Wedding Insiders – Styling your wedding your way

When you are planning a wedding, the styling inspiration is everywhere. It can be both exciting and overwhelming to look through magazines and Pinterest with so many great ideas out there. How do you choose which elements work best? What style really suits you? And how do you bring it all together? Expert stylist and floral designer Mary from Marielle Studio shares her top tips with us for making sure your wedding styling is unique and memorable (for all the right reasons).

It’s YOUR day

Mary said that one of the main pieces of advice she gives her couples is that it is okay to not take every single person’s advice and suggestions on how their day should be!

“As soon as you are engaged everyone will have an opinion about what you and your partner should do,” she said, ” but you don’t have to do it all!”

She suggests simply saying “thanks, we will look into that idea”  to keep the peace with well meaning friends and family. Some suggestions you may look into, others you may not – it is up to you and your partner at the end of the day.


Let your wedding be as unique as you

Think about what is most important to you as a couple in your everyday life. Maybe it is a love of food or bespoke cocktails, or maybe music is really important to you – whatever it is  don’t compromise on that element when it comes to the wedding (if possible).

“Realistically, you can do whatever you want for your wedding,” Mary said, “Personally I had black roses as part of my bouquet and my husband and I danced to a Blink 182 song as our first dance. Your wedding guests are there to celebrate you and your love – your guests love you so they will love all of the unique elements that you bring to your wedding!”

Think outside the box

Try to incorporate something fun that reflects you and your partner. From ice cream trucks to temporary tattoos or caricatures, there is always a different and unique idea you can do to make your wedding stand out and keep your guests entertained!


Have fun with florals

We asked Mary what is trending in the world of wedding florals at the moment. She said it is great to see that couples are making bold choices with both styling and florals.

“Texture, texture, texture!”  she said, “Long gone are the days of one type of flower and simple round arrangements. This year we have seen a lot of greenery and I think we will continue to see that for the next wedding season but with a twist. I expect to see people mixing up the shades of green used, rather than just sticking to one type and I think we will see lots of colour blocking with flowers.”

Work with great suppliers

By picking your wedding suppliers and designers carefully, you can be confident that your vision for your day will be brought to life seamlessly and that you have expert guidance along the way. You need suppliers who understand the importance of every little detail, have creativity, good communication and experience.

Coming to Wedding Upmarket is a great way to be connected with leading suppliers who have already been handpicked – our next event is 26 August from 10am-3pm at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall.

Mary recently coordinated the stunning styled shoot at Lamont’s Bishop House, featuring some of Wedding Upmarket’s talented exhibitors.

“Teaming up with other Wedding Upmarket vendors is always a pleasure,” she said, ” We are so lucky to have such a high calibre of creatives in Perth that love to collaborate and work together.”


Photography LoveHer Photography

Styling + Florals + Stationery Marielle Studio

Furniture Hire Hire in Style WA

Venue Lamont’s Bishops House

Gowns Elvi Design

Hair + Makeup Tamara’s Hair and Beauty

Jewellery Bianko

Cake + Sweets Posh Little Cakes

Headpiece Holly Barker Millinery

Model 11th Hour Styling — Eboney Burnside

Model 11th Hour Styling — Jake Baker

Model Katie A