A sultry wedding day at a boutique country house hotel filled with a ton of inspiration for your indie soul. The bride and groom exude elegance with an alternative flare and the mood of these photos is just beyond! Get ready to fall in love with this U.K. wedding venue and its brilliant exterior + interior.
Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Safrina Smith and the film by Wedding Films by David James. The Two Hummingbirds planned every detail and Boon And Bloom created all of the amazing florals. You can see all the images in the full gallery.
When the word elegance is used to describe a wedding, it's not often that tattoos steal the show. But a person's choice to have tattoos doesn't dictate their taste in style. This alternative Elegance inspiration is for the couples that do it THEIR way. With Classy white florals and a breathtaking cake, Chic wedding stationery, and high-end styling, this editorial ticks the boxes... Ticks them then throws them out the window. Lovebirds, Marilyn and Roland, make a statement and make it loud.
Styled perfectly by luxury wedding stylist Gabrielle from The Two Hummingbirds, who tastefully combined striking white florals, layered fabrics, subtle gold cutlery, and speckled tableware to create a stylish and neutral theme. Paired with distinctive stationery from Dove And Lace, Bespoke signs by The Handmade Sign Company, and a feast of floral statement pieces in crisp white by wedding florist Boon And Bloom. The beautifully minimalist cake and edible wedding favors were lovingly created by The Elegant Rose Cake Studio.
Style + Grace
It's within the dress, hair styling and overall fashion choices that our twist on Elegance really comes to life. Instead of covering Marilyn's tattoos with a more modest gown, Becky from Lavelle Bridal Couture carefully picked out "Haruki" by Hayley Paige...a dress that demands attention with a plunging neckline and intricate beading. Worn with an embroidered veil by Rebecca Anne Designs (because why shouldn't you have your favorite phrase stitched onto your veil?!) and feminine pearl accessories from Earthlink's Bridal, Marilyn was a badass vision of class.
The Hair and Makeup concept was imagined and executed by Professional Makeup Artist Katriona Allen and budding hairstylist Shannon Cartwright. Together they created a glam aesthetic featuring soft waves of loose hair and tones of peach and subtle pinks... Add a smokey eye and a nose ring and the look came together with attitude.
Nestled in the British countryside outside Rugby, Catthorpe Manor Estate is an independent boutique hotel that is the perfect backdrop to any Classy Event. The Edwardian manor house and extensive, rural grounds became the canvas to our alternative take on Elegance. We took advantage of the varying light in the manor's many rooms and allowed shadows to add to the drama we aimed to achieve.