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Bold florals, textures and accents from nature - autumn wedding styling ideas with Oobaloos Photography (18)

Hey lovelies! I hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend. Before I launch into today’s post I wanted to share a little update I made to the blog last night. The ‘Recommended’ section of our navigation menu has had a little spruce up to make it simpler for you to find those amazing suppliers we love most of all. If you hover over the menu today you’ll see a list of categories and then a list of all those recommended suppliers for you to discover more. Clicking will bring you to a page with ALL of a supplier’s English Wedding Blog features. Try it! Find Photographers –> Oobaloos (see how their county is included too?) and browse through all of Sheryl’s gorgeous features from the last few months! Aren’t they lovely? Speaking of which…

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Today’s autumnal wedding styling feature is perhaps a wee bit early. But it’s a little cold and rainy today, so I’m almost feeling autumnal and looking forward to sharing weddings from nature’s most vibrant season. I wanted to take a peek at something from last year with you – this will inspire all of you autumn brides and grooms and I hope you love our ideas for autumn weddings!

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Chair covers can hide a multitude of stains, scrapes and unsightly patterns… but let’s be honest, those white polyester covers are pretty hideous! I’ve never been a fan – I cannot understand why some venues still provide grotty chairs which need to be hidden, while others simply buy beautiful Chiavari or elegant wooden chairs for their weddings! Luckily lovely Hollie from Daisy Says I Do has shared her simple solutions with us today.

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Images by my fab friend and English Wedding Blog sponsor Sheryl
at Oobaloos Photography

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Chairs – how a modern bride makes wedding chairs beautiful

“Many venues now have simple and stylish furniture, however some venues’ chairs may still be in need of a little update. If your budget allows I would recommend hiring something different whether it be a simple Chiavari chair, a wooden or white fold up chair or a mix and match vintage collection in rich dark wood for a relaxed, rustic style.

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So you’re marrying your best human friend, but you really don’t want to leave your other best friend out of the celebrations. As an animal lover, I totally get it: dogs are a huge part of our lives and if they’ll enjoy the attention I think they’re the sweetest addition to a wedding day! Your photos will be adorable, you can dress them up a little… and I couldn’t resist these super cute pics from Oobaloos Photography at The Barn At Upcote for the blog today!

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“Celebrating with closest friends and family is one of the most important aspects for most at their wedding, however one of your closest family members can be left behind.

“There are now many dog walkers and dog sitters that will bring our furry friends to join the celebrations for a short while.

With a little (or a lot of) training they could be the ring bearer and escort your bridesmaids down the aisle or if their temperament isn’t suitable just come to share a few minutes of your special day.

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If you love colour and are searching for styling ideas for your wedding which are a little more interesting than most, today’s gorgeous wedding is perfect! The multicoloured hanging lanterns are spellbinding – alongside Alison’s ribbon decorations and pretty DIY touches, they make for a fabulous theme and colour palette!

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“Our wedding was exactly what we wanted. Styling was colourful but simple. I love tulips so was set on these as my flowers. I pinned a lot of rustic type things but decided to put my own spin on things with colourful ribbon instead of twine and string.

Bright and colourful spring wedding styling at the Matara Centre on the English Wedding Blog with Oobaloos Photography (25)

Matara is beautiful and the hilarium is an amazing space to decorate. We decided on paper lanterns to hang along the aisle and in the dome and I didn’t want chair covers as chairs were lovely so we decided to hang ribbon on the backs to make it more interesting. The hilarium also has a gorgeous wall of fairy lights!

Bright and colourful spring wedding styling at the Matara Centre on the English Wedding Blog with Oobaloos Photography (30)

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Barns make beautiful, versatile wedding venues and the way they are styled can make all the difference to the feel of your barn wedding! Whilst some are new and purpose built venues or have been dramatically renovated most were built with very different intentions, so whilst having lots of character they can appear cold or agricultural which may not be the look that you are going for.

Images: Oobaloos Wedding Photography | Words & styling: Daisy Says I Do

1. Adding softening textures to barn spaces


The super high ceilings add dramatic scale but bring intimacy back into your style and to soften the structure consider hanging sculptures, lighting or foliage at the height of the beams, there are so many exciting options within any theme which can make your style unique and create a big statement or add softness to the building.

2. Making a big floral statement


A barn can absorb decor and the items that you thought would feel big suddenly don’t have the same impact in a barn. Large arrangements of flowers and foliage look great against a characterful barn backdrop.

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Wedding stylists seem to achieve a cohesive look effortlessly – combining beautiful florals, stationery, locations and decor with a talent and instinct I wish I had. I’d love to be able to style something as beautiful as this… romantic, feminine colours against a rustic backdrop create such a glorious ambience for a wedding. If you’re looking for styling inspiration and advice, this gorgeous post is for you!

Photography credits: Oobaloos Photography, Cheltenham

Huge thanks are due to an amazing team of wedding suppliers who worked together to inspire us all with this fabulous styled bridal shoot. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Claire

Write up by Hollie from Daisy Says I Do

Ever since I sourced some gorgeous rose gold sequinned fabric I have been dying for an opportunity to develop a styled shoot to use it. After meeting Tim Wiltshire, owner of Priors Tithe Barn in Brockworth I created a vision for a luxurious opulent feel in a romantic rustic setting, copper details and a statement flower wall. I love everything from design through to the final detail and found some amazing suppliers with an equally meticulous approach to help my vision become a reality.