real wedding –  dark, moody Highlands picnic wedding with The Kitcheners and The Little White Cow

9 December 2019

This wedding is the kind of one that you think is so romantic and cinematic that it can’t actually be real, but it’s 100% real and 100% gorgeous.

The styling dream team that are The Little White Cow came up with the concept of ‘Feast Interrupted’ for Chelsea and Matt, in honour of Chelsea’s love of spooky Victorian ghost stories. This manifested in a dark, moody, romantic, bohemian look, with plenty of flowy, natural details and neutral colours, studded with deep reds and other jewel tones.

Chelsea and Matt got married at Glen Etive in the Scottish highlands, which is romantic and atmospheric already, but these guys took it up a whole other notch. They got ready together at Glencoe House, with Chelsea wearing a gorgeous Watters dress with lace up boots and a bespoke leather jacket. After their wooded ceremony, Dylan from The Kitcheners took them away for some stunning portraits, whilst The Little White Cow ladies set up the dreamy picnic alongside Ashleigh from By Platter and Melanie from Briar Rose Design, who worked with Chelsea to create all the sumptuous florals. They were alone in the woods for about an hour, covered in midges, setting up the scene with gorgeous peacock chairs, rugs, and a low table to pile food high upon. We’ve seen The Little White Cow ladies’ brief that they sent to Chelsea, and on it they suggest ‘Amber glass. Battered leather. Vintage carpets. Heavy dark crockery. Deep and dark linens. Warm metals. Flickering candlight. Sumptuous food. Raw wooden surfaces. Dramatic florals. Epic landscapes. Dark whimsy.’ – we think they NAILED it.

When Chelsea and Matt returned from the photo session – the ethereal results of which you can see below – they set about their feast. When they’d eaten their fill, they invited the team – photographer, film maker, caterer and TLWC – to dine with them as well, and they all sat around on the forest floor and ate brie and honey. Chelsea then cut and served their Cuckoo’s Bakery cake for them all – a wonderfully whimsical, gorgeously ghostly and exceptionally ethereal occasion for all.

Check out this gorgeous dark & moody wedding below: