Bride and groom walking through a colourful shower of confetti

A Merribee Wedding with a 70’s Disco Vibe

This wedding is super-cool. I mean, come on… a dog in a tux, the groom in a white suit and the bride with two outfits including a fabulous silver jumpsuit; these three things alone make for a REALLY cool wedding, right?! And the best thing? The wedding has a 70’s disco vibe!

I absolutely love every little detail of this amazing wedding that took place at Merribee, New South Wales, in its seven acres of landscaped gardens. Eden and James had a wonderful outdoor wedding ceremony, followed by a party reception in the barn. The couple styled the barn with long banquet style rustic tables adorned with pretty floral and fruit arrangements. Eden and James chose a colour palette of soft pinks, peach and berry hues, and the berries and fruits work really well and give another dimension to the styling. The barn was styled with really cool Sputnik chandeliers, disco balls, incredible floral installations that drape from the timbers of the barn, and metallic gold foil curtain drapes for the walls.

Bride and groom walking through a colourful shower of confetti

Now, when I said Eden wore two outfits, I should have said “two of the most beautiful wedding outfits I’ve ever seen”! For the wedding ceremony Eden wore ‘Zeppelin’ by Rue De Seine, a divine 70’s inspired dress just perfect for her. The layered skirt panelling, full front split and angel sleeves make this dress really unique. For the reception party Eden changed into the most incredible silver, custom beaded silk wedding jumpsuit by Hayley Burton Bridal. It was the perfect choice for Eden to dance the night away in at their 70’s disco themed wedding.

I really love the choice of bridesmaid dresses too. Each bridesmaid wore a different dress in soft pink or blush to match the colour palette; some short, some long, some floral, some plain, but together they created a really pretty look.

This really is one hell of a wedding and party, with awesome food and a spectacular wedding cake that gave the guests the fuel they needed to dance the night away! A huge thank you to Lara Hotz Photography for sharing this spectacular 70’s disco themed wedding…

I Nearly Died

“James and I met at 4am on Oxford Street in Sydney. That was nearly nine years ago now, and we’ve been inseparable ever since. Wow, how time flies!

“James proposed on my 30th birthday. I had planned a trip to the Hunter Valley with about 15 of our friends, and was all stressed out, trying to make everything go smoothly.

“The night before the wine tour, James said he wanted to take me somewhere before we go; as I’m a bit of a lightweight I assumed it was breakfast. So, we got up early and James drove me to this secluded patch of bushland, complete with a little bubbling brook – it was beautiful! He pulled out a picnic basket with all my favourites, but then our dog, Theo, started rolling in something. I started yelling, trying to get up to stop him, and while this was happening, James was trying to get my attention.

“It took me a second to realise he was down on one knee in front of me. “I was just wondering if you would marry me?” he said. I nearly died, and of course I said yes! Soon afterwards, we went back to the house where our cheering friends were! We all went on to have a huge rager, dancing and laughing until the sun came up. That day was one of the happiest days of my life!”

Manicured hedges at Merribee

Merribee sign

Bridal jumpsuit hanging in front of window

Strappy bridal shoes

Gold sequin bag

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses hanging in front of window

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Bride and groom in front of greenhouse at Langtons House

A Garden Wedding at Home with Two Ceremonies

Leanne and Nick enjoyed a magnificent wedding with the reception in the garden of their own beautiful home in Romford, Essex. The couple chose the Orangery at Langtons House for their legal wedding ceremony, which was the start of their garden affair.

I love the walled garden Leanne walked through with her maids and her dad on her arm, up to the doors of the orangery where a grinning Nick greeted her. Their ceremony was a small affair with just a few guests, as they then had a second ceremony back at their home.

They hired a huge marquee for the garden, with everything styled by the very talented bride herself. Leanne’s colour palette of soft pinks and white looked amazing against the backdrop of the marquee. The flowers are a real focal point of this wedding, with Leanne’s beautiful bridal bouquet of hydrangea, freesia, astilbe, esperance pearl and eucalyptus the star of the show. It must have smelt divine!

Bride and groom in front of greenhouse at Langtons House

If you’re planning a marquee wedding then take a look at this beautiful styling. Leanne’s choice of black chairs to contrast the white and pink looks so good. She kept the styling simple and pretty, with small pink vases of flowers and candles on the tables, and Chinese fortune cookies as favours.

Leanne wore a pretty ivory wedding dress with scalloped edge keyhole back, and teamed this up with a swanky pair of Jenny Packham shoes. Her bridesmaid dresses are really gorgeous, in muted pink with intricate hand-beaded detail.

Leanne and Nick’s relaxed and informal wedding has a great upbeat vibe. Enjoy pinning your favourite wedding ideas from this country garden wedding, captured by Danielle Smith Photography.

We Just Decided to Do It

“Nick and I met many years ago when we were in our teens. Nick was a friend of my brother and I was in a nightclub when I saw a group of my brother’s friends. I went over to say hi and that’s when I met Nick… the rest is history as they say. We were friends for a while, and being so young didn’t want to commit, but before we knew it we realised we had barely spent a day apart.

“Our engagement wasn’t a big thing as we’d been together for over 10 years, so we had discussed it a few times. We just decided to do it!”

Welcome to our wedding sign

Wedding stationery with purple floral design

Wedding dress between muted pink bridesmaid dresses

Lace detail on wedding dress

Bridal shoes

Bride doing make-up in mirror

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Simple, Romantic Garden Wedding Inspiration

I’m so in love with today’s romantic garden wedding inspiration shoot… it’s making me long for summer when we can enjoy the outdoors and al fresco dining! These simple styling ideas for an elegant garden party are so dreamy; I just know you will love them as much as I do.

To start with the colours are divine. The combination of loads of different shades of green with pretty peach and white instantly evokes thoughts of the great outdoors. The floral design is stunning, from the extraordinary oversized bridal bouquet hand tied with a peach silk ribbon, to the beautiful blooms that are the focal point of the table design. To me, these flowers are the epitome of long lazy days in the sunshine, and are just perfect for a garden wedding.

The tablescape is elegant and romantic, styled with contemporary striped table runners laid across the table to create each individual place setting. Finished with a marble charger, elegant china and a sage green napkin laid with an individual flower, it’s simple elegance at its best!

The bridal style is once again elegant and chic in keeping with the concept. I’ve fallen in love with this wedding dress ‘Jaymes’ by Alexandra Grecco – it’s the perfect balance of sophisticated and sexy. It features a deep V-neckline that is perfectly mirrored in the back.

Beautifully captured by the talented Christine Gosch, the whole design is perfectly simple and unfussy, yet classic and romantic too. Here’s to pretty summer garden weddings!

Garden wedding table styled with flowers

Beautiful Elements

“Melanie of Mayhar deigns curated the perfect garden wedding inspiration shoot for The Living Room Workshop by Michelle Boyd.

“With differing hues of greens and a pop of fair peach, this shoot included so many beautiful elements. There was a perfect marriage of elegant and modern fashion, a marvellous cake, and a picturesque backdrop of the gardens of Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas. Styling details included fabulous jewellery, fresh fruit, and an understated invitation suite. The florals tied everything together to make for a simple yet romantic end to our time together.”

Simple, elegant wedding stationery

Wedding rings in bowl of limes Small headed white flowers

Strappy bridal shoes

Elegant buttonholes Envelope on plate

Pillars in garden of Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas

Peach and white bridal bouquet on chair Peach and white flowers of bridal bouquet

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Bride and groom by lake at Natte Valleij wedding

A Relaxed Outdoor Wedding at Natte Valleij

Hestré and Johan chose the beautiful Natte Valleij Estate in South Africa for their wedding. With its magnificent mature gardens of ancient trees, pergolas and ponds, surrounded by the whitewashed walls of the house, it’s clear to see why. It was the perfect setting for their relaxed outdoor wedding.

The couple had a beautiful ceremony under the shade of the trees, surrounded by their family and friends. They were also surrounded by chickens and horses, which made it into some of the pictures!

Bride and groom by lake at Natte Valleij wedding

Bridal Party Style

Hestré wore a sophisticated fitted wedding dress with sexy deep plunging lace neckline with illusion panel that really accentuated her figure. Johan chose a cool burgundy groom’s suit with matching bow tie, which worked well with the groomsmen’s attire of casual beige trousers, white shirts and bow ties.

I love a wedding with lots of bridesmaids, and Hestré had three stunning maids who each wore a long, floaty, pale taupe dress, and five cute flower girls in beautiful white dresses with ribbons to match the bridesmaid dresses. I adore the cute eucalyptus floral crowns the flower girls wore too.

Pink and blue floral wedding stationery

Pink and blue floral wedding invitation

Wedding rings on wedding stationery Wedding dress hanging from pillar

Bride having make-up done

Bride putting on shoes Bride putting on earring

Bride holding large bouquet of flowers and foliage

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Bride holding out skirt of wedding dress as she walks on the beach

Beach Wedding Inspiration with Blue and Gold Styling

Today I’m taking you to the beach. I’d like to help you escape this bitterly cold weather, and think of summer. I’m not talking about the beach of a tropical island though; oh no. We’re going to a beautiful beach at Daymer Bay in Cornwall, the perfect setting for this beach wedding inspiration shoot.

When I first saw these pictures I fell in love. Not only with Cornwall, one of my favourite places in the UK, but also the styling ideas the creative team worked so hard on. Blue and gold were the perfect colour choice for the styling, and the concept of creating a Mediterranean wedding right here in the UK.

The blue and gold colour palette looks great against the sea, sand and rocks. The styling has a rustic edge, especially the alluring tablescape. This is styled with fabulous patterned table runner, napkins, and plates, complemented with beautiful blue glassware, gold cutlery and candle holders and simple sprigs of flowers in small gold vases.

I adore the choice of flowers too, all white and blue. The air plants and succulents really bring the Mediterranean vibe out.

And what about the two sensational wedding cakes? The first is a two tier, blue and gold hand-painted square cake, and the other a four tier navy blue cake with delicately hand-painted flowers. They are both amazing.

The team used two brides to show different bridal styles; both are really beautiful. I can’t forget the groom’s outfit either – I really love his style, with his subtle patterned suit jacket and bow tie.

I hope these beautiful pictures by Michelle Cordner Photography really inspire your beach wedding ideas.

Bride holding out skirt of wedding dress as she walks on the beach

Wedding On the UK Coast

“This workshop, run by Liberty Pearl Photography and styled by Elle from inspire hire, was set at the St Moritz hotel, which is a stroll from the stunning Daymer Bay beach in Cornwall.

“The idea was to create inspiration for a Mediterranean/ocean themed shoot. With blue and gold complementing the sands and sea, Elle used stunning accessories to re-create the feeling of a Mediterranean wedding, on the UK coast!

“The couple (who are a real life couple and actually got engaged the night before the workshop) were great to capture. The genuine love and laughter between them made photographing them great fun.

“With so many beautiful details, from the ocean themed stationery, to the gorgeous aqua-cake, I think this styling will inspire any beach-bound brides!” – Michelle, Michelle Cordner Photography

Chair covered in foliage on the beach

White bottle with blue flowers

Wedding stationery with shells in sand

Blue and gold wedding jewellery

Groom holding light blue wedding cake

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