If you’re looking for modern wedding inspiration, full of clean lines, fresh colours and pretty things you’re in for a treat. It was by chance that I met Wilma Event Styling at a wedding fair a year ago now. Their stall immediately caught my eye, covered in paper flowers and tables scattered with elegant trinkets. Once I got chatting to Susi and Jane, I knew I wanted to find a way of collaborating with Wilma. And here it is – the first, of hopefully many inspiration boards.
You may recognise Susi, as she shared her wonderful wedding with us a few months ago – which you can see here, and this wedding was styled by the Wilma ladies. I love all the details and colours in these images they’ve chosen. Take a minute and let me know which is your favourite…
While embracing Winter and looking ahead to Spring, we’ve created an inspirational mood board to showcase a simple, fresh take on clean lines with a hint of nostalgia. At Wilma we work with modern elements – whether it’s bold graphics, geometric shapes or a unique way to style a seating chart. We love making references to the past and think that it’s so important to try and keep this light. Within our look here, we’ve curated some pieces that have a timeless elegance but also feel contemporary.
We chose a crisp set of wedding stationery from Shine Wedding Invitations. The mixture of classic and modern fonts looks great, and keeps the pieces from being anything but ordinary.
The beautiful wooden table, bentwood chair and blue/grey runner add a grown up feel and relaxed quality. We are currently obsessed with collections of different height candlesticks and lanterns. It’s a clever way to take away rigid formality and avoid getting overwhelmed with lots of different items and props.
Soft whites and grey hues provides a neutral backdrop to which you can add pops of colour and metallic highlights. In our palette, we have light mint, blush/coral tones, antique gold and black. The blue undertones seen in some of the grey details, bring about a fresh and contemporary feeling.
Make a statement
To take your styling to the next level add an unexpected or unique item to create a statement. Here our aspirational pieces are beautiful antique Chinese lanterns, their colours and fabric are light, airy with such intricate details. A more cost effective choice could be paper lanterns with ribbons and haberdashery tassels.
We’ve also chosen a gorgeous portable Crosley record player. This not only looks fantastic but is a great way to add music to a drinks reception or dinner. Finally, for the fresh highlights we are loving proteas and eucalyptus, they both share a simple graphic style.
This look could work well in so many venues. The essential element would be to aim for a space that isn’t too cluttered and allows your details to breathe. The space that we had in mind was the AALP Studio at Wiltons Music Hall. The newly refurbished intimate space has bare walls that gives you the opportunity to bring your own individual style. Wiltons Music Hall is one of our favourite venues in London. Not only is it stunning, but it has so much texture and is full of beautiful quirks.
We hope this has sparked your imagination!
Jane and Susi x
Eucalyptus and feathers – Sacramento Street | Crosley Record player – Urban Outfitters | Antique Asian lanterns – Molin y Molinette | Bride & groom – Ingrid Lepan | Wedding stationery – Shine Wedding Invitations | Protea & Eucalyptus – Wedding Sparrow | Glass lanterns – 100 Layer Cake | Table design – Avenue Lifestyle
Jane and Susi are the creative pair behind Wilma Event Design, a contemporary styling company with a playful approach to venue decor. Wilma is known for their love of creative design, curating everything from elegant aisle and tablescapes to huge wow factor elements. With an impeccable eye for detail, they thoughtfully curate all the special visual aspects that make your day unforgettable. Creating that pin-board, picture perfect moment you’ve always dreamed of, so you can relax and cherish every second.
If you’d like to contact the Wilma ladies for more information on how to style and design your dream day please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.