Styled shoots are a fantastic way for wedding industry suppliers to let loose with their creativity. Stylists, photographers, florists and a host of others put together beautiful looks that will really wow potential couples, and show brides and grooms to be what’s possible. We’re always delighted to be approached for a styled shoot, and it’s been amazing watching from the sidelines as Penton Park transforms under the gaze of different talented stylists and creative directors.
One of my favourite styled shoots from earlier this year was created by Edmina from Aleeka Events. It was shot by Philippa Sian Photography – whose ability to capture light is truly special, and is a perfect fit for our huge bay windows and sunlit rooms – and these images have made me so, so happy.
After blogging for a fair old while now, I thought it was high time I introduced myself properly. This week it’s another ‘meet the team’ special, and it’s my turn in the spotlight.
I love this house deeply, and it feels like a member of our family. It’s got its own personality, and is full of quirks. My official role in the Penton Park team is as ‘Managing Partner’, which essentially means I play a big part in making sure this gorgeous place consistently puts its best foot forward for our lovely brides and grooms. I handle the marketing and PR; the less-glamorous side of running a venue, like VAT returns and sorting insurance (I’m a wizard with a spreadsheet!); and help to keep everything running like clockwork.
After a glorious weekend where the whole country celebrated The Royal Wedding, I think it’s safe to say that the incredible flower arches will stay in our minds for a long while! I know I’m seeing white roses, peonies and lush green foliage every time I close my eyes!
It’s been a funny old year seasonally, with The Beast from The East delaying spring for us for so long. However we’re in the clear now, and the grounds of Penton Park are blossoming in the long awaited sunshine. I love the spring and how everyone’s mood appears instantly lifted by the trees and gardens bursting back to life.
The fabulously talented Joey Burns of The Wild Fox shares my love of spring flowers. Joey took part in a styled shoot here at Penton Park, and I love her beautifully artistic and locally grown floral designs. I chatted with Joey a couple of weeks ago. Here’s what she had to say about choosing flowers for a spring wedding, and how she might like to tackle the styling of a country house like Penton Park.
Hearing the house ringing with laughter makes us so happy. It’s one of the many reasons we love opening our home to couples on their special days and helping them celebrate their country house weddings in style.
Catherine and Michael’s beautiful day was one of our favourites from last year – the ballroom echoed with happy chatter and the odd shriek of ‘can’t hold it in anymore’ laughter over dinner. It was a joy to hear every time I walked past.
Thank you to the photographers whose photos have been featured, we love their work! Gyan Gurung Photography, Graham Warrellow, Helen Power Photography, Joanna Cleeve Photography, Julia Conway Photography, Lemontree Photography, Lydia Stamps Photography, Mia Photography, Peter Dyer Photography Ltd, Stylish Wedding Photography, Teresa C Photography, The Springles.