Affordable afternoon tea wedding inspiration from Twickenham’s Secret River Garden

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Happy Wednesday my lovelies!! Would you like to join me in reminiscing over the stunningly sunny summer we had this year? Today I’m sharing a beautiful styled shoot that local suppliers to The Secret River Garden in Twickenham created in the summer months. The shoot is based on a DIY location (and the Secret River Garden is just perfect for this!) to show what a bride and groom who are looking to create an outdoor wedding in a stunning garden setting can do!

This is affordable, pretty and eclectic wedding inspiration for everyone. By using a couple of statement pieces (the cakes from Naomi’s bakehouse and Johanna Pedrick Flowers bouquet are just STUNNING!!) it’s easy to create a wonderfully pretty wedding display – and do get your guests to help out with a little baking if you’d love to create a dessert table like this!! Stylists Gemma from Mrs Jones Tea and China Hire and Jenny from Mrs Myrtle Events used vintage china in soft pastel colours with some bold props and natural elements to create a pretty English picnic wedding suitable for those long summer days by the river or in a garden.

Afternoon Tea and cake is a great social eating occasion which is perfect for a picnic wedding, with scones, pretty cakes adorned by fresh edible flowers and traditional picnic food like quiche, fruit tarts & finger sandwiches. The Secret River Garden is a private secluded walled garden tucked away behind Twickenham High street on the river hidden behind a garden gate. They only host 5 weddings a year so it’s a really special place to host a wedding reception!


Photographer – Emily Jarrett Photography
Food, Styling & Props – Mrs Jones Tea and China Hire
Flowers – Johanna Pedrick Flowers
Wedding Cakes – Naomis bakehouse
Stylist & props – Mrs Myrtle Events
Make Up Artist – Kimberley Louise Makeup
Wedding Dresses – Lucy Martin Bridal
Hair Accessories – Victoria Millesime
Venue – The Secret River Garden, Twickenham
Models – Sean Laidlaw & Sophie Morgans

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.


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