How to embrace the magic and style of all four seasons, with online wedding resource, Weddingly
Did you get engaged over the festive period? Congratulations! There’s nothing like a wedding to plan to help you beat those January blues. So if you’re starting to think about what you want your wedding day to look like, but aren’t quite sure where to start – listen up, because here’s our top piece of advice; throw out the rule book! Don’t feel pressured to follow tradition; plan a wedding that works for you, your budget, your style and your personality.
No longer is summer thought of as the must-book season for weddings. As millennials strive to plan weddings that are expressive and personal to them, we see more and more celebrations embracing the magic of the other months of the year. To offer a glimpse at gorgeous fashion and styling options for a spring, summer, autumn and winter weddings, Weddingly, collaborated with more than 25 of their vendors – including Adrianna Papell and Alan Hannah Bridal – to produce four key looks, guaranteed to inspire .
The shoot encompasses Weddingly’s ethos that, no matter your tastes, budget or location, every couple can plan the stylish and Pinterest-worthy wedding they dream of.
Summer wedding style
With a focus on outdoor styling and floristry, this setup teams wild, colourful blooms with rustic gold details and simple, relaxed bridal fashion. Proving it is possible to get that bohemian festival bride vibe without sacrificing elegance and sophistication. We see quirky details built into wow-worthy statement pieces to create some truly unforgettable wedding styling.
Chic and uncluttered, this styling is all about luxury. Exquisite gowns and black tie tailoring are complemented by a fresh and elegant white and green colour palette. Proving that less really is more, the key to nailing this look is all in the venue. Find your perfect backdrop, like this bright and beautiful Orangery at Rothamsted Manor in Hertfordshire, complete with floor to ceiling windows and the original black and white tiled floor. Add just a few key details and a killer dress, and the rest will just fall into place.
Weddings in autumn
Captivating, cosy and magical, this look uses wild florals and the enchanting grounds at Rothamsted Manor to create something fairytale-worthy. Long sleeves and having a little fun with tulle or lace is the way to go for this woodland fantasy styling. Teamed with a delicious dash of tweed for the Groom and you’ve got yourself the perfect autumnal wedding look.
Vintage fashion styling paired with the dramatic backdrop of Rothamsted Manor result in a striking and evocative setup. Embrace the glamour of the 1920s for your wedding day by wearing a beautiful beaded gown and completing the look with sleek waves and a bold red lip. As for all you grooms out there, what are your thoughts on something gorgeous and velvet?
“Millennial couples are pushing back against tradition and are planning their weddings their way. We’re seeing more people than ever before looking beyond the summer months when setting their date, choosing instead to embrace the magic of the other seasons and tie the stunning iconography from each into their own celebrations,” says Ellena Ophira, CEO at Weddingly.
Shoot venue: Rothamsted Manor, Harpenden
Photography: Samie Lee Photography
Dresses: Suzanne Neville, Adrianna Papell and Jenny Packham
Weddingly is a smart digital product that helps couples navigate the huge task of preparing for their wedding day. Aside from beautiful inspirational material and practical information, Weddingly is home to a cultivated community of exceptional wedding vendors, each promoting their crafts and services. It connects these couples and vendors with style and ease. The new platform for the stylish millennial will be launching soon – so watch this space! For more details visit www.weareweddingly.com