A Modern Mustard British Wedding

The Story: A modern British wedding in the spring. The concept for this shoot was an intimate wedding with happy pops of colour using a gorgeous on-trend mustard yellow. Mustard is normally paired with dark colours for autumn weddings but this shoot highlights the joyful characteristics of mustard by combining it with pastel coral tones and generous florals.

The Location: The Old Rectory in Berkshire is an idyllic setting for a country British wedding. Couples get exclusive use of the elegant Country House, manicured grounds and the recently refurbished orangery which can accommodate up to 140 guests.

The Vibe: London Chelsea vibes with spring florals. A colour palette that screams spring with a surprising star of mustard yellow with pops of pale blue and hot pink. A modern, bold and bright fiesta.

The Details: The modern and edgy ‘Ivy’ jumpsuit and the bold mustard alternative dress for the bride are both from London’s Love Spell. The mustard outfit really popped against the venue, the groom’s unconventional suit and the bride’s bow-adorned heels from Charlotte Mills. The sumptuous flower cloud suspended above the tablescape is contemporary and chic.

Zannah from Rosehip Bespoke Floristry describes her inspiration for this floral installation:

“With the floral cloud I wanted to create something that utilised both fresh and dried flowers/foliage with a loose and organic feel. I used a variety of grasses, pampas, eucalyptus, moss and gypsophila. I used a soft palette of creams, greens and greys with pops of colour from mustard-coloured grasses and hot pink pampas. The gypsophila added hints of soft pink. All topped off with gold dipped pink feathers.”

Highlights & Tips:

  • Don’t be afraid to choose an alternative dress, outfit or suit. They don’t have to come from a “wedding” vendor. If you find an outfit you love and it fits your style and personality, go for it! 
  • When working with a bold coloured dress, let it do the talking and keep your accessories simple.
  • Regularly refer back to your wedding concept by using a moodboard or Pinterest board, especially when working with a colour-based wedding theme to make sure you get the styling and colour balance just right.




Photographer: Ellen Forster Photography // Venue: The Old Rectory Berkshire // Planner, Stylist & Tableware: Miss Carlysle & Co. // Florist: Rosehip Bespoke Floristry // Bridal Dresses: Love Spell Design // Stationery: Letters From Emily // Hair Stylist: Emma Kim Hairstylist // Hair Accessories: Eden b. Studio // Cake Designer: Mel’s Cakes and Bakes //Bridal Shoes: Charlotte Mills