Styled Shoot - Enigmatic purples bring rustic lux to the Old Vicarage Boutique

Get in on the latest rustic trend by getting creative with Pantone's colour inspiration of 2018 and a venue that combines luxury with outdoor rustic charm. With the revelation of Pantone Colour of 2018 as ultraviolet and the trend for rustic themed weddings showing no sign of abating, the demand on brides to deliver inspirational styled weddings remain. Iconic Bride and Hannah Dora makeup artist recently teamed up with a selection of Nottingham's finest industry suppliers to help you with ideas on how to incorporate this enigmatic colour into a dreamy look for your special day.

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The Venue: The Old Vicarage Boutique at Southwell, Nottinghamshire was the picturesque location chosen for our photoshoot. It may well be known for its glamorous boutique style interior but with its character buildings and set in over 1 acres of stunning grounds, this intimate and exclusive wedding venue lends itself beautifully to venue dressing which releases its inner rustic charm. 

Thanks to the creative talents of local florist Sassie Bees, and venue styling from Chelsea Edgington MD at the Old Vicarage, this highly sought venue was transformed with beautiful Vanda orchids, hydrangeas, delphiniums, viburnum and eucalyptus to bring a glamorously rustic pop of colour.

 The iconic feature swing at the Old Vicarage was brought to life with gorgeously hung green foliage interspersed with tancetum and delphiniums.  Image credit: Geoff Kirby Photography.

The iconic feature swing at the Old Vicarage was brought to life with gorgeously hung green foliage interspersed with tancetum and delphiniums.  Image credit: Geoff Kirby Photography.

 Model wears Kensington in Ivory from Wtoo Collection by Watters. The delicate floral pattern and corded alencon lace is a complimentary choice to any rustic theme. Image credit: Geoff Kirby Photography. Dress from Iconic Bride.

Model wears Kensington in Ivory from Wtoo Collection by Watters. The delicate floral pattern and corded alencon lace is a complimentary choice to any rustic theme. Image credit: Geoff Kirby Photography. Dress from Iconic Bride.

Bridal Styling: When it comes to choosing your bridal dress, off the shoulder styles remain the shape of choice for 2018, especially when featuring beautiful long sleeves which are on the rise this season. Gain extra style points for the details incorporating bows or pearl embellishments, both set to be a big trend for 2018. For a more bohemian style then floaty dresses are a perfect choice to achieve that relaxed look. A style that more fashion - conscious brides can still get in on by embracing illusion style options rather than the traditional opaque.

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 A long single length cathedral veil elegantly frames the silhouette and completes the bridal look. Image Credit: Geoff Kirby Photography.

A long single length cathedral veil elegantly frames the silhouette and completes the bridal look. Image Credit: Geoff Kirby Photography.

Makeup that allows the camera to capture the best, natural you. Creating a natural, radiant and flawless look is key to any bridal makeup. Priming the skin is important for staying power, it helps create a smooth canvas on which the makeup will sit. Keep skin looking fresh and glowing but shine to a minimum in unwanted areas with use of a setting powder. Get creative, a lilac lip with a rich pink gloss brings beautiful lips to life with a colour pop or keep lips neutral with a soft rose or nude colour. For those that love a smokey eye accentuate with hazy shades of lilac and dark plums. A touch of powder eyeshadow under the bottom lashes completes a relaxed undone look.

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 Model wears lilac glitter eyeshadow from Bobbi Brown with a smokey dark plum liner on the upper lids and black ink liner gel from Smash box for the lower lids to really make the eyes pop. A dusting of Mac soft highligher swept across the cheeks and gently layered up with Bobbi Brown's pale pink blush gives a natural glow. Complete the look with a rose or nude lip colour from Bobbi Brown. Makeup artist: Hannah Dora Makeup.

Model wears lilac glitter eyeshadow from Bobbi Brown with a smokey dark plum liner on the upper lids and black ink liner gel from Smash box for the lower lids to really make the eyes pop. A dusting of Mac soft highligher swept across the cheeks and gently layered up with Bobbi Brown's pale pink blush gives a natural glow. Complete the look with a rose or nude lip colour from Bobbi Brown. Makeup artist: Hannah Dora Makeup.

 Style courtesy of Bridal Hair by Sharni Knighton Image credit: Geoff Kirby Photography.

Style courtesy of Bridal Hair by Sharni Knighton Image credit: Geoff Kirby Photography.

Soft and natural or a hairstyle to wow: With more and more brides embracing texture and curls, a more natural look is fast becoming this years big hair trend. 

Keep things classy and free flowing with a bouncy blow dry. Bridal hair by Sharni Knighton says the key to this look is to minimise on product use but give the style longevity by using a strong blow drying aid. Try to keep away from anything that will clog the hair and allow wisps to fall freely, framing the face for an additional romantic feel.

Alternatively, a signature look this season is to get creative with an impressive bohemian textured updo.  Left natural or interwoven with bold or delicate flowers such as the popular gypsophilia, it is both stylish and practical for those hot summer weddings.

 Loose and textured updo's are a popular option for 2018. Who needs tiara's when you can wear a braided crown. Hairstyle is by Bridal Hair by Sharni Knighton. 

Loose and textured updo's are a popular option for 2018. Who needs tiara's when you can wear a braided crown. Hairstyle is by Bridal Hair by Sharni Knighton. 

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Models wear Two Birds Bridesmaids from Iconic Bride, Nottinghamshire. Colours Aubergine & Heather.. Did you know that in the USA it is the bridesmaids who pay for the brides dress?

Complete your bridal party by dressing your best girls in complimentary tones of ultraviolet and by choosing a changeable dress that lets your best girls individuality shine. With dramatically increased numbers of bridesmaids, a trend set by adopting American style weddings, the task of finding a dress that everyone will like is an issue brides are all too familiar with. The popular wrap dresses allow your best girls choice over style and to showcase their individuality whilst you remain firmly in control over your colour scheme and the overlook of your wedding. Consider pairing different hues of ultraviolet for a much more interesting colour palette that will get people talking.

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Cake-spiration. Let your imagination run free embracing the spirituality symbolic of this colour, by bringing your wedding cake to life combining soul awaking purple hues and ruffled textures of layered icing. Create contrast by having clean lines of iced upper tiers in lightening shades of grey. Complete the look with natural floral arrangement of foliage, roses and peonies for a wedding cake sure to inspire. 

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 Cake by Southwell Cakery.

Cake by Southwell Cakery.

 Floral arrangement by Sassie Bee's florist.

Floral arrangement by Sassie Bee's florist.

Florally Yours. Floral arrangements of flowers that are deliberately imperfectly is a key feature of rustic weddings, in fact the messier the better.  The use of foliage is always guaranteed to give you that rustic vibe and with 2018 pantone colour of the year being showcased in a range of different plants, of varying sizes and with complimentary hues this is a bouquet that simply oozes rustic lux. 

 Floral Arrangements that are wild and natural with lots of green foliage are the epitome of rustic weddings. Will you make 2018 the wildest yet? 

Floral Arrangements that are wild and natural with lots of green foliage are the epitome of rustic weddings. Will you make 2018 the wildest yet? 

Finally special table touches are a great way to tie in the whole look of your wedding. Just a hint of colour on your tables from single placed rose or flower at each place setting keeps the rustic vibe alive, whilst adding in beautiful clear charger plates with metallic beading and crisp white linen napkins creates a rustic glam style that oozes elegance.

 Real flowers are a beautiful addition to any wedding table and give your guests enjoyments of beautiful fragrances. However if you are looking to keep costs down use of a silk flower may provide a cheaper alternative. Ask your local florist for top tips and ideas. Table setting by the Old Vicarage.

Real flowers are a beautiful addition to any wedding table and give your guests enjoyments of beautiful fragrances. However if you are looking to keep costs down use of a silk flower may provide a cheaper alternative. Ask your local florist for top tips and ideas. Table setting by the Old Vicarage.

 When less really is more. Keep things simple with single placed flower and accompanying green foliage. 

When less really is more. Keep things simple with single placed flower and accompanying green foliage. 

Acknowledgements: With thanks to the creative team who came together one cold yet sunny spring day for their passion and enthusiasm and to The Old Vicarage Boutique for their hospitality. 

Photography - Geoff Kirby Photography www.geoffkirbyphotography.co.uk

Makeup Artist - HannahDora Makeup www.hannahdora.com

Venue  - The Old Vicarage Boutique, Southwell. www.vicarageboutiquehotel.co.uk

Hairstylist -Bridal hair by Sharni Knighton www.soulbawtry.co.uk

Florist - Sassie Bee's www.sassiebees.co.uk

Cake - Southwell Cakery http://southwellcakery.wixsite.com/southwellcakery

Models - www.modelstudents.co.uk