the general theme of the hair was soft and loose to fit in with the rustic boho feel of the shoot. We think this would appeal to brides looking for soft curls and loose undone hair styles for a rustic romantic styled wedding.


The shoot was so much fun on the day! Whoever said not to work with animals clearly never did as we had lots of fun getting cuddles from Sprocket (the dog) and saving our bouquets from being eaten by Bruce (the horse)!

The aim was to show off each supplier’s offering whilst tying it all into the rustic romance theme. We worked the composition of the shots around social distancing for group shots with the models by separating them on different planes.

The highlight was most definitely Sprocket! He was so well behaved and everyone enjoyed having him there which made getting happy smiling shots super easy.

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