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Colourful Edwardian Bridal Inspiration

Mar292018

Continuing from my blog last week, I wanted to explore the era of the Fauves in a little more detail. The Fauvism main exhibition was during 1905, so we used the opulent Edwardian era as a basis. Showing how you can use period touches in a modern context to personalise your special day without it turning into a historical wedding day replica. This was a huge challenge but I love how everything came together. 

Our bride wore a beautiful bespoke gown made especially for the shoot inspired by Edwardian fashions with modern feeling fabric combinations. Her hat was also commissioned for the shoot, featuring a wide brim in bold colours and paper flowers, taking inspiration from Henri Matisse's 1905 Woman with a Hat - one of my absolute favourite paintings. Her style was complete with stunning hair and makeup.

The florals added an additional punch of colour with a wilder ‘movement’ of roses, brunia, karma choc dahlias, electric blue delphiniums, scabiosa stellata, ferns and eucalyptus.

The table used elements of fruits and still life objects painted by the artists of the era. Crockery was layered to add texture on the gold fabrics, with crystal candelabras, colourful florals bound together with prussian blue candles and napkins.

The cakes continued with gilded fruits and opulent iced designs. The stationery is pure elegance - a suite comprising everything from invitations to place cards in gold and antique embossed ivory detailed in pearls.

I hope you've taken inspiration from our styled photoshoot and I'm always happy to help in planning your colourful wedding.

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Collaborators:

Venue: Oxnead Hall

Wedding Gown: Foxglove & Gingersnap Bridal Couture

Hair and Makeup: Amelia Garwood

Hat: Siofra Connor Millinery

Jewellery: Sonkai

Florist: Constance Rose

Props and Tableware: Lou Lou Loves

Cakes: Little Millie's

Stationery: Little Pea Designs

Styling: Emily Andrew Events

Model: Emma Speed