Looking for inspiration for your wedding? Looking for something more unique and fun? This is the blog for you! Wedding suppliers from North Devon and North Cornwall came together to produce some amazing neon wedding inspiration for you. The shoot took place at the funky Anmor Hotel. The stunning photos were taken by Laura from Freeform Images.
A breathtakingly Britsh boutique hotel nestled in north Cornwall in Bude situated by the sea. With 28 lovely rooms and the Atlantic Ocean as the back drop to your wedding day it is the perfect place for a fun quirky wedding. It also has its very own gin bar which inspired me when it came to the catering.
Sam chose pinks and purples to compliment the colours used through out the shoot. This worked well with the brides hair colour which fitted the theme perfectly! Kylee styled the brides hair with a couple of different styles through out the shoot. The styles that Kylee chose worked perfectly with the hair accessories.
This was my first time in seeing one of Sam’s jackets. She hand paints all the designs so they can be completely personalised with the date and wording. Shes also created the first neon detailing on the jacket in the UK. Yes that heart is a neon light! These jackets are perfect for when the evening chill sets in on your wedding day and then for afterwards you can remember your day for years to come.
Two dresses were worn during the shoot and they were both beautiful! The first dress was called ‘Cassandra’ by designer Casablanca Bridal, the details on the beaded bodice paired with the sleeves to show the brides tattoos off in a subtle way perfect for that rock chic. The second dress ‘Bria’ also by Casablanca Bridal a strapless dress that was equally as beautiful with the glittering rhinestones and the lace detailing on the bodice and on the the skirt.
Denise created fabulous a bouquet and floral display for the venue. The colours of the flowers, the deep and lighter pinks, the dark red roses and then the purple clematis incorporated the theme effortlessly in the arrangements.
Vicky and Jacqueline worked together to transform the venue. The hotel decor was the perfect backdrop for the shoot. With the neon lighting, sequin table cloth, pink charger plates and more the venue became the perfect place for a neon themed wedding.
Using the gin bar as inspiration I set to work creating some lovely new recipes. From gin mousse in shot glasses, to gin and tonic cupcakes and scones topped with lemon curd and clotted cream. Perfect for a gin inspired afternoon tea or if you are more of a savoury fan then the opened sandwiches with delicious toppings like beetroot houmous and feta cheese or smoked salmon and cream cheese on fresh tiger bread
The colours of the cake came from a mixture of different techniques the bottom tier had watercolour painting. Blending of colours for the top tier, then the flowers and the use of edible lace to finish the design. All inspired by the colours and vibe of An Mor.
Working with Laura for this shoot and seeing her in action was a great experience. Laura captured the photos perfectly, using her years of experience to get that perfect shot. All the photos in this blog were taken by Laura.
There are lots of neon wedding inspiration you could use in your wedding, whether that is here in North Devon, over the border in North Cornwall or further a field! For more inspiration check out the Pinterest board below
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.
VENUE STYLING- Do Me A Favour
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.
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.
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?
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.’