This marvellous wedding shoot at Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons is like stepping into a still-life painting. Considering the styling for the shoot was inspired by still-life art, this makes sense. Celebrating the affluence of the season, Recommended supplier Terre et Lune Cake Design envisioned seasonal fruits, watercolours and foraged foliage. And let us tell you - that vision came to life beautifully. We can't forget one of the most incredible cakes we've ever seen, either - in the form of a gold vase! Recommended supplier Nicola Dawson Photography captured the luxe and intimacy perfectly, with each photo looking like a different painting. Recommended supplier Fox Films also captured the energy superbly, going from a painting to a moving work of art in seconds.
Sustainable, stylish and simply stunning wedding shoot at Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons
Our shoot is set within the beautiful Victorian glasshouse at Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons, amongst the bountiful fruit and vegetable gardens of this Michelin-starred venue. Nestled within the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, this incredible venue celebrates the gastronomy of its Chef Patron, Raymond Blanc OBE, using the finest ingredients, all grown on its own grounds. The 15th-century manor is the epitome of luxury; an elegant countryside retreat with all the feels of Provence.
Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons
This shoot was inspired by the still-life art of the Dutch Masters. Our wedding celebrates the abundance of the season. It also echoes the eco-friendly ethos of Chef Patron by using organic and seasonal produce. Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons was the most ideal backdrop we could have ever asked for. Seasonal fruits can be found throughout the styling. Fresh figs, golden apples, amber plums and pears and ruby grapes tumble across the table, and feature throughout the hand-painted watercolour stationery and fabrics. The florals feature English-grown flowers. Large jewel-coloured chrysanthemums nestle within foraged foliage. As if they've grown out of the ground! And that incredible cake, that resembled an aged gold vase, filled with handmade wafer paper florals.
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Sustainability extends to the bride's modern-day and evening looks. Made from organic and vegan materials, they are both luxury pieces. The designer has redefined the luxury market with her innovative sustainable ethos. She was also among the first to introduce sustainability to the bridal industry. The bride's modern look is complemented by elegant Hollywood waves and understated make-up. The groom goes classic with a black tuxedo, swapping his bow tie for a hand-painted silk cravat and handkerchief for the evening. The bride's jewel earrings subtly complement the look.
Whether you're an art fan or not, everyone can take some inspiration from this outstanding wedding. The tablescape at Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons is staggeringly gorgeous, The tapered candles are incredibly stylish, and the seasonal fruits tie everything together to create such an inviting energy. If you want the same on your big day, our roundup of the ten best table plan ideas is for you. We can't leave without mentioning that cake one more time. So here goes - that CAKE though! A work of art, truly. Fancy some fancy cake design on your big day? Then we've got just the thing. Our article on the best-iced wedding cakes is sure to be of assistance.