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Whimsical Woodland: A Sage and Gold Boho Inspired Wedding Photoshoot

The magic of a woodland wedding, paired with a boho vibe, is a popular concept that captures the hearts of many couples looking for a unique wedding. To bring this vision to life, we recently collaborated with a talented team of wedding suppliers to create a whimsical woodland wedding photoshoot, at a new glamping venue on the West Sussex/Hampshire border. We had the opportunity to showcase vellum, sage and gold foil wedding stationery which added that extra touch of enchantment, and shows how the perfect stationery can elevate the atmosphere of a wedding and make it an unforgettable day.


The Venue: Southwood Park Estate, Emsworth

A whimsical woodland wedding deserves the perfect setting, and the venue did not disappoint. The tranquil Glamping site has everything you would wish for a wedding with a romantic and rustic charm. (See their website here.)

The Colour Palette: Sage Green and Gold Foil

Sage green has quickly become a favourite among brides for its versatility and enchanting quality. These colours blended perfectly with the natural tones of the woodland setting and, paired with vellum and gold foil, it added a touch of opulence to the whimsical boho theme.

Vellum: A Touch of Magic

With its translucent and delicate texture, vellum became our secret weapon to add the whimsy element to the photoshoot. This versatile material was used in various ways, from the invitation suite to the table settings and even a big welcome sign (using a frosted perspex to get that vellum feel). Its ethereal quality played beautifully against the natural wood and greenery of the setting.

The Wedding Stationery:

  1. Invitations and save the dates: A vellum save the date with gold foil text set the scene perfectly for a whimsical wedding. Following on with a sage green deckle edge invite suite, with gold foil text and stars, which completed the whimsical theme.

  2. Menus, Table Numbers and Place Cards: Handcrafted vellum menus and place cards, and sage and gold foil crescent moon place names added a touch of magical elegance to the reception table. The gold foil lettering shone in the natural light, creating a beautiful feel to the shoot.

  3. Vow Booklets: Say 'I Do' with matching sage green vow books, and 'Letter to my' booklets, to create lasting memories - the sage green, deckle edge and gold foil looked perfect against the backdrop of trees.

  4. Wedding Signage: To guide guests to the outdoor table and outdoor wedding ceremony we had perspex acrylic signs with sage green accents and gold foil lettering.

The Ceremony: Under the stars

As the sun filtered through the trees, the ceremony site was adorned with rustic wooden chairs, a beautiful moongate swathed in sage fabric and a canopy of fairy lights in the trees. The delicate vellum reserved seating signs, adorned with gold foil accents, was thoughtfully placed on each saved seat, giving a sneak peek into the magical shoot about to unfold.

The Reception

Under a sky of fairy lights and stars, the reception table was a dream come true. Vellum menus, sage green menus and matching place cards, all with stunning gold foil, directed guests to their seats. The evening finished off with a magical fire performance, which highlighted the beautiful woodland background and created a very magical ambiance.



This whimsical woodland wedding photoshoot at a glamping venue showcased the beauty of nature, combined with the magical quality of vellum, sage and gold foil wedding stationery. The result was a fairytale come to life, where every detail, from the stationery to the decor, contributed to the overall sense of enchantment.

If you're planning a whimsical wedding that embraces the beauty of nature and boho chic, consider incorporating sage, gold and vellum into the design - they may just be the colours to create the wedding of your dreams.

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The talented list of suppliers:

Stationery: @charlottewakefordstationery

Venue: @southwoodparkestate

Photographer: @bevlivermorephotography

Videographer: @easton.production

Wedding Stylist: @sussexweddingsuppliers

BBQ: @emsworthcookeryschool

Dress and Accessories: @thebridalhall

Celebrant: @the_solent_celebrant

Bride: @francescagrace_x.

Mother of the Bride: @amandasizerbarrett

Florist: @tonytheflowerman

Fire Performer: @twistedblissents

Trainers: @trulyyoursbridalshoes

Harpist: @kateharpist

VW van: @radiant_retro_rides

* All uncredited photos and video by us: @Charlottewakefordstationery *

Get in touch at for more info on this wedding stationery collection, bespoke designs and anything else. We look forward to hearing from you!

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