Quintessentially Cotswold Wedding Ideas

Summer Wedding at Lords of the Manor

You will find Lords of The Manor, a quintessentially Cotswold manor house, nestling in the hills of Upper Slaughter, with both formal and informal gardens that have been lovingly tended for over 350 years and a gentle stream meandering through wild flower meadows.

With 26 bedrooms, the hotel is large enough to cater for a house full, but small enough to feel like your own country house. Weddings here can be intimate affairs, or with a marquee on the croquet lawn, the hotel can welcome up to 150 guests. Food created by the award winning Head Chef Charles Smith is innovative and fresh, with flavours to die for!  The first class service provided by the hotel team is why guests return again and again: it’s personalised, warm and friendly.

Earlier this year the hotel redecorated its public areas, resulting in a fresh take of its much loved country house style, highlighted now with an occasional contemporary twist. The bar is dynamic and bold, while the drawing room and the restaurants are sophisticated and restful.

Summer Wedding at Lords of the Manor

It was in this inspirational location that Nikki Kirk Photography and Lilyfee Floral Designs came together to create photo shoot for Lords of the Manor. A photo shoot that would unashamedly show off both the hotel and the skills and creativity of their Wedding Team. Bringing in seasonal colours with free-flowing designs, gorgeous bridal gowns and of course diamonds. Lots of them!

Lords of the Manor Summer Wedding

The Flowers…

Inspired by the glorious colour palette that this English summer season offers; Cotswold florist Lilyfee Floral Designs included the vibrant jewel like coral tones of both the Coral Charm and Coral Sunset peonies. Florist Clare then added a symphony of bright and bold contrasting blooms for a result that was stunning riot of colour and a joyous nod to the surroundings we found ourselves in.

Summer Wedding at Lords of the Manor

Foam Free is a key phrase at the moment and one the floristry world is coming together to solve. Clare took this opportunity to highlight the importance of moving away from using floral foam in floristry. Floral foam or oasis as it’s also known, is not biodegradable.

Alternatives are a must and the way forward for us all. All of the floral displays featured in this shoot are foam free. From a style and future trend note; the foam free movement is leading towards softer, more relaxed and less structured floral designs.

Summer Wedding at Lords of the Manor

For this shoot Clare teamed bold mixed colours and a loose style which can be adapted to suit your own wedding day.

A few carefully placed hand tied clusters of flowers can make a huge impact, with doorways and entrances also being dressed with large clusters of flowers tied with gorgeous ribbons to add movement.

Summer Wedding at Lords of the Manor

The RSA Design Awards Clare has won are reflected in her interpretation and design inspirations, helping clients to realise their wedding day dreams. And as a recommended florist at Lords of the Manor Clare loves nothing more than meeting with clients and helping them to interpret their wedding day thoughts through their floral colour and style choices.

Summer Wedding at Lords of the Manor

Urn arrangements can also be moved to ensure that they can be enjoyed throughout your whole day.

Summer Wedding at Lords of the Manor

Clare has been asked many times if it is possible to wear a flower crown with a veil. Yes you can is the answer!

And if you don’t think a full floral crown is for you, then a single wired peony or rose, or maybe a small collection of brightly coloured rose buds would be perfect.

Summer Wedding at Lords of the Manor

The Hair & Make Up…

Madeline of Wedding Paint created the elegant hair styles and make up to compliment both the venue, the dresses, and the flowers. The softness of the make-up colour palette perfectly complimented the boldness of the flowers.

Lords of the Manor Summer Wedding

The Jewellery…

Exclusive Cheltenham jeweller Beards also joined the team and ensured that we had a bounty of diamond necklaces, rings, earrings, and their very own family heirloom tiara for the photo shoot. Our model looked like a princess and we were in heaven just ooooohing and ahhhhing over the pieces.

Lords of the Manor Summer Wedding

The Bridal Gowns…

And of course, the dresses…. oh my goodness the dresses… Wedding Days of Cheltenham provided the bridal gowns all courtesy of Enzoani to compliment and create the wow factor in the images.

Summer Wedding at Lords of the Manor


The Photography…

And finally, the photography from multi award winning photographer and wedding photographer of the year for the second year in a row; Me! As the recommended photographer at Lords of the Manor, I know the house and the grounds incredibly well and was therefore the perfect person to creatively direct the photo shoot on the day. My knowledge of light and being able to see and harness light meant that even though the days of the shoot were scorching hot with strong sunshine, I was able to create soft elegant images to showcase the huge amount of work that went into this shoot and to capture the romantic mood of the brief.

Summer Wedding at Lords of the Manor

So many wonderful ideas from a top team for you to see, borrow, book us for your wedding day!

The Wedding Dream Team:

Venue: Lords of the Manor https://www.lordsofthemanor.com

Photography: Nikki Kirk Photography www.nikkikirkphotography.com

Flowers and Styling: Lilyfee Floral Designs http://www.lilyfeefloraldesigns.co.uk

Bridal Gowns: Wedding Days of Cheltenham http://www.weddingdaysofcheltenham.co.uk

Jewellery: Beards https://www.beards.co.uk

Hair & Make-Up: Wedding Paint https://weddingpaint.org

Model: Mrs Charlotte Blenkinsopp

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