Around this time each year, my inbox starts to come alive with beautiful professional images from the weddings I’ve styled during spring and summer. I knew Faye & Neil’s boho Cornish wedding at Polhawn Fort would generate some spectacular pictures, and Photographer Dan Ward didn’t disappoint. Macrame, rattan, pampas grass and a touch of neon – this wedding was styling heaven!
Before diving into the details, let’s take a look at the couple’s styling plan…
Coastal Location, Boho Style
The brief for Faye and Neil’s wedding focused on bringing a gorgeous, atmospheric Boho look to a coastal location.
Cliff-top wedding venue Polhawn Fort is a real Napoleonic Fort, complete with cannon and drawbridge. It’s set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on Cornwall’s Rame Peninsula, overlooking the sea at Whitsand Bay. A secluded beach, Polhawn Cove, sits below the Fort and there are stunning views from almost every window.
Despite the venue’s picturesque seaside location, the couple didn’t want a traditional coastal vibe for their celebration. Instead, they chose to reflect their cool personalities with plenty of boho touches and a bit of neon! Faye and Neil’s approach reminds us that just because your venue seems to fit an obvious look or theme, it doesn’t mean you can’t do your own thing. I always encourage my couples to think outside the box and embrace the unexpected. Learn more about resisting stereotypes and planning the wedding you want here.
Colours, Textures & Lighting
Based on the couple’s initial ideas, I suggested a colour scheme featuring shades of warm pink and terracotta mixed with neutral tones. Lighting was important, so we strung extra fairy lights into the ceiling arches of the fort. We also added lots of beautiful candlelight on the tables to bounce off the crystal glassware. Macrame, rattan and natural wood carried on the boho textures.
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