Ally & Steve’s Rustic Late Summer Wedding

Such a gorgeous wedding day to share today! Ally and Steve were married a few weeks ago at the beautiful St Giles House, on the Shaftesbury Estate near Wimborne. Newly renovated in an epic four-year-long project, the building is once again looking resplendent and just lovely for a stately home wedding in the countryside.


The couple actually live in the village of Wimborne St Giles, just around the corner from the venue. I know it meant a lot to them that they could celebrate their marriage in a place they love so much and they put so much thought into the whole atmosphere, with a stunning marquee reception in the grounds.


The bouquets carried by Ally and her bridesmaids were a seasonal and textural combination of roses, lisianthus, veronica, hydrangeas, trachelium, lavender, herbs and viburnum berries. They smelled amazing and complemented Ally’s champagne coloured gown perfectly…


For the intimate ceremony, with just a few close family members and friends, a sumptuous long arrangement with candles provided a focal point…


A much larger evening party for 150 guests was set in the traditional-style marquee. I provided centrepieces of mixed glassware with flowers on log slices, informal floral displays on the bar and twinkly white fairy lights around the central marquee poles (needed a head for heights with those- not a fan of ladders, but needs must!).


The scrummy cake by Jenny at the Miss Ingredient Cake Company was a naked, un-iced affair. As this was being set up later on, I left all the relevant bloom supplies out ready… Check out Jenny’s cake blog to see the wonderful final result 🙂


I really wish you both all the very best for the future Mr and Mrs! What a fabulous day it was.

JP x

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