It’s All About The Getting Ready!

Written by Emma Hla

We’re big fans of the whole getting ready thing. It’s such an important ritual of a wedding day so we say indulge!

Swanton Morley House & Gardens seem to agree with us too and created this gorgeous ‘Getting Ready’ inspiration piece with Caro London – creator of gorgeous loungewear perfect for a bride and her best girls.

Designer Caro has been evolving affordable timeless collections of loungewear and accessories using natural fibres since 2002. Designing easy, flattering and practical shapes in pure, soft cottons to wear for sleeping and lounging, often in her own beautiful prints.

If you think you and your Maids should be wafting through the morning of your wedding in something beautiful, then Caro London is offering 10% off the entire range until 30th September 2017 – please see the website for more details and quote CAROBRIDES10 when ordering.

Over to Swanton Morley to tell us more about this shoot…

It’s All About The Getting Ready!

Swanton Morley:

We were delighted to welcome Caro London to Swanton Morley House & Gardens last August for a rather special photoshoot to celebrate the launch of their new wedding range of beautiful kimono style robes.

We think that these robes and slips would make any bride and her bridal party feel extra special and are perfect to wear during the morning of the big day. They are also available in a range of luscious Caro London prints and with matching accessories and elegant gift boxes we think they would make very welcome and gorgeous gifts for bridesmaids, Mums and future Mother-in-Laws!

The first part of our shoot was set near our deck under our magnificent Lawson Cypress tree which is a lovely area for an elegant alfresco breakfast. The English Canapé Company were the perfect choice to provide the delicious food which included natural yogurt, summer berry and granola pots and fresh fruit and vanilla custard tartlets. The English Canapé Company, who are one of our recommended caterers for our wedding venue, specialise in in taking quintessentially English favourites, flavours and ingredients to create delightful handmade canapés, picnics and elegant dining options which not only look amazing but taste fantastic too!

Our beautiful models, Rachel, Ellie, Molly, Phoebe and Zoe looked amazing in their Caro London robes and Penny, our in-house florist, was on hand (as ever!) to provide the stunning florals which included votives filled with pretty blooms to compliment the elegant and relaxed breakfast setting. In addition, Penny created some beautiful bridal bouquets using flowers and foliage from our gardens and some delicate flowers for the bridesmaids hair.

With so many beautiful areas in our gardens to enjoy, our shoot continued with brunch in one of our woodland gardens. Canapés included quails eggs wrapped in smoked salmon and Lincolnshire sausage, vine tomato and quail egg open sandwiches were also enjoyed.

With so many fabric styles to choose from which can also be mixed and matched, we simply adore Caro London’s robes and especially the delicate white robe with it’s floral embroidery which would be perfect for any bride to wear whilst getting ready.

Caro London is offering 10% off the entire range until 30th September 2017 – please see the website for more details and quote CAROBRIDES10 when ordering.

And… just when you thought you could not get anymore prettiness we were also delighted to have Ellice with us from ElliceLydia who makes beautiful and delicate lingerie in her studio in Norfolk. Every piece of her intimate apparel is lovingly handmade and has been designed to allow girls to feel beautiful and sexy in their underwear, no matter what their size.

We loved the delicate lace designs which looked stunning on our bride especially with Caro London’s white embroidered wedding robe. To see Ellice’s full range please visit her website, ElliceLydia.

We would like to thank everyone for coming together for this shoot and hope we have provided lots of inspiration for brides planning their special day!


Venue Swanton Morley House & Gardens | Florist Crown House Flowers | Photography Swanton Morley Studios | Robes and Slips Caro London | Catering The English Canapé Company | Lingerie ElliceLydia | Hair & Makeup Sally Stillingfleet | with Special Thanks to Models Rachel, Ellie, Molly, Phoebe and Zoe.

You can discover the beautiful Swanton Morley House & Gardens over on our directory right here.

Lots of love…

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