We love a good elopement here at UW! This alternative forest wedding is romantic and free spirited, with edgy boho styling and warm autumnal tones. This was sent into us by our lovely member Sammy Lea’s Retro Emporium, and captured by Photography By Wills. With a handfasting ceremony, smoke bombs and some gorgeous wedding wear, you’ll love this autumn elopement inspiration!
How to recreate this alternative forest wedding look
alternative autumn elopement in the forest
This alternative bride is stunning in wedding dresses from Zaneta Burnett Design and wedding veils from Quinlan Couture Bridal. With bold makeup by Paula Elaine MUA, a hand painted leather jacket by Sammy Lea’s Retro Emporium and custom jewellery by Bish Bosh Becca, she’s rocking the ‘boho with an edgy twist’ style. The groom is rocking the suspenders and skinny tie combo, perfect for an autumn elopement. They both sport unique wedding rings from Je t’aime Limited and awesome custom shoes from Wedding Converse.
A celebrant-led handfasting ceremony
A celebrant led wedding ceremony is becoming a popular choice for couples wanting to get married outdoors. Many get married ‘legally’ on a different day and have celebrants to help them declare their vows in a personalised wedding ceremony. This alternative forest wedding shoot features a handfasting ceremony by Velvet Moon Ceremonies. Want to know more about unique wedding ceremonies? You can read our ‘Ultimate Guide To Celebrants’ here.
the team behind this alternative forest wedding
Photography – Lee at Photography by Wills
Videographer – Ian at Ritual Visuals
Wedding dresses – Zaneta at Zaneta Burnett Design
Hand painted jacket – Sam at Sammy Lea’s Retro Emporium
Custom shoes – Wedding Converse
Custom veil – Amber-Jane at Quinlan Couture Bridal
Jewellery – Sarah-Jane at Bish Bosh Becca
MUA – Paula at Paula Elaine MUA
Celebrant – Natalie at Velvet Moon Ceremonies
Rings – Je t’aime Limited
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