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An English country garden wedding at Braxted Park in Essex

An English country garden wedding at Braxted Park in Essex


Written by Katie Byrne


Natalie and Jamie tied the knot in a pretty English country garden setting

 

 

Natalie, 26, a credit control manager, and Jamie, 25, a director in property management, married at Braxted Park in Essex.

We wanted an English country garden wedding as it fitted the time of year perfectly. Our venue was beautiful - I loved the brickwork and decor, and the lush colourful gardens were in full bloom so the entire setting was stunning. 

Our backdrop achieved this look by incorporating touches in keeping with this, such as a bake with a wicker basket and plenty of birdcages, which were filled with ivy and pretty blooms. We opted for a sage green and cream palette - mainly because green is my favourite colour!

When it came to our flowers, we wanted the overall look to be clean, natural and fresh. My bouquet comprised cream roses and ivy, while my bridesmaids each held a single cream rose. 

I searched for a long time to find my perfect dress as I had a specific idea in mind - I wanted an extreme fishtail design with lace, and I knew I didn't want any sparkle. After searching high and low, I fell in love with my gorgeous Sottero and Midgley gown instantly. I accessorised with a pair of navy shoes for my 'something blue'. Meanwhile, my maids wore sage green, floor-length gowns from Serena Bridal, and Jamie looked very handsome in hix tux and custom-made bow tie and cravat.

We had a pianist play during the ceremony and wedding breakfast, followed by a live indie band who played into the night. We went for a vintage look and decorated an old bike with ivy and filled the wicker basket with cream roses.

We used my dad's old wooden stepladders to display our table plan on, while jars of homemade marmalade and jam with our guests' names attached worked perfectly as place names and favours.

We displayed birdcages and watering cans with trailing ivy spilling out and draped ivy over our ceremony chairs; the overall look was very fresh and green.

Steal their style! 

Photography: Kit Myers Venue: Braxted Park Florist: TJ Design Dress: Sottero & Midgley Bridesmaids' dresses: Serena Bridal


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