Wild Meadow Garden Wedding
The pandemic has seen a huge spike in micro weddings which is a trend we love! Here, we wanted to create a dreamy garden wedding and inspire couples when designing their intimate weddings.
“I’m so glad Hannah asked me to be involved in this garden wedding editorial. Lockdown has been tough for us all and as a creative, I’ve struggled with not being able to do what I love most – capture beautiful weddings with wonderful couples.”
The idea behind this garden wedding shoot was to create some beautiful ideas for what couples can do during the uncertainty of the current global situation. With there being so many questions surrounding venues opening, guest numbers and weddings in general, we wanted to show what could be done to keep romance alive!
It was important that the shoots looked real and relatable when couples look to them for inspiration. I wanted to use real couples, in real situations in their own clothes and doing their own hair and make up. Not only was this to ensure everybody could stay at a safe distance, but to me, it just made the whole day feel more romantic.
Being in such a beautiful country house venue, I wanted the wedding theme to follow suit. We kept the flowers very loose and whimsical in beautiful white and ivory colours. Being the perfect season, we took advantage and used the gorgeous peonies for each place setting along with the forget-me-nots to symbolise the remembrance of good memories and true love. Detail is very important to me, especially when it came to showing the story of this garden wedding, from the welcome gifts in the rooms, through to the reserved signs at the ceremony and the gorgeous choice of English flowers.
About the real couple;
“We were only 21 when we found one another. We met at one of my (Kerry’s) family friends 50th birthday parties. They had hired Leon as a barman and I was taken with him immediately. We hit it off after he made me several perfectly concocted Cosmopolitans and we have been inseparable ever since. The proposal was absolutely beautiful; we were on holiday in Croatia and Leon had planned a trip to a wonderful island called Lokrum, which had rabbits and peacocks roaming free. Leon took me up to a secluded point near the old fort with a stunning view of the sea and the other islands and began flying his drone, pretending he wanted videos of the surroundings. In reality, Leon was secretly filming in anticipation of getting down on one knee. The proposal was perfect and so completely ‘us’.”
Venue: Four Seasons Hampshire
Design, Styling & Planning: Maple Rose Weddings
Photography: Anneli Marinovich
Flowers: Paula Rooney Floral Design
Stationery: Millie Stone
China & Tableware: Whitehouse Crockery
Chairs: Academy Furniture Hire
Linen: Northfields Linen
Embroidered Linen: The Embroidered Napkin Company
Shoes: Emmy London
Cake: Unique Cakes by Yevnig
Welcome Basket: Newlyn’s Farm Shop
Featured: Grace Ormonde
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