Elegant, Earthy Autumnal Wedding Styling

With a colour palette of white, terracotta, burnt orange, taupe and soft beige, this beautiful earthy wedding styling has a pretty autumnal feel. Taking inspiration from the changing seasons, wedding planner The Purple Chair created this shoot to show the beauty of autumn weddings and showcase the stunning wedding venue, Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.

The styling comes to life against the venue’s stone walls and terracotta tiled floor. For the tablescape an abundance of taper candles in white, taupe and soft beige sit on soft white linen and a delicately draped tulle runner. The simple place settings add to this rustic, elegant look, with woven table mats and wooden plates teamed with glass chargers.

Bride standing by elegantly styled wedding table

But it’s the autumnal florals which are key to the styling, adding dramatic explosions of colour. The striking hanging installation over the table, with copper coloured leaves and orchids, white and terracotta roses, and rustic twigs, creates a stunning focal point.

Then there’s the bride’s incredible coordinating bouquet. Tied loosely with soft peach, taupe and ivory ribbon, it looks amazing against her dress, a stunning long sleeved fit and flare style with intricate all-over beading and gathered tulle train. Worn with a pair of Valentino gold-studded strappy sandals, her look is elegant and romantic.

Wonderful rustic touches complete the styling, including beautiful textured paper stationery set with hand-drawn wreath design, and a three tier white wedding cake with terracotta coloured detail and lettering.

I just adore these pictures captured so perfectly by Lizelle Goussard Photography…

Rustic wedding stationery with textured paper

Pots, buttonholes, ribbon and woven table mats

Bridal sandals and lingerie

Bride leaning forward from chair to put on bridal shoes

Bride holding bouquet in front of chair

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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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Wes Anderson Inspired Opulent Autumn Wedding Styling

The opulent hues of autumn are stunning, and the rich tones of red and orange are perfect not only for autumn weddings but weddings in all seasons. Inspired by the work of film maker Wes Anderson, today’s wedding inspiration shoot is, just like his work, awesome!

The raw industrial setting gave the creative team a blank canvas to style, and the fabulous florals in autumnal hues bring the venue to life. The concept is really intimate with minimalistic yet rich and opulent styling. I am in love with the quirky details and the gorgeous rustic colours.

To start with, the stationery gives a glimpse of the wedding style; elegant, opulent and oh-so stylish. Designed with hand-drawn foliage elements, this then carries on through the styling with some of the most amazing floral designs. Blooms in rich reds, golden browns, burnt orange and wonderful dark green foliage form the base for the styling.

Groom standing holding bouquet next to bride sitting in chair

When it comes to wedding cakes, I always think it’s important your cake should reflect your styling. Nika Yazdani took the blue from the wedding stationery set and used this for the bottom tier, and then made cute gold leaves which scatter the top two white tiers. It’s gorgeous and perfect for the autumnal theme!

A green and navy checked suit and bow tie gives the groom a relaxed and quirky look, whilst the bride wears an epic Kirsten Paige long sleeved white dress with pretty embroidered bodice and sleeves. She looks beautiful with natural make-up and her long hair flowing free, with a fabulous floral crown to match the bouquet and floral arrangements.

Jei and Gaile of Wanderlust Creatives and the team created such incredible wedding styling ideas, their attention to detail really shows through in this concept.

Blue and gold wedding stationery

Blue and gold wedding stationery with foliage detail

Blue and gold wedding invitation and lined envelope

Wedding RSVP and envelope with leaf detail

lack pointed wedding shoes

Bride holding out skirt of wedding dress

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Woodland Inspired Autumn Eco Wedding Styling

With the last burst of autumn upon us before we make the transition into winter, this fabulous woodland inspired autumn eco wedding shoot is just perfect for this time of year. Autumn is one of my favourite seasons for a wedding because the landscape is aglow with colour and beautiful natural elements. These autumn wedding styling ideas also add an eco twist.

Of course, the colour palette with browns, reds and oranges is indicative of the season. Natural elements such as leaves, pine cones, fruit and berries feature heavily throughout, making these ideas easy to recreate. Also, the inclusion of some very cute handmade extras such as the little felt acorns and toadstools adds a fun element.

Bride holding pot over open fire in woodland

The details of this styled shoot have been cleverly brought together to create this charming inspiration, including the rustic tablescape, hand-painted wedding cake, autumnal floral arrangements and amazing customised wedding dress. But the thing I love most about these ideas is the chutney station! Displayed on a old pallet, they look terrific, and autumn just wouldn’t be the same without homemade chutney!

I hope you enjoy these woodland inspired autumn eco wedding styling ideas, photographed so beautiful by Lilybean Photography.

Woodland Theme

“The inspiration for this shoot was the natural colours and textures of the Hampshire woodland surroundings. Using a team of creative suppliers and eco-friendly products we created a light, airy and natural theme throughout.

“The cake, delicately hand-painted with a flourish of watercolour leaves in burnt oranges and yellows, matched the warm woodland theme wonderfully.

“Homemade chutney in pretty recycled jars and felted toadstools for the children made perfect favours. The eco-friendly wedding stationery followed the woodland theme, and all the food was from the farmers market.”

Autumn wedding table display in woodland

Autumn wedding cake and fruit and vegetables on table

Fruit and vegetables on table

Autumn wedding cake with leaf design

Wedding place setting with eco autumn styling

Bride walking through woodland

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Moody Gothic Outdoor Wedding Styling

Well happy Halloween! Today I have something quite spooktacular (sorry), with this moody Gothic outdoor wedding styling, created and captured by Eleni P Photography.

With the backdrop of Bancroft Tower, this shoot has a fabulously eerie ambience, with rich deep red, black and gold colours giving an autumnal vibe.

The pièce de résistance of this shoot though is the fabulous tablescape. Set upon a white rustic door, beautiful styling details stand out amongst the white table runner, napkins and plates. Gold chargers, cutlery and candlestick holders, black candles, coloured ornate glassware, and beautiful vases of dark flowers and foliage bring the table to life. Then, to complete the styling, pheasant feathers and a sheep skull add yet another dimension.

Gothic bride sitting on rocks by castle

The bridal styling is pretty cool too. To complement her dark and sultry make-up, the bride wears an unusual black two-piece, with a full silk skirt teamed with sexy lace cropped top. This Gothic-like bridal look, along with the shoot location, helped evolve this shoot from its original boho theme.

Haunting beautiful, I hope you enjoy pinning these ideas…

Gothic Look

“It was important that this shoot was very creative, as opposed to a cookie cutter wedding shoot. I wanted to show brides that, with a little help from amazing vendors, they can get as funky and vintage as possible.

“To start with the focus of the styling was very boho, with the aim of using eclectic materials to achieve this. These included the wood cake block, the door as the table, the macramé arch I made, and the unique glassware. Yet, with the black dress, heavier make-up and castle location, it had more of a Gothic look, so we decided to go for it.

“I loved the texture of the castle rocks, and tried to mimic that with the cake and boho table setup. This also helped to soften the Gothic feel. The black dress is interesting too because it’s actually a skirt and a top, and bridal separates are becoming more popular with brides.”

Castle entrance

Castle walls

Semi-naked wedding cake

Flower on top of semi-naked wedding cake

Pink and white Gothic wedding stationery

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