My wedding styling Blog
Wedding styling is subjective, as it's all about personal taste, having said that I do like to offer my advice to couples, where I feel it's needed!
The majority of couples come to me with very clear objectives in mind for their wedding day, mostly these are achievable, but sometimes once cost and time implications are discussed and other options offered, more realistic ideas are taken on board.
I really enjoy the planning aspect of weddings, but to be honest once we have the suppliers sorted out, we can then take the time to sit down and concentrate on creating the perfect look. I always tell my couples to hit me with as many ideas as possible initially, then we hone them down to a finite vision.
I love trawling through Pinterest, other bloggers and online magazines for inspiration, not only for weddings, but also for my many creative interests, which I find often have a knock-on effect for decor items that I create for my wedding couples. I also like to share my various creations on Pinterest. I have over 2,000 photos on my styling inspo board: https://www.pinterest.fr/abigailstyling/wedding-styling-and-styling-ideas/ with a regular 10k viewers a month, sometimes rising to 30k.
And I'm slowly building up my own styling shots here: https://www.pinterest.fr/abigailstyling/wedding-styling-by-abigail-wd/
I look at new trends in colour schemes, food, cakes, decor styles for the upcoming season and wait to see how many couples send me the same photo!
One year I was sent the same Pinterest shot of a beautiful chest of drawers with a cake on top plus a sign that said 'Let them eat cake' by no less than 4 couples. So, I went out found a beautiful chest of drawers and made the same sign - Voila! I was able to supply the dream cake stand that year.
I'm all about creating as much as I can from scratch - in life and work, and up-cycling items where possible.
2020 inspiration for 2021 weddings:
Trending for 2021 weddings at the moment are lots of autumnal colours, along with muted rose, blush and neutral colours highlighted with hints of vintage lace, gold, dark maroons or sparkle from crystal glass. Big bouquets of loosely tied large headed flowers that are de-constructed to give maximum impact on size and wow factor when the bride walks down the aisle.
These colours will change as we move into the next season both in temperature, flowers and colours available during the month of your wedding.
Stylistically lots of couple's opt for soft pastel or white colours accompanied by wooden signage to give their weddings a French country wedding charm, which works wonderfully with the light you get here in SW France.
Some couples prefer more of a classic look, floral wise they go for all white flowers in any shape or size in clear glass vases accompanied by lots of green foliage - ranging from olive to lime green, which offsets the white beautifully.
Very few couples that I have encountered are brave enough to go down the bold and strong colour route with either their flowers or outfits, but when they do, it's amazing!
Don't get me wrong, styling using muted or soft pastels is lovely, blousy and very romantic, but sometimes, just sometimes it's fantastic to mix things up a bit, to have the opportunity to try something different - that's what I live for!