Hello lovelies! Thanks so much for popping by to read my latest blog post. Last week I shared Part 1 of Soft & Gentle Wedding Styling, with photos from a shoot I designed and styled at Bradbourne House wedding venue. Showing you inspiration for gentle and romantic wedding design and styling, and you can read that post here. This week I wanted to share Part 2, with more inspiration for elegant wedding styling using a soft, neutral palette. Want to take a peek!?
The focus on this shoot concept was using beautifully soft and gentle colours within a romantic and grand setting, so keeping the design and styling simple whilst really concentrating on the details. When keeping wedding styling simple with the combination of using a neutral colour palette for your wedding design, it is essential that you think about all of the details and how they work together to compliment each other, and stand out. There will need to be some depth and detail in order for the decor to not get lost.
I wanted the wedding cake to be simple yet stunning, which was captured perfectly by Little Cake Garden. We went for a delicately iced, pure white, tiered cake, bringing in elegant detailing of soft flowers and gentle frills, all touched with gold to compliment the gold and brass used throughout the entire design and styling. When you have a cake this beautiful, you do not need anything extravagant to display it on. Here a simple heirloom pedestal table worked perfectly.
The tablescape design is so very important to me when I am designing and styling weddings, events and editorial shoots. It is my favourite part and I relish thinking about all of the elements, picking out glassware and plates, beautiful tablecloths and all the other elements, such as candles and wedding day stationery. I think it is a hugely important part of your wedding day styling, as it is where your guests will spend the largest amount of time and they will notice all of those little details that you hopefully put in.
As with the rest of the editorial shoot, the look to the tablescape was elegant and romantic. Keeping to the neutral palette, I chose to add luxury through the textures, chairs and all of the tableware chosen. By upgrading your choice of chair, glassware, plates, cutlery and linen, the tables will instantly be uplifted and your tables will go from 'ordinary wedding that everyone sees' to a beautiful wedding that will wow your guests and will be rememebered for a very long time for being romantic, elegant and stylish.
I chose to use a lot of cut glass items in this editorial shoot, as the clean lines worked perfectly with the grand details of the stately home wedding venue. Bradbourne House is full of lots of stunning details, from the huge windows to the gilt panelling, so it was important the styling did not overshadow the venue. The stunning flowers by Catherine Short were kept to various shades of neutrals, with a deeper colour added occasionally, and the blooms were kept delicate with ranunculus, roses, jasmin and gentle foliage.
I chose to use these stunning plates from Duchess and Butler, as their pearl design was perfect for this tablescape. I also chose gold cutlery in a brushed effect and stunning crystal glasses, also from Duchess and Butler. These gave the table an elegant and luxurious feel, along with the stunning neutral lines from Silk & Purl and the chairs from Academy Furniture Hire. Lastly I place an individual, small cake - in a similar design to the main cake, all by Little Cake Garden - on mini cake stands for each place setting. A perfect wedding favour that can also act as dessert.
Our beautiful bride wore an Ersa Atelier dress by Morgan Davies, in a nude colour with beautiful detailing and layers of tulle. This was complemented with very delicate earrings and hair accessories by Afshan Shamas. In-keeping with the elegant look and delicate details, Mari Chase created a classic bridal look with natural make-up and a beautiful low up-do.
We captured Emily, our bride, in lots of different areas of our wedding venue - Bradbourne House. I fully advise to do this with your wedding venue, and explore the whole place to take pictures in areas you find pretty, with good lighting and anything you or your wedding photographer would like captured.
I loved designing and styling this wedding inspiration shoot, of course keeping it elegant, romantic and timeless. It was all captured by the very talented Hannah Duffy Photography and The Event Designers helped me with the planning and coordination. It is a beautiful shoot and I am so very proud of it.
What do you think? Don't you just love the soft and gentle colours at this wedding venue? Let me know what you think and if you want to chat wedding design and styling, get in touch at any time here. Thanks for reading, Amy x