So, you’re recently {or not so recently} engaged and ready to start planning your wedding. Where do you go for inspiration?

I believe one of the worst things you can do is head straight for Pinterest. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a useful place to organise ideas, but if Pinterest is your only source of visual inspiration, there’s a chance you’ll end up with an identikit wedding that looks just like everyone else’s. Even if you want to follow a trend {and why wouldn’t you? I LOVE a trend!}, I always recommend putting your own spin on it. By incorporating personal details and things you love, you can make a trend your own.  

Ultimately, wedding inspiration can and should come from a variety of sources. Here are a few examples to get you started…

Film and TV

If you’re into specific programmes, films, styles or movie genres, this can be a great source of wedding inspiration. To be clear, I’m not suggesting a themed wedding. You do you, but I think it can look a bit tacky. Instead, take inspiration from the general vibe. Look at things like the overall colour palette, costumes, props and sets.

My Fireside Elopement look was inspired by the film ‘Edge of Love’ about Dylan Thomas. I used the film’s gorgeous, muted colour palette as a starting point and incorporated cosy knitwear from the costumes.  

Edge of Love movie stills
fireside elopement wedding inspiration groom in tweed suit and bride in knitwear
fireside elopement wedding inspiration


The world of fashion and clothes can inspire much more than your wedding outfits. As well as fashion editorials and the catwalk, your own wardrobe can spark ideas. Are you into boho or festival fashion? Or are you rocking an indie look? Do you love bright colours or are you always dressed in black? Do you favour a tweed three-piece suit or chinos and a white shirt?

The initial inspiration for my Pastel Boho look was the trend for sugary, clashing pastel colour combinations and graphic pink makeup. I mixed these elements with boho details for a little twist. You can learn more about how to mix, match and merge wedding trends here.

pastel fashion wedding inspiration
pastel boho wedding inspiration

Interior Design

I love having a Zoom call or visiting my clients in their own home as their interior style often tells me a lot about the vibe they’d want for their wedding as well. A recent client requested a neutral colour palette, but after spotting a dark grey wall in their home I decided to take a gamble and add a slightly darker accent colour to their wedding styling plan. They loved it!

My Modern Barn look was inspired by minimal interiors that use lots of gorgeous natural textures and wood to add interest and warmth.

modern neutral wedding inspiration
modern neutral wedding inspiration
modern neutral wedding table styling

I love helping couples turn inspiration and ideas into a finished look. Whether you know what you want or not, I can help. Please get in touch to chat about my services.

Photo Credits:

{Fireside Elopement} Photographer, Liberty Pearl // Venue, Coombe Trenchard // Dresses, Ailsa Munro // Florist, Joanna Game // Hair, Laura Bukin // Makeup, Nic Courtney Makeup

‘Edge of Love’ images via

{Pastel Boho} Photographer // Clare Kinchin Photography, Venue // Upton Barn & Walled Garden, Florist // Brompton Buds, Styling & Stationery // Knots & Kisses, Bridalwear // The Own Studio, Headbands // Alice & Blair, Groomswear // Zebel Bespoke, Hair // Bridal Hair By Rose, Make Up // Emma Roberts MUA, Models // Gingersnap

Eyeliner image via @harsby // Pink outfit image via Divine Style Co  

{Modern Barn} Photographer, Clare Kinchin Photography // Venue, Launcells Barton // Florist, Brompton Buds // Cake, Edible Essence // Hair, The Up Do Girl // Makeup, Emma Roberts MUA

Twig image via // Slatted wall image via