In partnership with Holly from Entwine Weddings, I organised this styled shoot to celebrate the English summer. It took place in early June, just as garden roses come into bloom, at The Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu, in the heart of the New Forest. Our model bride Danielle also has the classic English rose complexion. And so our theme flowered.
A number of suppliers quickly came on board: Just Add Flowers, who provided beautiful bouquets and displays to decorate the ceremony and intimate dining room; Olivia George Bridal, who loaned three bridal gowns and a bridesmaid’s dress; Pastry Corner, who supplied a four-tier wedding cake decorated with delicate roses; Wedding Bells Prop Hire, who brought along a very instagrammable bicycle and decorated ladder; and Cathedral Cars, who motored over with their vintage Rolls Royce limousine. Mel from Bournemouth Bridal Hair and Make-Up brought out the natural beauty in Danielle and Holly, applying light blush tones and creating a timeless up-do for Danielle to bring out the romance of the occasion. Emma from EVG Media put together the highlights video.
The sun came out on the day itself, reflecting the happy mood of the shoot and the resulting images.
The following descriptions are courtesy of Just Add Flowers.
English summer flowers continue throughout the wedding venue, joined by white Gladioli, Veronica and Antirrhinums in pink, to enrich the deep floral displays inside the bicycle basket and adorning the sills of the large leaded windows.
Finally, the perfect clusters of Rose, Lisianthus and Veronica all in their differing shades of pink, sit happily on the tiers of the beautiful four-tier, royal-iced rustic wedding cake and finished with a lavish pink bow.
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Enjoy my complete pick of photographs from the shoot:
The creative team
The Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu