A Modern Love Story at Morden Hall

Written by Caitlin Hoare
‘An elegant, romantic and sophisticated intimate wedding’ was the creative brief drafted by Georgina Alexander Weddings.

Today’s editorial is an enchanting, elegant affair complete with sweeping staircase, stylish pastel colour palette and feminine floral installations. Morden Hall in London was the perfect location to bring Georgina’s vision to life, captured beautifully by fine art wedding photographer Sophie May Photo.

Keep scrolling to view each delicate detail, you really won’t want to miss a single frame from this exquisite feature.

Notes from the Planner

Georgina says…

Morden Hall in South London was the perfect venue for this editorial, the architectural detail of this beautiful 18th-century country house, tucked away in National Trust parkland, made for the ideal setting.

The ceremony was set in Hawthorn, taking advantage of the natural light in this beautiful intimate space, whilst the elegant tablescape was situated at the bottom of the grand sweeping staircase in Willow.

An intimate love affair, between two star-crossed lovers. Sarah and James have shared so many experiences together, love and loss.

Their wedding, shared with their very closest family is just the beginning of the rest of their lives together. A celebration of their love and new beginnings of what’s to come. Intimate in size, refined in detail and timeless in experience.

The concept for this editorial was to portray an elegant, romantic and sophisticated intimate wedding, showcasing how intimate weddings are as beautiful and luxurious as those with a larger guest list, with gorgeous details that capture the heart and memory.

Capturing the authenticity of a real wedding that was luxurious and refined, our real model couple were clearly deeply in love with each other, which showed through the imagery.

Every detail was considered with the modern couple in mind, that helped tell the story that intimate weddings may be small in numbers, but they are mighty in love, celebration and joy.

I wanted the colour palette to reflect dreaminess, elegance and romance, so chose a sophisticated palette of mint and grey with a complementing neutral base, light foliage touches and accents of gold.

Selecting dresses that spoke to the modern bride, and in keeping with the style of venue and feel of the editorial was very important. With multiple looks, I wanted the dresses to complement each other and continue the story we were telling through the imagery – Pronovias were the perfect choice of designer.

We began with an elegant gown with a slim fitted silhouette and luxurious cowl neckline; a stunning off-the-shoulder mermaid gown with beautifully embroidered flowers, leading into an incredible train; and the final dress boasting a strappy, beaded bodice with layers of luxurious tulle. Beautifully beaded, flower detail shoes finished the looks.

We kept the make up natural, with an elegant ballet bun that complemented two gowns, and a fun but elegant up-do for the reception. Accessories with classic pearls and diamantes finished the looks beautifully.

The overall feel of the editorial was luxurious, elegant and sophisticated, with a soft colour palette and dreamy details with a modern edge. I wanted the stationery to be modern and elegant, and it included floral details that complemented the architecture of the spaces. The table styling was kept simple with blush linens and modern tableware with crystal glasses and gold cutlery.

The pair of square cakes, with handmade blush sugar dahlias and matcha and raspberry on the inside gave a modern twist on a traditional tiered wedding cake.

Flowers by Eve created the stunning floral installations around the fireplace for the ceremony and the hanging installation for the table. With a mixture of Quicksand, O’Hara and Avalanche Adore roses, Bombastic and Snowflake spray roses, white hydrangeas, Annabel hydrangeas, carnations, Cafe au Lait dahlias, astrantia and astilbe, the look was luxurious and abundant.

The table centrepieces were kept simple to complement the hanging installation, with roses, astrantia and scenecio foliage. The bride’s bouquet used the same flowers to keep the consistency.

A soft colour palette conveyed elegance, romance and sophistication, and suited the architectural detail of the venue. Styling was kept simple to complement the light, airy feel of the house, and its history. Statement florals added luxury and refinement, and subtle details such as the floral embellishment on the stationery carried through to the detail on the shoes and cake.

Credits

Venue Morden Hall

Concept Design, Planner and Stylist Georgina Alexander Weddings

Photographer Sophie May Photo.

Floral Design Flowers By Eve

Stationery Lynda Loves

Cake Design MonAnnie Cakes

Hair + Makeup Abi Taylor Bride

Bridalwear Teokath

Shoes Bella Belle Shoes

Rings London Victorian Ring Company

Accessories Emilia Rae Bridal

Chairs Academy Furniture Hire

Candlesticks The Wedding Of My Dreams 

Silk Ribbons CFleurs Designs

With thanks to Models The Robinsons

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