The coach house at Thurning Hall has been lovingly restored to its former glory lending itself perfectly to this rustic-luxe wedding inspiration planned and captured by Recommended suppliers Emily Andrew Events and Salsabil Morrison. Delicate flower installations and arrangements in warm peach and white decorate the venue as well as taper candles and sustainable stationery. There's also a stone effect wedding cake mirroring the interior of the coach house and an elegant black-tie dress code. Because, trust us, a black-tie dress code looks great in every setting.

Sustainable charm Thurning Hall wedding inspiration with a vintage lace dress

The vision for this shoot was to showcase how the sustainability trend in weddings can work within a heritage context.

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With sustainability being such an important wedding trend, we wanted to combine this in the context of a historic setting. Wanting to highlight the authenticity of The Coach House at Thurning Hall became the brief for the shoot with its Georgian appearance. Each supplier found inspiration from the surroundings. Whether it was the colours of the Georgian brickwork, the textured lime wash walls or the antique features.


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Now fit for its primary purpose, The Coach House on the grounds of Thurning Hall still has all of the original features visible. From the fireplaces, where stables boys would have warmed their hands, to the hay racks and water troughs which kept the horses replenished. The Coach House has an old-world charm from a bygone era. Its authenticity shines through and is a perfect addition to the already established wedding business of Thurning Hall.

Exposed bricks, floral installations and taper candles are the ultimate in fine dining. What's not to like?

Bridal couturier, Katrine Mogensen created two dresses. The first dress is a slim-fit dress with cut-out vintage lace shoulders and a detachable train. Choosing to enhance the eyes, the makeup artist used a product that would give that "glow from within" look. We left the model's oh-so-natural look by leaving her long locks to loosely hang. The second look was a creamy-coloured vintage-style dress, featuring a demure high-neck and long sleeves in delicate lace, which is very reminiscent of an old Victorian-style gown. It perfectly complimented the vintage jewellery, Swarovski pearl and crystal-adorned headpiece.

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Rock My Wedding Recommended supplier, Silk & Ink created a stationery suite in fabric. We also had a menu and invitation printed in terracotta on sustainable material with antique details. Rock My Wedding Recommended stationer, Laurel House Design made a stunning welcome sign, with colours layered together to create a subtle but beautiful stone effect finish, echoing the building. Our florist carefully created foam-free floral arrangements, most of which she had personally grown locally. The stunning two-tiered wedding cake had been carefully designed with a stone effect inspired by the Coach House. The look became softer by adorning the cake with sugar blooms and trailing foliage.

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This Thurning Hall wedding inspiration proves that just because you're getting married at a rustic wedding venue, it doesn't mean you have to incorporate rustic wedding decor. In fact, rustic luxe weddings are very much a thing. Just look at this Iscoyd Park Coachhouse inspiration for more ideas and inspiration.

Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

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Planner and Stylist: Emily Andrew Events | Photographer: Salsabil Morrison Photography | Venue: Thurning Hall | Florist: Natasha Vass Floristry | Stationery : Silk & Ink Designs | Signage: Laurel House Designs | Dress Designer: Katrine Mogensen | Hair & Makeup: Ashley Kay | Tableware: CMA Hire | Cake: The Little Sugar Rose | Jewellery and Accessories: The Lucky 6 Pence | Shoot Assistant: Cathryn Emma Weddings | Models: Nakita, Jordan

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