New England wedding inspiration at Chapel House Estate

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We hope you love this New England wedding inspiration, brought to life in the Kent countryside! The vibe is casual and yet classy, where every element is thoughtfully planned, from the couple’s outfits to their minimal invitations. We’ve fallen hard for this gorgeous styled photoshoot and we hope it gives you lots of ideas for styling your wedding!

With thanks to the lovely team at Chapel House Estate for sending this beauty our way. Here’s your full Kent wedding supplier list!

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With its natural beauty, a New England-style wedding is uniquely and universally appealing. The style draws inspiration from a particular region in the USA. The north-eastern region of the States combines Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire. The Shaker style dates back to the 17th century when settlers came from the Southeast of England in the UK!

The New England style has become synonymous with neutral colours, wooden furniture, and natural fibres combined for luxury and comfort.

Couples who choose a New England-style wedding are looking for a traditional, elegant black tie sophisticated celebration, ideally at a wedding venue out of the city surrounded by open green spaces. To capture the New England vibe, couples looking for a wedding venue full of charm that includes charming, timeless old buildings but with a more modern, light-filled, open plan white space wall big barn for their wedding reception.

So here are our top eight tips for how to bring some New England charm to your wedding:

  1. Choose a romantic and charming historic wedding venue. Ideally, a wedding venue with abundant natural beauty, beautifully-manicured grounds, and an orchard or paddocks to serve as the perfect backdrop. We recommend a historic estate that captures the true essence of the region, with an outdoor ceremony area, but somewhere with a good wet weather plan and somewhere for you and your photographer to get those hazy summer golden moment late evening shots.
  2. For your menu, go more formal, and choose a three-course meal, but a non-negotiable is to include seafood and shellfish, which might include locally caught crab bought in on the morning boats off the Kent Coast.
  3. The primary ‘colour’ worn by the couple is white and black, but you could swap out black with navy blue for a more coastal vibe. Your outfits can be elegant and classic with timeless detail and might include bows, and the bigger the bow better. Think old black-and-white movies!
  4. Opt for a classic neutral colour palette of crisp white or creamy ivory with accents of black, gold or silver to add that touch of understated glamour.
  5. Remember to keep the overall minimal aesthetic in mind. For New Englanders, less is more when it comes to wedding décor, so to make the most significant impact on your tablescape, choose simple, uncluttered and elegant details with clean lines all set on oak tables with oak cross back chairs and add in the occasional blue and white accessories such as ginger jars and white porcelain plates.
  6. For your flowers, think ivory and white hydrangeas, but if you want to add a pop of colour, go for a soft blush or pale pastel pink shade of rose.
  7. To add a touch of comfort, set aside an inviting area in your reception and hire a lounge area but think wicker sofas and armchairs plus a piece of antique furniture for your wedding cake
  8. And choose a photographer who naturally captures that charming New England beauty!

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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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