Spring Wedding Elegance at the Bodleian Libraries with Cherry Tree Cakerie

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The talents of our recommended suppliers never cease to make us proud, and this suite of images is a perfect example of why.

We’re delighted to be sharing this charming editorial with you – conceived by Love My Dress recommended supplier, Charlene of Cherry Tree Cakerie, who also created the beautiful cake and favours. Also, whilst we’re hurting rapidly towards winter, this is for all of you looking ahead to planning a Spring wedding. Enjoy.

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The backdrop for these lovely images was the breathtaking Bodleian Library, who are in the process of also becoming a Love My Dress recommended venue. No explanation needed as to why – the spaces and scene setting that this magical historical building provides for couples getting married is frankly breathtaking.

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“Set in the heart of historical Oxford within the architectural beauty of the Divinity Hall at Bodleian Libraries, this styled shoot captures the awakening of spring and the arrival of those magical golden sunshine hours.

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“Inspiration comes from the exquisite hand-painted bridal gown and the soft palette of pastel-coloured florals influence every aspect of the styling, from the pressed wildflower stationery and floral displays to the wedding cake and favours.”

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“Wearing the delicate hand-painted ‘Vivia” dress and matching veil by British luxury bridal label, Savin London, our bride embodies the perfect blend of elegance and exquisite design for a modern bride.”

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“The pale pink hues of the dress are reflected in the bride’s dewy makeup and loose Hollywood waves, complemented by a modern take on wedding jewellery with pressed floral crescent moon earrings and a rose quartz necklace…the stone of universal love.”

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The groom takes on an effortlessly cool and modern relaxed look, complementing his bride in a pale pink, slim fitting suit by ASOS…and sunglasses of course.”

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“Designed with whimsical wildflower fields in mind, British-grown seasonal florals bring a sense of relaxed, whimsical abandon with a stunning bridal bouquet of delicate blousy blooms alongside beautiful columns of wild foliage filled with soft pastel stems, which grace each end of the table.”

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“Bud vases of spring florals sit along the wedding breakfast table, nestled between crisp white linen, tableware and light-reflecting glass set against a hand-painted floral runner, which echoes the wedding stationery, pulling the elements together into a cohesive style.”

The complementary stationery suite is a perfect blend of timeless, elegant design with its hand-painted floral detail and the contemporary use of clear acrylic.”

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“This cake is no wall flower! A vision of pastel hues, the statement hand-painted marble wedding cake is adorned with an abundance of wafer paper ruffles, dotted with pressed flowers and a ‘stained-glass’ window, that filter the light perfectly.”

“Clear pressed flower lollipops are the perfect wedding favour addition to the complete the look.”

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Cherry Tree Cakerie was founded by Charlene Russell, in Buckinghamshire – a wedding cake designer with a passion for creating impossibly beautiful artisan wedding cakes and wedding favours. Think relaxed and free-flowing creations embellished with delicate wafer paper florals, hand-painted flourishes and touches of exquisite detail to bring your style to life.

To find out more, visit cherrytreecakerie.co.uk.

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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.