Pantone has spoken, and when they speak, we the creative’ listen. They’ve announced the colours of spring/summer to be RoseQuartz & Serenity. Normally they tend to choose one colour however, this spring/summer I guess they wanted to see how far they can push creative'(and by that I mean artists, designers, stylist and not just the wedding industry) across the globe to come up with ideas to marry these two colours perfectly.
So … When Cynthia of Alegrar Events summited this gorgeous London styled shoot inspired by Pantone colours of 2016, I was beyond excited to share it. There are three reasons as to why this London styled shoot excites me so much.
1.Obviously, it’s beautiful.
2.The UK wedding industry is still relatively new to diversity, so when I see a styled shoot with a bride and groom that look like us, it feels like things are progressing and wedding blogs are catching on.
3. No hideous chair covers and sashes, simple elegance without all the fuss is the way to go.
Below Cynthia explains the inspiration behind the shoot plus a few take away ideas for your own wedding.
Inspiration behind the London styled shoot
“Pantone colours of the year were the inspiration for this shoot. I wanted to showcase the simple elegance that comes effortlessly to the chic bride as she relaxes and enjoys a stress free day. I managed to weave the pantone colours into the various aspects of the day from the table linens, to the menu cards to the flowers and even to the crockery on the day – we used baroque style rose quartz crockery for the place settings! – to give it that relaxed air of elegance.”
Top tips to apply when planning and styling your own wedding:
1. Decide your wedding style first and then make a shortlist of venues that have the style aesthetics that you’re looking for before approaching them. This will save you time haveing to research venues and go on site visits to places that do not match your style.
2. Choose colours or themes that complement the style of your wedding e.g. if you’re going for opulent look that is glitzy and glamorous, choose bright bold and dark colours to complement the look (deep purples and crimson reds are always a winner!), for a timeless and elegant wedding style, choose muted colours that will stand the test of time e.g. gold, champagne and ivory and keep your florals striking but not over the top.
3. Designing your wedding doesn’t just have to be about colours alone, it could be centred around a place that is special to both of you, e.g. you could have a Parisian themed wedding because he proposed in Paris or have it in a winery with little champagne bottles for your favours because you both met at a vineyard and want to incorporate that aspect into your day.
4. Whatever, style you choose, ensure that this runs throughout your wedding design, from touches on the invitation right through to favour boxes and flowers for your big day, adding these little details all contributes to making it a personalised experience for both of you. (That’s the whole idea, after all!)”
Cynthia Adipue helps busy professionals like you plan stress-free elegant and stylish weddings. She is based in London but can travel further afield where required. Download her FREE guide ‘How to plan the wedding of your dreams in 9 months or less; a step by step guide for busy professionals’
Planning and design – Alegrar Events
Photography – Bola Sami Photography
Film – Christiana Andrews Film
Cake – The Custom Cake Boutique
Flowers – Beverley Wilson Florals
Dress – Alonuko
Stationery – The White Card Company
Suit – McJonathan London
Hair – Brenz Hair Beauty
Makeup – Mojo Makeup
Groomswear accessories – Amara Andrews London
A big thank you to all the creatives involved in this shoot. Keep inspiring brides everywhere.