For a wedding immersed in enchantment and natural beauty, it’s difficult to imagine a more romantic setting than The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of the First World War, Heligan was reawakened as Europe’s largest garden restoration in 1990 and today, the lush paddocks, idyllic Pleasure Grounds, walled gardens and 60 acres of woodland make a paradisiacal backdrop for a marriage to remember.
This styled shoot draws on the gardens, and its leafy paths and canopies of green, to set the scene for an incredibly romantic elopement. Shades of green carry from the linens and candles on the al fresco tablescape to stationery and cake, which is adorned with fern-like detailing, florals, foliage and accents of gold. Dressed in a lace gown, a headband of white blooms and delicate jewels, the bride's look balances timeless elegance with modern flair. From the greenhouse dotted with plants and flowers to the rope bridge across the exotic jungle valley, the newlyweds roam the meandering pathways of Heligan, taking in its otherworldly beauty on the dreamiest of days.
Venue The Lost Gardens of Helicon heligan.com
Concept, styling, flowers & floral headband Bird & Bear Blooms instagram.com/birdandbearblooms
Photography Scarlett Photography scarlettphotography.co.uk
Videography Charlie Flounders Photo & Film charlieflounders.com
Dress Coastal Bridal coastalbridal.co.uk
Groom’s outfit ASOS asos.com
Hair Melody-Rose Hair & Weddings instagram.com/melody_hair_weddings
Make-up Emma Collyer instagram.com/em_collyer_mua
Jewellery By The Sea Jewellery bytheseajewellery.com
Cake White Peony Cake Co. whitepeonycakes.co.uk
Stationery The Coastal Wedding Co. thecoastalweddingco.co.uk
Tablescaping The Knotted Napkin Co. theknottednapkinco.com
Model Sofia Cobley instagram.com/sofiacobleymodel