If there’s still time, try and visit your wedding venue a year before your big day. Explore the gardens, enjoy the flowers… take a few selfies in the beautiful grounds to look back upon. Today’s wedding has some of the most amazing images with beautiful blooms and the backdrop of a magnificent venue… I just think there would be something magical about exploring your venue with 12 months to go, and picturing yourselves there in the gardens with the same flowers – and your wedding dress.
If you have time, try it!
Yulia and Leigh married at gorgeous Ashridge House in Berkhamstead, a 19th century neo-gothic mansion with a history as a royal residence, a monastery and finishing school. The venue is magnificent and only hosts a limited number of weddings each year.
Images are by the fantastic Steven Anthony Photography. Find out all about him here:
Yulia and Leigh married in the main hall at Ashridge, which needs no styling or decoration – the table settings were elegant and classic, and Yulia chose a fabulous deep red for the flowers and accents on the day. The mossy table centres fit well: the bark slices bring nature inside just a little, and add character (who’d have a martini-glass floral arrangement when you could choose something so much more interesting?!)
Yulia is one of those brides whose style looks effortless – she wears her gorgeous dress like a movie star – her hair pinned, her lips red and her smile everlasting. Her dragonfly necklace is wonderfully unique and those little sleeves on the wedding dress… so intricate and eye-catchingly beautiful. LOVE!
The detailed, elegant bridesmaids’ dresses are divine – and Yulia’s bouquet mixing red roses, barely-open lilies and rich berries is exquisite – those textures are superb! The flowers continue to the cake, which is natural and beautiful all at the same time – unusual colours for a May wedding but they make it all the more personal, don’t they?
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