Moggerhanger Park Wedding Inspiration with Elegant Black Details

Published by Claire Gould on

Fabulously elegant, modern and fun wedding inspiration from a talented group of suppliers and a gorgeous model couple at Moggerhanger Park. Today’s shoot was sent in by English Wedding member by Karolina Photography, and we’re absolutely smitten. The details are a perfect mix of soft and dramatic, the florals amazing and the dress by our lovely dressmaker member Felicity Westmacott is absolutely out of this world!

A styled inspiration photoshoot by:

Photographer, Videographer & Concept –
Planner & Stylist –
Venue –
Florist –
Dress & Veil –
On the day coordinator –
Celebrant –
Accessories –
Props & styling –
Cake & Desserts –
Stationery –
Napkins –
Chairs –
Model Couple – Eloise & Thomas

The inspiration for this editorial shoot came from the elegance and a modern touch that black can bring to the styling of a wedding without making it too alternative or themed.

Photographer Karolina is a self-confessed lover of using the colour black in weddings and wanted to show how it can be done using muted colours alongside metallic finishes. This allows the black touches to shine through creating a perfectly complemented final look with a beautiful contrast of the black. Karolina photographed the couple as if it was a real wedding day, made sure to make it fun with champagne pop and cackesicles, relaxing and intimate too.

Wedding planner Eleanor joined the team of amazing suppliers to help bring this vision to life. As a Wedding Planner & Stylist based in Buckinghamshire, Eleanor was excited to get creative with this talented team along with the help of Beth from Miss Carlysle and Co.

Moggerhanger Park served as the perfect backdrop, with its neutral exterior, contrasting black-framed arch windows which allowed the light to flood in. The different areas of this beautiful venue from the wow-factor staircase and landing to the walled garden, extensive grounds, and countryside views are what drew us to this venue.

Our beautiful bride Eloise wore a bespoke hand-made dress and veil by Felicity Westmacott.

Felicity designed and made this bespoke gown called ‘Celeste’ for Eloise in layered silver satin, sequins and flowing soft tulle. With hints of art-deco and boho-chic, the dress was designed to be timeless and modern.

Felicity created the dress in two layers, the sparkling underdress is perfect for an evening party while the flowing tulle overdress transforms the look for an ethereal bride.

The silver underdress with hints of Downton Abbey has a bodice with relaxed pleats into the waist, emphasised with a pretty beaded belt. Pretty scallop-edged sequin lace extends from the tiny, off the shoulder sleeves into the bodice pleats. More sequins creep across the sheer tulle that fills the deep v-neckline.

A dramatic necklace of diamante, pearls and Swarovski crystals extends from the shoulders and fills the open back. The underdress has a slimline skirt with a daring split to the thigh.

The tulle overdress is made from pale ivory soft tulle that cascades in two layers from the shoulders nipped in at the waist by a grosgrain ribbon belt. The tulle hangs in a soft cowl around the back necklace and dramatic waterfall open-sleeves over Eloise’s arms.

The skirt is softly gathered from the waistline and features a split on one leg to match the underdress. A constellation of pretty diamante stars on the belt finish this look.

Felicity made a matching cathedral veil in plain soft tulle to compliment the dress and headpieces.

The groom Tom wore an all-black outfit including a shirt, tie, and suit which was complimented by the buttonhole that matched the bouquet and other florals. All black attire for a groom complemented the overall look of the couple with beautiful contrast.

Hair and Makeup Artist Ema, created an understated, glowing look for Eloise’s make-up and iconic Hollywood waves. To complement the look, hair accessories were provided by Rachel Chaprunne.

Our talented florist Laura created the most vibrant bouquet with dark tones which was tied with burnt orange and black hand-dyed silk ribbons. The floral arrangements with a mix of dried and fresh elements were made specially to be able to move them to different areas of the venue as we needed to. We placed them beside Debbie Coe Celebrant – for the ceremony, moved them outside to dress the peacock chairs from Victoria + Claire and then repurposed them for the wedding breakfast table too.

Providing the décor & styling items for the day with their extensive collection, Victoria + Claire arranged several bottles and bud vases along the centre of the large table to allow all the colours in the theme to be showcased without it feeling too busy. Black glassware and candles brought the black element back once again. The large tablescape was brought to life by the decor and the space that it provided gave a grand overall look.

We added grey, botanically dyed napkins by Willow & Ribbon and geometric gold chairs by Rosetone Event Furniture to complete the look and bring a modern edge.

Created by Tracey from Tiggityboo Wedding Stationery, the stationery featured a bespoke design of floral elements on a white textured card with contrasting black envelopes. The set included Save the date, Invitation, RSVP and Information cards.

The stars of the show were the cakes and desserts made by Parul from Silverleaf Cake Company. Parul wanted to showcase several designs within the black elegance, metallics and neutral colour palette. She created a perfect contemporary style wedding cake with elegant muted gold bas-relief detailing, accompanied by an array of mini-cakes and matching cakesicles and doughnut favours for the tables.

All of the suppliers came together perfectly and created this beautiful black inspired wedding scenario for the couples to see how no one should be scared to incorporate black into their wedding day.

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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