Pretty pinks, dahlias in bloom, roses and fresh lavender. Sounds perfect, right? Now add to that the lightness of a champagne tulle gown and typical English grandeur and you’re getting close to today’s featured peach wedding shoot.
Usually weddings are all about making things bigger and going as large as you possibly can but this year has been a bit of a reset on that. We’ve all gone back to basics in some way or another and weddings have been no exception. Smaller guest lists, smaller ceremonies and, in a lot of cases, smaller budgets. That’s why wedding planner Sophie, of UNVEILED Network Member Ssence Weddings in North Yorkshire, and her team of fellow suppliers (many of whom are fellow Network members too!) have decided to celebrate the intimate ceremony and the understated affair.
With a soft and romantic palette of dusky pale pink and pretty peach, today’s contributors have pulled off a quintessentially British country garden style and we’re all about it. The custom made champagne tulle and lace bridal gown is divine, there’s a real phone box as a prop(!) and all of the divine little edible touches are just the sugar on top of what is a beautifully executed shoot. Read on for all the details you’ll need to know to create your own English country garden day.
The team say: With more intimate weddings becoming the norm we knew we wanted to create a gorgeous wedding inspiration in a small space. We wanted to evoke the feel of an intimate English country house, with colours inspired by cottage garden roses and peonies. As with all the shoots we curate, we kept the direction to a minimum to allow the fantastic creatives we had on board to shine and do what they do best.
Laskill has been on our radar for a little while, and after visiting and speaking to Mandy we knew that it would be the perfect spot for a Country Garden themed shoot.
Everything was kept to soft and subtle peaches and pinks. Rachel, the florist, grows her own blooms and brought a stunning array of dahlias and roses with lots of gorgeous greenery and the most amazing smelling lavender. The floral theme was carried through to the cake by Buttercup Cakes, which was covered in delicate flowers and looked far too good to eat! It was all topped off by Emma from Ambience, her stunning place settings using tiny biscuits and the elegant stationery from Walter & Winnie really brought everything together.
Our groom, Harry, wore his own navy suit, with coordinating pink tie and pink turban. For our lovely bride Harpreet, Wendie from Perfect Fit Bridal Couture designed and created a custom gown. It was a gorgeous mix of champagne tulle and lace, that went so well with the floral veil from Rebecca Anne Designs.
Natalie Willingham had full control of hair and makeup and she did a stunning job! As an expert in creating natural makeup looks, she really excelled. Natalie created a relaxed braided style that worked perfectly with the Garter & Veil botanical hair pieces.
It poured down the morning of the shoot, and we battled rain showers all day. But everyone worked so well together, and really brought their A-game. It was lovely to meet other wedding creatives again (many of whom are UNVEILED Network Members!), chat about 2020 and plans for the future. Our aim was to showcase this gorgeous countryside venue, and these amazing creatives, and we think we achieved that!