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.
11/10/2017 1 Comment
Published on The English Wedding Blog
Many years ago the Country House was a private family home, a grand space created for the owner to host, entertain and generally enjoy the wealth the family had accumulated – fast forward to the 21st Century and we are a mixed bag of private residences, wedding venues, hotels and even some totally carved up into flats.
Like many others we opened our doors to weddings and events. Our pretty large homes were designed to host these grand events and you can almost hear the ghosts of parties past reminiscing in the wings as the house comes back to life. As my husband, Guy, often says, “the house was made for this” and we absolutely love being a part of such a special day… When I’ve misplaced Guy, which happens frequently, he’s usually pouring guests a pint of his home brewed Ale, or discussing the history of the house with an interested guest.
But what should you, the bride, be considering when viewing these beautiful properties for your own potential wedding day, what questions should you have in mind to make sure you have exactly the day you dream of in your perfect venue?!
Well having hosted more weddings than we can count, here’s my top 10 tips for when considering your chosen country house homes:
Thank you to the photographers whose photos have been featured, we love their work! Emma Moore Photography, Gyan Gurung Photography, Graham Warrellow, Helen Power Photography, Joanna Cleeve Photography, Julia Conway Photography, Kate Gary Photography, LaHu Studios, Lemontree Photography, Lydia Stamps Photography, Mia Photography, Peter Dyer Photography Ltd, Tansley Photography, Teresa C Photography, The Springles, This and That Photography.