English rose styled shoot at the Montagu Arms, Beaulieu, with Dom Brenton Photography
For all of you classic, traditional wedding fans… this lovely styled shoot will have you swooning! Hats off to lovely photographer Dom Brenton for standing in as the groom on the day! We’re loving all the summery vibes we’ve been able to share this week, so thank you ever so much for sending this our way!
Holly from Entwine Weddings and photographer Dom Brenton put together this styled shoot to celebrate the English summer. It took place in early June, just as garden roses come into bloom, at the beautiful Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu, in the heart of the New Forest. Their model bride Danielle also has the classic English rose complexion. And so the theme flowered.
A number of suppliers quickly came on board: Just Add Flowers, who provided beautiful bouquets and displays to decorate the ceremony and intimate dining room; Olivia George Bridal, who loaned three bridal gowns and a bridesmaid’s dress; Pastry Corner, who supplied a four-tier wedding cake decorated with delicate roses; Wedding Bells Prop Hire, who brought along a very instagrammable bicycle and decorated ladder; and Cathedral Cars, who motored over with their vintage Rolls Royce limousine. Mel from Bournemouth Bridal Hair and Make-Up brought out the natural beauty in Danielle and Holly, applying light blush tones and creating a timeless up-do for Danielle to bring out the romance of the occasion.
The sun came out on the day itself, reflecting the happy mood of the shoot and the images created.
Your Beaulieu wedding supplier websites to bookmark:
Planner: Entwine weddings
Photographer: Dom Brenton
Venue: Montagu Arms Hotel
Wedding dresses: Olivia George Bridal
Florist: Just Add Flowers
Hair and make-up: Bournemouth Bridal Hair & Make-Up
Cake: Pastry Corner
Limousine: Cathedral Cars
Video: EVG Media
A glorious summer’s day in England is echoed in this pretty bridal bouquet. Exquisite white Peonies with just a blush of pink, jostle for prime position with large pink Avalanche Roses, whilst a second smaller Rose in baby pink nestles deep amongst the white of the Matthiola and Campanula, with white Lisianthus edged in pink, adding frills to this summer melody. Perky green Bupleurum dance happily alongside the silver Eucalyptus with cream Ammi adding a seamless finishing touch. The mix of these blooms with the rich aroma of the Peony, Rose and Matthiola bestow a heavenly summer fragrance to this bouquet.
The ceremony room sees the heavy oak fireplace enlightened with a deep arc of neat rows of pink Antirrhinum, green Chrysanthemum, pink Lisianthus & white Gerbera sitting on the hearth and following the curvature of the brickwork.
Oak leaves and a rich mix of green foliage decorates the mantelpiece with a semi hidden horseshoe also acknowledging the New Forest venue. Pale pink Lisianthus and Rose on an oak leaf background decorate the horseshoes which adorn the chairs adding a further hint to the surroundings outside.
English summer flowers continue throughout the wedding venue, joined by white Gladioli, Veronica and Antirrhinums in pink, to enrich the deep floral displays inside the bicycle basket and adorning the sills of the large leaded windows.
A long rustic wooden trough plays host to the delicate flowers on the breakfast table as another nod to the New Forest.
Finally, the perfect clusters of Rose, Lisianthus and Veronica all in their differing shades of pink, sit happily on the tiers of the beautiful four-tier, royal-iced rustic wedding cake and finished with a lavish pink bow.
Meet ‘Violet’, an ivory & black 1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Pullman Limousine with coachwork by Barker. It was first registered on 6 December 1935 to Lady Boles, the widow of Sir Dennis Fortescue Boles, an Edwardian MP, Justice of the Peace, army officer and cricketer in Somerset.