Showing posts with label Stately Home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stately Home. Show all posts

Wednesday 23 September 2015

A Pretty Shabby-Chic Wedding with a Mint-Green Cake!

You'll easily spot my favourite detail in this lovely pastel-themed wedding. It's the mint green wedding cake! I love everything about it - from the ruffled icing {very this season}, to the shabby chic lace bow, and the pretty mini-bunting topper. It's perfect! There's plenty more stealworthy wedding details - you'll want to copy Heather's bridal style, her Pronovias wedding dress, unstructured bouquet and DIY'd limoncello wedding favours. I'm also a big fan of their twine-wrapped jam jar vases. Fabulous pictures by Jack from Firsthand Photography. If you missed Part 1 of this wedding click here!

Tuesday 22 September 2015

A Pastel-Themed Stately Home Wedding with a Pronovias Gown

Take one Princess-style gown, sprinkle it with confetti, and add an elegant chignon, and you've got the recipe for a beautiful bride. Everything about this lovely shabby-chic wedding is romantic, from the white vintage car, to the incredible stately home venue, and the mint-green wedding cake. I've fallen head-over-hells for Heather's stunning Pronovias wedding dress - you'll want to add it to your must-try list. And her bridesmaids' strapless Coast dresses were a great buy! Enjoy these Getting Ready and Ceremony pictures by Firsthand Photography - look out for the inspiring Reception shots in Part 2, later today.

We celebrated our wedding at St Edmund's Church at Holme Pierrepont, with our reception next door at Holme Pierrepont Hall.

Saturday 12 July 2014

An Outdoor DIY Wedding with a Cream Tea Reception

Any bride looking to keep her wedding within a sensible budget is going to L-O-V-E this inspirational big day. Kelly and Gavin flashed their cash where it mattered - i.e. venue and wedding photographer, but kept everything else wallet friendly, by searching for bargains and DIY-ing many of their wedding details. You'll love their handmade stationery, bunting, decorations and hand-picked wedding flowers. And I'm slightly obsessed with their chocolate wedding cake, with its personalised bunting. More fabulous details on how Kelly and Gavin saved money on their wedding outfits in Part 1 - in the meantime, enjoy these stunning shots by Linus Moran Photography.

My husband got down on one knee in Venice to pop the question. Two years to the day, we tied the knot at Kingston Maurward stately home, in Dorset, on March the 16th 2014.

After seeing several different venues Kingston Maurward ticked all the boxes, with the chance of an outdoor wedding I've always dreamed of having. Both being artistic, we enjoyed making as many things as possible. 

Friday 11 July 2014

An Outdoor DIY Wedding with a Cream Tea Reception

Back in my teenage years, we used to go to these amazing parties at Kingston Maurward in Dorset. I have fond memories of the incredible stately rooms, and stunning grounds, including a tranquil lake and arboretum. So it was a wonderful blast from the past to receive Linus Moran's stunning photographs of Kelly and Gavin's wedding. The happy couple chose Kingston Maurward as their wedding venue, and despite getting married in March, managed to have an amazing outdoor ceremony, in the bright spring sunshine. Just goes to show you should always think positive about the weather! Kelly and Gavin love a bargain, and were keen to DIY as many of their wedding details as possible. You'll love their wedding flowers, sweet trees, table stationery, and all their pretty decoration details, including pompoms and bunting. What's more, Kelly's Benjamin Roberts wedding gown only cost £250. Find out more in her answers to the Before the Big Day Bride's Questionnaire, and enjoy Linus Moran's fantastic wedding photographs....more to come from their reception later today.

My husband got down on one knee in Venice to pop the question. Two years to the day, we tied the knot at Kingston Maurward stately home, in Dorset, on March the 16th 2014.

My wedding dress was from Preloved, a Benjamin Roberts wedding dress that should have been £1700, selling for £250. I fell in love with it, and it fitted like a glove. I love a bargain!

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Real English Countryside Summer Wedding: Katy & Neil

Brides looking for stylish wedding inspiration, should look no further than this gorgeous Surrey summer wedding. I've fallen for the elegant monochrome colour palette, the bride Katy's birdcage veil and the bridemaids' super-chic wedding dresses. It's an English countryside wedding with a dash of sophistication, and from a wedding style point of view, it really works. Other food-focused details to copy include the French macaroons {my favourite are from Laudurée} and the multi-tiered strawberry Victoria sponge cake -the very essence of Englishness. Huge thanks to Patrick from Butler Madden Weddings for his gorgeous pictures.

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Monday 22 April 2013

Real Quintessentially English Wedding: Claire & Phil

They say never work with animals or children, but weddings have to be the exception. There's nothing better than a crowd of cute little bridesmaids and pageboys, and a dog wearing a bow-tie. Anyone else find dogs in accessories amusing? {....just me then...}. Claire and Phil celebrated their day in elegant style, in a wedding that features a gorgeous strapless Sassi Holford wedding dress, pretty soft pink roses, and the dog from their local pub! I'm also loving the boys' smart morning suits and red cravats, plus a very beautiful vintage car. Most of all I'm loving how happy Claire and Phil look during their church service. Brides and grooms often look a bit scared and serious during their marriage ceremony because they're out of their comfort zone. Try to remember everyone's there for you, and it's your day - don't let the gravitas take over! Stunning pictures published with thanks to the very talented Binky Nixon.

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Wednesday 12 December 2012

Real Elegant Pastel Wedding: Keiron and Isil

This is one of those stunning and inspirational weddings, that reminded me of the importance of an incredible wedding venue. While marquee weddings enable you to stamp your own personality, they can end up being super-expensive, because you have to buy in all the wedding decorations. But if you host your big day in a dramatic wedding venue, then you can save a fortune, and just let the castle do the talking! Keiron and Isil chose Strawberry Hill House in Twickenham, for their wedding day, and I've fallen for its stunning, rich red interior and fairy-tale exterior. Add in Keiron's stunning strapless gown, the gold brocade wedding cake, and the dramatic rose flower displays, and you've got a truly elegant wedding with a real luxury feel. Beautiful pictures published with thanks to Alexis Jaworski.

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