Spring Wedding Florals at Gunnersbury Park, London

Written by Emma Hla
Welcome to Gunnersbury Park, where history meets contemporary chic in the most enchanting way possible.

Lush greenery, historic charm, and oh-so-versatile spaces like the orangery, temple, and the three beautiful Rothschild Rooms. make this London wedding venue the perfect setting for this seasonal-styled shoot, bursting with spring vibes. Think ivory, dusty pink, peach, and pale blue, with a pop of bold black-and-white to keep things interesting. With Zoe from Burtons Blooms and Sarah Shuttle at the helm, you can bet every element, from the broken arch to the cake/champagne tower table, is dripping with modern romance.

Notes from the Florist

Zoe says…

Gunnersbury Park, a Grade II-listed mansion, was my top choice for this shoot. This unique location offers a variety of spaces for hire, including the orangery, temple, and the three Rothschild Rooms. Their interlinking design makes these rooms versatile. The ceilings are beautifully painted and tall, and the rooms feature gorgeous fireplaces and lots of light beaming through the windows, which run the whole way along the Rothschild Rooms. The park and grounds provide a country feel, but the venue is still within a stone’s throw from the city.

We opted for a seasonal spring palette of ivory, dusty pink, peach, and pale blue with striking black-and-white contrasts.

Both bridal dresses were provided by The Wedding Club and designed by Ines Di Santo, with the shoes being provided by Freya Rose London as pearls were a theme that ran through this shoot, and the heels on the shoes were just that! There were two looks that we created, with the first being a strapless big statement ruffle dress with Hollywood waves hairstyle, glitzy hair comb and pearl accessories by Victoria Percival and the second look a more fun, evening look with a shorter buttoned back dress, modern wavy ponytail finished off with a bow; perfect for dancing the night away, eating cake and drinking champagne! The ring was provided by Moments Jewellery who create bespoke and gemstone rings.

For the shoot, we had two cotton signs created by Bewilderly: one draped off the sweetheart table and the other behind the fireplace.

All stationery, including the invitations and RSVP in the flat lay photos and the menus on the sweetheart table, were created by Grania from Ink and Paper London. Again, it used the theme of pearls and pale blue bows throughout those designs.

On the sweetheart table, we had embroidered bows created by Heidi from The Embroidered Napkin Company with the Bride and Groom’s names, which you can see printed on the bows; this was Grania’s hand calligraphy design. We went for pale pink and gold to match the overall aesthetics.

Options Great Hire provided tableware, including plates, glasses, cutlery, a cake table, linen, and napkins. Again, accents of the pale blue theme and pearls (edging of the plates) were added throughout the table setup. I provided the candles and candle holders.

I was the organiser and host, Zoe from Burtons Blooms, for this styled shoot, working closely with Sarah Shuttle to provide creative direction and overall aesthetics. I wanted to focus on three main things: the broken arch in the doorway, the sweetheart table and the cake/champagne tower table.

The arch was repurposed from outside on the steps to behind the sweetheart table, and the florals in front also came from the base of the arch. This is a prevalent thing in real weddings, so I wanted to show the versatility of this design and how it can be reused during a ceremony/reception.

The cake table florals were a show stopper for me; I wanted to create a cascading design that draped down and around the cake to create a focal point at the shoot. Couples should always focus on having a ‘focal design’ that makes guests go WOW and creates a spot for photos! In my view, cutting the cake is also a very memorable part of a wedding day so it should stand out. The cake was a two-tier cake that also had pearls on it to continue with the theme.

I designed using some of my favourite flowers, including roses, orchids, delphiniums, anthuriums and hydrangeas, in a blush pink, peach and ivory theme. I believe impact can be created by keeping the variety of flowers minimal and choosing florals that complement each other. I wanted the flowers to be grouped to resemble how they would grow naturally.

We hope this provides some gorgeous spring wedding inspiration! This would be the perfect setup for modern romantics who adore pastel colours and appreciate the details throughout the florals, stationery, tables, jewellery and signage. The florals give numerous ideas on how creating and focusing on a large focal installation can impact and be repurposed between the ceremony and reception celebrations.


Venue Gunnersbury Park

Shoot Host + Florist Burtons Blooms

Creative Direction Sarah Shuttle

Photographer Sammy Taylor Wedding Photography

Hair + Makeup Artists Jo and Lauren for The CGH Collective

Dresses The Wedding Club Official and Ines Di Santo

Shoes Freya Rose London

Cake Designer Bloom Bakehouse

Furniture Hire + Tableware Options Great Hire

Fabric Signage Bewilderly

Stationery Ink and Paper London

Accessories Victoria Percival Accessories

Rings Moments Jewellery

Bows The Embroidered Napkin Company

With thanks to Models Laura and Jack

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