Romantic wedding day menus and place cards on handmade paper for an English Garden bridal editorial

The gorgeous blossoms that are surrounding us this time of year made me reminisce over my first wedding feature. I was lucky enough to work with a group of wonderfully talented ladies on a Secret English Garden themed shoot. Indulging in the beauty of locally sourced home-grown English flowers and lush greenery and set in a stunning glasshouse. This is the perfect inspiration for couples looking for an endlessly romantic more intimate relaxed setting, surrounded by nature and with a bit of added luxe through touches of gold.

The florals were brought in as a centrepiece, surrounded by thoughtfully designed stationery, wedding favour biscuits and botanically dyed linen.

The florals were brought in as a centrepiece, surrounded by thoughtfully designed stationery, wedding favour biscuits and botanically dyed linen.

A dreamlike glasshouse in a Secret Garden provides the perfect setting for an intimate wedding party surrounded by lush foliage.

A dreamlike glasshouse in a Secret Garden provides the perfect setting for an intimate wedding party surrounded by lush foliage.

Most of the flowers and foliage was sourced from Sarah’s own garden and British flower farms. Together she and Leigh designed the most beautiful lush floral designs. Mixing green foliage with lilac, mauve and deep purple florals which worked perfectly with the gentle tones and textures throughout the styling.

Romantic wedding menu and place card on handmade paper with deckled edges.

Romantic wedding menu and place card on handmade paper with deckled edges.

An endlessly romantic intimate setting. Perfect inspiration for a garden wedding.

An endlessly romantic intimate setting. Perfect inspiration for a garden wedding.

The romantic table setting was styled by Amy, The Timeless Stylist, using vintage cutlery and gold-rimmed plates from her heirloom collection. Adding gold details for a touch of luxury.

For the stationery I used handmade paper with gently textured edges to compliment the textures of the styling and the botanically dyed napkins from Ros. I drew botanical details by hand to bring in the lush garden inspiration into the wedding paper. As a finishing touch I added touches of gold leaf which tied in perfectly with the gold leaf details on the wedding cake, created by Vaani.

Utterly stunning romantic wedding cake details including speckles of gold leaf and edible pearls.

Utterly stunning romantic wedding cake details including speckles of gold leaf and edible pearls.

A stunning buttercream wedding cake brimming with English florals and luxurious details.

A stunning buttercream wedding cake brimming with English florals and luxurious details.

Vaani designed two sumptuous wedding cakes. The first was brimming with British florals and luxurious gold leaf touches, macaroons and chocolate truffles. The second was decorated with textured buttercream and brushed with rose gold with edible lace finishing off the design. Vaani also designed and created the beautifully detailed wedding cookies for the table setting design.

Behind the scenes of the wedding stationery, before it was beautifully laid out by Amy.

Behind the scenes of the wedding stationery, before it was beautifully laid out by Amy.

Gorgeous florals and the second beautifully artistic wedding cake design.

Gorgeous florals and the second beautifully artistic wedding cake design.

Everything was beautifully captured by Maja and there’s still so many gorgeous details to explore from this shoot. Pop over to her website to see more and don’t miss the link to the editorial at the end of this post. Do you have a favourite part of inspiration from this editorial? Are you dreaming of a more intimate relaxed setting like this or a big wedding with all of your friends? Let me know if the comments.

The gorgeous table setting. Styled by Amy with that lush floral design by Leigh and Sarah.

The gorgeous table setting. Styled by Amy with that lush floral design by Leigh and Sarah.

I used a slightly more bohemian but luxurious calligraphy style to fit the mood of the editorial.

I used a slightly more bohemian but luxurious calligraphy style to fit the mood of the editorial.

The team of wedding creatives that made this beautiful editoral come together:

Maja Tsolo Photography

Nettlewood Flowers

Leigh Chappell Flowers

The Timeless Stylist

Sugar Plum Bakes, Cake Designer

The Natural Dyeworks

Louise Lerego, Make-up Artist 

Mathilda Lundin Calligraphy

If you want to see our Secret English Garden editorial you can find it over on Rock My Wedding.

 

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