styled shoot: modern rustic tangerine tango

Regular readers of b.loved will already know of my passion for orange weddings (done right!) After picking the most beautiful orange, yellow and grey palette for my own sunny South African wedding, I can’t help but fall in love with any shoot or wedding in these colours that finds itself in my inbox.  When Pantone announced their colour of the year for 2012 was ‘Tangerine Tango’ I was thrilled, and a little smug to have picked such an on-trend colour for our wedding the year before!  I even created three inspiration boards showing how this fun & modern colour can be used to create different looks throughout the seasons.

When I received this fun, modern and elegant shoot celebrating this bold and bright hue I was immediately sold!  The team behind the shoot have worked really hard to show that orange doesn’t have to be scary, with a set of pretty, inspirational images that I hope will help you see how this colour can be done right.

The key to making this palette work is a fresh and natural backdrop, lots and lots of white (to balance out the brightness) and pretty, rustic touches.  How awesome is the Utah desert as a backdrop to this shoot? The hot, orange sand and gorgeous light makes this a dreamy set of images.  I love how they have combined bold oranges and fiery reds with lighter peach and coral colours, and pretty foliage to soften the look.  In the UK, this would work perfectly for a summery marquee wedding, with the tent itself providing a clean, white canvas to work with.  A pop of orange not only works brilliantly when the sun is shining, but also creates a sense of warmth and energy to a slightly overcast, grey day (yes, I am talking about our fabulous English summer!).

This shoot is also full of cute, preppy details that would work with any colour palette, tisssue pompoms, modern signage and custom drinks.  I also LOVE the use of furniture, from the amazing spiralling ceremony set up (perfect for outdoor weddings as it puts your guests closer to the action and you at the centre of attention) to the beautiful white lounge furniture.  A grouping of sofa’s and chairs are great way to treat your guests to some comfort during the cocktail hour while you have your portraits taken, as well as providing seating later on in the evening for tired guests taking a break from the dancefloor.  Soft seating can be hired in from any number of suppliers throughout the UK at a reasonable cost, it may seem like an extravagance, but that extra thoughtful detail can make all the difference!


A massive thank you to the whole team for sharing your gorgeous shoot!



Concept: Utah Bride Blog // Photography: Gideon Photography // Videography: Nathan Pickett Films // Event Design & Rentals: Forevermore Events // Venue: Entrada // Flowers: Blossom Sweet //  Dress: Gateway Bridal & Prom //  Hair & Makeup: Jaclyn Lamoreaux // Custom Suit: Dress Code // Paper goods: Pink Piggy Design // Jewelry: J. Brooks Jewelers //   Cake: Sweet Cakes by Karen // Modes l: Jennifer Shaver & Joshua Bailey

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After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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