What do you get when a group of awesome wedding suppliers, led by Rachael from Rose Petals Vintage, decided to create a peacock inspired styled shoot which is both rustic & decadent! This gorgeous styled shoot at the stunning 16th century Patrick Barns in Chiddinglye was inspired by Peacocks and Pantone’s colour of the year, Ultraviolet (Purple to you and I)! If you’ve always dreamed of getting married in a barn but want to get a rustic, laid back feel, alongside some bold statements – this the blog for you.
Ultraviolent (Purple) all the way!
So why purple? As Rachael from Rose Petals Vintage explains
“Pantone’s colour of the year is Ultraviolent (Purple) so with it being my favourite colour it was an easy choice to stay with the current trend“.
The bold colour is present through this styled shoot. The highlight for me was the cake with its peacock cake topper, shimmering gold topping and bright, multi coloured sponges. Created by the Garden Chef it’s the perfect combination of rustic and decadent. Apparently, it also tasted amazing!
Oh, and do I need to mention those purple DM’s! Perfect for the relaxed, unconventional & fun bride. Mix with a leather jacket as the team did here for further contrast.
Top tips to acheive this look
Incorporating Bright Colours
You can choose bright colours to stand out against your venues features, in this case, the barn wall. Select yourself a bold colour palette to alongside more natural, earthy colours like greenery or browns.
This approach also works really well on your table settings. Use bright candles and table runners to really make an impact. Mix in the little touches like the Peacocks from this Peacock inspired wedding. You can also use this approach to mix it up with your Groom’s choice of tweed suit as they complement each really well.
Make the most of lighting
Lighting really is your greatest friend when it comes to transforming your wedding day and can make a transformation impact. On this peacock inspired wedding styled shoot, the team used warm but delicate lighting to compliment the rustic barn surroundings. Their aim was to create something romantic as well as cosy. LED & fairy lights are so easy to find nowadays it’s easy to make the impact without breaking the bank.
We totally LOVE these peacock inspired lanterns created by Colour Pop Occasions. They look almost magical!
Incorporate Gold accents
Add that touch of luxury with gold accents. As Rachel explains
“There is so much choice now for gold statement pieces and it’s no longer that garish gold that can look brassy. Gentle golds, copper golds and rose golds are very popular and it adds the decadent/elegant touch effortlessly. You could even spray paint things to re-create this look on a tight budget“.
Other wedding inspiration
Other aspects to inspire your wedding day from this peacock inspired wedding styled shoot
– The VW DJ Box! What a funky way to mix it up (literally) especially when your bride is also a DJ, as Michelle was in this case. Always try to mix in your personalities to your wedding day.
– The gorgeous hair styling from Rose Petals Vintage. Who’s not a fan of unicorn hair and I love the headpieces too!
– The detailing on the belt worn by the bride. You don’t need to go BIG to make a statement. Sometimes it’s the little details that count.
The team behind this awesome Peacock inspired wedding styled shoot
Rose Petals Vintage specialise in vintage inspired hairstyles and events. Offering a mobile hair styling service they can also provide make up artists from their team of talented freelancers. Click on the photo to find out more.
Maryann from The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography photographed this gorgeous peacock inspired wedding styled shoot. Maryann specialises in natural, relaxed photography. Click on the photo to find out more.
The Photoshoot team
Venue – Patricks Barn
Bridal hair – Rose Petals Vintage
Make up artist – Sophie Jane Make up
Dress – Beretundesigns
Suit – Dickies of Eastbourne
DJ – Dance mix
Florist – Bella Poppy
Vintage Crockery – Vintage Flair
Cake – The Garden Chef
Venue Décor & Styling – Colour Pop Occassions
Stationery – Proteleia
Groom – Sam Willett
Bride – Michelle Louise
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