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'Green Elegance' Styled Shoot at Minley Manor

Updated: Oct 24, 2019

Featured in May/June 2019 issue of Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding Magazine is this sustainable wedding photoshoot organised with Justine Burton, Berties Photography, and Nicola Andrews, Jasmine Flowers. Collaborating on behalf of Minley as their wedding planner, I helped style the venue along with Nicola's beautiful arrangements using foliage we had gathered from the estates grounds.

Inspired by Prince Harry and Megan Markels royal wedding the concept for the shoot was elegance, organic, simplicity and sustainability. We wanted a timeless scheme of fresh white and green to really showcase the light airy feel of the beautiful Orangery with its arched ceiling and high walls. Its original use was to store plants and flowers, so it was important to focus on this and bring the outside in. The temporary wood floor covering was taken up especially for the shoot to reveal the stunning original stone floor, which still has marks from the heavy planters that historically would have been used.

Since working with the new owners of Minley Manor, I have learned about its fascinating history. It’s such an intriguing and remarkable place, and yet one of Hampshires best kept secrets, I would love to see its legacy continue.

With thanks to Justine of Berties Photography for the vision, Nicola of Jasmine Flowers for the floral design, Emma at Boo Bridal Boutique for supplying the beautiful dresses, RSVP Event Hire for kindly providing the furniture, linen and tableware, Beth from your Wedding Day PA for the chair sashes, Valerie of Bewitching Stationery, Vanessa from My Little Shop of Cakes, Chris of Black Tie Menswear, MUA Catherine of A Finishing Touch and the models, real couple, Leanne and James.

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