An enchanting look through the lens into a classical piece of English history, the inspiration for this country wedding came from a beautiful 18th century country house in Dorset, England. Like something straight out of a Thomas Hardy novel, this romantic English estate wedding shoot took place at the charming Came House.

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In order to reflect the elegant and traditional location of the house, the colour scheme of classic pastel hues such as oranges and pinks saw the drawing-room decked with huge cascading floral arrangements, the table laden with brass candlestick holders and delicate gold embellishments used throughout. These gold embellishments added to the feel of love, passion and grandeur and were mimicked in other aspects of the day too.


The aim of this English estate wedding was to tell a tale of love and enchantment and to imagine that guests could be transported back in time to the era of romanticism. Weddings are often described as ‘fairytale’ but in the case of this shoot, the use of the storybook estate, the floral crown, crystal chandelier and the stewardship of nature created a true English fairytale.


The rose is featured in fairytales (such as Snow White) and a traditional symbol of England which is full of connotations of love and romance. For this English estate wedding, it tiptoed its way into the bouquet, floral arrangements and even appeared atop the cake.


In fact, flowers played a key role in the composition of this country wedding, encompassing the beauty of the surrounding countryside and bringing nature indoors. The decorations included wild foraged materials such as hops and rose-briar. From intricate decorations on the cake and flowered patterns on the wedding dress, right down to the floral crown and accessories, the day was heavily influenced by the uniquely beautiful countryside.


This English estate wedding shoot was commissioned by the talented Fleur Provocateur, who worked on the flower arrangements. The finished editorial was then shared on the Love My Dress blog. But for now, this quintessentially English shoot needs no more introduction, the captivating pictures alone are enough to have you reaching for your tea and crumpets!

Editorial Credits:
Venue @camehousedorset  Concept and Floral Design @fleur_provocateur  Photography @sophia_veres_photography  Videography @gandt_film
Bridalwear @joflemingdesign  Menswear @mossbros  Stationery @crimson_letters  Hair @theupdogirl  MUA @laurajlepage  Shoes @harrietwildeshoes
Accessories @hermioneharbutt  Models @gingersnapmodels @francescacosh @robhgreen  Bed @originalbeds  Ribbons @katecullenstyle
Tableware @thewhitechaircompany  Cake @mybakingchick  Linen @stalbridgelinen   Venue Management @bellissimoweddings