Embracing the dynamism of Ultraviolet, the Pantone of the Year, in your wedding theme could be a challenge, right? Well think again! This photoshoot designed by Gillian Neild from Planned with Gill, shows you how you can use one of the most exciting 2018 wedding trends! The shoot was captured by Kathryn from Photography by Kathryn.
If you love the vitality of the colour purple (and here at The UK Wedding Event, we most certainly do!), there are so many ways you could feature it in your wedding styling. This makes it easy to have one of the most fabulous 2018 wedding trends as part of your special day. The trick is to think about where purple can provide details and interest. This is much better than having everything in the shade of your theme. (That would just be a scary mess!).
The ideas Gill and her team have created could also apply to any other accent colour you might like to use. So if you’re more blush pink or baby blue, go for it. You don’t have to follow the 2018 wedding trends for your big day.
The table linen is crisp and white, providing a great base for the accents of colour to show off. The white napkins are trimmed with lilac ribbon, so when they are placed on the table they stand out. There’s a little pop of colour that’s one of the 2018 wedding trends that’s a bit more subtle.
The purple accent is also a feature in the base of the design, so Gillian dyed cheesecloth to make deep coloured, stylish runners upon which lilac charger plates sit. Glassware is always a big feature of Gillian’s styling. So as well as the beautiful glasses, the design features smaller decorative glass plates and candle holders. There’s also glass stands and dishes for cakes, treats and fruits.
The cake, from Rebel Cakes, is a traditional three tier cake – with an amazing purple middle tier to match the 2018 wedding trend for purple. The lilac cake pops, macarons and yummy cupcakes decorated with blackberries add further splashes that compliment accent colour.
The stationery by Your Days by Design embraces the theme both in colour and the elegance seen in the font choices. Plus the table plan is suspended in a giant floral hoop. This is another of the 2018 wedding trends you can practically include into your wedding day. And it’s a super useful trend too!
Hand dyed silk ribbons are becoming increasingly popular. Sharon from Northern Hands created stunning purple ribbons to fit with the 2018 wedding trends theme. These provide a simple, yet effective colour pop that can be seen on the table settings, chair styling, ceremony room styling, the bouquet, and the giant hoop. This is very easy to replicate by any style conscious bride.
It was important to show that even a dynamic theme can suit a classical venue, so the team worked with Marcella Pellegrino Sutcliffe at the stunning Chapelgarth Estate. Marcella’s home is on the edge of the North York Moors and her garden has a beautiful heather border which fits the theme.
The pops of purple also feature in the stunning floral arrangements by Susanne from Beamsley Blooms. The accents are visible across the lilac and lisianthus. These are complemented by the more subtle pastel shades in the ranunculus. Plenty of greenery and other foliage provides balance and ties all the elements together.
Even with the use of the dynamic colours in the styling, the dress choice from Kenneth Winston is elegant, and adds to the drama of the theme. The dress was supplied by Victoria Robson Bridal where the boutique also makes a range of capes, another big trend for 2018 – this one compliments the dress too. It is modelled by Lauren Homer with hair styling and make-up by Deborah Love Hair and Beauty Boutique.
The hair and make-up is elegant and flawless; but see the beautiful purple lips Deborah has used. This adds yet another pop of purple to tie into the theme that any bride wanting to embrace this colour trend could try for her big day.
If you need advice on styling and planning your big day, then get in touch with Gillian or meet her at our wedding fair in Harrogate in September. Gillian offers free consultations, with absolutely no obligation and is very happy to chat through your ideas and challenges.