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.


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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.


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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…


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


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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!).


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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 🙂


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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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