Good morning, beautiful. I’m feeling very tranquil right now, having scrolled through all of the wonderful images from today’s feature on English Wedding. This is pure beauty, sophisticated and timeless wedding style for you to fall in love with, take away and turn into your own. The dresses by Kate Edmondson Bridal are divine; the bouquet just fabulous, and those Little Fancies biscuits and cookies the sweetest thing to hit my blogging screen this year! This shoot was styled and planned by Cynthia Adipue from Kimberley Rose Designs, who is here to tell you more. All images are by lovely Hannah Larkin Photography.
Step back in time to a world of glamour, style, sophistication and graceful elegance where romance blossomed under watchful eyes and often amidst unspoken words that stay locked up in the heart; an era where love is conveyed via series of handwritten and perfumed letters written and exchanged between the beloved; when simple gestures such as a look or a favourite book are the loveliest of mementos to remember your beloved by; a time where romance is not always expressed verbally or openly like in our modern day but still felt deeply with the briefest of touch or the gentlest gaze.
Where the whisper of a kiss means so much more…
It is against this backdrop that we present our Downton inspired garden party wedding shoot. Downton was a phenomenon that took the modern world by storm when it first hit our screens back in 2011 and even after the series came to an end, folks are still craving a seventh series – maybe because deep down we still crave a return to the old world from our modern day; a much more relaxed time with a slower pace of life, where simple gestures mean so much.
Weddings are happy times when two hearts, two lives and two families join to celebrate all that is good about the love they share. The garden party is the culmination of all that is wonderful about this era; a time to gather together and celebrate, an era of relaxed formality; a time when families gathered together to celebrate all that is good about life and love.
Nurstead Court provided the perfect backdrop for this shoot. It has that period look that is so reminiscent of Downton and the vast grounds provided the backdrop for the relaxed garden party setup as well as the mini picnic for the newlyweds. It is such a good choice for couples who want a bit of the traditional and yet happy to put their on stamp on their day.
I hope this shoot and all the beautiful details contained within helps to convey that sense of relaxed formality that Downton is known for and provides ample inspiration for you as you plan your own big day.
Photographer: Hannah Larkin Photography
Venue: Nurstead Court
Florist: Bailey and Blossom Flowers
Design & Styling: Kimberley Rose Designs
Vintage Crockery: Vintage Flair
Hair & Makeup: Emily Mickelburgh
Dresses: Kate Edmondson Bridal
Cake: Kate Feakins Cake Design
Models: Chloe and Piyush
Biscuits and cookies: Little Fancies
Stationery: White Olive Designs
Silk Ribbons: Silk & Purl