This afternoon is all about gorgeous wedding ideas to inspire you lovelies.
Mel Wilde and Ali Moss at Long Furlong Barn dreamed up rustic red wedding ideas at a beautiful barn location. Pretty blooms and a flower crown, a Johanna Hehir lace dress, hay bales and lovely décor. So gorgeous.
Thanks so much to Mel Wilde for sharing her lovely images with us.
“Mel and Ali wanted to inspire a valentines / early Spring vibe to a barn based wedding shoot at Ali’s family venue: Long Furlong Barn. Mel wanted wellingtons, oversized hair wreaths, hay bales and all things country to evoke that relaxed elegance barn weddings uniquely offer. An exquisite Johanna Hehir lace gown, ‘Verity’, was sourced and a colour scheme of deep reds and blues to conjure all things late winter / valentines was chosen.
The result was beautiful with festive bunting, raffia tied stationery, thistle and rose based floral accessories and fabulous red hunter wellingtons. It was a whole lot of fun on the Sussex farm.”
Tags: Amanda Samain, Bo K, Bridal Shoot, Dickies Suit Hire, Johanna Hehir Wedding Dress, Long Furlong Barn, Mathilda Rose, Mel Wilde Photography, Not Just For Hire, Red Wedding Ideas, Seahorse Stationery, The Cake Artist
The perfect way to end Valentine’s day here at WWW is share pretty romantic inspiration me thinks.
I was over the moon to be contacted by bridal designer Charlotte Garratt sharing her latest bridal shoot with me. A brilliant bride marries bride concept with the loveliest pink and gold details.
Look out for the love heart cake… it is THE best.
“The shoot concept was dreamt up by me and the fabulous photographer Cecelina Tornberg. We’ve worked on a number of shoots together before and I love Cecelina’s style of photography. I’ve always wanted to style a lesbian shoot particularly as I love the idea of being able to create two outfits and working with both sides of the bridal couple! We wanted to keep to a style of summery and feminine, with pinks, ivory and gold as our main colour scheme.
I have a stunning park local to me that I have always wanted to shoot in, it’s a combination of woods and wildflower meadows and is simply stunning, and with this shoot it just worked.
Cecelina and I have very similar tastes and we knew we wanted to the shoot to be fun but with an editorial feel. The bridal outfits I made for the shoot are both quite modern and fun, but feminine too.
Our fantastic models were transformed into blushing brides by the amazing and lovely Amanda White. We hadn’t worked together before but she immediately saw the look I was trying to achieve and went above and beyond my ideas.
Both brides wore hair accessories, a stunning piece from Natasha Jane and fresh flowers provided by Gwenda of Fearless Florals.
The picnic setting was something I’ve wanted to create for a long time; it’s been featured a lot recently, particularly in engagement shoots, and seems to be a popular ideal. Rather than keep it too minimal we decided to style a full sweet tablescape, with fabulous edible treats supplied by Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium. I particularly love the heart surprise! Gorgeous pretty in pink stationery finished off the table setting perfectly, and the signs were fab too!”
Tags: A Call to Twelve Productions, Amanda White, Bridal Shoot, Cecelina Photography, Charlotte Garratt Wedding Dress, Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, Fearless Florals, Gold Wedding Ideas, Miss Munro, Natasha Jane, Pink Wedding Ideas, The Finer Details
I just love the decadence, atmosphere and glamour of these wedding ideas.
Inspired by a speakeasy 1920s feel, there were dark tones, with lush blooms and stylish stationery. The chocolate wedding cake was a masterpiece and I just love a Jenny Packham gown. Inspiration perfect for a winter wedding day.
“The Milk Thistle and The Ox are sister venues situated close together in the historic part of Bristol. The Ox is a romantic underground restaurant and The Milk Thistle is a cocktail bar spread over three floors. The owner described the interior as: “It’s like going to your crazy uncle’s as a child and getting lost in all the wonderful eccentric items he’s collected from his travels.” The feeling you get from both these venues is one of romance, decadence and fun. So this is what I wanted to incorporate into the shoot.
I’m very lucky, as being a freelance wedding coordinator I’m always surrounded by clever, creative peeps, so it wasn’t hard selecting the suppliers to work with on this shoot. Bristol has a big wedding community and we all help each other as much as we can.
A 1920/30′s dress was a must, and with our beautiful model Nadia as a tall as she is, a long following gown was in order. So, The Mews Bridal Gowns of Clifton Village picked out ‘Blaire’ from Jenny Packham’s 2013 collection.
New to the wedding scene is ‘Ruby and the Wolf’. We met at a tweet-up and when I saw her dark tones and unusual wedding floristry I knew she would be perfect for the kookiness of the venue. She co-styled the shoot on the day and brought in berries that added opulence. She has such an incredible eye for detail.
Hair was a modern take on a 20′s style, making it looser and softer. Hayley is a hugely experienced hairstylist and created a look that held all day. Just what a bride needs.
We started with neutral make-up, but with everything else so dark and heavy Claire suggested darkening the make-up to compliment – and so it did! Nadia looked incredibly beautiful.
I’d started a Pinterest board, as is the done thing now, and Lizzy May from Lizzy May Designs came up with stationery that started getting our imaginary guests in the mood for this wedding, and my gosh!.. it surpassed my expectations and beyond. The ‘save the date’ was in a vintage gin bottle (one of my favourite details), the menus were round and super sweet. Everywhere I looked I was like ‘oh wow!’ I think we all spent the whole day ‘ooooing’ and ‘ahhing’ over all of each others’ work.
The other Lizzy we had on the day turned up with chocolates. Chocolates for breakfast? When they are Lizzy’s from Chocolate Delores you don’t care that it’s only breakfast time; in fact I didn’t care for ‘time’ at all when I popped that chocolate in my mouth. She is one very talented lady and this is all said before I’ve even talked about what it looked like. Lizzy is a classic chocolatetier, able to create anything you could possibly dream of. Her creation for the shoot of white chocolate, roses, skull heads and flowers was mind-blowing. The pictures speak for themselves.
As clement weather is never guaranteed in this country, what with winter taking up half the year, I hope this bridal shoot has shown brides that romance doesn’t have to wait till summer, but rather it leaves them with a feeling that it can be created any time and anywhere.”
Tags: 1920s Wedding, Bridal Shoot, Chocolate Delores, Jenny Packham Wedding Dress, Liberty Pearl Photography, Lizzy May Designs, Ruby and the Wolf, Taylor Made Beauty, The Milk Thistle, The Ox
These gorgeous rustic winter wedding ideas are sent over from Colorado in the US.
The idea behind the shoot was to create an English hunting style, think log cabin, cosy fabrics, luxurious colours, antlers and woodsy details. So much inspiration and gorgeous styling.
“When photographer, Kristina, of Kristina Lynn Photography & Design, and I got together to discuss collaborating on a styled shoot, we brainstormed two ideas; one being how to tie in a unique theme that would still speak to the Colorado lifestyle. Or, as the PR Coordinator of Todd Reed Jewelry, Naomi summed it up as; Rustic Luxury.
We knew we wanted a hunting theme, but felt like camo and blaze orange heels for the bride would be going a little too far. We decided to take the formality of traditional English hunting and interpret it to more of a Colorado luxe style. We chose an outstanding venue, the Evergreen Lake House, as we were entranced by its location, the grand log structure, and the large stone fireplace. Our natural color scheme with browns, tans, pops of deep reds, white, and mossy green florals truly added a sense of regality. We added an animal mount above the mantle with some trophies, pheasant feather, LED candles, and antler candelabras. The crackling fireplace provided the perfect backdrop for plush red velvet chairs, the rustic dining table made of old growth reclaimed wood, a full place setting with real silver flatware, gold-rimmed goblets, and the other star of the show; the off center, centerpiece – an antler chandelier overflowing with foliage greens, arranged florals, and red berries strewn throughout.
Our groom donned an Orvis pub jacket, khakis, sweater, and solid red tie with an Ivy cap; he more than complimented the gorgeous bride in her hand made silk gown with patchwork lace, and an original love poem (written specifically for this dress) appliqué down the right side of the over coat. The sleeveless dress proved to be the perfect style for a toasty indoor reception. For outdoor scenes, her hand-knitted opera fingerless gloves and shawl added the perfect accent and warmth for our bride. The organic jewelry topped off the rustic luxury we were going for, and Todd Reed Jewelry went above and beyond with their unique and jaw-dropping accessories. Add in a handmade hairpiece for the bride’s special “something new”.
A red sofa for lounging outdoors with a coyote throw to stay warm, provided the prime opportunity for guests to admire the gorgeous view of the venue. A scotch bar for the groom and his boys provided a cozy corner with an ornate area rug fitting with the theme, old cigar boxes and books, and elegant decanters creating an eye-catching display and a perfect spot to offer up a toast. The sweetest of sweets tables with several choices of delectable treats included sweet almond candies, brigadieros, favors to go, and your pick of one of the three cakes which all tied into our lovely theme; a wood-grained log carved with the bride and groom’s initials, a three-tiered cake replicating the design of the invitations, and a simpler, elegant cake. Having a variety of unique stands, compotes, and trays to display the sweets and a few more sprigs of pheasant feathers, pulled it all together.
The invitation set the tone of the event from the beginning, with its leather accents, subtle wood grain, and pops of red pattern; it made for a perfect balance of feminine and masculine. You can see the repeated patterns throughout the table settings; in the leather placemats, subtle wood grain patterned napkins, touches of red, and a dash of gold in the simple but classy dishes and goblets. A full setting of silverware and the elaborate menus provide guests with a hint of what’s to come.
4N Pictures has put together a video of the shoot which can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/4npictures/featherandtwig”
I just love today’s wedding ideas shoot set at Lake Norman in North Carolina.
Romantic Grecian inspiration, from the underwater portraits, to delicious cuisine and elegant styling.
Thanks so much to Casey Hendrickson Photography, for sharing her images with us today, here is what she had to say about the shoot;
“I wanted to create a romantic setting for two with a modern Grecian style. One element we all think of when imagining Greece is their clear blue water, so we started the session under water to add a different type of romantic flare. We wrapped the bride in white chiffon and had the couple do certain movements to capture the flow of emotion and fabric as they embraced and twirled in the water together.
Our next scene was our first set up by the lake. We had the table decked out in navy with white and gold accents, and served up a fabulous Grecian menu complete with stuffed mushrooms as the appetizer, Grecian salad with crisp Bibb lettuce, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, strawberries, and feta while drizzled in a passion fruit dressing, Chicken Rosemary in a lemon garlic sauce, French green beans, and baby red potatoes.
Our last location was the Love Nook, which we designed using DIY elements, such as sewing the navy and sequin pillows together, repainting the chandelier and adding crystals to it, and using clear vases filled with water and floating candles.
All of these elements created an unforgettable setting filled with Grecian flare and a romantic ambiance.”