Quintessential English Garden Wedding

The Story: Transformation of a Florence Nightingale garden into a heavenly vision of pink in an ode to the beauty of English gardens. A floral-flooded archway welcomes guests to this enchanting union of Elliot and Tamara. For those looking for inspiration for a quintessentially English garden wedding, there is no better place to start than this this floral flooded editorial.

The Location: Nestled deep in the Buckinghamshire countryside, the picturesque grounds of the Claydon Estate provide an idyllic setting for anyone wishing to pursue their dream of an English garden wedding. The marquee venue has been the ancestral home of the Verney family for over four hundred years and newlyweds are now invited to stage their wedding celebrations in the numerous flower-filled gardens. 

The Vibe: Elegant, timeless and romantic. Soft blush, rose pink and ivory hues reflect the variety of tones found in an English country garden. The floral design used soft pink peonies, garden roses, sweet peas, ranunculus and stocks to create natural and elegant arrangements which complement their English garden surroundings. 

The Details:  Tamara looked ethereal in two fairytale gowns from Stephanie Allin paired with three divine headpieces by Rachel Chaprunne. The ribbon on our bride’s shoes from Di Hassel matched the day’s dreamy pink colour palette. Elliot looked dapper in a Moons’ linen and wool suit. This was paired with a navy herringbone tweed waistcoat and a floral Liberty print tie and pocket square from The Cotswold Tailor. The tablescape was adorned with delicate fine bone china and sparkling cut glass to gracefully match the exquisite stationery and the soft rippling silk and ribbon. 

Tips & Highlights:

  • Pops of pink were picked up by the tall Ester and Erik candles, dotted along the table for height. For those wishing to emulate this colour palette, avoid only using pale tones as they may get lost. 
  • The fabulous four-tiered cake was decorated with exquisitely carved sugar flowers and framed by a floral display, including the vines and wildflowers that curl gracefully around the arch, to match this wedding’s garden theme. 
  • For an English garden wedding, use seasonal flowers so they become a beautiful continuation of the surroundings. 



Planner: Joanna Wilford Weddings and Events // Photographer: Suzy Elizabeth Photography //  Florist: Sarah Harper Floral Design //Hair & Make-up: Lucy Beesley Bridal //  Cake Maker: The Marble Cake Company .// Bridal Gowns: White Lace and Butterflies // Groom’s Wear: The Cotswold Tailor // Stationery: Lynda Loves // Glass and Tableware: Vintage Gold China // Bridal Headpieces: Rachel Chaprunne // Bridal Shoes: Diane Hassall // Wedding Rings: B W R London // Furniture: Cotswold Marquees // Venue: The Claydon Estate



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