Rock n roll bride in front of neon sign which reads Love Made Me Do It

Creative Woodland Wedding Inspiration with Bluebells

Whenever I think of spring (which is quite a lot recently, as I’m longing for some spring air) I think of the bluebell woods. I love coming across a carpet of bluebells in woodland because, for me, it epitomises spring time. If you’re planning a spring wedding and want to have incredible pictures that capture the beauty of the season, a wedding venue that has a bluebell woodland is the perfect way. Think about the picture possibilities with a backdrop of a tranquil woodland surrounded with a sea of beautiful bluebells.

Today I have a really cool, creative shoot for you which showcases some fabulous ways to style a woodland wedding, plus some very creative ways to use bluebells.

The creative team made the most of the natural woodland surrounds. They created such a visual delight with the tablescape adorned with moss, an array of delicate blue and white flowers and a super-cute moss rabbit to add another flare of spring. The place settings are very natural with a ribbon-tied napkin laid with a small delphinium flower, a sprig of fern and of course, a bluebell – simple yet stylish. The white tiered wedding cake is also adorned with the pretty white and blue flowers to complement the styling.

Rock n roll bride in front of neon sign which reads Love Made Me Do It

The location for the shoot is the perfect setting for an outdoor wedding, so the team styled a beautiful ceremony set-up, complete with a stunning floral backdrop of large LOVE letters and a large willow circle. There is also a rustic arch with complementing floral arrangement. These ethereal styling ideas all work so beautifully against the bluebell woodland setting, giving a romantic bohemian vibe to the concept.

If you fancy a woodland wedding but are looking for more of a rock chick vibe, you will love the look the styling team created for the second bride in the shoot. These alternative wedding ideas include neon, leather jackets, and even an incredible living cape made from the forest fern and bluebells; totally unique!

Styled by Nadia Di Tullio, the fabulous HBA Photography has captured these woodland wedding ideas so perfectly, and I am delighted to share them with you. Enjoy!

Bluebell Woods

“The newly formed Field and Forest Weddings, run by Charlotte and Dave Garner, is a stunning location hosting woodland weddings, natural ceremonies and other events. They invited us to the beautiful village of Yoxall, in the Staffordshire countryside, to have a nosey round the stunning bluebell woods at this new wedding venue.

“Have you ever seen a sea of bluebells? It was stunning and the perfect place for some dreamy wedding photos. We are lucky to know some very talented and lovely people within our industry, and they were all happy to contribute to our ideas.”

Bride and groom facing each other in woodland

Bride and groom next to bluebells

Bride and groom behind bride's veil

Sheaf style bridal bouquet

Bride and groom holding hands in woods

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Pink Peony and Ranunculus Wedding Styling Mood Board

Pink Peony and Ranunculus Wedding Styling

Two of our favourite wedding flowers are peonies and ranunculus. These flowers are both pretty similar with their floaty paper-like petals, and they are spring and summer flowers so perfect for weddings in these seasons. Not only do they smell divine, they make the prettiest wedding flowers.

If you are looking for pretty, romantic blooms for your wedding, then peonies and ranunculus could be the perfect choice. As they are available in white, cream and a wide variety of pastel colours, they will be the perfect choice no matter what wedding styling colours you choose.

Don’t you just adore these?

Pink Peony and Ranunculus Wedding Styling Mood Board

Pink Peony Wedding Bouquet – Via Style Me Pretty, picture by Joey and Jessica Weddings

Wedding Cake with Pink Peony Flowers – Via Mod Wedding

Pillar Candles with Peonies and Eucalyptus, and Peony in Love Vase – Via Whimsical Wonderland Wedding, picture by Touch Photography

Watercolour Pink Peony Wedding Invitation – Julie Song Ink

Pink Ranuculus in Wooden Box – Via Pinterest

Pink Ranunculus Wedding Buttonholes – Via Style Me Pretty, picture by Rebecca Yale Photography

Giant Paper Peony Backdrop – Etsy

Bride and groom in rowing boat on lake in Italy

A Lakeside Spring Wedding Shoot in Italy

Bride and groom in rowing boat on lake in Italy

Are you dreaming of a wedding far away? Well, actually, Italy is not that far! After seeing the pictures of this fabulous lakeside styled wedding shoot in Italy, you will definitely be dreaming about it.

Picturesque scenery and styling that is so exquisitely pretty; soft colours, cute rustic lakeside ceremony set-up, gorgeous china and dreamy florals.

Our thanks go to Tiziana Gallo for sharing these gorgeous pictures.

Sweet dreams!

“For this wedding shoot at Lago di Candia (Lake of Candia) in Italy we wanted to use natural details, lines, colours and combinations to create a harmonious spring environment. The bride and groom’s natural surroundings were the most important aspect of the shoot, and all of the details, including the rippling water, ducks on the lake, and light from the sunset, feel consistent; almost peaceful.

“The main colours were yellow and green, characterising the preparation in every aspect, with the china, flowers and wedding dress reflecting care and softness.”

Yellow spring wedding stationery

Lake of Candia in Italy

Table with spring flowers on jetty by lake in Italy

Vintage style lamps by lake in Italy

Wedding shoes and spring bridal bouquet

Books, shells and flower

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Buttercup Wedding Styling Ideas Mood Board

Buttercup Wedding Styling Ideas

As well as Pantone’s 2016 colours Rose Quartz and Serenity, another colour that will be making a big impact on 2016 weddings is buttercup. This cheerful and uplifting yellow is such a happy colour, perfect for such a joyous occasion.

Buttercup is all about sunshine and warmth, and will look fantastic for spring and summer weddings – we love this colour mixed with fresh, summery green shades.

From subtle flowers in the bride’s hair or grooms buttonhole, to tablescapes, wedding dresses and decorations, buttercup is going to be hot, hot, hot for weddings in 2016.

Buttercup Wedding Styling Ideas Mood Board

Buttercup Yellow Wedding Tablescape – Via Pinterest

VW Beetle with Yellow Flower Decoration and Bridal Hair with Craspedia Flowers – Via The Wedding Community, picture by Juliet McKee Photography

Cutlery with Buttercup Decoration – Via Colin Cowie Weddings

Yellow Bridesmaid Dresses and Yellow Paper Pom-Poms – Via Love My Dress, picture by LM Weddings

Yellow Buttonhole – Via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, picture by Grace and the Heart

Bride in Two-Tone Buttercup Yellow Wedding Dress – Picture by Steve Torres

Candyfloss Confetti - Confetti Colours for Spring 2016 Weddings

Top Confetti Colours for Spring 2016 Weddings

Don’t you just love this season’s wedding colours? With bold bright tones mixed with nudes and subtle pastels, spring 2016 weddings are going to be awash with colour. This season’s colours pair perfectly with each other, giving you a diverse array of colours to play with. Whether you choose one colour or a mixture, there is a confetti mix just for you. Shropshire Petals share their top spring 2016 wedding confetti mixes…

Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz, a pretty pastel pink, is said to be the 2016 colour of the year! This gentle tone conveys compassion and a sense of composure. If you want to match this colour Shropshire Petals recommends their Candyfloss confetti.

Candyfloss Confetti - Confetti Colours for Spring 2016 Weddings

Rose Quartz pairs well with Serenity, Peach Echo and Lilac Grey. If you want to include all of these colours, create a unique pick and mix using Candyfloss, Frosted Blue and Lady Grey delphinium petals with a touch of Promise rose petals for a delicate colour splash.

Peach Echo

Peach Echo, a dusky orangey pink, is a warm shade of orange, and its inviting tone is great for being playful with colours. Shropshire Petals recommends their Coral Reef confetti mix, which includes hints of orange, pink and ivory.

Coral Reef Confetti - Confetti Colours for Spring 2016 Weddings

With such distinctive colours it can be difficult to find all of the details you want in your chosen colour scheme; include different shades around your chosen colour, which will make it easier to choose details as they don’t have to exactly match your wedding colour scheme.

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