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Vintage Whimsical Wedding

A Vintage Whimsical Wedding

A whimsical retelling of a classic love story; the wedding of Sara and Tristram. This vintage-inspired wedding had a natural colour palette, with lots of loose foliage and stunning flowers. Sara and Tristram fell in love with Brympton House and the stunning Grade 2* 33-acre parklands and gardens after a tour of the estate and held their wedding here with us in May.

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Taking inspiration from all the greenery and the gorgeous surrounding, Sara and Tristram chose a charming colour palette of sage green, pale yellow and natural earthy tones. Stunning brass candelabras adorned the tables, embellished 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 sitting around the base. 
Let’s not overlook the simply gorgeous bouquets, which were assembled by the professional florists at Brympton House!
HOW Photography has beautifully captured the day with all of the delicious details for you to pore over and pin. Shall we have a look?

The Venue

When Sara and Tristram started planning their wedding they knew exactly what they wanted, especially where they wanted to get married! Brympton House is a historic and romantic medieval manor house, located in the rolling hills of Somerset. The Country House, with its exquisite Tudor front, stands majestically among 33 stunning acres of parkland. Complete with a romantic walled garden, an orchard, a Japanese garden, a tennis court and a cricket pitch (!) the choices for pictures are limitless, and with a space for every part of your special day, you never need to re-use a room.

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The Photographer

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 – they shoot as a team for weddings that demand two photographers.  Their photographic style is immersive, natural and spontaneous. They aim to capture real moments between you and your guests as they happen on your day without being an influence on them.  There are just some of the reasons that they are on our recommended photographers list!

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The Ceremony

This lovely couple held a civil ceremony, which took place in the romantic Castle House. Castle House is 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 absolutely fabulous adorned with fresh flowers and candles. Double doors at the end of the building allowed guests to exit onto the stunning South Terrace for a drinks reception overlooking the lake. Guests enjoyed playing lawn games on the gorgeous green terrace, moving up to the Exquisite Ballroom for the wedding breakfast. The couple took the cake cutting to the great hall, following dinner, and served tea and coffee alongside it – using as much of the house as possible!

The Celebrations

Following the ceremony in Castle House, there was a wonderful drinks reception where guests sipped Champagne on the elegant South Terrace, next to the lake with swans in residence all year long!  Sara and Tristram took advantage of one of the best bits of Brympton House; the ability to have all elements of the reception in a new and unique space. Using a new space for each part of your day allows for easily flowing from one area of the house and the grounds to the next. The evening party moved up to the Stables for the evening party, where 200+ guests tasted tempting treats from a chocolate cart (to keep guests sweet all night!) and roasted marshmallows over the fire pit in the courtyard.


The Tablescapes

The Ballroom of Brympton House had flower arrangements lighted by candles. The ambience was very intimate. Sara and Tristram chose truly beautiful alternating centrepieces featuring delicate collections of vintage brass candlesticks, creating visual interest. Candles helped to illuminate the space and keep it all very romantic. Just WOW.


Our Final Thoughts

This relaxed wedding ended the evening with excellent music, lots of laughter and good food for snacking late into the night. The memory of this day is easily described with happy words. Check out their beautiful wedding video here


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