Lauren & Sam’s wedding at Recommended Venue, Elmley Nature Reserve, was decorated with colourful wildflowers by Recommended Supplier, Moody Blooms. The couple had the opportunity to spend three days at the venue, which allowed them to spend quality time with loved ones before and after the big day. This way, the wedding really felt like an event, rather than a one-day whimsical whirlwind. Lauren & Sam loved having their dog, Bertie, with them as ring bearer! He is a huge part of our lives and we couldn't have gotten married without him and he looked rather dashing in all the photos captured by Recommended Supplier, Olegs & Rita Photography. Responsible for the pastel decor and hire were Recommended Supplier, Black Saucers.

Elmley Nature Reserve wedding with colourful pastel wildflowers

Planning a wedding can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. Our advice would be to tackle it in manageable chunks that suit you - Rome wasn't built in a day! Invest in the suppliers that matter to you and don't panic book without doing your research. They make a huge impact on the planning process and how your day runs. Do not be afraid to ask for help! Utilise your friends and family - they may have different skills or ideas to make your day bespoke and unique.

Lauren & Sam

Wedding with Wildflowers 

Lauren & Sam wanted their wedding to have a vibe that was a reflection of them, their interests and personalities. Their shared love of nature was a driving- force behind choosing the venue, with florals as the focal point of styling. The pastel blooms meant the rest of the decor was earthy with greens, amber and pinks. Sustainability-focused, Lauren & Sam ensured the blooms were reusable, moving them from ceremony to barn, bud vases for guests and pressing them post-wedding. Aisle flowers made perfect floor meadows at the end of each guest table and the ceremony meadows lined the front of the top table. Recommended Supplier, Moody Blooms, gave Lauren & Sam advice on how to press flowers from their arrangements to enjoy for years to come. Here’s what this fabulous florist has to say about wedding flowers. 


Flowers are an investment and really do transform any venue so it’s lovely to consider how you can preserve them ahead of the big day. Working closely with clients to meet and talk regularly ensured confidence in the planning process and enabled a fluid design aesthetic and wonderful working relationship throughout. Calls, meeting at the venue and spending time with Lauren at a wreath-making class before the wedding was an ideal opportunity to get to know a little about Lauren and Samuel in a relaxed manner. As a florist, I will treasure experiences like this. 

Moody Blooms

Epic drip wedding cake with pet dog wearing a grey waistcoat outfit

We found our wedding suppliers through a combination of looking at various Instagram accounts and Rock My Wedding's Recommended Supplier list. 

Lauren & Sam

Blown away by Elmley Nature Reserve? We have plenty of stunning country house wedding venues for you to browse that match this incredible venue in luxury and style. That drip wedding cake is so aesthetically pleasing. Those drips are perfectly placed! We’ve got you covered for everything here at Rock My Wedding, so if you want more iced wedding cake inspiration you can head straight there. 


Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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Venue: Elmley Nature Reserve | Photography: Olegs & Rita Photography | Entertainment: Folk Junkies | Florist: Moody Blooms | Food: Urban Pantry | Cake: Belle's Bakery | Hair: Mrs P's Hair | Makeup: Jessica Hawkins Makeup | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Bridal Boutique: Isabella Grace | Bridesmaid Dresses: Pretty Lavish | Wedding Bands: Eric Ross Jewellers | Headband: Vivi Embellish Bridal | Necklace: Cartier | Watch: Tag Heuer Carrera | Groom's Suit: Moss | Shoes: Charlotte Mills | Decor & Hire: Black Saucers

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