Romance Under the Arches at Bourton Hall

Written by Caitlin Hoare
Fine art perfection at the ever-wonderful Bourton Hall.

Fine art editorials are always a joy to see. The light and airy tones and ethereal vibe are almost like a breath of fresh air amongst the daily visual overwhelm.

We couldn’t be more excited to share today’s elegant wedding inspiration with you. Set within this Italianate-style manor house in Warwickshire and captured by the fine art photographer Jamie Edward Photography. Here he is to reveal all the details, from the refined colour palette to the beautiful backdrops and classic bridal style with a modern twist.

Notes from the Photographer

Jamie says…

Bourton Hall is a stunning 18th century country house set in beautifully manicured grounds. It has a stunning façade and a beautiful bridal suite for your wedding day preparations. It’s the perfect venue for an elegant wedding, and made for the perfect location for a fine art shoot.

The style of this shoot was fine art – the soft, light-filled images complemented the stunning bridal suite and grandeur of this country house venue perfectly.

Soft blues and peaches were chosen for the colour palette, providing some refined contrast that was both understated and elegant. These colours, which were present in in the florals, were also reflected in the cake and stationery. Soft hues like these always feel reminiscent of summer, so worked perfectly for this mid-summer styled shoot.

Both bridal looks were from Rachel Ash Brides. Our bride’s first look was a beautiful v-neck gown from Caroline Castigliano, embellished with delicate floral detailing. It was the perfect dress to complement for Bourton Hall’s elegant interiors.

The beautiful dress was paired with shoes from Charlotte Mills and Elegance Hair Design created an updo with some elegant waves to create a little motion, which always photographs beautifully. The bride’s second look was a more relaxed, yet equally elegant two-piece ensemble from Mia Lavi. Providing a modern look, perfect for exploring the grounds at Bourton Hall.

One feature I’ve always loved at Bourton Hall is the arches overlooking the main law. Arches are a wonderful architectural feature for your wedding photographs, and those at Bourton Hall are no exception.

Sarah from Stemsations created a floral display arch under the arches. This made for the perfect location for both couples’ portraits and fine art bridal portraits in the grounds. Pops of blue and peach amongst the foliage of the floral arch created a beautiful backdrop. Sarah introduced similar textures and tones into the bridal bouquet and florals on the cake.

If you’re considering statement florals, think about where you can utilise them throughout your wedding day. They can make the perfect ceremony backdrop and then be repurposed in the grounds of your venue for your couples’ portraits. If you’re thinking of doing this, chat to your floral, photography and venue team about your ideas, and they will be able to advise the best locations for setting up florals for your portraits.

If you’re thinking of a colour palette like this, finding three colours that complement each other is the perfect place to start. Once you’ve chosen colours you love, you can introduce these colours into different elements of your wedding day, like your stationery, florals and bridesmaids’ dresses.

Have fun with your wedding portraits too – something like Bourton Hall’s ice cream bike is the perfect spot for something a little different that you can make your own for your wedding album!


Venue Bourton Hall

Photography + Concept Jamie Edward Photography

Bridal Boutique Rachel Ash Brides

Florals Stemsations

Hair Elegance Hair Design

Shoes Charlotte Mills

Stationery PB Calligraphy

Cake Cakes Fabulous Cakes

With thanks to Models Sabrina & Shaun

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