You guys have gone WILD for this venue…
This home-from-home wedding venue in Oxfordshire is a fave amongst newly-engaged couples and it’s so easy to see why. Wedding Weekends at The Copse offers a glorious self catering country house, high in the Chiltern Hills with views over its own valley of outstanding natural beauty. You can host your reception and ceremony surrounded by flower meadows and water in total privacy and seclusion.
Now layer on top this the utterly gorgeous styled inspiration shoot, by Wedding Planner Jenna Hewitt and Kitty Wheeler Shaw Photography, and I’m sure they’ll be a few more of you falling head over heels for The Copse.
I don’t know if it’s the Bohemian vibes, the pops of flame (a rather hot Pantone colour for Spring!) or the incredible botanicals by my new florist crush Willowgold Flowers that have me over excited! If this doesn’t kickstart your Monday then I’m not sure what will…
Notes from The wedding Planner
The Copse was my inspiration for this styled shoot. This beautiful, new wedding venue sits in the heart of the English countryside and is owned by Penny and Tim Holley. A country house with extensive land, The Copse offers laid back luxury for couples looking for the flexibility to do things their way. I fell in love with it after I planned Penny’s son’s wedding there in August last year, it holds such a magical beauty and charm with a relaxed feel.
Images by Frances Carlisle Photography.
Hillersdon House is a truly stunning venue, overlooking rolling hills, woodland and has its own chapel by the lake. Having just opened its doors to wedding bookings, the truly talented Devon based wedding planners Blue Fizz Events put together an amazing wedding inspiration shoot that celebrates all the contemporary romance and elegance this home has to offer.
“The elegance and attention to detail are evident in every aspect of this beautiful venue…” comment Tracy and Bridget, the geniuses at Blue Fizz, “…and we wanted to reflect that alongside stunning suppliers to narrate a current trend that is an eternal favourite with many couples. It’s where you will feel at home for your special occasion.”
The lady behind the lens is the ever wonderful Frances Carlisle who has used the natural light to capture the feel of this venue inside and out bringing it all to life with her expert eye.
Over to Frances for the delicious details…
Notes from the Photographer
This shoot was a true romance set in the inspiring and unique house and grounds of Hillersdon House. As a lived-in country house, we wanted to show that this is a beautiful, contemporary and well-cared for home – a far cry from a venue set up for en-masse wedding hire.
Delicate shades of soft pinks and ivory embellished with glimmers of gold steal the show but we also wanted natural wood to make an appearance to reflect the acres of woodland surrounding Hillersdon.
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.
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.
Images by Melissa Beattie Photography.
There is so much to love about this styled shoot by Big Chief Tipis & their tribe of talented suppliers. If you’re currently coveting a possible tipi wedding day then this really is all the inspiration you need – You’ll be booking that canvas before you’ve even got to the bottom of this blog!
Hayley Harthern of Big Chief Tipis is here to guide us through their creativity…
Notes from Big Chief Tipis
Since we launched Big Chief Tipis we’ve had the pleasure to work with some incredible local talent in the North West who all have a unique creative flair. We wanted to bring our “tribe” together to create a dream wedding scenario, set within the woods in our tipis at Turton Tower in Lancashire. We envisioned a spring summer vibe with the use of lots of natural flowers, supplied by Petal & Twig, which were creatively brought together with the use of props, crockery, cutlery and decoration from the talented Nina Marika.
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.