Chauffeur helps bride out of a vintage Rolls Royce at The Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu

English rose styled wedding shoot at The Montagu Arms Hotel

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.

Styling details

Wedding dresses

Bride holding bouquet on a lawn
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Victoria Kay – lace fitted gown

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Tiffany’s Bridal – lace and tulle mermaid

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Tiffany’s Bridal – lace and sequin fit and flare

Flowers

The following descriptions are courtesy of Just Add Flowers.

Bride’s Bouquet

 

Bride holds a bouquet of roses in front of a hearth decorated with foliage
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A glorious summer’s day in England is echoed in this pretty bouquet.  Exquisite white Peonies with just a blush of pink, jostle for prime position with large pink Avalanche Roses, whilst a second smaller Rose in baby pink nestles deep amongst the white of the Matthiola and Campanula, with white Lisianthus edged in pink, adding frills to this summer melody.  Perky green Bupleurum dance happily alongside the silver Eucalyptus with cream Ammi adding a seamless finishing touch.  The mix of these blooms with the rich aroma of the Peony, Rose and Matthiola bestow a heavenly summer fragrance to this bouquet.

Venue

Wedding decoration featuring roses and oak leaves tied to a chair
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Pale pink Lisianthus and Rose on an oak leaf background decorate the horseshoes which adorn the chairs adding a further hint to the surroundings outside.

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.

Floral decoration on the dining table in the Paris Room at The Montagu Arms, Beaulieu
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A long rustic wooden trough plays host to the delicate flowers on the breakfast table as another nod to the New Forest.

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.

Close-up of rose decoration on wedding cake
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Close-up of rose decoration on wedding cake

White wedding cake finished with pink roses by a window
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White wedding cake finished with pink roses by a window

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Limousine

Vintage Rolls Royce outside The Montagu Arms, Beaulieu
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‘Violet’, an ivory & black 1935 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Pullman Limousine with coachwork by Barker. It was first registered on 6 December 1935 to Lady Boles, the widow of Sir Dennis Fortescue Boles, an Edwardian MP, Justice of the Peace, army officer and cricketer in Somerset.

Features in the media

September/October edition of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine

English Wedding Blog

Enjoy my complete pick of photographs from the shoot:

The creative team

Venue 

The Montagu Arms Hotel, Beaulieu

Wedding Planner

Entwine Weddings

Dresses (boutique)

Olivia George Bridal

Hair and make-up

Bournemouth Bridal Hair & Make-Up

Wedding cake 

Pastry Corner

Flowers

Just Add Flowers

Rolls Royce

Cathedral Cars

Props

Wedding Bells Prop Hire

Videographer

EVG Media

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