Modern Mauves at Pelham House

The Story:  Inspired by the sky on a summer’s evening, this styled wedding shoot was centered around the colour lilac. The creative team wanted to showcase a different, bolder and more contemporary side of this classic purple hue.

The Location:  The elegant Pelham House in East Sussex surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs. This 16th century townhouse is a romantic venue with stunning architectural detailing. It has been beautifully restored, transforming it into a perfect wedding venue. 

The Vibe: Fresh summery feels. Clean lines and a modern monochromatic colour palette were used for this stylish contemporary celebration. The sleek custom made arched stationery and concentric circles on the architecturally designed cake complement this modern look.

The Details:  Different tones of lilac were used with black and grey accents for contrast and a more modern look. This was combined with the romantic venue, abundant florals (with hints of creams and caramels) and gentle details to create a new type of classic. The bespoke embroidered veil was an extension of the overflowing floral arrangements. The cake by Iced Innovations was designed using a similar monochromatic colour palette and worked seamlessly with its contemporary circular design.

Tips & Highlights:

  • Select a monochromatic colour palette for a super sleek, modern look. A tip for working with a monochromatic colour palette is to use various tones of the same colour to help bring everything together.
  • Consider reusing your floral arrangements to maximise the budget. Bramble and Belle used the ceremony florals to create other arrangements such as those styled with the cake.
  • Focus on the details, make them personal to you and carry your theme throughout the day.



Wedding Planner and Stylist: Weddings by Emma Louise // Venue: Pelham House // Photography: Kelsie Scully Photography // Floral Design: Bramble and Belle // Videography: Blueridge Weddings //Event Hire: Co-Ordination Hire // Bridal Gown: Fross Wedding Collections // Bridal Veil: Anna Marie Prescott Bespoke Veils // Stationery: Smitten with Ink // Cake: Iced Innovations // Hair and Makeup Artist: Belle Denbury // Jewellery: Trove & Co // Grooms Suit: Dobell



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