We’re brining you serious wedding escapism this morning – away from the surreal and scary world out there. But before all that, I know many of you are so worried about your wedding plans for the summer. My advice for all of you is to focus on the truly important: not your wedding, not your marriage even, but your love. No matter what, your love will get you through this. And for advice, reassurance, and all the practicalities of wedding planning with coronavirus a very real threat on the horizon, read Annabel’s superb advice features on Love My Dress. She’s got your back, and with a great team of wedding experts on board, all the advice you could ask for is there.

‘Understated Elegance’ Spring Styled Hampshire Bridal Shoot – Rownhams House, photo credit Nisha Haq Photography (30)

Now back to that escapism – because we need a safe space online to indulge in a little wedding pretty right now! It’s springtime and we have the most wonderfully fresh wedding ideas with the prettiest florals and sublime stationery in delicate pastel shades. With inspiration drawn from the beautiful Georgian architecture at Rownhams House and the writings of Jane Austen of that period, today’s stunning bridal shoot is inspired by the romanticism, splendour and elegance of that era with a quintessentially English yet modern feel.


The New Forest is a wondrous place with sprawling heathlands, magical ancient woodlands and picturesque English villages that make it a special setting. Getting married in such an idyllic location where there are endless opportunities for a gorgeous photograph of the bride and groom is a no-brainer. It’s no wonder the New Forest takes centre stage in this stunning elopement shoot by the fabulous Nisha Haq Photography.

Wedding inspiration ideas for a New Forest elopement with Nisha Haq Photography (19)

Words & images: Nisha Haq Photography

The small towns and villages have a quintessentially English feel with quaint tea rooms and walkways with beautiful New Forest ponies grazing close by. Who wouldn’t want a wedding with ponies in the background of your bridal shots?

Wedding inspiration ideas for a New Forest elopement with Nisha Haq Photography (17)

For each location in the New Forest, the bride wears a different wedding dress as each dress has its own character that compliments the scenery. All dresses are from the high-street (sourced from ASOS) with the groom’s suit from Moss Bros and it goes to show how easy it can be to get a stunning wedding outfit especially for a low-key style wedding.