Boho bride and groom
Paradise by Way of Kensal Green Dining room – Boho luxe intimate wedding

Welcome to the first post in the Keenda loves series!

I am excited to share this beautiful boho luxe ‘Fruit of Love’ styled shoot which has already been featured in both Coco wedding venues and Magpie wedding blogs. The colours are just divine and this venue is absolutely perfect for an intimate wedding for the stylish modern couple.

Bohemian wedding
Boho luxe couple

Pomegranates

The pomegranates are definitely the stars of this show, which is why the shoot is entitled “Fruit of Love.” They are rich in colour and jewel like and it’s early relationship to romance stems from a belief that the first pomegranate tree was planted by Aphrodite, who is the goddess of love. The first reference to the fruit was in a romantic poem The Flower Song, composed around 1500 BC:

To hear your voice is pomegranate wine to me: I draw life from hearing it.

Could I see you with every glance,

It would be better for me

Than to eat or to drink.

Alternative name cards
Fruit of Love – The pomegranate
Pomegranates
Pomegranates – Fruit of Love
Alternative name cards
Love letter and Bride and Groom calligraphy on pomegranates

The Venue

This venue is a hidden gem in London which has interiors that lends itself to the boho luxe vibe perfectly. Rich and decadent in decor, I want to show you how you can embrace this and create an ethereal world with an eclectic mix of modern elements and authentic bohemian style.

This boho luxe wedding style highlights opulence with a strong colour palette of purple, gold, burgundy, navy, dusky pink and black, which works harmoniously with the venue’s backdrop highlighting the bold colours and textures, complimenting the shabby chic and boudoir vibes running through the rooms.

Wedding Flowers
Fire place with floral arrangements by Bailey & Blossom

Paradise by Way of Kensal Green features fire places, hanging lanterns, wall mural, rustic mirrors and a gothic garden with each space having it’s distinct characteristics to create these stunning boho luxe set ups, all beautifully captured by Sophie Lake Photography.

Intimate wedding
Intimate dining set up at Paradise by way of Kensal Green
Tablescape
Boho luxe intimate dinner set up at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green
Wedding Signage
Wall mural and wedding signage from White Olive Designs

The Boho Luxe Bride

This sexy unique bride rocks two wedding dresses from ceremony to the evening party.

The Cordelia dress is luxurious lace with embellished beading is by haute couture bridal designer Riki Dalal from the ‘Noya’ Shakespeare Collection. It is a beautiful dress full of romance with a bit of edge, perfectly paired with this bespoke ‘Wifey’ hand painted calligraphy jacket made by Michelle from Scritto.

Wifey leather jacket
Boho bridal look with bespoke ‘Wifey’ Leather jacket from Scritto.
Boho bride
Wedding dress by haute couture bridal designer Riki Dalal from the ‘Noya’ Shakespeare Collection

Made for twirling on the dance floor, this dress is for the more fun and flirty boho bride. The Galatea from Willowby by Watters La Luna Collection is simply gorgeous. A

Boho bride
The dancing bride in her free flowing dress
Bridal hair
Beautiful up do by HMUA Storme Makeup and hair accessory from eden b. Studio

These two gorgeous bridal looks were created by hair and makeup artist Storme Makeup, who uses a completely laid back and free spirited style of enhancing the bride’s natural beauty.

The luxury bridal accessories used were the Thalia crown for the hair down and the Lena hair vines for the up do, both creating a stunning effortless look for our boho luxe bride. They were handcrafted with love from eden b. Studio with her designs being inspired by the beautiful botanicals of the English countryside.

The Boho Luxe Groom

The groom’s attire from David’s Formal Wear is a chic navy blue suit with a tweed waist coat and simple button hole. This boho look is great for the laid-back groom.

Groom
Groom wearing David’s Formal Wear
Groom
Groom looking into rustic mirror
Wedding Button hole
Groom’s button hole

The Boho Luxe Couple

There is definitely love in the air here with this couple and their fashionable attire and I must say I love the leather jacket with bridal wear trend. I think it will always be timeless to me!

Wifey leather jacket
I do – ‘Wifey’ jacket from Scritto
Wedding backdrop
The ceremony with hexagon backdrop from Party Squared
Stylish wedding
Love is laughter
Wedding day
Husband and Wife walking down the aisle after their nuptials

The Boho Luxe Details

My styling is a mish mash of contemporary pieces and bohemian adornments. For a modern twist, I added the use of geometric shapes by incorporating the hexagon ceremony backdrop and candle holders on the dinner table from Party Squared.

Bohemian Wedding dinner table
Boho luxe table setting with eclectic mix of vintage glassware, modern candle holders, baroque plate setting and succulents.
Wedding menu
Hand Calligraphy menu from
silk ribbon
Place card and cutlery tied with silk ribbon

I love using Classic Crockery for their non-traditional pieces. The dinner table consisted of an ornate charger plate with midnight blue plates and gold cutlery, tied with Kate Cullen silk ribbons. For contrast, I used mis-matching glassware and the finishing touches are in the details of the place setting; a hand calligraphy place card from White Olive Designs.

The dessert table

In the conservatory I set up the dessert table from Malarkey Cakes. The backdrop is a fantastic exposed brick wall with a rustic mirror and some hanging ivy. For an extra boho luxe feel, I added a macramé backdrop in deep blue and black from Half Hitch Macramé.

Modern wedding cake
Dessert table in the conservatory
Alternative wedding cakes
Textured Wedding cake from Malarkey cakes
Mini cakes for dessert table
Mini gold pomegranate cakes

The flowers

Bailey & Blossom designed some beautiful florals, even incorporating a gold pomegranate in the bouquet. As purple is my favourite colour, I went for a variety of blooms in various shades of this hue.

wedding ring
Wedding bouquet with gold pomegranate
Fire place
Florals on the mantle piece decorated with pomegranates

That’s a wrap! I just absolutely love Paradise by Way of Kensal Green and I hope you have been inspired by my boho luxe shoot to try your own styling and planning there. (or just give me a shout and we can chat about me being your wedding planner!)

If you are looking to have a boho luxe intimate wedding from the ceremony (which they are licensed for) through to the dinner and after party! I would definitely recommend this place with each room having it’s own personality which can be it can be bespoke to each couple’s individuality.

CREDITS

Venue Paradise by Way of Kensal Green

Photography Sophie Lake Photography

Film Yulia Hauer

Music in Film Joakim Karud

Concept, Coordination & Styling Events by Keenda

Shoot Assistant Purple Mint Weddings & Events

Florist Bailey & Blossom

Backdrop, Table Décor & Linen Party Squared

Tableware Classic Crockery

Cake Malarkey Cakes

Macramé Backdrop Half Hitch Macramé

LED Candles and Mrs & Mrs Lights The Event Hire Company

Bridal Boutique Halo & Wren Bridal

Hair Accessories eden b. Studio

Wedding Shoes Love Art Wear Art

Leather Jacket Scritto

Groom’s Attire David’s Formal Wear

Stationery White Olive Designs

Hair & Makeup Storme Makeup

Ribbons Kate Cullen

Special thanks to Models Kelly and Christian