How many of you aspire to look your chicest and most elegant selves as a bride? French fashions are the epitome of luxury and elegance. Coco Chanel is my favourite source of inspiration.

Bowtie and Belle Photography and its talented team of UK wedding professionals have taken to heart this motto with their opulent and lavish wedding inspiration.

This styled shoot is minimalistic in every detail, from the stationery to the bridal beauty. Modern and bold invitations. Black and white anemones, and black silk bows are all inspired by the black tie theme.

But minimalism always looks best with a little shimmer (we’re sure Coco would agree). The gold and floral details on a white, three-tiered cake add some glimmer, while the bride’s second dress is covered in art-deco-inspired jewels.

Grace & Grey Events

In this photo shoot, I wanted to demonstrate how less can be more when done correctly. Couples can easily be influenced by Pinterest’s endless ideas and think they need everything. By pairing back, you can focus on the most important items, such as linens, florals, and stationery, which will make a big impact.

Inspire by Coco Chanel’s monochrome palette, I wanted to add a subtle injection of purple. The base was crushed black velvet linen, with the top textured white linen to bring out the colors of flowers and other decor elements. Black is often avoided by couples at weddings for fear that it will be too dark or heavy. By keeping the top of the table light, you can achieve drama without being overpowering.

The dresses were kept simple, with hairstyles and makeup to make the details of Claire Mischevani stand out.

Pynes House was the perfect backdrop to this shoot, as it perfectly matched its concept. The 18th Century house is decorated with light, airy rooms and simple but oh-so-perfect elements. It’s a blank canvas.