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Forde Abbey Weddings: A Grand Romance

Forde Abbey Weddings: A Grand Romance

Forde Abbey

For a Seriously Grand Romance

 

Channel Downton to your heart’s content at a Forde Abbey wedding.

In the gentle Somerset hills near the Dorset border sits this exclusive gem of a wedding venue.  If impressive architecture, endless gardens and a friendly team are your thing then add this venue to your list pronto.

 

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Dorset, UK & Europe

Jordans Courtyard Weddings

Jordans Courtyard Weddings

Jordans Courtyard Weddings

New Urban Country Country Chic Venue

 

Urban chic meets country style at a brand new somerset wedding venue.

There’s an urban buzz at Jordans Courtyard near Taunton – now booking weddings at their courtyard of hamstone barns. The barns are fully modernised and immaculately presented whilst retaining all of their Somerset character. With gourmet catering and a health & wellbeing spa on-site, you’re spoilt for ceremony and reception options in the multiple spaces. If you can’t decide, you can put up a marquee in the grounds.

 

Venue – Jordans Courtyard
Styling, Concept, planning and Round rustic tables – Apple and Bramble Events
Florals – Cottage Flowers
Photography – Liz Baker
Videography – Ashley Stewart Creative Solutions
Bridal Dress – Kate Walker
Menswear – Harrimans
Jewellery – Julia Thompson
Stationery – Flick and Flourish
Cake – Melanie Todd Cake Design
Hair – Bridal Hair by Helen
Makeup – Laura Le Page
Wax seals and embossed envelopes – Heirloom Seals

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Dorset, UK & Europe

Blush & Modern at The Almonry Barn

Blush & Modern at The Almonry Barn

The Blush & Modern

At The Almonry Barn

 

Pretty in pink with pops of fuschia at the 800-year-old Almonry barn.

I adore photographing at the Almonry Barn and was delighted to shoot this timeless wedding palette of blush and gold,  updated with fuschia pink details. Strong inspiration was drawn from the textured surface of rose quartz and the romantic setting of one of the oldest wedding venues in England. Coming soon to Bridal Musings.

 

Film and Digital photography – Liz Baker @lizbakerphotography www.lizbakerphotography.co.uk
Venue – Almonry Barn @almonrybarn www.almonrybarn.co.uk
Styling, Concept, planning and Table- Beth Ralph Apple and Bramble Events @appleandbramble www.appleandbramble.co.uk
Florals, Styling, planning and concept – Caroline Redpath Fleur Provocateur @fleurprovocateur www.fleurprovocateur.co.uk
Videography – Simon and Kiana Photo @simonandkianaphoto www.simonandkianaphotography.com
Bridal Dress – Sassi Holford @sassiholford www.sassiholford.com
Jewellery and hair accessories – Victoria Fergusson @victoriafergussonaccessories www.victoriafergusson.co.uk
Stationery, aisle runner and table plan – Flick and Flourish @flickandflourish
Cake and macaron tower – Baking chick @mybakingchick www.bakingchick.co.uk
Hair- Rachel at Brothers and Sisters @brothersandsisters
Makeup – Liberty Rowe @libertyrowe
Ceramics- Bridget Themming @bridgethhcc
Table Runner and ribbons – CFleurs Design @cfleursdesign
Wax seals and embossed envelopes – Heirloom Seals @heirloomseals www.heirloomseals.com

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Dorset, UK & Europe

Pennard House

Pennard House

Pennard House is a wedding venue in Somerset with fashion connections. I took my film camera for a tour around this stunning wedding venue and gorgeous family home. The location of choice for Vogue, Marie Claire and The English Home magazine, Pennard House is a beautiful, family-owned country estate, just waiting to host your perfect weekend wedding. A hidden gem in the rolling Somerset countryside, the Georgian home is the epitome of dreamy English elegance. Pennard House is an exclusive use Somerset wedding venue for anyone looking for something a little different. Exclusive use weddings are bang on trend for 2019 and 2020 weddings, offering the chance to do wedding, party and mini-moon in one swoop.  You are invited to come and make yourself at home and experience your tailor-made event, uniquely designed to perfectly suit your style. Pennard is a Grade II listed Manor House with grand reception rooms, luxury bedrooms and a converted Coach House event venue ideal for all manners of parties. Surrounded by 130 acres of meadows, woodlands and apple orchards, there’s a croquet lawn, tipis in the garden… it really is the quintessential English stately home. Pennard is all yours exclusively for your stay, setting the stage for the perfect wedding in a truly English setting. Scroll down to take a look around Pennard House wedding venue. My favourite highlights are the hand-painted wallpaper in the bridal suite, the chandeliers in the stables and a courtyard plucked from an Italian piazza. Equipped with licensed ceremony spaces indoor and out, Pennard has an air of timeless elegance but with a welcoming feel.
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Blush and Gold | Hollywood Golden Era at Charlton House

Blush and Gold | Hollywood Golden Era at Charlton House

Fairytale Opulence

At Charlton House Orangery

 

a simple blush and gold palette with wild florals at its heart….

Mixing the opulent glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Era with the fairytale romance of Cinderella as she waits to enter the ballroom. 

 

 I thought it high time to share this beautiful blush and gold wedding inspiration. Shot during spring at Bannatyne’s Charlton House in Somerset, it featured on Rock My Wedding.

Charlton House’s Orangery is a darling Art Deco style building, with parquet floors and full-height oval patio doors. Classic English country style mingles with French chic with Mulberry drapes and gilded mirrors. It’s the perfect backdrop for a simple blush and gold palette which features wild florals at its heart.

The orangery is flooded with light. It’s perfect for natural light wedding photography during the months of March to October. You can hold your ceremony and/or meal in the Orangery.

Here you’ll find a gorgeous array of garden roses, with armfuls of lush foliage.  A colour palette of blush and gold and foliage works beautifully against the natural textures of marble and brickwork found at the venue. Featuring a huge trailing urn arrangement, gold leaf silk ribbons, a stunning half-up/half-down hairstyle, and a breathtaking asymmetric ruffled gown.

I was commissioned by luxe florist Fleur Provocateur to shoot this brand editorial at Charlton House Hotel’s grand Orangery. It mixes the opulent glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Era with the fairytale romance of Cinderella as she waits to enter the ballroom.  Shooting entirely on professional film stocks added to the aspirational feel.

Blush and gold has certainly been in fashion for a while and might even be considered over-done! But it’s a classic that I believe will never go out of style. And when used cleverly in a space with rich colours it looks seriously classy.

Photography Liz Baker | Florist Fleur Provocateur | Venue Charlton House Hotel and Spa | Dress Ian Stuart via Devlin Bridal Couture | Hair Abigail Constanza | Silks Lancaster and Cornish | Stationery Samantha Geen Designs | Cake Peony Rose Cakes | Gold chargers Elsie Florence

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Almonry Barn

Almonry Barn

Almonry Barn is a breathtaking slice of history on the Somerset levels.

It sits proud opposite the medieval ruin of Muchelney Abbey. It once formed a part of the 800-year-old Abbey, and now nestles in its own peaceful orchard. The wide expanse of sky and countryside stretches for miles in every direction. Birdsong fills the air.

The Almonry is the oldest barn wedding venue in the country, yet Louise and her family maintain it immaculately. They have carefully styled the interiors at Almonry Barn to reflect a chic, designer aesthetic. In the bar, lounge and ceremony rooms you will find a classic British style with modern accents has been sensitively curated. Warm neutrals define the look.

The atmosphere inside the Barn is quite astonishing. This place needs little to enhance it’s beauty, since the palette of its stones truly sings. The signature canopy of lights hangs perfectly in this warm and beautiful palette of blush, grey-blue and gold.

Windows are juxtaposed at fascinating heights, and two sets of imposing barn doors are thrown open to flood the space with light. And if vaulted beams are your thing, then you’re in for a treat at the Almonry.

In the orchard a handmade swing hangs opposite the duck egg shepherd’s hut. Chic white bistro furniture looks right at home on the terrace. It’s a rural idyll.

Far from your typical barn venue, Almonry Barn is imposing and elegant with just a touch of rustic. Reminiscent of a French gite or Tuscan farmhouse, it’s the perfect luxurious venue with a continental, country feel. View a stylish barn wedding here.

I would love to hear about your plans for a wedding at Almonry Barn. You can also get my guide to planning your own fine art wedding sent to you completely free – when you request your no-obligation, personalised quote.

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Dress: Sassi Holford // Flowers: Fleur Provocateur // Styling: Apple & Bramble Events // Accessories: Victoria Fergusson