Elegant and Romantic, Green and Gold Wedding Style

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It’s a pleasure to be able to share these images with you – they are the result of a collaboration between photographer  Philippa Sian and Philippa’s sister Stephanie, of styling/co-ordinators Fleur & Fig. They offer a beautiful and incredibly elegant example of how to incorporate two classic colours in to your wedding day; green and gold.

Audley End House, an English Heritage wedding venue and decadent Jacobean mansion house where you can wander the tranquil gardens created by ‘Capability’ Brown in the unspoilt Essex countryside, provided the gorgeous back drop for this editorial. Details were supplied by a team of truly excellent and talented suppliers, that included the likes of Emmy LondonJessica Turner Designs and floristry favourite, Violets and Velvet. Photographer Philippa tells us more.

“The Great Hall at Audley End House was the perfect setting for a ceremony; with large windows, natural stone arches and paintings hanging from the walls, it feels incredibly regal. The Dining Parlour creates a completely different mood; a feeling of sophistication. Our lovely bride and model, Annabelle, wore two stunning two-piece dresses from Jessica Turner Designs, who sources most of her fabrics in the UK and makes everything by hand including her signature knitted fabrics.”

Images by Philippa Sian Photography

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“This beautiful hand knitted fabric can be seen in our brides first and main look in this editorial, with beautiful embroidery and a flowing silk skirt. For Annabelle’s second look she wears a more structured corset with floaty sleeves that romantically drape around her arm.”

“Both looks were accessorised with a beautiful tiara, designed and hand crafted by Samantha Walden Designs and beautiful embellished shoes from Emmy London. Hand made jewellery from Dainty London in a mix of silvers, golds and most importantly, greens, added the delicate and personal touches that all Brides love. Annabelle’s look was perfected with natural makeup and a loose romantic updo by hairs stylist and makeup artist, Patricia Soper.”

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“The beautiful flowers created by Violets and Velvet are what pulls the ‘greenery’ look together for this shoot. A mixture of foliage with different green hues and touches of white Spring flowers offer a pretty and muted looked to the trend. Two floral displays were created for our tablescape designs; a ‘spring meadow’ styled runner and tall breathtaking displays in larger metallic urns.”

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“Our groom, Ben, wore a classy and dapper two-piece Aldwick Herringbone suit in Charcoal from Gresham Blake. We kept Ben’s look classy and simple, with a pop of green in his button hole and a simple dark grey bow tie.”

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“Sam from Violets and Velvet also created a romantic draped ceremony arch which would look perfect at the top of the aisle. Our bride’s beautiful and loose bouquet was finished with soft green and ivory silk ribbon from Pompom Blossom.”

“We created two tablescape looks for this shoot using different floral designs by Violets and Velvet, and by making tiny changes with the smaller details like swapping the candlestick colours and water glass for a colour pop. We wanted to show brides planning and designing their tablescapes how easy it is to create a mix of looks for their guest tables that still compliment each other perfectly.”

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“The Dining Parlour, where we set up the tablescape, was the inspiration behind the colour palette and look to this editorial. With ‘greenery’ being named as Pantone’s colour of 2017, it felt like the perfect opportunity to create a look around this, inspiring the luxury fine art brides. ‘Greenery’ is a strong colour and one which many brides may not fancy dressing their bridesmaids in.

We wanted to show brides how to achieve such an on trend colour in a more delicate and natural way, using mostly classy whites and golds with soft green silks, and pops of ‘greenery green’ in the details such as glasswear and flowers.”

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“We dressed the table in white linens mixed with Ivory runners and soft green silk napkins from Pompom Blossom to offer a romantic and fine art feel. The table was laid with luxury gold beaded chargers from The Event Hire Company which were styled with gold edged glasswear and gold cutler from Classic Crockery. For our second tablescape look we swapped out the glass water goblet for a pop of green, also from Classic Crockery.”

“Delicate place names on capiz shells personalised with gold leaf by The Golden Letter were styled with foliage and soft green silk ribbon. This editorial features the most luxurious of menus, on a glass and gold frame with hand written calligraphy also from The Golden Letter.”

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“The cake delicately crafted by Rania from The Custom Cake Boutique took on a very pretty look. With romantic ruffles and tiny pearls with hints of watercolour green, Rania shows how you don’t need a solid green cake to hit the trend, but you can take tiny highlights to still create a beautiful fine art look.”

“Gold accents were carried through the stationery suite from The Golden Letter, with beautiful hand written calligraphy and gold leaf details.”

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Philippa Sian Photography photographed this shoot in a light and fine art style, to really showcase how the colour green can be really pretty and photograph beautifully.

 Ash Videography also filmed our shoot with a true ‘fly on the wall’ approach, showing a bit of behind the scenes but also the beauty of what this talented team created.”

Our love and thanks to Philippa Sian Photography and Fleur & Fig for sharing these most beautiful images today. I hope you’ve found something to inspire you.

Love Annabel x


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.

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