Love is in the air today with the pictures of this incredibly beautiful ‘Outdoor Romance’ wedding inspiration.
When Emma Jane Weddings sent me the pictures of this styled shoot, I smiled to myself. One because the styling is delightful, and two because the couple in the shoot are a recently engaged ‘real’ couple. Their love really shines through in these pictures – so lovely.
If you are thinking of having an English countryside style wedding these ideas will really inspire you. The styling is so pretty and romantic, and the colour palette of ivory, green, blush and a touch of gold really complements the look.
Deborah of Scott Weddings captured this ‘Outdoor Romance’ styling so perfectly. She even managed to get pictures of the cute dogs, erm, behaving themselves!
Countryside, Rural Feel
“The inspiration for our Outdoor Romance shoot came from a cup of tea and cake (obviously) during a visit to Sugnall Walled Garden. I love everything quintessentially English, and what’s more perfect than a beautiful walled garden in rural Staffordshire.
“Although there is a marquee on site, the Peach House caught my eye as a beautiful space, so it’s here we created our tablescape. Keen to stick with the Pantone colour of the year, Greenery, I had Breige, our incredible florist, provide a table runner that sat atop a gorgeous silk runner from Kate Cullen. This really added some texture and movement to the look whilst keeping it very feminine. Jen from Mary Loves Bob created the golden pears and stationery which really added to the countryside, rural feel.
“A number of suppliers came together to produce the overall look of the tablescape, and Deborah captured it beautifully. The light just started to change as we were dismantling it so we rushed to quickly make use of the rays of sunshine that were now beaming into the Peach House. The greenery element flowed through to the cake with Breige adding some greenery to the already stunning cake from Beth Lauren.”
Love and Laughter
“I wanted the shoot to have a very relaxed feel with lots of love and laughter coming through. I was certain from the beginning I wanted to work with a real-life engaged couple, and Natalie and Jamie were instrumental to the success of the day. Their love for each other is clear to see and they made the shoot so easy! They are head over heels in love and I think this really shows.
“They say never to work with animals or children. I chose to ignore this and work with not one but five dogs on the day! My idea for them didn’t come together as they were just too excited (no amount of treats worked!). However, we managed to get a few shots of them wearing their gorgeous bows from the Handmade Dog Co.
“Sarah Willard is based on-site at Sugnall and I was incredibly lucky when she offered her services for the shoot. Sarah’s designs are truly beautiful and it was an honour to work alongside her. Together, Fiona, Selina and Sarah ensured Natalie looked every inch the countryside bride. Nat’s chosen footwear for the day worked perfectly – her green wellies! Black’s Menswear provided the suit for Jamie which really complemented not only the dress but the setting as well.”
Photography: Deborah Stott
Styling: Emma-Jane Weddings
Shoot Location: Peach House at Sugnall Walled Garden, Staffordshire
Wedding Dress: Sarah Willard Couture
Suit: Black’s Menswear
Hair: Selina Styles
Make-Up: Fiona Brunt
Flowers: Flowers by Breige
Cake: Beth Lauren Cakes
Stationery: Mary Loves Bob
Glassware and Cutlery: Whitehouse Event Crockery
Table Runner: Kate Cullen
Candlesticks: Vintage Gold China
Confetti: Shropshire Petals
Wooden Engraving: Phoenix Engravers
Dog Bows: Handmade Dog Co
Wellies: Outdoor and Country