Lancashire Wedding Trends & Inspiration

One of the leading wedding trends for 2012 is pastels.  This trend can be incorporated into your wedding very easily from simple pastel wedding cupcakes to full on pastel bokeh theme.  As a photographer & creative person, I love seeing this trend as its amongst my favourite to photograph.  Looking ahead through this year, trend pastels like pink & lilac are certainly coming through. 

How to create your pastel wedding ♥

Pick your colour theme ♥

To do this create a mood inspired inspiration board of all of your ideas and colours, soon you will find a theme coming through & the process of creativity will inspire you to achieve the dream pastel wedding even on a budget. 

Remember wedding trends should also reflect your own personal style & everything you like to enable you to be totally happy with the way your day looks & after all the way that you will remember it for years to come.  A great way to make a board is to use pinterest, here is my wedding ideas board to get you started  http://pinterest.com/prestonchick55/wedding-photography-i-like/ 

Pick your creative theme ♥

Pick a theme running throughout your wedding to give a cohesive look & feel.  For pastels this could be something like light eg candles, fairy lights, pretty pastel flowers or romance inspired by vintage. 

Choose pastel elements of your wedding eg dresses.  Here is some inspiration regarding pastel wedding dresses ♥

From brides.ca Pastel Power Wedding Dress Trends 2012  ♥

Choose the best wedding photographer you can find for your budget ♥

For a pastel inspired theme, choosing a fine art photographer will be crucial to creating the look that you want to achieve with your wedding.  Fine art wedding photography is essentially art based & a fine art photographer will be able to work with your lovely inspiration & provide you with beautiful creative images that will reflect all the hard work that you have put in creating your theme.  Examples of this way of working are http://www.josevillaphoto.com/ & http://www.jessicaclaire.net/  Also some local photographers in Lancashire work in this way, http://www.secretgardenphotography.co.uk & also some lovely peeps like Alex Davies http://www.alexdphotography.co.uk/ & Emma Bilsborough http://www.emmabphotography.com/ 

DIY your wedding touches ♥

Use glass jars & create your own personal pastel sweets display to place on tables

chewbz.com – retro inspired sweets

or cakes – you can get a creative relative to make some cupcakes for you

or choose a cake supplier for North West England such as http://www.thecupcakeempire.co.uk/  who specialises in cupcakes to create some lovely designs for you ♥

Pastel touches to your day can all be created economically in these budget conscious times & perhaps makes everything more special to both your & your family on the day.  Here are some sites that are good for looking for touches for your day ♥ http://www.etsy.com (vintage)  http://www.cardcraftplus.co.uk/acatalog/Inspirations.html (card & craft supplies)

Make your own wedding invitations ♥

Set up your own stilllife shoot at home by using window light & a point & shoot camera.  Place your items that you want to photograph on pastel coloured or patterned card (seen above) & shoot away!  The only limit is your imagination!  Get them printed off & send to friends & family

Hope that gives you a few ideas for creating your own pastel inspired wedding ♥

Would love to receive your comments ♥

You can see Nicola’s fine art photography here @ http://www.secretgardenphotography.co.uk or follow her on twitter @ https://twitter.com/#!/prestonchick55 or facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Secretgardenphotography/119918068091487

All images except those already credited are the sole copyright of Nicola Pearson © Copyright Nicola Pearson.  All Rights Reserved.  Not for use without permission.  To look for licensed images for creative use please visit my website http://www.secretgardenphotography.co.uk & link to licensed imagery from Getty & Arcangel Images ♥

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