Back in a late November, whilst the UK was dark and dreary outside, I came up with the concept of “Timeless Spring”. The next step was to put the vision down on paper. Once I had put my vision into a mood board, I knew I had to collaborate with my dream team to execute the vision in a styled shoot. * Cue the little black book – every wedding planners’ best friend when it comes to contacts. * A styled shoot is where a team of suppliers come together and collaborate to bring a concept to life in a photoshoot.
Styled shoots are great for building relationships within the industry, something that as a wedding planner I know crucially important. Especially, as these suppliers would be whom I recommend to my clients with the upmost trust and certainty they would exceed my clients wishes. Whilst real weddings provide a great opportunity to build these relationships, there is so much to be said for getting together (with cake) and let all creativity flow whilst having some fun!
The biggest influence for the theme of the shoot was a classical and timeless wedding combined with spring! Spring has so much to offer when it comes to planning your wedding. Flowers are blooming, days are longer, and the weather is warmer. There is a smell of blossom in the air and an array of pastel colours to choose from for your colour palette. All of which were used for the shoot. Pastel pinks and blue tones, beautiful tall floral displays (not to mention a staircase dressing with them) and the weather was beautiful. All essentials for many couples on their perfect day!
Everything that spring symbolises – joy, love and new beginnings, makes it a magnificent time of year to start the next chapter of your life as a married couple.
When it comes to planning your big day there may be a particular time of year you have in mind. In the wedding industry we have high season and low season. Typically, high season is May to October with the most popular months being July and August. Low season is the months in between – November to April. High season months come with a higher price tag along with bank and seasonal holidays, whereas low season months tend to be somewhat cheaper. This is something to consider when looking at your budget as it may play a factor in determining which time of year you hold your wedding. Either way, every season can be truly beautiful and there is always so many options when it comes to decoration, colour schemes, florals and versatile venues.
I hope that has given you a little inspiration for Spring and don’t forget to check out the shoot at Guides for Brides.
Lots of love,