English heritage style inspiration for 2019 weddings, with Photography by Michaelangelo on English-Wedding.com (48)
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Today we’re sharing the loveliest English country house wedding style with you – a theme I adore and which is popular every single year with you lovely lot. The ideas come from a talented group of local wedding suppliers around Nurstead Court in Kent. There’s so much inspiration to take away from it – from the styling and stationery, to the dresses and shoes and flowers. The sublime images are by Michaelangelo, with fabulously romantic flowers by Bohotanical, cakes from Ever After Wedding Cakes, and showstopping designer dresses by Diana Elizabeth Bridal. Watch out for the pretty accessories by lovely Lorna Green, which are just adorable!

English heritage style inspiration for 2019 weddings, with Photography by Michaelangelo on English-Wedding.com (41)

Image credits and introduction:
Photography by Michaelangelo www.bymichaelangelo.co.uk

Back in July, myself and a huge team of mainly Kent-based suppliers organised a bit of an epic styled wedding shoot at a cute little venue called Nurstead Court.  It has a real English country house feel to it with some period pieces and areas (like a piano and a lovely panelled library) as well as some lovely grounds.  This was a real collaborative effort and we were there the whole day!

Eco styling ideas for a summer picnic wedding with Bohotanical and the Gilded Fern (40)
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I am a wedding blogger with vegan tendencies. Eco is a big deal for me, and vegan is a #lifegoal I’m working on steadily (chocolate is holding me back)! My Instagram is half filled with wedding pretty; and half with vegan and organic lifestyle influencers’ feeds. These two things make me so happy… and it’s a rare treat indeed to see my two favourite things come together on English Wedding! Gwenda from Bohotanical – you know I love you, right? With the deepest admiration and respect for THE most amazing team of wedding creatives, let’s have a look at today’s photoshoot, shall we?

 

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Concepts, flowers and styling are by Gwenda (Bohotanical & The Gilded Fern)
“I first had the pleasure of working at Bore Place in 2017, and was immediately captivated by both its beauty and the ecological ethos that underpins it. The founders of the charitable trust wanted to explore how to live and work sustainably, understanding and recognising the interconnectedness of the environmental, social, economic and political aspects of sustainability. They sought to achieve this through practical action and by working cooperatively with others in order to share and inspire change, which they do through community projects, education, green tourism, and leading by example on the farm itself. I was thrilled when they agreed to host the shoot!

Marks Hall wedding styling in rustic peach, favours by Gilded Fern and photo by Olivia Knight (31)
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This is a first!! How adorable is the little deer in this wedding inspo shoot? He’s a muntjac, and he lives at Marks Hall Estate in Essex, a beautiful location for weddings and wildlife alike, with heritage woodlands and ancient landscapes. I think his appearance in today’s blog post is a sign of approval of the gentle rusticness and natural styling touches from a lovely team of creative wedding folks who curated this photoshoot!

Marks Hall wedding styling in rustic peach, favours by Gilded Fern and photo by Olivia Knight (8)

Our wonderful friend and English Wedding Directory member Gwenda from The Gilded Fern has kindly shared this shoot with us today. The gorgeous little favour bags are hers – I think they’re beautiful, don’t you? See more at www.gildedfern.co.uk

The inspiration behind the look is beautiful rustic styling and a peach colour palette, using paler tones and accent colours. The delicate green hellebores in the floral arrangements by lovely Miss Fleur Floral make this a perfect look for a spring wedding, while the dress (from Amara Bridal Studio) with its beautifully boho, almost geometric lace pattern, is divine!

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.

Styling by UNITYstyling Flowers Bohotanical and Images by Cristina Rossi Photography (3)
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So how’s your sunshine today, lovelies? I’m loving this week – it feels like SUMMER!! I can play in my garden and walk on the beach… it’s heaven. Right now I’m working on the next edition of the English Wedding Bible, which we’re publishing in May. If you’d like to be a part of it, get in touch with your ideas for shoots, articles or real weddings we can feature. Today though, we’re all about al fresco wedding dining, herbs and botanicals with a gorgeous editorial from Gaynes Park which was sent in by English Wedding Directory member, lovely Gwenda at The Gilded Fern. She’s here to tell you more!
Claire xxx

Styling by UNITYstyling Flowers Bohotanical and Images by Cristina Rossi Photography (27)

I may be a floral designer, but I’ve got a major soft spot for plants and foliage! I often include some herbs in buttonholes and cake decorations, so the concept of this shoot stemmed from there. Herbs are often short-stemmed, so I took a little bit of artistic licence in my choices, for the bouquet, which included olive leaf, thlaspi (aka penny-cress), lavender, calendula, chamomile daisies, dill, and mentha. Many of these were also made into leaf and petal confetti.

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The English Wedding Directory is where you can find all of our favourite wedding suppliers. Our Facebook page is updated with new vendors when they join us, and the Directory is full of brilliant photographers, stationers, florists, stylists… everything you might need for the wedding of your dreams!

These lovely people have joined the English Wedding Directory in the last few weeks – and we have more coming up to share with you soon! Do take a moment to discover them, and if you like what you see why not get in touch and even book this weekend?


The Gilded Fern makes gorgeous, eco-friendly, recycled / recyclable and vegan wedding favours: our faves are… actually we can’t decide. We love them all! Welcome, Gwenda, to the English Wedding Directory! www.gildedfern.co.uk

The Little Wedding Helper‘s styling is exquisite; lovely Kirsten has worked with more amazing suppliers than I can count. I’m delighted to welcome the Little Wedding Helper to the Directory and hope any of you who don’t know all about her will take a few minutes to go and explore Kirsten’s stunning website!
www.littleweddinghelper.co.uk