Morning all! Regular readers may remember our competition with Frances Carlisle Photography & worthy winners Alex & Adam (details here) who are planning a spring wedding with country fate theme. Well today I’m showcasing a little inspiration in their honour, a bespoke board created to include some of the design details they mentioned having, in hope it may inspire others too. Here’s a little summery of their wedding day style:
Wedding date: 20th March 2015. Alex and Adam have known each other since childhood and have been a couple for nearly 9 years. They’re planning a relaxed barn wedding with lots of fun and colour to reflect the time of year they’re getting married – a spring inspired palette.
And here’s what I’ve put together:
I chose a pastel palette to reflect their spring wedding with green and yellow being two colours you’d naturally associate with the season and pink and blue adding to the celebratory feel – as I feel a more festival style celebration requires a wider colour palette in order to look more relaxed and unstructured.
Seasonal blooms would be incredible as there’s such an abundance of beautiful flowers available in spring and if you’d like your bridal bouquet to look less structured ask your florist for something “garden inspired” or “field gathered” – with plenty of texture. Big balloons and bunting in abundance – they not only look great but in a lofty venue such as a barn, you can play with levels and make the space appear smaller if needs be by using this kind of decor. Big balloons look great for couples photos too or to save money have them line the aisle at your service and re-use them for photos and reception decor as well.
A fete theme requires naked cakes and plenty of ice cream too! DIY your dessert table and ask guests to take part in a “bake off” challenge and see if you can hire your local ice cream van for an hour or two – it’s not just the kids who will love it!
And for attire? Well a bride in flats is a happy bride if you ask me…no need to compromise in the style stakes for the ceremony but if you want to save your poor soles and change into something more dance-floor ready for the party, colourful trainers, flip-flops and wellies look great. And I’m definitely all for re-enforcing the colour scheme via the bridesmaids gowns…let you pals chose a tone within your palette that flatters them…practical and kind!
I adore this scheme – so pretty. Really looking forward to seeing what Adam & Alex create…I hear Alex is knee-deep in DIY projects! We’ll be showing off their beautiful wedding next year.
Image credits: Matt & Lena Photography via Style Me Pretty//Via Pinterest (Anyone know who to credit?)//Apryl Ann Photo via 100 Layer Cake//Natalie Spencer Photography via Ruffled//Nikki Meyer Photography via Confetti Daydreams//Martha Stewart Weddings via Refinery29//Sweet Little Photographs via Ruffled