Tell us about the style of wedding + the key elements that create this look

This styled shoot was all about classic elegance. I wanted a centrepiece for the ceremony photos – something that would give the wow factor whilst also complementing the bride and groom, rather than distracting from them. I decided a circular arch covered in foliage and white flowers would be the perfect backdrop for a botanical vibe, and everything else was styled around this. Elegance was the order of the day for the bride and groom, which is why I opted for a sleek backless dress for the bride with just a touch of sparkle from her accessories. The groom matched this with a classic black-tie tuxedo.

Tell us about the colour palette + any important tips for working with this palette

The colour palette was simple – black and white with lots of greenery. I think minimalism works so well with this colour palette – it reminds me of evergreens in winter, and an aisle of candles hints at those cosy romantic nights. A little bit of sparkle in the bride’s accessories adds a touch of glamour to the palette.

Tell us about the floral design and any key details

I had an incredible florist on board to create the look I wanted – an arch of greenery and white flowers, arranged in a beautifully undone way. I was also very specific about wanting to include anemones, because their black centres would complement the elegant black-tie theme. The bouquet was a small reflection of the arch and matched this perfectly. I also wanted the bride to have a bold lip colour but avoided the traditional red – I opted for a cranberry colour which felt fresh yet still glam, and the makeup artist helped create this perfectly. I worked with my stationery supplier to design an elegant calligraphy-filled black and white invitation suite for the venue, complete with a beautiful illustration of the building.

What would be your three tips for creating this look?

1. You can never have too much greenery!

2. Add black details to break up the white, and to frame key elements like signage.

3. Keep accessories simple but sparkly.


Photographer: Charlotte Mail Photography

Venue: Edgbaston Park Hotel

Venue stylist: Valentina Events

Florist: Tuckshop Flowers

Hair & MUA: Nicola Honey Artistry

Dress: Essense of Australia

Bridal shoes: Rachel Simpson Shoes

Groom's suit: Moss Bros

Cake: Have Some Cake UK

Stationery & signage: Written by Emily

Hair accessories: Baba-C Designs

Necklace: Carat London

Bracelet: Hot Diamonds

Earrings: SweetV Jewelry

Real model couple: Deima & Paul

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