Natasha and Mark held their July wedding at
Dewsall Court in Herefordshire, opting for the venue as it allowed them to host all parts of the day in one place, and even had space for guests to spend the night glamping on the grounds!
The couple hired florist
Juliet Glaves to dress their venue, and she created the most gorgeous secret garden feel for the day, complete with breathtaking hanging floral decorations and countless colourful displays.
Amy O’Boyle was tasked with documenting the day, in her inimitable fine art style, shot on both film and digital.
Natasha and Mark held their wedding in Hereford’s Dewsall Court, falling in love with the venue before they even visited it. After searching high and low for the perfect place to hold their wedding, Natasha had almost given up hope, and cried with relief when they found Dewsall Court.
There is a church on the grounds at Dewsall Court, which is where the ceremony was held, complete with gorgeous suspended floral decorations. “I’d always wanted to get married outside under a canopy of flowers, but we both loved the church, so we got the best of both worlds with the floral arrangements,” says Natasha.
The suspended flowers looked so sensational that Natasha and Mark replicated the look in the barn on the grounds for their wedding reception, aiming for a secret garden feel.
The venue had a gorgeous English garden, so the colours of the wedding flowers reflected this. “We aren’t fans of pristine, tightly bound arrangements,” says Natasha. “We wanted something with the wow factor but that was also organic looking.”
We love the trailing floral displays adorning the bannisters in the venue.
The wedding colour palette was mainly neutral with blush pink and lots of green, with the odd dash of blue thanks to the delphiniums.
The florist Juliet Glaves covered beams in the barn in luscious greenery, and frame the top table with another beautiful hanging floral garland.
The table centrepieces were made of an abundance of colourful flowers in pretty palettes.
Natasha’s bridal bouquet was designed to be large and random, so it looked as if it had been simply scooped from a garden.
“My mum and one of my bridesmaids’ mum dried petals over the year leading up to the wedding and Mark and I made cones out of music sheets from our favourite songs and songs that were significant to us as a couple,” shares Natasha.
Natasha and Mark chose a one-tier semi-naked cake, with caramel cascading down the sides. “Choosing the cake flavours was one of our favourite wedmin tasks,” says Natasha. “Flavour-wise, we settled on raspberry ripple with cookies and cream (Mark’s favourite) and Carrot with Mascarpone (my favourite).”
The tables were named after places that meant a lot to the couple, and printed onto perspex sheets for a very modern addition to the wedding.
The place names were also printed onto perspex. and placed atop stone coloured linen napkins for a contrasting aesthetic.
Natasha and Mark went for a very unique take on the table plan, tying everyone’s names to tiny glass bottles that were then suspended from trees. Inside the bottle was the name of their table, written on a tiny scroll.
The guests were treated to a fabulous sweetie table, loaded high with delicious confectionary.
Natasha wore a Pronovias Vicenta dress, falling in love with the fitted style, complete with long train. The bridesmaids wore light grey dresses, courtesy of Ghost.
Natasha accessorised her flawless wedding dress with a cathedral length veil, also by Pronovias. “I never wanted a short veil and the moment I put this one on, I knew it was the one – I never like to go half-hearted with things!” she says.
“I loved the low back of my dress,” says Natasha.
Mark wore a made to measure suit by Suit Supply, for a fresh modern look. “My heart melted when I saw him waiting at the bottom of the aisle,” says Natasha, “He looked amazing and the suit fits him so well.”
Speaking of the most memorable moment of the day, Mark says: “Seeing Natasha turn and walk down the aisle towards me was a unique life moment and feeling I would never forget.” The same moment stuck out to Natasha too, as she reminisces: “In the run up to the wedding, I always got emotional whenever I thought about walking down the aisle with my Dad – it meant so much to me. So when the day came around I thought I’d be an emotional mess but I vividly remember the complete sense of calm and happiness I felt once I was stood outside the church. I felt so ready and excited to meet Mark at the bottom of the aisle – the biggest smile stretched across my face.”