Modern Spring Wedding Inspiration at Wootton Hall Estate

Written by Caitlin Hoare
May has finally arrived, bringing with it the full splendour of spring.

As we revel in the season’s vibrant blooms and sunny days (wisteria hysteria is real, folks!), we are excited to share this gorgeous seasonal editorial at Wootton Hall Estate with you today. This piece beautifully captures the essence of spring, providing perfect inspiration for anyone looking to celebrate the season’s charm and beauty with a dash of modern style.

Personally, I love how this editorial effortlessly transitions from a bright and airy daytime ceremony in the ballroom, focusing on minimalistic elegance and floral highlights, to a decadent evening celebration in the barn complete with twinkling festoon lights, soft drapery, and flickering candles. This is a stunning example of how a Wootton Hall Estate wedding, or, in fact, any wedding, can unfold seamlessly from day into night.

Notes from the Photographer

Lindsey says…

Wootton Hall is a luxury manor house nestled in the Lincolnshire countryside. Its private and secluded setting and timeless charm make it the perfect venue for my couples. The styling for the workshop was a mix of modern, classic and elegance embracing Wootton Hall’s understated style, which has a light, bright and airy feel.

We wanted to work with and enhance the natural beauty of Wootton Hall. Therefore, the beautiful light-filled ballroom was set up as a spring wedding ceremony, keeping it paired back and letting the florals be the focal point. White walls, huge light filled windows and white wooden floor provided the perfect blank canvas to show off Emma Cox Floristry’s stunning urn and floor meadow arrangements. Using a mix of spring pastel-coloured florals created an elegant, romantic and pretty ceremony space.

The bridal dresses were from Nicola Anne, where we had a floral printed wedding gown for the daytime, then a change into a more fun, glitzy number for the evening.

For the private dining room, we decided to work with the bold wallpaper and curtains, using handmade Indian block print tablecloth, placemats and napkins to work with the statement wallpaper not fight against it. Using layers on the table with fabric, stacked tableware, coloured glassware, candles and florals, the table really became the focal point of the room. Stunning floral low bowls using the same florals as in the ceremony area created a seamless flow from ceremony to reception, interjected with simple bud vases as stand-alone floral pieces to create varied heights and interest. We used the same handmade fabric for the cake table, which Poppy Pickering’s stunning cake sat, introducing bud vases and candles to continue the styling flow. The result was a bold, unique, elegant room with a fun spring feel.

The barn is where Wootton Hall hosts their larger wedding breakfast and evening reception, a stunning beamed space with exposed brick and plaster walls. We decided to soften the space by adding muslin ceiling drapes cascading to the floor to create a dreamy, romantic effect. Layering the long trestle tables with lots of fabric, handmade frayed napkins and lots and lots of candles. We wanted the space to keep its rustic but elegant feel, so we added dried florals and grasses, which sat perfectly amongst the softness of the fabric and exposed walls. The beautiful plastered wall provided the perfect backdrop for the dessert table, layered with fabric to soften the area; vintage silverware was used to display desserts and fruit to create different heights and interests. Poppy Pickering’s stunning cakes were pure perfection, leaning into the vintage and bow trend of the moment. The overall aesthetic of the barn was soft, romantic and elegant.

emma cox says…

I used lots of fritillaries for the long stems and beautiful bell-shaped heads to add movement to designs and lots of ranunculus and anemones as the stars of the show with their fluffy petals. Along with blossoms from lilac and cherry for that beautiful spring feel, I used a blend of colours to complement the green room for the tabletop designs. I also used a range of bud vases and bowls to elevate the shapes.

The ceremony space was beautiful and white with lots of light, so the spring colours of cherry blossom branches and tall fritillaries, with their winding shapes, would make a backdrop that brought the season into that space. In contrast, the barn was rustic and had beautiful natural textures on the floors and walls, so we used dried grasses and branches to celebrate that.

We would always recommend couples embrace colours on their wedding day! From the dress to the tablecloths to the florals, colour played a big part in this day, and we hope it will inspire others to do so, too.

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