Pancakes, Photoshoots & Press Highlights

Written by Emma Hla
Where did August go please…?

Not that I’m complaining, Autumn is without doubt my favourite season so I always greet the arrival of September like an old friend. Plus it’s my birthday month, so ya know.. There’s that too.

But seriously, what happened to August…? The busiest month of the year for wedding industry folks actively on the front line, it also proved to be quite the month for us here in Coco HQ. With road trips galore, new friends made and our second inspiration shoot under our styling belts, it was all pretty fabulous.

So here are my loves from this fading summer month…

coco loved

press highlights


Images courtesy of b.loved and Wedding Flowers & Accessories.

coco competition


All images by Charlotte Bryer-Ash Photography.

Win your Wedding Photography with Charlotte Bryer-Ash, a UK Wedding Photographer based in London and Dorset. 

The prize includes…

An engagement shoot for the winning couple and all day wedding coverage on your big day, from bridal prep all the way through ’til the first dance!

The winning couple will receive a minimum of 350 high resolution images and a private online gallery.

But, if you’re not the lucky winners, then fear not – all entries to the competition will receive 10% off if they book Charlotte for their wedding day!

For details on how to enter, click here!

coco collection


Image by Nick Tucker Photography at Fetcham Park.

Check out our newest editions to the Coco Wedding Venues directory this month!


  • The Fable – The Fable was created for the Drake & Morgan collection, inspired by the fabulous fables of Aesop and influences from around the globe, it is a bar & restaurant out of the ordinary.
  • The Happenstance – Floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of London’s most iconic landmark, St Paul’s, whilst their sophisticated interior encompasses a striking bar and restaurant, bountiful deli, mixology table and florist.
  • Doodle Bar & Testbed 1 -Architecturally distressed undercroft of an ex-dairy on the River Thames in Battersea, Testbed1 provides 7,845 square foot of raw and versatile space for creative innovation and experimentation.

South East…

  • Fetcham Park – Fetcham Park, a Grade II*, Queen Anne mansion dating back to 1705, provides a tapestry of gold leafed, mural-rich rooms and quintessentially English outdoor settings.
  • Botleys Mansion – Botleys Mansion is an imposing Palladian Country House set in rolling Surrey parkland within half an hour of central London.
  • Cain Manor – A romantic, Elizabethan Manor House with far-reaching views over Surrey’s Golden Valley, a little under an hour out of London.
  • Notley Abbey – A Medieval masterpiece set in utterly magical grounds in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Notley Abbey is the embodiment of elegance and style.
  • Silchester House – Silchester House is a grand Victorian home on the borders of Hampshire and Berkshire, set among landscaped gardens and manicured lawns.
  • Great Fosters – Great Fosters is a Grade I listed building set amongst 50 acres of stunning gardens and parkland in Egham, Surrey. Immaculately preserved, this stately historic monument boasts an enviable location.

South West…

  • Clearwell Castle – Clearwell Castle is set within the stunning Forest of Dean and provides the perfect fairy tale setting for your wedding day.


  • Gosfield Hall – Nestled in a village location among the beautiful Essex countryside, Gosfield Hall stands proud overlooking the sparkling Gosfield Lake.
  • Leez Priory – Set in 40 acres of parkland, with lakes, lawns and a sweeping driveway, Leez Priory is nestled in the heart of the Essex countryside.

on the Blog


Left: Image by Fanni Williams. Middle: Image by Zac Wolf Photography. Right: Image via Flash Tattoos.

Read my fave picks from August’s features…

Oh and whilst you’re here, keep your eyes peeled for some changes and new additions to the Coco website, including some rather exciting ‘Services’ coming your way!

Lots of love…

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