Gold sequin wedding dress & crown, check. Pink and blush hand-tied bouquet, check. Oversized I-need-one-in-my-life-right-now flower crown, also check. Because why wear one bridal crown when you can wear two? We're not sure how the red leaves of the trees at Westonbirt Arboretum are real (they look like velvet!) but they are. And they've been perfectly captured by Maryanne Weddings in this warming couples shoot, featuring real couple Hannah & Tom.

A gold sequin wedding dress & crown. Two crowns, in fact, because why not.

I wanted vibrant colours and a gold sequin wedding dress, as couples are now considering options for smaller weddings or elopements, I thought I'd give them a bit more inspiration to go bold, run away to a beauty spot and have an alternative wedding.

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There are two crowns in this shoot - because why not? Sparkly Tilly Thomas crowns to give some extra dazzle, & a colourful flower crown made by Wren and May that stands out against the gold dress. It’s super easy to change up a look on your wedding day just by swapping accessories.

Wedding breakfast picnic

The gorgeous intimate picnic set up styled beautifully by Wren & May. The old vintage trunk was found on Facebook market place for a bargain £20.00 for the table set up. They also teamed up with Becci Bakes and added dried florals to the gorgeous terracotta finished wedding cake. Becci created an aged terracotta finish in Italian meringue buttercream, with some subtle texture. Proportions were played with by tiering heights. It was finished off simply with some edible gold leaf, and dried florals from Wren & May.

Autumnal Wedding Stationery

The wedding stationery by Libby Reynolds Calligraphy is inspired by the rich colour palette of autumn, with flashes of gold in reference to the beautiful My Eden dress. The rich claret cardstock is hot-foiled in gold with custom calligraphy details, with terracotta envelopes and coordinating claret calligraphy addresses, and hand-drawn autumn leaf illustrations on handmade deckle-edge paper. The vow books are handmade from deckle-edge claret paper with gold calligraphy and soft silk ribbon.

Our aim was to evoke a feeling of Autumn within a slightly alternative colour palette.

For this reason we chose muddy pinks as the base colour, offset with hints of burgundy, orange and golden tone accents, subtly complementing the natural beauty of the Arboretum around us.

Wren & May

We hope that if you're planning an Autumn wedding this has given you loads of inspiration. If in doubt, reach for a gold sequin dress & crown. We're also really into the idea of having a book to hold your vows, should you be writing your own. And ladies (and gentlemen) remember, why have one crown when you can have two. One look for the day, one look for the evening. One look for the ceremony and breakfast and another for your couples shots. Take the opportunity of wearing a bridal crown where you can.

Becky Sappor

Written by Becky Sappor

Concept & Photography: Maryanne Weddings | Flowers and picnic styling: Wren & May Flowers | Gold crowns: Tilly Thomas Luxe | Cake: Becci Bakes | Dress: My Eden | Stationery: Libby Reynolds Calligraphy | Film: JK Creates

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