My Something Blue Styled Shoot at The Elvetham

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

We thought this shoot was perfect for springtime with pastel blues being a wonderful choice for a wedding at this time of year. The shoot features a real married couple with two looks, a boho vibe with flower crowns and a second bolder contemporary look with a bridal jumpsuit. From the incredible cake to the beautiful table styling, and the blue campervan to the smoke bombs - this shoot has it all! Hannah, of Unfauxgettable Flowers, who provided all the florals for this shoot tells us all about the concept for 'My Something Blue'.

Deborah and Greg's Elegant Festive Winter Wedding at Meldrum House

Monday, March 29, 2021

Mr + Mrs Reid

Meldrum House | 21st December 2020 | Guests:15

Instagram: @debs__reid | Photos: Nicola Stewart

Deborah and Greg got married just a few days before Scotland's second national lockdown with just 15 guests after postponing their original Autumn wedding date. They chose a green colour scheme with lots of foliage which was perfect for the time of year. Beautiful bride Deborah made lots of wedding DIYs, including painting her own leather jacket! Scroll to see more photos of their special day, including the guest appearance from their gorgeous dog Rolo.

Engagement Shoot: Future Mr & Mrs Hutchinson

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Lisa and David

1st November 2020 | Ouseburn and Newcastle Quayside

Instagram: @lis_waa | Photos: Leopard Prints Photography

Lisa and David were due to get married at the beautiful Shotton Grange on 29th March 2021, but have postponed their wedding to 30th May 2022. They met on Tinder in 2013 and got engaged on Christmas Day 2019 with a beautiful diamond ring under the tree! Read all about their lovely Newcastle engagement shoots and plans for their big day.

How to make your wedding timelessly stylish by Rebecca Brennan-Brown

Saturday, March 27, 2021


In the wise words of Yves Saint Laurent, "Fashions fade, style is eternal". I often get asked how to ensure you don't look back on your wedding and hate the pictures. This is an entirely understandable concern, you're spending a lot of money, so the good memories should last. My Aunty Katie went for the incredibly bold choice of a pink dress with a matching top hat (in the 80s, sleeves n'all). You best believe she hates it now. 


The wedding industry is full of choice. It's an industry which is in constantly evolving. So how do you ensure your wedding design is timeless in such a fast-paced world? 

Timeless to you

I firmly believe that a wedding should reflect who you both are as people, as well as the lives you have ahead together. That may mean that you love something that other people dislike, and that's OK. I have always loved black and neutral colours. Some people think it's boring, but over and over again I've been drawn to not only working with these colours but wearing them and decorating with them too. Black and neutral are timeless to me. 


If you're unsure what you like, start by taking a look at your home and wardrobe. Do you general play it safe with your d├ęcor? If so, you should begin with a reasonably safe wedding design and develop from there. Or perhaps your style is much darker; an Autumn wedding might be perfect for you. Don't feel any pressure to be something you're not.

Avoid trends

Pencil thin eyebrows, leg warmers, blue eyeshadow, and coloured tights. All things that were trendy at one point in time, but now most of us wouldn't be seen dead in! Trends tend to come and go. If you incorporate trends into your wedding, it is much easier to look back on the pictures and identify the exact year it took place. 


Wedding trends are slightly more complicated, as often something which starts as a trend hangs around for quite a long time. For example, pampas grass began as a trend but has stayed and evolved. Because there haven't been any weddings for the last year, we're also yet to see 2020 trends fully emerge. 

Use modern twists on tradition

Some classics will always be timeless and traditional, and that's not something to be scared of. I can guarantee that you're thinking of a white dress, red roses, and a church when I say traditional wedding. Or perhaps a stately home, three-course meal and first dance.  


Whilst these elements are all very established, adding modern twists gives you the best of both worlds. For example, let's look at roses—perhaps the most classic wedding flower and incredibly timeless. Reflexed roses (opening the petals) are astonishingly popular at the moment and give this traditional flower a much more contemporary and stylish look. 


Plus, you don't have to choose one or the other. You don't have to be modern or traditional. You can wear a ball gown in the day and a jumpsuit in the evening. You can get married in a church but have your reception in a warehouse. You can wear something blue and serve street food.

Have a neutral base

Some colourways will never go out of style, and all of them have a neutral base. By neutral, I mean white, grey, cream or something as equally harmless. Colour palettes like white and green, cream and blush, and grey and white will always be timeless because of their subtlety. They don't need to shout about how beautiful they are, they just effortlessly are. 


The more colour you bring in, the more chance you have of it dating your wedding. A classic example being able to date something by colour is avocado bath sites. A bold choice at the time, now hated by many.


However, it's also important to ask yourself if it's better to have something you love now and hate later than to have something you always think is OK.


Accept that fashion changes

Fashion will always change and develop, in homeware, clothes, weddings, everything. The wedding industry if full of incredibly creative, talented people, who are constantly pushing boundaries and creating new styles.


Consequently, that means that there's always going to be something more modern.  

Do a few things well

There are some things in life which are always going to be timeless. In the wedding world, those items are elegant tableware, flowers, and well-fitting suits. Instead of trying to spread your budget thinly over a lot of areas, pick a few elements and do them well. 


A good quality, heavy napkin will always immediately lift your table and won't ever go out of fashion. Different coloured cutlery is also a way of making a statement that's never going to be unpleasant. 


Tableware is a great way to bring some of your personality into your wedding. If you love pink, look at perhaps having a chic faded pink water glass. If you're more of a minimal person, you can reflect that in stylish san serif fonts of your place cards. 

Stick to Calligraphy or san serif fonts

A font can tell you a lot about something. Comic sans has a particular impact on us all and speaking of impact, remember that!? 


Swirly, elaborate fonts will often go in and out of fashion, so if you are trying to achieve a timeless but modern look, it's best to go for san serif fonts. San serif fonts are the ones without the fancy bits, like Arial and Helvetica. Try to stick to the simple ones too. Serif fonts are the more complex ones like Times New Roman. Fun fact: sans means without in Latin. 


However, I'm quickly going to contradict everything I've just said by saying classic calligraphy will never go out of style. Classic calligraphy is an art in itself, and will always immediately lift an invite, place card, or menu.

But most importantly…

You should love your wedding. And if that means in 20 years you look back on the pics and can tell you got married in 2021, then so be it. 


If you can reflect on your wedding knowing you loved it at the time and had an incredible day, that's all that matters. It's OK to like trends; weddings aren't permanent. You won't wear your wedding dress ever again, so if it makes you feel a million dollars for one day, let that be the lasting, timeless memory.

 

Great memories will always be timeless.

Written by Rebecca Brennan-Brown | @byrebeccabrennanbrown

Photos 1-6: Jada Poon

Photos 7-8: Lemonade Pictures

Jenny and Roberto's modern, simple and elegant wedding at the old marlyebone town hall, London

Friday, March 26, 2021

Mr + Mrs Iannella

22nd September 2020 | The Old Marylebone Town Hall | Guests: 8

Instagram: @jennytema @robertoiannella | Photos: Majat Solo Photography

Jenny and Roberto wed in a modern and intimate ceremony at London's iconic Marylebone Town Hall, an absolutely stunning venue both inside and out. Their ceremony was followed by a Private Dining reception at The Ivy, another iconic venue, and beautifully decorated too. The now Mrs Iannella tells us all about their special day, and gives some amazing advice for couples going through their planning journeys - "it’s okay to be selfish. Take it in your stride and enjoy EVERYTHING".

English Garden Wedding Decor Styled Shoot at The Oakwood at Ryther

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

It's the first day of spring and we can't think of a more appropriate time to share this gorgeous English Garden inspired styled shoot. Full of inspiration for a modern luxe ceremony and fresh reception decor, this shoot shows that barn venues don't always require rustic decor. Hayley, from the venue The Oakwood at Ryther, tells us all about the concept for the shoot.

Eilish and Jen's Simple and Elegant February 2021 wedding at Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh

Monday, March 22, 2021

Mrs + Mrs McBrolly

7th February 2021 | Mansfield Traquair

Instagram: @eyes.mac | Photos: David Louden Wedding Photography

The now Mrs and Mrs McBrolly held their Elegant yet simplistic micro-wedding at Mansfield Traquair in Edinburgh back in February. This venue is absolutely gorgeous, and was the perfect backdrop to capture some amazing photographs and bring to life the wedding the couple had been dreaming of for so long. Eilish and Jen both opted for princess gowns, and actually surprised each other at the altar as they both had dress pockets, keep scrolling to see the moment caught on camera!

Engagement Shoot: Mr and Mrs Pass

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Nicole & Henry

24th October 2020 | Castleton, Peak District

Instagram: @knicolethompson | Photos: Lauren Elliott Weddings

Nicole and Henry had their pre wedding shoot in Castleton, a quaint little village in the Peak District. It was the ideal location, full of beautiful backdrops, including walking through the valleys which made for stunning photographs. They also chose the perfect time of year, as the location was only complimented by the autumnal tones of of the trees. Nicola tells us all about their romantic love story and why, to them, an engagement shoot was an absolute must have. 

Daniel and Kayley's Simple Summer Microwedding in August 2020

Friday, March 19, 2021

Mr + Mrs Littler

25th August 2020 | Venue: The Bride's parents home | Guests: 20

Instagrams: @kayleybethgabriel @littler88 | Photos: Flawless Photography

Daniel and Kayley wed at their local church in August 2020. Their ceremony was followed by an intimate celebration back at the Bride's family home. The beautiful bride, Kayley, stunned in a lovely short strapless number (however is saving THE dress for their big 2022 wedding!) and the groom wore a traditional green kilt. Though they were wed in 2020, the couple are also planning a larger celebration at Drumtochty Castle for 2022, to celebrate their marriage with all of their nearest and dearest - we can't wait to hear all about it... and see the dress! 

Countryside Autumnal Romantic Styled Shoot (featuring 3 dogs!)

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

This styled shoot is full of modern wedding inspiration, from the gorgeous bridal bouquet and boho barn with pampas and fairy lights, to the bridal gown and accessories and the groom's slick no-tie look. No details were missed from this beautiful set-up, with a four tier cake and some gorgeous sparkler shots. The photographer, Doriane Descamps, tells us all about the shoot day and the surprise appearance of some adorable furry friends.

Vanessa and Nathan's Wild Rugged Romantic Elopement in Glencoe

Monday, March 15, 2021

Mr + Mrs: Vanessa Russell & Nathan Wade

28th September 2020 | Buachaille Etive Mor, Glencoe

Instagram: @curvegirlmannequin @natewade87 | Photos: Artisan Photography

Vanessa and Tom had their romantic Scotland elopement back in September 2020. It was a very intimate day, with just the two of them, their humanist, and photographer. From start to finish, this elopement was full of quirks, laughs, and lots of love. Vanessa and Nathan tell us all about their magical day. Their beautiful photos were captured by the creative Birmingham wedding photographer; Artisan Photography. 

Romantic Winchester City Elopement in Pink Inspiration

Friday, March 12, 2021

This gorgeous city elopement styled shoot in Winchester is full of amazing ideas and inspo for real couples! The cosy meal for two beautifully set up in the pub is modern and casual without losing the specialness of a wedding day through the styling and beautiful cake. The pink dress and suit combo looks so magical with the bride and groom running around the city centre together! Shoot organiser Katherine, of Katherine and her Camera, tells us all about the inspiration. Scroll down to the see the gorgeous video too, who said you don't need a videographer if you're eloping?!

Stylish Scottish Boho Inspired Shoot at Kinmount House

Thursday, March 11, 2021

This stylish boho inspired shoot took place at new Scottish wedding venue Kinmount House. We love all of the pampas grass and soft florals. The bridal style is modern and luxe, with sleek hair waves and a beautiful A-line gown. Naomi, of Naomi House Photography, tells us all about the shoot.

Jenny and Tom's Rustic Homemade Wedding at The Bridge Hotel, Wetherby

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Mr + Mrs: Pamer-Coultish

26th September 2020 | The Bridge Hotel, Wetherby | Guests: 28

Instagram: @yorkshirebride2020 | Photos: Freya Raby Photography

Jenny and Tom had a gorgeous rustic, autumnal themed wedding at The Bridge Hotel in Wetherby back in September. Jenny wore a beautiful Wed2be gown, that was actually 2 dresses in one, and the bridal party wore lovely emerald green dresses with matching masks. Due to restrictions, there was no evening party, and the couple were actually home and on the sofa by 6pm! This made for a great photo, and definitely a great memory too. The now Mrs Pamer-Coultish tell us all about their special day....

Virtual Wedding Supplier Fayre - March 2021

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Welcome to the first From Brides With Love wedding supplier fayre! Scroll for some amazing discounts and some wonderful suppliers. The universal discount code is FROMBRIDES for all offers listed below, offers end at midnight on Sunday 7th March unless stated otherwise. Don't forget we've also got a promo on the From Brides With Love Shop during the fayre, with a free lucky silver sixpence in every order.

English Countryside Wedding Styled Shoot at Lillibrooke Manor

Friday, March 5, 2021

This styled shoot is full of inspiration for a beautiful countryside wedding! An abundance of lush green foliage with a hint of purple florals and decor creates a modern yet rustic vibe. Scroll down for the lovely video of this shoot, which shows how magical a wedding video can be even if it's just the two of you! Katrien and Karolina, of South Event Specialists & Couple of London, tell us all about the inspiration behind this shoot.

Dan and Becky's Pastel Princess Micro Wedding at Apton Hall, Essex

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Mr + Mrs Batchelor

11th September 2020┃Apton Hall, Essex┃Guests: 30
Instagram: @bb_got_wedPhotos: Camilla J.Hards Photography

If you are part of the insta bride community, then this gorgeous wedding will be very familiar, as Becky shared her wedding journey on the 'gram as @bb_got_wed. The now Mr and Mrs Batchelor married back in September at Apton Hall, a beautifully rustic venue. They opted for a pastel colour theme with pops of warmer purple which made for some beautiful flowers and decor, and the bride stunned in a blush ballgown fit for a princess, with her signature pink hair! Becky tells us all about their fairytale wedding, and what it was like planning during a pandemic... 

Minimalistic Rustic Intimate Styled Shoot

Monday, March 1, 2021

Inspired by microweddings, this gorgeous styled shoot is the perfect intimate affair with a romantic candlelit table set up for two. The minimalistic styling with dried flowers and neutral tones gives the space such a luxe feel. An elopement or small micro wedding can still have all the special elements of a big wedding like a cake cutting. Shoot organiser, Aimee Laoise Photography, tells us all about each aspect of the shoot and its inspiration.