So I suddenly realised it’s been a while since I co-ordinated and styled this shoot, over a year in fact so it’s about time I shared it here after it’s been fabulously featured in Perfect Wedding Magazine, the new issue of Norfolk Brides magazine and on The Wedding Bazzar blog.
Dark, moody and full of casual opulence was the feeling I wanted to capture. Looking to darker palettes of charcoal greys, aubergine purples, deep reds and proving black is totally a wedding palette choice.
Highlights of brass and copper we’re used amidst the tablescape from the brass vessels and candlesticks to the back drop through modern geometric copper himmelli hanging shapes amongst a soft green foliage garland.
Deep purple with gold leaf macaroons we’re our favours set down on the place settings. Bowls of cut fruits and nuts we’re laid in little tarnished silver dishes for more opulent detailing with trailing silk ribbon through the tablescape.
The bridal looks we’re kept classic with fishtail silhouettes with lots of embellishment on the dresses but with modern styling of the accessories, from leather jackets to patent pointed shoes. The hair and make-up was also very modern with a slicked back low chignon for the hair and dark, moody eyes in smokey tones and plum lips. Who says you can’t go for a little drama on the big day with your bridal look?
A second look was then shot in a mini black sequined dress and black veil. White isn’t for all brides so it felt great to create something a little more daring but ultimately stunning, it would make for an amazing evening change.
Our guy wore a classic tux and also adorned a floral scarf rather than a traditional button hole. Suede brougues moderninsed our gents look.
A black forrest mix of colours and tones were used through the use of flowers, two tone burgundy Hydrangea, deep red tulips, dusky pink cymbidium orchids, burgundy dhalias, black baccara roses, white anemones, finisher, deep black/aubergine calla lillies, skimmia with eucalyptus, ferns and French ruscus within the table arrangement and bouquet.
The cake was designed to match in with the stunning array of rich coloured flowers and used the watercolor effect from the stationary as a backdrop on a plain white background. We wanted the cake to contrast with the rich, dark hues that were being used bringing in golds and coppers to add a touch of glamour.
Stationery was beautifully dark with subtle watercolour tones and a written modern calligraphy font. We created a hanging escort table plan using silk ribbon ties from a floral arrangement.
Details of cheese boards laid with dark chocolate and fruits and cocktail trolleys all add to the casual luxe vibes we wanted to create.
All the suppliers and their details :
Photography and Videography : DK Photography. http://www.dkweddingphotography.co.uk
FACEBOOK : http://www.facebook.com/norfolkweddingphotographers
INSTAGRAM : @timedoylephotography
Florists : Swaffham Florists. http://swaffhamflorist.co.uk
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Swaffham-Florist-Fakenham-Florist-Ltd
Hair : Chloe Khahil
INSTAGRAM : @clokhalil
Male Model : Laurence Kite
Female Model : Anna Konstantynowicz
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/modelinaannakon
INSTAGRAM : @anna____k
Bridal Dresses : Treasures, Kings Lynn. http://www.treasuresthebridalshop.co.uk
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Treasures-The-Bridal-Shop
Bridal Accessories : Tilly Thomas Lux. http://tillythomaslux.com
INSTAGRAM : @Tillythomaslux
Are you daring to go dark with your wedding palette or bridal look?
Penny @ The Little Lending Co. X