Lilac and Lime: A Styled Editorial

Spring is in the air with this lilac and lime styled shoot.

In the world of weddings, where tradition often meets modernity, there’s a growing movement towards celebrating love in all its vibrant hues. In 2023, one of the most captivating color clashes that’s having its moment is the stunning combination of lilac and lime. This bold and unexpected pairing has taken the wedding scene by storm, and it was beautifully showcased in this gorgeous styled shoot that pushed the boundaries of creativity and love.

This editorial was brought to life by a dynamic trio of talented individuals. The visionary behind the lens was none other than UK-based editorial photographer Faye Wilde Photography, known for capturing the essence of modern, style-led couples worldwide. Her approach revolves around the core elements of colour, texture, and the latest fashion trends, seeking to inspire couples in their wedding planning journey. And what better way to do so than by exploring the electrifying world of lilac and lime?

The collaboration also involved Emily Robinson Photo and Mose and Weddings, two gifted professionals who share a passion for creating visually striking and emotionally resonant stories through their craft.

What sets this styled shoot apart is its seamless incorporation of the latest wedding trends. It pays homage to the rising popularity of female suiting, minimalist wedding dresses, and the timeless allure of letterpress stationery. Each element serves as a testament to the ever-evolving landscape of weddings, embracing change and diversity with open arms.

At the heart of this project lies the concept of connection. It’s about capturing the unique bond between the couple, Amanda and Beck, who exude a blend of soft romance and playful spirit. The images reflect moments of intimacy and high fashion alongside infectious laughter.

The location chosen for this enchanting narrative was Howsham Hall, a listed building steeped in history and charm. Its architecture and intricate details provided the perfect canvas for showcasing the creative styling. It showcases a harmonious blend of grandeur and intimacy.

Floral arrangements played a pivotal role in this styled shoot, with delicate Sweetpeas and Scabiosa making repeated appearances. These blooms, combined with fresh fruit and modern statement florals like Anthurium and bouncy Hydrangea, created a fusion of traditional elegance and contemporary simplicity. It was a visual feast for the senses, invoking emotions through the power of flowers.

The stationery, crafted by Helene from Smitten with Ink, elevated the tactile experience of this shoot. It added a playful touch without compromising the sophisticated and minimalist essence of the concept. Texture became a key element, inviting guests to not only see but also feel the love that emanated from every detail.

The table setting was a masterclass in juxtaposition. Organic materials such as linen and concrete provided texture, while pops of lilac and lime added a dash of color, infusing the minimalist setup with a hint of Parisian chic. It was a testament to the power of design in evoking emotions and setting the stage for a memorable celebration.

Amanda and Beck, the real-life couple at the heart of this story, met in 2021 in Philadelphia. Their journey from that first meeting at Sassafras to building a life together is a testament to the power of love, laughter, and shared moments. Their love story, as beautifully captured in this styled shoot, serves as a reminder that love knows no bounds, and when it’s celebrated in the most vibrant of colors, it becomes a masterpiece that can inspire us all.

PLANNING AND PHOTOGRAPHY Faye Wilde Photography, @fayewildephotography / CO PLANNING Emily Robinson Photography, @emily_robinson_photo / CO PLANNING AND STYLING Mose and Events, @moseandweddings / STATIONERY Smitten with Ink, @smittenwithink / FLORALS Honeys Hideaway, @honeyshideaway / TABLEWARE Alba Tableware, @alba.tableware / VENUE Howsham Hall, @howshamhall / HAIR Leah Bailey Hair, @leahbaileyhair / MAKEUP Hannah Dora, @hannahdoramakeup / ACCESSORIES Tilly Thomas Lux, @tillythomaslux / BRIDAL Nora Eve Bridal, @noraevebridal