Romantic English Garden Wedding Inspiration | Willow & Oak Events

Romantic English Garden Wedding Inspiration

In this romantic English garden wedding inspiration, we wanted to achieve a true sense of the grandeur of Hedsor House, a Georgian venue in the English Countryside with roots deep in Royal history. Our goal was to bring the infamous gardens to life inside of a traditional home- to mix old classism and new. The images aim to evoke a sense of opulence, a feeling of intimacy, and inspiration that can only be told through a unique story. We’d recommend sitting amidst candlelight with a glass of chardonnay while viewing this dreamy gallery from Julie Livingston Photography!

Romantic English garden wedding inspiration at a historic European estate with an Inbal Dror gown, organic pastel flowers by Moss & Stone and an oversized sun hat || Photography by Julie Livingston with design + planning by Willow and Oak Events
Luxury English garden wedding with a Lee Petra Grebenau bridal gown and crystal chandelier drop earrings from Sibo Designs || Photography by Julie Livingston with planning + design by Willow and Oak Events
Luxury English garden wedding with a Lee Petra Grebenau bridal gown and a wild bouquet with dahlias, roses and baby's breath by Moss & Stone || Photography by Julie Livingston with planning + design by Willow and Oak Events

Our bride in this story, Elizabeth grew up in the English Countryside. She had a garden as ambitious as all of her dreams. She remembers as a little girl setting out at sunrise to walk barefoot, basket in hand alongside her mother to see what blooms were ready for harvest. Though her travels eventually took her away from England, this garden was her calm and the pendent for all of her wedding plans. 

Hedsor House wedding with a pastel color palette, luxury bridal gowns and over-the-top garden flowers || Photo by Julie Livingston with planning + design by Willow and Oak Events
Hedsor House wedding with a pastel color palette, luxury bridal gowns and over-the-top garden flowers || Photo by Julie Livingston with planning + design by Willow and Oak Events
Romantic English garden wedding inspiration at a historic European estate with an Inbal Dror gown, organic pastel flowers by Moss & Stone and an oversized sun hat || Photography by Julie Livingston with design + planning by Willow and Oak Events

The scripty calligraphy + custom illustration from Silbia Ro gives a feeling of old world romance that reminds us why we love correspondence where pen meets paper. As loose blooms, silk ribbons, petite perfumes and French ormolu jewelry boxes came together for the styled heirloom detail shots, our hearts were colored happy by the way the refined paperie danced with the Edwardian and Art Deco style engagement rings from the inimitable Victor Barboné. Elizabeth’s wedding weekend started just as many mornings of her childhood did – foraging fresh, organic, verdant blooms. The flirty Inbal Dror gown she wears in the garden is endlessly mesmerizing with its crystal dusted straps, pretty tulle bows and voluminous, sweeping skirt. As she explores the manicured gardens of Hedsor House, the beauty of which is unmatched, she moves slowly. She takes her time between pastel hydrangea corner and lily pond, boxwood labyrinth and old stone stairways and absorbs every tranquil moment of the day. As dusk set in and guests traveling from afar arrived, the al fresco welcome dinner encouraged the in between moments. 

European garden wedding with an al fresco reception, luxury bridal gowns and over-the-top garden flowers || Photo by Julie Livingston with planning + design by Willow and Oak Events
Hedsor House wedding with a pastel color palette, luxury bridal gowns and over-the-top garden flowers || Photo by Julie Livingston with planning + design by Willow and Oak Events
Hedsor House wedding with a pastel color palette, luxury bridal gowns and over-the-top garden flowers || Photo by Julie Livingston with planning + design by Willow and Oak Events

Laughter over old stories and shared wonder over what the future holds. The blue velvet linen was draped with a powdery hued silk runner, as ikebana floral arrangements were scattered organically across the table. While the sun began to set over the Thames Valley, the guests took a break from formality, grabbed a slice of cake adorned with sugar flowers and let their antique arm chairs sit perfectly imperfect as they moved to the edge of the gardens. The bride’s princess gown by Lee Petra Grebenau from Morgan Davies Bridal with golden crystal tulle and floral embroidered lace was conjured up in a serendipitous moment we’re oh-so-glad happened. As she awakened the next morning, a misty morning added an ethereal energy to the grounds below where the intimate ceremony was prepared in the Sunken Garden.

English garden wedding with a sugar flower cake, luxury bridal gowns and pastel garden flowers || Photo by Julie Livingston with planning + design by Willow and Oak Events
Fine art ballroom wedding dinner tablescape inspiration with skinny taper candles, handmade cotton napkins, deckle edge place cards and a pastel dahlia centerpieces || Photo by Julie Livingston with planning + design by Willow and Oak Events
Luxury English garden wedding with a Lee Petra Grebenau bridal gown and crystal chandelier drop earrings from Sibo Designs || Photography by Julie Livingston with planning + design by Willow and Oak Events

Upholstered Dior chairs sit on either side of the old stone pathway that becomes the aisle as Moss & Stone brings a colorful energy to the picturesque landscape through flourishing urn arrangements of open garden roses, dahlias and dainty little posies to boot. Her wedding gown from Lee Petra Grebenau is hopelessly romantic with its sweeping train, beaded sleeves and high illusion neck. Complementing the look is a loose chignon by Carly Cox and natural, yet luxe makeup artistry by Sarah Yeo. Accented with chandelier drop earrings from Sibo Designs, her bridal style is reminiscent of Old World splendor. Meanwhile, the groom was dressed to the nines in a tailored gray suit by Clements & Church. The reception was nothing if not distinguished – handwoven napkins, crystal cut glassware, vintage silver cutlery and rose print plates at each setting. Set against a backdrop of natural wood paneling in the Hedsor House ballroom, the trio of chandeliers above illuminated the scene from above while Paris gray tapers from Creative Candles dripped away romantically below. The cake by Lemon Tree Cakes sat poetically against a painted meadow backdrop as its handcrafted wafer paper accents dusted with gold leaf pointed towards the sky. All in all, this English garden wedding weekend held memories for a lifetime captured beautifully by  Julie Livingston Photography.

English garden wedding with a rice paper wafer cake, luxury bridal gowns and pastel garden flowers || Photo by Julie Livingston with planning + design by Willow and Oak Events
Fine art wedding calligraphy with a round antique engagement ring and diamond halo | Photo by Julie Livingston with planning + design by Willow and Oak Events
Romantic English garden wedding inspiration at a historic European estate with an Inbal Dror gown, organic pastel flowers by Moss & Stone and an oversized sun hat || Photography by Julie Livingston with design + planning by Willow and Oak Events

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W E D D I N G V E N D O R S

Event Design, Planning and Coordination: Willow & Oak Events
Venue: Hedsor House
Photography:  Julie Livingston Photography
Floral Design: Moss and Stone
Bridal Boutique: Morgan Davies Bridal
Stationery & Calligraphy: House of Modern Letters
Gowns: Inbal Dror and Lee Petra Grebenau
Menswear: Clements and Church
Candles: Creative Candles
Linen: Every Golden Detail
Silk Ribbon and runner: CFleurs Design
Handwoven cotton napkins: Silk and Willow
Cake: Lemon Tree Cakes
Rings: Victor Barbone Jewelry
Ring boxes: The Mrs Box
Headpieces and floral chandelier earrings: Sibo Designs
Hair: Carly Cox
Makeup: Sarah Yeo
Styling boards: Heirloom Bindery

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