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 :

Venue : Unique Norfolk Weddings : Sedgedford hall.
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/norfolkvenues
INSTAGRAM : @sedgefordhallestate

Styling and Props: The Little Lending Company. http://www.thelittlelendingcompany.com
FACEBOOK : http://www.facebook.com/thelittlelendingco
TWITTER : @littlelendingco
INSTAGRAM : @thelittlelendingco

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
INSTAGRAM: @swaffhamflorist

Make-up Artist : Paula Daynes. http://pauladaynes.co.uk
FACEBOOK : http://www.facebook.com/PaulaDaynesMake-UpArtist
INSTAGRAM : @pauladaynesmakeup_artist

Hair : Chloe Khahil
INSTAGRAM : @clokhalil

Male Model : Laurence Kite
INSTAGRAM: @lkcreative

Female Model : Anna Konstantynowicz
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/modelinaannakon
INSTAGRAM : @anna____k

Cake : Amelie’s Kitchen. http://amelies-kitchen.co.uk
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/amelieskitchen
INSTAGRAM : @amelieskitchen

Stationery : Natasha Linskill Design Studio.
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/natashalinskilldesign
INSTAGRAM : @natasha.linskill

Crockery, cutlery & Linen : CMA Hire. http://www.cmahire.co.uk
FACEBOOK – http://www.facebook.com/cmahire
INSTAGRAM – @cmahire

Macaroons : Nelsons Cottage Bakery. http://www.nelsonscottage.co.uk
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/nelsonscottagebakery
INSTAGRAM : @nelsonscottagebakery

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

Male Suit : Goddards, Kings Lynn. http://www.goddardsonline.co.uk
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Goddards-Online
INSTAGRAM : @goddards_kingslynn

Are you daring to go dark with your wedding palette or bridal look?
Penny @ The Little Lending Co. X


With the arrival of Jack frost this week and a chill in the air that seems to have set in we’re looking to winter wedding themes and to all those classic colours we just adore for chilly climates.

From crisp winter whites, forest greens, deep aubergine and berry reds with just a glistening of gold it’s a perfect, timless palette that evokes a magical, romantic feeling from somewhere deep within like no other time of year. A classic combination which has an easy elegance. Be careful not to go too Christmassy and this is set to be perfection. Pair back your palette with some frosted foliage and black berries to keep it casual.

Cold noses and toes warming by up together after coming in from winters bitter bite, I can totally see the appeal of winter wedlock.

Image via Sarahwinward.com

Image source Domainehome.com

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Light up the dark night with some soft and welcoming lighting. Use white church candles in brass candle sticks placed with jam jar filled tea lights to create little nooks of warm light.

Image via Elizabethannedesigns.com

Stacked and dusted cakes dressed with rosemary and winter berries is the perfect way of taking the summers biggest ‘Naked’ cake trend into winter months.

Image via Mynameisyeh.com

Classic winter florals and berries, fragrant red blooms. Wild and whimsical for an un-done beauty. This is a striking and strong floral look that will stand the test of time long after Santa’s been and you’ve eaten the last of the yule log.

Image source Chicvintagebrides.com

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Still completely obsessed with hanging lighting features (and this is going to be huge well into 2015) this wire frame with loosely tied branches and candles makes for an alternative decor piece to really draw the eye. Above a top table or as a ceremony focus it’s got winner all over it for a winter day.

Image Source Johanna-vintage.blogspot.com

Dot some antlers through your table scape or make them a feature through your venue for some serious cool. *DIY Antler table plan coming soon on the blog*

Image via Stylemepretty.com

For more inspiration you can pop to our ‘Winter Wedlock’ Pinterest board here.

Are you planning a dreamy white winter wedding this month? I say Let it Snow!
The Little Lending Co. x



We were feeling a bit nippy this afternoon and started to think of ways to warm up your guests at a winter party or wedding, I don’t think you can beat a Winter Warming Station with Hot chocolate and Toasted Marshmallows.

Light lots of tea lights, Put marshmallows on kebab sticks and make lots of hot chocolate for guests to toast and dunk. You could add chocolate blocks and nuts onto the table for toppings.

Not got a sweet tooth – try melting cheese and serve with Figs and Crackers.

Winter Warming 2

This could easily become a great wedding favour too, make marshmallow kebabs and wrap in celefane and a ribbon bow. Hand each guest a gam jar with tea light at the reception to toast at their leisure through the evening. The Little Lending Co. has hundreds of jam jars to make this happen.

Stay Warm,
The Little Lending Co. x