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Wednesday Wedding Inspiration: Delicate Darkness

01st May 2013 | Julia Braime

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Delicately Dark Wedding Inspiration

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1. Tiered Tulip Gown 2. Groom’s Attire 3. Blossom Image 4. Candlesticks 5. Silhouette Cake 6. Valentino Heels 7. Floral Arrangement 8. Rings 9. Wedding Stationery 10. Black Bridesmaid

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Normally a fan of delicate pastels and prettiness, our regular guest blogger Katy of What Katy Did Next seems to have gone over to the dark side.  And isn’t the result rather lovely?

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Katy says: I decided to have a bit of ‘me’ time making this week’s Wednesday Wedding Inspiration mood board. Greedy I know, but i have been filled with so much inspiration over the last couple of weeks that I couldn’t hold it in any longer! Today i have picked a colour palette of black, ivory and brass gold – absolutely fab for a city wedding, but if you picked a less structured bridesmaid’s gown the theme could easily be tailored to suit a country affair.

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I’m a huge lover of pale blooms and I love the idea of keeping your wedding flowers a colourless white/cream contrasted against the green foliage. I adore the delicateness of blossom, and it looks absolutely perfect positioned in a clear glass jar – scattered on tables as centrepieces, teamed with those fabulous pale candles in brass gold candlesticks. Those billowing blooms from Jo Flowers are to die for. I have been distracted many times by the work of this lovely lady – she has a gorgeous rustic feel to her work that blows me away time after time.

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The simplicity of the Wedding cake and topper is amazing! I love how the colours are mirrored in the BHLDN gown with it’s bold black bow. I know black seems a daring colour to use in a wedding but it does suit everyone! I’m sure your maids would thanks you for the beautifully flattering Dessy dress (bottom, right).

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As far as make up goes – I would keep it natural with a slick of eyeliner, have your hair in a neat up do (or boho waves for a garden wedding!) For the character of the dress to shine through, keep accessories minimal – perhaps a couple of twinkly hair grips or a discreet hair vine wrapped in your hair?

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Remember: the plan is to share a new inspiration board in this time slot every other week, either compiled by myself, regular guest blogger Katy or YOU: get in touch with your own ideas and inspiration boards! We’ll be discussing our inspirations behind the images too so it’s simply going to be a whole load of lovely.

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If you are a little less arty but in need of inspiration and still want to play along, we will also be taking requests for colour schemes and themes and making bespoke boards for my readers. Please contact me to suggest a theme or colour scheme.

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Click here to see previous Wednesday Wedding Inspiration Mood Boards

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 as credited, supplied by What Katy Did Next

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