Modern Floral and Foodie Hen Party

Two of my loves in this world are flowers and food, so I just had to feature Kate’s splendid modern floral and foodie hen party. If you’d like to do something a bit different, these wonderful ideas should inspire you for your own girlie celebrations.

Forget 80s dance classes or cocktail making and think outside of the box when it comes to planning a hen party. If the bride is a foodie then how about planning the ultimate foodie affair? Now that’s my kind of party!

Girls having fun at foodie hen party

Abundant Blooms

Kate, the beautiful bride-to-be, had the most spectacular and fun hen party, with all the details perfectly captured by Long Way Home Photography. The venue, The Farm Yarra Valley, was styled in a modern black and lilac palette. Abundant blooms and statement furniture created an elegant look, and to tie in with the modern floral theme, flower chairs formed part of the lawn lounge area, the perfect spot to take in the view.

Outdoor seating area at hen party

Table flowers Flower petal chair

Long table for hen party

Long table with items needed to make flower crowns Scissors

Craft items needed to make flower crown

Bar at The Farm Yarra Valley

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Romantic Elopement Inspiration at Lowndes Grove Plantation

Today’s beautiful styled shoot mixes traditional elegance with a hint or glamour and a whole lot of romance. Perfect for a modern, romantic elopement or intimate wedding, these styling ideas really capture the imagination.

The imposing mansion of Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, USA, is the backdrop for these fairytale ideas. Within this refined setting the scenic beauty of the Lowcountry unfolds with panoramic views along the waterfront.

Blush and peach wedding table styling

The florals are the focal delight of the table styling. Pretty blush, pink and peach flowers help create an intimate feel to the tablescape. The free-form arrangements sit upon delicately draped, flowing table linen, laid with classic plates with matching napkins. Taper candles in gold candle stick holders finish the charming look perfectly.

The floral table arrangements coordinate delightfully with the bride’s posy style bouquet. Her style is very elegant, yet relaxed, with a chic white wedding dress from BHLDN worn with a romantic long flowing cape.

If you dream of eloping to far away shores with the one you love, then I hope you fall in love with these romantic styling ideas by Tristan Needham Design, captured by Carlos Hernandez Photography.

Intimate Environment

“Carlos and I met a couple years back at another workshop, and knew it would be fun to collaborate again. Carlos wanted to travel to the south east, so we decided to take the plunge and shoot for a small/intimate workshop environment.

“We chose a venue that was inherently southern, yet had the potential to photograph with a fresh and new modern eye. Lowndes Grove was the perfect fit, not only for it’s stately architecture and lush marsh view, but also for the kind demeanour the folks at Patrick Properties have shown me over the years.

“Soon after choosing a date, we compiled a team of amazing vendors who are leaders of their craft. The warmth and camaraderie from the day I think shows through in the photos, and Carlos and I could not be happier with how smoothly the day ran.”

Bride doing make-up in mirror

Bride in dressing gown standing by door Bride in dressing gown standing in doorway

Detail on top of sleeve of bride's dressing gown

Bride with updo hairstyle Bride turning head to look at camera

Bride in dressing gown sitting by window

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Copper and Wood Urban Wedding Inspiration

Copper, wood, beautiful florals and a whole lot of pretty – tick! This wedding inspiration shoot set in Halifax, Nova Scotia, shows how you can combine copper and wood for a really cool urban wedding styling look.

This styling is perfect for a warehouse or urban loft wedding venue, or indeed any venue with a blank canvas for you to style. The creative team worked their magic to create a plethora of awesome wedding styling ideas that are simple and easy to recreate for your own big day.

The tablescape takes centre stage for this theme. Chunky wooden tables are laid with chic white square plates with copper coloured napkins and a copper geometric menu on top, ornate copper cutlery, votives and plant holders. This simple design works so well and creates a modern urban look, finished perfectly with clear ghost chairs at each place setting.

Copper pots of flowers down centre of wooden wedding table

The florals are so beautiful. I especially love the bridal bouquet with white chrysanthemums, white and peach roses and white lilac surrounded by pretty eucalyptus. Not only are the colours beautiful together, it must smell divine!

There are many copper geometric details incorporated into this styling; from the menu cards and cute heart on the wedding invitation and place name cards, to the glass box for the cards and the copper wire shapes that accentuate the florals.

The cool two-tier wedding cake follows the theme too, with copper leaf around the top. I love the rosemary sprigs around the bottom, giving a nod to its rustic charm.

There are so many amazing details in this shoot. I hope you enjoy looking through these fabulous pictures by La Vie In Pictures.

Urban Feel

“The inspiration for our shoot came after Kiss The Bride opened a new location in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We wanted to highlight the beauty of Downtown Halifax. As it’s such a diverse and fantastic city the possibilities for a beautiful wedding are endless.

“We wanted to keep an urban feel to the shoot, so used copper, wood and brick to achieve this. The floral designs played off these materials, and yes, that is a real artichoke in the bridal bouquet! Our models, a real married couple, were celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary, so being part of the shoot was a real treat for them.”

Bride holding bouquet in front of brick wall

Bride holding peach, white and green bouquet with artichoke

Bride and groom in front of wedding car

Bridal bouquet on bonnet of Cadillac wedding car Copper spokes on wheel of Cadillac

Cadillac letters

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Fine Art Floral Wedding Inspiration with Mauve and Blush Tones

Happy summer holidays for those of you with children. I’m looking forward to spending days in the sun with our girls, making memories and having fun. Of course, I know I will probably have days when I’m pulling my hair out! If you’re having some ‘you time’, checking out the latest wedding inspiration, then today I have the loveliest floral wedding inspiration for you, curated by Gatherist and photographed by D’Arcy Benincosa Photography.

Fine Art photographer D’Arcy Benincosa runs ‘The PATH Workshop‘ for photographers and other wedding professionals. In these workshops she teaches how to create and capture wedding styling details to share with the world. For each, D’Arcy curates a cohesive and collaborative team and conceptualises the shoots so that photographers, stylists and florists alike can learn new skills.

Three brides in white and blush wedding dresses holding bouquets

Dreamy Floral Inspiration

For this shoot D’Arcy dedicated her PATH workshop to spring awakening, creating this ethereal and dreamy floral wedding inspiration. 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.

The floral designs, created by Sarah Winward, are of course the centre of attention for this shoot. Soft mauve and blush create the perfect colour combination and work beautifully with an almost burgundy foliage, creating a subtle contrast. Snake’s head fritillary and hellebores create such visual delight within the arrangements and bouquets.

Small wedding table with grey tablecloth and tulle runner

Elegant wedding tablescape with mauve and blush flowers

Candle, bottle and red leaves from floral wedding table display

Simple, elegant wedding place setting with light grey napkin

Single stem with pink flowers on wedding table

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Modern Urban Loft Wedding Styling

An urban loft, romantic details and a whole lot of pretty… If you’re looking for ways to style a blank canvas space then you are sure to adore these wedding styling ideas.

This modern urban loft wedding styling includes minimalist white details, rustic edge wedding stationery with modern print, a beautiful yet simplistic tablescape and elegant bridal style. The dusty blush tones of the floral designs, together with the dark green foliage, are the perfect colour palette to bring the stark white walls of the loft to life.

Dark wood and metal tables and chairs are the base for the beautiful floral arrangements, with chic white plates, rose gold cutlery and a simple white tulle table runner completing the look.

Plain white wedding cake in front of foliage backdrop

I adore the colours of the floral arrangements and bouquet. Hellebores feature heavily, and these on-trend blooms make a beautiful addition to any bridal flowers. An arch background is a great way to brighten up a wall or make a focal point, and I love the foliage arch used in this shoot. The whole vibe is modern and romantic with a touch of rustic charm.

Neutral make-up and effortless hair, along with the absolutely stunning wedding dress ‘Stevie’ by Made With Love Bridal, creates a natural and elegant bridal style. I just love this wedding dress. The nude underlay beautifully highlights the unique handmade lace – it’s so gorgeous!!

Huge thanks to Ben Yew Photography for sharing these beautiful fine art pictures of this modern urban loft wedding styling. Grab and cuppa and enjoy scrolling though these fabulous ideas.

Modern and Romantic

“Brought together with modern and romantic elements, this styled shoot focused on the merging of modern clean lines and soft feminine details.

“Geometric shapes and the subtleness of blind embossing inspired the minimalistic design of the backdrop, cake and stationery. The colour palette of soft dusty blush tones and the layering of delicate foliages and organic blooms added to the romantic feel of the setting.

“Our bride wore an effortlessly romantic gown made of delicate lace and soft nude tones. Her loose twisted bun hairstyle and soft romantic make-up with a hint of a blush tones completed her feminine, simple look.

“All the elements blend together seamlessly to inspire modern brides with a love for organic and delicate details.”

Wedding table and foliage backdrop in urban loft space

Elegant bride

Wooden wedding table and chairs with metal legs

Bride sitting at wedding table in urban loft space

Bride with updo hairstyle

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