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.
Notes from Swanton Morley
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.
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.
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
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
Images by Tori Hancock.
Emily Richardson Jewellery is a luxury British brand creating unique modern design with an effortless sense of style… This coupled with the fact that her latest campaign was shot at one of our beautiful wedding venues meant I of course had to share!
Notes about Emily Richardson Jewellery
Emily draws her inspiration from dramatic icons, fantastical film and literature, theatre and the arts.
Emily has a passion for creating timeless sophisticated treasures. She likes simplicity fused with ultimate attention to unique details. She endeavours to blend creative expression with versatile wearable design, evoking a personal connection with the jewellery’s beauty as well as its narrative.
Before I got married, my idea of a floral display was sticking some supermarket-bought lilies in a vase and thinking I was oh-so-chic. I cringe a little at this thought. However, it was during my wedding planning that suddenly my floral heart was set alight and boy have I made up for it since!
My own summer wedding bouquet was a wild and frothy affair and my house is now scattered with bud vases galore and the odd statement seasonal display.
Now, when styling shoots, one of the most exciting parts for me is working with the florist and many of our beautiful wedding venues have talented in-house florists, just like Swanton Morley. Located in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, this venue is set within 10 acres of beautiful gardens, woodland and meadow.
The gardens change greatly with the seasons, but to celebrate the recent British Flowers Week the team are showcasing a riot of summer colour in this pretty June Wedding Flowers inspiration piece!
Notes from Swanton Morley House & Gardens
We were delighted this month to be joining in with British Flower Week, a nationwide campaign organised by New Covent Garden Market to support and promote British flowers and foliage. So, for this months look at British flowers for weddings in June we thought we would do something extra special to celebrate this great event!
As the rhododendrons in our woodland garden are still looking magnificent, together with our in-house florist Penny we decided to use this area as our backdrop. These flowers were used to create an elegant vase arrangement in our circle garden. We finished the look with scrumptious blueberry cakes, meringues and a glass of fizz – perfect for an afternoon tea wedding celebration on a warm day in June!
Images courtesy of Swanton Morley Studios.
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.
The gardens which change greatly with the seasons and turn from the calm silhouette of winter, to the freshness of spring, to the riot of summer colour and then to rich and warm autumnal tones are sure to make each wedding special and memorable to everyone involved.