’Tis the season to be stylish!

Those of you inspired by contemporary style (including brides who love fashion and want something a bit different!) will love this modern Christmas inspiration, which features stationery pieces as well as bespoke baubles from White Olive Design Studio. It was featured last weekend on one of my favourite blogs, B.LOVED – just in time for the holidays! The idea behind the shoot was a luxe modern chic wedding design with a festive touch, with a palette of black, white, and grey, and hints of gold. It was conceived, planned, and styled by Kimberley at The Wedding Avenue, and shot at the exquisite Hayne House in Kent. I absolutely love how it all came together!

For the invitation suite, my new Valentina House Collection had a bit of a makeover in bold black, grey, and gold. All of the stationery for the shoot featured handwritten calligraphy pieces on grey and black leather, with vellum and gold detailing. The colours worked beautifully with the modern hexagon shapes used throughout the design. I used a printed vellum layer over the leather backing, which created an interesting mix of textures and fit right in with the rest of the modern details in the shoot. I finished it off with a gold pin and black tassel, for that extra touch of luxe!

I also created menus and place cards, which were incorporated into the overall table design. The place settings were hand lettered in black ink on vellum, and secured to the leather with a gold screw, which looked amazing against the black and white plates. The tables were adorned with emerald foliage, white anemones and pale peach roses, balloons, and floating candles in contemporary clear glass holders.

The ceremony setup used similar details, with the addition of cosy sheepskins on the backs of the chairs. We wanted something a bit different for the table plan, so I created a display of personalised baubles for a modern festive vibe. Each bauble was painted grey or white, and had the guest’s name and table number calligraphed in black ink – a lovely, personal touch.

Here’s wishing all of White Olive Design Studio’s clients and friends a very Merry Christmas. May your days be merry and bright!

Shoot Credits:
Concept & Styling: The Wedding Avenue

Photography: Olegs Samsonovs Photography

Stationery & Bauble Table Plan: White Olive Design Studio

Venue: Hayne House, Kent

Balloons: Balloonista

Florals: Emily & Me

Furniture Hire: Furniture Hire UK

Cake: Cobi & Coco

Dresses: Poppy Dover

Jewellery & Hair Chain: Susan Dick

Make Up: Sharon Owens

Hair: Kimberley Dale

Sheepskin Throws & Umbrellas: Brolly Bucket


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