Simple Young Love Intimate Wedding Inspiration

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration


Today’s gorgeous styled shoot showcases the intimacy and sweetness of a small, informal wedding. Based on a concept by Adelaide stylists byGabrielle Design and Styling the shoot was all about conjuring up inspiration for couples who want something simple, something paired back while still being celebratory and incredibly beautiful.

Gabrielle explains, “The idea for this shoot evolved out of one of my usual daydreams. A young couple who want to keep their love and relationship simple, tender and beautiful, on a quiet day invite the people closest to them together to share in an intimate meal at their little cottage home to honour their continuous love and to celebrate their young marriage. The intention behind the shoot was to work collaboratively with a group of like-minded vendors from the concept design stage to create a wedding that everyday couple could relate to. With weddings today getting more detailed, elaborate (and expensive), we wanted to pare it all back, everything about this shoot was to be beautifully simple and relaxed and to portray a small intimate wedding that anyone could easily achieve no matter the budget.

With a pinterest inspiration board at hand, we all explored this shoot with less of a focus on a particular ‘theme’ (vintage/rustic/classic), but rather tried to bring together a style and concept that unfolded from a range of textures and hues that we all collected. Think aging timbers, worn leather, vintage silver, natural linens, knits and fur. Some of my favourite elements from the day were; the gold detailing on the bride’s vintage gown, the engagement ring the colour of the bride’s fiery red hair, the slightly tarnished silver cutlery (a family heirloom of mine), the wild yet delicate nature of the flowers, the warmth of the hearty winter food, the subtle moody light, the simplicity of the stationery and the relaxed and fun nature of everyone involved.” The gorgeous photographs were shot by  Shona Henderson Photography.

Simple, beautiful wood stationery from Akimbo.

Incredible floral design from Poppies Flowers..

Makeup and hair by Kara Fantasia

Dinner catered by Instyle Catering.

Outfits from Vintage Bridal Boutique.

Concept Development, Creative Direction and Styling: byGabrielle Design and Styling / Photographer: Shona Henderson Photography / Floral Design and Props: Poppies Flowers / Invitations & Stationery: Akimbo / Attire and Fashion styling: Vintage Bridal Boutique / Hair & Makeup Artist: Kara Fantasia / Catering: Instyle Catering
  • Emily
    Emily says:
    November 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Lovely shoot, so natural and beautiful!

  • Belinda
    Belinda says:
    November 25, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Absolutely stunning

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  • israa
    israa says:
    September 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    This photoshoot makes me wanna cancel planning a big wedding (was still gonna be intmate though) with lots of people and keeping it relaxed!



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