Images by Rocksalt Photography.
Garthmyl Hall is a recently opened wedding venue nestled in the Welsh countryside. Indeed, you might have already spotted our stunning Home Tour of this venue courtesy of our lovely friend Jade Osborne. Well, today we’re taking you back inside this eclectic country house with two creative styled shoots by For the Love of Weddings.
Wedding Planner Krysta uncovers the diversity of this beautiful, undiscovered venue.
Creative Diversity at Garthmyl Hall
This elegant venue boasts ten bespoke en-suite bedrooms, a grand dining room, a Gentlemen’s bar, a luxurious living room, a striking dining room – each complete with gilt ceilings and atmospheric mirrors. The concept for the shoot was ambitious; “go big or go home” was our motto as we showcased the venue’s potential to be both striking and exquisite, with two extremely contrasting styles. The Vintage Glam look in the ballroom was soft, feminine and completely timeless. Whilst we experimented with Bohemian Luxe in the summer house, gardens and dining room, and not to forget the incredible en-suite.
Couture bridal designer, Claire Mischevani, showcased some of her new collection in the shoot. Featuring embellished details, delicate lace embroidery and dreamy trains, the flowing gowns suited Garthmyl Hall seamlessly. Photographed against a dramatic red background of one of the venue’s bedrooms and in the grand majestic ballroom, this shoot really does capture the romance of the venue. The look was completed with feminine shoes from Rachel Simpson that added a subtle touch of must-have sparkle.
Be won over by the sumptuous chemise sets from Daisy Sheldon Embroidery – featuring silk satin flowers and hand-beading – perfect for any honeymoon. Glitzy Secrets provided the stunning bridal accessories, displaying dazzling hairpieces that simply ooze glamour, whilst still achieving a traditional element for the Vintage Glam look. Whilst the florist for this shoot, Pheasant Botanica, created a show-stopping floral crown made out of pheasant feathers and exotic blooms for the Bohemian Luxe twist.
Donna also created two stunning bouquets; a graceful bouquet full of peach, cream and lilac tones which was balanced against natural greenery and foliage for the Vintage Glam look, and a bright, botanical, untamed and free-flowing bouquet for the Bohemian Luxe look. Focusing mainly on wild, unstructured arrangements that are mostly British grown and therefore environmentally friendly, Pheasant Botanica was the perfect florist for this shoot. The bouquets added either a delicate touch of colour, or an exotic luxurious ambience, whilst both still looking beautifully ethereal.
The Vintage Glam shoot exhibited the Pantone colours of 2016, rose quartz and serenity, featured in the macaron favours and table candles, which looked fabulous against the striking gold candle holder. Champagne gold accents appeared throughout the shoot, including the chair décor supplied by Table To Dine For and china wear, supplied by Vintage Gold China. Paired with pastel shades, this is a colour combination made in heaven, and is perfect if you’re looking to achieve a romantic feel to your day.
Venue décor was kept understated, with pink and gold paper fan garlands standing out against the mirror. We created a soothing soft and feminine atmosphere through the use of props and styling, with attention to detail that created a look to absolutely wow your guests.
A magnificent 6-tier wedding cake, made by award winning Tiers of Happiness, stood tall next to a delicious dessert table. Glittering rose gold table linen, provided by For the Love of Weddings, looked incredible teamed with a variety of gold cake stands, full of macarons and super sweet cupcakes. Award-winning Rocksalt Photography captured this beautiful shoot, showcasing the elegance of Garthmyl Hall and the exceptional attention to detail of the styling. Soft, muted tones of pink and blue with dash of gold created a soothing, romantic atmosphere that is the perfect choice for any couple.
For the Bohemian Luxe shoot, to compliment the bold yet natural décor of the dining room and the stripped bare orangery we worked to bring the outdoors inside. I wanted this shoot to be a treat on our senses; I think the use of silk, pheasant feathers, paper flowers, foliage, gold tipped macarons and use of mixed china and cutlery really helped create this feeling of just wanting to reach out and touch everything.
Fancy taking a peek at the full shoot…? Then enjoy this behind-the-scenes film by Rocksalt Photography!
Venue Garthmyl Hall | Photography & Film Rocksalt Photography | Styling & Planning For the Love of Weddings | Florist Pheasant Botanica | Dress Dresses Claire Mischevani & Lucky Sixpence | Accessories Glitzy Secrets & Couture Bridal Accessories | Shoes Rachel Simpson | Cake Tiers of Happiness | Hair Paul Garett Hair | Vintage Glam Stationery Loveli | Boho Luxe Stationery Anon Designer | Vintage Glam China, Glass-ware & Crockery Vintage Gold China | Table Linen Table To Dine For | Boho Luxe China, Glass-ware & Crockery The Vintage Hire | Silk ribbons & Silk Runner Kate Cullen.
Lots of love…