Bride and groom on train track holding smoke bombs

A Colourful, Modern Wedding at Graciosa

I am ridiculously in love with Stef and Col’s colourful, modern wedding at Graciosa, and I’m delighted to share these fabulous pictures taken by Lara Hotz. I adore a colourful wedding, and when it’s combined with a cool venue and amazing styling I’m in heaven!

Usually I don’t start with the shoes when talking about a wedding, but Stef’s shoes are so darn cool! For me, her pair of mint green jewelled platforms by Kat Maconie set the tone for the entire wedding – cool, hip, and really fun.

Stef and Col’s wedding ceremony took place outside against the backdrop of a bamboo wooded area (which later provided a great spot for pictures), followed by a reception in an old barn which provided the most amazing blank canvas for the couple to style. Magnificent flowers formed the main decor detail, with beautiful lighting and flower installations on the ceiling and behind the bridal table. Vases of vibrant peonies and roses lined the long tables and filled the room with colour.

Bride and groom on train track holding smoke bombs

Whilst I’m talking of flowers, the bridal bouquets are some of the most incredible I have ever seen and work so well with both Stef’s wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses. Stef’s bridesmaids wore really pretty mint green shift dresses adorned with pretty flowers from ASOS, and a pair of sparkly high heels.

So, to Stef’s wedding dress… WOW! It shows that you can buy a dress off the shelf from the high street and look and feel incredible. I just adore this dress, especially the floaty lace sleeves that danced around her (they look great in the pictures!).  For the evening Stef changed into a short dress that is just as gorgeous as the main wedding dress. So, if you’re going for a cheaper option, maybe you could have two dresses for the price of one?

Every little detail of this wedding has been cleverly planned and the concept works so well. They wanted Palm Spring meets boho look and this is exactly what they achieved and the whole thing is utterly romantic, colourful and pretty darn cool!

I hope you enjoy these pictures – get ready to start pinning

Feeling Like a Princess

“Col and I met while we were working at Apple. The day I started was the busiest day of the year (Black Friday), and he was so helpful and I remember thinking ‘Oh wow, this guy is so lovely’. We had this instant connection and spent all our lunch breaks together. Friendship then blossomed into romance and the rest is history.

“Col and I had been together for about four years and had not been able to travel yet, so we decided to go to Japan. Col had been before but this was my first time, so Col handled the itinerary.

“We splurged and decided to spend one night in Kinosaki towards the end of our trip. After travelling around Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima we finally made it to this beautiful little town with koi fish, hot springs and bridges. It was so beautiful. When we arrived the owner took me and let me pick out a beautiful kimono and headpiece to wear; I felt like a princess.

“Col and I decided to go out for dinner, but being so close to Christmas everything was shut. Col was panicking, which is very unlike him, but I just happy to be there. We ended up at this restaurant that was so average and he just kept apologising, then after dinner he asked if I wanted to take photos on the bridge. Feeling like a princess, I obviously said yes.

“Once we got there he said he had a gift for me and pulled a huge box from his bag. Totally confused, I opened it and inside was a book of illustrations. It was hand-painted, watercolour illustrations of our trip in Japan, with everything we saw and visited in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima. Then it said, “But our next memory will be our favourite”. I quickly flipped the page, tears already streaming down my face – it was a question in Japanese. I flipped the page again – it was a picture of us both in Kinosaki, on that bridge with him on one knee. As I looked up Col was holding my grandmother’s engagement ring, and he asked me “Will you marry me?” I don’t think I have ever cried harder or louder.”

Bridal shoes and accessories

Wedding ring and headband

Wedding dress

Bride and bridesmaid shoes

Bride opening gift on wedding morning

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Boho bride and groom under parasol with colourful suspended flower backdrop

Colourful Floral Wedding Styling with a Boho Vibe

Today I have such fabulous, bright and cheery inspiration for you with this colourful floral wedding shoot. If, like me, you love flowers, these colourful images captured by Youri Claessens will take you to floral heaven. Not only did Youri photograph these styling ideas, but he also designed and styled the concept too.

Every now and then a greenhouse pops up in a wedding, and they lend themselves perfectly to some really cool, unique styling. I absolutely love these styling ideas, especially the use of such incredible bright flowers, set along the rustic table that takes centre stage against the glass walls of the greenhouse. The light streams through and lightens up the tablescape beautifully. The simple yet elegant florals, with a few tall stems displayed in tall glass vases, show that sometimes less is certainly more! I also love the cute votives of candles and flowers suspended from the ceiling of the greenhouse – imagine the glow as dusk falls.

Boho bride and groom under parasol with colourful suspended flower backdrop

There’s a definite boho vibe to this shoot, especially the bride in her gorgeous wedding dress and bright floral crown. The groom’s styling is awesome too. I love the combination of coral/peach trousers with his blue suit and bow tie.

If you’re in need of an injection of colour in your life and are looking for fabulous floral wedding inspiration, then you’re in the right place. Enjoy!

Bohemian Influences

“For this shoot we took inspiration from nature, in particular the sense of freedom and the colourful feelings that come with it. Together with spring fever, lots of love and an expansive palette of strong colours, this created the bohemian influences required. A wedding with an eye for detail where anything goes.

“A diverse variety of salads and flowers surround delicious homemade cakes on the table. The bride’s long, flowing dress complements her figure and gives her freedom to move around. The colourful flowers and tiara in her hair would certainly catch anyone’s eye, and her hair and make-up reflect her casual and fresh style. Her hair is loosely curled and make-up fairly natural with the occasional hint of shimmer and an emphasis on her eyes.”

Wedding dress hanging from tree branches

Rustic long long wedding table with colourful flowers

Simple, rustic wedding table styling

Colourful flowers hanging down over wedding table from string

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Bride and groom sitting on wedding ceremony chairs at The Engine Room in Georgia

A Wedding with Geometric Details and Colourful Florals

What happens when a very talented wedding planner and floral designer gets married? An explosion of colour and incredible flowers is what happens! Terri didn’t want her wedding to look like her ‘work’, so she went all out and created such an awesome wedding full of colourful florals and modern geometric details.

I’m a big flower lover, so when I saw the pictures of this wedding with its plethora of bright, fun flowers I fell in love. I’m also a big fan of the gold geometric trend, and I think the combination of the two styling elements works so well.

Most of the styling details were handmade by the couple and their friends and family (they have some very talented people in their lives!), and a fabulous industrial venue gave them a blank canvas to style as they wished. Of course, florals are the main focal features of the wedding styling, from the beautiful displays on the tablescapes to the pretty suspended florals in cool handmade gold geometric structures. Terri also created a really cool floral arrangement for the awesome gold geometric wall hanging on the front of the bar.

Bride and groom sitting on wedding ceremony chairs at The Engine Room in Georgia

The fabulous colours shine through every detail of this wedding, from the flowers to the tablescapes, and also Terri’s fabulous wedding dress with its amazing teal petticoat layer!

Seriously, you will love the details of this wedding, so enjoy these pictures captured by Sarah Eubank Photography.

Colourful and Intimate

“As a wedding planner and floral designer our wedding HAD to feel different to any other wedding; I didn’t want it to feel like “work”. I wanted it to be colourful, full of personal touches, unexpected surprises, and very intimate.

Wedding invitation on colourful flowers

Wedding ring next to colourful flowers

Bright and colourful bridal bouquet

Personalised wedding coat hanger

Wedding dress hanging in The Engine Room, Georgia

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Bright and Colourful Tropical Wedding Styling

Well, summer hasn’t really materialised, has it? The odd day of warm summer sun has left me longing for hotter climes, so I hope these bright, colourful, tropical wedding styling ideas make you feel warm and sunny inside.

This summer-inspired wedding shoot has a really fun vibe. The styling team created the most fabulous tablescape using vibrant flowers, glassware and crockery. Bright pink, blue, yellow and green make the table look so inviting. I love the use of palm leaves throughout, and they look great suspended in the windows.

Bride with colourful bouquet standing next to wedding table with tropical styling

Of course, any tropical styling should include pineapples, right? Gold pineapples feature as part of the tablescape, and also on top of the fabulous wedding cake with hand-painted palm leaf detail. The bouquet and flowers bring everything in this shoot to life – the look is so vibrant.

Big thanks to photographer Shot by Angel for capturing these tropical, fun wedding ideas. Please can we have a summer now?

Tropical Flare

“We wanted to create a wedding scene with tropical flare, so we incorporated a unique line of jewellery, pops of colour and a wonderfully summer-inspired table setting.

“The venue was ideal. It featured a beautiful wooden deck with bright, white walls and a Koi pond – adding to that destination wedding feel.”

Bride with pink flower in her hair

Fresh flower anklet

Bride with bright pink flower in her hair

Bride wearing Robyn Roberts wedding gown

Fresh flowers in bride's hair Back of bride's Robyn Roberts wedding gown

Bride with hand in pocket

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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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