Happy Wednesday gorgeous brides! Today’s mood board is one that makes me happy, like REALLY happy. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from one of Linen and Silk Weddings readers who asked for some help with her wedding theme. This beautiful bride has her wedding dress (a beautiful icy white, lace number) and her venue (elegant, yet not pretentious) sorted; however, she is at that stage where she needs some help with colours and style. I’m so glad she got in touch with me to help her put together a style and colour mood board.
Icy white (or silver) is an extremely versatile colour to work with. It’s elegant and lends itself to multiple colour combinations. One of my favourites and most elegant is silver + deep blue (I’m not going to say ‘navy’ because I feel that you can actually play with various shades of blue as long as they’re ‘deep’) and blush (pink, coral or peach).
If what you have in mind is a dreamy summer wedding, this colour combo is just perfect. Not many flowers have blue naturally in them, but as it happens, anemones do! Match them to a blush version of the same flower and you’ll have the perfect combination.
Use blue in your table decor. If you just want subtle accents, use blue napkins matched to a silver / grey table cloth. Based on the description of her wedding, I would also suggest to my lovely bride to keep it elegant by alternating silver and crystal vases for the larger flower arrangements to smaller blue vases for smaller one.
With a beautiful vintage inspired lace dress (the one above is a stunning Ellis Bridal number from their recent collection), I would SO wear a pair of classic sapphire and diamond earrings to really tie in your theme in the most elegant way. Have your groom and groomsmen wear dark blue suits and bring in the blush with their accessories (ties / buttonhole flowers etc.). With your bridesmaids, however, invert the colour order: a blush coral or soft pink dress with dark blue accessories – bouquet, jewellery, shoes…
This is a colour combination that is elegant, and, done the right way, is fun, fresh and summery too!
I hope this helps, my lovely reader!
Wishing you a fab day. xoxo
Credits (top to bottom, left to right):
Top mood board: unknown – via Love Wed Bliss // Greentree Photography // Troy Grover Photographers via SMP // Elizabeth Ann Designs // unknown via Pinterest // Ethereal Designs on Etsy // Coco Paloma Desserts via Brides
Bottom mood board: Shannon Lee Images // via Society Bride // Soms Studio on Etsy // Hukkstar // Emily Wren Photography, flowers by Sullivan Owen // Ellis Bridals via Morgan Davies London
I’ve been dying to share this Australian beach elopement with you ever since the day it popped into my inbox!
Jon and Rachael got married in November last year in Queensland. They chose to have a super relaxed, yet immaculately planned (by Polkadot Events), beach wedding with just an officiant, and a cozy beach reception for 6. Everything about this wedding is just perfect. From Rachael’s flower crown, to the colourful altar; the table lanterns and, the icing on the cake (no pun intended!), the beach tent where Jon and Rachael took some romantic couple shots with Just For Love Photography.
If you love the idea of a relaxed beach wedding, then Jon and Rachael’s will be right up your street. Plus, there are lots of cute ideas to steal…(paper lanterns, ombre cake, lace tipi…) ;)
Thank you so much Just For Love Photography for sharing with us!
I’m sure you already know I’m a lover of eastern influences and cultural weddings. I love the inspiration that comes from colours, patterns and shapes of distant countries, and the way bridal fashion varies so considerably from culture to culture. The amount of cultural weddings I have featured on Linen and Silk Weddings is part of the reason why my readership extends to faraway countries, so it makes me super happy when brides, grooms and suppliers from these countries get in touch with me. They read my blog (yay!), but more than anything, they see it as a point of reference for them (double yay!). Such a pleasure, therefore, to introduce you to Nisha of Bridélan
, Indian-based bride and groom stylist offering styling services for couples all over who wish to wear traditional Indian wedding attire.
Bridélan is for brides who stand for elegance. It is a one-of-its-kind styling consultancy for brides and grooms-to-be who are looking for professional help to create their dream wedding wardrobe. Bridélan is a vision that belongs to Nisha Kundnani, an established stylist from Mumbai whose career spans nearly a decade in fashion. She worked as a writer before taking up styling. Her work in celebrity, editorial and commercial styling reflects good taste, grace and glamour.
For many, shopping can be an intimidating and confusing experience. Bridélan wants to help make this experience friendlier, easier and even enjoyable, also ensuring that you have the luxury of time without worrying and planning every small detail yourself.
Ultimately, wedding is a romantic dream for all of us, a dream in which we all want to look our elegant best. The day itself might pass but its visual memory will last forever. The bigger idea is to have beautifully captured memories of your well-styled self and not look back at the wedding album with regret.
Good morning lovelies, hope you’ve all had a fab week and are enjoying a relaxing Saturday. Today I just want to alert you to a competition that allows a lovely couple to win a wedding photography package by wedding photographer Francesca Secolonovo!
Here’s a bit about Francesca and her competition:
I am a wedding photographer based in North London with fresh ideas and ready to capture your day with my eager eye and beloved camera. I have a background of fashion and beauty photography, I also love to travel taking photos as I go… I am no stranger to the world of photography!
I am currently offering one lucky couple FREE Photography for the day of your wedding.
My style is discreet and unobtrusive, capturing the beautiful details and true emotions of your day. If you are laid back and appreciate natural, creative images not forgetting the little details then apply for this competition. I guarantee I put 110% to anything I put my name on and I am willing to travel worldwide!
How To Enter:
You will need to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following details:
- Your names
- A picture of you both together
- Wedding date
- A bit about your love story, how you met and how your Mr right proposed.
- Venue(s) of where you will be getting married. Please provide the full address
- Details on your big day including outfits/ colors/ theme/ entertainment
- What makes your wedding unique to you
FREE Photography Package Will Include:
- Full day photography ie- from the preparations to the party celebrations
- Up to 400 print resolution edited images
- Engagement shoot (this can be at any location of your choice however expenses may need to be covered)
Terms And Conditions:
By applying you agree that you are happy for your wedding images to be used for promotional purposes by myself: Wedding blogs, social media, website, portfolio. The wedding can take place any where in the world however travel and accommodation will need to be covered by the winners. Expenses need to be covered but agreed beforehand.
Closing date is Friday 14th March