INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography

5th June 2020


If you go down to the woods today…no, no bears, but a beautiful wedding editorial filled with on-trend nude tones accented with pastels and metallic touches - and some adorable woodland fairies!

INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves PhotographyThe shoot was created and styled by event planner My Little Tea Party and co-produced with The Glitzy Balloon Company, integrating furniture and props from Locate to Create. Longton Wood is a lovely outdoor wedding venue in the heart of the Kentish countryside with space for woodland blessings, marquee reception area and a glamping glade. Located in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the site features a mixture of deciduous and pine trees; it is a true woodland wedding venue, with your entire wedding set amongst the trees from start to finish!

The Bride and Groom

INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - groom INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Story of My Dress wedding gownsINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Amy Mair CoutureINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Kindling Bridal dress and Fleurista bouquetAs befits a laidback wedding style, the groom wore tailored grey trousers and braces, with a plain white shirt; all ideal for wearing again after the big day is complete.

Two boho wedding dresses were sourced from Story of My Dress, who specialises in gowns by independent British designers. The first dress was from Kindling Bridal featuring botanical embroidery, and the second dress in embellished polka dot tulle was by Amy Mair Couture. 

Kerry Ann Wells created a natural make-up look, and Sinsational Lox created a twisted updo for a soft romantic look, finished off with handmade hair accessories from Eden B.

Fleurista created a romantic bridal bouquet accessorised with long silk ribbons by C Fleurs Design. 

The Fairies (AKA The Flowergirls)

INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - flowergirlsINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Melie's TutusThe girls wore tulle and lace dresses by Melie’s Tutus, and floral crowns by Mrs Beasley’s Bows.

The Ceremony

INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - The Glitzy Balloon Company and Locate to CreateINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Locate to CreateINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Locate to CreateCeremonies at Longton Wood are held in a secluded clearing. For the ceremony backdrop, they set up a rustic naked tipi which Poppy of The Glitzy Balloon Company used as the framework for an air-filled balloon garland (which she carefully dismantles and reuses to limit waste), into which she integrated giant handmade paper flowers by Designs by Stella.

Lanterns, vintage rugs and delicate dreamcatchers from Locate to Create added to the boho vibe!

The Bridal Bell Tent

INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - bell tentINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - The Hip Hooray CompanyBell tents are a boho wedding must-have! Serving as the perfect accommodation for bridal party preparations, a wedding night suite for the bride and groom, or as a chill-out space during the day. The Hip Hooray Company provided this lovely example, complete with perfectly bohemian macrame bunting! 

The Fairy Dell

INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - activity cornerINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Orange Party DuckINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - My Little Tea PartyINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - sweet tableINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - bubblesINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - kids gamesINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - kids entertainmentINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - My Little Tea Party dressing upA delightful children’s play area was assembled by My Little Tea Party, complete with a huge lace tipi and vintage games, plus activity boxes, placemats and signage by Shiny Happy Party.

The Grazing Table

INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Brolly BucketINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - grazing tableINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Harriet's TableINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - The Curated KitchenINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - grazingGrazing tables are a lovely trend and are ideally suited to a relaxed wedding celebration. The Curated Kitchen created this runner-style, multi-level arrangement of savoury goodies, nestled between exquisite vintage china, cutlery and glassware from Harriet’s Table.

The Stationery

INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Lilac and WhiteIn addition to the elegant menu and place cards on the grazing table, Lilac and White created a coordinating invitation, welcome sign and bar menu.

The Drinks

INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - gin cocktailsINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - The Little Bar Co.INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - mobile barINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - ginINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Make It Friday favoursThe Little Bar Co. brought along one of their converted horse boxes kitted out as a fashionable gin bar. On the rustic barrel bar, alongside the gin cocktail tower, are little botanical favour bags by Make It Friday - filled with botanical accompaniments for your gin drink of choice, perhaps?!  

Sweet Treats

INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Cakeybake, C Fleurs Design, The Crow KitchenCakeybake created a four-tier wedding cake with a floral hoop made from delicate sugar flowers and finished with hand-dyed silk ribbon by C Fleurs Design. Artisan french macarons were provided by The Crow Kitchen.

The Evening

INSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Brolly BucketINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - fire pitINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - Eden BINSPIRATION - Whimsical Woodland Inspiration for a Boho Wedding at Longton Wood, Kent, Captured by Matilda Delves Photography - ScrittoLongton Wood has a fantastic evening relaxation area consisting of hand-carved cedar log benches and a huge fire pit. Cushions from Brolly Bucket (repurposed from the grazing table set up) softened the seating and stacks of their blankets encourage snuggling as the night draws in. Bride’s need to keep socialising with their guests, so what better to keep warm in than a hand-scripted leather jacket by Scritto?

The Film

Emma Hill captured this beautiful short film of the day - enjoy!

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Credits

Vision, Shoot Production & Styling: My Little Tea Party

Shoot Production & Balloon Styling: The Glitzy Balloon Company

Location: Longton Wood

Photography: Matilda Delves

Videography: Emma Hill Film & Photography

Wedding Dresses: Story of My Dress

Makeup: Kerry Ann Wells

Hair: Sinsational Lox

Flowergirls’ Dresses: Melie’s Tutus

Prop Hire: Locate to Create

Paper Flowers: Designs by Stella

Cushions & Blankets: Brolly Bucket

Grazing Table: The Curated Kitchen

Bell Tent: The Hip Hooray Company

Favour Bags: Make It Friday

Bar: The Little Bar Company

Silk Ribbons: C Fleurs Design

Stationery: Lilac and White

Floral Crowns: Mrs Beasley’s Bows

Crockery, Cutlery & Glassware: Harriet’s Table

Floral Design: Fleurista

Cake: Cakeybake

Macarons: The Crow Kitchen

Leather Jacket: Scritto

Children’s Stationery: Shiny Happy Party

Bride and Groom: Danielle Freeman and Jacob Wiley


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