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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Bride and groom on street in Antigua, Guatemala

A Colourful Wedding in Antigua, Guatemala

When wedding planner Pilu of Dream Events sent us the pictures by Alejandro Sandoval of this wedding we knew we had to feature it. Not only is this wedding fabulously colourful, but we’ve never featured a wedding in Guatemala before.

Bride and groom on street in Antigua, Guatemala

Sindy and Carlos’s wedding is full of Guatemalan culture; the historical church where the ceremony took place, the incredible textiles (you have to see the bride’s shoes!) and the Zacapa rum that was poured into the guests’ mouths during the evening festivities.

So vibrant and fun – just fabulous!

“Carlos and Sindy’s typical Guatemalan wedding took place in Antigua. It’s a colourful, magical and very peculiar village at the skirts of the grandiose volcano, Volcán de Agua.

Bridal shoes with bright stitched patterned heel

Bride having make-up done

Bride looking at camera as she has make-up done

Bride standing at window as bridesmaids pull out train of her dress

Bride looking out of window

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Cerise pink and green wedding table styling

Tropical Spring – Cerise Pink and Green Wedding Styling

We are so in love with these fun, contemporary wedding styling ideas. The cerise pink and apple green colour palette is perfect for this ‘Tropical Spring’ shoot.

Jenny Wren Events has really created something fabulous here; wedding styling that’s bold, vibrant and fun. The tall vases of apples, apple place settings, fun palm trees, feather buttonholes, ribbon ceremony backdrop and the amazing wedding cake.

Cerise pink and green wedding table styling

This inspiration shoot, photographed by Olivia Bossert Photography, is really cool!

A Touch of Fun

“I loved planning the styling for this shoot at the picturesque, multi-award winning Carbis Bay Hotel and Spa. Situated in its own private estate and gardens overlooking the white sands of Carbis Bay Beach, the style and location of the venue lent itself to a contemporary styled shoot, with a touch of fun.

Bride holding colourful bouquet

Bride and groom in front of pink and green wedding backdrop

Bride and groom kissing in front of pink and green backdrop

Groom lifting bride up

Bride and groom having drinks at bar

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Bride and groom holding hands in a field

A Colourful Wedding at The Bickley

A Lego Movie inspired wedding cake, a poodle wearing a bow tie, and bridesmaids wearing the most beautiful flock-patterned skirts; this wedding is COOL!

James and Emma didn’t want a traditional wedding or anything too regimented, so they opted for a wedding that stood out from the crowd. After the wedding ceremony the couple and their guests headed to the local pub and had a wonderful, relaxed afternoon of drinking and eating, and then partied into the night.

Thank you to the fabulous Jonny Barratt Photography for the amazing pictures of this fab wedding. And wait until you see the Lego wedding cake… it really is awesome!

Bride and groom holding hands in a field

The More Colour the Better

“We married at St Nicholas church in Chislehurst, followed by a wedding reception at The Bickley. I don’t really like regimented wedding themes so I was keen for our wedding to just be colourful. As it was summer it was a case of the more colour the better.

His and hers wedding bubbles

Skull on jewellery

Bride with updo looking in mirror

Bridesmaid having make-up done

Bridesmaid smiling as she looks in mirror to see make-up

Buttonhole being pinned to suit

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Bride and groom sitting next to illuminated LOVE letters

A Colourful Vintage Wedding at Sledmere House

Oh how we love this wedding! April and James’ Sledmere House wedding features birds of prey, a tea length vintage style wedding dress, polka dot bridesmaid dresses, pom poms, pizza, burgers, ice cream, heart shaped sunglasses, fox cake toppers, hook a duck, a bouncy castle disco… oh, and flamingos!

Bride and groom sitting next to illuminated LOVE letters

Warning: this is NOT your average wedding – this is much cooler!

Just look at these amazing pictures of this incredible wedding, by Craig of Mr & Mrs.

Colourful Vintage Fun

“We didn’t have a theme in mind at all, it was just a case of if we liked something or thought it would be fun to include it would get bought or hired! Generally the more colourful or kitsch the better! I suppose you could say the wedding theme was ‘Colourful Vintage Fun’. We just wanted a very personal day which was going to be relaxed and enjoyable for our family and friends (and us!). We’re not super formal people, so a traditional wedding with all the formalities just wouldn’t have been right for us.”

Wedding dress hanging in window

Vivienne Westwood bridal shoes next to bouquet

Bridesmaid having make-up done

Bride putting on birdcage veil

Vintage Style Wedding Dress

“My dress was Baroness Pearl by Kitty and Dulcie, a tea length vintage style dress with a fitted bodice and 3/4 length sleeves. It had a bright red bow around the waist and the most amazing full tulle skirt. It cost £345, which frankly was a bargain, even with the dressmaker fitting costs. I must admit, after I bought it I couldn’t wait to get home to try it on, so I tried it on for the first time in the toilet at work! My first priority was making sure I could dance in it, so I had a little boogie before I took it off and returned to my desk!

“The bridesmaid dresses were ‘Penny’ from Dolly and Dotty. I loved the bright colours and fun polka dots, and thought they looked great with the style of wedding dress I’d picked. At £28 they were such a bargain, and so flattering – I think the girls loved wearing them! I paired them with a petticoat too so the skirts had a bit of extra oomph.”

Bridesmaids doing up back of bride's dress

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