Summer may be creeping up on us, but this Christmas wedding is giving us all the winter feels. A tea-length bride dress with an ostrich feather hem was the perfect choice for this beautiful seasonal celebration. A cosy affair with just 35 guests made up of close friends and family. The Georgian country venue, Hillmount House, in Northern Ireland was the perfect venue for this intimate wedding weekend – including the two pet dogs who attended! The long banquet table was littered in warming candles with gold candlesticks and jewel coloured florals, finished off with a hanging flower and foliage chandelier above head. It looks so warm and cosy, just proof that small weddings can be just as beautiful as big ones!
Where to begin with this purple wedding? Let’s start with the rich colours and show-stopping floral moon gate which I’m sure you’ve pinned even before you’ve finished reading this sentence! Next, there’s a gold patisserie station full of individual treats that look, and I have on good authority, tasted divine. Plus the cutest cockapoo ring bearer and wedding party that totally rocked their Jesus Peiro and Needle & Thread dresses. When we deliver, we deliver, don’t we… You’re welcome.
The colour palette of plum, burgundy, deep red and purples is absolutely delicious. Portrayed beautifully in the stunning florals, immense table scape, cake and fashion. Plus I absolutely adore the rich gold and iridescent accents, and all the texture making up the incredible setups.
Are you sitting comfortably (because believe me you need to be to view this knockout of a wedding)… then I shall begin.
Lets start with our gorgeous couple Tayne & Wade, who are just SO ridiculously cool it hurts, and couldn’t follow our ethos ‘Your day your way’ more if they tried. Bride Tayne has purple hair and didn’t see the point in changing it for her big day so kept it as it was, she even complimented it with a purple tulle overlay skirt designed by Terrence Bray, who not only listened attentively to exactly what Tayne wanted her bridal gown to look like, but also cleverly incorporated elements of Tayne’s mums wedding dress into the new gown. Beautiful and sentimental. And if that wasn’t enough he also designed Wade’s burgundy suit and together with their wedding party are one seriously stylish squad.
The venue for this extravaganza was Tayne’s parents farm. Saying their vows alongside the river under a beautiful old tree and then celebrating in an old barn decorated in a sumptuous gold, navy and burgundy colour scheme with steampunk decor and breathtaking florals.
Fields full of lavender can’t help but invoke romance – the colour and the smell is just so heady and distinct. And what could be more perfect for a lavender fields than a purple and lilac toned inspiration shoot? This one is achingly pretty. The details are simple but beautiful and there’s even a blush pink dress too! Our recommended List member Pamela Dunn has captured the balance of wild and whimsical with luxe styling details perfectly – turning her hand to the flowers as well as the styling.
Images come from Jane Beadnell and this incredible location is actually in the Cotswolds, not Provence, although you’d never know!
I have literally been in utter amazement at the way our gorgeous couple have executed their rustic wedding at the fabulous Barn at Brynich.
Nathan proposed two weeks before the couple moved from Cardiff, to Melbourne, Australia so planning their wedding in Wales has been no mean task. Whilst the grooms focus was how long he could grow his beard in 18months (which is actually pretty impressive), the bride managed to order bridesmaid dresses for her best girls from across the pond and craft an abundance of delicious DIY decor as long as your arm.
I adore the lovely lavender wild flowers that Nathan’s parents dried in their sheds, the cute hand embroidered table names and how can I forget the knitted beards in homage to the groom. They even managed to secretly learn a choreographed dance to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking out Loud’, which I bet that was spectacular.
The country fashion is to die for, the views of the Brecon Beacons are breathtaking and the love and moments captured by Natalie Martin of this wonderful couple and their amazing wedding are truly stunning.
Are you getting married in June this year?
Then you won’t want to miss out on this exciting news from the gang over at Purple Ribbon HQ.
Purple Ribbon are one of our favourite videographers and List members. Their films are utterly beautiful and capture every moment of your day to perfection. A flicker in time, artfully captured by visual storytellers. From first hair-pin to last dance.
But now the exciting bit, the fabulous offer, so I’ll hand over to Purple Ribbon to tell you all the details….
Purple Ribbon are a world-wide team of professional filmmakers who specialise in turning intimate moments into beautiful stories. Essentially, we capture moments. Whispers in the ear. Smiles across the room. Sun-dappled light on shoulders. Then we combine all of these to create a wedding film worth cherishing and sharing for years to come.