Wild Beauty Wandering: Elopement in the Moors
“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”
- Rachel Carson
Although we are eternally grateful for the job we have (looking at the most beautiful film photographs of anything wedding-related all day and all night...), at times we become immune to beautiful said items as we see them so often. Perhaps this is one of the main reasons that we have such an affinity for colored wedding dresses, just something different! Brides these days are inadvertently feeling the same was that we do as the popularity of simply creating YOUR ideal wedding has increased exponentially and brides everywhere are customizing, changing their wedding plans, and feeling brave to step away from tradition for this reason.
Today's wild and raw bridal session, photographed by Georgina Harrison at the North Yorkshire Moors, features an organic and earthy bride in both a stunning Leanne Marshall gown and a deep emerald/black gown by Cherry Williams London. If you can't picture yourself saying 'I do' in a church with a white ball gown, switch it up. This is your official sign! So much beauty can come from truly pouring your own unique heart and soul into something....
From Rosy Apple Events: "The narrative for our editorial shoot was influenced by he beautiful and inspiring landscape of the North Yorkshire Moors, rich in history and blessed with the most spectacular views.
Embracing simplicity, our bride takes some quiet time on the morning of her elopement for reflection. She embodies a sense of Mother Nature, being entwined with the beautifully wild and untouched land. She is a fierce woman, the wind makes her feel strong and alive. She is not afraid to be herself, and is most at peace amongst nature. Needing little embellishment to affirm her beauty, she is humble, nurturing and beautifully feminine. A playful spirit whilst possessing inner grace and strength. Everything that I imagine Mother Nature to be.
As I built the concept for our “Wild Beauty Wandering” shoot, I wanted to create something that was very soft, romantic and feminine but keeping a feeling of wild, natural beauty. During March time, the hills were covered in a heather moorland still rich with brown colouration. We took direction from this and chose to use a painterly colour palette of muddy spring tones to add depth and drama. British grown flowers were mainly used to create the wild and overflowing bouquets, urn and table centre. Using some of my favourite floral blooms such as garden roses, ranunculus and hellebores, Lucy added in trailing vines and foliage which had been foraged nearby. The bouquet was hand-tied with delicate silk ribbons from Lancaster & Cornish.
The images captured by Georgina Harrison portray the moody essence I was hoping for, whilst perfectly characterising our ethereal bride as both graceful and strong. We let Mother Nature take her course on the day, and she did not disappoint. The lighting was perfect and gave us beautiful golden hues and the wind encompassed our bride and allowed movement of her hair and gown to be authentic and heavenly."
Photographer: Georgina Harrison | Film Lab: Exposure Film Lab | Stylist / Planner: Rosy Apple Events | Floral Designer: Lucy Macnicoll Flowers | Cake Designer: Yolk | Hair & Makeup Artist: Victoria Farr | Dress: (ivory) Leanne Marshall from Heart Aflutter Bridal, (black) Cherry Williams London | Hand Dyed Silk Ribbons: Lancaster & Cornish | Cotton Tables Runner & Napkins: Kate Cullen | Stationery: Bureau Design | Calligraphy: Beautifully Lost Studio