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Romantic Black Tie Wedding with Mono Florals

Updated: Oct 18, 2023

Inspiration for styling a chic and elegant summer wedding from Lucy and Mason's black tie, country house wedding at Hatfield Place in Essex.

A newly married couple arm in arm with their bridal party dressed in formal wear
Nicola Drummond Photography

If you love the style and formality of a black tie wedding you could host a 'black tie optional' wedding. You only have to look at Mason and Lucy's wedding photos (captured by Nicola Drummond Photography) to see just how amazing this formal monochrome wedding styling can look. This look is perfect for weddings held year round in beautiful country house venues with neutral decor and luxurious details just like Hatfield Place in Chelmsford, Essex, UK.

The venue and grounds provided a stunning backdrop for the couples wedding photos. The couple's choice of chic decor, Lucy's elegant gown and the groomsmen's dapper suits perfectly complemented their surroundings.

Black Tie Wedding Styling

Lucy and Mason already had a very clear idea of how they wanted their wedding to be styled when they first got in contact with me, but some couples don't. This doesn't matter at all, stylists can work with both scenarios.

Having ideas or a vision of how you want your wedding to look is a great start. It is easy to get inspiration, most of my clients use Instagram or Pinterest or wedding blogs like this one. You could end up feeling overwhelmed with images, screen shots on your phone or wedding WhatsApp groups and emailed back and forth amongst the bridal party, so to avoid this, pick a few photos that give a clear indication of the look and feel you want to create rather than exactly how you want a table to be decorated. Share these photos with your trusted suppliers; the ones who really understand your vision and let them create something unique for you, its what they do best!

Lucy and Mason's tables were styled with white and gold elements. They upgraded the venue glassware choosing gold rim tall stem wine glasses and a textured tumbler, added soft cotton runners to create a textured centrepiece and soft linen napkins topped gold glass charger plates. The table settings were finished off with elegant gold flatware. Table numbers were hung on gold sign holders and flickering church candles and elegant flowers grouped in varieties were displayed in clear glass vessels.

A black and white photograph or a bride and groom walking through their wedding reception
First look bride and groom wedding breakfast decorations Hatfield Place Essex

To see other weddings I've styled at Hatfield Place or venues around Essex and Suffolk take a look at my previous blog posts. You can also view examples of my styling on my Instagram page and throughout the hire collection listings. Still looking for more inspiration? Why not sign up to the Party Squared mailing list so you're first to see blog posts all about the beautiful celebrations the team has been part of.

If you'd like help designing and styling your wedding, corporate event or special celebration please get in touch today! I'd love to hear about your plans and share my ideas and experience with you.

If you don't know how to get started or have too many ideas, I would strongly recommend booking one of my Inspiration and Concept Sessions. After just one Zoom session and lots of questions to find out about your venue choice, likes and dislikes, I will be able to provide a cohesive design board which clearly communicates the look I've understood you want to achieve; a suggested colour palette and clear key words to help describe your vision.

It is great to help you cut through all the images and inspiration swimming around your help and keep you focused throughout your wedding planning as well as ensuring any suppliers you trust to help deliver your perfect wedding are all on the same page.

This service is priced at £175 at the time of writing.

To find out more or to book please email on

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