‘Plantation Chic’ Palm and Gold Tropical Wedding Styling

Tropical wedding styling is still one of my favourite concepts, and I adore these palm and gold styling ideas captured so beautifully by Amanda Karen Photography. Curated by the super talented Always Andri and Flamboyant Invites, every minute detail of this ‘Plantation Chic’ styled shoot has been so carefully planned and beautifully executed.

A variety of palm leaves and ferns form the main element of the styling, adorning the beautiful Holland Park Orangery and tablescape. The large potted palms lining the centre of the table work beautifully under the high ceilings of the orangery, and small varieties in pots and vases intermingle along the table and on the floor. The use of palms at different heights makes such a splendid display.

The palm and gold theme flows through every detail, from the fabulous wedding stationery to the magnificent wedding cakes displayed so beautifully. And wait until you see the gorgeous bridal bouquet!

Everything about this shoot is modern, chic and oh so stylish…

Bride in Holland Park Orangery

Plantation Chic

“Bringing the warmth and scents of lush tropical plants to the city, whatever the weather, was the inspiration for this wedding shoot. Our palm and gold theme offers a ‘Plantation Chic’ style concept where muted tones, beautiful tropical foliage, bare wood, white and touches of antique gold take the tropical wedding theme trend in a completely different direction .

“The theme harps back to the Victorian era, when many Orangeries and glasshouses were built to protect citrus trees from the winter weather. The Orangery at Holland Park is a wonderful and beautiful example of this type of building.

“Flamboyant Invites’ faded Coco Palm stationery provided the creative spark for the shoot, styled by Always Andri and beautifully captured by Amanda Karen. White iced cakes incorporated tropical leaf sugar work, and distinctive foliage set ups and table arrangements included both real and artificial foliage and plants. Set within the stunning backdrop of Holland Park’s Orangery, the details reflected the concept perfectly.

“Finally, Truvelle’s bridal gowns exude a timeless and simple elegance, and make the perfect for choice for a wedding at home or abroad.”

Outside Holland Park Orangery

Wedding stationery with tropical palm leaf design

Coco Palm stationery by Flamboyant Invites

Palm leaf envelope liner

Wedding table with tropical palm styling

Wedding table styled with tropical palm leaves

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Bride holding colourful bouquet under hanging floral arrangement

Bright and Bold Urban Tribal Wedding Styling

Today’s magnificent urban tribal wedding inspiration will brighten your day. We’ve featured a lot of autumn and winter wedding ideas recently so I wanted to break it up a little with a burst of colour.

The team behind this shoot, lead by the very talented Carmela Weddings, chose a warehouse in Brixton as the perfect setting for these urban tribal styling ideas. A warehouse is the perfect blank canvas if you are looking to create something totally awesome and unique.

Against the stark white walls of the warehouse, the team created the most incredible, eye-catching floral displays, particularly the amazing suspended arrangement that floats above the table adorned with beautiful foliage and vibrant, bright flowers. The flowers carried through to the stunning bridal bouquet and the small table arrangements in pretty glass vases.

Bride holding colourful bouquet under hanging floral arrangement

The vibrant flowers complement the styling concept perfectly. For the urban tribal wedding vibe, the team included lots of modern geometric details. I love the chevron table runner which creates a focal-point of the tablescape. The geometric patterns continue through the table names and cute glitter-dipped feather name places (I love a bit of glitter).

To carry on the concept are super-cute dreamcatchers hanging gracefully from the back of the chairs. Along with the chair details, the incredible wedding cake also features dreamcatchers as little gold threaded designs. When I say ‘incredible’ wedding cake, it really is, featuring the shoot’s geometric pattern and colours.

Also, if you are looking for inspiration for a bridal arch then look no further. The one featured in this shoot is very cool, and I may be using this a lunchtime treat on Facebook very soon!

Everything about this shoot is bold and modern with such attention to detail, and the bridal style is  stunning too. The team chose two different looks for the bride, each amazing – I’m not going to say any more as I want you to see it for yourself…

I hope you enjoy looking through the pictures of this incredible urban tribal wedding styling, taken by the fabulous Amanda Karen Photography. Enjoy!

Tribal Influences

“The inspiration for this shoot stemmed from the notion that we all have our own tribe, and in London that is our urban tribe! Taking inspiration from the bold colours and geometric patterns steeped through tribal influences, we celebrated the fun of colour against the urban warehouse style of Brixton East.”

Urban tribal wedding table styling under hanging floral display

Colourful wedding flowers

Geometric wedding table number Blue octahedron geometric shape on wedding table

Bold and bright styled wedding table for urban tribal styled wedding shoot

Veronica longifolia purple wedding table flowers Orange wedding table flowers

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Bride and groom outside Count Ceconi Castle in Italy

Relaxed, Romantic Italian Wedding Styling

Elopements are becoming more popular with couples who like the idea of having a smaller wedding celebration. If you fancy don’t fancy getting married with everyone you have ever known around you, it doesn’t mean you can’t have an amazing celebration and style your day just how you always imagined. This romantic Italian wedding styled shoot took place at Count Ceconi Castle in the Arzino Valley, and it is spectacular.

Bride and groom outside Count Ceconi Castle in Italy

Italy has long been one of the top destination choices for weddings and elopements abroad. It’s not too far to travel, the weather is amazing, and most of all it’s such a beautiful country. Making the most of the surroundings, the team created relaxed, romantic styling to showcase just how breathtaking your own Italian elopement could be. The details are simple yet elegant, and work beautifully with the muted tones of the colour palette.

The delicate styling details are so romantic; everything from the rustic-look wedding stationery to the pretty yet simple table place settings with small olive branches laid out over the delicate lace table runner.

The bride has a very relaxed style, the perfect choice to complement the natural surroundings. I adore her wedding dress by Halfpenny London – simple yet elegant. Together with a pretty lace bridal headband, sexy high-heeled sandals and a delicate floral bouquet (which matches the groom’s buttonhole and table floral arrangements), she has an almost boho look.

Enjoy browsing through these stunning pictures by Amanda Karen Photography…

Simple and Attainable

“This gorgeous Italian wedding shoot was set in the grounds of Count Ceconi Castle, in the heart of the Arzino Valley. We took inspiration from the stunning surroundings – the muted tones of the castle stone and breathtaking valley. The ethos was to bring a relaxed and modern feel to the historic traditional setting of the castle whilst keeping it simple and attainable for couples looking to elope to this stunning setting.

Count Ceconi Castle in Italy

Hook on outside of Count Ceconi Castle

Wedding dress hanging on tree outside Count Ceconi Castle

Kate Halfpenny wedding dress Detail on Kate Halfpenny wedding dress

Window of Count Ceconi Castle

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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 palettes 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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