Elegant Elmore Court Wedding
This beautiful Elmore Court wedding was the perfect combination of elegance and whimsy. Brittany and Nick echoed the restrained refinement of the historic venue with a muted colour scheme in neutral tones: the bridesmaids looked lovely in simple champagne silk slip-dresses, and the bouquets featured white roses and delicate, fluffy pampas-grass.
All of this allowed Brittany’s fabulous dress to really shine! She wore the most amazing gown covered in slips of white fabric sewn to look like a cascade of flowers. In all my years as a wedding photographer, I’ve never seen a dress quite like it.
Fresh Twists on Traditional Beauty
The reception was held on the grounds, at “The Gillyflower” – a specially-built reception venue on the estate. The crystal droplets hanging like rain from the ceiling are a modern twist on the classic chandelier, and that sense of renewing and refining the traditional and turning it into something fresh was a real touchstone of this Elmore Court wedding. You can see it in the way Nick and Brittany brought a modern simplicity to their traditional table settings, dressing the long tables with tall peach-coloured tapers for a striking look.
After the dinner, much of the party moved outside, where they were served pitchers of margarita and offered marshmallows to toast over bonfires on the lawn. This was a gorgeous moment, as the sun set over the fields and gardens and glowed over the wedding guests. We managed to slip away from the main group for a few more couple portraits in the golden light – and then it was back to the dance floor for a wild evening. The Gillyflower was built specially sound-proofed so that the dancing can go late – and let’s just say that I can see why!
This Elmore Court wedding was such an honour to capture. For more wedding inspiration, take a peek at Molly and Toby’s beautiful wedding in the Cotswolds!