Colourful Wedding Inspiration; Expert Styled Shoot

Colourful Wedding Inspiration

If you are looking for a wedding that is bright and bold and not your traditional white wedding then here is some colourful wedding inspiration for you!
The decadent yellow ‘Morning’ room at Tawstock Court is where the inspiration came from, and fits in perfectly with the colourful wedding styling! 

Wedding suppliers from North Devon have collaborated together to bring you this colour pop wedding shoot. 
Its full to the brim with ideas from wedding stationery, to a hot air balloon, or even alpacas at your wedding! 

The shoot took place at the beautiful Tawstock Court and all the stunning photos are from Freeformimages Photography.  

Enjoy the inspiration for your wedding day.  Full list of suppliers at the bottom.

VENUE- Tawstock Court, Barnstaple, North Devon

I’ve visited Tawstock Court a few times for weddings now and looking forward to being back there again soon. It is a relatively new venue here in North Devon. An 18th century manor house set in 32 acres of beautiful grounds and woodlands, formally St Michaels School.

“Our morning room bursts of bright yellow and when the sun streams through the windows everyone comments on how happy this room feels – hence we wanted to show just how much colour can enhance any wedding and create an amazing atmosphere.”

​As well as Tawstock being a family run wedding venue that is continuing to refurbish rooms helping to create a magical day for your wedding. They have also refurbished self contained rooms where you and your guests can stay. 


Vicky from Do Me A Favour used colours to compliment the yellow walls of Tawstocks Morning room. The decor consisted of bright turquoise, yellow, orange and shades of pink. These colours are highlighted in the ribbons, table decorations and balloons.

​Together everything popped with the natural sun light that floods the room. By using colourful paper fans in the place settings to add a fun feel to the wedding. 

FLOWERS- Petal & Posie

Petal & Posie made the bridal bouquet, table flowers and decorations. Using bold colours and a mix of fresh, bright Gemini daisies and roses (including the fabulous coral ‘Miss Piggy’).

​Denise was able to create beautiful and colourful displays that complimented the theme perfectly. 

HAIR, MAKE-UP & ACCESSORIES- Bath Bridal Hair, Jennifer Rose Make Up Artistry and Hey Jules!

The bridal hair by Sam from Bath Bridal Hair and make up by Jennifer Rose Make Up Artistry was based on the design of the headpieces, style of the dress and model’s hair.

Hair styles ranged from soft and romantic to edgy and sharp, but with a commercial slant. Hair colours contrasted against headpieces to show them off to best advantage. 

The make up had a flawless base of airbrush makeup giving the skin a natural finish. Brighter pinks on the lips , with plum and coral hues, helped to really incorporate the colour pop theme! 

Hey Jules! Created the accessories, the gold leaf crown with tendrils of tiny flowers in turquoise, coral and pale pink were perfect for adding a touch of drama, yet still remaining pretty, feminine and bridal.

The other headpiece consisted of vintage elements and gave the most beautiful, glimmering, pastel-colour sparkle. Also using some soft floral pieces in this shoot, the pink Serenity and aqua Zelenka petal pieces. Added a further touch of colour and sparkle to the day!

To add a lovely pop of colour, an antique pink Swarovski crystal heart necklace and earring set, and a turquoise framed glass necklace and earring set which both reflected the light, completed the look.

​Jules can create bespoke accessories for your wedding that reflect your colours and theme. 

STATIONERY- Clare’s Wedding Creations​

For the stationery Clare used the idea of balloons and hot air balloons to tie in the theme of the wedding. As well as this she used the colour palette to co-ordinate with the rest of the colour theme. She can also create wedding invitations and table plans so that the theme all matches together. 

CAKE & SWEET TABLE- Jax’s Cakes ‘N’ Bakes and Claire’s Sweet Temptations

The sweet table, styled by Do me a favour and using flowers from Tina Hodgson Fine Floral Design. With the organic balloon arch being created by North Devon Party Celebrations tying in the colourful wedding theme! ​

A selection of homemade meringues, macaroons, cake pops, cookies with personalised messages and chocolate covered pretzels adorned the sweet table created by me, Jax’s Cakes ‘N’ Bakes. These items were coloured to match the colour theme.

​Then the table was styled with matching sweets and a gorgeous wedding cake by Claire’s Sweet Temptations. Using marbling fondant, stencils and finished with hand made sugar flowers. Just perfect for your guests to help themselves to it during your evening.

WEDDING CEREMONY- Nixie James-Scott Unique Ceremonies

The wedding Ceremony is at the heart of the day, with our celebrant Nixie, who wore bright pink and also created a symbolic ‘Sand Ceremony’, and plaited a multi ribbon for the ‘Hand Fasting’ cord.

Lastly another symbolic idea was to ‘Jump the Broomstick’ into married life over a beesom broom that Nixie created using bright dogwood stems on a hazel broomstick and wrapped with ribbons too!

​By having a celebrant like Nixie for your wedding you can have a personal, heartfelt and meaningful ceremony to suit you as a couple. 

UNIQUE ADDITIONS- Fluff Boxx, Cadenza Alpacas, Flying Enterprises and Tarka Pottery

​If you are looking for unique additions to your wedding then heres some ideas for you! Fluff Boxx has a selection of candy floss flavours and with big hits of colour from the custom made balloon display and jars of handmade sugar finished with fabulous handmade glitter dipped cones to add that extra little sparkle!
If thats not unique enough, how about some alpacas?! Cadenza Alpacas will bring along some friendly alpacas to your wedding day, dressed with little bow ties or these colourful neck scarfs.

Or maybe you would prefer to have a hot air balloon at your wedding? Luckily Tawstock have a lovely large open lawn thats just perfect to land a hot air balloon in. Certainly one way to make an exit! 

Tarka Pottery created these colourful hearts for the perfect decorations. Or maybe arrange to have your hen party there and make them for yourselves?

WEDDING DRESSES & SHOES – Always & Forever Bridal, Sammy Leas Retro Emporium and Irregular Choice

There were a selection of wedding dresses, the feminine floral print high/low gown is from the Signature Collection by Victoria Kay, perfect for showing off your shoes and Irregular Choice’s Bridal designs never disappoint!

There was also a champagne satin gown with a beautiful lace beaded bodice and trellis sparkle sleeves. The box pleating on the skirt is finished with a beautiful bow.

We also had from the Enchanted Collection by Victoria Kay, Ella a fun full sleeved sweetheart high/low gown. The lace back is finished with a beautiful button detail by Victoria Kay Gowns.

Then finally Leona by Casablanca is a georgette princess seamed fit and flare gown with a beaded cape.

The selection of shoes from Irregular Choice add the finishing touch and pop of colour to the wedding outfit. 

​The denim jackets, were hand painted by Sammy Lea’s Retro Emporium, bringing the bright theme colours through to the bridal wear and added a contemporary twist to the dress styling, a great way to add a personal touch to your wedding outfit, and to continue to wear as a reminder of your wedding day.

FLOWER GIRLS- Popsqueak Childrens Wear

‘Why stop with one colour, when we can use them all?’ Says Julia of Popsqueak Children’s Wear  ‘to find a lovely bright and vibrant fabric encompassing all the shades from the colour palette.’ Julia created reversible jackets, sashes, bags and hair pieces of which complimented the white cotton dresses made in a Rose and Hubble print, giving an understated charm.

​Whilst it is probably easier to create flower girl dresses from synthetic fabrics such as tulle and polyester, Julia says ‘I prefer to use cottons and silks which are less harmful on the environment. I also wanted to show that using natural fabrics can still be bright and vibrant and comfortable for little ones to wear all day and night.’ 

The Suppliers involved…

Venue: Tawstock Court
Photography: Freeformimages Photography
Styling: Do Me a Favour 
Dress: Casablanca Bridal & Victoria Kay from Always & Forever Bridal, Devon
Flower Girl: Popsqueak Children’s wear
Jackets: Sammy Lea’s Retro Emporium 
Shoes: Irregular Choice
Make up: Jennifer Rose Make Up Artistry
Hair: Sam Dare, Bath Bridal Hair
Accessories: Hey Jules
Celebrant: Nixie James-Scott Unique Ceremonies
Flowers: Petal & Posie & Tina Hodgson Fine Floral Design
Stationery: Clare’s wedding creations
Cake: Claire’s Sweet Temptations
Candy Floss: Fluff Boxx
Balloon Sculpture: North Devon Party Celebrations
Sweet Table: Jax’s Cakes and Bakes
Confetti: Confetti Supermarket 
Alpacas: Cadenza Alpacas
Hot Air Balloon: Flying Enterprises 
Pottery: Tarka Pottery
Runner: Michelle Stanford
Models: Lunar Don Lou, Emily Hemmings, Sian Bartlett & Evette Bower

Want more inspiration for your day? Check out my Pinterest board below!

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