Natural colour inspiration for your winter wedding

Bridal Accessory Ideas for an Elegant Winter Wedding

There have been a few beautiful frosty morning recently and there have been some beautiful colours to take inspiration from for a winter wedding. If you are like me, and are a bit biased toward the luscious colours that will come in spring and summer, then you could easily dismiss winter colours as being a bit dismal, but look closely at the details in nature and you will find some gentle tones that will add a subtle touch of colour to your winter wedding accessories, and bring a truly seasonal touch to your winter wedding.

A wedding colour palette for winter by Judith Brown Bridal

There are beautiful shades of soft blues and greys in the sunshine reflected off the snow, bronze and golden tones from the dried wildflowers, like the moorland heather shown in the photo, which add warmth to the palette. The frost on seedheads provide inspiration for a little sparkle, perhaps using crystal beads with an aurora borealis finish to reflect the light.

 

Hairvine in silver and blue by Judith Brown Bridal

 

You could choose to add these colours to silver accessories as pictured here in my Belaflore hairvine and Mirabella earrings, this piece would work equally well made with golden wire or even bronze coloured wire. Read more about customising or commissioning a bespoke piece here.

 

Wedding earrings in silver and blue by Judith Brown Bridal

 

Alternatively,  you could use this colour palette for the whole of your wedding – with bridesmaids in a beautiful shade of soft grey or blue, and using these colour accents in your stationery and table decorations for example. In which case you might decide that accessories in one colour might be the thing for example my Ornella headband in gold or silver, or my Ornella hairvine, again in gold or silver.

 

Winter wedding accessory inspiration from Judith Brown Bridal

 

 

Leaf inspired wedding hair band by Judith Brown Bridal

 

Browse the full collection for inspiration here.

I'd love to see what inspires you about winter! Most of my designs can be made in your own colours, so come to me with your inspiration and we can work together to create something just for you. Get in touch to make an appointment at the studio or remotely by Zoom.

Wedding Colour Inspiration

Wedding Colour Inspiration

An inspiring golden hued colour palette for an autumn wedding

An autumne wedding colour paletter by Judith Brown Bridal
If you are looking for inspiration for an autumn wedding you need look no further than nature itself. The trees are full of golden tones, bronzes and soft greens, flowers and berries provide hints of deep berry red. If you catch an autumn sunset you’ll see hues of muted pinks and gold. You can pick out these colours in many ways in your autumn wedding, including your wedding accessories and jewellery.

 

Oriana wedding crown in autumn colours

The Oriana crown is a statement wedding headpiece in a rich golden colour, with handmade wire leaves and hand beaded flowers and leaf fronds, with beads in berry reds and soft greens. To match there are the Rosella or Cora earrings. If you love this colour combination, but would prefer a different design, get in touch about a bespoke or customised design.

Wedding earrings in autumn colours by Judith Brown Bridal
Rich berry tones, pinks and soft greens are set off with bronze wire in the Edera headpiece and Aria hair vine with matching earrings.
Berry toned wedding accessories for an autumn wedding by Judith Brown Bridal
Perhaps you'd prefer a pure golden vibe for your wedding jewellery and bridal accessories? If so the Ornella headband with matching necklace and earrings, will bring those falling autumn leaves into your wedding with their tiny handmade wire leaves.
Golden leaf wedding hairband by Judith Brown Bridal

A bespoke colour palette

I'd love to see what inspires you about autumn! Most of my designs can be made in your own colour palette, so come to me with your inspiration and we can work together to create something just for you. Get in touch to make an appointment at the studio or remotely by Zoom.

Golden hued wedding colour palette
I hope you can get out and catch some of the fleetingly beautiful colours of autumn in the coming weeks.
Additional photo credits to Bowtie and Belle, New Road Photography and Melody Fern Studio
Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Looking at nature's inspiration for my jewellery designs

If you look closely at my bridal accessories and wedding jewellery you'll see that many of the details are inspired by nature. I live in the Staffordshire Moorlands on the edge of the Peak District with its wild moors, beautiful meadows and abundant hedgerows. I love to go walking, well meandering really, as it tends to be slow while I take lots of photos and absorb what the season has to offer! As a jewellery designer I feel lucky to be surrounded by such natural inspiration.
Staffordshire summer meadow by Judith Brown Bridal

The Carina hair pin set featuring freshwater pearls, has detail inspired by a tiny plant called shepherd's purse, which has delicate heart shaped seed pods. I think this is the subtlest way of including a heart in your bridal look, don't you?

I'm afraid I'm not sure what the other plant was that inspired the central stem. I confess to loving it and stealing a tiny bit from a flower arrangement  from the café below my studio to put on my desk for inspiration whilst I was making! The café has fresh flowers every week, part foraged and part from the florist's allotment - they are always seasonal and beautiful!

Carina hair pin by Judith Brown Bridal
I love the hedgerows in spring and summer with their beautiful frothy white flowers that dance in the breeze  throughout the spring and summer. Starting with cow parsley in April, moving on to hogweed and then angelica and wild carrot in late summer.
Nature's inspiration, detail of hogweed by Judith Brown Bridal
If you look carefully at these flowers each head is made up of tiny flowers and then each flower of tiny, often slightly lopsided, heart shaped petals. This nature inspired hair pin features tiny wire flowers with freshwater pearls at their centre, and is named after one of its inspirations – Angelica.
Angelica wedding hair pin in silver with pearls by Judith Brown Bridal
There are many more plants and wild flowers that inspire me, to see how I interpret them into nature inspired accessories explore here. If you’d like to see more of my nature photos pop over to my @judithbrownnaturephotos account on Instagram.
inspiring foliage for Judith Brown Bridal