As soon as we saw this garden wedding editorial shoot at Recommended Venue, The Holford Estate, we knew we had to share it. This shoot transports you into a dreamscape of ethereal romance with a fusion of feminine love and modern, edgy style in the beautiful garden setting of The Holford Estate. The details in this shoot are what we fell in love with! From delicate floral arrangements and ornate tablescapes to the accessories on the bridal outfits. The planning and styling is incredible! Recommended Supplier, Wild Moon Stationery, created the gorgeous pink floral stationery and Recommended Supplier, Love Lights The Way, made the neon sign for the stunning flower wall backdrop.

Garden wedding at The Holford Estate with a pink flower wall and custom leather jackets

As the golden hour casts an enchanting glow, the atmosphere becomes imbued, capturing the essence of love's true form amidst nature's beauty. This is a celebration of seasonal British nature, pure love, artistry and intricacy

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The Holford Estate

The Holford Estate is a truly unique location because of its many beautiful, romantic areas that set the perfect tone for the concept behind this editorial shoot. The Holford Estate is a family-run farm steeped in history, with the Tudor-esque Holford Hall at the centre of the beautifully landscaped gardens, orchards, topiary-lined lawns, and Acer trees. There’s also the impressive, unique brick Barn and the clear span marquee flowing out onto the lawn overlooking the horse paddocks, which is ideal for capturing the gorgeous golden glow at sunset. Every wedding celebration held at this venue is treated and planned as if it were the family's own. We love that personal touch!

Garden Wedding Elopement

The inspiration for this shoot came from the late Summer colours of British plants and trees ahead of the transition into Autumn, with some subtle pops of colour remaining and deep autumnal hues creeping in. They worked with a rich yet soft, warm palette of terracottas, peaches and dark hues of chocolate to add a deeper, edgy vibe, which reflects the season. The overall earthy, warm tones are not only natural, beautiful and soft, but they feel in tune with the location and concept and look stunning when paired with taper candles and shimmering glassware. Metallics are one of our favourite decorative elements of the autumn season.

Nothing beats a golden hour photo in our eyes…it looks like the couple is literally glowing with love!

Collaborating with passionate, incredible female suppliers makes my heart so full. Each supplier has their own unique qualities and talents, which often go underestimated or undervalued, and it's important that they are recognised for this and their contribution to our phenomenal wedding industry.

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The styling for this day was mostly inspired by The Holford Estate and its beautiful gardens. But it is the sunset here that makes it an unforgettable venue and is what inspired this late summer shoot. Golden hour photos at weddings remain some of our favourites! Here is our guide to getting the best golden hour portraits based on advice from our Recommended Photographers! In our opinion, the bridal look wouldn’t be complete without killer accessories. These brides wore customised leather jackets to keep them warm in the transition season. Take a look at these 36 bridal leather jackets for some styling inspo!

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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Venue: The Holford Estate | Planning & Styling: Free Bird Weddings | Photography: Amy Louise Photography | Florist: Winter & The Willows | Decor & Hire: Florence & Vera Events, Options Greathire | Bridal Boutique: The Dressing Room Wigan | Wedding Dress: By Lillian West, Keca Bridal | Hair: Lisa Simms Bridal | Makeup: Chloe Tebbutt Makeup | Cake: Cheshire Wedding Cakes | Stationery: Wild Moon Stationery | Bridal Accessories: Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe | Jewellery: Nacre & Rock Jewellery | Leather Jackets: Niamh Designs | Neon Light: Love Lights The Way | Model Couple: Soph & Gabs

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