Lilac Wedding Inspiration: Love Notes at Hale Park
The Story: This is a lilac wedding story inspired by love and music. A live pianist played Chopin’s “Nocturne in E Flat Major” to set the scene from handwritten sheet music reminiscent of love letters. The colours were kept soft, centred around a pale lilac colour palette. Romantic use of fabric draping and silk chiffon created fluidity contrasting with sharp acrylic to create the sensation of floating in love.
The Location: Hale Park, a country house and landscape park in the UK’s Hampshire. This grand building was designed and built in 1715 as a family home for its architect, Thomas Archer. This gorgeous country property boasts more than 500m2 of stunning gardens and a chapel on-site, making it an ideal wedding venue.
The Vibe: Classic, elegant and romantic. This celebration was all about the on-trend colour of lilac. This was elevated by a complementary classic colour palette of ivory and white with touches of grey and dusty pink. Louis chairs were used to create a romantic statement. The cake design aimed to capture fluidity and the softness of draped fabric.
The Details: Meadow style flowers were used for the ceremony, fireplace and stairs. Two beautiful pedestals framed the fireplace. The tablescape was dressed with a low meadow style display to run the length of the table on top of a pale lilac chiffon runner to add additional colour and elegance. Glass candlestick holders with white taper candles added a romantic atmosphere accented by crystal glasses, layered coloured plates and textured grey napkins to bring in that grey. Chocolates from Charbonnel and Walker were used to add some British luxury to the place setting and doubled as wedding favours.
- Colour balancing can be tricky. Look at adding colour to your event through table runners or through use of a specific colour (or example, in this case, lilac) through stationery.
- If you don’t want to include metallics in your look, you can balance out your colour palette by using acrylic or glass items.
- If you want to anchor your look around an unusual colour that may be difficult to match, send a colour swatch sample to all your suppliers so you can guarantee a consistent theme throughout all the elements of your wedding look. For this shoot the dress overskirt and ribbons were dyed to match the pale lilac chiffon fabric used for the table.
Stylist, Design, Concept & Coordination: Elizabeth Weddings // Photographer: Robin Quinn Photography // Venue: Hale Park // Florist: Daisy Lane Floral Design // MUAH: Hair and Make up by Gabby // Bridal Dress: Jessica Turner Designs – Bridal // Bridal Headpiece and Earrings: Elsa Rose Boutique // Bridal Shoes: Charlotte Mills // Veil: Rebecca Anne Designs // Groomswear: The Cotswold Tailor // Models: His and Her Footprints // Cake: The Cuppa Cakery // Desserts: Blushing Cook // Stationery: Lynda Loves // Pianist: South Wales Pianist // Cutlery and Crystal Glasses: Prestige Hire // Napkins: Wilbur and Wolf // Louis Chairs and Trestle Tables: Academy Furniture Hire // Acrylic Plinths: Essential Event Hire // Porcelain: Alain Granell // Videographer: Kerry Bartlett