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Woodborough Hall – A story of Love, Lace and Sage


Today I’m thrilled to be able to share all the details of this botanical shoot with you.

Last year, my lovely photographer friend, Ania asked me if I would help her to plan and style a shoot that she had in mind.

The moodboard Ania created was beautiful, classic wedding styling and I was keen to be involved.  The style developed during the planning to include lots of foliage as well as natural elements like leather ribbon. 

Ania and I worked together to source a fabulous team of creative suppliers who worked really well together.   

The shoot has just been published on Brides Up North and I’m happy to be able to share more info with you today.  You can see the feature on Brides Up North here


The Bride

The dress was a focal point and a priority for us both but a week before the shoot I still hadn’t found the right dress! 

Then Angela from Iconic Bride stepped up and brought along a selection of Caroline Castigliano dresses for us to work with. 

On the day we chose the Charm School dress and added the Malaysia lace shrug over the dress.  The lace shrug totally transformed the dress – amazing what a difference they can make.  I wanted a dress with plenty of movement in the skirt and Charm School definitely fitted the bill.   

Adele Coxon did hair and make up for us.  The bride’s natural beauty was enhanced with soft peach tones. We wanted to create an understated, classical look to complement the dress.  Her hair was curled and loosely pinned with ‘Layla’, a beautiful gold hair accessory from Loved by One. 

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We included a hand crocheted bridal shawl from Weddings by Laremi which is a perfect addition for any winter wedding. 

Holly’s look was completed with the addition of gold earrings with Apple Aura Quartz stones from Honey Blossom Uk.  

The Groom

Blidworth Menswear supplied a stylish navy tweed Mark Darcy 3 piece suit and a floral tie.  We finished the groom’s look with a foliage buttonhole made by Maria from The Flower Patch

The Table

The table styling incorporated the white and green elements whilst adding in some natural elements such as the linen napkins which were hand tied with leather ribbon.  The table was further enhanced with a striking foliage runner which contained Eucalyptus, Bay & Rosemary (which smelled divine!) and soft candlelight.

I used classic white crockery but paired it with coloured glassware and gold cutlery.   The beautiful stationery suite from In The Details enhanced the botanical and natural elements and completed the look.

The Ceremony Room

Katie and Amy from The Ivy Cottage set up the ceremony room while I worked on the table setting.  They created a beautiful ceremony arch and dressed the aisle with lots of classic church candles. 

Katie also provided the Welcome sign which we dressed with a small amount of eucalyptus to again tie everything together. 

The Cake

Lorien from Storeybook Cakes worked her magic again on the cake.  She took the botanical design from the stationery and replicated that onto the cake by hand painting the design – amazing!


Maria from The Flower Patch provided all the foliage and flowers.  Maria used foliage which she had grown herself and then added florals from Cornwall – all home grown. 

She created a stunning trailing bouquet for the bride as well as the foliage runner for the table. 

We had a fab day at Woodborough Hall creating this fabulous set of images.  Here’s the full list of wonderful people who were involved and made this possible:

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If you’d like some help to create this type of look for your wedding, then please get in touch.  I’d love to be able to help you.  


Louise Wearmouth, Founder of Your Fabulous Wedding