Quaint English Summertime Wedding Ideas
Who hasn't dreamt of running through the English countryside and picking flowers whilst your loved one reads poetry to you?! Just me? Ok then... This beautifully dreamy wedding inspiration from Liz Baker Photography, The English Florist and Apple & Bramble Events is full of table details, sumptuous bouquet ideas, and the most perfect English Manor House venue as a backdrop. Immerse yourself in this English love story....
From Liz Baker Photography: "These images evoke the quintessential English spring/summer garden wedding. Keeping the style classic and elegant but with lots of thoughtful and modern elements from a range of UK-based creatives, we set out to show how England deserves the consideration of any couple planning a destination wedding in Europe. Literally bursting at the seams with stunning heritage - the English estate wedding venue is exemplified here by Mapperton in Dorset. Home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich (yes, the descendants of the very same who made our lunchtime staple fashionable!) the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries meet each other at every turn. These different ages combine to create an unexpected and richer harmony. Mapperton Estate offers brides and grooms an Elizabethan Manor, a whitewashed coach house, an Orangery, formal and internationally-renowned gardens, pergola, immaculate cottage for bridal prep…. and heaven in May for wisteria-lovers! Liz Baker’s distinctive film photography proved the perfect medium with which to capture this real-life couple demonstrating their authentic, enduring love for one another - creating imagery timeless and beautiful enough to last a lifetime. Flowers & foliage formed the lynchpin of the decor, as it rightly should in this green and pleasant land. The English Florist placed a strikingly beautiful wrought iron gazebo on the main lawn with an asymmetric riot of hedgerow flora and fauna appearing to grow up from out of the ground. The astonishingly beautiful bouquet, thick with lush peonies, garden roses and ranunculus, proved the contemporary adage - go big or go home! Nailing the gentle clash of yellow and pink, the bouquet also featured a delicate splash of lilac (something blue!) and the sweetest tendrils of clematis and rosemary. The Westcountry’s strong apple-growing and cider-distilling heritage was referenced with a long table set up in the orchard by Apple & Bramble Events. Whilst the ducks and hens foraged freely in the background, the table was simply dressed with sky-scraper vases of foliage. A further elegant table was set up in the coach house, where the apple-green theme continued with hand-painted chargers, beaded glass plates and a hand-dyed silk runner. The feature here is the high-rise florals on white stands so slender that the flowers appear to be suspended above the table. Delicate glass votives with anemones, hellebores and ranunculus mingle with blush and ivory tapers in mixed glass candlesticks for a simple, elegant display. Naomi Neoh London supplied her handmade dresses “Ella”, a ruched silk off-the-shoulder gown reminiscent of something worn by Grace Kelly, and “Aria”, an all-over lace shift with deep V-back. Award-winning makeup and hair expert Tracy Pallari was on hand to deliver two flawless looks, finished off with a beautiful blush silk veil from Sash and Veil. As the fashion editorial style of photography moves into weddings we chose to demonstrate how it can be both flattering and fun to create fashion portraits, and our bride was astonished and delighted by these images. Handwritten stationery was designed by one of the very best calligraphers in the UK. By Moon and Tide created the most delicate place names in the palest blush ink on handmade paper, along with a Vegan menu to bring sustainable and humane dining to the wedding scene. Julia Thompson’s engagement and wedding rings are notable as another way our couple expressed their ethics. Fashioned by hand in England the bride wears a stack of three comprising of two Fairtrade gold dual nest rings either side of a clear quartz nest ring in recycled silver, and the groom a fair-trade gold band engraved with a leaf design. Holly Miller’s tall tiered cake introduces another modern element, featuring a number of gold geometric designs over a ruffled base, and with its fresh botanical topper it looked at home in the Orangery entrance."
Photographer: Liz Baker Photography | Film Lab: Canadian Film Lab | Floral Designer: The English Florist | Dress Designer: Naomi Neoh London | Rentals: Apple & Bramble Events | Accessories: Julia Thompson Jewellery | Venue: Mapperton Weddings | Cake Designer: Cake Design by Holly Miller | Hair & Make-up Artist: Tracy Pallari | Hair accessories: Bluebell Bridal | Paper goods: By Moon & Tide | Silks: C Fleurs Design | Veil: Sash & Veil