Luxe Pink Winter Wedding Inspiration with the Fine Art Wedding Boutique
We’re delighted to have the most beautiful feature series for you by Kate Cullen for the Fine Art Wedding Boutique along with Kate’s expert advice for your own wedding table setting! “Styling your Winter wedding can often seem a little daunting as much of the inspiration out there is for Spring/Summer weddings and it’s not so easy to translate into a season with less light and alternative flower choices. So the suppliers the Fine Art Wedding Boutique have come together to show you a series of colour palettes and details that you can use as a spring board for your own wedding reception table designs. When thinking about your overall designs I recommend looking very carefully at your reception room at your wedding venue first, making sure that anything your design works in harmony with its surroundings. For this tablescape the classical Georgian detailing and country house feel of this room in Twyning Park lent itself to a more luxe look, so we emulated this in all the details.
The florals always form an important part of any tablescape, and for a luxe feel Sarah at Sarah Harper Flowers went for a flower heavy design (rather than anything more foliage based). For the Winter season you can get away with the richer toned colour palette far more easily than at other times of the year, as it adds much needed warmth – the gold candlesticks and cutlery also reflect he light beautifully and add even more depth of tone and colour. If you want to recreate this look Sarah included Twisted Willow, Jasmine, Rucus, Eucalyptus, Dog Wood, Grasses, Dahlias, Chocolate Cosmos, Antirrhinum, Astilbe, Roses (Cafe Latte, David Austin Constance, and Mentha), Anemones, Cosmos, Snow Berry, Amaranthus Red Spider, and Hedera.
Table linens are an excellent way of conveying the feel of your day, and for this we chose a beautiful lace overlay over ivory – the texture works really well, and the ivory shade allowed all the colours in the florals and tableware to really pop and remain modern and fresh.
Choice of dining chairs are also an important consideration (particularly colour and style), but why not go the extra mile and have something extra special for your top table – we think this gilded sofa from Cotswolds Vintage Party Hire would make the most superb seat for your wedding breakfast, plus it could be imaginatively reused in the evening as a photographic prop or in your seating areas.
Your choice of wedding stationery also sets the tone for the day, and we could think of nothing better than these sumptuous gold foiled designs from Peonies & Paperclips – the ultimate in chic modern luxury but with a soft feminine edge that keeps the whole look soft and romantic. Particular details to consider are place name settings and menus – and we love the gold foil menus in glass – not only are they unique and sure to wow your guests, but we adore the way the florals aren’t obscured, which they often can be by excessive amounts of information on tables. Matching designs on wedding favours also keep everything working together in terms of colour palette, and ensure the place settings as a whole don’t become too clumsy or overdone.
Crockery can also elevate your table to new heights – these stunning plates, bowls and tumblers from Febbie Day Ceramics are the ultimate in artisan chic, and if you chose them for your top table they would be the most gorgeous reminder of your wedding day to use at home afterwards. The gold gilded rims just bring everything together perfectly, and the light pink offsets the darker tones of the florals to perfection. We think they will become future heirlooms and can imagine them being passed down in the family and enjoyed for years to come.
Cakes are also an intrinsic part of your day, and we couldn’t imagine anything more delicious than this alternative design by MonAnnie Cakes which includes delicious madeleines and plenty of fresh seasonal fruit – another great way to incorporate the season and embrace it, rather than trying to create something that screams Summer! Also a fabulous choice for those of you that aren’t that keen on icing, and of course what flavour you choose is entirely up to you. You could always have mini versions of these for your desserts too – the perfect way to end your wedding breakfast.
Thank you to Tamryn at The Barefoot Brunettes for capturing everything so beautifully – do remember to tell your photographer if there’s any details that you absolutely want captured on your day – whether it’s stationery, tableware, or favours – if there are particular elements that you’ve sourced carefully or had made especially for you, then communicating this to your photographer ensures these thoughtful touches will be not just a memory, but also there to look back at in your photo albums alongside all those smiling happy faces!
We’ll be back in a few days with more Winter wedding tablescape ideas!”