Royalty-inspired styled shoot at The Mansion at Coldeast

The Mansion at Coldeast, situated between Southampton and Fareham, is a stunning new wedding venue. We conceived the shoot to showcase its potential to couples looking for a location for their dream wedding. It took place in late April and is featured in the September/October edition of Your Hampsire and Dorset Wedding.

Our inspiration was the traditional English wedding, influenced by contemporary royalty. The overall look is one of understated, timeless elegance.

All of the floral arrangements were white, accented by fresh green foliage. This was accompanied by crisp white table linen and timeless wedding stationery hand-written by a professional calligrapher. Sydney, our bride for the day, also enjoyed pouring a champagne fountain and relaxing on a swing in the gardens at the end of the shoot.

Sydney and her grooms also posed with a cream Bentley Continental Flying Spur limousine. Her bridesmaids wore dresses in black and dove grey, respectively.

The venue, thanks to its pale, natural stonework, provided a beautiful backdrop and plenty of natural light to showcase a mikado satin dress, with a detachable cuff – the Duchy gown, by British bridal couture designer Lyn Ashworth.

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Venue: The Mansion at Coldeast

Get the look

Stationery: The Oxford Calligrapher
Hair and make-up: Lucy Bernier
Dress boutique: Margaux Mae Bridal
Dress designer: Lyn Ashworth
Accessories: Cassie M Bridal
Floral arrangements: The Artisan Floral Studio
Limousine: BEA Cars
Signage: Holly Tripp Calligraphy
Coordination: Stacey Page Weddings & Events
Videography: EVG Media
Photography: Dom Brenton

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