Autumn weddings can really bring that cozy and romantic atmosphere, with rich, warm colours that reflect the beauty of the season. We recently created a styled shoot full of Autumn charm and warmth at the beautiful Hawke Barn tucked away in the Devon countryside.
Autumn Bridal Accessories
Autumn Colour Palette
Bouquet and Autumn Floral Arrangements
Bridesmaid dresses for Autumn
Wedding Decoration for Autumn Warmth
Autumn Inspired Wedding Invites
Autumn Wedding Cake Designs
Autumn Food Platters
Warm Lighting for Dusk
Enjoy your Wedding Day!
Finally, remember to enjoy your day! So much planning and thought goes into creating your wedding day, so remember to take some moments to reflect and take it all in.
Wedding Credits and thanks to:
Venue Hawke Barn hawkebarnvenue.co.uk
Planning & styling Anomaly Weddings instagram.com/anomalyweddings
Photography Freeformimages Photography freeformimages.co.uk
Celebrant Camomile Ceremonies camomileceremonies.co.uk
Props & styling Do Me a Favour domeafavouruk.co.uk
Furniture Coutts Event Hire couttseventhire.co.uk
Macramé Knot Again Jill knotagainjill.uk
Hair Cindy Beddard Bridal Hair cindybeddardbridalhair.co.uk
Make-up Style Sister stylesister.co.uk
Dresses & suits Always and Forever devonbridal.co.uk
Stationery Laura Likes lauralikes.co.uk
Cake Peboryon peboryon.com
Graze board Jax’s Cakes ’n' Bakes jaxscakesnbakes.com
Flowers Bluebelle Flowers bluebelleflowers.co.uk
Videography Danny Hollywood dannyhollywood.com
Accessories Hey Jules! heyjules.co.uk
Rings Eco Wood Rings ecowoodrings.com
Stretch tent Stretch Tent South West stretchtentsouthwest.com
Models Megan Louise instagram.com/poppysflowers3
Tim Holmes instagram.com/tim.holmes.1656
Pete Knowles instagram.com/knowlesy3108
Vicky Churchill instagram.com/vics_churchill.com
If you have fallen for a blush wedding dress you may be wondering how best to find the perfect hair accessories or jewellery to complement this delicate shade. Whether you're going for a classic, bohemian, or modern vibe, there are various hair accessories that can add a touch of sophistication and edge to your overall bridal look. Here, we explore a range of hair accessory options that will beautifully harmonise with your blush wedding dress.
Floral Crowns and Hair Vines: Embrace the romance of your blush wedding dress with a delicate floral crown or a hair vine adorned with blush coloured blooms. Whether you opt for a full crown or a more minimalist vine, these accessories bring a natural and bohemian touch into your bridal look.
Blush-Coloured Hair Accessories: You can compliment your hair accessories with your blush dress by selecting items that feature the same shade or similar tones. Blush-coloured hairpins, combs, or ribbons can seamlessly tie your look together for a cohesive look. You may also choose to keep the elements ivory and silver but opt for rose gold or gold wire to bring out the warm tones.
Statement Hairpiece: If you're looking to make a statement, consider a bold and intricate hairpiece that adds drama to your look. A statement hairpiece featuring crystals, pearls, flowers or intricate details can serve as 'the' focal point while complementing your blush dress elegance. Many brides I work with opt for a statement headpiece over a veil.
Complimentary Shades: For a modern and minimalist approach, opt for sleek and chic bridal accessories. Choosing designs that incorporate delicate pearls is a lovely way to bring in the ivory or rich cream champagne tones. A chunky pearl comb or a delicate lace comb can be very effective at tying the look together and bringing some contrast.
Blush Jewellery: For a unique choice why not opt for delicate blush freshwater pearls? They combine beautifully with sparkly elements and diamanté's as well as more neutral shades of champagne and clear crystals and very well with ivory pearls.
I am always happy to offer advice so please feel free to get in touch.
In years to come what will people remember about your wedding? Your wedding guests may in time forget what the table decorations were like, what welcome drink awaited them, the extra sweet table that you provided, and even some of the food and drink that they consumed. However, the picture of you as a bride, when you walk down the aisle and throughout the whole wedding day will stay with them always!
This is why I truly believe that it's perfectly fine to spend the budget on you, because you (and your partner) are the ones that all your guests will remember for years to come.
Occasionally I meet brides who feel guilty or a little reckless allocating some of their wedding budget on bridal accessories, they feel they should spend it all on their guests. Yet all too often, I see photos of amazing looking brides, the dress is beautiful, the bridal hair and make up wonderful, and the bouquet is gorgeous but then I see a mass produced or poorly made, clunky hair accessory placed in the most beautiful styled hair and my heart sinks. It just fails to complete the look in a pleasing way and lets down the rest. For me, this is like having the most stunningly decorated Christmas tree and topping it with a naff £1 star from the pound shop! (no offence to the pound shop)
What I'm not saying it has to be expensive to look good, it really doesn't, and you should never stretch beyond where your comfortable. What I'm also not saying is that those other styling or food elements don't add to the day, they really, really do. What I am saying is don't feel bad about it. It's your wedding and spending money on your bridal look is perfectly okay.
So don’t feel guilty or overthink it. Honestly, a beautiful wedding headband, bridal comb, hairvine or wedding hair pin will elevate your bridal look and take it to the next level. Not only will you look amazing but it has the ability to make you feel incredibly special and beautiful too. A good bridal hair accessory or wedding jewellery will tie your whole look together and compliment your dress and hairstyle perfectly.
Always remember that YOU are the star of every guests wedding photo, so shine brightly and beautifully and enjoy every moment!
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Quite often when I speak to brides they are struggling with 'bridal overwhelm.' You know that feeling where there is so much choice, so many beautiful styles, and you can't decide which one to go for? Have a look at my top 3 questions to ask yourself when choosing your bridal accessories.
1. What is my dress like?
If your dress is simple or lightly embellished then you are free to go for a more statement headpiece. If you dress is more heavily embellished then a more delicate bridal headpiece may help to complement it rather than overshadow it. Having said that, your wedding day is unlike any other day, and many brides choose to go all out on details and sparkle from head to toe! I always recommend taking a major cue from your dress and the overall style of your day.
I was delighted to meet Kirsty when she popped to see me after her bridal trial with Hannah (Brighteye Beauty) and explained that she wanted a design that would compliment and suit her hair colour and the beautiful textured design that Hannah had created.
We agreed on nothing too heavy looking and thought that the elements and the wire colour in this Miriam hair vine created a beautiful ‘floating’ effect, where all the crystals, pearls and leafy elements looked beautifully positioned. Kirsty's wedding was by the sea so we decided to pop some Indian Sapphire and denim blue coloured crystals in the centre of the flowers and along the vine to reflect the colours of the sea.
I firmly believe the headpiece should fit the chosen style and be positioned in such a way that makes the bride’s hair and her head piece shine and compliment one another. It’s a beautiful moment when it happens and all fits seamlessly together!
Queen Elizabeth wore her crowns and headpieces with such grace and beauty. It has been hard knowing what to post over the last week since the news of her passing, but I have been captivated by her beauty and her own love of headpieces and jewellery! What better way to finally share this styled shoot as our very own tribute to Her Majesty's style and charisma.
A few months ago the North Devon Wedding Network members gathered at Moreton House in North Devon, a stunning grade-II listed Georgian house. We wanted to create a full glamour, romantic affair in the dream-like surroundings of the ballroom, the dining room, the piano entrance hall and the sweeping staircase.
Photos by the talented Laura of FreeformImages and equally talented Ian Fry Photography
On a beautifully bright, crisp morning in February a gorgeous trio of natural beauties ventured out for some bridal fun, accompanied by the talented Hannah Barnes wedding photographer. With an abundance of luscious green and white bouquets, and the stunning backdrop of Higher Holcombe in Devon, some magic was created that day!
I had the greatest pleasure of working with a fantastic couple last year, Chantal & Nick.They have just celebrated
their 1st year wedding anniversary so it feels like the perfect time to look back on their special day and see how vibrant and fun they made it.
I first met Lucy at a wedding show and she promptly booked an appointment to come and visit me at the studio where she tried on a lovely range of blush/rose gold headpieces. She really wanted something along the back and sides to compliment her warm toned dress and her updo hairstyle and veil.
Autumn Weddings are becoming increasingly popular and this year I have worked with many brides all wanting to embrace the season and plan a wedding during the Autumn.
The obvious choice is to opt for burnt orange tones and bring in the warmth that way, but I also love rich plum colours, gold and navy and think they are particularly good at this time of year.
When Emily came to see me she was looking for something to compliment her gorgeous Stephanie Allin wedding gown which has the most beautiful sheer back detail and striking silhouette.
Emily had a relaxed, rustic, fun wedding planned, however being the bride, she also desired something 'extra special' to adorn her hair. At her studio appointment, we tried various styles and decided to opt for a lace comb to tie in to echo the beautiful delicate details in her dress.
Whilst most brides want to wear a headpiece many are unsure exactly what to wear in their hair for their wedding day. I have put together a little guide to try and answer some of the most common questions I get asked about the hairvine.
Will a vine work with an up-do, half up, or down?
Yes, all three! The vine is an extremely versatile piece and suits most hairstyles. I think it works particularly well in a more unstructured style, but I've seen it work with more formal styles and a classic chignon.
Maria wanted a festive touch to her December wedding, so opted for touches of sparkle combined with the smooth, warm toned pearls in this bespoke lace piece. The comb was to be positioned at the back and to pick up the beautifully beaded shoulder details on her dress.
I had so many wonderful compliments about the beautiful accessories you created for me and the bridal party!!
BRIDAL ACCESSORIES TO SUIT YOU
Bridal accessories can be a bit of a wedding minefield! So many questions come to mind. Does it match your skin-tone? Does it suit your hair colour? Does it go with your wedding dress? Is it suitable for the season? Will it still be fashionable after the wedding?
More about the bespoke hairpin for Charlie
Sharon got in touch with me after seeing my display at The Bride Show, Westpoint. She knew that she wanted a dainty headpiece to pick up some of the detail in her wedding dress, without overwhelming her bridal look as her dress was beautifully embellished with crystals and pearls along with a detailed belt, so it was important to delicately compliment rather than dominate her look.
Photo's by Kerry Carroll