We wanted to showcase a wedding held at Elmore Court to show how you can pull off a particular style, without huge expense or extensive preparation. This particular wedding couple loved the relaxed charm and friendly nature of Elmore Court so all that was needed was a clear vision and a few personal touches to make it unique and special.
A beautiful venue, in Gloucestershire, with a relaxed atmosphere and a good sound system for a weekend wedding for 100 people
How the wedding went:
The couple wanted to make it very simple and minimalistic. They already liked Elmore’s own style, so rather than complicate the scene, they brought along a few key pieces they loved and left the space to do the talking.
They chose wildflowers and herbs like daisies, rosemary, lots of whites, purples and blues that were in fitting with the Elmore wildflower meadow. On the tables they had single stem flowers in small bud vases and in wine bottles. And above the table they had an amazing hanging flower installation behind the top table to bring more of the outside in.
In the morning the bridal party got ready in the bridal suite, accompanied by champagne, listening to music whilst doing last minute things before the ceremony.
The groom and his ushers had lunch in the nearby The Pilot Pub up the road before coming to Elmore.
The ceremony was in the Hall in the main house. In the afternoon light coming through the stained glass window, the celebrant lead a very personal and lovely service.
The reception was on the lawn. Guests were served pear and elderflower martinis and gin and tonics, with mini scones to start with. Younger kids were kept entertained with the lawn games available.
Couple shots were taken in the meadow and on the hills to make the most of the wonderful views from Elmore and the hazy summer light in the afternoon.
The couple wanted to make the most of the outdoors and had a BBQ outside the Gillyflower. It meant everyone was able to mingle with each other throughout the day. This was followed by delicious looking raspberry pavlova and salted caramel mousse with popping candy for pudding. To stop everyone going home hungry, there were fish finger or bacon sandwiches for guests later on.
The Wedding Cake
The cake was made by the bride and her mother two days before. It was a naked sponge cake, decorated with wild flowers and strawberries.
The whole day was just a sunny haze of happiness and laughter. We were so lucky with the weather and being with everyone we loved and having the day go exactly as we planned enjoying the sunshine, food, drink and music.” Merrin, Bride.
Beautiful weddings can be created exactly to your requirements. Our five blank canvas venues mean that your beautiful wedding can be created, down to the last flower, napkin or late night snack idea. For more information on Elmore Court or to enquire about creating your perfect wedding with us, why not contact the team today.
Photography by James Fear