My first glimpse of this fabulous styled wedding shoot was a picture of the bouquet on the Hibiscus and Hodge Facebook page. From the first time I saw this breathtaking oversized bouquet in warm autumnal colours I fell in love with this styling concept. Then I found out the shoot took place in my home town of Devizes at the beautiful Town Hall and I loved it even more!
Coordinated by Lucinda from Devizes Venues and talented local make-up artist Karina Scoffield, these ideas have been beautifully captured by Rose & Fay Photography. Although the styling uses rich autumnal colours it would work for a wedding in any season as a mix of bright colours pop through the rich tones to give real depth and interest.
With beautiful wedding dresses and wonderfully opulent styling ideas, this shoot is one of my favourite styled shoots we’ve featured recently. I hope you love these ideas as much as I do.
Warm, Rich Autumnal Colours
“This styled shoot took place in the Assembly Room of the historic Devizes Town Hall, a beautiful Georgian listed building. We wanted to reflect the regency grandeur of the room, with its Adams style ceiling, magnificent chandeliers and infinity mirrors.
“Full of warm, rich colours, this inspiration has an almost Avant Garde feel to it. The styling team used beautiful, rich and warm autumnal colours, giving the look a very indulgent and opulent wow factor.
“The venue’s historic architecture inspired the autumnal hues and gorgeous floral arrangements. The seasonal and naturally elegant floral design included a touch of whimsical romance to tie in with the graceful dresses and dramatic silhouettes of the millinery. Using bronzed bracken pampas grass and poppy seed heads, all sourced from the local countryside, inspired a feeling of merging the outdoors with the indoors, and a mix of dried and fresh florals added texture.
“Tones of deep pink, vibrant orange, cerise, burgundy and bronze contrasted the serene blue colour of the Town Hall. The flowers included a mix of cappuccino and black baccarat roses, delicate pink and yellow orchids, burgundy ranunculus and chrysanthemums, all mixed with shades of mango, with astrantia and wax flower chosen to add texture.”
Elegance and Grace
“We used the stunning harp, the epitome of elegance and grace, as one of the focal ideas. Classical but devastatingly beautiful, its colours blended with the rich colours and tied in with the overall look. It also provided a wonderful treat for the team.
“Dresses supplied by the luxury bridal boutique Willoughby and Wolf, provided a timeless elegance. Moving away from your typical wedding gown look, they were all hand-picked for their distinctive designs. Exquisite detailing gave a royal, timeless look, yet with an experimental and unorthodox approach to the typical bride.
“The use of bridal hats to complete some of the looks gave an extra level of elegance. They made the looks spring out into the most spectacular finish, giving the overall bridal styling an ultra-chic alternative to the veil.
“What an amazing day to showcase Devizes Venues and our amazing local wedding suppliers.”
Photography: Rose and Fay Photography
Shoot Location: Devizes Town Hall Assembly Room
Coordination and Make-Up: Karina Scoffield Make-up Artist
Coordination: Lucinda Brent of Devizes Venues
Styling: I Do Weddings
Wedding Dresses: Willoughby & Wolf Bridal Boutique
Hats: Joan Pressley Hats
Flowers: Hibiscus and Hodge Flowers
Stationery: Pastel Designs
Harpist: Siona Stockel