‘Colour Pop in the Palmery’ is inspired by my passion for styling unique spaces with bold designs. I got together with a great team of wedding creatives and together we’ve created something pretty magical!
It was important to me that the style was dynamic, but also true to nature through. We achieved this the use of lush greenery and enticing foliages; whilst also being bold and going beyond greenery alone.
The Palmery evoked a tropical feel; so this was embraced into the concept through the use of dynamic pinks, a touch of coral, and gold accents. All the creative team embraced the greenery and pops of colour in their work with stunning effect – especially my dear friend Kathryn from Photography By Kathryn.
A dream location
It’s impossible not to love Denton Hall, as its one of Yorkshire’s finest wedding venues. The Palmery is licensed for civil ceremonies but has never been used as such. This was instantly appealing to me as an opportunity to show how this elegant and light-filled space is brought to life for a wedding day.
As a flower and plant obsessive, I’m hooked on the #greenhousewedding that’s much more common in the US, so this is my Yorkshire concept on this theme.
From the amazing floor to ceiling windows, amazing black and white chequered floor, and a unique curved door from the Palmery into the grounds at Denton Hall; its definitely a unique space. The amazing natural light means that all the wonderful colours shine out, true to life and echoing nature around us. I knew Kathryn the photographer would be happy with the amazing light and she has captured everything beautifully using this natural benefit.
Our walk into the woods underlines how Denton Hall as a venue offers both grand backdrops and romantic scenes. It features all the quintessentially lush greenery you would hope to see at a country wedding venue. Plus Kathryn’s skill as a natural and authentic photographer showcases her amazing style too.
The florals are bold. The feel for the floral design was colourful and impactful.
With equally dynamic tropical feeling foliage to really fit the colour pop in the palmery feel. The use of palms, ferns, Fatsia and Calathea leaves frames the pops of pinks seen in the roses, Curcuma and Anthurium. And just look at the coral tones Leucospermum. The floral columns stand triumphantly as a frame for the ceremony or the cake table. Again; just enough for impact. Still pleasing on the eye.
The bridal bouquet features the pops of colour as part of theme, but it’s modest size means doesn’t overpower our beautiful bride, Hannah.
The table styling echoes the palmery through the translucent glass plates and crystal glassware. The pink taper candles and orange tassled table linen provide the emphasis to the colour theme.
Gayle and Anna from Where The Ribbon Ends’ cake design employs a creative use of contrasting tiers from patterned greenery to a super shiny edible gold leaf. A matte black tier adds to the drama of the styling; and the dynamic use of tone is in the stunning black, white and gold treats on the tempting mini dessert table.
The handcrafted suite of stationery designed by Somers Creative evokes the greenery and essence of the palmery. The pops of coral appear in the form of tassels and soft silk ribbons; whilst the stunning gold calligraphy on the table settings and plan exude elegance. Plus, I just love the palm print which has been inlayed inside the envelopes.
A wedding dress with pockets. Enough said.
The shoot and venue demanded a modern, style-focused gown and I had seen this collection from Charlotte Balbier at a preview event. The Ethereal Beauty gown is beautifully elegant. Have you ever seen a bridal gown with a racer neckline? It was the floral tulle and duchess satin skirt, and the fabulous Cathedral length train that caught my eye. Oh, and then you discover the dress has pockets. Enough said.
The hair and make-up created by Chrys Chapman is stunningly elegant. The chignon hairstyle features twirls that add delightful detail. The make-up beautifully complements our model Hannah’s porcelain complexion and the pop of coral on the lip is just lush!
Highlights of the shoot
For me, designing and creating the floral columns for this colour pop in the palmery shoot was an absolute highlight. I love large floral structures, so these had been on my wish list for a while. Another highlight had to be the team effort to drag a huge leather armchair into the woodland to capture some amazing outdoor shots. It was completely worth it!