Oh I love this couple and their contemporary wedding. They are just the epitome of cool.
Bride Amanda’s dress from Self Portrait is divine, with layer upon layer of broderie anglaise, delicate lace and a gorgeous spaghetti strap cross over back. Her best girls look equally stunning by her side in blush dresses from the high street, and if somebody could serve me a hostess trolley full of fabulous footwear like On Love and Photography captured I’d be very happy indeed.
The Pergola Gardens where Amanda & Jonathan or Jamanda as their family have now named them said I do are simply magical. Marring on the lawn and then walking back through the beautiful gardens in procession with all their guests to the vintage red bus, before heading to swanky Shoreditch for their reception and even more gorgeous backdrops for photographs.
Our gorgeous couple are now based in Portland, US but they decided to host their traditional English Country Garden wedding at Sophie’s parents home in Putney, and it’s just heavenly.
Opting for a delicate palette of blush pink and cream they fill the marquee with some of the most stunning floral arrangements. Plus an incredibly elegant wedding cake baked and decorated by Sophie’s sister. You’ll be forgiven for thinking it’s the work of a professional it’s so amazing.
Sophie and her girls look incredible. Not only in their wedding attire by Martina Liana and high street multiway dresses, but also in the getting ready portraits as they don matching robes.
All the pretty has been captured by Lucy Davenport with a wedding report that’ll have you swooning for days when you read Groom Chistopher’s thoughts he had whilst waiting for his Bride to enter.
There is one thing this gorgeous wedding by the sea has, and that’s an abundance of pretty. Whether it be wild country blooms, boho dresses, rustic crates or vintage glamour it all looks amazing, and you’re going to LOVE it.
Lets start with Alex’s Rembo Styling gown. The delicate lace details are exquisite and represent her free spirited nature perfectly. I love the portraits captured by Matt Ethan of her and Ian frolicking in the surf on the beach. Then there’s her gorgeous bridesmaids in pastel pink Phase Eight Dresses. And how can I forget dapper suits tailored by Ian’s father.
Newton Hall in Northumberland really does have it all. Shall we take a look? Best to get those pinning fingers at the ready.
When the most important thing is to marry your beau surrounded by all your family and friends then a budget friendly village hall wedding is just the ticket. Just because they’ve cut back on the pennies doesn’t mean they’ve cut back on the pretty. The hall is full to the brim with DIY bunting, wild flowers and homemade cakes. All in the prettiest pastel shades, and all with a cute vintage vibe. I would have loved tucking into that afternoon tea wedding breakfast.
Making this wedding even more perfect is its location near Whitley Bay. Matt Penberthy whisked our gorgeous couple off for some coastal portraits that are simply breathtaking. Then there’s the fabulous fashion. Bride Zara wears a gorgeous lace Rosetta Nicolini ‘Scarlett’ gown, the bridesmaids look heavenly in Dessy After Six pink dresses, and the groomsmen complimenting them perfectly in grey Moss Bros suits & pink cravats.
First setting my heart a flutter is Bride Heather’s Inbal Dror wedding dress that she travelled all the way to Ireland to try on. It literally fits her like a glove and is both elegant and sexy. I adore the delicate lace and the low back is stunning.
Next giving me palpitations are the blooms by Flowers by Passion who are part of RMW’s recommended supplier directory, The Love Lust List. Between the pink hued bouquets, immense floral arch, staircase garland and heart wreath I think your pinning fingers are going to be extremely busy.
Take a deep breath lovelies as this wedding is about to knock your socks off!
The Italians really do know how to do timeless and romance don’t they, so it’s no wonder our gorgeous couple have family roots in Italy, and it’s no wonder this wedding is one sophisticated affair in a stunning Tuscan villa.
Every aspect is utterly divine. From the outdoor ceremony in the gardens of Villa Catureglio, to Mia and Paolo’s chic attire, and not forgetting the sumptuous red blooms that adorn the gorgeous venue as well as the beautiful bouquets.
I think it’s one of those weddings I could literally swoon over and talk about endlessly. But before I let you enjoy the gorgeous styling by Kate and Rose Weddings, and portraits captured by Stefano Santucci Studio. I just need to mention Mia’s gorgeous Juliet cap veil and gown by Suzanne Harward. Exquisite!
You are going to go weak at the knees when you see the gorgeous blush blooms by The Little Violet. From the floral wreath, to the buttonholes, sweet stem filled jars and Faye’s unbelievably stunning bouquet and flower filled up do, I guaranteed you’ll want them all.
You are also going to love Notley Abbey. The grounds are just breathtaking and the twinkling canopy of fairy lights in the Monks Refectory accompanied by hanging chandeliers is so romantic.
Faye choose the gorgeous lace Maggie Sottero Ascher gown, because it accentuated her derrière (her husbands favourite part). We absolutely LOVE it when a lady embraces her figure, and my does she look beaut. Elegant, sassy and a simply stunning bride.
Such a beautiful, classic wedding in every way, did I mention the blooms……..?
There are so many awesome styling and guest entertainment ideas in Anna and Clayton’s DIY affair I hope you folks have your pinterest accounts already open and if not you might even need to get all old school with a notepad and pen – seriously it’s THAT good.
Starting with a backdrop as cool as The Lobster Shack in Whitstable the couple created “an overgrown jungle” by potting tall ferns and greenery in old tin cans, pair that with pops of pink, delicate feminine blooms, perfect lighting and you know….a beach (!) and you’ve pretty much got one of the most beautiful settings ever.
I know I say this a lot but I REALLY want to be a guest at this do, you can see just how much fun everyone’s having in every single captured still. Also can we talk about Anna and Clayton’s hair? MEGA.
They say don’t they that ‘red and green should never be seen’. A daft rule in my opinion since they’re pretty much the staple colours of Christmas and frankly all things ‘NOEL’ rock! But what about the prettiest of pink with green instead?
It’s a colour palette that I particularly love to see partly because it’s fresh and pretty thus raising the spirits but mostly because there are so many different ways to interpret such a scheme. You can be as bold and adventurous or as dramatic and vibrant or as sweet and girly as you like.
These two hues also remind me of Spring, of new growth and fresh beginnings and the anticipation of things to come – rather apt symbology for a wedding and the journey of marriage don’t you think? So folks as you’ve probably guessed this post shows you how to integrate these two hues into your big day. We’re covering everything from decor to florals all the way through to fashion and good ol’ sweet treats.
Why not take a look…
Florals And Foliage
So I thought we’d start with the blooms this afternoon. You can’t beat a bit of petal action on a miserable rainy Monday and these beauties are no exception.
Perhaps the easiest way of integrating a pink and green into your big day since the vast majority of foliage is…yes you guessed it…of the green hued variety; add to this the sheer multitude of pink, blush and peachy toned blooms and you’re away.
Roses, peonies, sweet peas, ranunculus, blossoms, clematis, tulips, hyacinths and dahlias are just a few of the several plant varieties that possess pink flowers. They’re also available at different times of the year too which means that you can opt for this colour palette regardless of the season.
If you’re a bride that’s looking to make a statement then choose deeper, richer hues of fuchsia and hot pinks; if girlie romance is more your thing then choose softer tones of blush and ballet shades. Prevent your blooms from looking too flat by adding in ombre tones to your arrangement or even contrasting hues – I particularly love the chartreuse of viburnum against hot pinks for the ultimate colour pop.
Finish off with some elegant tendrils of green and a huge silk bow for impact. Frou Frou Chic stock lots of gorgeous ribbon in a range of exquisite shades.
Despite this collection of images veering on the side of Barbie, you can’t help but be tempted by the sheer prettiness of all these confectionery delights below. And THOSE apples are sublime. Even I of lip-swelling-apple-consumption fame would be tempted to sink my teeth into those beauties.
It’s pretty simple to incorporate pink and green when it comes to your sweet treats. Strawberry flavoured sorbet anyone? What about raspberry and pistachio macarons? Or beautifully iced sponges in blush and mint?
Go one step further by paying attention to the way that you display your sweet treats. Patterned napkins in matching hues, vintage cutlery, glass apothecary jars and mismatched china will make just as much as an impact as the edible delights themselves. Finish off with sweet signs to show your guests exactly what they’re eating.
Think Minty Pink
Set the scene for your minty pink affair by commissioning your very own stationery suite in these beautiful hues. I particularly love the collection at the bottom of this board from Mae Mae Paperie for example. Continue the vibe all the way through to the wedding breakfast with beautifully designed menus and on theme chair backs.
Think outside the box when it comes to sourcing and choosing wedding decor. I love paper pom poms as much as the next person and the pink examples at the top here look particularly sweet – almost like strands of candyfloss as light as cloud – but don’t feel that you have to stick to conventional forms of decor if this isn’t your bag.
For example…can a door double up as your aisle backdrop? An old drawer as a quirky drinks tray? What about a boat as your wedding transport? Yes, yes and yes again. The world is your oyster lovely ladies!
Lastly, table decor. If you want to introduce colour in an easy peasy way then this is an area that you can focus on without a huge amount of effort. Choose tablecloths and napkins in your chosen colour scheme for a quick fix or if you’re prepared to invest a little more energy then think about jazzing up your tableware by adding colourful chargers and unusual glassware.
Pattern And Print
Ahhh yes…this board is perhaps one of the bravest I’ve ever created. Busy and bright, it might seem a little overwhelming for some of you but please don’t let that put you off.
I’m not suggesting that you try to integrate every single element encapsulated here into your big day (although serious bonus points if you do!) No, this board is merely to give you some ideas and inspiration about what you can do.
Whilst maids swathed in pink is a familiar sight, if you’re looking to make more of a statement think about introducing pattern into your sartorial choices. Florals, geometric, stripes and lace all look suitably bridal whilst retaining a contemporary edge. Alternatively choose green. Honestly go for it, it’s bold and completely luxurious too.
I ADORE this green silk full-skirted beauty at the top here and can so completely imagine a bevy of maids swishing their way down the aisle. It’s modern yet romantic too and would complement Autumn and Winter nuptials perfectly.
You needn’t think that such a look should be restricted to the girls either – I’m a tad smitten with the minty green suit ensemble featured here which would look fantastic on a group of groomsmen at a spring party or a summer soiree. Go on, someone try it out and send me some pictures so that I can see.
So how many of you are using these hues in your big day decor?
Will you be dressing your maids in candy pink and your ushers in forest green?
And on a floral note, I’d love to hear more about your big day bouquets and what you’ll be wrapping around the stems.