Cosy Winter Elopement Inspiration at Coombe Trenchard

The cold January weather is upon us, so these cosy winter elopement ideas at Coombe Trenchard look perfect right now. Picture the scene – beautiful country house venue surrounded by the rolling countryside, and the two of you saying personally written vows in front of the roaring open fire before snuggling up and enjoying a fabulous feast to celebrate. Sounds perfect.

I adore these cosy ideas, from the muted colour palette of blush, pale mustard yellow, ivory and soft green to the groom’s tweed suit and the bride’s cosy chunky knit jumper that she wears after the ceremony. The whole idea is relaxed and chilled out, just how an elopement should be.

Simple styling allows the flowers to take centre stage. The delicate roses, ivy stems with an abundance of berries, foliage and leaves in autumnal colours look superb. The bride’s matching floral crown, together with a beautiful organza wedding dress with poet sleeves, gives her a romantic air.

Bride and groom toasting marshmallows on fire

Coombe Trenchard’s romantic look and stunning surroundings makes it a wonderful choice for an elopement. In this shoot the couple enjoy delectable desserts by the fire, warming hot chocolate outside whilst toasting marshmallows on the fire pit, and even a whiskey or two by the cosy wood burning stove. Aren’t these ideas just magical?

Amber from Liberty Pearl Photography’s amazing pictures tell the story of this wonderful winter elopement…

Cosy and Intimate

“Coombe Trenchard, a beautiful arts and crafts house in the mid Devon countryside, has a grand but really warm and homely feel. It is also very secluded, so the idea of an elopement shoot there immediately appealed.

“The large fireplaces and warm tones of the venue inspired me to create a wintery feel, basing the shoot around the beautiful fireplaces. I was also very much inspired by the film ‘Edge of Love’, with lots of chunky knits and loose hairstyles, so I created a palette of mustard, dark and pale green, and ivory.

Coombe Trenchard

Wedding dress hanging on fireplace

Grey wedding shoes and winter bouquet

Bridal flower crown

Bride wearing flower crown holding bouquet

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Decadent Winter Wedding Styling in Tuscany

Any wedding in the romantic setting of Tuscany is going to be beautiful, but these decadent winter wedding styling ideas at a nineteenth century villa in Lucca are pure and unadulterated sophistication. Stylist ilbiancoeilrosa used a colour palette of rich burgundy and petrol blue, the perfect choice for the surroundings.

With the magnificent venue as the main visual attraction, the styling is minimal but oh so elegant. Flowers form much of the styling with the use of white anemone with striking black centres, rich burgundy roses and ranunculus, dark green foliage and even the unusual inclusion of oak leaves. This concept really brings the outside into this magnificent Tuscan venue.

Bride and groom outside Villa Lenka, Tuscany

The florals give a real wow factor to the tablescape. Keeping it simple, vases of oak tree branches fall over the table adorned with candles, vintage china and glassware, and scattered with rose petals. This winter wedding styling is very romantic.

Whilst there are so many details I love about this shoot, I adore the bride’s style in particular. In keeping with the surroundings and romantic vibe, she wears a gorgeous ball gown wedding dress by the fabulous Gabriella Sposa, with lace bodice, full tulle skirt and intricate beading. Her hair and make-up, kept naturally simple, features statement dark lips to complement the burgundy colour palette.

From the decadent tablescape to the bridal style, you’ll find oodles of ideas for a wedding which is timeless and sophisticated. Photographers Beatrice and Alberto of Intimate Love Stories captured this gorgeous winter wedding styling so perfectly…

The Old World

“We wanted this winter wedding shoot to enhance the beauty of the Tuscan countryside and luxurious villas of the territory. A wonderful nineteenth century villa in Lucca, a beautifully restored village, was the perfect location. The styling details treated an environment that reflects the old world with a decadent touch.

“We chose a dark red and blue colour palette for the shoot, and decorate the table with beautiful ceramics and an impressive floral centrepiece.

“And for our couple… a refined lace dress with wide tulle skirt for her and a stylish dark suit for him. Artisan jewellery completed our bride’s look. The Villa Lenka garden and fish pond were the perfect background for photos of the bride and groom.”

Countryside around Villa Lenka, Tuscany

Villa Lenka, Tuscany

Red wedding shoes

Red wedding shoes and leaf bridal hair accessory

Desk statue in front of hanging wedding dress

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Navy, Burgundy and Gold Winter Wedding Styling

Happy Christmas Eve! It’s the most magical time of the year, and today I have this magical winter wedding inspiration for you. Wren Photography has captured the ambiance of this navy, burgundy and gold winter wedding shoot so perfectly.

These romantic styling ideas feature many floral elements. From the fabulous floral stationery with burgundy roses, navy envelopes and beautiful gold calligraphy lettering, to the wonderful bridal bouquet, table centrepieces, and floral hoop wreath elegantly hung above the inviting fire. The fire, candles, blankets and rich berry tones create a cosy winter vibe which you can easily recreate for your own magical winter wedding.

Bride and groom sitting next to fireplace

Following the floral elements, the bride wears an incredible wedding dress adorned with silvery flowers which glisten in the light. To complete her look, a faux fur wrap is perfect for this snowy setting of WIllowbrook Mill, Michigan.

I love a wedding where the food almost takes centre-stage, and the food here looks magnificent. Such a feast, perfect for a cold winter’s day.

So, grab a glass of mulled wine (it’s Christmas Eve after all) and enjoy these wonderful ideas for a navy, burgundy and gold winter wedding.

Merry Christmas x

Cosy Fireplaces and Nostalgic Charm

“I love a good winter wedding. The cosy romance, an adventurous couple, and the pristine landscape create a completely different vibe to summer soirées. So, when Jen from Wren Photography suggested we put together a styled shoot to inspire more winter weddings in northern Michigan, I jumped at the chance.

“It turned out the fireside lounge, cable knit blankets and rich berry tone palette on our Pinterest board were just the beginning. Jen suggested we find a couple to actually get married at the styled shoot. They would invite guests and enjoy all the goodness of fireside blankets and berry-inspired dining.

“We reached out to Mimi from Willowbrook Mill, whose venue in Northport has three cosy fireplaces and nostalgic charm off the charts.

“Holly Thomas Design sent over the most stunning invitation suite in rich burgundies, navy, and gold calligraphy. I then talked to Jen at Grandview Catering about our vision of comfort food with a gourmet twist, and mentioned our berry tone palette. She sent me a mouth-watering menu that not only took comfort food to a new level, but also entrées and winter vegetable hash that became focal points in the table decor. The artistic presentation of pistachio crusted lamb chops was perfection between the taper candles, red wine, and the protea in Rory’s glorious centrepiece.

“Watercolour brie and fig macarons served as amuse-bouche place cards, detailed with guest names in gold calligraphy. We then used linens, candles, cross back chairs and lounge furniture, flowers and snowshoes to pull the whole look together.

“Our models JP and his gorgeous girlfriend Katie added the romance to every scene we assembled, and Lakeshore diamond rings and a fur stole completed the look with a touch of glam.”

Navy wedding stationery with red flower design

Wedding ring on red flower on top of wedding stationery

Navy and burgundy winter wedding stationery

Willowbrook Mill, Michigan

Wedding dress hanging in doorway of Willowbrook Mill, Michigan

Groom adjusting tie

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Elegant Grey Winter Wedding Styling

Husky grey, soft blue and silver combine for this elegant grey winter wedding styling inspiration, the perfect colour palette to create a serene look for a winter wedding. Couples looking for dreamy winter wedding ideas full of fine art details will love this beautiful shoot.

An abundance of flowers forms the central part of this styling concept, with silvery green eucalyptus working beautifully against white anemones, cream roses and the blue hues of thistles.

Surrounded by candles and foliage, soft grey tulle is gently draped down the centre of the elegant table. When I saw these pictures one of the first thing I noticed was the beautiful plates with cute foliage design. It’s the little details like these that make this styling concept so special.

Bride standing next to table with grey wedding styling

When deciding on your wedding cake design it’s always nice to incorporate some elements of your styling, whether it’s colours or flowers, or even including elements of your wedding dress design. I love that the cute design of the plates has been hand-drawn onto the bottom tier of this stylish cake.

The fabulous wedding dress, with delicate long lace sleeves, plunging neckline and full tulle skirt, is the perfect choice for a winter wedding too. There’s also a fabulous pair of strappy Jimmy Choo shoes thrown in!

I just know you will love these elegant and timeless winter wedding ideas in shades of grey, captured so perfectly by Melanie Nedelko. Enjoy!

Shades of Grey

“We wanted to create winter wedding inspiration that shows it does not always have to mean ‘blush and creamy’. ‘Shades of grey’ can also be part of weddings – as a colour scheme of course. Husky grey and blue as main colours, combined with different grey shades and nuances of blue, are a pleasant change in the wedding industry.

“It was important to have a few fine contrast points to add a fresh and light touch to the cooler and darker colour scheme, such as the fresh greenery in the florals or the bright and light-flooded rooms with high ceilings of the beautiful location.

“Our bride looked stunning with her natural bridal hair and make-up, and beautiful long-sleeved dress. Perfect for a winter wedding, the dress also featured delicate lace details and a breathtaking low open back.

“We wanted grey and blue to run through all the finer details of the shoot. We included Earl Grey tea and grey macarons as guest giveaways, a one-of a kind wedding cake and delicate fine calligraphy in the colour scheme, as well as matching handmade ceramic tableware. Besides the great tableware and florals, beautiful old decorations and vintage furniture completed the table setting.

“Finally, wedding classics like elegant bridal shoes and a lovely engagement ring are always nice eye-catchers.”

Grey wedding stationery

Grey envelopes for wedding stationery

Wedding ring on top of stamps

Hand-written wedding menu and name cards on grey cloth

Grey wedding name cards

Note and wax seal press

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Red and Green Nordic Winter Wedding Styling

Are you feeling festive yet? With just over a week to go until the big day, I’m sure these festive red and green Nordic winter wedding styling ideas will help to get you in the mood! Last week I shared some very alternative Christmas wedding ideas in the ‘Merry Kitschmas’ shoot, but today’s shoot features festive winter styling with a traditional colour palette of red and green but with a modern, Nordic twist.

Christmas is my favourite time of year for weddings as I love the colours, sparkles and twinkling lights everywhere. If you are marrying at his time of year it is likely your venue will have Christmas decorations up, so you could work with these, but if you have a blank canvas then these Nordic winter wedding ideas are stunning.

Bride and groom sitting at wedding table with red, green and black winter styling

You may think the shoot took place in Scandinavia, but actually it was right here in the UK at White Space Alresford, an old chapel in Hampshire. The styling team, led by Beth A Weddings, created a warm and cosy visual delight. A cute tulle-draped ceremony tipi, rustic sleigh and fabulous Christmas tree form the backdrop for the shoot. The tablescape is adorned with festive elements including mini Christmas trees, pine cones and stars, and for the cosy vibe the chairs are draped with blankets.

Florals form much of the styling, from the tipi arrangements to the beautiful modern floral rings, spectacular bridal bouquet and incredible floral bridal crown. I love an abundance of lush green foliage at this time of year, and together with berries and pine cones it makes for a festive delight.

Enjoy these wonderful pictures by Angela Ward Brown…

Warm and Cosy

“This opulent shoot at White Space Alresford shows that a small wedding venue doesn’t mean compromising on style. A hidden gem in the stunning town of Alresford, this old chapel has retained its beautiful historic features and large stained glass windows that cast bright natural light around the space.

“Winter weddings work perfectly at White Space for those looking for something cool and unique. It feels warm and cosy, and is an ideal venue for ceremonies and intimate celebrations.

“Angela Ward Brown impeccably captured the space and romance in our Nordic Winter shoot. The relaxed venue lent itself brilliantly to a cool bride, who looked stunning in luxurious cashmere and tulle. Rich florals and winter berries converted even the most adamant summer bride. By working with what was in season, Steph from Rabbit and the Rose reminded us that nature is wonderful even in the bleakest of winters.

“Surrounded by candlelight and under the ceremony tipi, With these Hands created the most romantic of backdrops for that first kiss.”

Bridal bouquet with red flowers and green foliage

Nordic sleigh with floral hoop on front

Box of Christmas decorations

Foliage and rose floral hoop

Wedding dress hanging from simple wedding ceremony tipi

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