Fifty Shades of Ultra Violet. The Lavender Land in Norfolk. Photo by Jane at Bigphatphotos. Venue at Norfolk Lavender near Heacham.
To brigthen up this dull Monday morning we are sharing this gorgeous Ultra Violet Inspired photoshoot in Norfolk. Despite a small feature in our magazine last autumn, this styed shoot deserves whole post to itself.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that Ultra Violet has been announced to be the colour fo the 2018 by Pantone and it has been EVERYWHERE this year. Particularly in the wedding scene. It featured in so many shades of it ( please DO NOT confuse it with Cadbury’s Purple, that is NOT it!). And although purple itself was not the most popular choice amoungst the couples ( btw, I still blame the Cadbury’s Purple phenomenon for this!) the variety of shades and colour combos that were introduced this year is quite vast! My personal favourite is holographic colour, which, while not drectly linked to the Pantone’s Ultra Violet, has kind of risen from it as a cool alternatve. I will expand on this in another post, perhaps.
A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.
Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.
The depth of PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets.
Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The colour is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world.
The Lavender Land in Norfolk
Norfolk Lavender, at Heacham, with its mood-romantic colour scheme, creates a jaw-dropping backdrop for a wedding, and on this occasion – the colourful styled shoot. Jane of Bigphatphotos, and Emma from Buns of Fun Bakery, had been longing to let their imaginations run riot at Norfolk Lavender and the creativity flowed as they put a mood board together.
Jane worked with a handful of locall weddng suppliers she had come to trust over the years, and even the weather proved kind on the big day. This styled shoot has an alternative spin to it and it has a bot of a rock & roll / punk vibe, so those of you who are looking for bursts of colour and personality will enjoy this.
Which look is youf favourite and do you think you would consider levander or purple colour for your wedding day?
Annabel Sadd, Lauren Reeve and Lydia Cooper
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