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Modern Elegance

An Elegant Country House Wedding In Somerset.


Welcome to another week of gorgeous wedding inspiration – we hope you’re feeling suitably refreshed after the weekend! How glorious is this Indian summer we appear to be having?!

So we begin with a visit to my favourite place – the West Country. Jackie and Lee married at the truly elegant Brympton House in Somerset. Their colour scheme was duck egg blue – which ALWAYS looks so, so pretty, and they filled their venue with blooms and candles. The result is lovely and definitely enough when you’re surrounded by countryside and the decor of a stately home…

Just wait until you see the wood panelling, period furniture and spectacular fireplaces!

I love that Jackie describes the location of Brympton as serene, because that is exactly what comes across in the images from How Photograpy. And there’s nothing wrong with a bit of serenity on Monday morning!!

Elegant Wedding At Brympton House In Somerset With A Duck Egg Blue Colour Scheme With Bride In Gown From Prima Moda And Groom In Suit From Moss With Images From How Photography 1


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Kissing You.


This morning’s wedding contains perhaps the largest wedding bouquet I have seen. Like EVER.

And it is blinking gorgeous to boot, much like bride Sam and her beautifully clad dusky blue maidens also clutching their own daisy bouquets.

David’s groomsmen don’t scrub up too badly either in their blue three-piece suits and beaming grins; I particularly love the fact that David has distinguished himself sartorially with a spotted tie. Oh I do love me a bit of polka dot action.

This dazzling pair also had an awesome wedding cake shaped like a tree trunk and emblazoned with their initials surrounded by a heart…just like proper old skool graffiti. Oh and there’s possibly the best group shot of all the men at the very end that I guarantee will make you want to recreate it for yourselves.

Take it away Sam.

A Rustic Wedding At Gaynes Park With A Jenny Packham 'Eden' Dress And Dusky Blue Bridesmaids Dresses With Foliage Bouquets By Philippa James Photography._0001


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Let’s Stay Together.


This morning’s wedding is like a breath of fresh air. Pretty pastels, a bright white airy venue, crisp apple green details, a gorgeous group of maids and one very beautiful Bride.

Emma was one very lucky Bride too – she got to wear two gowns. For the ceremony, she wore a demure lace Augusta Jones dress with sweet cap sleeves and a sweeping train.

Then for the evening, Emma switched to a sequinned Jenny Packham gown comfortable enough to dance the night away in.

And if you’ve never come across stunning venue Aynhoe Park before then you’re in for a treat. It’s definitely a wedding venue with a difference…a supremely elegant 17th Century Palladian house sitting in 250 acres of Capability Brown gardens and on the inside…well, I’m not sure you’ll find a unicorn, a floating giraffe and a polar in aviation goggles anywhere else!

Elegant Wedding At Aynhoe Park With A Pastel Colour Scheme And Bride In A Lace Cap Sleeved Augusta Jones Dress For The Ceremony And A Sequinned Jenny Packham Gown For The Reception And Bridesmaids In Pink Dresses From Ted Baker 1


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A Sparkling Send Off.


I love Emma and Rob’s big day. Everything is just so well put together.

From the flowers, to the stationery, the table decor to the cake, everything was coordinated to perfection. Honestly, the floral details will have you swooning.

On the day, mist and drizzle surrounded Lulworth Castle, but somehow this made it seem all the more magical…the glowing yellow and purple light coming out of this huge stone building makes it look like something truly special is happening inside…

Which it most definitely was – just wait until you see the decor in the disco room and read about the delicious menu Emma and Rob served to their guests.

Emma was one of those Brides lucky enough to find her gown instantly – in fact it was the very first one she tried on!! And I think she definitely made the right decision, Heidi by Sassi Holford suits her perfectly and is just right for a wedding in a castle.

Elegant Wedding At Lulworth Castle In Dorset With Bride In Heidi By Sassi Holford And Bridesmaids In Dessy With Accessories From Glitzy Secrets And Groom In Suit By Austin Reed With Images From Dorset Wedding Photographer Paul Underhill 1


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Glitz And Green In The Garden.


Now this folks, this is how you do a marquee-in-the-garden wedding. Laura and Will have, in my humble opinion, only gone and nailed the most perfect laidback garden wedding. There are lots of signs for cocktails (at last someone who loves the beverage as much as I do!), supersized balloons waving gaily from wooden fences, some epic ‘dance floor rules’ (lunges anyone?!), happy maids clutching white bouquets and one of the prettiest table plans I ever did see.

But perhaps my favourite part of the wedding, apart from the Choos and of course the loving is the table decor and marquee styling. It’s fresh, it’s green and by heck I’ve never seen anything like it before. There are ditsy, floral, mossy green napkins, cratefuls of blooms, oodles of sweet peas, blowsy hydrangeas and actual trees dispersed along the tables. It looks so modern yet so pretty at the same time and I adore it.

Laura and Will…I take my hat off to you.

A Contemporary And Modern Garden Marquee Wedding With A Green And White Colour Scheme And A Stephanie Allin Dress And Jimmy Choos With Photography By Dominique Bader._0001


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The Most Perfect G&T.


Nope. It’s not gin and tonics for us this morning but rather the delicious wedding of Georgie and Tim which is equally as refreshing and will make you just as giddy as if you’d consumed ten of the aforementioned beverages.

This morning’s wedding is a corker and I’m more than a little bit smug to be sharing it with you. If you’re a sucker for a bespoke cocktail bar then this one is for you. If you love romantic veils and beautiful couture wedding gowns then I can say hand on heart you’ll lust after this. And if you go weak at the knees over elegant bridesmaids in uber chic hot pink skirt and top combos then you better go and get yourself a chair.

And I haven’t even mentioned the awesome stationery or the chocolate and strawberry tiered cake or the bird emblazoned table plan nor the blossom at each guest’s table setting.

I’m telling you folks this big day is going to be pinned to within an INCH of its life.

An Elegant English Wedding At The Matara Centre In The Cotswolds With A Bespoke Jenny Lessin Wedding Skirt and Top And Hot Pink Bridesmaid Dresses And A Gin And Tonic Cocktail Bar By M&J Photography._0001


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I Can See A Rainbow.


If you are undecided on a colour scheme then why not have a bit of everything like Hannah and Nick? I’m a fan of mis-matched bridesmaids and this way all of your best girls can choose a shade to suit. Incorporating all the colours of the rainbow also means you can go to town with your bouquet and Hannah’s is particularly pretty.

I also enjoyed reading about the food aspect, as a guest I would definitely be impressed by spiced barbecued joints of lamb…..and the cake of course.

Now then, if I was to choose a shade for myself to wear I think it would be the coral. Or maybe the yellow? Hmm….perhaps the green?

Happy Tuesday lovelies.

A wedding at Newburgh Priory with a bride in a Paloma Blanca lace dress and bridesmaid in assorted multi-coloured dresses_0164


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Brazilian Revels At Fyvie Castle.


When I first clapped eyes on this wedding by Craig and Eva Sanders Photography, I can hand on heart say that my breath was momentarily taken away. Because it is beautiful and I just know that you will love it as much as I do.

For a start it takes place in a castle, under the pink blossom trees. You know folks sometimes fairytales really do come true. For that’s what this big day is…a real life fairytale that’s come to life with Tanita and Maurillio as its leading lady and man.

Maurillio plays his part of the dashing groom in his tartan kilt splendidly and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more beautiful bride than Tanita in her ruffled fishtail frock and crown of billy balls and succulents in her hair. You wouldn’t think it would work but it SO does.

Frankly this wedding looks like it was a blast and I wouldn’t mind a spot of jazz and cocktails myself right now.

Take it away Tanita.

A Super Glamorous Spring Scottish Wedding At Fyvie Castle With An Ian Stewart Ruffled Fishtail Dress and A Yellow Billy Ball Bouquet With Photography By Craig and Eva Sanders._0001


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Shook Me All Night Long.


I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bride and groom who smiles as much as Nikita and Jamie did on their big day; honestly their infectious grins are enough to make even the most miserable, rainy Mondays seem like Happy Hour on the beaches of Mauritius.

I know…pretty darn awesome right?!

But that’s not all that’s delicious in this big day. We have male sartorial inspiration by the bucketload (think lots of snazzy tweed) and Nikita’s gorgeous Ronald Joyce dress to gawp over. There’s also a rather unusual purple bouquet which we think you lot will very much like too; it has orchids nestled in it – something we’ve not seen on these pages for a while.

Oh and then there’s Nikita’s hair studded with the teeniest pins which make it look as if she’s got a constellation surrounding her pretty face.

I’m totally loving it.

A Rustic Wedding At Riverdale Barn In Aghagallon With A Ronald Joyce Lace Dress And A Purple Orchid Bouquet By Epic Love Photography._0001


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Flowers Galore For An Elegant, Relaxed & Romantic Affair.


I’m not sure where to begin with Rachel and Alex’s super stylish affair. There are just so many beautiful details and the whole day just looks so elegant and well styled but still very relaxed.

The best place to start is probably with Rachel’s divine Catherine Deane gown. The boned bodice creates such a beautiful shape and I’ll forever love the delicate fall of silk-chiffon. The Bridesmaids dresses are so pretty too – the perfect shade of pinky nude to add some femininity to the day without being too girly.

I think we’ll move on to the flowers next – wonderfully oversized, rustic bouquets, single stems in quirky metallic and glass vases and then there’s that hanging flower box…

Not to mention the art deco style wooden table numbers, the rustic stationery in grey, duck egg blue and gold, the mirrored table plan, the dapper Groom and Groomsmen in navy…it’s all just so stylish.

Not only is the wedding easy on the eye, but the atmosphere looks incredible too, from the champagne popping moment during the ceremony, to the marquee filled with dancing bodies at the end of the evening, this is a truly special wedding.

Beautifully Styled Elegant Yet Relaxed Marquee Wedding In Nottinghamshire With Bride In Nanette By Catherine Deane And Groom In Navy Suit By Reiss With A Floral Arch And Flower Box Created By Floraldeco 1


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