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Today, I have another styled shoot from Ruby and Stardust for you. Queens of the fairytale themed wedding ideas, Shannon and Georgina have put together a shoot where Pocahontas and John Smith get married! The styling is superb – check out the divine dress with its dusty pink colour and marabou feathers! – and the elements are easily replicated for your own big day.

The Story of the Day by Georgina

We were super lucky to be able to use the grounds of The Great Barn for our Pocahontas shoot – it has acres and acres of woodlands, lakes and greenland, which were the perfect setting for the woodland setting. We got back to nature and used lots of gorgeous autumnal colours in the flowers and natural feathers to keep in with the Pocahontas styling.

We created a tipi made from wooden branches and covered in flowers for our ceremony backdrop on the lake, and used the areas of natural beauty to capture these stunning images.

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The wedding breakfast table was a picnic bench that we covered in moss, and our super talented florist made it look like the flowers were growing right out of the table. We used lots of wood, feathers and flowers, and the place names were hand-dyed in tea to give them an aged parchment look.

As an alternative table plan, we used luggage tags tied with feathers and hung them from a tree – so pretty!

Our cake was covered in feathers, which kept with our theme and matched Pocahontas’s dress perfectly; we topped it with roses and succulents.

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We had two bridal bouquets, which both used natural elements, such as feathers, berries and twigs, to tie in with the design. The groom’s buttonhole also used feathers and was tied with string for a cute look.

Pocahontas’s hair was a mixture of braids, twine and feathers, and was topped with the most stunning corn and feather headdress – perfect for any warrior princess. We also changed her look and gave her a floral garland, which gave her a more soft and romantic feel.

For her make-up, we gave Pocahontas dramatic dark eyes and softer lips, which helped to reinforce the warrior look.

Our groom wore a light natural-coloured suit with a gorgeous tweed waistcoat that had a light pink running through it to complement our bride’s pink feather dress.

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Credits

Organisation and design – Ruby and Stardust
Styling – Ruby Wedding Design
Photography – SLR Photography
Flowers – The Pink Peony
MUA – Liz Tarrant Make Up
Hair – Perfectly Posh Hair Design
Wedding dress – Caroline Couture
Suits – Suits Newbury
Video – Oxford Wedding Video
Headpiece – Madam B Boutique
Cake – Little Bear Cakery
Bride model – Tia Meddins
Groom model – Tom Ward
Venue – The Great Barn

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