(Lysander, Act 1 Scene 1, A Midsummer Nights Dream)
A Midsummer Nights Wedding – 2020, a new year, a new decade, has been full of surprises. Little did anyone know what this year would have in store for us as the clocks around the world chimed midnight.
As weddings globally have been postponed till next year or adapted to meet the guidelines put in place, luxury wedding planner Emma Murray-Jones curated a dream-team of wedding suppliers, bringing them together to demonstrate the magic that can be created in your own garden.
Set in a beautiful English country garden, this was the ideal backdrop to create our fairytale wedding. By deliberately choosing an accessible venue, we wanted to show prospective Brides and Grooms that any space can be magically transformed – with a bit of imagination, hard work and fairy dust!
Every Bride should make a grand entrance on her big day.
Adding a playful yet elegant touch to this midsummer’s evening, Aurelija from The Balloonista, inflated a pastel blue balloon arch – with a hint of lilac hydrangeas, as a sneak peek of the florals to come.
These balloons created the perfect entrance for the Wedding Party, both during the day and night, with up lighters in the evening to create a striking contrast.
Walking down the snow-white aisle is many a bride’s dreams, with flickering storm lanterns to guide you towards the floral bower where your ceremony will take place.
With your faithful pup walking by your side, the ebony Maisy, proudly carried the ring, with an elegant floral garland by The Floral Editor.
“Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight”
(Oberon, Act 2 Scene 1, A Midsummer Night’s Dream)
The Flowers & Tablescape
The talented Fi Burke, the founder of The Floral Editor, created three stunning arches that provided a floral backdrop for the ceremony and the tablescape.
For the wedding breakfast, the three arches encompassed the dinner table, cascading not only the heavenly scent of summer flowers but also creating an intimate sense of warmth.
Focusing on a seasonal palette of blues, whites, blush pinks and lilacs, both the arches and the table arrangements complement the lush greenery and lavender of the garden. The purpose is to bring to life a bountiful wild meadow in perfect harmony with the added floral decor and styling.
The crystal vases and candlesticks, with matching lilac candles, reflected the evening sun and candlelight around the tablescape.
Tableware & Stationery
The cutlery and crockery, provided by Classic Crockery, in complementing pastel pinks and blues added the finishing touch to the fairytale look. Standing out against the elegant white Louis chairs, crisp white tablecloths and napkins, provided by Rosetone Furniture.
To complete the tablescape, stationery by Ananya Cards, with blue floral watercolours and a hint of gold, lay in pride of place. Begin the magical journey to your wedding day with bespoke invitations, which will give a hint of the style of the day to come. Matching stationery on your wedding day will ensure that you have a consistent theme throughout.
Lighting sets the tone for any wedding, with subtle changes enhancing both the mood and atmosphere.
Retro filament drop lights installed by Stress-Free Hire added a unique twist to our magical evening, whilst casting warm light over the imagined guests.
Uplighting by Powerhouse Hire created a warm atmosphere around the floral arches and highlighting the petals of these delicate blooms.
Midsummer Nights Wedding – The Cake
Nicola, from Hall of Cakes, created a stunning seven-tier cake to be the focal centrepiece for the wedding breakfast table – rising from a sea of pastel colours. This breathtaking creation with handcrafted sugar flowers was the perfect design for this fairy tale evening. The sugar flowers are crafted with such skill that you almost can’t tell them apart from the real ones!
This fairytale shoot was exceptionally captured Xander Casey Photography, with stunning videography Matt Pereira