Styled Shoot

Fall In Love. A Boho Autumn Wedding Styled Shoot at Ponden Mill

Sarah Symonds

Okay, boho brides and creative grooms, get ready for the inspo you’ve been searching for! With a team of entirely Yorkshire-based suppliers and based at Ponden Mill, this styled shoot is the very epitome of cosy autumnal vibes.

Today we join UNVEILED Network Member North & Wild Events in Keighley, West Yorkshire for a styled shoot bursting with inspiring ideas. If you’ve got a creative streak and love a project, upcycling might be just the thing to set your wedding apart from the norm. Create something utterly unique and personal to you as a couple, while showcasing your creative skills to your nearest and dearest. Especially when it’s then coupled with an edible spread like this one! Our mouths are watering already!

The oversized statement flower crown pairs perfectly with the unforgettable Shikoba Bride dress, in their inimitable contemporary bohemian, free-spirited bridal style. Made from beautiful lace and silk, it certainly makes an impact with its delicate detailing, especially against the natural tones used.

We think you’re going to go all gooey over these cosy copper and burnt orange stylings so we’re bringing you all the details from the team involved. Here’s Sophie from North & Wild Events to tell us more…

With images by UNVEILED Network Member Mark Bamforth Photography


Sophie says: Autumn is upon us! With the current restrictions and guidelines in place, I think it’s more important than ever to show all couples that may have postponed their big day, or who may be thinking about a micro wedding or elopement, that small is beautiful! This time of year is so lovely and we wanted to really bring the rich change in colours and that cosy autumnal feeling to the shoot.


I’m still swooning over the restored gypsy caravan that Ponden Mill offers as outdoor accommodation – it’s so unique and it is the perfect place for newlyweds to escape!

Ponden Mill also has in house catering, The Outside Kitchen. They created an indulgent grazing table inspired by the colours of autumn for our bride and groom to tuck into. Not to mention the cake made by Where The Ribbon Ends! It was so stunning, the figs and pomegranate used as décor just scream autumn. It tasted as good as it looked too!


Hyde Park Flower Club by Dotties are lovely Eco conscious florists and they really embraced this time of year, using locally grown flowers only. This really brought the outdoors in and gave a British autumn feel to the shoot. Plus, everything they made was completely foam free! Not to mention the incredible flower crown! Everyone was taken aback by how amazing it was and if anyone can pull off a flower crown, it’s Saffron.

Almost every aspect of the shoot included something that had been upcycled and restored, hopefully encouraging couples to get creative and really think about how they can use preloved items to create something meaningful and intimate on their special day with a little help from a few talented suppliers of course!

The stationery was made with wonderful copper tones and burnt orange by the extremely talented Helen at T-Ink Stationery. Helen’s stationary was teamed perfectly with our autumn inspired lollipops made by Sugar Pop Lollipops!


Bridal gowns were provided by Serendipity Bridal & The White Yard. Everyone fell in love with the Orla dress by Shikoba and the stunning flower crown. Both are real stand out pieces. We love Shikoba! Their Sisters of Bohemia collection is just incredible. It really is wildly romantic and perfect for an indoor or outdoor wedding any time of the year.


The models, Saffron and Aaron, are a real couple and were so beautiful together. This was their first shoot and what an incredible job they did. Saffron is a makeup artist and created a soft natural look for the shoot with that subtle hint of autumn colour.

Nala and Knot really understood the vision for the shoot when it came to our model’s hair, giving her effortless waves that looked beautiful with the flower crown. Laura really brought energy and warmth to the shoot, and she was a dream to work with.


We all really loved creating this shoot. Mark captured everything so beautifully and I cant recommend him enough. Everything came together effortlessly and I never realised how many people thrive during this time of the year or how many of us truly love autumn. I feel extremely lucky to work with such talented suppliers.

Keep a look out for some more creative inspiration! We’re a creative bunch, us suppliers, and some beautiful things have been created this year, albeit at a really difficult time.

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