Matching your wedding style to your venue can be easy when you have a blank canvas (a marquee or a purpose-built venue) but when you’re marrying at a stately home or boutique hotel it’s easy to confuse styles. I always encourage couples to consider the style of their venue when making decisions on wedding decor: a boho look won’t work in a modern hotel, just as a classic wedding dress can look out of place in a field at a festival wedding. Stately homes are our classic venue choice, but how can you make sure your styling options aren’t limited?
My lovely friend and sponsor Jennifer Sinclair Photography styled two shoots at Froyle Park – both with classic dresses to suit any bride, but incorporating a colourful, floral look with a lovely crown for one bride, and with more chic, vintage-inspired styling for the second bridal look. I love them both – and either look works beautifully with a stately home venue like Froyle.
The secret is to really look at your venue. If you’re hiring a tipi then your wedding will tip towards a rustic, boho look. Sperry tents or traditional marquees add elegance to canvas, meaning you can incorporate more chic or Skandi details.
For a stately home or boutique hotel wedding, look around your venue. When was it built? When does the architecture date to? Are there period features which could inspire your day? Think about the building – a beautiful bay window, luxury wallpapers or a pagoda could set the tone for a vintage-inspired celebration. Art deco venues can inspire a bold, designer wedding while theatres and old cinemas are perfect for a stronger, silver screen, Hollywood vogue wedding style.
Froyle Park has the best of both worlds: classic interior styling with its wood panelled great hall or a light and airy drawing room, both with a breathtaking chandelier to inspire a vintage luxe wedding. The pagoda is a lovely space for a classic wedding with a boho floral twist – and by bringing flowers into the main house you can continue the theme for the rest of your day too!
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Classic wedding styling with a boho floral twist
Bright florals with plenty of texture make this versatile look perfect for an outdoor wedding in a classic venue – the flower crown gives a subtle boho twist to the traditional dress and styling touches.
Vintage inspired wedding style with classic touches
For the second look, an art deco inspired hair accessory and a bold make up style lend a classic vintage twist to a classic bridal style. The diamante belt is subtle and the stationery is sweetly vintage – perfect for a pretty, feminine Froyle Park wedding day.
If you’re getting married at Froyle Park do get in touch with Jennifer Sinclair Photography for a chat about your day. She’s lovely!
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