Hello! How has your week been? Last week I shared a post showing you one of my favourite moodboards, using a delicate, neutral palette. This week I wanted to show you what you can achieve from using a similar palette, and share some images from an inspiration shoot I produced back in March with a very clever and lovely bunch of wedding suppliers. This week is part one and I will share more next week. I hope you enjoy it...
If you decide to use a neutral palette within your wedding design and styling, it is key to use a variation of tones as I have here with the creams, beiges and taupes. Occasionally I brought in a gentle pink too, which compliments these tones. By keeping to your moodboard throughout all of your wedding design stage and into the styling element, your look will be consistent. Consider the textures too, and these tones suit gentle fabrics, lots of layering and you can afford to add some detailing in your wedding dress to allow for it to stand out.
Our beautiful bride, Emily, wore an Ersa Atelier dress from Morgan Davies and the beautiful beige tone of the main part of the dress looked stunning against her pale skin. Makeup was kept very delicate and gentle, with some warmer tones to compliment. And the hair was kept simple too, with an elegant, low up-do with delicate gold accessories neatly placed within. Hair and makeup was by Mari Chase and the accessories were by Afshan Shamas.
Bradbourne House is a stunning stately home wedding venue in Kent, and it was the perfect backdrop for our muted tones and soft, elegant and romantic wedding styling. The ornate panelling, beautiful old windows and gilt detailing around the building inspired me for the shoot, as these details were so perfect in their design, I knew my paired-back wedding design would work perfectly amongst them. The muted tones of the winter's day also provided inspiration, and this was reflected in the way we shot the beautiful bride.
I used antique pieces in dark wood that contrasted with the soft beiges and taupes. The stunning flowers we used were created by Catherine Short Floral Design who used the gentle, neutral palette mixed with some foliage and hints of blush. The fine art wedding stationery, with its romantic design and relaxed details worked perfectly with the whole design, and was created by Mango Tree London. The invitation suite above was placed on beautiful hand-dyed fabrics by Silk & Purl.
Captured here is inspiration for your wedding day to style additional elements other than the traditional. By using antique furniture in various ways, such as the chaise here with floral installations, could be used at your wedding day as a photobooth or a pretty area for guests to chill out at. I love taking my antique props and using them within my wedding design with classic styling, to bring them up to date and create a timeless wedding day.
As well as the above suppliers that I've mentioned the stunning day was captured by the wonderful Hannah Duffy Photography and The Event Designers helped me with the planning and coordination of the day.
Next week I will be sharing more of this inspiration shoot with you, more bridal shots and the tablescape plus beautiful cake. You can also see the whole shoot on Elizabeth Anne Designs, who featured it this week. Take a peek here.
I'd love to know what you think? Do you like the soft and gentle colour palette? Have you thought about using a similar colour palette at your wedding or perhaps you'll use more colour? Or if you're struggling with all of these options and ideas and the overwhelm that can come at the initial stages, I would love to help. Take a look at my Inspiration package here and let me know if you want to chat here.