A Beautiful Winter Wedding at Le Petit Château

Today I’m delighted to share Lauren and Dylan’s beautiful winter wedding at Le Petit Château. This quirky wedding venue in Northumberland has a stunning Belle Époque inspired French Chapel ceremony room with the most incredible marble fireplace, which gave Lauren and Dylan an enchanting setting in which to exchange their vows. Le Petit Château also has an impressive water fountain with fire rim around it, creating a great spot for some night time photographs.

I love the couple’s choice of styling, which worked so well with the venue and time of year. For their wedding breakfast, rustic, bare wooden tables provided a lovely contrast to glass chargers with silver rim detail, while table arrangements of flowers and foliage on top of ruffled linen added texture to the look.

Bride and groom by fountain with fire around it at Le Petit Chateau

I also love that they included their dog, Sansa, in their day, with Lauren saying she made their day even more special. Sansa obviously had a great time too, involving herself in the ceremony and joining Lauren and Dylan on the dance floor for their first dance!

This really is such a beautiful wedding, and it has been captured so perfectly by Lindsey and her assistant, Greta, of Forget Me Knot Images…

Best Friends

“Dylan and I met in secondary school. We were best friends at first and then started dating. He proposed on Christmas Eve Eve, under my favourite tree in our city. We had already done ‘our’ Christmas day and gifts, as we like to do it before we visit family and don’t have too much time to ourselves.

“We decided to go out for dinner and Dylan suggested a diversion to warm up with some cocktails. As we were taking the detour we happened to go past my favourite tree that, at that time of year, is filled with twinkly lights next to a light display. He asked me for a kiss and as I turned around he was on one knee and popped the question.”

Bride sitting having make-up donw

Tattoo on bride's leg

Wedding dress and shoes

Lady with rollers in her hair

Dog

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Burgundy and Pink Floral Wedding Styling

I just love these show-stopping burgundy and pink floral wedding styling ideas. Created by floral designer Lori’s Flowers and beautifully photographed by Elizabeth Burgi Photography, these ideas would work well for a wedding in any season, but the burgundy tones make them particularly suited to a winter wedding. Shades of burgundy always look wonderfully dramatic, but when mixed with pops of bright pink they really come alive.

The idea behind this styled shoot was to inspire brides looking for beautiful ideas for wedding florals for their bouquet, table and venue. Lori used roses as the main focal flower in the bouquet and table arrangements. In shades of rich, velvety burgundy and fabulous bright fuchsia pink they look divine. Paler shades of dahlia, stocks, scabiosa, ranunculus, and dark green foliage fill the arrangements.

Bride sitting at wedding table holding burgundy and pink bouquet

Of course, you can’t help but notice the bride’s beautiful wedding dress too. This stunning off-the shoulder, long sleeved dress with lace bodice has a beautiful tulle train and is a real head-turner! I don’t often see brides wearing tiaras any more, but the one the bride is wearing is incredible. The entwined gold almost looks branch-like, and encrusted in black and white jewels this unique piece really stands out.

This whole shoot is oh so pretty. Our thanks go to Elizabeth Burgi for sharing these beautiful pictures…

“When Lori’s Flowers asked if I wanted to do a mini styled shoot of a table top and bride with bouquet I was totally on board. I love Lori’s fresh but classic style with flowers.

“Lori set the table with gorgeous burgundy and pink flowers that would be perfect for a fall or winter wedding. The model wore a custom gown by Niquie, and the flirty lace and bold jewel toned flowers fit together beautifully.”

Bride holding burgundy and pink wedding bouquet

Bridal bouquet with burgundy and pink flowers

Detail of bride's lace wedding dress

Bride showing back of lace wedding dress

Bride wearing tiara

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A Rustic, Informal Winter Wedding at Dewsall Court

Today I’m delighted to share the incredible pictures from Hannah and Gordon’s winter wedding at Dewsall Court. The ceremony and reception both took place in the Wainhouse, the venue’s stunning barn space. It was the perfect backdrop for the couple’s rustic wedding styling, and looked simply breathtaking when lit by candlelight for the evening celebrations.

Hannah and Gordon wanted an informal wedding day. They used lots of foliage to create simple yet beautiful styling, and an abundance of candles and lanterns created the ‘winter sparkle’ they wanted. Unstructured, natural floral arrangements added to the rustic vibe, with cream and ivory flowers complementing winter foliage perfectly for the bouquets, table arrangements and stunning ceremony arch.

Talking of stunning, what about Hannah’s wedding dress! She looked incredible in her long sleeved Margaux Tardits dress with embroidered detail. The bridesmaids’ metallic maxi dresses added even more sparkle to the day, whilst Gordon and his groomsmen braved the cold in tweed kilts and jackets.

Breaking tradition, Hannah and Gordon decided against having a first dance, instead doing a variation of the Virginia Reel (Ceilidh dance) and inviting their guests to join them. They also had 100 vegan cupcakes instead of a wedding cake, to celebrate their friend’s 30th birthday which was on the same day.

This wedding really shows that you don’t have to follow any rules when it comes to planning your big day. I hope you enjoy looking through these beautiful pictures, captured by Dean Jones Photography.

Dewsall Court

View from Dewsall Court

Lounge area in Dewsall Court

Bride looking out of window of Dewsall Court before her wedding

Wedding dress hanging on back of door

Sparkly bridal shoes

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‘Heaven Meets Earth’ Winter Wedding Styling

With striking blue hues and celestial details including eye-catching galaxy prints, these ‘Heaven Meets Earth’ winter wedding styling ideas are truly gorgeous.

Celestial details are still a big trend, and the dark, bold colours and silvery hints create the perfect colour combination. Although styled here for a winter wedding, you could use these ideas for a wedding in any season.

Full of lush florals and whimsical ideas, I love the way that the styling team took the concept and adapted it for three unique types of bride. The result is both styling and bridal ideas that you can adapt for your own personal style. Crystal crowns, bright red lips, and side-swept hair make for three distinctly dreamy bridal looks.

Three brides sitting at winter wedding table with natural styling

Flooded with natural light, Greenhouse Two Rivers in Missouri is the perfect blank canvas, and these modern, romantic styling ideas come to life inside the venue’s glass walls. I adore the large foliage chandeliers suspended from the ceiling; so simple yet so heavenly.

Couples looking for ceremony backdrop inspiration will love the elegantly draped ceremony arch decorated with elegant florals that takes centre stage in the ceremony area. The dining table is beautiful yet simple, with gorgeous blue fabric table runner and matching napkins, floral designs and pretty glassware.

The pièce de résistance of this shoot though has to be the incredible wedding cake. Its unmistakable galaxy print, striking teal-blue hue and rough edges make it the perfect choice for a wedding with a celestial vibe.

I hope this styled shoot serves as refreshing inspiration for overlapping themes; heaven with earth, bold with simple. Enjoy these beautiful pictures capture by Sarah Jane Photography…

Celestial with Natural

“The organic beauty of the earth and heavens inspired this wedding shoot, where we wanted to combine the celestial with the natural.

“Using similar pieces we created unique looks and movements for our three distinct brides, showcasing how to utilise similar features in multiple ways. In the end, we gathered all three brides to show how their styles intertwine.”

Bridal floral hoop

Bridal crown on mirror

Wedding rings on mirror

Blue celestial wedding stationery and candles on blue cloth

Blue celestial wedding stationery and candles on blue cloth

Hanging foliage installations in Greenhouse Two Rivers

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Cosy Winter Elopement Inspiration at Coombe Trenchard

The cold January weather is upon us, so these cosy winter elopement ideas at Coombe Trenchard look perfect right now. Picture the scene – beautiful country house venue surrounded by the rolling countryside, and the two of you saying personally written vows in front of the roaring open fire before snuggling up and enjoying a fabulous feast to celebrate. Sounds perfect.

I adore these cosy ideas, from the muted colour palette of blush, pale mustard yellow, ivory and soft green to the groom’s tweed suit and the bride’s cosy chunky knit jumper that she wears after the ceremony. The whole idea is relaxed and chilled out, just how an elopement should be.

Simple styling allows the flowers to take centre stage. The delicate roses, ivy stems with an abundance of berries, foliage and leaves in autumnal colours look superb. The bride’s matching floral crown, together with a beautiful organza wedding dress with poet sleeves, gives her a romantic air.

Bride and groom toasting marshmallows on fire

Coombe Trenchard’s romantic look and stunning surroundings makes it a wonderful choice for an elopement. In this shoot the couple enjoy delectable desserts by the fire, warming hot chocolate outside whilst toasting marshmallows on the fire pit, and even a whiskey or two by the cosy wood burning stove. Aren’t these ideas just magical?

Amber from Liberty Pearl Photography’s amazing pictures tell the story of this wonderful winter elopement…

Cosy and Intimate

“Coombe Trenchard, a beautiful arts and crafts house in the mid Devon countryside, has a grand but really warm and homely feel. It is also very secluded, so the idea of an elopement shoot there immediately appealed.

“The large fireplaces and warm tones of the venue inspired me to create a wintery feel, basing the shoot around the beautiful fireplaces. I was also very much inspired by the film ‘Edge of Love’, with lots of chunky knits and loose hairstyles, so I created a palette of mustard, dark and pale green, and ivory.

Coombe Trenchard

Wedding dress hanging on fireplace

Grey wedding shoes and winter bouquet

Bridal flower crown

Bride wearing flower crown holding bouquet

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