‘Tropical Paradise At Home’ Bright And Colourful Party and Wedding Inspiration for Smaller Gatherings
With weddings, parties and social gatherings getting smaller and smaller as the weeks go on...
As a wedding Planner and a Blogger, brides and grooms are always asking me about trends and fashions in the wedding world. It’s part of my job to keep up to date with what is new and hot in this crazy wedding land, which is why I love receiving emails like the one that is the result of this post. My Good friends at Ava Event Styling decided to work together with a collection of other amazing wedding suppliers and pick out 2 hot trends for 2013/2014. I was so delighted when the email containing all these beautiful images, courtesy of Nicola from Daffodil Waves landed in my inbox, so if your currently thinking about trends and styling for your own wedding, this post is just for you.
They entitled the shoot ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’ and it is full of colour, elegance and fun! I am a BIG lover of colour at the moment, so these ideas are right up my street. They mix in classic styling with a more modern contemporary look, so there really is something there for everyone. The team did a wonderful job and the attention to details is superb. They even put together a behind the scenes video, so you can see how the two looks were created.
We decided on ‘colour’ being the theme of our shoot as it is strong trend for 2013 and we are sure it will extend into 2014 weddings and beyond.
We chose to use colour in two very different ways, firstly incorporating the continuing trend for, all things ‘ombre’ but show-casing it in a very elegant, decadent way. And secondly, using a spectrum of bold, rainbow colours in a very fun and uncluttered way.
We used Pintrest to gather all of our inspiration; which proved to be a fantastic way of communicating of our vision, as despite the fact that most of us are based in and around Birmingham, we worked with other suppliers based as far away as Cambridge and the Lake District.
The key look for the ‘ombre’ table was a very layered, glamorous, vintage style, as we’ve seen a definite shift from the ‘village fete’ and vintage crockery trend towards a more sophisticated version of ‘vintage’.
All of the products in the tablescape were silver and we used we a mixture of genuine vintage containers and reproduction mercury glass. The floristry consisted of lots of big blousey garden roses, lisianthus, September flower and eucalyptus. The colour palette ranged from a dark ‘bluey’ purple through to cream.
The scheme was finished off with elegant, ombre calligraphy and table stationery. Macarons were wrapped in printed tissue paper, personalised with ‘Love is Sweet’ message.
Our second theme had an entirely different look as we only used tulips, in colours of the rainbow. Each colour block was displayed in an original 1940s / 50s mantle vase which gave a really impactful look. We loved the contrast of contemporary blocks of colour, mixed with the curves of the retro hardware.
We shot the rainbow tablescape on pure white linen first and then layered up the look with coloured linen napkins and a runner. As a final look we introduced white glass pieces and ceramic bird vases.
The sherbet table gift acted as a place name marker and co-ordinated with fun, rainbow stationery. We also incorporated button badge favours and personalised tins that could be used as place names for an escort table; by attaching balloons to the tins you can use them to create your table centrepiece.
Whilst we hadn’t planned on styling a shoot in the snow in late March, the vivid colours really popped out against the white background!
Wedding Genie – www.theweddingenie.co.uk
Your ideas – our hard work creates an amazing wedding that’s exactly the one you want. Work with a fabulous team, have fun and be inspired. Busy couples love us we are always there to support and guide you without taking over. It’s your wedding not ours! Let’s create a personal, professional service with transparent pricing to plan your perfect day.
Ava Event Styling – www.avaeventstyling.co.uk
We provide creative theming for a wide range of special occasions. From large corporate gatherings to intimate family weddings, we provide all of our customers with innovative styling that exceeds the brief but not the budget.
Ava Event Styling was born out of a passion for perfection. From the big picture to the smallest finishing touch – we will design and source it all. Ava’s combined experience in interior design, event management and floral art means that all aspects of your event are given expert consideration. This unique combination of in-house talent is the key to our success.
Ben The Cakeman – www.benthecakeman.co.uk
Ben the cake man designs and creates a wide variety of wedding cakes for people who want the ultimate centerpiece. From delicate sugar flowers, intricate hand painted lace, to cakes full of fun and personality. All of the decorations on Benʼs cakes are made by Ben himself, and are often described as edible works of art. Ben has quickly become known for his, Attention To Detail, which is now his trademark. Benʼs aim is to “Make the traditional modern”
Daffodil Waves – www.daffodilwaves.co.uk
I am Nicola, the person behind the camera for Daffodil Waves Photography. My promise to you is, you won’t just have my attention on your wedding day, it starts way before that, from the moment you get in touch. When your wedding day finally arrives I promise to capture beautiful images you will treasure forever. Whilst you are busy enjoying your day your pictures will show all the moments you didn’t notice happening.
Blooming Lovely Films – www.bloominglovelyfilms.co.uk
Meet Leanne from Blooming Lovely Films. A self-confessed wedding film junkie who thrives on creative attention to detail. Specialising in cinematic wedding films that are stylish, timeless and real. Infused with her own vintage twist, Leanne’s films have earned her the Regional Award for this years prestigious Wedding Industry Awards. Like a magpie through a lens, she is drawn to beauty and capturing a wedding to remember, as who plans the most memorable day of your life for it to be forgotten?
Life is very good. Have a film to show it!
Calligraphy for Weddings – www.calligraphy-for-weddings.com
is all about creative touches and beautiful paper details. Calligrapher Claire Gould is a bit of a wedding blog obsessive and always looking for new ideas and stationery trends to poke her nibs at! From ombre to vintage, rustic and English country garden styles, it’s amazing how calligraphy always finds a pleasantly eye-tickling answer!
Dottie Creations – www.dottiecreations.com
The cheeky creative team of Dottie Creations offer beautifully crafted and produced wedding stationary and wedding day decor. With a diverse selection of themes from chic to quirky and vintage to timeless these slightly potty ladies love to create all manner of paper goodies including couture invitations, seating plans and guest books.
Hampton Manor – www.hamptonmanor.eu
Hampton Manor is a 19th century manor house combining traditional charm and contemporary chic. It is set in 45 acres of mature woodland and yet is only minutes away from Birmingham international train station and airport.
Once the estate of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, Hampton Manor was built by his son in 1855 and has now been lovingly restored to offer a stylish setting for weddings. The contemporary rooms, stunning gardens and indulgent accommodation make Hampton Manor an unrivalled venue. Having all worked at Hampton Manor, we know from experience, that the staff offer the most fantastic levels of service to their bride and grooms.