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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

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A Romantic French Garden Wedding Shoot

We have a really pretty treat for you with this romantic French garden wedding shoot. Captured by Amanda Karen Photography, this shoot will make you dream of sunny days in France. The ethereal details and pretty tones of pink, grey, green and ivory are so romantic.

Bride sitting on bench holding bouquet

An amazing styling team created this vision of a romantic, whimsical French garden wedding with a chic, modern twist. The shoot brought together British, French and Italian suppliers for a true destination collaboration.

So sit back and look through the fabulous pictures from this romantic shoot…

An Intimate Wedding in a Beautiful French Garden

“The romantic, whimsical French garden with a modern twist inspired this shoot. Rustic textures in an enchanting palette of blush pink, greys, greens and ivory. My talented friend Amanda Karen captured the fabulous photographs perfectly.

“We wanted to share our vision of an intimate wedding in a beautiful French garden. A few people having a lovely meal outside, with a backdrop of beautiful hills and countryside. We also wanted to show that Grasse is a beautiful region to marry in.”

The Perfect Backdrop

“The shoot was in the grounds of the beautiful Mas Peyloubet, Grasse, in the French Riviera. The surrounding countryside provided the perfect backdrop.”

Grasse, France

Mas Peyloubet

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Gold bridal shoes

Understated Elegance

“French wedding style is all about achieving a look of understated elegance. The idea stemmed from our love of all things vintage and romantic. By gathering inspiration from beautiful lace and gorgeous pastels we created a modern twist on a timeless concept.”

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A Copper Styled Wedding Shoot at Belair House

Bride blowing copper sequins from her hands

Oh my – let’s all swoon over today’s incredible copper styled wedding shoot. It’s sooooo dreamy!

Copper mixed with grey and blush, an incredible tablescape, sequins galore, pretty succulents, bridal accessories to die for, and a wedding cake to wow; this shoot has it all. Copper is going to be a big trend for weddings in 2016, so we hope you are inspired by the wedding styling of the creative team behind the shoot.

A big thank you to Amanda Karen Photography for the beautiful pictures that capture this wedding concept in all its glory…

“Earlier this year I met Nodlaigh from Daydreaming Bride and we wanted to create a truly stylish shoot that our brides would be able to recreate in their own way. This vision, combined with a love for copper, grey and blush is how our styled wedding shoot at Belair House in South East London flourished.

“The focus or muse for this shoot really was our bride. Someone who wants a gorgeous and styled wedding, but who also wants to express her personality and flare, with a not so secret love of copper and succulents!

“It was important to both Nodlaigh and I that we worked with a team of wedding vendors who shared this vision, who we would trust in recommending to brides, whose attention to detail was exquisite and their level of service to their couples would be of the highest quality. After all, on your wedding day only the best will do.

“When it came to styling the venue we knew that with bold materials and colours such as copper and sequins we had to make this shoot real, so that brides could aspire to it and be able to recreate it. This is why we went for delicate mismatched vases for single blooms and the succulents, why we used a sequin table runner to add just the right amount of sparkle, and why we chose gorgeous copper calligraphy for the stationery to add the perfect amount of luxury to the overall look.

“We showcased a few styles for our bride to complement the shoot and to embrace the individuality our aspiring bride has; our dashing groom added the finishing style in a gorgeous grey suit.

“I can’t thank the team enough for turning the initial mood board into a reality, and I hope brides and grooms out there dare to add a bit of copper and sparkle to their day.”

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Bride in silver glittery skirt and fluffy shrug

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Getting to Know – Amanda Karen Photography

Amanda Hutchinson of Amanda Karen Photography

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Interview with: Amanda Hutchinson

Company Name: Amanda Karen Photography

Website: www.amandakarenphotography.co.uk

Location / Coverage: UK and destination

How did the business get started and who works at Amanda Karen Photography?

I have always loved weddings, but when I got married in 2013 that love grew even more, knowing just how much work goes into them and all the beautiful details that come together to make the most amazing day. It was then that I knew wedding photography was where my heart lay, so I started second shooting for some really amazing and lovely photographers. As I grew as a photographer I knew that this was the industry for me. From there, in October 2014, Amanda Karen Photography was born, and I am lucky that my husband (yes it still excites me to say that!) is a great photographer; it’s great to shoot weddings as a team.

Bride and groom in yellow field - Picture by Amanda Karen Photography

Had you always wanted to be a photographer?

I have always loved taking photos and my parents always had albums of us growing up, but it didn’t really occur to me that it could be my living; that only came in the last couple of years. But I know I am so lucky to be doing something I love.

Flower girl sitting on wall looking at cows - Picture by Amanda Karen Photography

Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?

I can’t say I remember how old I was, or to be honest what my first photo was, but it would have been on a film camera; I loved waiting for the photos to come back. My earliest memory though of taking photos was a trip to Disney when I was 10 or 11, and taking a whole roll of film at Sea World – dolphins were my favourite animal!

Which areas of the UK do you cover?

We primarily cover Essex, London and the South East, but for the right wedding we will travel anywhere!

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