Bridesmaid Inspiration at Swanton Morley House & Gardens

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Image by Swanton Morley Studios.

I really love today’s feature… Not only because we get to look at some pretty sweet bridesmaid inspo and dream of balmy days, but also because we get to go on a little tour of the glorious gardens at Swanton Morley House in Norfolk. From forest to meadows this venue has it all, so if you’re currently coveting an outdoor wedding then this is probably for you. Plus you get to see how to dress your best girls to boot.

Enjoy!

Notes from Swanton Morley

Caroline:

On a very hot July day last year, we welcomed Holly from Willow & Pearl who designs and makes stunning multi-way bridesmaids and flower girl dresses. The shoot was planned to celebrate the launch of Willow & Pearl’s new colour ranges which included Periwinkle, Blush, Sage, Heather and Wisteria and whilst these colours looked stunning together Holly and her stylist Kate (By Kate Elizabeth) decided to create four different sets to showcase the new colours whilst making use of different areas of our gardens and grounds.

The team also included Penny from Crown House Flowers who created some rather special florals for each shoot, and Lanoi Hansakda and Jeahan Tuddenham who provided stunning hair styling and make-up for our gorgeous models Emma, Liz, Hollie, Sophie and Lanoi.

Provence

The first shoot entitled “Provence” featured Willow & Pearl’s beautiful Periwinkle Pearl gowns which are a lovely soft blue and looked gorgeous against all the lavender which was in full bloom in our gardens. We also had a bride, Emma, for this shoot who wore her own elegant wedding dress from her actual wedding which was just the week before!

Penny created a beautiful bridal bouquet and bridesmaids posies which included lavender, rosemary and poppy seed heads. The elegant look was completed with lavender fizz and delightful afternoon tea treats.

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Ria & David’s Swanton Morley Wedding

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Images by Jason Mark Harris Wedding Photography.

When the bride-to-be is an interior designer, you know that her wedding is going to be super stylish… Well Ria and David’s wedding certainly didn’t disappoint and we were delighted to see they hosted their wedding reception at the gorgeous Swanton Morley House & Gardens last September.

If you’ve not yet met this wedding venue the you simply must take a look; Swanton Morley House is located in the heart of the Norfolk countryside and the venue itself is set within 10 acres of beautiful gardens, woodland and meadow.

Ria and David chose Jason Mark Harris Wedding Photography to capture their special day and we’re so pleased to spot some our fave suppliers including The Little Lending Co. and Hélène Millot amongst the talented team.

Notes from the Venue

Caroline:

Ria started her day with her bridal party at the very chic St Giles Boutique Bed & Breakfast in Norwich and we absolutely love the image showing the moment Ria’s Dad first saw his daughter in her elegant lace wedding gown.

Ria and David’s wedding ceremony was held at St Margaret’s Church in Old Catton, Norwich and whilst the skies were cloudy everybody was delighted that the rain held off so that the guests could still enjoy some confetti throwing at the end of the service.

The rain did eventually start upon David and Ria’s arrival at Swanton Morley House & Gardens but this did not deter them from getting some lovely shots on our tree lined drive and in the woodland whilst guests enjoyed drinks and canapés

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Run Away with Godwick Hall

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Images by Darina Stoda Photography.

We’re kicking off this, the last Monday of January, with a dash of romance thanks to Penny from The Little Lending Co. Penny pulled together a team of creative faves for this lovely elopement shoot that centres around Godwick Hall, the house at Godwick Great Barn in Norfolk.

The romance dial is turned up a notch as the models in this shoot are actually a newlywed couple – Joel & Aimee. These gorgeous folks also just happen to be the owners of Godwick and we quite frankly love them.

So grab that coffee, settle in and enjoy… You might just want to run away with Godwick Hall.

Notes from The Little Lending Co.

Penny:

This elopement shoot was designed with the beautiful backdrop of Godwick Hall in mind, which is a stunning Georgian hall that has been tastefully refurbished to combine classical elegance with modern luxury and style. Godwick Hall is a licensed wedding venue for up to 30 people that specialises in small and intimate weddings from 2 – 30 people. If you’re hoping to head somewhere exclusive and secret to say your vows Godwick may just be for you.

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The Garden at Narborough Hall

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Images by Jade Sayers | Film by ROOST Film Co.

Narborough Hall, set in the valley of the river Nar in Norfolk, is a comfortable, welcoming and romantic Wedding Venue with a beautiful and sensuous garden.

With a long tradition of Country House hospitality Narborough Hall and has emerged as a glamorous organic haven. It has everything you need for a perfect country wedding, a beautiful English garden, great food and service, a comfortable and elegant house, and a caring, imaginative and professional staff.

Those of you who’ve been reading this blog for a while will know just how smitten I am with this particular venue, read on and you will be too.

Notes from Narborough Hall Gardens

‘a green thought in a green shade…’

The beautiful June styled styled shoot is inspired by the 17th Century poem ‘The Garden’ by Andrew Marvell.

The poem describes a nymph taking a sensual walk through an abundant garden filled with birdsong, flowers and shady mossy walks. Set in an ancient watery landscape with gentle streams, misty lake, woods and parkland, Narborough Hall has exactly the right atmosphere and sense of place for this shoot. The garden is organic and sensual and its plants are either edible, scented or therapeutic.

It is a space with secrets, an abundance of fruit, flowers and lush greenery.

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The Most Unusual Wedding Fair

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Images by DS Photography.

It’s almost that time of year again…

The Most Unusual Wedding Fair is without doubt one of the most stylish entries in our Event Diary. Hosted by Godwick Great Barn, in partnership with a team of fabulous wedding suppliers, this Wedding Fair is the perfect setting to inspire and delight those rustic-boho brides amongst you.

Penny from The Little Lending Co. is here with all the details…

Notes from Godwick Great Barn

Penny:

The Most Unusual Wedding Fair returns to Godwick Great Barn on Sunday 6th November 2016.

If you are looking for a Rustic, Whimsical, Vintage, Boho and Festival styled wedding then this is definitely a fair for you.

This year there’s an even greater selection of outside street food trucks and drink stands, so come and enjoy the atmosphere and take in the Wild Bohemia-themed outside styled ceremony area. We’ll also have a brand new ‘interactive table’ where suppliers will give tips and information about the latest trends in floristry and wedding design plus a live hair and make-up demonstration to inspire you.

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