It’s no secret that I’m a fan of intimate and elopement weddings; there’s something just so romantic about whisking yourself off with your love and making a lifelong commitment to each other without all the fuss and drama of a full-on wedding (but oh, I love those too!).

If you are considering a smaller wedding, or even an elopement then it can be hard to find venues that cater to more intimate wedding parties, but Godwick Hall in Norfolk is one of those that can do cute and cosy just as well as grand events.  And working with some of the local area’s best wedding suppliers, including B.LOVED Contributor The Little Lending Company, they’ve created some beautiful vintage intimate wedding inspiration for you to feast on today…

This elopement shoot was designed with the beautiful backdrop of Godwick Hall in mind, which is a stunning Georgian hall that has been tastefully refurbished to combine classical elegance with modern luxury and style. Godwick Hall is a licensed wedding venue for up to 30 people that specialises in small and intimate weddings from 2-30 people. If you’re hoping to head somewhere exclusive and secret to say your vows Godwick may just be for you.

Its secluded and remote nature make it a perfect location for a ‘runaway’ bride and groom on their own romantic adventure with just them and a handful of family and close friends.  The plan was to capture all the romance and intimacy of a small elopement wedding, where the focus is completely on the couple and the magic between them. 

The style and set ups were easy and fuss free to allow the natural beauty of Godwick to stand out, so the flowers had a simple colour palette of white and greens, keeping everything loose, wild and with a freshly picked feel. Late spring blooms were used, combining a mix of peonies, ranunculus, astilby, antirunuums, campanula, olive, eucalyptus, astrantia, Veronica, dill and ruscus feature in the arrangements.

Outside in the garden a simple wooden frame was used as the backdrop for the ‘I do’s’ draped in greenery with a reindeer hide and vessels filled with candles at the base. A second casual and relaxed and informal ceremony was recreated indoors against the green teal wall and impressive fire place with a luxurious asymmetric focal floral arrangement and subtle candle light in glass and brass holders.  

The dining table was set with a sheer white muslin runner, dotted with cut glass decanters and single greenery stems of eucalyptus and olive. Place names were hand written on the glasses. The caterers made some delectable and inspiring dishes from local and seasonal produce giving a foodie focus that felt apt for this celebration.

In a fitting finale our couple were centre stage again, as it should be for their small and private celebration, staging their own private “get-away” in the back of a rolled back, open top classic car with the words ‘Come away with Me’ on the window. An appropriate romantic sign off for their runaway wedding.



After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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