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

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A Copper Themed Wedding at Coworth Park

Cindy and Thomas’ beautiful copper themed wedding took place at the stunning Coworth Park in Ascot. I’m sure many brides-to-be dream of a wedding venue with beautiful gardens, and Cindy and Thomas made the most of the fabulous grounds with an intimate outdoor ceremony.

As you’ll know, copper is a big wedding trend. The copper styling Cindy and Thomas created works so well with the backdrop of the venue.

They used cute copper wire letters of their initials and copper painted picture frames to style their guest book table. Their wedding cake included a copper tier, they placed a copper favour box on every other ceremony chair, and their place names were a gorgeous copper bar tied delicately to the menu card. Everything was copper… who knew you can get photo booth props in copper too? Even the inside of Cindy’s gorgeous Ted Baker wedding shoes were copper – I have serious shoe envy!

Table with baskets of wedding flowers and copper wire letters

Cindy and Thomas really thought about their styling details and made sure that every little detail was just so. I hope you enjoy this magnificent wedding, captured by Masha Unwerth, and get loads of inspiration for styling your own copper themed wedding.

Two Weddings

“Thomas and I met 10 years ago when we were both working in the same hotel. I had just started and he was very persistent in getting me to go out for a date with him… I finally agreed and we have been together ever since!

“Thomas is French so we ended up having two weddings, not even a week apart. Our immediate French family travelled to the UK on the Monday for our wedding at Coworth, and then we travelled to France with my family to do it all over again on the Saturday with the rest of our French family and friends.”

Coworth park

Coworth Park garden

Copper themed wedding stationery

Children's wedding activity book

Wedding dress hanging from tree at Coworth Park

Ted Baker wedding shoes with copper insole

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A Marble, Copper and Pink Himalayan Salt Styled Wedding

If you’ve never seen or even heard of pink Himalayan salt before now then you are in for a real treat, as this awesome wedding if full of it. Erica and Kevin wowed their guests with wedding styling which included modern marble, copper and pink Himalayan salt details. As soon as I saw the beautiful pictures by Abby Grace Photography I fell in love with this styling.

I’m going to hold my hands up and say I have never seen pink Himalayan Salt before now, but quite frankly it’s incredible. It’s claimed the rose quartz-hued ancient salt crystals have great health benefits, and when made into decorative items it is something very special.

Wedding table with marble, copper and pink Himalayan salt styling

Modern Details

Erica and Kevin used beautiful pink Himalayan salt for an amazing escort card display of shot glasses, candle votives and as the plate chargers at their place settings on the top table. What a wonderful item to keep as a wedding memento.

They used marble patterns to contrast the modern rose quartz hues, including in their fabulous two tier wedding cake, table runners, invitations and menu cards. There are dazzling pops of copper throughout the styling too, with gorgeous modern cutlery, sparkling candle votives and fabulous tall structures that play host to spectacular floral displays that bring the room to life.

I adore the flowers used in this wedding. Erica’s bridal bouquet is full to the brim with roses, peonies, astilbes, dahlias, and black ball cornflowers. And it’s not often you see a bride and groom wearing matching shoes! Erica and Kevin both wore Stubbs and Wootton smoking loafers. Customised with a nod to their political views, each had their respective parties on the top!

This black tie celebration combines creativity and the most elegant Washington backdrop. Abby Grace’s pictures of Erica and Kevin’s wedding are a delight, and I hope you love them as much as I do.

Wedding dress

Wedding stationery with marble and copper details Coffee cups with personalised sleeves and dog biscuits

Bride putting on earring

Groom's accessories

Groom reading note from bride before wedding

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A 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.

In true Kate Spade style this wedding has a classic black and white vibe. There’s an abundance of bold monogram detailing, black and white stripes, and black bridesmaid dresses to complement Maureen’s beautiful white wedding dress. To contrast the black and white concept the couple added so many colourful, citrusy florals and gold accents to the mix, giving this garden party wedding such charm.

Invitations and flowers for colourful Kate Spade inspired wedding

Maureen and Richard dedicated so much care and attention to their special day. I love a bold colour palette for a summer wedding, and the pink, orange and green colours work perfectly with the black and white. The tablescapes are fabulous, with white table linen, white china plates set with a modern black and white menu, and gorgeous blooms that take centre stage. Cute little details pop up throughout too. Gold details add a pop of opulence to the styling, including gold pineapples, Mr & Mrs chair signs, candle votives and vases.

Spectacular, colourful florals feature heavily throughout the wedding, in beautiful bouquets, table flowers, and also in the garden area. This outdoor area made a wonderful chill-out lounge for guests to enjoy.

If you’re looking for colourful wedding ideas for our own big day, then you will love these Kate Spade inspired ideas. I hope you enjoy looking through Dana Cubbage Wedding’s beautiful pictures of Maureen and Richard’s big day.

Kate Spade Meets Garden Wedding

“We wanted our wedding to be polished yet fun, with tons of classic, Southern accents. Our design aesthetic was ‘Kate Spade meets garden wedding’, and we used lots of bold black and white stripes, pops of gold, and tons of bright flowers. It was important to us to use unique flowers and flower combinations too, instead of using the same old flowers.

Gold Kate Spade wedding shoes

Jo Malone perfume

Wedding earrings Bridal bracelet

Essense of Australia wedding dress

Bright pink flower buttonholes

Bride approaching groom for first look

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A Natural, Relaxed Village Hall Wedding

Today I’m sharing pictures from a beautiful, relaxed wedding in the Norfolk countryside. Jess and Tom’s wedding style was rustic and elegant, with so many pretty details. Jess created a lot of the wedding details herself, including the stationery and table decorations; she is very talented!

I really love Jess’ bridal bouquet. Full of foliage, it works so well with the rustic vibe. Their reception venue, a local village hall, provided a great space to style with rustic wedding decor, including a cool pallet bar, wooden seating plan, hessian bunting, lanterns and beautiful rectangular tables with white wooden chairs.

Bride holding bouquet in air as she walks in field with groom

Jess’ bridal style is so relaxed. Her lace Monsoon wedding dress is absolutely gorgeous and shows that you don’t need to spend thousands on the perfect dress. The blush pink bridesmaid dresses from Next really complement Jess’ lacy number too.

If you’re looking for wedding inspiration that’s natural and rustic but with a modern twist then you’ll love these wonderful ideas, captured by Grace Elizabeth.

Special

“Tom and I met through a mutual friend when we went out for a meal.

“Tom’s proposal was cute and relaxed by the river near my parents’ house; a route we’d very often walked. We’d spoken about getting engaged but I had no idea it would happen! That made it even more special.”

Wedding dress hanging in tree

Close up of flowers and foliage in bridal bouquet

Earrings

Bride having hair done

Bride's mother fastening bride's necklace

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