Berry reds, gold, crystals, beading… You’re just going to love this styling created by our talented stylist Laura, who is based in York.
If you’re marrying in the grey winter months, then this is one wedding theme that is going to brighten the day for you and your guests.
Berry reds, soft pinks, gold and metallics are classical, rich, memorable and so chic. Whilst being classy, there’s also a touch of decadence about this theme. It would work beautifully if you’re getting married later in the day as these colours and shades will move seamlessly from day into night.
Our stylist Laura from AmbienceYork designed the decor and used a rich, opulent burgundy, gold and red tonal colour palette.
Candles lit up the tables with a romantic glow, reflected in the sequin tablecloths and golden cutlery.
The venue was made to be a romantic backdrop for weddings. Tall columns both inside and outside added grandeur and created dream photo opportunities, which the team made the most of.
It’s always well worth looking around your venue before your wedding day with you photographer, so you can spot locations for your photographs, particularly if neither of you know the place well.
Think about other ways you can include these colours on your big day.
- Maybe cocktails in berry reds for guests on arrival, served in gold rimmed glasses (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
- Wear gold nail varnish
- Perhaps have satin shoes in a deep raspberry or aubergine shade. There is no rule that says brides have to wear ivory or white shoes. Alternatively you could find your dream pair in metallics (very practical, as you’ll almost certainly be able to wear them again).
- Tie your wedding bouquet with an organza ribbon in gold or a blush pink
- Gold and deep reds aren’t colours for shy, retiring types. You can see that our stylist has draped the chairs in deep red sashes adding an almost theatrical effect that certainly holds its own in a room with such height.
- Pick out accessories that reflect your flower colours and theming like this clutch bag shown here.
- Experiment with your make-up beforehand. Try out bold lipsticks in berry reds and a darker eye. If you’re wearing metallics, you can wear stronger shades than with a white dress. Talk to a professional make-up artist and see what they suggest.
If you are having a dramatic theme like this, then you need to keep your wedding jewellery and the detail on your dress in tune. The beading on this bridal gown works well and subtly carries the mood along.
Your wedding cake is another place to showcase your wedding style and these two are certain to provide gasps of delight when they take their place at your wedding reception.
You can go all out and have a gold wedding cake or have a tiered cake with a gilded section. Remember that not all tiers have to be real cake, it’s quite acceptable to have a multi-tiered cake decorated beautifully, with only two or three sections actually made of cake. An inside tip and your guests will never know.
Here is the list of talented suppliers that our York stylist had the pleasure of working with for this photo shoot.
- Betty Timbo of Bespoke Vintage Castle made the beautiful accessories featured, including the bespoke clutch bag.
- Images by Jane Beadnell Photography.
- The location – The Orangery at Settrington
- Zoe’s Fancy Cakes hand-adorned with colours
- Flowers created by Leafy Couture
- Dresses were provided by the Bridal Emporium, who brought along Eliza Jane Howell gowns.
- Make up by Smink Makeup