Hampton Court House wedding – Pretty dusky pinks & vintage style
For this pretty Hampton Court House wedding, the sun was shinning bright for Katherine and Christopher, a real break from the rainy days that have recently brought so much flooding to close by. The venue was luckily far enough to avoid the floods but close enough to arrive to your venue by boat should you wish…
This is one of the many Hampton Court House wedding set ups we have arranged, so I have over time filtered my own essence of what makes this venue so lovely and special. Hampton Court House is a beautifully relaxed wedding venue. It has an abundence of features and amazing grounds (your ceremony background through the ceremony room windows is the beautiful Bushy Park). Space wise, it has a great layout and is suitable for medium large weddings, with spaces which feel light and airy and really individual. Its wedding team is super helpful and the whole approach is relaxed and flexible, focusing on making your day perfect and easy to plan, without the many restrictions that have become the norm for most other venues. It is especially nice that real candles can be lit anywhere, ideal if you are keen to have lots of romantic candlelight as a key part of your theme and venue decor.
This was a big element of Katherine’s vision and I really loved all the little touches of vintage candle holders we collected for this wedding. Katherine and Christopher’s flair for detail really showed in their overall vintage theme for the day. They had vintage picture frames with cute retro print as table names, old wedding photos of their parents, and beautiful damask table covers and dusky pink napkins. The level of detail in the planning was so perfect that I could go on forever, but it really paid off for this lovely couple.
Katherine enlisted our help to complete the vintage look and we obliged with pretty silver vintage style candlestick holders, pretty posy jars and cut glass and mercury glass votive holders, giving the table centres a pretty, vintage eclectic look with a lean towards sparkly opulence. The colour scheme was soft and romantic, in a mix of pastel and dusky pinks and creams, to complement the dusky pink bridesmaids dresses and the napkins colour scheme. The bouquets were a pretty mix of pastel pinky cream shades, offset beautiffuly by some berried eucalyptus.
The style for the ceremony room was informal and quitessentially pretty with a gorgeous display of flowers, petal scatter and candlesticks on the ceremony table, and wild, unstructured and rambly displays for the two grand fireplaces. As a backdrop to the ceremony proceedings, the ceremony table was flanked by two urn displays of gorgeous blooms in soft pastel shades, later on moved to frame the grand arched doorway opening into the great hall.
For the guest tables Katherine and Chris, set on having as much candlelight as possible… and a little bit more, opted for our glam and elegant silver French style candelabras. To add more interest to the room, we mixed two designs, some with draping crystals and pretty flower displays around the candelabra foot, and some with elegant displays amongst the candelabra arms. All tables of course had many extra candleholders low down around the candelabra foot, each table with a slightly different mix of candlesticks and votive holders. The overall effect was really soft and romantic and very much true to Katherine’s vintage theme.
Katherine & Chris, I wish you many, many years of happy days and lovely evenings and romantic candlelit moments. It was a real pleasure arranging your wedding flowers and am delighted that you entrusted me to bring your vision to life.
Here are a few of my favourites from the day: