February 9, 2017
A whimsical retelling of a classic love story with this vintage wonderland wedding of Sara and Tristram, this vintage inspired event with it’s earthy tones and natural colour palette was relaxed stunner and certainly something their guests will not soon forget. Sara and Tristram fell in love with Brympton House and it’s stunning 33 acre park-lands and gardens after a tour of the estate.
Taking inspiration from all the greenery and the gorgeous surrounding to frame their romantic whimsical wonderland wedding, they chose truly beautiful alternating centerpieces featuring with vintage accents and a charming colour palette of sage green, pale yellow and natural earthy tones creating a visual interest for the wedding breakfast. Stunning brass candelabras adorned with a romantic floral ring, with vintage tea tins (a nod to the Bride’s love of tea!) holding a selection of their chosen flower types sat around the base and allowing the most amazing light in the ballroom to highlight their event simply, yet perfectly. ￼A relaxed and whimsical wedding Let’s not forget the whimsical and greenery filled bouquets, which were assembled by the professional florists at Brympton House.
HOW Photography has certainly captured the spirit of this vintage, classically romantic wedding as well as all those delicious details for you to pore over and pin. Shall we have a look?
When Sara and Tristram started planning their wedding, they knew exactly what they wanted, especially where they wanted to get married! Brympton House is an historic and romantic medieval manor house, located in the rolling hills of Somerset. The Mansion, with its exquisite Tudor front, stands majestically among 33 stunning acres of parkland, a romantic walled garden, an orchard, a Japanese garden, a tennis court and a cricket pitch, so lots of choices as to pictures and numerous various spaces for every part of your special day, you never must re-use a room.
Choosing the photographer was easy, HOW Photography. Russ is an obvious choice because he is a documentary wedding photographer based in Somerset and his wife Laura is also a very experienced reportage wedding photographer and we shoot as a team for weddings that demand two photographers. Our photographic style is immersive, natural and spontaneous and our approach is photojournalistic. We aim to capture real moments between you and your guests as they happen on your day without being an influence on them. We won’t ask you pose or look at the camera at any point except during pre arranged formal photos and only if you have requested them.
This lovely couple held a civil ceremony, which took place in the romantic Castle House, a medieval, building adjacent to the main house. Dating back to 1350 and with an elegant long aisle leading up to a beautiful arched mullion window, Castle House has an air of reverence, and looked fabulous adorned with flowers and candles. Double doors at the end of the building allowed the guests to exit onto the stunning South Terrace for a drinks reception overlooking the lake. Playing lawn games on the gorgeous green terrace knoll, moving into the Exquisite Ballroom for the wedding breakfast in the ballroom. The couple took the cake cutting to the great hall, afterwards, serving tea and coffee to their guest in Elizabethan Grandeur- using as much of the house as possible!
Following the ceremony in Castle House, there was a wonderful drinks reception where their guests sipped Champagne on the elegant South Terrace, outside next to the lake with swans in residence all year long and guests played lawn games overlooking the lake, Next was an unforgettable dining experience for the wedding breakfast in the light filled ballroom which overlooks the grand lawn and lake, with cheers to the bride and groom with champagne in the stunning light filled ballroom followed by the cake cutting in the Grand Hall. Sara and Tristram, used one of the best benefits of Brympton House, the ability to have all elements of the reception in a new and unique space easily flowing from one areas of the house and the grounds to the next stunning space take place at Brympton House. Their relaxed, elegant event moved onto into the evening party in The Stables Bar where 200+ guests tasted tempting treats from a chocolate cart (to keep guests sweet all night!) and roasting marshmallows in the courtyard.
The ballroom of Brympton House had flower arrangements lighted by candles. The ambiance was very intimate. Sara and Tristram chose truly beautiful alternating centerpieces featuring delicate collections of vintage brass candlesticks to creating a visual interest, candles helped to illuminate the space. Everything was very romantic and cozy. Super elegant.
Our Final Thoughts
This sweet classic vintage romantic love story ended the evening with excellent music, lots of laughter and good food for snacking late into the night and smiles, smiles everywhere. The memory of this day is easily described with happy words, like romantic, simple, comfortable, elegant, emotional and exclusive. This was one of the best experiences of Sara and Tristram’s lives. We know they loved building this dream wedding together and couldn’t be happier with the choices they made. Their family and friends were inspired by each and every detail of this special wedding. The couple feels their suppliers were tireless and very dedicated and everything was as per their taste.