In this month’s Understated Elegant style guide we loved playing with ideas to make a very minimal palette look amazing! I mean, just look at that stunning bouquet!! Isn’t Liz from Bluesky Flowers a total floral genius? The textures and colours show that even an ‘all white’ colour scheme can look incredible with the right touches! She combined luscious Ivory Duchess de Nemours peonies with Antirrhinum, Dahlia, Astrantia with delicate Astilbe and Queen Anne’s’ Lace. Brunia, Senecio and Eucalyptus foliage in varying shades of silvery greens cascade effortlessly, while a bold black & white striped ribbon adds a modern twist.
There’s nothing like a bold punch of colour to brighten up your Monday morning! So this week’s inspiration board is inspired by the frankly tropical weather we’ve had over the past few days – from brilliant blue skies to spectacular thunder & lightening storms it’s felt more equatorial than northern European for most of the week! I’m not suggesting this is the perfect British wedding scheme – although at a venue like Kew Gardens this could look totally rad!
For a destination wedding – I’m thinking the beautiful remote beaches of Hawaii or Bali – this is the perfect palette. Don’t be afraid of colour – mix unusual, tropical blooms with gold for a totally luxe look. I love the idea of paper tassels fluttering in the breeze – a super easy way to bring your own but of DIY to a destination venue! But most of all with this one, you’ve got to have fun with floral crowns and pineapple place settings all adding to the ‘totally tropical’ taste!
Happy Friday wedding lovers! I’m really excited to introduce you to one of our lovely sponsors today. Jessie is an incredible wedding planner AND stylist (you might have spotted her pretty banner over in the side bar), and owner of Cotswolds-based Jessie Thomson Weddings & Events. I adore her sense of style (natural, contemporary and almost always floral) and her awesome organisational skills – Jessie is also super mum to adorable toddler Flora, and with another on the way! When she’s not helping her couple’s plan luxury, stylish and unique weddings, she my Flourish & Prosper co-founder. See, I told you she was super organised, how else would she fit all that in?!
What’s better than a wedding cake? A whole dessert table of course! The perfect treat for your guests, the dessert table trend is one that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere (at least not if I have anything to do with it!). So today we’re sharing a healthy dose of sweetness from stylists The Little Lending Company and photographer Tatum Reid, with some dessert table styling inspiration that manages to be rustic and glam all at the same time. Love it.
Morning lovelies! It’s been a while since we shared an intimate wedding on these pretty pages, and today’s is a real beauty! Kitten & Michiel planned a relaxed garden wedding with friends and family near their home in the Netherlands. Their venue is a real hidden gem – a stunning B&B complete with covered barn and the prettiest grounds. Despite the traditional setting, their rustic, DIY wedding had a few unconventional twists – from the Groom’s tartan suit to an Alice in Wonderland cake. They even treated their guests to an unexpected wedding breakfast – with Pizza’s being served to order from a trailer! Thankfully the sun shone all day, so after an emotional first look, Kitten got to have the outdoor celebration she hoped for captured by photographer Anouschka Rokebrand.
This month’s Style Guide is all about the understated; last week we showed off our simple, stylish and sophisticated white & grey table setting, perfect for setting a grown-yet romantic scene. But being this grown up doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun! This week we’re sharing our ideas for styling yourself and your bridesmaids with our Understated Elegant theme in mind… Our b.team experts from Luella’s Boudoir and Maids to Measure really worked their magic on this look. I know you’re going to love it!