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 Two: Bright and Bold
This theme is all about fun! It’s bright, it’s bold, it’s festival time! Our team of creatives have really gone all out for this one.
THE BRIDE: Oh ‘Lena’ by Blue by Enzoani, you are amazing! This sultry mermaid gown has the most exquisite beaded and embroidered lace sweetheart bodice. Dazzling rhinestones frame the deep illusion V-back that also features a keyhole effect. Intricate lace flows from the gorgeous train giving this dress the WOW factor!
With this theme being the least formal, Kate styled Yasmin’s hair half up with loose curls tumbling over her shoulders. Amelia gave Yasmin a smokey eye and a bright red lip to make a statement. Amanda designed a bigger and brighter flower crown – a real show-stopper. Donna paired various precious gems to complete the look.
THE GROOM: Joe wore a navy suit with a navy and white tweed waistcoat and, to add a shot of colour, a bright coral tie – all supplied by Robert Goddard. Donna pinned a beautiful buttonhole she’d made to compliment the coral accents.
THE DETAILS: Along with the buttonhole, Donna also made a fabulous bouquet for the bride. Roses and dahlias nestled among other colourful flowers loosely tied together with foliage. The table setting is where it gets a little bit crazy with handmade paper flowers of different shapes and sizes as the centre-piece. Bright patterned table-wear and a stationery design pulled it all together. Debbie echoed the bright and bold theme with a really awesome cake table full of sweet treats.
No festival wedding would be complete without the unicorn head from Dottie Events and Hire which Donna brought to life with a pretty garland and plaited flowers into his mane.
THE PARTY: This theme is all about the after party and Janison created some ultra-cool cocktails which went down an absolute storm with the team behind the scenes!
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