Boho Whimsy: A Lavender Luxe Inspired Photo Shoot

We caught up with the Head Stylist and Creative Director of wedding stationery company Adorn Invitations, to get in a sneak peek into the inspiration behind their latest bridal photo shoot – a breathtaking boho-luxe theme that will equally appeal to the more offbeat and traditional bride alike. Prepare to lust after each heavenly detail ladies!

On the influences behind the Shoot’s colour palette and decor…

“Oxblood eventually gave way to our central shade of lilac and this was complemented with tones of blush and more vibrant shades of purple. We sourced soft furnishings such as cushions and rugs with these colours and also relied heavily on amethysts and rose quartz to tie in these colours.

It’s important to balance out shades that can often be too domineering when it comes to nailing your perfect palette. Using ivory and golds throughout the cushions, invitations and metal vases – we were able to harmonise these hues.

By sourcing items with an art deco feel, we also brought a more elegant and modern feeling to our Moroccan influences! They contrasted beautifully against our shaggy fur rugs and cow skull motif.

Floral arrangements were kept fluid and organic with greenery and wild florals being featured heavily throughout. Blush roses added a romantic touch and succulents complimented our semi-precious stones whilst still bringing the shoot into a more modern setting.

Although our informal dining setting was casual and natural – we wanted our ‘guests’ to be enticed by the glamour and luxury of the day. This is why we settled on invitation designs with stunning gold foiling and impressive laser cut detailing. Finished off with a satin ribbon and enclosed with a hot wax seal – the result was a product that beautifully mirrored our boho-luxe look.”


“Sourcing gowns from designers Maggie Sottero and Nicole Spose – we chose three gowns that beautifully encompassed the day’s aesthetic. We settled on a Spaghetti strap, form fitting gown that veered towards a more elegant look for our indoor shoot and a flowing chiffon dress that moved and flowed throughout the lavender field.

Makeup was kept fresh and natural with rosy warm tones being used throughout the eye and cheek areas. Highlighter was also applied to the skin to achieve a dewy glow from within, and this was paired with a matte lip to balance out the shimmer.

Drawing on inspiration from our Moroccan influences – we also loved the idea of appropriating henna – a traditional look used in Indian Shari’s. Instead of using the traditional formula – we opted for a white and actually mirrored the lace detailing on one of the gowns.”

“We hope brides can take away something special from our editorial. Whether it’s the courage to embellish a cow skull motif for a center piece or veer away from tradition and host an informal or alternative dining scene.”

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