inspiration board #65: country garden
Happy holiday’s lovely readers! How many of you are taking the extra few days to get ahead on your wedding planning? And how many are taking the opportunity to take a break and have a good old party?! I knew it ;) This week on b.loved I’m getting into the Jubilee spirit, with a week devoted to the most beautiful, creative and inspirational ideas and suppliers Britain has to offer. This morning, we’re kicking off with some classic British wedding inspiration.
For me, a British wedding is all about the countryside. A beautiful village church, guests mingling outside before being ushered in to take their seats in the old wooden pews, awaiting the arrival of the bride and her father in a classic white Rolls. The bride, an understated vision in an elegant lace dress by one of our best British designers, Suzanne Neville, Sassi Holford or Jenny Packham perhaps, carrying a scented bouquet of sweetpeas, Garden and David Austin roses, tied with lashings of lace and delicate brocade ribbon. The tradition of hats and fascinators at British weddings may have abated slightly in the last few years, but how about a beautiful bride swapping her antique lace veil after the ceremony for a wide brimmed sunhat. A beautiful, demure look, the hat protects her from the late afternoon sun as she sips on the finest British sparkling wine on the pristine manicured lawns of a sprawling country mansion. Flower girls in ballerina tutu’s, with flowers in their hair weave between the legs of stylish guests, as the bride and groom explore the grounds, their photographer capturing memories of love and romance in the beautiful setting. An outdoor reception, with sheer white voiles dancing in the breeze shelter the tables. The finest linen, antique cutlery and vintage crockery provide decoration, with the season’s finest blooms in soft ivory, silvery green and the palest pink are displayed in cut glass vases and antique silverware.
Countryside church Photography: Mario Testino Via: Vogue // Garden Rose bouquet Photography: JMalahy Via: Wedding Chicks // Bride in sun hat Photography: Beaux Arts Photographie Via: Ruffled // Outdoor reception table Photography: She Wanders Styling: Jennifer Nesovic Via: Ruffled // Manicured garden Photography: Jose Villa Via: OnceWed // Bride in garden Photography: Polly Alexandre Via: Ruffled // Shoes Photography: Sarah Gawler Via: Ruffled // Flower girls Photography: Sara Donaldson Via: Style Me Pretty // Floral Arrangements Photography: She Wanders Styling: Jennifer Nesovic Via: Ruffled