Ultra Violet and Stars: A Contemporary, Romantic and Celestial Inspired Bridal Editorial


Good evening lovelies, hopefully by now you’ll have had time to enjoy today’s real wedding feature and take a look through my top ten list of must-have wedding gifts thanks to Prezola.

You’re in for further treat today lovely ones (call it a world cup consolation) with this celestial inspired set of images sent in by our Little Book for Weddings Directory member, photographer Magda K, whose words are below. Magda is a talented wedding photographer who collaborated with a team of fellow wedding suppliers to create these images to inspire you today.

“With the release of the Pantone colour of the year for 2018, Ultra Violet, and the recent emergence of celestial trends in the wedding industry, The Rustic Wedding Company worked on styling this shoot to bring together and celebrate these two elements. Dress designer Kula Tsurdiu opened her boutique and design studio 20 years ago and has been designing and making boho-chic and Nottingham lace inspired bridal dresses ever since. The dresses are contemporary, feminine and different to what you usually see in most wedding magazines. My photography style is quite feminine and I felt that Kula and myself were a match made in heaven.”

Images by Magda K Photography

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“We created a bespoke colour scheme using a variety of misty lilacs, greys, golds, greens and whites and added small hints of ultraviolet into the mix, but not too much that it would overpower the other colours.”

“To create the table scape we used gold charger plates with grey crockery and matt black cutlery on a dusky grey cheesecloth table runner. We added modern gold candlesticks and tall coloured dinner candles, a variety of pink love crystals, tea lights, copper wire fairy lights and a couple of interesting celestial props to accentuate the theme.”

Amy Bailey Design provided purple and white hand designed watercolour table stationery to follow the colour scheme. For the main floral centrepiece, we took inspiration from the wild and wispy florals that are gracing Pinterest quite heavily at the moment.”

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Coco in the Country is a florist shop, also specialising in weddings and event floristry. They put together a beautiful grey stone urn filled with overflowing spring blossoms, delicate astrantia flowers and trailing clematis and added plenty of foliage to keep the look on trend.”

Coco in the Country said“We create floral design that is romantic and wild, always using the best seasonal flowers and foliage. For the celestial shoot we wanted to create a natural feel, with a neutral colour palette adding pops of dark colours to add depth to the floral design. Gentle flowing foliage, subtle soft and natural flowers blended beautifully to capture an ethereal aesthetic.”

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The Rustic Wedding Company took the inspiration for the cake table backdrop from our genuine love of astronomy and all things intergalactic. We wanted to create a hand painted Ultra Violet nebula which was silently and slowly exploding and expanding across the night sky to sit behind the main feature cake. Natasha at The Sweet Stuff provided a fabulous marbled cake which we placed on a simple gold cake stand on a grey chiffon table runner.”

The Sweet Stuff makes cakes, dessert tables and favours for cool, modern couples.  Founder Natasha says “The inspiration for the cake used in this shoot was the meaning behind the word celestial – I used a colour palette that spoke of a night sky and heavenly gold stars.  The final look was very much experimental in the style of the current watercolour and marble cake trend.”

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Dottie Goes Pop created a selection of special handmade lollipop favours which contained printed celestial images inside and tiny star edible sprinkles which we also displayed upon the cake table.”

For the rest of the shoot we used a variety of star shaped props mixed with flickering candlelight, fairy lights, healing crystals and whimsical floral arrangements filled with pampas grasses to really focus on creating an enchanting celestial atmosphere which draws you in and keeps your attention. The incredible light, open spaces and beautifully restored features at Aswarby Rectory really helped to enhance this also.”

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Makeup Artist Josephine Way says “I wanted a way to bring the celestial theme of the shoot in to the makeup and a few perfectly placed stars was the perfect way. I left the placement mismatched to keep the look relaxed and undone and chose iridescent purple tones on the eyes to create a smokey eye with a galaxy inspired twist! The rest of the makeup was kept natural so that the attention was kept to the eye area and the playful stars. A nude, glossy lip finished the look off perfectly.”

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Hair Stylist Helen Sutcliffe says “The thought behind this celestial inspired photo shoot was the simplicity, to capture the effortless beauty of the bride and her surroundings with a bit of sparkle and magic thrown in for fun. Angels, spirits, the sky and the stars were all descriptions that came to mind when working with this brief.”

“Her hair was to be simple, to enhance her natural beauty rather than command attention, so I worked with a natural soft wave and pinned loosely with little definition or control, with the addition of plaits and loose tendrils to soften and frame her face, a delicate hair piece was used to finish the style.”

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Stationery designer Amy Bailey says “For the celestial theme I wanted to go for something quite abstract for the stationery artwork. Using brush strokes with different pressures to create depth throughout. We decided gold was going to play a large part in this shoot, it works hand in hand with deep purple and adds that extra luxe which really worked for the stationery.”

“When choosing the fonts I decided I wanted it to be clean and stylish so I opted for a Serif font throughout the whole suite. I printed the collection onto on a subtle textured card that has a light natural colour to it, sitting perfectly with the colour combination and the table décor by The Rustic Wedding Company.”

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 Tweed and Groom says “I wanted to create a really elegant but cool look for the groom. I have always been a big fan of tweed and I thought this  would be a perfect match for the type of modern countryside wedding.”

“Blake Models are a lovely model agency in Nottingham who helped us chose beautifulMorgan as a bride and John as a groom. These guys were fantastic!”

Credits & Thanks


Annabel View all Annabel's articles

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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