A New Beginning at Narborough Hall Gardens {Part Two}

Written by Emma Hla
Feature Image by Rebecca Goddard Photography.

Continuing our love for all things Rustic Romance this week, part two of A New Beginning is being served…

We have delicious cakes with fresh floral toppings, lip-smacking cocktails with an English nod and a bridal crown with a difference. Oh and all of this is set in the ethereal grounds of Narborough Hall Gardens, a magical kingdom in Norfolk.

Come, quickly…

Coco Editorial


Images by Rebecca Goddard Photography.

Coco: A sweetheart table emerged from the murky woodlands for the newlywed lovers, moss covered logs peppered with sprigs of blossom formed the statement centrepiece. Katherine from Hélène Millot assisted us in creating our al fresco dining scene – bone cutlery and simple vintage china were mixed with old silver, cut glass and golden candlesticks for a touch of glamour, all set atop a cascading lace runner. Dappled Quails created a striking place setting and danced with our theme of spring and new life.

It all looked incredibly romantic and the beautiful gilded love seat, borrowed from the many treasures from within the house, was the perfect accompaniment to Vintage Style Hire’s unique props and furniture.


Images by Rebecca Goddard Photography.

The Louvre Lace dress, again by Rue De Seine, added a bit of drama to our second look – this gown has a fitted bodice, high waist and soft A-line silhouette. Perfect for our barefoot woodland nymph! The incredible Natalie from Curious Fair created a delicate crown combining white goose feathers with whitewashed dried barley. Natalie wanted to create a youthful and romantic piece that reflected the first signs of spring. For a luxe look we stacked glittering vintage bracelets, and our Bride wore the most divine jaded jewel by Isabelle Rowe on her ring finger mirroring the luscious tones of the moss at her feet.

Emily and I wanted to create something a little more high fashion for the second beauty look. Emily therefore added plenty of bronze and gold shadow to make the eyes much more smoky and then added some gold glitter eyeliner appliques (Glam Republic) to create a real “wow” eye.  This was finished with a shimmering nude.


Image by Rebecca Goddard Photography.

Our escort cards swayed in the breeze above the shimmering lake, where guests could find their names amongst the buds, written in soft green watercolour calligraphy. Our stationary suite was hand crafted by the very talented Gemma Milly and the colours and organic script worked perfectly with the surrounding nature.

A buttery cake (which smelled divine) was decorated with a glorious posy of foliage and blossom, waiting patiently to be devoured. Our signature cocktail was an “English Mojito” created for us by The Travelling Gin Co. boys. With a concoction of fresh apple, elderflower and gin in hand, it was the perfect way to end our day at Narborough Hall Gardens, albeit with twigs in hair, muddy knees and that fresh spring smell all around us.


Images by Rebecca Goddard Photography.

Click here to see all images from A New Beginning {Part Two}


Venue Narborough Hall Gardens | Stylist Coco Wedding Venues {Emma Hla} | Stylist Katrina Otter Weddings & Events | Photography Rebecca Goddard Photography | Florals & Cake Narborough Hall Gardens | Furniture Hire Vintage Style Hire | Tableware Hire Hélène Millot Furnishings | Jewellery Isabelle Rowe | Cocktails The Travelling Gin Co. | Dresses and Vintage Bracelets Luella’s Boudoir | Hair Tracey Ward | Makeup Love Moi Makeup | Stationary Gemma Milly | Headpiece Curious Fair.

Thus we come to the end of A New Beginning, so to speak.

I do so hope you liked our first piece of editorial and bridal inspiration.

Still to come we have  a rather wonderful floral account from Joanne, owner and in-house florist at Narborough and the recipe for our delicious English Mojito! A most fitting way to end the week wouldn’t you say…

Thank you to the hugely talented team behind this shoot – it was an absolute pleasure to work with each and every one of you. You all rock!

You can find the full A New Beginning story over on Coco’s Pinterest. Pin away spring darlings, pin away!

Lot’s of love…

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