Hello lovelies, I'm back this week with some inspiration for you all for a timeless and elegant wedding. Back in January I designed and styled a wedding editorial shoot with a wonderful team of fantastic wedding suppliers, and it was featured on B.Loved Blog a few weeks ago. Today I am sharing some of my favourite shots with you and explaining how I created it...
The inspiration behind this shoot was to take beautiful, heirloom pieces and combine them with soft textures in opulent colours, along with classic and romantic styling, to create a timeless and elegant editorial wedding shoot. I love to show how you can bring old pieces to life with fresh styling, classic stationery and stunning wedding bridalwear, and lots of other lovely details. A good design thinks about all of the details, and lovingly combines them with thought and care. Plus with beautiful, fine art photography by Helen Warner, the natural stye allows for the pieces and my styling to really stand out.
The details make or break a good wedding design, and it is really important to me to carefully think of all of these details from the very beginning. When creating an editorial, I first off seek inspiration and then I go onto mood boarding all of the details, ensuring I am consistent with the style. From this point it all comes together with all of the elements from each supplier chosen for their style and aesthetic.
With this concept I wanted the details, texture, dresses and heirloom pieces to stand out for themselves, so we chose a white and bright wedding venue - AREA, a loft space in East London by venue specialise JJ Media. The venue was the perfect backdrop with the old windows and the white walls crying out for a floral installation by Some Enchanted Floral Design.
This installation gave us a beautiful backdrop to show off the stunning bridalwear by Sienna Von Hildemar. You could create lovely backdrops like this within your wedding styling on your wedding day, they make for gorgeous photo opportunities, backdrops for cakes or even the ceremony. You could also use one to create your very own photo booth.
I chose to create a dessert station and display the cake on an heirloom table. I think it is so important to display your wedding cake with pride - far too often you see it shoved in a dark corner on a creased cloth on a wedding day. There are many options to displaying your wedding cake and your wedding stylist can come up with a few options, including dessert stations.
I also like to ensure the cake is consistent with the entire wedding design and will work with you to ensure this happens. As I said earlier, it is all about the details and going that extra mile to ensure all is harmonious in design. Your wedding day will be beautiful if you remember this!
Within this concept I wanted to include lots of gold and brass details, I'm very big into not mixing metals and believe if you can be consistent with this within your wedding design then your wedding styling will instantly be uplifted and look harmonious.
For me, brass and gold adds a sense of luxury and opulence, and I love to include them within my wedding design. You will often find me replacing the basic caterer's cutlery for my gold cutlery, like I have above, as it is a cost effective way to upgrade your wedding table settings and create a wow factor for your wedding guests.
yAs you can see, we created a few different looks at this editorial shoot - what's your favourite? And with carefully selected heirloom pieces, classic styling and a romantic bridal look, it shows you what can be achieved with just being thoughtful in your design and really thinking about those little details.
I loved creating this wedding editorial shoot with a wonderful team and I'm thrilled with the results. I hope it has given you lots of inspiration for the styling of your wedding day, but if you feel you need some help to bring it all together, perhaps I can help. I'd love to chat to you and you can drop me a line here. I offer inspiration sessions, full wedding styling packages and also heirloom prop hire.
Thanks for reading, Amy x