This wedding is published & printed on BRIDES UK and as our wonderful bride Danielle is a fashion editor herself, you can read all about the tasteful and contemporary style choices here:
From our wonderful bride Danielle:
We were in the same halls of residence at University and were introduced by our Best Man Andrew – we have been together 13 years!
I grew up in Berkshire, not too far away from the venue. The venue had everything on the estate – church, garden room for reception, a castle barn for the wedding breakfast and cottages and dovecotes for the wedding party to stay the night. I also stayed in the farmhouse, Home Farm the night before the wedding with my bridesmaids which is also on the estate. I also loved the style – the church was more a chapel – super tiny and very old – I think it’s Benedictine. The rest of the estate was a beautiful backdrop.
For me our day was all about the finishing touches and making sure our personalities and style rang through from the flowers, to the table settings, food, decor and music. We also wanted it to be incredibly fun for our guests and hopefully be as different and as modern as we could be from any other wedding. Most of all we wanted the day to be the most wonderful and memorable day with the people we loved.
I wanted a more fashion-forward dress, no lace and wanted my dress to be memorable. I didn’t want to be traditional; I guess this stems from working in Fashion and for Net-A-Porter. I also wanted to be able to move around and dance with ease (we did a little dance routine to Stevie Wonder for our first dance that incorporated a lift so I needed to move!) and have sleeves after all a English wedding in April may very well be a little colder.
Trying to find my dress was the hardest part for me, it’s was so outside my comfort zone. I originally was going to go for a 30s style dress and have a more Gatsby esquse champagne silk dress made for me but I suddenly realised that I did want to wear white and feel more bridal. I was blown away by the service at Temperley
I’ve always been a huge fan of Scarlet & Violet, my favourite florist in London with the most exquisite wild flowers that are more bohemian in style than formal and the perfect match for my English country wedding. I met up with Vic (Owner of S&V) over the course of a year to plan and work out what would suit the venue. We decided on a vintage muted pastel colour palette which had muted parchment blush pinks, whites and greens all soft and relaxed. Garden roses, ranunculus sweet pea, blush lilac, cherry blossom (it’s an April wedding after all!) magnolia and gypsophila. We had three areas to decorate with flowers – the church, garden room for the reception and the barn.
I carried a loose and meadow bouquet with touches of cherry blossom, garden roses, lilac, ranunculus, very soft parchments to pinks, with soft creams tied with grey grosgrain ribbon. My bridesmaids on the morning of the wedding gave me an Astley Clark gold and diamond wishbone pin to place on the ribbon on my bouquet. The Bridesmaids were wearing dove grey/champagne colour palette so their bouquets were similar to mine but with a slightly different colour focus for each to suit their personalities.
Scarlet & Violet provided us with loose hair flowers a mix of large single flowers and smaller buds and lots of gypsophila so we could use as we wanted gathered, dotted or one single in the hair. The bridesmaids all had a mixture of roses and gypsophila in their hair whilst I just stuck to gypsophila placed around my braid as I didn’t want to take the focus too much away from my veil.
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March 8, 2020
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