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Living Coral at Kimbolton Castle: Part One

Written & Photographed by October Willis Photography

Three Ways to Work With ‘Living Coral’

Kimbolton Castle Wedding Inspiration

Earlier this year Pantone announced its colour for 2019 – ‘Living Coral’. Never before have I seen the official Pantone Colour of the Year have such an impact on the wedding industry. Although I’m not surprised, I haven’t spoken to a single creative person yet that hasn’t loved it and welcomed it with open arms.

Now that coral is a hot trend with brides-to-be, James and I have teamed up with an awesome group of people to bring you not only one way to use coral, but THREE! The team have put together the themes, each very different from the other. So whether you’re after something ‘Soft & Sophisticated’ that oozes elegance, a ‘Bright & Bold’ festival vibe or maybe a ‘Dark & Daring’ winter wedding, we’ve got lots of ideas for you!

Everything we’ve used in the styled shoot can either be bought, hired or made. Contact details for everyone involved are listed at the bottom of each post.

Part One: Soft & Sophisticated

Think muted tones and hues of ivory, peach, soft green and of course living coral. It’s a classic and elegant look – perfect for any bride.

If you’re a regular follower of our Instagram or Facebook page, it will come as no surprise that we’ve included Super Pooch Ted, our little Shih Tzu, as the Star Guest! More and more of our clients are including their furry friends in their big day so we teamed up with Canines & Confetti and The Little Blue Pupcakery to bring you lots of ideas of how you can include your pets.

THE BRIDE: Obviously one of the important aspects for any bride-to-be is the dress. ‘Laura’ by Blue by Enzoani is simply stunning – this classic strapless, sweetheart, mermaid gown becomes a blooming beauty with gorgeous floral-shaped appliqués of beaded, embroidered lace and Chantilly lace sprinkled atop the soft stretch-georgette fabric. The delicately scalloped hem lace, creates even more sweetness, while covered buttons add the finishing touch along the invisible back zipper. Marie from ‘Willow and Grace Bridal’ teamed this stunner with a cathedral length veil – Dakota by Enzoani.

Keeping in style, Kate from ‘Kate Atalay Bespoke Hair Styling’ worked her magic on Yasmin (our bride model) creating a timeless updo. Amelia from ‘Flawless by Amelia’ followed with a make-up palette of soft peaches and nudes for a dewy, natural finish.

‘Amanda Caroline Couture’ designed a flower crown of pretty pastel blooms which added a little something extra and looked amazing when coupled with the veil. All that was needed to complete the look were diamonds. We used three different styles kindly supplied by Donne of ‘Francis Wain Jewellers’ who offer a wedding day jewellery hire service.

THE GROOM: Joe (our groom model) wore a grey suit with a grey and white tweed waistcoat complimented by a soft green tie and pocket square supplied by Robbert Goddard. A buttonhole was made up of peach roses and a succulent. Ted wore made-to-measure grey suit harness with a matching tie by Helen at ‘Canines and Confetti’ – she added a little pocket watch so he wouldn’t be late!

THE DETAILS: There’s much to think about when creating the perfect look for your wedding and our team of experts are here to help. Donna from ‘The Country Garden Florist’ put together the loveliest flower combinations of ivory, blush, peach and coral which flowed through the entire theme. The bespoke wedding cake, designed by Debbie of ‘My Little Cake Studio’, was to die for with a dreamy feathery bottom tier and sugar-craft flowers looking so real I thought Donna had added them! The place settings comprised of vintage table-wear and glasses from ‘Dottie Events and Hire’ and were accompanied by handwritten calligraphy stationery from the very talented ‘Mille Stone Calligraphy’.

THE PARTY: There’s no better way to get the party started than with a cocktail or two and with Janison from ‘ProCocktails’ you can even create a signature drink for your guests to enjoy when they arrive at your reception.

Venue – Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton, Cambs  
Photography & Creative Direction – October Willis & James Whiteman
Dresses – Enzoani supplied by Willow & Grace Bridal
Wedding Veils – Elu Designs
Flower Crowns – Amanda Caroline Couture
Leather Jacket – Hartfelt London
Jewellery – Francis Wain Jewellers
Wedding Cakes – My Little Cake Studio
Stationery – Millie Stone UK
Make Up – Flawless by Amelia
Hair – Kate Atalay
Flowers – The Country Garden Florist
Suits – Robert Goddard Suit hire
Bow Tie – Abbington’s
Dog Suit – Canines & Confetti
Dog Treats – The Little Blue Pupcakery
Cocktail Bar Hire – ProCocktails
Tablewear, Candle Sticks, Unicorn, Black Swan, Bird Cages – Dottie Events & Hire
Paper Flowers – Handmade
Female Model – Yasmin Ryan
Male Model – Joe Street

Living Coral Series
1. Living Coral at Kimbolton Castle: Part One
2. Living Coral At Kimbolton Castle: Part Two
3. Living Coral At Kimbolton Castle: Part Three

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