An August Wedding at Ashridge House.
A wedding venue steeped with History and Character.
Tayler and Michael fell in love with the beautiful Ashridge House with its incredible architecture, historic charm and magnificent countryside landscape. Every room has it’s own distinct personality. From the palatial marble fireplaces and opulent gold leaf adorned ceilings of the Lady Marian Alford Room to the original Austrian wood panelling of the Wyatt Room. Read on to find out how Tayler and Michael used their wedding flower budget to its full potential.
Ashridge House Wedding Ceremony – The Main Hall.
Tayler made a majestic entrance down the floating staircase at Ashridge House with her bridesmaids on the day towards the ceremony guests that were seated in front of the impressive feature fireplace. It was an unusual choice. Most couples who choose an Ashridge House wedding, like the grandeur of being married with the cantilevered staircase behind them. However this brave decision gave Tayler and Michael’s Ashridge House wedding ceremony a more intimate feel.
Using the Wedding Flower Budget Wisely.
Flowers are an integral part of any celebration and they become even more important at weddings. Flowers set the scene, bring your venue to life, feature in each and every part of the day and are captured in time by your photographer.
Tayler and Michael chose to invest in two key floral installations. The Fireplace and the Staircase.
Both of these area’s were used multiple times throughout the day, for example for the ceremony itself, group photographs and additionally when cutting the cake.
Tayler was also keen to keep things simple for the reception tables. We used our beautiful Cherry Blossom Trees for the centrepieces, with hanging glass globes with fire safe LED tea lights for a warm delicate glow as the evening drew.
Colour and Styling.
Let’s start with colour: Ivory, white and subtle accents of powder blue. Blue flowers always look fresh and cool which so often is welcome when temperatures are at a peak. Paired with the white and ivory brought a classic summer bridal tone.
Styling: Elegant, Luxurious, Feminine, Crisp, Delicate. Tayler and Michael also included sentimental elements like forget me nots in the bridal bouquet and memory photograph in the ceremony.
The Book of Industry Experts.
Photographer: Lumiere Photography
Bridal Dress: Morilee
Hair: Hair at No79
Make up: LVB Beauty
Cake: Sugar Designs
If you’re getting married at Ashridge House and would like to start a floral chat with me, book in your consultation here.
Thanks for reading.