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Living Coral 3 ways

Kimbolton Castle Wedding Inspiration

Earlier this year Pantone announced it's colour for 2019 - 'Living Coral'. Never before have I seen the official Pantone Colour of the Year have such an impact on the wedding industry. Although I'm not surprised, I haven't spoken to a single creative person yet that hasn't loved it and welcomed it with open arms.

 

Now that coral is a hot trend with brides-to-be, James and I have teamed up with an awesome group of people to bring you not only one way to use coral, but THREE! The team have put together the themes, each very different from the other. So whether you're after something 'Soft & Sophisticated' that oozes elegance, a 'Bright & Bold' festival vibe or maybe a 'Dark & Daring' winter wedding, we've got lots of ideas for you!

Everything we've used in the styled shoot can either be bought, hired or made. Contact details for everyone involved are listed at the bottom of the page.

We hope you enjoy this feature and we look forward to seeing how you have used this fabulous colour in your wedding!

Soft & Sophisticated

Think muted tones and hues of ivory, peach, soft green and of course living coral. It's a classic and elegant look - perfect for any bride.

If you're a regular follower of our Instagram or Facebook page, it will come as no surprise that we've included Super Pooch Ted, our little Shih Tzu, as the Star Guest! More and more of our clients are including their furry friends in their big day so we teamed up with Canines & Confetti and The Little Blue Pupcakery to bring you lots of ideas of how you can include your pets.

THE BRIDE

Obviously one of the important aspects for any bride-to-be is the dress. 'Laura' by Blue by Enzoani is simply stunning - this classic strapless, sweetheart, mermaid gown becomes a blooming beauty with gorgeous floral-shaped appliqués of beaded, embroidered lace and Chantilly lace sprinkled atop the soft stretch-georgette fabric. The delicately scalloped hem lace, creates even more sweetness, while covered buttons add the finishing touch along the invisible back zipper. Marie from Willow and Grace Bridal teamed this stunner with a cathedral length veil - Dakota by Enzoani.

 

Keeping in style, Kate from Kate Atalay Bespoke Hair Styling worked her magic on Yasmin (our bride model) creating a timeless updo. Amelia from Flawless by Amelia followed with a make-up palette of soft peaches and nudes for a dewy, natural finish.

Amanda Caroline Couture designed a flower crown of pretty pastel blooms which added a little something extra and looked amazing when coupled with the veil. All that was needed to complete the look were diamonds. We used three different styles kindly supplied by Donne of Francis Wain Jewellers who offer a wedding day jewellery hire service.

THE GROOM

Joe (our groom model) wore a grey suit with a grey and white tweed waistcoat complimented by a soft green tie and pocket square supplied by Robbert Goddard. A buttonhole was made up of peach roses and a succulent. Ted wore made-to-measure grey suit harness with a matching tie by Helen at Canines and Confetti - she added a little pocket watch so he wouldn't be late!

THE DETAILS

There's much to think about when creating the perfect look for your wedding and our team of experts are here to help. Donna from The Country Garden Florist put together the loveliest flower combinations of ivory, blush, peach and coral which flowed through the entire theme. The bespoke wedding cake, designed by Debbie of My Little Cake Studio, was to die for with a dreamy feathery bottom tier and sugar-craft flowers looking so real I thought Donna had added them! The place settings comprised of vintage table-wear and glasses from Dottie Events and Hire and were accompanied by handwritten calligraphy stationery from the very talented Mille Stone.

THE PARTY

There's no better way to get the party started than with a cocktail or two and with Janison from ProCocktails you can even create a signature drink for your guests to enjoy when they arrive at your reception.

To see all the images for the 'Soft & Sophisticated - Living Coral" theme, please use the scroll arrows on the gallery below.

Bright & Bold

This theme is all about fun! It's bright, it's bold, it's festival time! Our team of creatives have really gone all out for this one.

THE BRIDE

Oh 'Lena' by Blue by Enzoani, you are amazing! This sultry mermaid gown has the most exquisite beaded and embroidered lace sweetheart bodice. Dazzling rhinestones frame the deep illusion V-back that also features a keyhole effect. Intricate lace flows from the gorgeous train giving this dress the WOW factor!

With this theme being the least formal, Kate styled Yasmin's hair half up with loose curls tumble over her shoulders. Amelia gave Yasmin a smokey eye and a bright red lip to make a statement. Amanda designed a bigger and brighter flower crown - a real show-stopper. Donne paired various precious gems to complete the look. 

THE GROOM

Joe wore a navy suit with a navy and white tweed waistcoat and, to add a shot of colour, a bright coral tie - all supplied by Robert Goddard. Donna pinned a beautiful buttonhole she'd made to compliment the coral accents.

THE DETAILS

Along with the buttonhole, Donna also made a fabulous bouquet for the bride. Roses and dahlias nestled among other colourful flowers loosely tied together with foliage. The table setting is wear it gets a little bit crazy with handmade paper flowers of different shapes and sizes as the centre piece. Bright patterned table-wear and a stationery design pulled it all together. Debbie echoed the bright and bold theme with a really awesome cake table full of sweet treats.

 

No festival wedding would be complete without the unicorn head from Dottie Events and Hire which Donna brought to life with a pretty garland and plaited flowers into his mane.

THE PARTY

This theme is all about the after party and Janison created some ultra-cool cocktails which went down an absolute storm with team behind the scenes!

Dark & Daring

There is so much to love about this theme, The dark and opulent hues are perfect for when the temperature drops and the nights start to pull in.

THE DRESS

This A-line gown is cloaked in the most beautiful burnout lace pattern for a modern twist on a timeless style. The corset style bodice and classic strapless sweetheart neckline complete the look. Amanda teamed the dress with a bronzed rose crown, immediately creating a sense of majesty. Beneath the crown, Yasmin's curls fall to her waist. Her make-up is seductive with grey smokey eyes lined with coal and paired with claret-red lips. 

Be cool and warm up on your wedding day with this awesome bespoke white leather jacket from Hartfelt London. They create leather or denim jackets with either silver, gold or rose gold lettering printed on the back and then decorate it with hand painted flowers to match your colour theme.

THE GROOM

Joe is rocking a traditional black Tuxedo from Robert Goddard with a black bow tie from Abbington, Kimbolton. The buttonhole by Donna looks fantastic on the black lapel.

THE DETAILS

The details created for this theme were the absolute favourite among the whole team. The rich gold tones of the candle sticks and bird cages sing out against the blood red walls of Kimbolton Castle. The Cake is a masterpiece and stands proud as the centrepiece. The marriage of gold and burgundy continues through to the place settings with handwritten calligraphy purple agate slices instead of place cards and a faux purple swan's head completing the look. 

THE PARTY

Add a little drama with a professional mixologist. Janison puts on a great show when creating your signature cocktail with flames and everything!