Blog written by Assumpta Vitcu

The British countryside is a wondrous expanse of rugged beauty.

Picturesque, diverse, idyllic was the basis for this shoot concept, think, English rose.

 

The Venue

Set in the hills of Hertfordshire, Ashridge House is a magnificent Grade I neo-gothic country estate.

Despite the obvious grandeur, it is more than feasible to use the space for smaller gatherings too.

The Decor

The simplistic colour palette of blush and pink, lots of green and accents of white and ivory was just perfect for spring and summer weddings.

The distinctive crockery and candlesticks from Duchess and Butler refined the tablescape and set the scene for a beautiful wedding breakfast. With gold trim charger plates, and complimenting cutlery.

Finishing off the romanticism with scattered blush and ivory candles.

The Details

The impressive engagement ring and wedding bands designed by Jessica Wilson Limited are the ageless pieces you could never tire of seeing.

While Ananya Cards designed the sophisticated stationery inspired by nature and florals reminiscent of those used in the arrangements.

The Flowers

The bouquet, centrepieces and statement asymmetrical arch, expertly crafted by Debrah J Events, consisted of traditional English roses, subtle sweet peas, various shades of hydrangea and other delicate flowers and foliage.

 

First Look

When you have a couple that is as in love as these two, you absolutely have to have a first look and on a staircase as jaw dropping as this there was no better place to do it!

Joy gracefully walked down the stairs to Issac who was eagerly waiting at the bottom.

The sparkle in his eyes as he turned around and saw her for the first time was what I can only describe as both adorable and a kid in a sweet shop!

 

 

The Cake

Timeless two tier wedding cake with intricate and lifelike sugar flowers by Iced Delights Cakes is the perfect reminder for couples that small, intimate celebrations need not lack any attention to detail.