There are so many hidden gems in Oxfordshire. One of them is a quiet village, in the neighbourhood of Bicester, not too far from Oxford. Some venues just ask to be turned into a magical place and Kirtlington Park is one of them.
Tucked away in the beautiful British countryside, near Chiltern Hills, with 3000 acres of parkland, this venue marries history, classic landscapes and romanticism. If you wish to find out more information about the house and its history, go to Met Museum's website.
Working together with ByChenai, our team decided to create a very romantic look for the day. Blushes, soft textures, classic style and look with a modern approach to floristry and table design. Our aim was to show the brides and grooms a traditional set-up, made stylish with simple horizontal lines intersected with verticals for the extra energy and tension.
This was set just before the wintery weather started settling in. Braced by a pure romantic autumn light, the flowers beamed with splendour. A set of more autumnal but also spring flowers and foliage were therefore chosen to adorn the tables. Light pinks, peaches, and whites. Roses, early tulips, clematis, hellebores, eustomas.
We chose some foliage for the darker green hues, reminiscing the approaching winter season and foraged a great amount of local plants. We placed large stone-like urn arrangements at either side of the table, linking with the venue’s historical heritage and directing gaze towards the fields which were filled with autumn’s colours. The tablescape elements such as the candles and cutlery and even fruit were also chosen very carefully in order to create a harmonious story, through a wide range of repeating colours and shapes.
Our favourite part? Creating a gorgeous cascade of flowers on the wedding cake. A similar mix of flowers was meticulously placed on the cake creating a waterfall of flowers, creating converging lines and adding that very last ‘cherry’ on top.
As we mentioned, we collaborated on this shoot with a few of our beloved suppliers, including Chenai, Charlotte Wise Photography, Just 4Linen and Oxfordshire Event Hire. The elopment was published in one of the world's biggest blogs, Wedding Chicks.