Rustic long long wedding table with colourful flowers

2018 Round-Up – Real Weddings and Shoots

I hope you’ve all had a magical Christmas, and congratulations if you have just got engaged. 2018 has been an amazing year in the world of weddings, especially as we had two beautiful Royal weddings this year. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in October provided so much inspiration.

The Wedding Community has featured so many incredible real weddings and styled shoots this year to give you ideas for your own wedding, and here are some of our most loved features of 2018…

A Rainbow Geek Chic Wedding in Cambridge

Bride and groom kissing in VW Beetle in Cambridge city centre

What does the wedding of self-confessed ‘nerds’ look like? Well honestly, pretty darn awesome! This rainbow geek chic wedding in Cambridge really is very cool.

Photography: Lina and Tom

Fine Art Floral Wedding Inspiration with Mauve and Blush Tones

Bride holding large bouquet with mauve and blush flowers and foliage

The gentle colour palette of soft mauve and blush tones creates an oh-so elegant feel to this wedding styling concept. There are plenty of chic details that build up a portrait of the day, and these styling ideas are easy to recreate for your own wedding day.

Photography: D’Arcy Benincosa Photography

Sparkling Celestial Wedding Inspiration

Bride sitting on crescent moon

Celestial designs are a big thing right now. There’s an abundance of star and moon designs available for just about all aspects of life, from clothing to homeware, stationery to garden elements. Celestial designs make the most amazing wedding concept too, as you’ll see from these styling ideas.

Photography: Cornelia Lietz

A Merribee Wedding with a 70’s Disco Vibe

Bride and groom in front of gold sparkly backdrop with disco ball

This wedding is super-cool. I mean, come on… a dog in a tux, the groom in a white suit and the bride with two outfits including a fabulous silver jumpsuit; these three things alone make for a REALLY cool wedding, right?! And the best thing? The wedding has a 70’s disco vibe!

Photography: Lara Hotz Photography

Hellebore and Quartz Crystal Wedding Styling

Wedding table styling with hellebore and quartz crystals

I am in awe of this beautiful hellebore and quartz crystal wedding styling concept. Every time I look at these pictures I can’t help but smile, and I hope they make you feel the same way.

Photography: Diana Frohmueller

A Garden Wedding at Home with Two Ceremonies

Wedding ceremony seating outside orangery at Langtons House

Leanne and Nick enjoyed a magnificent wedding with the reception in the garden of their own beautiful home in Romford, Essex. The couple chose the Orangery at Langtons House for their legal wedding ceremony, which was the start of their garden affair.

Photography: Danielle Smith Photography

Colourful Floral Wedding Styling with a Boho Vibe

Rustic long long wedding table with colourful flowers

If, like me, you love flowers, these colourful images captured by Youri Claessens will take you to floral heaven. Not only did Youri photograph these styling ideas, but he also designed and styled the concept too.

Photography: Youri Claessens Fotografie

A Colourful Kate Spade Inspired Wedding

Invitations and flowers for colourful Kate Spade inspired wedding

I absolutely adore Kate Spade’s designs, and I’m still in shock about her death earlier this year. Her designs offer great inspiration for wedding styling, and I totally fell in love with Maureen and Richard’s beautiful Kate Spade inspired garden party wedding.

Photography: Dana Cubbage Weddings

A Wedding with Geometric Details and Colourful Florals

Wedding top table with hanging floral installation above

What happens when a very talented wedding planner and floral designer gets married? An explosion of colour and incredible flowers is what happens! Terri didn’t want her wedding to look like her ‘work’, so she went all out and created such an awesome wedding full of colourful florals and modern geometric details.

Photography: Sarah Eubanks Photography

Romantic and Elegant Yellow Wedding Styling

Bride sat on lawn with dress pulled out around her

When you think of the colour yellow, what emotions does it evoke? For me it brings feelings of summer, the warm sun, soft sand and happiness. That’s exactly why I love this styling concept; quite simply, it makes me happy! You might think that yellow wedding styling could be too bold, but when it’s a soft, delicate shade, yellow can be understated, romantic and elegant.

Photography: Jeremy Chou Photography

A Pretty Lavender and Silver Wedding in a Country Pub

Bridal bouquet with pink flowers, thistles and daisies

Alyx and Cam’s Lincolnshire wedding is full of really lovely little touches which show that you don’t have to have a huge, lavish wedding if that’s not your thing. The couple chose a lavender and silver wedding colour palette for their styling, and with pops of pink it really looks beautiful.

Photography: BGS Weddings

Simple, Romantic Garden Wedding Inspiration

Wedding table with striped runners and floral centrepieces

I’m so in love with this romantic garden wedding inspiration shoot… it’s making me long for summer when we can enjoy the outdoors and al fresco dining! These simple styling ideas for an elegant garden party are so dreamy; I just know you will love them as much as I do.

Photography: Christine Gosch

Romantic Peach Wedding Styling Ideas

Ice sculpture

Pinterest is awash with inspiring images of beautiful peach wedding ideas, but as the idea behind this shoot came from a painting, these ideas are so unique that you probably won’t find anything with such splendour. Throw in the backdrop of Beverly Hills and you know this is going to be special!

Photography: Koman Photography

Elegant Grey Winter Wedding Styling

Bride standing next to table with grey wedding styling

Husky grey, soft blue and silver combine for this elegant grey winter wedding styling inspiration, the perfect colour palette to create a serene look for a winter wedding. Couples looking for dreamy winter wedding ideas full of fine art details will love this beautiful shoot.

Photography: Melanie Nedelko Photography

Cactus Wedding Styling with a Rock ‘n’ Roll Vibe

Bride and groom in greenhouse full of cactuses

Cactuses are being featured all over the place right now, including in wedding styling, and I for one love them. They are a quirky alternative to traditional wedding flowers, and perfect if you’re looking for ways to add botanical touches to your wedding.

Photography: Diana Frohmueller Photography

I am so excited about the inspirational features and latest bridal collections we have coming up in the New Year, you will be immersed in wedding heaven!

Don’t forget that in the middle of January voting will open for The Wedding Community’s ‘Picture of the Year 2018’ competition. It’s certainly going to be hard to choose a favourite from the 12 ‘Picture of the Month’ winners!

Wishing you all a very happy New Year.

Kim x

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