Local shoot: English Wildflowers

Park House Hotel and Spa provided the perfect location for this quintessentially English picnic complete with scones, tea and cake.

Images courtesy of Katherine and Her Camera

Park House Hotel and Spa, Midhurst, is a luxury country-house venue that hosts intimate, exclusive-use weddings in its barn and across the extensive grounds. “We were inspired by its walled garden and immaculate lawns,” says shoot coordinator Giulia O’Lorey of Cakes in Bloom. The plan was to highlight the beauty of Sussex while showcasing a wealth of talented local suppliers. “We were also mindful of the pandemic and were eager to show how a smaller romantic wedding can still be breathtaking,” Giulia explains. “For many modern couples highlighting important aspects of their relationship and personality is just as important as the stylistic impact of it, so it’s of paramount importance that their wedding day reflect that,” she adds. With all of this in mind, the collaborators were brought together to demonstrate how their flexible and first-class services can be personalised for each one-of-a-kind celebration. This is beautifully reflected everywhere you look from the embroidery on the veil to the custom invitations; the ethically-handmade couture gown to the seasonal sweetpea and wildflower forals.

english widflower design wedding stationery suite
bride wearing a veil and holding a bouquet
Embroidered customised veil with bird, initials and wedding date
Bride and flowergirl on window seat
Outdoor wedding chill out zone
wildflower wedding place setting
wedding centrepiece with sweet peas and english wildflowers
wedding reception table layout english wildflower style
Groom place name
wedding afternoon tea picnic
white dog wearing white floral wedding collar
english wildflower wedding bouquet
wedding arch floral design
bride standing underneath wedding ceremony covered area dressed in english wildflowers
bride holding bouquet and flowergirl, hugging
flowergirl twirling
bride and flowergirl playing lawn games
wedding cake with love cake topper, decorated with pink florals

The dream team
Venue, Park House Hotel and Spa, www.parkhousehotel.com
Photographer, Katherine and Her Camera, www.katherineandhercamera.com
Dresses, Marie Chandler Bridal, www.mariechandlerbridal.com
Veil, Tabitha Textiles, www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TabithaTextile
Hair and make-up, Janey Campbell Hair and Makeup, www.janeyhairandmakeup.com
Cake and shoot coordinator, Cakes in Bloom, www.cakesinbloom.co.uk
Flowers, Wild Botanicals Floral Design, www.wbfloraldesign.co.uk
Stationery, Design by Emily, www.designbyemily.co.uk
Venue styling, Happy Ever After Designs, www.happyeverafterdesigns.co.uk
Outdoor styling, Bell & Bell Events, www.bellandbellevents.com
China and glassware hire, Vintage Gems China Hire, www.vintagegemschinahire.com
Models, Samantha and Phoebe Lorraine, www.instagram.com/samanthalorrainec

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