Inspiration and colour trends in 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018

Are you looking for some inspiration for your flowers or wedding cake?  Or wondering what the trend colours are for each season in 2018?

Then you have come to the right place, as we share this wonderfully created guide by Elle of Adorn Invitations.


Your white wedding wonderland is about to become a reality. Pair the neutral with blush pinks, rose golds and natural greenery for that light, airy summertime feel. 

Wedding Stationery: 
For your wedding stationery, select a white paper backing and pair it with floral designs, embossed if you’re wanting a deeply textured, exquisite and elegant finish) and finished with a blush envelope and gold or rose gold foiling for a luxurious touch. 

Wedding Theme: 
The wedding theme for your summertime soiree can be an all-white dress code, an outdoor summertime affair, a tropical paradise, rooftop or garden party, winery or vineyard celebration or dinner under the stairs (or fairy lights). 

Wedding Décor: 
Decorate the tables with pure white linen and layer it with elaborate floral arrangements, rose gold cutlery and geometric vases, crystal clear glassware, chalkboards with sweet messages, hanging bloom and candle displays and a touch of timber for that rustic appeal. 

Wedding Desserts: 
Sweeten up your guests berry parfaits and delicious fruit salads, tarts and kebabs, and treat them to an ice cream cart and popsicle bar! With the heat, they may not be craving too many sweets and chocolate that may be filling so spoil them with a granita, lemonade and refreshment bar to quench their thirst! 

Wedding Blooms: 
Compliment white blooms with green leaves and succulents for that rich sea of greens. This is the perfect chance to convince your partner an ivory rose flower wall is a MUST and to decorate the venue creatively with leafy frame arrangements and rose covered life-size letters. 

Wedding Style: 
In this warmer weather, the lighter the better and that is for your gown and beauty! Choose a feminine, backless and light gown paired with an up do and soft, minimal and natural makeup. For the bridesmaids, have them in silky numbers and the groom and groomsmen in white shirts and light colored pants. 


This season gives you the opportunity to go dark, brooding and opulent in the most elegant way, especially when pairing rich plums and deep blues with touches of gold throughout. 

Wedding Stationery: 
Don’t be afraid to make a statement and to go for a real luxurious look with the invitations you’ll be presenting your guests with. Bring in the rich marsala or cerulean blue into your wedding stationery and really leave a lasting impression on your guests with gold foiling and wax seal for that deluxe appeal. 

Wedding Theme: 
For a wedding theme, you could go with a Moroccan affair, forbidden forest, French opulence, Modern or Traditional Fall, Comfy barn celebration or Country and rustic. You’re really spoilt for choice here with such a deep, diverse colour palette, it all depends on you and your partner’s preferred style! 

Wedding Décor: 
Give your wedding that golden glow with draping chandeliers and countless candles throughout. Get creative with pumpkins that you can paint in burgundy, purple and blue as well as white, blush and gold for that perfect neutralization. Gather leaves as part of a seating chart display or paint them all gold and have them layer each other for a feature photo wall.

Wedding Desserts: 
For Autumn desserts, spoil your guests with deep red macarons with gold foiled flakes, a tower of cinnamon donuts, freshly baked and assorted pies (don’t forget pumpkin!) and a white frosted black forest cake with red and blue ombre effects and a rich red flower and greenery placed on top for decoration. 

Wedding Blooms: 
Do not stray away from getting indulgent and over the top with your flower arrangements! Blend rich red and purple in-season peonies, roses, gardenias, camellia blooms, orchids, hyacinth, tulips and snapdragons with whites and rich greenery and succulents. 


A springtime wedding is your chance to host an outdoor wedding unifying romantic and soft blush pink and baby blue tones. 

Wedding Stationery: 
Let’s get creative and have fun with the invitations! You can go with some pastel pink or blue water colour designs and opt for gold foiling for that rich, luxe finish or go for a more elegantly rustic feel with a craft paper backing and white text with leaves and blooms printed throughout. 

Wedding Theme: 
With such a soft, subtle colour palette, that is all the excuse you need to host your own outdoor garden party. If you really want a sea of blush and blues, ask your guests to dress according to the colour theme and to blend it with whites and creams for that extra sense of softness. 

Wedding Décor: 
Layer the tables with blue linen and layer it with beautiful pink blooms, white vases and ornaments, rose gold candleholders and cutlery for that elegant contrast. You’ll be celebrating into the night so have some candles sheltered in glass cases and fairy lights delicately dangling from above your guests and on surrounding trees. 

Wedding Desserts: 
Dare to be daring with your cake and opt for what is expected to be a big hit with 2017 brides – the naked cake! Take it even further with an eccentric touch of a blush and blue ombre effect and add rich pink blooms for a special added touch. Don’t underestimate the popularity of a take-home candy bar-, still a favorite amongst adults! 

Wedding Blooms: 
I’ll start with… pink roses, and lots of them! Blend the pinks with ivory and cream in-season blooms like lilies, blushing brides, daffodils, peonies and tulips. Don’t be afraid of rich green succulents and arrangements and this will give that perfect touch of contrast and richness to such a light colour palette. 

Wedding Style: 
For your gown, go with a sweetheart strapless and/or a spaghetti strap backless piece accessorized with sparkling silver diamonds and dress your bridesmaids in off the shoulder low cut pink or blue numbers. For the groom, have him and his groomsmen in tailored blue suits with soft pink bow ties and a sweet rose pinned to their pocket. 


Hosting a wedding during this season is perfect for your budget as it is generally considered to be offseason, so you will save on costs. Talk about an added bonus! 
Wedding Stationery: 
Adorn Invitations highly recommends the thickest and highest quality paper in black or white that is given that whimsical feel with a metallic gold finish. Foil imprints promise you a glistening and gleaming aesthetic that will truly impress your guests. Sleek and stylish, and with such a bold and beautiful colour palette, you can’t go wrong!

Wedding Theme: 
If you want to go extravagant, think Vintage Elegance or Glitz and Glamour. If you want to go back in time, think Retro Romance, Old Hollywood or Gatsby and if you want to go timeless, go Classic Beauty or Minimalistic Love. The colours, when combined, exude nothing less than luxury and lavishness so whichever theme you go with is the perfect choice.

Wedding Décor:
Cover the ballroom venue with white rose petals on the ground and fake snow, white or gold painted branches, candles and lots of them, blooms and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and bursting blooms sitting beautifully as table arrangements. Line the tables with black table clothes and dress them with gold chairs, textured vases, exquisite gold tableware and crystal glassware. 

Wedding Desserts: 
When it comes to the cake, treat your guests with a textured gold frosted or foiled cake that is filled with rich chocolate mousse and covered with white florals or if you really want to break free of the traditional white cake and shock and stun your guests, go with a black tiered cake covered pleasantly with seasonal blooms. 

Wedding Blooms: 
Amongst a dark and moody setting, pure white flowers and vibrant green leaves will truly soften the atmosphere and balance everything out perfectly. Don’t be afraid to use up the space with elaborate blooms bursting from each table, the surroundings and the ceiling as it will keep your guests enclosed and warm. Seasonal blooms include blushing brides, lisaianthus, David-Austin roses, daphnes, double tulips, hyacinth and sweet peas. 

Wedding Style: 

Be bold and different and dress your bridesmaids in black gowns. For the bride, choose a dramatically detailed long-sleeved white lace gown. This is your chance to go with a hair-down wedding look- think Hollywood waves paired with a prominent winged cat eye-liner look and for the groom and groomsmen, a clean cut black suit with a gold tie. 

Beautiful military wedding in Bath

Friday, February 3, 2017

We live in one of the most beautiful areas of the country and are also close to several military bases across Wiltshire. Over the past few years it has been a real privilege to get to know so many of our armed forces, and to photograph their wedding day.

Last September I had the pleasure of photographing Sophie and Blake's special day in the World Heritage city of Bath.

The day started with Sophie and her bridesmaids getting ready in the city centre, all very relaxed and excited that the big day had finally arrived.

The groom with his best men at his side was waiting nervously at the incredible St Stephen's Church, which at the top of Lansdown Road has spectacular views across the whole city of Bath. And after a really beautiful ceremony they were treated to a guard of honour, before heading to the stunning Hamswell House for their wedding reception.

It was a pleasure to welcome Jamie to Hamswell to take the photos of Sophie and Blake for their romantic wedding.  Hamswell House formed a great setting for them with its beautiful gardens and historic manor house.  Rupert Legge

Wedding photography by Jamie McDine of

Groom’s wedding surprise for his bride

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Antony wanted to make something special as a surprise for his bride and his family, to show how much they mean to him and how much he loves them. So stepping completely outside his comfort zone he asked me to shoot a music video of him lip syncing to their favourite Michael Bublé song.

Such an incredible idea and a wonderful memory for him and everyone at their wedding reception. And if he was feeling nervous about getting up and speaking in front of a room full of people, then what better alternative to have them all in tears!

 Produced by Jamie McDine.

"Jamie was excellent to work with. His knowledge, experience and encouragement helped me make this possible, even though it was way out of my comfort zone. Jamie was very enthusiastic, understanding and brought this whole idea to a professional level. I would recommend him for any ideas that you would have." Antony H

Better safe than sorry - extra copies of your wedding photos

Friday, January 13, 2017

Are you worried about losing your wedding photos if you lend the discs to your best man, fancy an extra copy for your parents, or think the kids might have scratched the discs? Then don't worry, for £25 we will put all of your wedding photos on a top of the range, ultra reliable USB stick and post them to you. Available to all our customers in 2015 and 2016, and also can be added to any future wedding.

And the good news is, we keep your photos on file for 2 years after your wedding, just in case anything happens to your original discs and you require an extra copy. Contact Wiltshire Wedding Photography for more information.

Summer Wedding at Lox Lane Farm, Shaftesbury

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

We believe that a wedding photographer should be a happy and friendly person that makes you feel relaxed, comfortable and enjoy your wedding day - even if you don't normally like being centre of attention.  Most of the couples we meet are not used to posing for the camera and so our whole approach is in getting to know you better, and being that happy friendly face on your wedding day, so you feel more relaxed and confident that you will have beautiful photos.

It's so nice to get a great connection with couples and we have made so many friends over the past six years of photographing weddings.  One couple that I had an immediate connection with were Richard and Emily, so I was really confused why Richard seemed so nervous on their engagement shoot.  It only became apparent when he got down on one knee and pulled out the engagement ring to surprise Emily!  After that he was very relaxed!

For their wedding day, they had a beautiful ceremony at Lox Lane Farm near Shaftesbury. Like a lot of couples, they put in an enormous amount of time and effort to get every detail perfect, from the table decorations, to the bouquets, and of course to the surprise entrance on horse and carriage!  

Here are a selection of photos from their Summer wedding by Jamie McDine of Wiltshire Wedding Photography.

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