Faith and I dreamt up this beautiful woodland elopement inspiration shoot while drinking tea in an East London cafe. We decided to create a romantic woodland shoot to showcase some beautiful pieces from local UK designers in a stunning forest setting in London. Faith’s ‘Florence’ dress from her brand new label: She Walks In Beauty, is a gorgeous gown made from champagne and ivory silk satin, with an embellished tulle overlay. Kelly’s stunning woodland inspired gold head pieces perfectly compliment the whimsical, elegant feel of this woodland elopement. Lauren’s cakes, Sarah’s flowers, Caroline’s stationery & Elle Au Naturel’s hair & makeup all combined so perfectly to complete the looks.

I love how this shoot came together with an amazing team of talented women including Kelly Spence winner of the national award for Best Accessory Designer in the United Kingdom at the Wedding Industry Awards 2015 (congratulations Kelly!).

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Model: Bethan Reen
Hair & Makeup: Elle Au Naturel
Dress: Faith Caton-Barber
Jewellery: Kelly Spence
Flowers: The Flower Bird
Cakes: French Made
Stationery: Gray Starling
Photography: Genevieve of Miss Gen Photography

Pieces used in the shoot include:

Dress – ‘Florence’ by Faith Caton-Barber for her brand new label She Walks In Beauty
Crochet shawl – using British undyed wool, adapted from a pattern by Erika Knight by Faith Caton-Barber
Harvest Comb – A stunning comb of cascading golden leaves highlighted with budding tendrils of freshwater pearls by Kelly Spence.
Betulah May Clip – An extremely versatile accent piece of golden leaves and scattered freshwater pearl petals held in place with tiny invisible clips that hold securely anywhere on the head even on the finest of hair by Kelly Spence
Cordelia Vine – Entwined fine strands of silver, blossoming with tiny buds of freshwater pearls in a soft vine that can be pinned into place or tied with organza ribbons by Kelly Spence
Delvine CIrclet – A youthful circlet of golden strands and freshwater pearls that ties at the back of the hair with wispy organza ribbons, one of our most popular designs this year by Kelly Spence
Spring Morning Earrings – Über delicate ‘branches’ of gold studded with tiny freshwater pearls dangling from gold wires by Kelly Spence
Charleston Veil –  A 20s style veil edged in fine lace and gathered at the sides with a cluster of freshwater pearls by Kelly Spence

Genevieve from Miss Gen Photography is a London based photographer specialising in creative reportage wedding photography – contemporary, documentary style photography that tells the story of your day and creative, natural couples portraits. Miss Gen Photography is available to shoot weddings in London, throughout the UK, Europe, Australia and worldwide for destination weddings. To book Miss Gen Photography get in touch, I’d love to hear all about your wedding.


This shoot is just divine, Gen! Amazing work as usual xo

Your inspirational shoots are really something to behold! I love this.

Wow, this is so cool and stylish. Loving the edit too!

Simply stunning and very beautiful!

O M G.. THESE ARE INSANELY GORGEOUS!! You did an amazing job. Most stunning thing Ive seen in a while!! Amazing!!

So good! Amazing processing on this wonderful shoot – that opening frame is incredible!

So proud to have been part of this wonderful team. Thanks for pulling it off, Gen…it looks amazing xx

Just so so lovely, beautiful shots and ohhh how I wanted her beau to arrive! Perfect dress, love it so much.

Love the colours and texture from this shoot. Gorgeous work!