After the chaos of Covid, styling Sam and Megan’s wedding at Sopley Mill last summer was an absolute treat. The couple filled their venue with boho pampas clouds and a beautiful warm colour palette. Let’s start by taking a look at their styling plan and bespoke stationery proofs…
Boho Wedding at Sopley Mill
Located near Christchurch in Dorset, Sopley Mill is a stunning renovated watermill surrounded on both sides by the River Avon. As well as many original features including beautiful oak beams, the building also has incredible views across the water meadows. With three main floors, it’s a perfect blank canvas to create your own unique wedding day.
Sam and Megan chose a lovely warm colour palette of pale pink, terracotta and brown. At the reception, long tables were decorated using lots of different materials to add texture and interest. We layered soft linen over warm-toned wood and the brides were seated on a pair of rattan peacock chairs. Pampas grass featured heavily throughout, especially at the couple’s ceremony where it lined the aisle and decorated their wooden triangle wedding arch.
From Styling Plan to Reality
If you’re curious about my process, the images in this post perfectly illustrate the journey from initial consultation to mood board, stationery proofing and finally the day itself. Mocking up a few details and a colour scheme is one thing but transforming visual inspiration into reality takes real skill. You can learn more about my Wedding Design & Styling services here or get in touch to discuss your wedding.
If you love Sam & Megan’s wedding at Sopley Mill as much as I do, you might enjoy these older posts too:
- How to Style a Boho Winter Wedding
- Top Tips for Using Dried Flowers and Pampas Grass at Your Wedding
- What is a Ceremony Backdrop and Why Do You Need One?