A Coombe Trenchard English Garden Party

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Images by McKenzie Brown.

Coombe Trenchard, cradled within Dartmoor’s epic landscapes, is a tranquil venue with Art Nouveau charm and stunning features. There’s a stream, sweeping lawns, an Italian terrace where marquees can be sighted with views from the Italian columns across to Brent Tor and now, a newly refurbished snug.

We love this venue and we also love the ladies at Blue Fizz Events who were the masterminds behind the styling for this piece. Whilst we’re in the midst of Christmas, fairylights and mulled wine why not take a refreshing step into Spring with this garden inspired styled shoot captured by McKenzie Brown.

Notes from Blue Fizz

Tracy:

The focus of this shoot is on the beautifully refurbished coach house at Coome Trenchard which offers a bar area, dance floor and snug area complete with sofas, easy chairs and an entrance area with fire pits on either side. This venue is versatile and breathtaking and our theme too inspiration from its gardens which are open to the public during the week. I wanted a focus on the flora and green-on-green that an English country garden brings with a nod to the modern for our forward thinking couples!

I imagined an informal yet decadent banquet on the lawn with rustic furniture, delicate vintage crockery and vintage champagne saucers all supplied by Combe Trenchard, complete with edible floating flowers from The Flower Mill in the champagne! I created handmade napkins from a vintage fabric and used blades of greenery as the napkin rings alongside some of our Blue Fizz Events hire items, our abundance of flowers and greenery were supplied by The Flower Mill who brought together the show stopping displays, head piece and a riot of fresh colours throughout.

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Creative Diversity at Garthmyl Hall

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Images by Rocksalt Photography.

Garthmyl Hall is a recently opened wedding venue nestled in the Welsh countryside. Indeed, you might have already spotted our stunning Home Tour of this venue courtesy of our lovely friend Jade Osborne. Well, today we’re taking you back inside this eclectic country house with two creative styled shoots by For the Love of Weddings.

Wedding Planner Krysta uncovers the diversity of this beautiful, undiscovered venue.

Creative Diversity at Garthmyl Hall

Krysta:

This elegant venue boasts ten bespoke en-suite bedrooms, a grand dining room, a Gentlemen’s bar, a luxurious living room, a striking dining room – each complete with gilt ceilings and atmospheric mirrors. The concept for the shoot was ambitious; “go big or go home” was our motto as we showcased the venue’s potential to be both striking and exquisite, with two extremely contrasting styles. The Vintage Glam look in the ballroom was soft, feminine and completely timeless. Whilst we experimented with Bohemian Luxe in the summer house, gardens and dining room, and not to forget the incredible en-suite.

Couture bridal designer, Claire Mischevani, showcased some of her new collection in the shoot. Featuring embellished details, delicate lace embroidery and dreamy trains, the flowing gowns suited Garthmyl Hall seamlessly. Photographed against a dramatic red background of one of the venue’s bedrooms and in the grand majestic ballroom, this shoot really does capture the romance of the venue. The look was completed with feminine shoes from Rachel Simpson that added a subtle touch of must-have sparkle.

Be won over by the sumptuous chemise sets from Daisy Sheldon Embroidery – featuring silk satin flowers and hand-beading – perfect for any honeymoon. Glitzy Secrets provided the stunning bridal accessories, displaying dazzling hairpieces that simply ooze glamour, whilst still achieving a traditional element for the Vintage Glam look. Whilst the florist for this shoot, Pheasant Botanica, created a show-stopping floral crown made out of pheasant feathers and exotic blooms for the Bohemian Luxe twist.

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Fiesta Fever with World Inspired Tents!

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Images by Sarah Lauren Photography.

Injecting some heat into this Monday, we have a colourful styled shoot treat from an incredible team of wedding suppliers! This fun, bright and Fiesta-inspired creation centres around the magnificent tipi spaces provided by World Inspired Tents.

Over to Jodie to explain a little more about the styling…

Notes from World Inspired Tents

Jodie:

Twice a year we pitch four tipis for our spring and autumn Open Weekends, where brides and grooms come and see the tipis in all their glory. We are helped by brilliant stylists, florists and makers of all sorts of wedding-y loveliness, who make sure everything is looking its best.

The styling theme of each Open Weekend is developed through idea sharing between stylists and our events team (who spend most of their working days talking to our brides and grooms). We look for ideas that reflect current trends and work well with the tipis’ natural beauty.

Once the tipis are dressed to perfection, we take the opportunity to make the most of the hard work and get some lovely images, the latest of which are these bright beauties!

When we were sharing ideas for this shoot, the ongoing popularity of ‘festival style’ informal weddings among our customers was discussed, as was the power of bright colours in the tipis. We wanted a look that packed a punch, and the idea of the Fiesta theme felt like a good evolution of the ever-popular festival styling. The wonderful Kirsten of The Little Wedding Helper and Nat from Meadowsweet Vintage shared the tipi styling, brought ideas together and coordinated suppliers.

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Dali Inspired Jewellery Shoot at Swanton Morley

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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!

So sit back and be inspired by both Emily’s beautiful creations and the gardens at Swanton Morley in Norfolk, it’ll have you bathing in Spring sunshine!

Notes about Emily Richardson Jewellery

Emily Richardson:

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.

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Spring Wedding Flower Inspiration {A Florist’s Account}

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Image by Rebecca Goddard Photography. Bridal Bouquet, by Narborough Hall Gardens.

I’ve actually run out of words to describe just how special Narborough Hall Gardens is, both as a wedding venue and a family home. I consider myself super lucky to have been a part of this venue’s story. 

Joanne – owner, in-house florist and avid antique hunter, is quite simply captivating. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her on our Rustic Romance shoot, A New Beginning, and her passion was just enchanting. When I asked Joanne to provide me with a few details of the flowers we had used in the shoot, she sent me the below account.

I just had to share it, as it is, in her own words.

This is the story of our Spring flowers…

Notes from Narborough Hall Gardens

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Image by Rebecca Goddard Photography. Bridal Bouquet, by Narborough Hall Gardens

On the day before the shoot I went for a walk. I find it best to be free and let ideas and inspiration come from what I see singing out from the garden, the woods and the meadows.

The freshness of new spring leaves were looking so beautiful against the darkness of woodland moss which had thrived through our watery winter and become flashed with emerald. Hazel, willow and hawthorn were just unwrapping their first leaves and were so perfectly crumpled.

The dainty wild narcissus poeticus was in flower in the hedgerows with primroses and the first fronds of cow parsley. This soft breezy foliage would be perfect in the bridal bouquet and I had spotted some maidenhair ferns growing from the damp wall of our old greenhouse that would give me a slightly lighter shade of green but the same daintiness.

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