As some of you know, as well as writing this blog, I also plan weddings at Temple Gregory. I got together with the lovely Emma Lappin (Emma Lappin Flowers) and Jemma Watts (Pearl Pictures) and we put together this Glamorous Gold Inspiration shoot at Lainston House in Hampshire, hoping to create some beautiful images and ideas which could provide brides with inspiration for their own weddings.
This look would also obviously be great for parties and other occasions, as well as weddings.
The shoot was also recently featured on fab wedding blog Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, which we were very excited about and will also be making an appearance in Wedding Flowers magazine after Christmas.
I knew that I wanted a very glamorous and opulent theme, so that we could really go to town on the styling. Emma Lappin
did an amazing job on the flowers.
To compliment all of the pretty dresses Hermione Harbutt
sent some of her fabulous sparkly creations for us to use on the shoot and we used a mix of lovely hair accessories, earrings and bracelets.
I think that gold is going to be featuring more and more in wedding design throughout 2011 and 2012 so I thought that by using gold as a main focus we would be able to show brides how they can use it – as to some it may be a scary thought at first!
We complimented the opulent gold with very light blush colours of blush pinks, peaches and ivory. Lainston House is a beautiful country house venue and worked perfectly with our scheme.
The gorgeous stationery was provided by luxury stationers Borrowed Blue Press
who used their unique ‘gold swan’ paper on the various items.
The gorgeous tableware was from Jones Hire
and the furniture from Buchannan Events
. I found the the gold cutlery and napkins on eBay.
Zoe Clark (The Cake Parlour
) created the amazing cake which we decided to display in the beautiful gardens of Lainston, surrounded by flowers and trees. I think Zoe thought I was a bit strange when I told her I wanted a gold cake (who wouldn’t) but she definitely saw my vision and translated it perfectly.
We framed the individual table plan cards in all different coloured and shaped frames and hung them with ribbon from one of the fabulous old trees in the grounds of Lainston. We also hung empty frames and flowers to complete the look.
This is a lovely idea for a bride with nice outdoor space and you could vary the design to suit your scheme – by using different frames and flowers and even by using something other than a tree.
Have a lovely afternoon and I shall be back soon