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A guest article by Tasha from Hampshire Wedding Club; images by Natasha Jay Photography

 

Elegant Hampshire wedding style ideas with Natasha Jay Photography for Hampshire Wedding Club (2)

The Hampshire Wedding Club

Hampshire is one of the most beautiful and inspiring places in Southern England. Miles of vineyards stretch into rolling green hills. Perfect patchwork farmland, alongside fields as far as the eye can see. This is the rural part of our beautiful county. Believe us when we say we have the perfect blend for your wedding day. Whatever wedding style you’d like, Hampshire can cater to your needs. It can be relaxing, invigorating, coastally perfect, rurally beautiful, and historically captivating. We can do riverside boho, city chic and traditionally elegant. Enjoy easy days alongside the river in the summer. Chocolate box cottages to drive past and rustic gastronomic pubs to rest and refuel at, as well as pretty rural towns to visit. These are the scenes and experiences inspiring Beyond Vintage, and the Hampshire Wedding Club.

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The Hampshire Wedding Club

 

Peony wedding inspiration on the English Wedding Blog, images by Heline Bekker (25)
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Who else adores peonies? I bought more than I could carry home from my calligraphy workshop last week, and they’re still blooming fabulously on my mantelpiece! So to share the peony love, I have this stunning shoot for you today from our lovely friend Gwenda at Bohotanical and photographer Heline Bekker. Get your Pinterest face ready and prepare to fall HEAD OVER HEELS….!

Peony wedding inspiration on the English Wedding Blog, images by Heline Bekker (30)

Gwenda explains how the shoot came about…
“The premise of this shoot was to find beauty in simplicity, exploring how a restrained colour palette and minimal detail can be anything but bland! That Amazing Place is a fabulous space – something of a blank canvas, but filled with character, so just perfect for the aesthetic of this shoot. I’ve always loved ribbons, and although tying a decent bow drives me to distraction, my first thought was to use them as the key motif. As we were shooting in June, peonies were the obvious choice; I hadn’t ever just used them on their own, without foliage or other blooms, so this seemed like as good a time as any to do so. I picked them all from a local flower farm, and chose an array of pinks, mostly soft but with both brighter and deeper touches for interest, and various petal formations for texture. All the varieties came together in the bouquet, which had trailing ribbons in coordinating pinks; then on the table, single stems were placed in small vases to each could shine by itself.

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Today’s styled shoot is gorgeous and adorable and so very, very inspiring! I adore the feel of a relaxed but super glamorous 1930s house party – it’s simply fabulous and with Mabel the Boston Terrier modelling as ‘best man’ for the day, the cute factor totally wins my heart!

1930s true vintage wedding styling from Sprivers Mansion in Kent, with Sandra Reddin Photography (12)

Words & images by lovely Sandra Reddin Photography (based in London)

“All of the elements for this 30’s style shoot fell into place quite naturally once we got the okay from the venue. Sprivers Mansion in Kent is a characterful and elegant Georgian house and both myself and stylist/florist Gwenda Jeffs had worked there before on weddings. So, we were thrilled to get the go ahead as we wanted the images to be full of glamour and Sprivers is the perfect setting for a vintage themed shoot with its ornate fireplaces and crystal chandeliers.

1930s true vintage wedding styling from Sprivers Mansion in Kent, with Sandra Reddin Photography (21)

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Spring is well and truly in the air this morning – I’ve just come back from a wonderful little break in Richmond (we stayed in “a large Wedgewood vase” aka Culloden Tower – it was fantastic!!!) and the spring flowers were looking beautiful… so what could be better this morning than to share this beautiful spring wedding shoot with you.

blue hydrangea wedding ideas with Alexandria Events and Real Simple Photography (34)

The blue hydrangeas are divine! The whole look of the shoot is fresh and springlike, and it’s a wonderful look for a contemporary English wedding. Ideas and styling are by Alexandria Events (Alexandria is just so lovely!) and images are by Jacques Lloyd at Real Simple Photography.

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Alexandria told me, “I jumped at the chance to hold our shoot at a venue as beautiful as Oakley Hall. The grounds are gorgeous, and there were so many lovely shoot locations we were spoilt for choice! I wanted to create a fun and fresh spring feel to the shoot, and luckily the weather was on our side that day (apart from a rather gusty wind!). Overall I would describe the shoot as colourful, feminine, and soft, with an emphasis on flowers and nature.