English Garden Inspired Wedding

by Audrey on 08.27.15

in Real Weddings

by Audrey
08.27.15

English Garden Inspired Wedding |  by Mason & Megan Photography |  www.smittenmagazine.comThe bride’s thoughts on designing her romantic English garden wedding:

When Sean proposed to me after 8 years of dating, I already had a fairly good sense of what we envisioned our wedding to look like.  I adore all things English and wanted the decor to reflect that as much as possible.  Some of the fondest memories of my childhood are of the sunny summer days I spent in my grandparent’s English garden in Washington state, surrounded by the perfume of roses and the big green expanse of tall trees that enveloped their property.  It was a place where I always felt at peace.  I distinctly recall my grandmother taking my mother and me to tea houses in Olympia, loving the atmosphere of it and the comfort a cup of tea brought.  My grandmother had a beautiful vintage cabinet full of silver teapots, colorful tea cups and assorted china from all over the world.  I loved staring at it, thinking that I would start my own collection one day. I wanted our wedding venue to bring those memories back to life and to recreate that sense of peace and beauty that my grandparent’s house had come to represent for me over the years.  Sean and I planned to go to England for our honeymoon, so we couldn’t think of a more fitting theme.  Beyond that, I wanted to incorporate literary elements as much as possible.  Sean and I both love reading and we wanted to recognize that part of ourselves by including vintage hardbound books and framed quotes in the decor.  Quail Haven Farm seemed like the perfect place to bring our vision to life. It had everything I wanted in a venue and more – an English garden seemingly secluded from the rest of the world, with lots of rustic details, greenery, and a horse-filled barn.  My first impression upon seeing it is that it was basically my grandparent’s garden transported to California, which is exactly what I had been looking for. By incorporating floral arrangements with a fresh-picked look, mis-matched china, gold accents, a silhouette maker, and British literature, we were able to bring that back-in-time English garden vision to life.

View their sweet wedding video here.

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Photographer: Mason & Megan Photography | Venue: Quail Haven Farm | Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Kay Sofranko, Lover of Weddings | Floral Design: The Bloomin Gypsy | Tableware: Verity Jane Vintage | Vintage Rentals: Timeless Love Events | Catering: Crepes Bonaparte | Staffing: The Party Staff | Videography: Light Up Video | DJ: Bill Calhoun | Hair + MUA: Genna Khein, Beauty on the Block | Bride’s Dress: Casablanca Bridal | Cake Baker: The Crimson Cake | Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply

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