Walled Garden Autumn Wedding Romance

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It is more than fair to say that Autumn is our favourite season for all the colour and texture and glorious inspiration it provides to the wedding world.

We love to share Autumn inspiration and are grateful to wedding planner Louise of Your Fabulous Wedding, for sharing these images today. Louise’s words follow.

“I was approached by Lorien from Storeybook Cakes, who asked me if I would help her to plan and style a shoot that she had in her mind. I love Lorien’s work and when I saw the mood board she had created I knew this was something I was really keen to get involved in. As soon as I saw the mood board, I realised that Emily Olivia Photography needed to photograph the shoot. Emily’s light and airy style of photographs is perfect for the style we had in mind.”

Images by Emily Olivia Photography

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“When I went to visit the venue – The Walled Garden at Beeston Fields – to talk to them about the possibility of holding the shoot there, I knew it would be perfect for what we had in mind. The gardens are beautiful with so many hidden corners making it the perfect backdrop for the gorgeous images.”

“Lorien and I worked together to source an amazing team of creative suppliers who worked incredibly well together. The dress was obviously a focal point and a priority for us both. We were keen to have some subtle colour in the dress and plenty of tulle. The ‘Bille’ dress supplied by E and W Couture fitted the bill perfectly. The four-layered full circle skirt has a peachy tone which complemented the autumnal colours. Coupled with the long sleeved lace bodice, it’s an amazing choice for an autumn wedding.”

I was thrilled when Rachel Simpson shoes agreed to provide some shoes for the shoot and I love the image of the shoes against the wooden door in the garden.”

“The bride’s hair and make up were beautifully styled by Adele Coxon and were the ideal complement to the dress.”

“The brides look was made complete by the addition of a silk garter from Extra Special Touch and statement earrings from Starbox Wedding.”

“We hit an issue with menswear a few weeks before the shoot but thankfully Blidworth Menswear were only too happy to help us out. They supplied a gorgeous blue Mark Darcy 3 piece suit which matched the blues in the flowers perfectly.”

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“The flowers for ‘An Autumn Romance in the Walled Garden’ were created from blooms grown by Frances & Rose at their sheltered plot in the Peak District. Fresh and dried elements were used to create the hues of Autumn, with foliage and seed heads to add texture and drama to the arrangements.”

“We decided on a hint of blue to pop against the more subtle reds, oranges and browns and brought the blush of the dress out with statement roses. Apples and berries were also a feature of the styling, really bringing together the best of Autumn.”

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“I’m sure you’ll agree the bouquet was a masterpiece and was further enhanced with hand dyed silk ribbons from C Fleurs Design. Lorien, as always, designed a stunning cake.”

“The pale blue with copper details was perfect for the theme and was further enhanced with fresh flowers and fruit. It looked incredible on the dresser, in front of the mirror in the garden, with the flower urn and styled with a silk runner and more fruit.”

“Rae Jenkins at Made By Rae Designs creates unique wedding stationery using only eco-friendly, sustainably sourced card and envelopes. ‘I was invited to design the stationery very last minute, but thoroughly enjoyed the challenge! Using the garden and colour theme as inspiration, I created a simple sophisticated calligraphy suite in powder blue all wrapped up with an elegant floral vellum overlay in the same colours’.”

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“Katie from Ivy Cottage stepped into the breach to make the fabulous acrylic seating plan and cake menu with literally a few days’ notice. I had given up hope of being able to include them in the shoot but she made it seem so easy! They both looked incredible in the garden on their copper frames (supplied by Lorien and Louise).”

“When it came to designing the table setting, I wanted to use long trestle tables. The limewashed tables from Be Event Hire were the perfect choice for the garden setting. I added white crockery with copper cutlery from Whitehouse Crockery. Heidi from Extra Special Touch provided the soft cotton napkins which draped beautifully from the tables. The couple’s monogram was embroidered in copper thread to tie in with the overall theme.”

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I knew that I wanted to include silk table runners to bring softness to the table setting. I knew it was a big ask as I needed three really long runners so I was ecstatic when Corette from C Fleurs Design agreed to supply them.”

“The colour was perfect and they looked fantastic against the white tables. I then completed the look with my copper candlesticks and plenty of small flowers vases from Frances and Rose.”

“One of the big things that we really wanted to achieve but were worried it would be too much to ask was over table lighting. I contacted Jan at Fabric Theatre and despite a broken wrist she created the amazing light installation over the tables. The lights looked absolutely beautiful in the twilight as the day drew to an end. We added further subtle lighting in the garden with hanging tea lights in the trees and my copper lanterns on the stairs.”

Credits & Thanks


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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.