For all you Brides planning a Summer 2012 wedding, here's one for you! I love how the summer months provide an opportunity to go as wild as you like with colour styling – an opportunity to bring out the brights and the bolds. 

These beautiful images which showcase how the colours yellow and lime green can be used to style your wedding day were sent in by the lovely Juliet McKee {who I met on Sunday at the launch of the beautiful luxury Surrey Wedding Venue, Fetcham Park}. 

These photos are the result of a collaborative photoshoot that Juliet organized with Stacey Marie Chalk of Cherry Topped Bespoke Weddings.  The dresses were supplied by Lou Lou Bridal {from their brand new/never seen on any blogs before 2012 collection} which were customised for this shoot with a green sash by the amazing Emma Meek of  Miss Bush Bridal {who I spent Sunday evening discussing the finer points of social media with – er, I think *trys to remember through the Proscecco induced mist*}. 

I love a pretty inspiration shoot and these colours really pop for me.  Juliet McKee tells us more…

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2011, Juliet McKee

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"Some months ago I decided to approach the lovely Stacey-Marie of Cherry Topped Bespoke Weddings to see if she would be interested in a collaborative bridal photo shoot. We have worked together before and Stacey-Marie has a brilliant eye for style and detail.  Well lucky for me she said yes and so we set about planning an exciting project. We wanted to create a fresh, bright and bold style which would combine the fun feeling of the summer of love with the elegance of Audrey. We went for a sunshine yellow with a contrasting deep lime green.

To gather our ideas and inspiration we used the hugely addictive Pinterest to share images we both came across which hinted at the style, colour and design of the shoot. Stacey-Marie then compiled an inspiration board which we shared with the suppliers who we set about contacting to see if they’d be interested in working with us. I’ll let Stacey-Marie continue the story behind the inspiration and how she went about bringing together the style."

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From here, Stacey-Marie of Cherry Topped Bespoke Weddings describes the shoot and all those gorgeous elements in detail….

"With our vision and inspiration in place we wanted to make sure that our ideas were feasible; for brides to be able to create them themselves and to provide alternative colour and design inspiration. It turned out (after the photo shoot day!) that the yellow and green colours are said to be big for next year according to Pantone’s colour report. So on to the details…"

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"The first person Juliet got in touch with was Emma Meek of Miss Bush Bridal, a Surrey Bridal Boutique. Emma’s stock of Lou Lou Bridal dresses were perfect for the fifties/ early sixties look that we wanted to create with our model Kitty; they are also extremely reasonably priced. We had a fun evening selecting dresses for the shoot, and were very privileged to be given a couple of samples of LouLou’s 2012 collection which had not yet been seen. The first dress is a silk organza dress with a high neck and deep V back with lace appliquéd waist (style LB29, to be released next year). We wanted to accessorise this with a bespoke oversized green duchess silk bow for Kitty’s hair and matching green shoes, Emma was very helpful with sourcing bespoke dyed shoes and her wonderful seamstress Janet worked her magic with accessories.
 
Kitty’s second dress, also by  Lou Lou, was a full duchess satin skirt, with beaded lace appliqué bodice, buttoned back and satin belt (style LB33, to be released early next year). This dress required delicate accessorising with a dainty diamante bow in her hair together with a short satin-edged double veil. Kitty also wore ivory satin “Tease” shoes by Pink…"

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"Steph from Fairynuff Flowers provided the stunning bouquets and the beautiful vase arrangements. After sharing the inspiration boards with Steph she completely understood the look we were after. Using a bright elegant combination of little daisy style chrysanths, sunflowers, roses, craspedia, dill, succulents, carnations and stocks to name a few. Steph sourced some complementary white glass vases for the table, which were a little mission in themselves!"

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"The icing on the cake for the fun element of the shoot was provided by Helen from Polly Pootles who volunteered her fabulous vintage VW Beetle “Polly”. A perfect way for a bride and groom to ride off into the sunset as husband and wife! Polly also comes with all sorts of sixties style props such as a vintage suitcase and radio!"

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"During the planning phase Emma sourced an amazing vintage Berketex dress which we shot towards the end of the day when the light was just amazing, giving such a romantic feel. Something a little different for a more ‘rustic’ bride, imagining an open air ceremony with a real countryside feel…."Kitty’s hair and makeup was styled by Gemma Sutton and her assistant Stacey.

For the LouLou dresses, we wanted to create a late fifties/ early sixties feel with larger graceful waves and a bit of fun with slightly exaggerated eyeliner and lips. Then for the vintage Berketex dress Gemma transformed Kitty into a sultry ‘hippy’ barefoot bride with loose waves and smoky eyes..."

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"The stunning venue responsible for the most amazing setting for our shoot was  Pendell House, in Bletchingley, Surrey. I visited Pendell House some months ago and loved its relaxed intimate atmosphere. Once the inspiration and colours were sorted for our shoot I thought of Pendell House as its decor suited the design perfectly. Pendell House is the quintessential English Manor House, with elaborate yet cosy rooms and its pretty secluded grounds, it was the perfect venue..."

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"For the table I wanted to make use of different linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware which would suit the overall design. By hiring in alternative tableware (Jones Hire) you can easily create a very different atmosphere for your wedding breakfast. Bows were a subtle addition throughout the shoot with hair accessories, shoes, and stationery, so I introduced them onto the table by tying the napkins into bows. The distinctive cutlery matched the sixties feel, the chairs and the black in the stationery.

Making use of charger plates is a fabulous way to introduce colour to your table together with coloured wine or water glasses, it immediately lifts the design and creates an individual ambience…"

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"Stationery is a great way to bring together a style and colour throughout a wedding. Wendy at  August Moon was inspired by the bright bold style and the hint towards the sixties with a contemporary feel. The shape of a sunflower provided a perfect starting point for Wendy’s artistic design. With the contrast of the yellow, green and black the stationery brought together all the elements of the shoot…"

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" Wendy also supplied some little “sweetie mix” labels which Sarah from Creative Candi used on her beautiful vintage apothecary jars of sweets. Nest also provided one of their elegant covered urns which Sarah filled with sweets. The sweetie mix buffet incorporated the colours and provided a fun element to the shoot. A lovely fun accompaniment to your wedding reception and can easily be styled according to your wedding design..."

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"Sunflowers and daisies were part of our inspiration for the sunshine yellow colour. Inspired by the flowers Janet Mohapi-Banks created “Summer” a beautifully striking 4 tier wedding cake covered in delicately hand crafted sunflowers and daisies, perfectly bold and elegant with a touch of fun too! Having an artistic wedding cake such as “Summer” provides such a gorgeous centre piece for a summer’s day wedding..."

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"Last, but most definitely not least, is Juliet ! Working with Juliet is just such a brilliant experience! She worked so, so hard making sure all details and elements were captured to their very best, in the best locations and in the best light (literally!). She has captured the look and feel of our ideas amazingly!

Everyone involved in this styled bridal shoot were absolutely adorable to work with and all put in so much effort to bring the style and design together. By pulling together your initial wedding ideas and inspiration to show your wedding suppliers, they can then use their expertise and imagination to create each element of your wedding day to suit your requirements. We hope that this has inspired you even in some little way by showcasing different ideas and ways of introducing variety, colour, and personalised touches into your wedding day!"

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Big thanks to the full creative team behind this page full of pretty, in particular the wonderful Cherry Topped Bespoke Weddings and Juliet McKee.

Juliet McKee specialises in creative reportage photography and if you are interested in having an informal chat with her about your wedding photography, please email Juliet.

Miss Bush Bridal is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable bridal boutique owners I have met in all my two years of wedding blogging.  I would thoroughly recommend anyone in the process of looking for their wedding dress drop her a line and arrange a visit to her Surrey Wedding Boutique {remember, no matter where you are located, it is always worth travelling to meet up with the best suppliers when it comes to your wedding day – and 'best' does not mean the most expensive by the way}.

See more inspiration here too:-

Yellow
Green
Bridal photoshoots
Pinterest
  

Lots of love all,

Annabel xXx


Credits

Photography: Juliet McKee
Model: Kitty Sage
Styling: Stacey Marie Chalk of Cherry Topped Bespoke Weddings
Dresses: Lou Lou Bridal supplied and styled by Miss Bush Bridal
Hair & MUA: Gemma Sutton
Flowers: Steph Turpin, Fairynuff Flowers
Vintage Wedding Beetle: Polly Pootles
Venue: Pendell House, Surrey
Sationery:  August Moon
Furniture & Tablewear:  Jones Hire
Sweetie Table – Creative Candi
Cake – Janet Mohapi-Banks
Furniture/props hire – Nest

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/kirstenmavric Kirstenmavric

    What a stunning, stunning shoot!!!! I love so much about it. I love the pops of colour, the shapes of the dresses, the warmth of it all. Just perfect and SO inspiring. *heartily pats everyone on the back*

  • http://www.designedbyblush.com Bex @ Blush

    Lovely! lovely! lovely! Right that’s it! Steph I’m now having yellow and green and my colour scheme after seeing this :) So beautiful! Well done to everyone involved – this really made me smile this morning! Love Bex xxx

  • http://www.debbiestogden-photography.co.uk Debbie Stogden

    Love it, the flowers and the shoes especially. Great styling, so cheerful, and just what we need to see as we head into the winter months.

  • http://www.omgimgettingmarried.com Alexis – OMG I’m Getting Married

    LOVE IT! Love the table settings and the super flirty dress and the gorgeous flowers!! love love.

  • http://www.julietinton.com Julie Tinton

    Beautifully styled, colourful and vibrant, all captured to perfection. Made me swoon!

  • Victoria Chart

    I had an appointment last week at Miss Bush and totally fell in love with a Lou Lou dress, they feel absolutely gorgeous and really are amazing value! I can also totally recommend Miss Bush, I had a set idea of what I wanted but after trying on numerous styles came away with totally new and exciting ideas I hadn’t even thought about. This photoshoot does brilliant justice to these amazing dresses, thank you!! xx

  • Rachel

    Love this theme! Annabel! Please please tell me where those shoes are from! :)Xx

  • http://www.dominiquebader.com Dominique

    Amazing, amazing, amazing. Just perfect!

  • http://www.JulietMcKeePhotography.co.uk Juliet

    I am just a little bit over excited to see my images featured on Love My Dress today. Thank you so much Annabel. x

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Victoria Chart – that is fabulous news! Having met and spent time with the owner of Miss Bush Bridal, I am so in awe of her brilliant wedding dress knowledge – amassed from over 20 years working in the industry with some of the most fashion forward brands. There are wedding boutiques and there are wedding boutiques and Miss Bush is up there with the best of them in my books ;)

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Bex & Blush – you’re just lovely you aren’t you?? :) xXx

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Oh my Juliet, like, my absolute PLEASURE! {I’m a serious wedding styling addict and get a bit excited about shoots like this hehehe} :))
    xXxXx

  • http://www.cherrytopped.co.uk Stacey-Marie Chalk

    Thank you so much Annabel for featuring this shoot! So chuffed at the reactions too! I loved working with such a fab team on this shoot, an opportunity to be creative, vibrant and different!
    Rachel – the shoes are called Tease, by Pink. Pink can custom dye them for you to match a swatch – http://www.paradoxlondon.com/Pink/shoes_pages/Shoes_Tease.html
    xxx

  • Kay

    So so pretty all of this, can’t stop staring at it!

  • Jade

    Well, I think I’ve just found my dress :) The LB29 is beautiful, any ideas on the release date? I don’t think my little heart can take too long a wait!!x

  • http://www.weddingjewelrygifts.com bridal girl

    Such a lovely wedding and such a lovely bride. Love the shoes and the theme. Love the cake too.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Hi bridal girl – just to point out, it isn’t an actual wedding! It’s an inspiration shoot for Brides to be :))
    Much love,
    Annabel xXx

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Jade – woohoooooooooo!!!
    I’ve just sent a message to Emma Meek at Miss Bush Bridal who will pop by the blog soon hopefully to reply to your query :)
    Lots of love ;)
    xXx

  • Jade

    Thankyou Annabell, you’re a gem :) xx

  • http://www.fairynuff-flowers.co.uk steph @ fairy nuff flowers

    Thank you lots for featuring the pretty shoot Annabel…we had so much fun on the day! And yellow truly is the future….just you wait and see! xx

  • http://www.anushe.com Anushe Low

    Wowsers, what a GORGEOUS shoot!!! Just love it, well done team & awesome pics Juliet! xx

  • http://www.missbushbridalwear.co.uk Emma Meek

    Glad to see such love for the shoot and Lou Lou’s dresses. Jade the dresses should be in store in December though I have other similar styles already in from them.
    Lou Lou are really helpful – so if you can’t wait I can see if the dresses used in this shoot can be borrowed.
    The dresses are available in the length shown and floor length and the range is priced between £500 and £800. The LB 29 is pictured in silk organza.
    Stacey Marie from Cherry Topped, photographer Juliet Mckee are in store on Saturday 19th November recreating a mimi version of this shoot!!
    Emma
    Annabel wait til you see the pastel versions of Lou Lou’s dresses – I feel a steal coming on! xxx

  • http://www.augustmoon.co.uk Wendy @ August Moon

    Thank you Annabel for featuring the shoot… so lovely to have worked with truly creative and talented people xxx

  • http://www.lifelinephotography.co.uk Hannah Webster

    Love the frocks. And the colours are so fresh and playful. This shoot is fab, everything ties in together so beautifully. Very impressed. Well done everyone! x

  • http://www.hfcouture.co.uk Jane @HFCouture

    Oh wow another fab shoot – love love the freshness of the colours used – those lime green shoes are to die for – fabulous! Gorgeous and so so inspirational!

  • http://www.amenlugo.blogspot.com ani mendez [amenlugo]

    las fotos estan increibles

  • http://philosophyflowers.co.uk PhilosophyFlowers

    Exactly what the doctor ordered as the cold dark nights close in. A super dose of sunshine and colour. Great inspiration shoot! x

  • http://www.annamariestepney.co.uk Annamarie Stepney

    Ooooooooh simply gorgeous – Jules you cpatured it beautifully and what a styling team – you nailed it ladies – LOVE it :) x

  • http://www.exhibitemotions.com Dasha

    Only just catching up on blogs now, and wow, what a beautiful post! Love the styling and photography is so gorgeous! Well done team on being so bold with colours! Love it!

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    Thank so much everyone for all the love shown for this shoot ;)

  • http://janetmohapibanks.com Janet Mohapi-Banks

    I have to say that I loved every minute of this shoot. As well as being incredibly fun, te end result is outstanding. Stacey-Marie’s styling and Juliet’s photography are of course exquisite and the dresses etc are all just amazing. We were so lucky that the sun saw the sunflowers and decided to shine. A more fabulous team of suppliers you will never meet. Thank you Annabel for featuring us all. X

  • Sheldon C. Penny

    These images are amazingly beautiful….

  • http://www.bijouxbride.com louise {bijouxbride}

    Such an adorable shoot, by an incredibly talented bunch of lovely ladies! I love the colours, so unusual but so fun! Exquisite styling, gorgeous images and I just love the dresses xx

  • http://www.bow-occasions.co.uk/ Louise – Bow Occasions

    This is such a fun shoot. I love colour and would love to see more couples injecting bright colours into their weddings.
    The team did a fantastic job on this shoot – well done everyone :)
    xx

  • http://www.inthetreehouse.co.uk In the Treehouse Wedding Stationery

    I just love this… so refreshing. The LouLou dress is my favourite x

  • Imogen

    Gorgeous bridal wear and styling x

  • http://www.bridalmusings.com Elizabeth | Bridal Musings

    This shoot is beyond gorgeous ~ I adore all the bows!! Congratulations on everyone involved for making bright, colourful & inspirational wedding magic! x

  • Nina

    Madly in love with this shoot!!!!!

  • Candy

    Where can I get those green shoes?

  • francisca

    Hello, which is the name of the color you dyed your shoes? the green seems too dark and the lime green seems too electric…
    none seem to match your color exactly.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/lovemydress Love My Dress

    I think the colours are perfect!!