Rustic Luxe Wedding Inspiration at Caswell House, Oxfordshire

Published by Claire Gould on

Let’s make Friday amazing with a beautiful editorial feature from lovely Mel at Your Story Events. I’ve been so excited to share this with you – it’s dreamy and beautiful, with French vibes and the most adorable couple!

With Valentine’s and Christmas just behind us, I feel it’s a nice opportunity to explain styled shoots and why we feature them. This isn’t a real wedding, it’s a creative project from a (super talented!) group of wedding suppliers who’ve taken time out to inspire you. I LOVE styled shoots because they show folks like you and me the very BEST ideas for wedding styling – and this is the loveliest example!

I will hand over to lovely Mel from Your Story Events, who’s done a little write up on behalf of the team. Do check them out – there’s a supplier list for you just below. And have a wonderful Friday!Claire's signature

This dreamy, rustic-luxe wedding editorial shoot offers charming, French vibes set in the beautiful English countryside.

The shoot took place in the gorgeous Barn Wedding Venue at Caswell House and was captured by Tanya Flanagan Photography in her romantic, fine art style. The day was planned by me, Mel, from Your Story Events, along with Lauren Daisy, our Stationery Designer.

We wanted to illustrate how luxe-styled weddings can absolutely work in rustic venues. Achieving our vision by using soft palettes of neutral, pastel blues and soft lilacs, styled with elegant tableware, textured linen and padded Louis-style chairs. For the stationery, Lauren created a bespoke Caswell House Collection with a unique venue drawing to capture the location’s essence. The tableware was supplied by Wren Ark, while Northfields provided the linen.

The flowers by Blue & Boheme were stunning; overflowing meadow arrangements were used for both the ceremony and wedding breakfast, and tied in beautifully with the look of the shoot; adding to the authentic rustic, farmhouse vibe. The table centrepieces consisted of pretty bud vases with tall dining candles to create a romantic glow. Whilst the Barn provided a wonderful backdrop of light stone, which meant the colour palette complemented perfectly. A magnificent cake was designed by the Pretty Cake Company, with beautiful colour and textures for an elegant finish.

Our real-life model couple, Beki and George, looked flawless. Our elegant bride wore a strapless dress from Butterfly Bridal Boutique, while delicate jewellery and shoes completed Beki’s look – provided by Fiona Lucy and Harriet Wilde. Danielle from Pinned with love Hair styled Beki’s romantic updo and the bridal make-up by Beth Sell Make-up Artist.

George dressed in a blue tweed jacket and suit from Dragonfly Menswear to complement the rest of the shoot. The wedding celebrant, Meg Senior Ceremonies, conducted the ceremony in a coordinating outfit and brought her fun energy to the day. Finally, the shoot included Dita Bowen capturing the gorgeous day on video for us all to enjoy.


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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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