A secret garden wedding styled shoot that is utterly romantic and full of bridal bliss is showcased in today’s wedding inspiration, captured by Daffodil Waves Photography. We fell head over heels in love with everything about this vision that was conceptualized by Pumpkin Events. From the gorgeous Claire Pettibone gown to the romantic hairstyling by Natalie at Bridal Hair Specialist in London, this shoot is enchanting for brides planning their dream day in a secret garden. All the inspiration provided is feasible to create an elegant and luxurious outdoor ceremony and reception.
Quintessential English Garden
For the quintessential English setting at Birtsmorton Court, Passion for Flowers created a natural looking floral design with hanging greens that simply flowed. The inspiration for the flowers in The White Garden came from a visit in the springtime. Flowers for the large urns included tall spires of delphiniums, scented white lilac, blousy garden roses and of course peonies with a mix of lush foliage. The arbor they created by using a garland with a mix of willow, eucalyptus and asparagus fern filled with peonies, garden roses and stocks. The hanging flower balls were a mix of roses. A relaxed free form bouquet was designed with brimming with flowers including garden roses, helebore, scented lilac, astilbe and ranunculus with clematis and willow foliage, finished with trailing silk ribbon and cute photo frames. The flower crown had a delicate mix of ranunculus, spray roses and lisianthus. The second bouquet was an elegant peony bouquet with touches of English stocks, simply bound with ribbon. Blooms from the day were continued in the table plan, dessert table and ceremony flowers.
On the courtyard, a little sparkle was added to the scene with use of a sequin backdrop behind a summery selection of cocktails. Outdoor drink receptions are ever popular with weddings in the warmer seasons, with this in mind the team wanted to highlight how the grounds at Birtsmorton Court could be utilized. To represent the Wedding Breakfast, an effortlessly romantic table was placed under the shade of two trees, with views of the house and moat to the rear. Pumpkin Events chose a natural fawn linen to use along with more natural tones for the napkins and chair decor, to tie in with the it’s local surroundings. A number of accessories in golds, coppers and bronze were scattered along the table with the addition of a pop of color from Yellowstone Paper Works watercolor floral stationery and posies from Passion for Flowers. Yellowstone’s watercolor stationery is uniquely bespoke for each bride and groom, which means their creative work reflects the style and atmosphere of each couple’s personal wedding. The pale creams, blush and corals were a refreshing palette reflecting the venue’s house and moat.
For added eye-candy, Cotton & Crumbs created a sugary and romantic dessert table with multiple cakes. Dessert tables are incredibly popular with brides at the moment. The color scheme of blush and soft pink with peach and gold accents was used to heighten the garden ambience. There was a selection of cake pops, cupcakes and macaroons to accompany the main cakes in matching colors.
After seeing the beautiful dresses in the flesh Chloe McCall decided to keep the first makeup look soft & natural. She used MAC strobe cream then MAC face and body foundation to give the appearance of a dewy glow to the models skin. A soft golden brown for appealing smoky eyes was crafted by using the Mac Cosmetics Warm eye shadow palette. Individual lash inserts were used to make the lashes appear naturally fuller. She finished the look by using a Bobbi Brown lipstick in bare pink that is a beautiful nude pink tone, the perfect nude for any bride to be. Chloe McCall approached the second look with more glam hair and makeup and used some show stopping sparkly accessories from Glitzy Secrets. Darker eyes and uber smokiness using MAC eye shadow in mystery was used along with more liner giving a fuller definition to the eyes. A stronger looking lip was needed and she opted for MAC lipstick in Cosmo.
The stunning feminine Claire Pettibone dresses played a crucial part for Natalie from Bridal Hair Specialist decisions. The first dress was softer in color being lighter ivory with tones of pinks and greens slightly through the back. This gown oozes with fresh femininity. She chose a curly plaited waterfall down the models back, with lots of texture. A style that incorporated the incredible flower crown that Passion for Flowers had made. The second dress was rich in tone. A deeper ivory/champagne, adorned with gold detail. For this dress a more mature, sexy, slightly tousled classic pleat was the perfect choice. Glitzy Secrets provided three boxes full of jewelry, which was used for the second look. A stunning antique gold headpiece and matching bracelet complimented the styling turning a classic hairstyle into a perfect bridal up-do.