Morning beautiful! Yesterday I featured Vic and Rich’s gorgeous wedding at Whittlebury Park on the blog, and you got a little peek at some of the wonderful special touches they created. Today I have some brand new pics from their wedding day courtesy of London wedding photographer Babb Photo (the lovely Laura). I loved all Rich and Vic’s ideas for wedding styling and wanted to share with you too… so enjoy!
1. Use vibrant winter colours and a broad palette
Rich and Vic mixed vibrant winter colours throughout their wedding for a contemporary and exciting rustic winter style. Vic’s bouquet is fabulous with roses, berries, pine cones and sea holly – and colours include everything from rich red to dusky blues and pinks.
2. Combine textures in buttonholes
Rich’s buttonhole uses roses with seedheads, berries and even a pine cone… I’m sure there’s a little rosemary in there as well. Don’t limit yourself to a single rose and a bit of foliage – textures are more fun to make and wear!
3. Consider pine cone bridesmaids’ bouquets
I love the idea of this pine cone bouquet for the bridesmaids. The berries add a little colour to the beautiful pine cones and work beautifully with Vic’s choice of navy for the bridesmaid dresses. Fab!
4. Jam jars and hessian work with any colour theme for a rustic wedding
You really can’t go wrong with glass jars and a little hessian! Rich and Vic used navy polka dot ribbons to finish theirs, and filled the jars with roses and winter berries and foliage for a rustic winter style.
5. Pine cones and ribbons make easy, pretty chair and table decorations
A long piece of ribbon and a couple of pine cones is a great finish for chairs… and a million times nicer than chair covers, right?! Be creative with pine cones for table decorations too!
6. Framed art prints
One of my favourite ways to make a wedding more personal is to include framed art prints – Rich and Vic used wooden frames for prints around their reception. They make a fab talking point and look lovely!
7. Wooden wishing tree
Wishing trees are a creative touch where your guests can leave personal messages on little cards for you. Anything with hooks or ties will do – but this wooden Christmas tree is pretty fab, isn’t it?!
8. Theatrical curtained wedding cards box
Brighten up a vintage suitcase with some theatrical red velvet curtains and a papercut scene or personalised word art in the open lid!
9. Bunting and ceiling decorations in soft colours
The style and colours of Vic and Rich’s bunting are lovely. Natural browns and soft blues complement the rustic styling and navy colours used elsewhere.
10. Kraft wrap for wedding favours and gifts
I am addicted to kraft wrap at the moment – as my friends and family could have told you at Christmas time! We all love presents at any time of year so wrap your favours, place settings or bridal party gifts with kraft, luggage labels and baker’s string
11. Comfort food and naked cakes!
Rich and Vic had a naked Victoria sponge along with rich chocolate cake for their guests. They treated guests to the loveliest looking burgers too – and for a winter wedding you just can’t beat comfort food, can you?!
12. Paper fans are a fun DIY project
Paper fans are easy and look fab – pretty much anyone can make them, there are plenty of online tutorials or find them already made in your colours on Etsy.com
13. Fairy lights by night!
As evening draws in – and this can happen anytime from 3pm in winter! – fairy lights come into their own. Drape or dangle them wherever you like – especially to focal points and displays where you’d like to draw your guests’ attention.