Whimsical Garden Bridal Inspiration

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We’re bringing our working week to a close with this whimsical garden inspired collection of images sent in by Kate at Florence & Vera Events.

The team worked hard to create ideas that are truly relatable and achievable. I hope you enjoy 🙂

“This shoot brought together some of the best in the industry, hands down. The shoot was planned and styled by myself, Kate at Florence & Vera Events. I collaborated with some serious Mancunian talent to deliver true creativity. Whether you’re in an industrial city or the heart of the British countryside; this look can be achieved by all. The theme is evergreen to suit every season.”

Photography by Leah Lombardi

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Eleven Didsbury Park Wedding Venue

“Shot in the gardens of the spectacular Eleven Didsbury Park, part of the Eclectic Hotel collection; a Victorian dreamboat nestled in a magical urban nook, the vibe was quirky, original, fresh and seasonal. The undertones of mustard were showcased throughout, highlighting that this beautiful yellow tone can be a truly magical addition to any given colour palette.”

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Styling and Props

Florence & Vera Events provided an abundance of props and tableware. Gold lanterns, individual vintage trinkets, and brass accents brought decadence to the space; all wooing the fellow shades so spectacularly.

Ester & Erik candles added a sophisticated atmosphere and modish display of of nude and parchment tones. The candles set the stage and lighting for vintage crockery in beautiful mustard hues. The crockery was partnered with tableware from Manchester based, Whitehouse Crockery, perfect for the wedding breakfast.”

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Pink Cocoa brought the wedding cake to the table in style. The sweet creation – perfect for a garden party – was decorated with illustrative flora. The hand-painted design which adorned the tier of the cake was inspired by the beautiful stationery of Wonderland Invites, as was the curve on the sugar flowers. The colours of the sugar flowers and foliage were made to coordinate with The Flower Lounge’s amazing flowers, in keeping with the autumnal feel of the shoot.”

“Mini spiced toffee cake decorated with macarons and fresh flowers were added as little treats. From delicate macaroons to the lightest sponge, every flavour was carefully considered. Pink Cocoa created a feast for the eyes and tastebuds of guests.”

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“Feature props included a mustard velvet love seat to accentuate the rugged, garden textures whilst a vintage 1950s bar brought a playful feel; it’s a stylish addition to any shoot.”

Whimsical Floristry by The Flower Lounge

“Multi-award-winning Didsbury based ‘The Flower Lounge‘ provided the stunning floral installations. They carefully curated a selection of flowers in varying shape, size and texture to create interest. Pure attention to detail was evident through their subtle nod to the mustard colour scheme throughout all the flora.”

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Florence & Vera Events opted for a palette of mustard, gold, ivory and soft pinks. Siân, from The Flower Lounge mixed the roses with pale, dusky pink flowers and a smattering of burgundy blooms. They complemented the flowers through textured foliage including eucalyptus cinerea and moorei, rosemary and weigela, providing an irresistible and romantic atmosphere for any onlooker.

The Bride

“Makeup Artist Abby Victoria used a selection of her favourite products from Mac Cosmetics, Nars, Estée Lauder, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Illamasqua. Abby Victoria Makeup is passionate about working with brides to discover their personal style and accentuate their best features.”

“Abby was joined by Lisa Simms who created soft and whimsical hairstyles to showcase the accessories provided by The Case of The Curious Bride. Both looks were unforced in their structure; combining loose curls and tendrils to create a natural, undone quality. Like Abby, Lisa felt it was important to celebrate the bride’s natural beauty.”

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“The Case of The Curious Bride also provided the bridal fashion. The dresses and accessories are all exclusive under their White Threads label.”

“The bridal look was completed by British designer, Rachel Simpson Shoes, who put brides at the heart of their designs. The award-winning brand are known for creating beautiful, vintage-inspired shoes at an affordable price.”

Special Touches

“The finishing details brought this whimsical garden spectacular to life. The outstanding stationery suite was created by, award-winning, Wonderland Invites. They produced an awe- inspiring collection of sumptuous textures and colours that set the tone for the day.”

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The Word is Love brought light to the shoot with their rustic, effortlessly-cool, lighting. Their rustic frame stands 8ft tall and 10ft wide. It was designed to stand as a backdrop to the top table. The lighting could be dimmed to provide the perfect romantic atmosphere. Their neon light combines two huge wedding trends and looks great in any setting.

Although the venue set the foundations to guarantee a whimsical garden spectacle, it’s these special finishing touches that bring an unexpected surprise to delight customers.

The Photography

The day was captured by Leah from Leah Lombardi Photography. Leah has a true passion for documenting couple’s love stories and is always ready to capture those breath-taking moments and happy memories. Her style is natural, personable and romantic and she captured the atmosphere of the day through the most stunning imagery.


Credits & Thanks


Annabel View all Annabel's articles

Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.

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