Nordic Elegance Inspiration for a Modern Wedding
We’re delighted to bring you this contemporary editorial by Amanda Karen Photography, created and styled by Charlotte Nichols Weddings. We loved the inspirations for a chic City wedding and the unique ideas and colours that they have created! You’ll find beautiful flowers, a fabulous table setting and some really fashion forward bridal inspiration! Charlotte tells us all about the details of these; “The concept of this editorial shoot is Moody Nordic Elegance. The styling is minimal and modern whilst giving a nod to the venues Scandinavian heritage and decor. The wintery colour palette included a rich ‘tawny port’, softer shades of grey and ‘almost mauve’ and then subtle touches of black and copper for that really understated glam feel.
Standout details include a wonderfully bare yet romantic table setting that featured unusual cut glass, black candles in marble and copper candlesticks, black cutlery and gorgeous soft grey linens by Cox & Cox and The Linen Works. The florals really helped to bring the whole look together, created using rich burgundy blooms and lush foliage as well as some more unusual elements such as fruit and dried lunaria. The combination of colours and textures helped to create the romantic yet unconventional feel.
Catherine Short Floral Design wanted to reflect the heritage of the venue, so used flowers one would usually associate with a luxurious English Country garden, but still with a nod to the Scandi history. The clean lines of the stems sweeping out of the abundant arrangements was her interpretation of scandi minimalism. The use of ferns was also inspired by the Scandinavian landscape and the indigenous plants. The rich colours in the bouquet and other florals were really complemented by a wonderful silk and velvet bouquet ribbon created by Silk + Purl She included silk in the deep burgundy, soft mauve and grey colours and then a wonderful strain of black velvet to give it that really on trend and modern luxe feel.”
“Central to the shoot was the contemporary bridal styling which featured gowns by the luxury designer Charlie Brear. Intended for the wedding ceremony, our bride first wore an on-trend bridal jumpsuit accessorised with a wool jacket for a more casual and cosy look. For the evening, and to compliment the shoots colour palette and modern, edgy feel, she changed into a gorgeous copper satin long sleeved dress. We also featured some gorgeous velvet embellished shoes by Jimmy Choo for an alternative bridal look and working so well with the luxe winter vibes. With the copper dress, our model wore a pair of black party open toe heels to complement the look.
We had two experts on board for our bridal hair and makeup team, Love Hair by Lou and Makeup Artist Pipa Cross of Be You Weddings. For the first look we went for a more traditional bridal up do to really show off the beautiful neckline and low back of the jumpsuit. For the make-up we went with strong brows, flawless bare skin and a very deep berry on the lips to really bring out the colors in the bouquet. We also added a bit of glam with two subtle jewel embellishments under the eyes, currently super on trend and adding that slight magical feel. To accessorise this look we had a wonderful hair piece and back necklace by Laura Rhodes. Still trying to keep quite a minimal feel the Odessa hair piece sat underneath the messy top knot and the very dainty Rhoda necklace was work to really accentuate the deep v shape of the jumpsuit.”
- Photography: Amanda Karen Photography
- Planning, Design & Styling: Charlotte Nichols Weddings
- Venue: The Harcourt (Garden & Summer Room)
- Floral Design: Catherine Short Floral Design
- Bouquet Ribbons: Silk + Purl
- Table Linen: The Linen Works
- Bridalwear: Charlie Brear
- Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo
- Accessories + Jewellery: Laura Rhodes
- Stationery: Vine in the Wild
- Wedding Cake: Domino Purchas
- Hair Stylist: Love Hair by Lou
- Makeup Artist: Be You Weddings
- Custom Candles: Sweetness & Light
- Model: Jodie at Ginger Snap Models