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Ashridge House Berkhamsted

Where every corner whispers tales of romance and grandeur. It was my honour to curate the floral narrative for a wedding that epitomized autumn’s essence with contemporary flair. From the majestic staircase wedding ceremony to the beautiful reception in the Lady Marion Alford room. Every detail exuded sophistication, refined luxury and adorned with rich hues of pomegranate and burgundy. Join me as we delve into the enchanting story of this unforgettable day, where San Francisco based bride and groom L+M walked hand in hand amidst the historic halls of Ashridge House.

bride in loggia Ashridge house Berkhamsted holding bridal bouquet red roses

Staircase Wedding ceremony at Ashridge House

Choosing the grand staircase at Ashridge House for their wedding ceremony was an easy decision for our couple. Its towering presence created an ambiance of enchantment and elegance perfectly suited to their vision of a dreamy autumn wedding. This iconic spot offers not only a breath-taking setting for saying “I do” but also ensures that every guest has a front-row view of the special moment. With its majestic architecture and grand entrance, the staircase provided a picture-perfect backdrop for their vows.

Our couple’s Ashridge House wedding ceremony styling: The staircase balustrade was adorned with our spectacular hanging fairy lights which added warm and a wow factor to the room. The steps in front of guests were dressed with mixed Eucalyptus and Italian Ruscus foliage garlands with pillar candles nestled in.

Ashridge House staircase wedding ceremony. Foliage garlands on stairs and 360 degree fairy lights on the balustrades in Main hall

Brides staircase entrance at Ashridge House. Coming down the stairs from the top and passing bridesmaids on upper steps level

bride and groom just married main hall ashridge house. the staircase is decorated with 360 degree fairy lights and foliage garlanding down the steps with pillar candles

 

The Lady Marion Alford Room

The Lady Marion Alford room is well known for being a majestic space. With the grandeur of marbled fireplaces, intricate gilding, elaborate window dressings and exquisite detailing. It provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding breakfast.

For their wedding breakfast in the Lady Marion Alford room, our couple was envisioning a tablescape that echoed the sophistication and romance of their ceremony. They opted for contemporary low GAIA vessels adorned with textured floral arrangements, harmonizing with the venue aesthetics. Each table boasting a centrepiece that was a playful collection of deep pomegranate, burgundy, and wine red tones, accentuated by delicate dusky pinks and ivory shades. Surrounding the focal arrangements were bud vases filled with complementary accent flowers. Lastly, votive tea lights added a soft, ambient glow, completing the tableau.

Lady Marion Alford Room set up for a wedding breakfast with low table centrepieces

Wedding dinning in the Lady Marion Alford Room at Ashridge House Berkhamsted. The wedding had a long oval top table with larger low floral arrangements and budvases and tea lights placed elegantly between them

Modern wedding table arrangements for the Lady Marion Alford Room at Ashridge house. these floral designs were filled with garden roses and English autumn flowers and foliages. each main arrangement is surrounded with bud vases and votives

low table centrepiece flowers wedding ashridge house in the lady marion alford room

 

Evening Reception at Ashridge House

After the wedding breakfast, L + M’s guests meandered back into the main hall at Ashridge House Berkhamsted. The Bride and groom made a grand entrance from the top of the 360 degree fairy light decorated staircase. What a spectacular entrance to cutting the cake!

 

Champagne tower at Ashridge house wedding

Evening photo of the main hall at Ashridge house with 360 degree fairy lights on the staircase

Bride and grooms entrance to cutting the case down the staircase at Ashridge house with fairy lights

Modern wedding cake at Ashridge house by Jessica Lauren cakes

Cutting the cake at Ashridge house wedding on the staircase

 

Want to see more Ashridge House fairy light staircase inspiration? Take a look at A + A’s wedding here

 

L + M’s Ashridge House Berkhamsted Wedding Suppliers:

Photographer: Modern Vintage Weddings

Venue: Ashridge House

Flowers: Rebecca Marsala

Hair and Makeup Atelier: Jo Adams

Bride Dress and veil: Sarah Seven

Bride Shoes: Loeffler Randall

Grooms Suit: Rathbones Tailor

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

Cake: Jessica Lauren Cakes

Harpist: Amie True Music

DJ: Chris Benn @djchrisbenn