Minimalist Botanical Wedding Styling

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This minimalist botanical wedding inspiration was styled by the hugely talented Amo Creative. Amo wanted to create styling to bring the outdoors in, and this beautiful concept certainly does that. I adore Amo’s pairing of greenery, one of the Pantone colours of the year, with crisp white and splashes gold. It’s very clean and minimalist, which is a big wedding trend right now.

Amo and the team used tropical leaves as the main focus of this minimalist botanical wedding shoot, and it looks fabulous. They used palm leaves in a large vase for the table centrepiece, as the table runner and also as cute place settings.

Bride laying on couch resting head on groom's lap

Palm Leaf Theme

An amazing tropical palm leaf backdrop created a real focal point in the room, and the palm leaf theme ran through the styling to the beautifully illustrated stationery too, tying the concept together.

The venue for this shoot was The Conservatory Franschhoek, South Africa. The botanical styling works brilliantly with the venue’s large windows, but would also look fabulous in most venues.

Botanical wedding stationery with leaf design

Wedding table with palm leaf centrepiece

Palm leaf centrepiece on wedding table

Wedding place settings

Wedding place setting with botanical wedding styling

Gold cutlery at wedding place setting

Metallic wedding cake with leaf design

Modern Wedding Dress

In keeping with the botanical theme, the wedding dress, Iris, comes from Zanne Couture’s ‘Botanical Collection’. It’s modern and clean cut with pure white lace and tulle, and a halter top with an interesting embossed lace.

Bride and groom in The Conservatory Franschhoek

Bride with hand on groom's shoulder

Groom kissing bride on the cheek

Bride and groom sitting at wedding table with botanical styling

Groom sitting on edge of table facing bride

Bride and groom at window of The Conservatory Franschhoek

Bride and groom behind window of The Conservatory Franschhoek

Minimal Make-Up

For the bride’s minimal make-up look, a mature burgundy lip colour enhanced her lips, soft, peach cheeks complemented her delicate complexion, and dark brown shadow and a touch silvery gold accented her eyes.

Bride with arms around groom's neck as he rests his head on hers

Bride sitting looking over her shoulder

Bride and groom sitting on couch

Bride laying with head in groom's lap

Bride and groom sitting in The Conservatory Franschhoek

Indoor Botanics

The pictures by Monique Smiles Photography show these unique and interesting ways of bringing the outdoors in beautifully. Botanical wedding styling is of course another big trend, and these styling ideas show that an indoor wedding can be just as botanical as an outdoor one.

If you like everything to look crisp and clean, this is wedding styling for you.

Bride with hands on hips in front of palm leaf backdrop

Detail on from of wedding dress

Bride standing at door of The Conservatory Franschhoek

Wedding cake on table with glasses and drinks

Bride with veil over her face

Minimalist Approach

“This shoot embodies the concept of bringing the outdoors, indoors. Built around the Pantone colour of the year, greenery, we took a minimalist approach with the decor and added some golden touches.”

Bride and groom under bride's veil

Bride and groom sitting on swing in grounds of The Conservatory Franschhoek

Bride's face under veil

Bride sitting on swing

Bride and groom outside The Conservatory Franschhoek

Photography and Stationery: Monique Smiles Photography

Concept and Coordination: Amo Creative

Shoot Location: The Conservatory Franschhoek, South Africa

Flowers and Decor: Yes Flowers

Cake: LiMi Patisserie

Dress: Zanne Couture

Make-Up and Hair: Prentjie Mooi Grimering

Lounge Furniture: Lounging Co

Cutlery: Grand Room Design

Coasters and Place Mats: Heidi J Design

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Picture of the Month – September 2017

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And the winner is… Lee Allison Photography!

There are now just three places in our 2017 Picture of the Year competition up for grabs after you voted this picture by Lee Allison Photography your Picture of the Month for September 2017. Taken at Christine and Calum’s wedding last month, Lee managed to get this incredible shot after enlisting the help of the best man…

Bride and groom standing by lake at night with trees reflecting in the water - Picture by Lee Allison Photography

Just Incredible

“Christine and Calum’s wedding was on the 14th August 2017 at The Old Hall in Ely, Cambridgeshire. This beautiful renovated Jacobean Manor House was the perfect setting for their Greek wedding. It was my first Greek wedding and it was insane! The money dance was a particularly memorable moment; just incredible.

“This photo came about after the first dance. I popped outside to check for suitable locations for a night time portrait and this location just jumped out. I loved the reflections of the trees in water which created the perfect composition.

“After setting up a single light I went to grab the couple. Unfortunately the light wasn’t lighting them in the way I wanted so I went and got the best man to come and hold the light for me. A few minutes later we got the shot!”

To see more of Lee Allison Photography’s work visit www.leeallisonphotography.co.uk.

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Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection

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I get very excited when Justin Alexander launches a new collection in their signature range, as the dresses are always elegant, modern and exquisitely detailed. The brand new Justin Alexander Signature Spring/Summer 2018 collection is opulence at its finest.

Unique beading, embroidery and dramatic silhouettes define the SS18 collection, and there is a dress for every bride. Whether you’re looking for a timeless, classic dress that is beautifully understated, or an extravagant dress that is highly beaded, you’re sure to find ‘the one’ in this dazzling new collection for 2018.

Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection - Style 9901

Art Nouveau inspired hand beaded detailing covers illusion dresses in sparkles and enhances layers of intricate lace, and fashion-forward lace placement reinvents classic looks from the past with a fresh update. With the dresses in the Justin Alexander Signature Spring/Summer 2018 collection you can be as dramatic as your dare, with extravagant skirt details and modern sleek seaming. There is even a dress with a voluminous detachable train.

My three favourite styles in the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 collection are these gorgeous gowns…

Style 9892 – Allover Lace Gown with Long Sleeves

Back of 9892 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9892 (Back)

This full lace fit and flare wedding dress is simply divine. I adore the appliqué pattern that adorns the 9892 dress and the sheer long sleeves. The sexy key-hole illusion back is so feminine with button detail that ends on the buttocks.

Style 9896 – Geometric Pearl and Bugle Beaded Gown with Bell Sleeves

9896 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9896

Step off the pages of fashion in this geometric, hand beaded design. Isn’t it amazing? The 9896 dress has such an amazing beaded pattern and the illusion bell sleeves are perfect for a touch of drama.

Style 9899 – Fit and Flare Gown with Voluminous Detachable Train

Back of 9899 Wedding Dress with Train from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9899 with Train (Back)

One of the most beautiful wedding dresses I have seen for next season, the 9899 style features a cathedral length train. The fit and flare lace dress with Sabrina neckline and illusion back looks incredible on its own, but with the train attached… wow! This really is a fairytale wedding dress.

Dramatic silhouettes. Unique beading. Fashion-forward embroidery. These are a handful of words that describe the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 collection. Get ready to explore luxury at its best.

You can see all the dresses from the Spring/Summer 2018 Collection in the gallery below. Find our more at www.justinalexander.com.

Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Gallery

9890 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9890 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9891 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9891 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9892 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9892 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9893 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9893 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9894 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9894 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9895 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9895 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9896 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9896 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9897 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9897 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9898 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9898 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9899 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9899 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9899 Wedding Dress with Train from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9899 Wedding Dress with Train from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9900 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9900 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9901 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9901 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9903 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9903 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9904 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9904 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9905 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9905 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9906 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9906 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9907 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9907 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9908 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9908 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
9909 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection
Back of 9909 Wedding Dress from the Justin Alexander Signature SS18 Bridal Collection

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Autumn Confetti Mix from Shropshire Petals

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Autumn is certainly here, with colder days and darker nights already setting in. The autumn months are perfect for getting married as you can take advantage of using all the stunning natural colours you see outside and bring the outdoors in.

Each month Shropshire Petals create a Mix of the Month where they make a limited edition confetti mix. October’s confetti mix lives up to the season, with vibrant autumnal shades ideal for injecting some colour into your wedding photographs.

Shropshire Box with Autumn Confetti Mix

Bold Colours

Featuring burnt orange, burgundy, cherry pink with a touch of green, this autumn confetti mix will add warmth and a bold colour splash to your confetti moment. It is also perfect for decorating your reception tables. Simply scatter onto crisp white tablecloths and complete with candles of varying heights and sizes.

The autumn confetti mix consists of Ginger Snap and Burgundy Berry cornflower petals, Cherry Blossom delphinium, Bramble hydrangea and Clementine rose petals.

Confetti Sachet of Autumn Confetti Mix

With so many creative ways to display your confetti, the October Mix of the Month is available in a range of packages including…

Make a real statement with your autumn confetti mix and team it with gold confetti cones for added glamour.

Ordering

You can order the October Mix of the Month until 31st October. If you love this mix but your wedding isn’t for a while, don’t worry. Shropshire Petals has a delayed delivery service, so you can order now and receive your autumn confetti a few weeks before your wedding day… and tick another thing off your to-do list!

Shop for your natural petal confetti online at www.shropshirepetals.com. Use code TWC10 for 10% off orders over £50.

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