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Pick Your Perfect Wedding Season

Pick Your Perfect Wedding Season

The Ultimate Bridal Colour Guide

As most brides would agree, one of the most important, and perhaps difficult, parts of planning a wedding is settling on a theme. When you really think about it, everything else like the venue, cake, attire, makeup and décor will be planned around this so you really need to nail it. Wedding industry experts, Adorn Invitations have put together a style guide, based on the season in which you will host your big day, to help give you some inspiration.

Soft and Love-Filled Spring Soiree 

Add a touch of femininity and romance with pale pink tones and a grey/blue hue that promises to send hearts aflutter. Stun your guests with a pastel and whimsical theme that is coupled with touches of rose gold for that air of luxury and class. Don’t forget to add rich greenery and white blooms throughout to really set the contrast and balance out such blushing and light colours. 

Blooming and Beautiful Summertime Celebration

You’re lucky enough to have your wedding during a season where the most beautiful of flowers are in full bloom, so take advantage of that and decorate your venue with as much greenery and ivory as you can – from hanging them on your Welcome Sign, to draping them from the chandelier, placing them on the arch or filling the table with cute little displays and pots, the options are endless. Turn this into your own little captivating outdoor garden. 

Luxe and Moody Autumn Extravaganza 

Picture your elegantly pure white gown amongst a sea of rich and deep maroon and blue, enriched by opulent touches of gold. Blend the red and blues softly into your bouquet, wedding invitations and accessories and glam everything else up in gold. This bold yet beautiful colour palette is for the bride who wants to break free from the traditional white-styled wedding and wants hers to exude sheer decadence and to bedazzle her guests.

Stylish and Sophisticated Winter Wonderland 

Dripping in Old-Age romance, this royal and regal colour palette is perfect for the couple who want to move away from the traditional towards something modern yet still elegant and luxe. Oozing a luxurious 1920’s feel, you could pair these colours with an Old Hollywood, Gatsby, Vintage or Glam theme and have your guests dress in the complementing bold shades.

Lavender Fields – Styled Shoot Inspo

Lavender Fields – Styled Shoot Inspo

Bring To Life Your Own Boho-Luxe Lavender Wedding Day

“In need of a dose of inspiration for your Boho-Luxe wedding day? Peruse through this enchanting styled photoshoot from Adorn Invitations amongst the vibrant backdrop of a country lavender field. A free-spirited couple dine on delectable gold flaked macaroons in a setting fit for a Moroccan Princess.”

“Utilising a colour scheme of lilacs, blushes, lavenders and golds – the brains behind this styled photoshoot is event designer and creative director of Adorn Invitations. With years of design experience, the head stylist spearheaded their own cow skull centrepiece and sourced gemstones and crystals from all over the globe to include in the lavish indoor and outdoor tablescapes. Wild floral arrangements of roses, succulents and greenery sprawl along the timber tables and gold foiled laser cut invitations with foil stamped bands introduce guests to the magical day. Gowns from Maggie Sottero and Nicole Spose feature with white henna and dainty floral crowns to create a look that is truly magical.

Wanting to create an aesthetic that was otherworldly and yet easily accessible to every day brides, the team endeavoured to create a harmony between an ethereal bohemian vibe and elegant romanticism. Textured tribal patterns in vivid purples contrast against sleek gold metallic lines to produce a wedding style for both the offbeat and traditional bride.”

The Team

Photography: Sephory Photography
Styling: Adorn Invitations 

Food: Mary Eats Cake 
Invitation Design: BWedding Invitations
Headpiece and Jewellery Loveon
Dresses: Raffaele Ciuca 
Flowers: Babylon Flowers

Belvoir Castle | Buckinghams Styled Shoot

Belvoir Castle | Buckinghams Styled Shoot

Buckinghams exclusive photo shoot at Belvoir Castle.

We had a busy day ahead, whilst EJ was interviewing The Duchess of Rutland about her breathtaking home and what makes Belvoir Castle the most unique of wedding venues the the rest of the team were preparing for the styled shoot to follow.

Three stunning looks were created for this shoot, all suiting the many fantastic rooms you can choose from at Belvoir Castle.  The Pronovias dresses from RS Bridal Collection ranged from a grand ‘queen like’ dress, a medieval long sleeved dress to a slinky jewelled evening gown.

You can see the full interview with The Duchess in our Magazine- Issue Four 

The shoot was fantastic and Buckinghams loved it so much that we decided to return and create a cover for our Issue Four Magazine. We created a fourth look, this time releasing our inner Queen and taking an iconic style from Queen Victoria who stayed at Belvoir Castle for three nights in 1843. The Ivory & Co. tiara graced the cover along with the same model Lucy Inkley, who had her hair and makeup styled by Adele Coxon and photographed by Sophie May Morris

Buckinghams are proud to be organising a wedding fair like no other at Belvoir Castle, the magnificent home of the 11th Duke and Duchess of Rutland. Surrounded by beautiful gardens with stunning far reaching views, Belvoir Castle offers the grandest of locations for your wedding day and this event will be sure to inspire you. Make sure you register online for your free tickets and see the fairytale dream wedding venue come true.

Art Direction: Buckinghams Wedding Magazine

Location: Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire

Photographer: Oehlers Photography & Sophie Morris

Hair & Make Up: Adele Coxon

Model: Lucy Inkley

Dresses: Pronovias at RS Bridal Collection

Tiara: Ivory & Co

Coronet: Chantal Mallett

Pomander of Roses: Julia Dilworth Florals

Bouquet & Headdress: Bradgate Flowers 

Burghley House Styled Shoot by Dottie Photography

Burghley House  Styled Shoot By  Dottie Photography

What Dreams May Come

Heavenly details, a dream wedding cake, and the most beautiful of gowns at Burghley House, Lincolnshire by Dottie Photography

Shoot Team

Chantal Mallett | Bridal Couture | Paris In The Springtime

Chantal Mallett | Bridal Couture | Paris In The Springtime

Paris in the Springtime | Modern Deities

Couture bridalwear designer Chantal Mallett has been creating beautiful, show-stopping bridal gowns for over 20 years. Starting her company in her early 20’s, Chantal’s signature style, both then and now fuses period corsetry with modern design; creating fashion forward looks and future classics. Championing real couture, Chantal works one to one with brides on their design & choice of colour, materials & finish to create their own, one of a kind creation. She is famous for her silhouettes & originality, couture workmanship and premium finish.

Paris is the first design from the latest collection: Modern Deities. Created in tulle, the A-symmetric, sculpted corset features tulle draping and a single, detachable shoulder strap embellished with dramatic, oversized bows. The frothy waterfall, panelled tulle skirt has an unbelievable thirty two meters around the hem.

The shoot was at a private residence in Notting Hill that Chantal went hunting for when in London earlier this year; having seen the location on Instagram repeatedly last year being posted when the wisteria was in flower.

Shooting with a wisteria background has been on Chantal’s wish list for some time but the season is so short that timing and weather make it tricky to become a reality. This Spring, with the perfect gown to shoot & having turned a corner in Notting Hill, to be met with a wall of heady perfume in the air, before the wisteria even came into view, Chantal fell instantly in love and knew this was the magical backdrop she wanted. Enchanted by the white facade and famous pink front door enveloped in lilac, she was determined to make contact with the owners and should they be agreeable, shoot there this year, even if it did mean pulling a fabulous team together at short notice.

Spending four blissful hours, on a warm spring day capturing the model Charlotte in the embrace of a majestic 140 year old wisteria that grows along the front and side fences and up the 3 story facade. It stands as testament to the breathtaking beauty of nature. The team were honoured to be the first team to shoot outside the lovely owners house.

The concept behind the shoot was very much dictated by the woman who would choose this dress and a similar location for her wedding; a very elegant, sophisticated and laid back London bride. Hair & make up artist Patricia Soper went for a beautiful but not overdone look, jewellery was kept to a minimum with a pair of vintage Dior earrings and completing the look with a fabulous, loose bouquet created by florist Amie Bone. Talented fashion photographer Umbar Shakir brought an editorial vibe to the way the images were shot, capturing the effortless chic we were all after.

Client’s wedding gowns are designed, cut & handmade in Chantal Mallett’s UK atelier. For
enquiries and design consultations, please visit www.chantalmallett.com
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