Opulent Wedding Styling with Autumnal Colours

My first glimpse of this fabulous styled wedding shoot was a picture of the bouquet on the Hibiscus and Hodge Facebook page. From the first time I saw this breathtaking oversized bouquet in warm autumnal colours I fell in love with this styling concept. Then I found out the shoot took place in my home town of Devizes at the beautiful Town Hall and I loved it even more!

Coordinated by Lucinda from Devizes Venues and talented local make-up artist Karina Scoffield, these ideas have been beautifully captured by Rose & Fay Photography. Although the styling uses rich autumnal colours it would work for a wedding in any season as a mix of bright colours pop through the rich tones to give real depth and interest.

Elegant bride standing next to wedding harpist

With beautiful wedding dresses and wonderfully opulent styling ideas, this shoot is one of my favourite styled shoots we’ve featured recently. I hope you love these ideas as much as I do.

Warm, Rich Autumnal Colours

“This styled shoot took place in the Assembly Room of the historic Devizes Town Hall, a beautiful Georgian listed building. We wanted to reflect the regency grandeur of the room, with its Adams style ceiling, magnificent chandeliers and infinity mirrors.

“Full of warm, rich colours, this inspiration has an almost Avant Garde feel to it. The styling team used beautiful, rich and warm autumnal colours, giving the look a very indulgent and opulent wow factor.

Bride standing next to piano in Assembly Room of Devizes Town Hall

Bride leaning on piano

Bride standing holding rose next to piano

Elegant bride with veil

Bride holding autumnal bouquet

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Bridal Shower Styling Using 2019 Wedding Trends

This bridal shower is one of the prettiest I’ve seen, and is the perfect inspiration to swoon over during the Easter break. The styling team, led by Jade at Let’s Bee Together, used a combination of the hottest 2019 wedding trends which work so well together.

Pantone’s colour for 2019, Living Coral, features heavily throughout the styling, including the stationery, napkins, cake and even the drinks. The white linen on the simply styled table makes the coral napkins and on-trend low level floral arrangement of foliage, pampas grass and coral roses really stand out, and cute coral chiffon bows tied around the top of bar stools finish the look perfectly. Each place setting also has a cool personalised coaster which is a lovely keepsake for the girls to take away.

Bridal shower table styled with 2019 wedding styling trends

I just love the elegant stationery which features a wonderful hand drawn illustration of the venue, The Con Club, and the inclusion of pampas grass designs on the invite, wax seal and envelope liner gives a nod to the floral arrangements. Hand lettering is used throughout, including on the personalised gift bags for each of the girls. Filled with wonderful treats such as an ‘I Do Crew’ bracelet, marble iced biscuit, drink, hairspray, “Prosecco whore” hankies, and so much more, there’s definitely no tat here!

Four extravagant tiers of cakey goodness, the bridal shower cake is a lovely idea. Decorated with a beautiful sugar flower hoop, rose gold leaf, soft coral colours and tied with a pretty ribbon, it’s the final piece that pulls together all the different 2019 wedding trends used.

So, whether you’re planning a bridal shower or 2019 wedding, I’m sure you’ll love these ideas captured by Lindy Rogers.

The Con Club, Altrincham

The Con Club sign

Bridal shower stationery in coral colour

Coral coloured bridal shower stationery

Hanging flower backdrop next to bridal shower welcome sign

Bridal shower gifts and personalised bag

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Blooming Marvellous – Giant Flowers from The Prop Factory

Hiring props for your wedding to create the look you want is not really anything new, but have you thought about hiring a flower garden? Perhaps not, until now… The Prop Factory has launched the most fantastic giant flowers for hire that when used together create a magnificent flower garden. Not only will they wow you and your wedding guests, but they form a backdrop like no other.

For an outdoor wedding, imagine creating this scene in the garden of your venue to use as a ceremony backdrop. In fact, as most of these flowers are free-standing you could create a floral wonderland indoors.

Each flower is handmade by The Prop Factory, with the flowers and leaves delicately constructed with authentic markings. The range includes the huge 220cm tall rose-like enchanted flower, giant daisies and sunflowers, and even tall grass. To add extra enchantment, how about adding a toadstool or two?

If you are looking to create something very special and unique for your big day then these giant flowers from The Prop Factory will turn your wedding into an enchanted wonderland. Blooming marvellous!

Giant Flowers from The Prop Factory in Froginwell Vineyard

A Jungle of Flowers

“The idea behind this shoot was to showcase our new full range of Giant Flowers, all handmade at our warehouse. At The Prop Factory we have seven giant flower options, all free-standing apart from the daisies which spike into grass easily. They range from Giant Sunflowers to Grass Tiles. I pulled the shoot forward because I couldn’t risk missing the beautiful weather we had recently. I’m so glad it all came together.

“I wanted to create a jungle of flowers in the Vineyard at Froginwell that customers could take inspiration from or re-create this summer. Couples could use the flowers at their wedding for photo opportunities or as a ceremony backdrop.

Bridesmaid and flower girl walking through Giant Flowers from The Prop Factory

Bridesmaid standing amongst Giant Flowers from The Prop Factory

Bridesmaid with colourful flower crown

Flower girl walking though field of Giant Flowers from The Prop Factory

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Coastal Woodland Elopement Styling in Blue and Grey

Styled by Danielle of The Wedding Hub, these coastal woodland elopement styling ideas were created as part of a photography workshop held by Amber of Liberty Pearl.

With the backdrop of the beautifully wild Devonshire coastline and the rustic New Barton Barns venue, these styling ideas in soft hues of blue and grey are perfect for an elopement or intimate UK wedding.

Mixing coastal and woodland charm, natural elements with touches of luxury give a wonderful tranquil vibe. The tablescape looks so pretty with rustic place settings and handmade silk linen. Taper candles and wild floral arrangements surround rustic napkins, dried flowers and fine art wedding stationery. Hanging above the table, a fabulous floral installation adds to the wild and rustic nature of the shoot.

Bride resting head on groom by the coast

The bridal styling is both relaxed and charming. Ghost London wedding dresses teamed with a grey leather jacket and a cosy grey chunky-knit shawl give two different looks, but both perfect for the setting.

Enjoy these beautiful pictures by Liberty Pearl that are sure to inspire your own elopement or intimate wedding…

Coastal and Woodland Ideas

“We based the styling for this shoot on a combination of coastal and woodland ideas. It was wonderful to work with Amber’s ideas and bring the concept together with a creative team of suppliers.

“New Barton Barns is a coastal wedding venue in Devon nestled amongst beautiful farmland and woodlands. The softness of the foliage found near the coastline and the billowing cloud forms inspired the tablescape. For such a private moment it felt right to use gentle, fine and billowing shapes to create closeness and delicate softness. Overall I wanted to create a tablescape with a natural, simple feel, as well as adding luxurious touches. Deep, rich colours added contrast and textures to the shades of blue, grey and silver used throughout.

View of the sea from Devon coastline

New Barton Barns in Devon

Watercolour wedding stationery with bridal items

Wedding ring

Groom's accessories and vows

Pocket watch

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‘Plantation Chic’ Palm and Gold Tropical Wedding Styling

Tropical wedding styling is still one of my favourite concepts, and I adore these palm and gold styling ideas captured so beautifully by Amanda Karen Photography. Curated by the super talented Always Andri and Flamboyant Invites, every minute detail of this ‘Plantation Chic’ styled shoot has been so carefully planned and beautifully executed.

A variety of palm leaves and ferns form the main element of the styling, adorning the beautiful Holland Park Orangery and tablescape. The large potted palms lining the centre of the table work beautifully under the high ceilings of the orangery, and small varieties in pots and vases intermingle along the table and on the floor. The use of palms at different heights makes such a splendid display.

The palm and gold theme flows through every detail, from the fabulous wedding stationery to the magnificent wedding cakes displayed so beautifully. And wait until you see the gorgeous bridal bouquet!

Everything about this shoot is modern, chic and oh so stylish…

Bride in Holland Park Orangery

Plantation Chic

“Bringing the warmth and scents of lush tropical plants to the city, whatever the weather, was the inspiration for this wedding shoot. Our palm and gold theme offers a ‘Plantation Chic’ style concept where muted tones, beautiful tropical foliage, bare wood, white and touches of antique gold take the tropical wedding theme trend in a completely different direction .

“The theme harps back to the Victorian era, when many Orangeries and glasshouses were built to protect citrus trees from the winter weather. The Orangery at Holland Park is a wonderful and beautiful example of this type of building.

“Flamboyant Invites’ faded Coco Palm stationery provided the creative spark for the shoot, styled by Always Andri and beautifully captured by Amanda Karen. White iced cakes incorporated tropical leaf sugar work, and distinctive foliage set ups and table arrangements included both real and artificial foliage and plants. Set within the stunning backdrop of Holland Park’s Orangery, the details reflected the concept perfectly.

“Finally, Truvelle’s bridal gowns exude a timeless and simple elegance, and make the perfect for choice for a wedding at home or abroad.”

Outside Holland Park Orangery

Wedding stationery with tropical palm leaf design

Coco Palm stationery by Flamboyant Invites

Palm leaf envelope liner

Wedding table with tropical palm styling

Wedding table styled with tropical palm leaves

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