Prepare to be utterly swept off your feet in this English country house wedding inspiration with a monochromatic palette, designer bridal gowns, embroidered everything and floral clouds intertwined with delicate tulle. ARW Event and Wedding Design brought this luxe wedding story to life with every thoughtful detail, and we are simply mesmerized by the mod-meets-historic result. Behind the lens is Camilla J. Hards, capturing all sorts of visual goodness from motion-forward fashion portraits to romantic floral details to eye-catching balloon displays. And leave it to Amie Bone Flowers to deliver the most innovative blooms that while consistent in hue are far from simple – the over the table floral installation will stop you in your tracks, that’s for sure! Sit down, settle in and get your pinning fingers ready, because there is no shortage of creativity in the English country house wedding inspiration below.
From the Planner & Designer, Alice of ARW Event and Wedding Design:
A Black and White Elegant Shoot that celebrates the intimate gathering are 2020. With every detail considered to make the setting as personalised and special to guests.
Ashridge House was chosen for the contrast between historic and the modernity of the design. The inspiration was a monochrome palette as a nod to the elegance that can be created with a simple palette especially with intimate occasions. The style is timeless with many small details that are personalised and celebrated with such an intimate setting.
The inspiration was drawn directly from the amazing tulle dresses that were showcased as well as the veil with hand stitched love motifs all around the train. The bride also contracted her look with a tulle black bow against the white dress for a timeless and stylistic detail post ceremony.
The ceremony took place in Ashridge’s on-site Chapel, the ceremony inspiration was drawn for a deconstructed arch representing the couple being ‘one’. Vows were also embossed in white with black ink detailing and formed a whole circle when put together with this underlying theme.
The dinner seated 12 – the perfect number for an intimate celebration with loved ones. Tulle centrepieces provide a modern twist on a classic with hand embroidered runner with the couples first dance song on. Classic and elegant tableware paired with a statement cut glass black wine glass embellished the table with personalised napkins with black stitching and luxurious black bows displaying the wedding date were the finale details.
The outdoor balloon installation decorated the historical venue and provided a modern twist that is whimsical and playful.
A shift into smaller and more intimate events provides a wealth of inspiration for personalised and bespoke design opportunities.
Be sure to watch all this pretty in action in the video from Keeley Wedding Films below too!
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Wedding Designer & Planner: ARW Event and Wedding Design
Floral Design: Amie Bone Flowers
Photographer: Camilla J. Hards
Videographer: Keeley Wedding Films
Venue: Ashridge House
Balloons: Hello Shenanigans
Wedding Dress (‘Dylan’ and ‘246’): Morgan Davies Bridal
Wedding Dress (‘Viola’) and Veil: Suzanne Neville
Tableware: Maison Margaux
Table Linen: Just 4 Linen
Glassware: Event Crockery
Cake: Meadowsweet Cakes
Embroidered Napkins, Bows and Garters: The Embroidered Napkin Company
Hand-stitched Runner Embroidery: Claire Goodwin Design
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Hair and Makeup: Botias
Accessories: Botias Accessories
Graphic Design & Printing: Ink & Paper
Lighting & Production: Box Productions
Rings: Nevill Argyle
Ribbon: Pom Pom Blossom
Embroidered Veil Script: Daisy Sheldon