Foliage and copper are two of my absolute favourite wedding styling concepts, and fill me with such joy when teamed together! They are both still massive wedding trends that are showing no signs of disappearing for 2019. Led by Emily Andrew Events, the creative team for this shoot wanted to put a different spin on a foliage and copper wedding theme and show some fresh inspiration to brides. This warm, inviting, modern and romantic styling shows how to incorporate these two elements in a stylish, timeless way.

Enjoy these oh-so-elegant styling ideas, captured beautifully by Tatum Reid Photography…

Copper wedding welcome sign on easel

Foliage Garland and Copper Buckets

“I styled two tablescapes for our sweetheart table. The first included a foliage garland of eucalyptus, sprigs of gypsophila sprayed copper and fronds of fern for texture. I then peppered this with lots of little tea lights and votives in copper and glass. Glass bottles filled with sprigs of foliage holding tall white tapered candles added a finishing touch to the garland.

“The place settings featured glass sheet menus written in copper ink, copper pipe place names and copper cutlery. Earthenware plates added an edgy tone to the table, and green napkins and ribbons around the cutlery finished each setting.

Wooden wedding table with foliage table runner

Grey wedding plate on green napkin

Grey wedding plate with glass menu and copper details

Foliage and copper votives on wedding table

Copper pipe wedding place name above plate

Candles in bottle full of foliage

Copper cutlery wrapped in green ribbon

Wedding menu written in gold lettering on glass

“The second tablescape gave a more feminine twist to the foliage and copper wedding theme. We used copper buckets full of flowers and foliage, tall copper lanterns and votives with rose petals scattered between them. Each place setting included a copper cutlery set, copper sheet place name and a glass menu, with a simple single pink rose with some sprigs of foliage completing the look.

“We created signage using different mediums, from glass to copper and through to card. The beautiful welcome sign was decorated with an arrangement of flowers and foliage, and we styled a whole scene around the easel with candles and lanterns.”

Table with foliage and copper wedding styling

Wedding flowers in copper pot

Foliage and copper wedding styling on wooden table

Wedding place setting with grey plate, copper name card and single pink rose

Copper pots of flowers and lanterns on wedding table

Pink rose and foliage on wedding plate

Wedding welcome sign with copper writing and foliage and flowers on top

Copper writing on wedding welcome sign

Feminine Luxe

“We styled one of our bridal looks with a soft pink tulle gown, embellished with copper embroidery and appliqué. Shimmery copper toned make-up gave a modern edge while soft curled hair added to the feminine luxe look.

“The wild, oversized bridal bouquet created whimsical drama. With a colour pallet of soft pinks, apricots and an abundance of foliage, trailing copper and pale pink ribbons added luxury.

“Unusual and showstopping, adding the half-crown of ferns, heathers, twigs and pale pink roses gave a whimsical look.

Bride holding wild oversized foliage bouquet

Oversized foliage wedding bouquet

Bride wearing copper eyeshadow

Bride holding foliage bouquet with foliage crown

FOliage crown in bride's hair

Two brides sitting on chair

A Little Bit of Sass

“A fabulous foliage tiara packed with textures of just greenery crowned our second bride, with the slick hair up style allowing the focus to be fully on the hairpiece. The complementing bouquet, a dainty, compact posy of foliage, shows that you don’t have to be wild and rustic if you want to have a bouquet of only greenery. Eucalyptus, heathers, rosemary, succulents, wax flower, thyme, ivy and scabious made up both the headpiece and posy.

“Make-up of bronze shades highlighted the model’s natural features. Her stunning three layered dress of plain fabric, lace and tulle overlay, gave a soft, romantic and luxury style, with the stunning sweetheart cut out at the back adding a little bit of sass. The soft fringing of the lace layer edges framing the sleeves and neckline, gave a soft and flattering finish.”

Bride standing next to wedding welcome sign

Post foliage wedding bouquet

Bride with updo hairstyle with foliage in back

Sweetheart back of wedding dress

Bride with updo hairstyle

Elegant and Romantic

“Our final look featured a messy updo with brilliant green metallic eye make-up to show off our model’s beautiful blue eyes. Her simple dress was elegant and romantic, with a pleated bodice and floaty crepe skirt. Again we kept her bouquet simple, using two-toned parrot tulips in a tight bouquet punctuated with lichen edged twigs.”


Bride showing back of messy updo hairstyle

Two-toned tulip wedding bouquet

Bride holding tulip bouquet in front of chair

Bride with copper eyeshadow looking down at tulip bouquet

Bride sitting on chair

Statement Cake Table

“The cakes used in the shoot followed the foliage and copper wedding theme. Our main cake featured succulents and a geometric design in metallic copper sugar paste. A second cake for our sweet treat table had a metallic base tier, then two white tiers embellished with a 3D white lace design, topped with a handmade white sugar paste hydrangea head. Combining the textures with the shiny metallic tier created a delicate, yet creative touch. A tower of cupcakes and a box of macaroons added extra sugariness, as did a signature fizzy cocktail which also tied in with the foliage and copper wedding theme.

“I often feel wedding cakes are an afterthought, so wanted to show how to make a statement cake table. By using a silk floor length copper tablecloth, and touches of foliage and candles both on the table and around the base, the whole scene became beautiful.”

Wedding cake table with copper tablecloth

Wedding cake with succulent and geometric copper detail

Copper and white wedding cake topped with sugar hydrangea head

Wedding cake with copper and succulent detail

Copper and glass box of macarons

Copper coloured drink with rosemary

Copper lantern

Drinks with sprigs of rosemary

Creative Team

Photography: Tatum Reid Photography

Styling: Emily Andrew Events

Shoot Location: The Norfolk Mead Hotel, Coltishall, Norfolk

Flowers: Flower 30

Wedding Dresses: From Maisie May Bridal

Hair and Make-Up: Esther James

Cakes: Doyleicious

Signage and Menus: Wedding and Event Craft by Carla

Models: Emma Fermand and Liza Dunnell