Bride and groom at top of stairs at Kings Weston House

A Kings Weston House Wedding with Handmade Touches

I was delighted when the fabulous Martin Dabek sent me the pictures of Hollie and Jimmy’s wedding at the historic Kings Weston House. This wedding contains one of my all-time favourite wedding pictures… you’ll know why when you see it, but it contains two deer and some props!

Built many centuries ago, Kings Weston House boasts a plethora of 18th-century features, including magnificent ceilings, marble fireplaces, and a stunning suspended central staircase. It is elegant, full of character, and has such charm; the perfect backdrop for Hollie and Jimmy’s wedding.

Bride and groom at top of stairs at Kings Weston House

I love a wedding with a big bridal party, and Hollie’s seven bridesmaids all looked stunning in mismatched muted pink dresses that complemented the grey, pink and white colours of the styling details.

Talking of looking stunning – I adore Hollie’s wedding dress from Allure Bridals. It has such a pretty sheer lace back with button detail.

This really is a beautiful, elegant wedding (with a hint of shabby chic). Enjoy looking through these fabulous pictures by Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek Photography.

An Informal Feel

“Our wedding took place at Kings Weston House in Bristol. We wanted to create a shabby chic, informal feel, and chose a colour scheme of grey and dusky pink with sparkly accents.

Wedding sign

Bride having make-up done

Wedding dress hanging on front of wardrobe Bridal bouquet on chair

Bridal bag

Bridal preparations at Kings Weston House

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Happy bride leaning on groom in countryside

A Pretty Blush and Mint Styled Wedding at Woodhill Hall

Happy bride leaning on groom in countryside

Oh my goodness, you are going to have total wedding envy when you see this fabulous wedding at Woohill Hall. Rachel and Daniel’s wedding looks so elegant and chic with¬†the blush and mint details, beautiful flowers¬†and cute wedding favours.

This wedding also has one of the prettiest wedding dresses we have ever seen! Rachel looks incredible in her tea length, lace detailed dress from House of Mooshki.

Get comfy and enjoy these beautiful pictures by Helen Russell Photography. We do spoil you with so many pretty ideas, don’t we?

“As Daniel and I are known to be ‘foodies’, this element of our wedding was very important to us. We didn’t want the traditional food that is often served at weddings, so the idea of a Greek meze really appealed to us. Woodhill Hall were very flexible and allowed us to modify the menu as much as we liked. We also loved the sharing element of the meze and felt it would be the perfect opportunity to bring people together on tables.

“The meze consisted of a selection of Greek dips, hummus and tzatziki, with pitta bread, olives with feta, filo parcels with ricotta and mint, stuffed peppers, slow roasted lamb with rosemary, chicken souvlaki, Greek style potatoes, Greek salad and halloumi and roasted vegetable skewers.

“My dance with my father was a very special part of the day. My dad and I are very close and this moment with him was something I will never forget. My dad is a talented Salsa-Jive dancer so I knew he would want to dance with me at the wedding. We spent a while trying to find the perfect song to dance to, but one day when I was visiting him around a year before the wedding he played ‘Eighteen Yellow Roses’ by Bobby Darin. It instantly reduced me to tears; the song was chosen.

“From that day onwards until the day of the wedding, my dad text me with a countdown with the days until the wedding – 353 yellow roses came today, 352 yellow roses came today – the texts came every day without fail. When we finally arrived at Woodhill Hall on the day before the wedding, 18 yellow roses were waiting for me in my room.

“I was a little nervous before the dance with Dad as, unlike my first dance with Daniel, our dance was completely unrehearsed. However, he did a brilliant job of making it look like we had been polishing our performance for a long time!

“I would wholeheartedly recommend Helen! She has the ability to capture precious moments that could be lost in the blink of an eye and portray them in the most beautiful and natural way. Our wedding photographs tell the perfect story of our wedding, and we will treasure them forever. We really can’t thank her enough.”

Northumberland countryside

House in grounds of Woodhill Hall Jimmy Choo wedding shoes and bouquet

House of Mooshki wedding dress

Doing up back of bride's wedding dress

Bride holding bottle of perfume

Bride smiling at father

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Bride sitting at table

An Organic Textures Inspired Bridal Shoot

Bride sitting at table

We have something truly beautiful for you today with this gorgeous organic textures inspired bridal shoot. With the stunning backdrop of Royal Geographical Society the creative team behind this shoot have created something magical. The pictures by Fiona Kelly capture the styling in its full glory. We are in awe of the organic texture details of this shoot, from the thistles and pheasant feathers to the wooden place names. Everything about this shoot oozes elegance. We hope you are inspired by these beautiful pictures.

“For this shoot we wanted to create a style that used textures as the starting point, and we loved the idea of simple, elegant yet detailed styling with depth.

“Fiona Kelly’s beautiful images showcase lush, organic textures and show how, with a few simple touches, you can create an elegant, stylish wedding.

“The shoot took place at the Royal Geographical Society in London, and the classic, simple lines of the Main Hall provided the perfect backdrop for the opulent top table. Blue Sky Flowers created a dramatic display, dressing the table in layers of eucalyptus, green bells and ivory majolica roses, adding a touch of luxury with bronze spray painted ferns and eryngium thistles. The organic look was finished off with a scattering of pheasant feathers.

Wedding table with large foliage centrepiece

Wedding table with large foliage centrepiece

Wedding table with large foliage centrepiece

Wedding table place settings

Gold cake at wedding place Small gold cake

Large foliage wedding table centrepiece

Thistles in table centrepiece

Ivory Majolica roses in table centrepiece

Small gold cake on plate

Wire number two table number Pheasant feather

“Kate Ruth Romey created the earthy looking stationery, using brown paper and wooden details for the place settings.

Wedding menu

Wedding menu

Bride looking out of window

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