Colour lovers rejoice. You are going to be in wedding heaven with this colour explosion, extremely cheery and very summery wedding today.
Sophie and Aden were hitched on Saturday 27th August 2016 and held their reception in a marquee, which was in a cricket field across the road from their church. The venue was a blank canvas, which left the couple to consider and organise every little detail. No mean feat, but it all went super smoothly and the results are incredible. The marquee was decked in some of the most fun décor I’ve ever clapped eyes on; giant balloons, tassels and jars filled with blooms to name a few. Then come evening, the whole space was lit magically by festoon lights, a cinema light sign and fun light up initials. The dancefloor was packed all night thanks to the great tunes and free bar, which was placed next to the dancefloor (great tip Sophie!).
Let’s talk outfits shall we? Sophie wore an elegant and chic gown called Aria by Suzanne Neville. It looked utterly perfect on her, she also chose to wear a delicate crown of florals, which tied in with her colour pop bouquet. Aden looked super cool in his vibrant blue suit, loafers and yellow tie. Aren’t they the cutest?
Thanks so much to Livvy Hukins for sharing these epic images with us.
Hands up… who’s excited for the new Beauty and the Beast film? I think the original animation is my fave Disney film and I cannot wait to see the new movie. I may even have to convice my eldest little boy to accompany me to the pictures to view it on the big screen.
Anyway, I digress, because I have some super beautiful images to share with you today. The love story from the film and the eerie mansion, is perfect inspiration for a wedding. Dark, decadent and atmospheric. The details in this shoot would be perfect for an alternative wedding, or a really luxe autumn/winter celebration. Think dripping candles, rich florals and exquisite gowns. Enjoy every image folks.
“Tale as old as time… This shoot was inspired by Beauty and the Beast, but in the least Disney way possible! We wanted it to be opulent and full of jewel colours so we teamed vintage crockery with contemporary florals and super chic bridalwear. Starting off in the chapel at Arnos Vale Cemetery, our bride Belle lounges in her dramatic couture gown from Bowen-Dryden, surrounded by books, balloons and foliage as the sun streams through the huge windows. Belle then goes for a wander through the grounds in House of Ollichon’s ‘Stevenson’ outfit, accompanied by two giant balloons, one containing real rose petals and the other gilded in copper foil. The wedding breakfast takes place at Arnos Vale’s charming woodland wedding venue, the ‘Underwood Centre’. The banquet table is laid up with colourful mismatched crockery with gold accents, along with decadent dripping dinner candles and calligraphy place names in little baroque frames. The table plan is hand-painted on a striking gold mirror and large balloons in jade green, navy and gold bob about in the eaves of the open-sided barn, while the delicate silk ribbon backdrop flows in the breeze around the cake decorated with magical white chocolate scrolls and dusted red roses. Gibson Bespoke’s crystal chiffon train adds drama to the romantic scene and Belle’s velvety bouquet picks out the amethyst of Tessa Metcalfe’s “Claws of Engagement” ring. Following dinner, Belle retires to the fireside for a glass of bubbly in Gibson Bespoke’s mouthwateringly sparkly ‘Bacall’ Rose Gold Paillettes Backless gown and calls it a night!
We wanted to showcase the amazing wedding industry talent in the South West so most of the suppliers were from the Bristol and Bath areas and the coloured candles were made in Cornwall. The fashion designers were not South West based but all still from the UK/Ireland.”
For international couple Melissa and Mohammad, their wedding day was a celebration of both their love for each other and their strong family ties. The bride and groom come from opposite ends of the globe, America and Dubai respectively, and decided to tie the knot in beautiful Tuscany on July 11th 2016. Their big day took place in a grand castle and as is only fitting, had a stylishly royal tone.
I adore that the lovebirds let the location do the talking when it came to décor. The pink, mauve and white colour scheme was tied together throughout the day by fresh florals aplenty, the bridal party’s attire and even the mood lighting at the reception. I was instantly in awe of the way the reception was designed using the natural beauty of the venue to look both simple and chic. Melissa and Mohammad looked effortlessly regal – the bride wore a fitted lace mermaid gown and the groom wore a sharp suit with a white bowtie. My heart melted when I saw the picture of the happy pair video-chatting with Melissa’s grandmother in the United States. Aww.
Industrial cool style, perfect urban city location and 600 balloons… It’s time for Helen and Paul’s nuptials held on the 14th October 2016. YAY.
What’s not to love about a modern, fun and colourful celebration in the heart of London? Helen and Paul chose to hold their wedding at The Chainstore at Trinity Buoy Wharf. The views of the Thames and the o2 arena were rather spectacular, as was the warehouse space for their ceremony and the party following. It made the perfect backdrop for their epic balloon installations they set their heart on, along with sparkly table cloths and miles of fairy lights.
Touches which really added personality included a scrumptious sounding American style menu, bespoke cocktails and karaoke for their guests. Helen wore a strikingly beautiful gown and veil by Vera Wang teamed with pretty pink blooms. The bridesmaids wore mismatched sequin outfits and and the gents looked dapper in their black bow ties and tuxedo jackets. Wow.
This sweet seaside celebration gave me all the feels.
Athena and Constantinos were married on September 17th 2016 in an intimate town hall ceremony in Brighton, followed by a personal and cosy meal around a single table. They wanted their wedding to have classic vibes with a party feel. Think great food, brilliant music and a weekend of festivities.
I so love the florals here today, Athena’s bouquet was just exquisite. It had a wildflower quality, complete with daisies, roses, berries, thistles and billy balls to name a few. She also wore flowers in her hair. I totally fell for Athena’s pale pink ruffled strapless dress, which she commissioned via Etsy. She looked utterly beautiful. Constantinos opted for a blue Hugo Boss suit and pale pink tie, which coordinated just perfectly with Athena’s outfit. You’re going to love this set of gorgeous images.
Thanks so much to Devlin Photos for sharing these sensational shots.