Tuesday May 19 2015.


Earlier this year the ladies of the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP) asked me. as one of their members, to help with a refresh of their website imagery.  The brief was to create timeless images that were both inspirational for couples visiting the site and also aspirational for those working within the industry; utilising the UKAWP signature colour palette of blue, white and touches of brown.  It was a fun challenge and to get the inspiration flowing I hit that favored go-to, Pinterest.  I wanted blue to be the dominant colour throughout, set against fresh crisp whites with accents of luxurious rich gold as a fresh take on brown.  You can see my resulting blue white and gold wedding inspiration on the Pinterest board here , a resource for you brides to steal pins from for your own decor planning boards.

Follow The Bijou Bride’s board + pale blue wedding on Pinterest.

And so to the styled shot and how this blue, white and gold wedding inspiration came together.  You’ll notice even the wedding dress had a soft blue under skirt.

katya katya shehurina blue dress

Calligraphy fonts are so timeless, it’s no wonder they are so popular amongst you brides this year.  They look even prettier in gold!

blue white and gold wedding stationery inspiration

It was very important that every image we captured on this styled shoot would become synonymous with the UKAWP, creating a modern look that would have longevity.  Colour glassware and candles are a fun way to mix in your colour theme.

blue white and gold wedding inspiration

blue and white wedding cake

Discover more planning advice and expertise at UKAWP


Photography – Simon Carr Photography

Creative Direction & Styling – The Bijou Bride

Venue – Houchins

Floristy – Jades Flowers

Hair & Make Up – Dawn Taylor Beauty

Stationery – Emily & Jo Stationery

Tablewear & Glassware – Hélene Millot Furnishings

Wedding Cake – Abigail Bloom Cake Company

Linen – 88 Events

Wedding Dress – Katya Katya Shehurina

Model – Chloe S Andlerstein