As it’s actually SNOWING outside today (anyone else?!!) I can’t think of anything more appropriate than a reindeer for this morning’s blog! So snuggle into your cosiest woollies and grab a hot chocolate – because this wintery wedding inspo is just perfect! Images are by lovely Chantel at Photography by Chantel, who worked alongside a talented group of suppliers in the Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House to bring you this gorgeous editorial full of candles and textures: winter foliage, wooden pillar candlesticks and mercury glass combine to make a charming and welcoming wedding table.

Winter woodland wedding styling ideas, image credit Photography by Chantel (18)

Styling is by Rustic Rentals: “I elected to keep the props and styling very minimal with the focus on the re-use of vintage and modern décor items to highlight how both vintage and modern hire items can be incorporated and upcycled. My style tends to be minimal, rustic chic where I love to combine different textures such as velvets, chiffons and metallics paired with vintage pressed glass, vintage brass and gold modern accessories alongside candles in different sizes and tonal colours. I also like to use items not always used at weddings such as the Vintage Indian cart made from a Vintage Indian door, a vintage door from The Old Milking Parlour used as a table on vintage builders trestles and a beautiful vintage peacock chair.


Welcome to Monday, lovelies! I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. We’re beginning this week with a wonderful editorial photoshoot focusing on repurposing beautiful and unusual items for a sustainable wedding look. All the dresses are from Bridal Reloved, who specialise in sample and pre-owned high end designer wedding dresses. Rustic Rentals styled this fabulous shoot with a showstopping wedding cake by Joanna Pyda and Caroline Clements‘ glorious florals, all set in the charming Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House in Somerset. Everything is captured beautifully by Photography by Chantel.

Autumn wedding vibe on English-Wedding.com with Photography by Chantel (11)
Autumn wedding vibe on English-Wedding.com with Photography by Chantel (19)

As both the stylist and décor hire company I set out to create a shoot with a talented group of suppliers which would be both inspirational and aspirational. We wanted the designs used to be achievable for real weddings. We also wanted to encourage couples to consider reducing their impact on the environment by showcasing designs that incorporated re-used items. Highlighting options such as hiring the décor and props, beeswax candles, British grown flowers, recycled paper within the stationery and the re-use of jewels and copper wire within the tiara design. The Venue The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House was chosen as it is a converted dairy farm incorporating large woodland areas so perfect for our theme.

Cavokay House Milking Parlour wedding photographers on English-Wedding.com Photo credit Emily Black Photography (31)

It’s really important to me as a wedding blogger that I introduce every feature I share with you. Each photograph, each wedding styling idea is carefully selected for the blog and I like to explain why I love the articles we publish… but honestly today I couldn’t dream of writing a better introduction for you than lovely Laura from The Rustic Dresser has already done! Every detail, every image takes my breath away – the location and the gorgeous images by English Wedding team member Emily Black Photography are just the dreamiest. I can only call this wedding blog gold, and leave you in Laura’s capable hands to read and see more!

Cavokay House Milking Parlour wedding photographers on English-Wedding.com Photo credit Emily Black Photography (10)

The Old Milking Parlour at Cavokay House is one of those venues that has an atmosphere all of its own which just encases you each and every time you walk in the doors. Some venues need styling in place before you can see their true potential come alive before your eyes but The Milking Parlour isn’t one of those.  If the space could talk it would say “Hi there, come on in, kick your shoes off and relax”. It just has this cosy, warm and unmistakeable welcoming feel to it which makes it the perfect place to hold a wedding reception.