gem-themed wedding in a castle

When you get an inspiration shoot styled by a fellow wedding blogger you know it’s going to be a good one! We literally see it all, so we know how to add some definite creative touches and that’s exactly what Helen at The Wedding Bazaar did. Set in a castle in Wales and captured by Laura Power Photography, Pantone’s two colors for 2016 make an appearance in the form of rose quartz & serenity blue in the most beauty way! Truly this shoot is a majestic one and I know you’ll be as wowed by it as I was!

Crystal headpiece | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Gem-themed wedding place setting | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Bridal shrug | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Geode wedding invitations | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Castle wedding ceremony | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Watercolor wedding menu | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Wedding dress with lavender detail | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Romantic wedding dress | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Gem-inspired wedding cake | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Castle wedding in Wales | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/

From Helen at The Wedding Bazaar – “The shoot was inspired by my long love for gemstones and their respective meanings. On my own wedding day I carried rose quartz and moonstone in my bridal purse, which are representative of love and passion.  It was whilst explaining this to Laura Power Photography we hit upon the idea of a gemstone inspired wedding shoot. We envisioned dreamy soft pinks and deep amethyst purples to juxtapose perfectly with smoky charcoal hues and opulent golds.

Manorbier Castle is a wildly romantic family- run wedding location and was simply perfect for our shoot. Perched on a rural clifftop in Wales, nestled just above a secluded beach with magnificent wild rolling waves it is simply breathtaking! We were given free rein of the entire castle and so utilized the gorgeous ceremony and reception hall. The magnificent gold gilded mirror truly added a regal touch to these images and the rest of the faded patina complimented the gem stones wonderfully!”

Unique gem rings | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Castle wedding in Ireland | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Quartz necklace | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Geode and gem wedding details | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Castle wedding reception | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Greenery bridal bouquet with thistles | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Unique gem ring | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Cupcake with rock candy | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Pink quartz necklace | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Greenery and succulent bouquet with thistles | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/

From Helen at The Wedding Bazaar – “Our florist extraordinaire, Lola of Walnut and Willow, embraced the purple and pink hues of the gemstones we selected and got the brief immediately. We wanted to include fragrant and exquisitely beautiful herbs with eucalyptus leaves whilst adding some blue tones with thistles and bold succulent plants. The flora table runner smelt heavenly. In amongst the fragrant foliage, quartz candles votives from junior geo held flickering flames that warmed up the room and create a cozy vibe that contrasted beautifully with the raw stone walls evident throughout Manorbie Castle.

The rustic decadence continued with hammered gold bowls overflowing with vibrant gem stones symbolizing love and passion nestled on top of charcoal linens. Gold cutlery with an elegant Celtic loop on the bottom nestled beautifully alongside smoky crystal wine goblets provided by White House Events. The watercolor calligraphy suite lovingly crafted by De Winton Paper Co matched the purple tones in the foliage and gems perfectly whilst sitting atop the semi transparent pink hues of the charger plates.

Of course what could be more perfect to complete each place setting than an individual agate slice perfect for an individual keepsake!?

Our first bridal look was soft and romantic which the Tatiana gown from Lorie X  was just perfect for. It has a gorgeously romantic silk embroidered bodice that flows down to a soft chiffon skirt with printed flowers adorning the bottom in purple and lavender tones.  A quartz headband offered a modern take on a traditional bridal headpiece and the low back on the gown was wonderfully demure with a hint of sexy to it.

The quartz necklace and rings by The Serpents Club and Lola Rose added a simple yet contemporary finishing touch. Megan’s hair was worn long, loose and tousled, fabulously styled by Emily Porter. The makeup soft and shimmering with subtle charcoal hues on the top eyelids to enhance the color of her eyes.”

Pink quartz necklace | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Bohemian bride | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Crystal anklet | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Watercolor wedding invitations | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/ Bohemian bridal style | Laura Power Photography and @thewedbazaar | see more on: http://burnettsboards.com/2015/12/gem-themed-wedding-castle/

From Helen at The Wedding Bazaar – “Manorbier is not only a fabulous location itself, it’s also minutes away from a secret, secluded beach which was a perfect place for the second location of this shoot. Down in the sand dunes we embraced the bounties of nature and worked with a rustic piece of driftwood and the sparkling sea as a back drop. It was like one wonderful boho adventure.

When it came to make up Emily gave Megan a sleek purple lip and layered bronze and gold shadows on her lids to create a more dramatic smoky eye. A pretty pink, blush kept the look youthful and playful. The piece de resistance came in the form of a hand embroidered headpiece embellished in rich purples and pinks and loving created by talented newcomer AM Faulkner.

Bridal separates are continually increasing in popularity and these beauties from E & W Couture are no exception.  We paired a tulle circle skirt with a sheer luxe crop top encrusted with seed pearls and diamantes. We finished the outfit with punchier and bolder quartz necklaces from The Serpents Club and in true boho style Megan wore decadently adorned footless bridal sandals from Elegant Steps which she really didn’t want to take off!!

As the sun set over the sea we headed back to the castle to get the final shots of the wonderful cake created by the award-winning Rachel at The Little Cake Cupboard.  With buttercream frosting hints of luxe gold and decadent rock candy its was a dream to style {and smell} and tasted every bit as good as it looked!”

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Photography: Laura Power Photography // Styling: The Wedding Bazaar // Flowers: Walnut and Willow // Dresses: Lorie X and E & W Couture // Stationery: De Winton Paper Co // Cake: The Little Cake Cupboard // Hair and Makeup: Emily Porter // Hairpieces: AM Faulkner // Gemstones: Junior Geo // Crockery: White House Events // Jewelry: The Serpents Club and Lola Rose // Venue: Manorbier Castle in Wales

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. Wowee, this is just beautiful!

  2. What a fabulous venue! The ceremony setting is so romantic.

  3. Wow!!!

    What is beautiful wedding…

    Everything mentioned in the post shows how lovely a wedding ceremony can be…

  4. Love how charming, magical and ethereal the wedding was 🙂

  5. Helen Howells says:

    Thanks so much Sara for publishing this shoot it literally makes my heart sing to appear on your blog xx

  6. The gem theme is just fantastic!

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