Autumn Romance in the Air

Autumn Inspiration
Image Credits
Floral Arch: via Rock My Wedding . Log stack: via The Pretty Blog . Gin Bar: via Rock My Wedding. Bride: via Amber Bridal. Woodland: Fox Tail Photography . Headpiece: via Etsy. Cake: via Rock My Wedding

It occurred to me the other day that I’m missing out on the lovely autumn vibes at home. I love Autumn! I know it’s probably many people’s least favourite but for me I love going for walks in rustling leaves, getting wrapped up and relaxing with a cosy coffee on the sofa. I also love Halloween and Bonfire night. Again, I know some people think these are so commercial now but come on, brighten up the Autumn by embracing the festivities.

Missing Autumn got me thinking about an inspiration board for an Autumn wedding. Most wedding venues get booked up first in the Spring and Summer months, however, if you’re a bride and groom with your hearts set on a certain venue, don’t let the season ruin your plans. Embrace the off season and create a cosy, autumn wedding full of golden tones and texture.

The colour palette for a true autumn style wedding obviously includes the golden and red tones inspired by the leaves. Teamed with a deep blue/ grey tone for an edge and soft natural tones for elegance and lightness. Don’t think that you have to choose one colour for your wedding style, don’t be defined by one colour. Think tonal and creative.

The florals on the board are organic and rustic representing the true nature of autumn. This is repeated in the headpiece which adds colour to the dress and a wild, bohemian texture. The flowing tulle dress has natural movement, again adding the organic free spirit of Autumn vibes.

The lighting and woodland location is soft and romantic. So romantic you are both whisked away when saying your ‘I do’s’. Lost in a moment with each other surrounded by candle light and nature.

The cake and gin bar are rustic focal points. Adorned with detail and foraged fruit. The semi naked cake makes a statement to Autumn and says it’s ok for the wild walks and lazy days. The gin bar in my opinion is always a must and this could adopt spiced gin flavours teamed with blackberries and wild herb garnishes – warming flavours of Autumn as opposed to those light summer blends.

The overall feel for this Autumn styled wedding is relaxed, romantic and intimate. So when your dream venue only has availability in October or November, don’t rule out an inspiring Autumn wedding day. It can be more magical than you expected. (And sometimes cheaper).

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Emily x

Oh So Tropical

Oh So Tropical

Happy Monday!

I know spring feels like it’s here but I’m so longing for the heat of a tropical beach. Just to lay on the sand and feel the sun on my face is all I ask right now. I decided to channel these beach vibes into a summery, vibrant wedding colour scheme instead. It’s much more vibrant than my usual style I’ll admit, but I love the contrasting colours, the energy and most of all, the unique shapes from the foliage and details.

The large bridal bouquet is an instant wow factor for high impact. The feature flowers are almost sculptured rather than organic.

I love the ombré detail on the cake which mirrors a Hawaiian sunset setting over Waikiki beach. The soft orange complements the strong green and fun pink to add a romantic pastel tone to the scheme.

How could we forget the cocktails and canapés? The details just make these elements sing and are adorable.

Fun, quirky touches are incorporated through the ukulele guest book and the welcoming floral Leis which reflect the location perfectly.

Even if you aren’t jetting off to Hawaii for your beach wedding, why not incorporate some of these elements into your English wedding for a complete twist. You dream of your wedding day, have it your way no matter where you are in the world.

Oh I’m feeling more summery already. Have a look at my Inspiration Board page for more wedding design schemes and image credits or get in touch if you would like one making just for you. 

Have an amazing week everyone! Emily

 

 

 

Mood Board Image Credits
BRIDE BOUQUET:Photography by Rustic White Photography, Found via Weddings Online  COCKTAILS: Found Via: Wilkie Blog CAKE:By Studio Cake. Found Via Mod Wedding TABLE SETTING: Photography: Lexia Frank Photography | Floral Design: Stem Events + Flowers by Anabelle Found Via Style Me Pretty CANAPES:Photography by Nato Welton. Found via Brides Magazine STATIONERY: Alexa Nelson Prints, via Etsy, Ukulele: Photography by Natalie Schutt Photography. Found via Wedding Chicks, SUIT: Found via Well Groomed Blog, Leis Display: Found via Pinterest

A Spooky Romance

A Spooky Romance

Hello. Happy Halloween (nearly)

I love this time of year celebrating Halloween and Bonfire Night. They’re such fun and cosy festivities without the commotion compared to Christmas. (I love Christmas too though, but you know what I mean). Halloween, as commercial as some people might think, is a fun time of year to be embraced. It’s the end of October what else are you going to be doing!

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A Spooky Romance
IMAGE CREDITS
FEATHERS: DINA CHUMT PHOTOGRAPHY BRIDESMAIDS: ALISSA DINNEN PHOTOGRAPHY   BRIDE: LUNA DE MARE  INVITES:SHAUN MENARY PHOTOGRAPHY TABLE SETTING: WEDDING CONCEPTS AISLE:J. MESSER PHOTOGRAPHY PUMPKINS: MEGHAN CLOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY CAKE: ARTISAN CAKE COMPANY

 

Inspired by decorations in the shops, I’ve put together a mood board based on this time of year. Not quite as gimmicky as the pumpkins in the supermarket but quite the opposite. The mood board portrays an eerie elegance, a level of mystery and and the unknown (much like a marriage). The deep colours add drama to the scheme which are harmonised by soft whispy tones of bleached pumpkins and textured tulle. The word ’til death do us part’ echo in the background.

For more colour boards take a look over at my Inspiration Boards page. 

Happy Halloween, hope it’s a spooky one!

Emily

 

Pantone Pink Yarrow

Pantone Pink Yarrow

Hello.

Pantone released their top ten colours for Spring / Summer 2017. It seems a long way off but we all know it will come round quickly and we will be planning for weddings for next year over the next few months. The Wedding Academy have launched a competition to all students from all over the globe to submit a colour board based on one of Pantone’s top ten. Below is my interpretation of Pink Yarrow.

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Pantone Fashion Colour Report Spring 2017

I decided to choose Pink Yarrow out of the colours above to challenge myself and put a design together using a bright colour. I’m naturally drawn to more subtle toned colours such as the Hazelnut or Pale Dogwood, but I thought, no, do something different. At first I thought the colour was too bright and screamed more Barbie pink, but then I thought actually, who doesn’t love Barbie pink and the ultimately girly colour!

The board represents just that, colourful, fun, vibrant and girly. It’s a strong colour not to be ignored and just lifts your spirits. Mixed with softer pinks and whites as shown on the bard, the pink yarrow really pops out as the focal colour without being overpowering. I’ve now fallen hard for this colour and will be braver when considering bolder, brighter colours in the future. Turns out their not as scary as I first thought!

For more colour boards take a look over at my Inspiration Boards page. 

Emily

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Teal Colour Inspiration

Teal Colour Inspiration
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Sensual Teal

 

Hello.

Hope you’ve had lovely weekend. It’s been a gorgeous sunny weekend here in London. It’s also been a rare weekend of little plans which has been great. We’ve been out with friends, caught up on house work (unfortunately) and even got my head back into my Wedding Course.  However, I hate to say it, but Autumn will soon be approaching. Although I love summer, there is something about Autumn that makes me excited, I’ve always found it fascinating and have so many fond memories of conker picking as child. The turn in colour and Autumn walks with crunchy leaves make the season so embracing. The rich colours of Autumn are what has inspired this colour board. The warm amber and copper tones teamed with teal is a perfect colour scheme for an October or November wedding. The Teal is deep and sensual. A thought evoking colour.

It is said that people who are drawn to Teal are confident, sophisticated and have a positive outlook on life. For Egyptians it is the colour of truth and faith. With these connotations, it is a perfect choice for a wedding theme.

The dip dyed concept is shown on the board through the draped fabric and the marble styled cake. It adds an organic element to the scheme which contrasts with the almost geometric shapes in the invites. I love the teal painted wall with vintage frames. Although this wasn’t taken from a wedding, this idea could be used to display the couple’s family photos, maybe wedding photos from parents and grandparents for the extra sentimental touch.

The shoes are simply divine and could be the bride’s something blue to wear with her dress for the ultimate elegant, vintage and classic look.

The bouquet of fiery amber tones and organic greens bounce off the teal bridesmaid dress to add that punch complimenting colour.

So when summer is over, don’t be down, just think of the visual inspiration to come in Autumn. For more colour boards take a look over at my Inspiration Boards page. 

Emily

Golden Boho Inspiration

Hello

It’s sunny! It feels like Spring has finally sprung after lagging behind these last few weeks. To celebrate, I’ve put together a new inspiration board to add to the collection. Titled ‘Golden Boho’, it captures the free spirit style of Boho, combining natural and metallic accents to enhance the style. The palette is detailed and textured. Soft, flowing layers are contrasted against geometric shapes for modern twist. I particularity would love to have a go at painting the tips of feathers with a metallic paint. Cost effective and easy to do décor, but look how stunning it is!

More inspiration this way…

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Golden Boho
IMAGE CREDITS
FEATHERS: BOHO WEDDINGS  HAIR: LOTTIE DA DESIGNS DREAM CATCHER: NOT ON THE HIGH STREET LANTERNS:AT HOME WITH ABBY TABLE SETTING: CONFETTI DREAMS FLOWERS:  GLAMOUR AND GRACE RING: RUTH TOMLINSON CAKE: GLAMOUR AND GRACE INVITATIONS: THE MODEST BRIDE

Emily

Marsala – so last year but always loved

Marsala – so last year but always loved

Marsala may be the of 2015, but I still love it.

This mood board shows how Marsala can be used to create a wedding scheme. Teamed with soft peach and earthy tones, the Marsala sits prominent to create the focal point of the palette. Rather than overload the scheme with Marsala colour blocking I have focused on how it can be complimented and made prominent using its surroundings. Marsala is a deep, rich and elegant colour with a strong, warm comforting feel. Put together with the shades shown, it romanticises the colour and makes it appear pinker rather than red.

Elegant, Warm, Sensual, Romantic, Rich, Sophisticated, Earthy

 

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Marsala Inspired Invitations:

The invitations immediately communicate the colour. This would be first point of impact to give to your guests, allowing them a glimpse of the wedding day. The invites are simple, sophisticated and elegant, again, setting the tone for the wedding day. The envelope and card is high quality and adds a tactile element as guests are presented with the invite. The gold inner lining envelope emphasises this quality and richness to the forthcoming event. The envelope is sealed and finished with an intricate, vintage brooch. This is something really unique and special as each piece is sourced from a local vintage market and adds a bit of sparkle. The black calligraphy font on the front of the invite gives a personal, whimsical yet modern feel. The richness of Marsala is introduced again in the floral graphic, already setting the tone of the details to come.

Décor:

To really emphasise the deep Marsala colour, the rustic venue back drop of bare brick and timber will provide a contrasting platform for the colour to really sing. Burgundy peonies, Helbore and Burgundy Dahlias will be matched with dusty pink and peach roses and dreamy Astilbe to create opulent romantic floral arrangements for table centrepieces. These will be layered on top on cream, crochet table runners which will create a bohemian twist to the traditional wedding setting.

Soft Marsala toned chiffon fabric drapes from the floor to ceiling in sections to the bare brick back drop. This effect is repeated to frame the top table to create an interesting back drop during the reception.

Lighting and Effects:

The back drop of timber and brick will be illuminated with deep Marsala wall uplighters positioned to the perimeter walls. This will add a warm atmospheric glow to the room and pick up the detail in the material textures. Tinted candle holders will be nestled within the centrepieces to add an intimate glow at low level.

The white dance floor will be lit with different Marsala toned spot lights, layered to make an inviting and flattering atmosphere to encourage guests to dance the night away. The ceiling above the dance floor will be made a feature by using textured fabric drapes with a sprinkling of fairy lights to add a magical glow.

The bar will be framed with delicate filament pendants suspended from the ceiling. The warm glow from these will highlight the cocktails and the overall low level lighting will be cosy and intimate.

Entertainment:

Guests are greeted into the evening reception with a loud roar from the pumping yet sensual live Jazz band. During tracks the band chats with the guests making them part of the show.  The music oozes charisma and guests soon get in the mood for drinking vintage cocktails and dancing to the lively off-beats.

Marsala inspired Food and Beverage:

Guests will be greeted by a smile and Bramble Gin cocktail. The Bramble will be served in a vintage crystal cocktail glass and decorated with Rosemary, fresh blackberries and a slice of lemon.

A formal dinner will be served. A starter of beetroot, feta and rocket salad will be presented delicately with a balsamic glaze. A hearty dish of roast beef and complimenting, seasonal vegetables is served elegantly, looking too good to eat. The tender beef is paired with a full body Malbec wine. Dessert is a velvety black forest chocolate ganache wrapped in a tampered chocolate cradle and garnished with cherry and mint.

The food on the table adds more rich colours and flavours to the setting and the meal is a feast for all the senses.

Image Credits

Invitations: Wedding Party, Lighting: Omg Events, Transport: LehaKok , Dessert: Happy Wedd, Feathers: Design Seeds, Place Setting: Accent on Events, Cocktail: Xaaza Style, Venue: Chic, Flowers: Xaaza Style, Bar: Green Wedding shoes, Table Decor: Little Lending Company 

2015 may be sooo last year, but Marsala was too inspiring not to share with you. Emily