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Styled Shoot at Compton Verney

I organised a styled shoot at the beautiful Compton Verney last August, with the help of the very talented wedding photographer, Dita Bowen, the wonderful team at Compton Verney, and my amazing friend Jess. 

I chose this venue because it exudes elegance and provides the perfect setting for a wedding through its impressive rooms and spectacular grounds. If you are looking for an elegant and contemporary, yet traditional space for your ceremony, the Chapel is the perfect venue for you. This light and airy space is a blank canvas that enables you to add as much or as little colour through your flowers and décor as you wish. Whether you want classic, white flowers, or more vibrant hues, this room will complement your florals and theme. 

I created floral meadows to adorn the aisle, along with candles leading the eye towards the front where two timeless, show-stopping urns stood. These are two of my favourite arrangements to make and can both be easily moved, enabling you to make the most out of your wedding florals! 

If you’re a nature lover, meadow arrangements are the ultimate way to bring the outside in. Not only do they look beautiful, but they have so many uses! Use them to line your aisle or even as a backdrop at the top of the aisle, then have them moved to your reception. If you are having a top table, these are an excellent option to have sitting in front of it. Alternatively, they look beautiful in front of signage, behind your wedding cake, card box or guestbook, or at the ends of long tables. The choice is yours! 

If you are looking for something to make a statement, floral urns are the perfect way to do this, as they can create the most stunning entrance to an aisle, or backdrop at the end of an aisle. Whether you move them to behind the top table, either side of a grand entrance, or as part of the background for your Photo Booth, they will elevate the atmosphere and create memories you and your guests will never forget. 

We were very lucky, and the rain stayed away, so we thought we would make the most of the beautiful scenery Compton Verney has to offer and headed outdoors for an intimate outdoor ceremony set up! I created a floral moongate to sit in front of the gorgeous stone bridge in the background and dressed the entrance to the aisle with lanterns and urns. This was yet another perfect opportunity to use those beautiful floral meadows, so I placed them in front of the moongate to add even more of a wow factor to this large installation!

For this part of the shoot, I used beautiful Playa Blanca white garden roses, hydrangeas and my favourite delphiniums and veronicas, adding gorgeous pops of bluey purple. 

To finish our shoot, we created a reception set up in the grand Adam Hall. Another elegant, high-ceilinged, white room with elaborate detailing and marble flooring, this room also provides a beautiful alternative for a ceremony. I opted for an explosion of pink to add warmth and colour to this room. The tables were dressed in dusty pink table runners to complement the flowers, along with a selection of silver and cut-glass candlesticks and tealights. A candlelit setting is my favourite; you can never have too many candles! 

Tip: Make the use of tall rooms like this with tall table centrepieces with flowers in abundance, or a mix of tall and low arrangements.