I don't even need to tell you the weekend is right around the corner, but it is, and it's hot and it's Friday, and so I sure as heck hope you have that feel-good factor right now! I've got something a little different but none-the-less beautiful to share with you this morning.

Pastel shades are a huge hit at the moment, all those pale, dreamy hues loan themselves so beautifully to styling weddings in the summer season.  These set of 'vintage pastel' inspired images comes to you from a collaboration of North East based suppliers, that include photographer Helen Russell, stylist and props hire company Sweet Pea Events and accessories designer Katy of What Katy Did Next.  They were shot on location at The Garden Station – a fabulous wedding venue in Northumberland, that is set in a restored railway
station and gardens.

I love the fun, whimsy, quirky nature of these photographs and the beautiful twirly dress movement captured in those dresses so beautifully by photographer Helen Russell

Photography Copyright (c) 2013, Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

Sylist Karen of Sweet Pea Events told me about these images…

'I started thinking about organising a photo shoot not long
after the birth of my daughter, not because I didn’t have enough on my
plate, but I knew it would take time to organise, making sure the best
suppliers were involved plus I thought it would be a nice way of easing
myself back in and showcasing my work as a stylist as well as
implementing props from my collection, available for hire through
Sweetpea Events.'

'Pastel shades are a huge hit at the moment, but I wanted to show
how you could mix them up with bold colours, have fun with gold, do
both pretty, romantic and quirky/alternative using a variety off props
and a beautiful settings.  I also wanted to bring some vintage elements
in and showcase them with a modern twist.  I came up with mood boards
for the suppliers involved and then Katy from What Katy Did Next and I
planned every little detail together.  We are thrilled with the results
and really hope that these images inspire Love My Dress readers to think
outside the box.'

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

pastel colour wedding, alternative bridesmaids, alternative wedding, photograpy by Helen Russell

You can explore more pastel colours, balloons and outdoor wedding inspiration on Love My Dress here.

I hope these images inspire you and make you smile :)

Big Friday 'SCHOOL'S OUT' kinda love everyone :)

Annabel

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Photography by Helen Russell
Styling/Props by Sweet Pea Events
Headpieces by What Katy Did Next
Venue The Garden Station
Make Up by Dani
Hair by Lisa Cameron
The Green Dress – House of Mooshki
Stationery by Heather Foster Design
Flowers by Rachel Payne
Button Bouquets by Love is Vintage
Models – dark, red, blonde

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14 thoughts on Pastel Pretty, Quirky and Alternative Garden Party Wedding Inspiration

  1. Gorgeous! Have just booked Helen for my wedding next year and I am over the moon! Off to have a look at Sweet Pea Events now…..

  2. I really liked this shoot when I saw it on Helen’s FB page a few weeks ago, so pleased to see it up here. The fact we are shooting a wedding at Garden Station later this year has me beyond excited! It’s such a sweet little venue.

  3. The pastel shades are so pretty, this is such a sweet shoot. Love the streamers and the giant balloon, I want one to carry around, I have just graduated after all!

  4. Amazing shoot, I love the styling and all of the props, it’s a shame I’m married! I would do it again to have a wedding like this!

  5. The bouquet of buttons is impressive! I’ve never seen one before even on pictures. I love the blue dress as well. Everything looks fun and light. I love pastel colors on weddings and garden weddings just as well. The atmosphere in garden weddings are just so relaxed and enchanting.
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