Walpole Elopement Styled Shoot.

Walpole Elopement

This Walpole Elopement styled shoot was put together by the amazing Kimberley at Wild Tide Weddings WA. Her vision is incredible, and styling so complimentary to the rugged coast line of The Great Southern. She specialises in Weddings and elopements off the beaten track. A girl after my own heart…

This boho-nautical elopement styled shoot on the shores of a tranquil inlet – Coalmine beach was inspired by Walpole and Nornalup National Park’s incredible surroundings. Behind the vision was to show that couples can create a truly personal celebration and include whatever they want to be part of their day. They don’t have to choose between mother nature and all the pretty!  This dreamy vision of ‘saying your vows ‘ against a breathtaking backdrop consisted of a beautifully handcrafted timber boat sourced from a local boat builder was a must-have to create the romantic wow factor, elopement adventure. Included in the mix was vintage and recycled decor elements—rusty steel was gathered from the shed and repurposed into an anchor. The colour palette consisted of peachy tones, natural whites and rusty textures with deep navy for the nautical vibe. Delicious local mobile food vendors provided the water’s edge intimate dining experience before heading on a boating adventure, styled with cosy cushions, throws and flowers, bringing the boho-nautical theme to life. As the sun set, our real-life couple skipped off to the wild and rugged coastline for golden hour, experiencing all the magic and diversity that a National Park Wedding offers, ending their day. 

Dream Team
@wildtideweddings_wa -Planning + styling
@victoria_baker_photographer – Photography
@madeleineruthbridal – Bridal design
@married_by_marisa Celebrant
@specialoccasionmakeupbytammy– Makeup artist
@hair_by_ruby_moon – hairstylist
@ginlaodenmark -Catering
@ashmi.path and @joels_heart – Couple
@albanyvintagehire – Decor props
@lumistudioau– Stationary
@rosierr and @wildtideweddings_wa Flowers
@amore_videography Video
@mdvmusicaustralia – music

Inspired by coastal ethereal with a mix of old world/ boho luxe elements. 

The styled shoot was centred around the spectacular landscape of Walpole-Nornalup National park 

The style setup: Coalmine beach background with a small character timber dinghy backdrop sets the scene for a romantic ‘washed up on the shore’ ceremony and beach picnic. Weathered decor such as a handcrafted picnic table and a rusty anchor;layers of textures and details such as silk chiffon ribbon, gauze cheesecloth,raw timber,vintage,old-world decor with a mix of a similar colour palette ,lush textures of cushions and throws Pops of colour in the florals bring this all to life.. 

Colours & Textures: A colour palette of rust,burnt orange, peach, blue and teal with natural timbers and brass metal tones for shine. Textures and decor such as silk chiffon ribbon / gauze cheesecloth, raw- weathered wood, rusty-brass metal, old world pieces with a mix of a similar colour palette of cushions throws and decor layering to set the scene for a cosy picnic on the sand. 

Stationary: Bespoke stationery designed by a local artist featuring hand-drawn -fine art details that reflect the natural world of the local area.Paper will have a textural handmade feel,torn edging with dark blue calligraph, hint of a watercolor wash with slightly aged feel. 

Florals: A loosely hand-tie bouquet with a moreunstructured look and feel. The colourswill reflect the palette as much as possibleusing local seasonal flowers available. Amix of hues and tones in rust, earthytones, peachy,coral and blues.To add tothe ethereal feel-The bouquet will featureseveral strips of long soft flowing ribbonsof various texture and colour. The bouquetwill be reused multiple times for styling. 

October 20, 2021

Victoria Baker

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