We are so fortunate in the UK to have some of the most incredible landscapes in the entire world. If you are looking for a UK wedding destination with a killer backdrop, then the Lake District is just perfect. This ‘Wild Spirit’ wedding inspiration shoot shows just what a dramatic backdrop the Lake District could provide for your wedding or elopement.

The natural beauty of the surroundings is the perfect setting for wild and rustic styling. The concept is simple yet elegant, and so beautiful. Much of the styling is designed around the beautiful calligraphy wedding stationery created by By Moon and Tide. This stationery has exquisite calligraphy on rustic paper and, in keeping with the surroundings, there is even a rustic picture of a mountain to coordinate for the second part of the shoot.

For the beach shoot, the elegantly styled tablescape, with a wonderful wild foliage covering, beautiful silver candelabra, cut crystal glasses, ribbon-tied silver cutlery, also features a calligraphy written menu. The whole styling is natural and rustic, yet elegant.

I adore the bride’s styles. A cool, boho style trouser two-piece with crop top works impeccably with the first beach setting. I love her relaxed curled updo with boho braid, finished with a pretty hair vine, and a pretty ribbon-tied bouquet with thistles complements her look.

Bride holding out shawl on beach on Cumbrian Coastline in Lake District for Wild Spirit wedding shoot

The second style is dark and moody, perfect for the mountain setting. Against the rocky backdrop, the bride wore a strapless navy lace wedding dress, with blush under-slip. She wore her hair down and messy with a jewelled hair comb, and the bridal bouquet is oversized, wild and rustic.

This shoot has so many beautiful elements that each help to create this amazing wedding styling concept. If you are looking for rustic wedding ideas then I hope you get loads of inspiration from these fabulous pictures by Oobaloos Photography.

Wilderness, Tranquillity and Drama

“The Lake District is an incredible setting for an intimate wedding or elopement. Our Wild Spirit shoot centred around organic calligraphy elements, with bespoke stationery suites designed around the landscapes of the English Lakes and Cumbrian coastline. The look combined wilderness, tranquillity and drama.

“Whether you’re marrying in a traditional venue, barn or marquee, or outdoors near the sea or surrounded by countryside, let the environment set the scene for your day.

“Sheryl Fish of Oobaloos Photography travelled to the Lake District for the shoot. Sheryl’s images have a uniquely artistic feel to them, and her photography style couldn’t have been more perfect. She looks for emotion, laughter, love, and the subtle, natural beauty in every image, and captures the spirit of a place and moment so beautifully.”

Bride walking on beach in Cumbria

Bride carrying bouquet across beach

Bride walking on grass by beach

Bride wearing bridal separates holding bouquet

Bride by beach in Cumbria

Bride sitting on rocks

Rustic, natural wedding bouquet

Beach Setting

“The shoreline, with its vast, golden beaches, inspired our first look. The dreamy bridal separates with cropped top, trousers and skirt were a lovely relaxed look for the endless shorelines. Beautiful bride Jade also carried a sublime bouquet, and her plaited updo worked perfectly with the stunning hair accessories.

Bride holding bouquet on beach in Cumbria

Blue ribbon on bridal bouquet

Bride carrying bouquet on beach Bride smiling and holding bouquet

Updo bridal hairstyle

Plaited bridal updo hairstyle

“Waves inspired the torn edge of our midnight blue calligraphy stationery. Delicate ferns, glass decanters and elegant candelabra finished the tablescape wonderfully.”

Wedding table on beach

Blue wedding menu with gold calligraphy

Naturally styled wedding table on beach

Blue note with gold calligraphy writing

Natural foliage table centrepiece

Glass on wedding table

Blue styled groom wedding place setting

Blue ribbon tied around cutlery

Blue wedding stationery with gold calligraphy lettering

Rustic blue wedding stationery

Bride wearing bridal hairpiece

Side of bride's plaited updo hairstyle

Bride wearing bridal trousers and top holding out shawl on beach

Bride on beach with shawl

Bride wearing bridal trousers and top walking on beach with shawl wrapped around her

Rugged Mountainside Backdrop

“I love the Lake District’s varied landscape. For the second part of the shoot it was incredible to see the breathtaking embroidered gown against the backdrop of the mountain scenery. The midnight blue layer of lace on the bespoke dress was so enchanting.

Mountains of the Lake District

Bride wearing dark blue dress in countryside of Lake District

Bride wearing dark blue wedding dress walking over rocks in Lake District

Detail on bride's dark blue wedding dress

Bride walking in Lake District

Bride wearing dark blue wedding dress

Bride in mountains of Lake District

Bride sitting against rocks in Lake District

Bride holding rustic, natural wedding bouquet

Bride wearing bridal hairpiece

“An organic style with chunky ceramics for the mountainside picnic created the perfect focal point. The rugged mountainside inspired the invitation suite, and artisan papers with watercolour illustration and faded lettering helped set the scene.

Blanket with wedding picnic

Picnic basket and bottles

Basket of break and fruit

Wedding picnic

Rustic buttonhole

Green/blue and white wedding stationery

Horseshoe and wedding stationery

Wedding RSVP with calligraphy writing

Wedding stationery item

Flowers and foliage in rustic wedding bouquet

“There’s nowhere in England as captivating or romantic as the Lake District. It’s a place I adore, and it has such potential for intimate weddings and elopements too.”

Wild bride

Bride holding out pink ribbon on dark blue wedding dress

Bride with hands on hips in front of view of Lake District

Photography: Oobaloos Photography

Styling, Calligraphy and Silk Ribbon: By Moon and Tide

Bridal Separates: Ailsa Munro

Bespoke Blue Wedding Dress: Joanne Fleming Design

Accessories: Clare Lloyd

Hair and Make-Up: Stefanie Grisdale

Props: Narrative Hire

Flowers: Brackens of Bowness

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