Bride sitting in bath tub

Luxury Wedding Styling with a Rich Colour Palette

The line ‘we loved with a love that was more than a love’ from Edgar Allan Poe’s poem ‘Annabel Lee’ inspired Amanda Karen to create this incredible luxury styled shoot. The styling details are opulent and romantic, and the backdrop of Hedsor House in Buckinghamshire is perfect.

Bride sitting in bath tub

I love the dark, luxurious colours that play against the pink styling touches – the black wedding cake, black wine glasses, the brides’ dark smokey eye make-up and lipstick, and the incredible deep purple wedding dress; just look at that dress!

If you are looking to move away from the traditional wedding colour pallets I’m sure you’ll love these ideas as much as I do…

“The inspiration behind this shoot founded on the Edgar Allan Poe poem ‘Annabel Lee’, in particular the line ‘we loved with a love that was more than a love’.”

Hedsor House

Hedsor House gallery

Elegant chairs

Lamp Curtain tassels

Gallery and skylight at Hedsor House

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Bride and groom standing by lake at Quantock Lakes

A Rustic Wedding at Quantock Lakes

Quantock Lakes in Somerset provided the most serene setting for Natalie and Thomas’ beautiful wedding. The couple chose a rustic theme for their wedding styling using wooden discs, mini milk pails, Gin bottles with dripped candle wax and personalised wooden heart confetti as part of their table decor.

We love the choice of flowers for this rustic wedding, especially the bold craspedia – we do love a wedding with Billy buttons!

Bride and groom standing by lake at Quantock Lakes

Thomas and Natalie’s wedding styling is so beautiful and the stand-out detail of this wedding is the incredible 4ft floral LOVE sign… wow!

Thomas Frost Photography has done an incredible job capturing the fabulous details of this wedding and tell the story of the day…

Fresh, Rustic Feel

“We loved that Quantock Lakes had lots of natural light open space and a lovely fresh, rustic feel. The views around the venue were amazing too.

Bridal party preparations

Wedding dress close up

Bridal shoe with flower detail

Buttonhole with craspedia

Make-up artist doing bride's wedding make-up


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Bride and groom in grounds of Rivervale Barn

A Rustic Country Wedding with Wooden Details

We feature a lot of amazing weddings on The Wedding Community, and they all make me smile with joy for various reasons. Today’s real wedding is the most special of them all… because this is the wedding of my little sister, Laura, and my now brother-in-law Deane. It was such an amazing day!

Laura and Deane married at Rivervale Barn in Hampshire. I hadn’t had the pleasure of visiting the venue before, but WOW – it’s incredible! This stunning venue was the perfect backdrop for their rustic, country style wedding.

Bride and groom in grounds of Rivervale Barn

Laura and Deane made fabulous wooden decor as part of their styling, which was one of the main talking points of the day with the guests. Cute little wooden laser engraved birds as place names/favours for each guest, wooden table numbers, cake topper, and giant wooden initial letters were just some of the amazing styling details. They also made a heart-tree guest book for guests to sign.

The little touches around the barn really made this wedding so personal, such as the pictures of their relationship so far strung around the pillars of the barn.

During the day guests were treated to yummy canapés and the most delicious food (the BEST fillet beef EVER!) by Galloping Gourmet, the caterers at Rivervale Barn.

In the evening guests enjoyed the fun wedding party and packed out the photo booth all night! The pictures from the booth were stuck straight into a book for each guest to write a message next to their picture.

These gorgeous pictures from Michelle Lindsell show just how beautifully styled Laura and Deane’s wedding was. It was an absolute pleasure to be part of their special day…

Natural, Country Look

“We knew we wanted our wedding to be simple and rustic, and as Rivervale Barn is already such a beautiful venue we didn’t have to try very hard. For a natural, country look, we used vintage birdcages as the base of our theme, with cream, blush pink, wood and hessian details.

“We kept the ceremony room very simple, styling with white wicker hearts hung from the beams, large lanterns with candles down the aisle, and small bunches of flowers on the end of every other row of chairs. We decorated the table at the front with glass tealights, handmade wooden LOVE letters, a blush pink rose garland and a sprinkle of blush confetti.”

Rivervale Barn courtyard

Rivervale Barn keyring hanging from key in door

Rivervale Barn bridal suit with wedding dress hanging from beam

Bridesmaid and flower girl dresses hanging from beam

Personalised coat-hanger

Detail on strap of bridesmaid dress


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Bride and groom walking down country road

A Relaxed Winter Wedding in a Pub

An amazing pair of glittery Christian Louboutin shoes feature in today’s fabulous winter woodland styled wedding… oh, and a pub!

Jade and Danny wanted an informal affair so The Alma Inn was the perfect venue. This quaint, intimate country pub, with its roaring fires and rustic charm, was an amazing setting for their big day. The ‘winter woodland’ wedding styling featured hessian runners and sashes, winter flowers and pine cones, wood slices and lots of candles to add to the ambiance.

Bride and groom walking down country road

To complement the styling, the groomsmen wore trendy tweed suits, with Danny wearing his with a burgundy bow tie. Jade wore a lovely faux fur wrap which looked incredible against the backdrop of the surrounding rolling hills.

Rachel Joyce Photography’s pictures of Jade and Danny’s wedding tell the story of their day beautifully…

“When we began the planning process we started with a strong idea of what we didn’t want. Nothing too grand or formal; it was our day and we would do it exactly how we wanted. It was important to us both that we had a relaxed (but well organised so we could relax) day surrounded by our closest family and friends. So an intimate venue with only the traditions we really wanted were a must.

Intimate Country Gem

“I’d always thought I wanted a summer wedding; it was Danny who suggested winter. Although not entirely set upon the season we began visiting venues. When we visited our very first venue, The Alma Inn, in late November 2016, we knew it was the one. An intimate little country gem filled with lots of quirky features, Chesterfield sofas and roaring open fires. The breakfast room, with its beautiful beams and pastel colour scheme, was the perfect space for the ceremony and wedding breakfast.

The Alma Inn sign

Wedding dress hanging on wardrobe

Sparkly Christian Louboutin wedding shoes

Winter wedding bouquet

Coat hanger with bridesmaid's name on it

Bridesmaid sitting on bed


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Bride and groom on street in Antigua, Guatemala

A Colourful Wedding in Antigua, Guatemala

When wedding planner Pilu of Dream Events sent us the pictures by Alejandro Sandoval of this wedding we knew we had to feature it. Not only is this wedding fabulously colourful, but we’ve never featured a wedding in Guatemala before.

Bride and groom on street in Antigua, Guatemala

Sindy and Carlos’s wedding is full of Guatemalan culture; the historical church where the ceremony took place, the incredible textiles (you have to see the bride’s shoes!) and the Zacapa rum that was poured into the guests’ mouths during the evening festivities.

So vibrant and fun – just fabulous!

“Carlos and Sindy’s typical Guatemalan wedding took place in Antigua. It’s a colourful, magical and very peculiar village at the skirts of the grandiose volcano, Volcán de Agua.

Bridal shoes with bright stitched patterned heel

Bride having make-up done

Bride looking at camera as she has make-up done

Bride standing at window as bridesmaids pull out train of her dress

Bride looking out of window


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