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

Gold bridal shoes White bridal shoes Bridal shoes with laces


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Bride and groom holding hands outside building at Sugnall Walled Garden

‘Outdoor Romance’ English Countryside Wedding Styling

Love is in the air today with the pictures of this incredibly beautiful ‘Outdoor Romance’ wedding inspiration.

When Emma Jane Weddings sent me the pictures of this styled shoot, I smiled to myself. One because the styling is delightful, and two because the couple in the shoot are a recently engaged ‘real’ couple. Their love really shines through in these pictures – so lovely.

Bride and groom holding hands outside building at Sugnall Walled Garden

If you are thinking of having an English countryside style wedding these ideas will really inspire you. The styling is so pretty and romantic, and the colour pallet of ivory, green, blush and a touch of gold really complements the look.

Deborah of Scott Weddings captured this ‘Outdoor Romance’ styling so perfectly. She even managed to get pictures of the cute dogs, erm, behaving themselves!

Countryside, Rural Feel

“The inspiration for our Outdoor Romance shoot came from a cup of tea and cake (obviously) during a visit to Sugnall Walled Garden. I love everything quintessentially English, and what’s more perfect than a beautiful walled garden in rural Staffordshire.

“Although there is a marquee on site, the Peach House caught my eye as a beautiful space, so it’s here we created our tablescape. Keen to stick with the Pantone colour of the year, Greenery, I had Breige, our incredible florist, provide a table runner that sat atop a gorgeous silk runner from Kate Cullen. This really added some texture and movement to the look whilst keeping it very feminine. Jen from Mary Loves Bob created the golden pears and stationery which really added to the countryside, rural feel.

Sugnall Walled Garden

Bridal bouquet and Wellington boots

Peach House at Sugnall Walled Garden

Rustic English countryside styled wedding table

The Peach House sign on wedding table

Grey plate and foliage at wedding place setting


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Bride holding bouquet standing in front of brightly coloured flower wall

Bright, Colourful Art School Wedding Styling

I’m in love with EVERY detail of this fabulous ‘Art School’ styled wedding shoot. These styling ideas are bright, bold, contemporary and bang on trend.

These pictures by the very talented Amanda Karen Photography showcase the modern art ideas beautifully. There are a lot of painted details within this styling you could recreate if you are going for a handmade/DIY wedding.

Bride holding bouquet standing in front of brightly coloured flower wall

There is an almost tropical feel to the details. I love the fabulous tissue paper flower and large palm leaf arrangements, and incredible floral wall (again, it’s all tissue paper flowers).

If you are crafty you could use a similar ‘art’ theme to make your wedding look spectacular.

What do you think… cool or what?

Bright, Clashing Colours

“Every time Erin from Way Out Wedding comes to me with an idea it’s always out there and a bit different, and I can’t say no! I love planning and styling weddings and shoots that are away from the norm and that have an upbeat energy to them.

“We wanted an art style that was different to the fine art wedding shoots we’d seen before. The main focus was to have bright, clashing colours and an infusion of carnival! We contacted Amanda Karen Photography as I’d worked with her on a shoot in Paris and knew she’d bring a real sense of fun to the shoot. As usual she’s captured everything brilliantly.”

Pink Hues

“The cake and the stationery worked brilliantly together on this shoot. Susie of SK Cakes worked together with Tayjal of Mani’s Creative, who designed our stationery suite, and what they came up with worked so well. They experimented with paint and pulling out key elements such as texture and flamingo pink hues to create a clashing, arty palette. The cake clashed so well in front of the pale pink wallpaper backdrop.

Colourful wedding cake surrounded by brightly coloured flowers

Shard wedding cake topper Art style smudged colour effect on wedding cake

Wedding cake with colourful arty detail

Brightly coloured tissue paper flowers

Bright mainly pink wedding stationery on art board


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Happily Ever After sign at The Refinery at Regents Place

Copper and Botanical Wedding Styling

Botanical wedding styling is one of our favourite trends. Swapping traditional floral arrangements for beautiful succulents and lush foliage helps achieve a fresh, modern take on rustic d├ęcor.

Another big wedding styling trend is metal – lots of metal. Rose gold, copper, pewter… it’s all on trend right now. Mix these two together and you get the most incredible, beautiful, modern wedding styling.

Happily Ever After sign at The Refinery at Regents Place

Amanda Karen Photography’s pictures of this copper and botanical wedding shoot are fabulous. The creative team has created such a visual delight with these ideas, and the colour pallet of green and copper is so modern and has a real sense of luxury…

Urban Luxury

“With this styled shoot we wanted to show modern brides how they can have a luxurious wedding in a more urban/industrial setting. Brides are so used to seeing huge manor houses or wistful garden locations for this look, but we wanted to show how it can also work in a really urban location such as a Central London bar. The Refinery by Drake and Morgan was the perfect fit.

The Refinery at Regents Place sign

Shelves behind bar at The Refinery at Regents Place

Hanging copper lights Hanging lighting in The Refinery at Regents Place

Copper lights

Shelves at The Refinery at Regents Place

“We wanted copper as the main metal because couples frequently ask how how to incorporate the copper trend. The succulents were important too, to soften the masculine edge that copper can bring to a tablescape.”

Wedding table with foliage hanging above


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Groom holding bride's arm up as she twirls

Urban Watercolour Wedding Styling

Watercolour is a big trend right now, not just in wedding styling but everywhere we look… and we love it.

The wedding styling ideas in this sensational urban watercolour shoot evoke a feeling of calm and tranquillity amongst the hustle and bustle of the city setting. The beautiful pastel colour palette works so well with the herbs that bring the outside in.

Groom holding bride's arm up as she twirls

So fresh and modern, this styling would work for weddings in almost any type of venue, not just urban venues, and in any season… that’s the great thing about herbs!

Huge thanks to Amanda Karen Photography and the team for sharing such fabulous wedding inspiration.

Luxurious and Stylish

“This styled shoot was inspired by the growing trend for urban weddings in London while maintaining a luxurious and stylish feel. Watercolour touches added softness to the industrial surroundings of Drake and Morgan at Kings Cross, through the use of silk linens, stunning stationery and a beautifully watercolour painted cake.”

Watercolour wedding stationery

Drake and Morgan at King's Cross

Wedding dress hanging

Groom's drink

Groom in bar at Drake and Morgan at King's Cross Groom's buttonhole


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