Pantone Peach Inspired Wedding Inspiration at Stansted Park

Written by Emma Hla
Nestled within the expansive South Downs National Park in Hampshire, Stansted Park is an enchanting haven for lovers of timeless elegance. This Edwardian house, surrounded by sweeping lawns, exudes breathtaking beauty with its classical architecture, elegant interiors, and an exquisite collection of antiques and artwork.

Inspired by the house’s historic grandeur and lavish furnishings, this shoot showcases the ability to infuse your own unique, contemporary style into your wedding venue. With a distinctive colour palette harmonising peach and blue tones, coupled with fashion choices that redefine wedding attire, this editorial is a testament to breaking away from traditional norms while celebrating the splendour of classic, historic venues like Stansted Park.

Notes from the Stylist

Ami says…

Stansted Park is a beautiful Edwardian house on two thousand acres of the South Downs National Park in Hampshire. From the moment you glimpse the house across the sweeping lawns to the first time you open and step inside the front door, the elegant interiors, classical architecture and beautiful antiques and artwork take your breath away.

From my first visit to the house, I knew I wanted to host our Wedding Fair there. Our styled shoot was intended to highlight the venue’s romantic beauty truly. The lavish furnishings, historic grandeur, and decadent interior inspired every aspect of the shoot and will, in turn, inspire the theme of the wedding fair.

We took inspiration from the lavish interiors of Stansted Park to create the shoot’s theme; decadence, beauty, intricate detailing, and luxury ran through the flowers, fashion, accessories, and finishing touches. We wanted to show how a modern couple could be inspired by the venue while remaining true to themselves: contemporary and bold fashion with playful colour choices teamed with exquisite accessories and bold florals.

“In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a colour radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion offers a tactile embrace and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute.

We combined the Pantone colour of 2024—peach—with tones of blue in an unexpected but beautiful combination. Inspired by The Blue Drawing Room and the exceptional Bessborough Private Suite, we wanted the house and the couple to complement each other in beautiful harmony.

It all started with the dress! Having obsessed over Millia London gowns since meeting Ruth, the designer at a Charity Gala event, I loaned one of her show-stopping layered tulle dresses in a soft peachy nude. The dress was perfect and paired perfectly with Freya Rose heels, jewellery and a clutch bag. Freya’s eye for detail and intricate mother-of-pearl finishes complemented the lavish theme we wanted. For the groom’s look, it had to stand up against the dress so your run-of-the-mill tux wouldn’t cut it. I teamed a blue velvet dinner jacket with a blush pussy bow shirt, perfectly tailored trousers and classic grey loafers – the finished look was the perfect juxtaposition of feminine and masculine. Yasemin perfected a flushed, rosy blush, romantic and sultry makeup look for Shyama, our gorgeous model, with sleek, soft, subtle curls. For Zach, our groom, tousled, relaxed hair was all needed to finish the look. Together, the couple looked impeccable, remarkable and utterly gorgeous!

We kept the décor and styling to a minimum because the house was so beautiful, it didn’t need much ‘extra’. We utilised the furniture in the house, including historic screens, a romantic chaise longue and the striking architecture of the house itself. Flowers added a layer of beauty to the surroundings, and a few choice props were all that was needed to finish the look.

Kara from The Artisan Floral Studio took my idea of all-blue flowers and ran with it. She created the most sensational textured bouquet and crafted an all-blue gypsophila statement pillar of flowers as an alternative to a traditional ceremony arch. The contrast of the flowers against the blush of the dress was everything I wanted and imagined.

I hope this shoot inspires couples to remain individual in their wedding day choices and that classic, historic venues don’t have to mean classic and ‘traditional’ choices. That colour can be stylish, immaculate, editorial and cool! I also hope that we have made people look at colour and think ohh… that’s different! Above all, I hope we have created images that make people wow and also want to join us for Lo & Behold Another Wedding Fair… to see more of what Stansted has to offer and be even more inspired!

Credits

Venue Stansted Park

Photographer Aurora Photographic

Styling, Concept and Stationery Lo & Behold Bespoke

Campaign Shoot for Lo & Behold Another Wedding Fair

Flowers The Artisan Floral Studio

Dress Millia London

Shoes, Jewellery and Accessories Freya Rose

Hair and Make Up Yasemin Bilgic

Cake Hartt Cakes

With thanks to Models Shyama and Zach from Bame Models

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