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Living Coral At Kimbolton Castle: Part Three

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!

Part 3: Dark & Daring


There is so much to love about this theme, The dark and opulent hues are perfect for when the temperature drops and the nights start to pull in.

THE DRESS: This A-line gown is cloaked in the most beautiful burnout lace pattern for a modern twist on a timeless style. The corset style bodice and classic strapless sweetheart neckline complete the look. Amanda teamed the dress with a bronzed rose crown, immediately creating a sense of majesty. Beneath the crown, Yasmin’s curls fall to her waist. Her make-up is seductive with grey smokey eyes lined with coal and paired with claret-red lips.

Be cool and warm up on your wedding day with this awesome bespoke white leather jacket from Hartfelt London. They create leather or denim jackets with either silver, gold or rose gold lettering printed on the back and then decorate it with hand painted flowers to match your colour theme.

THE GROOM: Joe is rocking a traditional black Tuxedo from Robert Goddard with a black bow tie from Abbington, Kimbolton. The buttonhole by Donna looks fantastic on the black lapel.

THE DETAILS: The details created for this theme were the absolute favourite among the whole team. The rich gold tones of the candle sticks and bird cages sing out against the blood red walls of Kimbolton Castle. The Cake is a masterpiece and stands proud as the centrepiece. The marriage of gold and burgundy continues through to the place settings with handwritten calligraphy purple agate slices instead of place cards and a faux purple swan’s head completing the look.

THE PARTY: Add a little drama with a professional mixologist. Janison puts on a great show when creating your signature cocktail with flames and everything!

Everything we’ve used in the styled shoot can either be bought, hired or made. Contact details for everyone involved are here.

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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