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Layers of Texture for a Boho Barn Wedding

Victoria Mitchell Photography,The White Emporium and The Eclectic Collection share their vision for a boho barn wedding with a fresh revival of rustic details. Gemma, the stylist at The White Emporium tells us more about the details; “The styling for the shoot was initially inspired by the chic and romantic Rue De Seine dress. I wanted to capture the essence of the boho vibes and textures of the embroidery throughout the rest of the day. The Barn at Brook End Green Farm is a large barn that can often be quite dark inside, but it has the most beautiful textured white walls that I really wanted to capture and enhance.

Rue De Seine dresses are usually captured in exotic locations and I loved the desert, exotic bleached aisle vibes that have been coming across from Australia. So, for the arch I wanted to recreate a truly British version. Together with Flowers at Fifty Eight, we built up layers of texture with the pampas, reeds and real grasses intertwined. Everything was sourced locally. Fabric was knotted and twisted to help build up the levels of colour and add impact. I also loved the combination of the copper frame against the blush of the fabric mixing in with the stones and creams of the grasses.

A lot of my styling work involves playing with textures and the building of layers. It is about mixing in the rustic with something modern for a fresh feel. The tablescape featured hints of pink and gold with the different white tones all sitting perfectly on the reclaimed wood table. We mixed in the clean white ceramic pots and gold metal tealights with vintage stoneware vessels. Dyed dried flower heads provided the perfect colour pop to stand out from the white washed wall. I was also inspired a lot by the farm setting of Brook End Green Farm and the surrounding meadow and lake. I was captivated by the idea that a couple could go out and collect their wedding décor, wandering through the meadows cutting handfuls of grass and dead flowers to dry.”

Three tips for creating this look:

  • Think seasonal and look for what can be sourced locally
  • Don’t be uninformed and afraid to mix textures together, the different styles of bottles and vessels all work really well together
  • For the table use florals sparingly, this will help keep the design feeling light and fresh.