English Garden Styled Wedding Inspiration

Loss and Legacy

Earlier this year, I lost my grandmother unexpectedly. When I traveled to my childhood home for her memorial service, my favorite way to reminisce was by pouring over her wedding memorabilia. It made such a deep impression on me that when my grandfather gave me their engraved cake cutter as a gift, I knew we needed to style a photo shoot around it.

Our Inspiration

This English garden inspired wedding shoot centers around the idea of leaving a legacy. We began with my English heritage and my grandmother’s cake cutter then began adding details that embody the idea of English gentry celebrating in their historic home village.

Casual and Elegant

This is a delicate balance between the casual and the elegant. The bespoke gown and veil was designed especially for this photo shoot, and the lush florals make you wonder if the beautiful arrangements were foraged that morning in a field. Loose curls, champagne, stone fruits, and signing a family tree add to our vision of creating an event that becomes a legacy. It is casual enough for people to enjoy, but elegant enough to make them feel special.

Weddings are about so much more than pretty details. We wanted every detail to have significance and we wanted to show our brides that the stories behind this wedding are what drives us to capture it beautifully.

This gorgeous collaboration was featured on Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book Blog and was made possible by our dream creative team:

tulips and sculpture at an Allen Centennial Garden Wedding in Madison

Wedding invites by Andra Delores Designs

beautiful bride at her casual English inspired wedding in Madison, WI

beautiful bride at her casual English inspired wedding in Madison, WI

handmade english wedding gown by Monirose bespoke

men's boutonniere by alluring blooms

florals and stone stairs at Allen Centennial Garden Wedding in Madison

wedding ceremony at the Allen Centennial Garden in Madison, WI

wedding ceremony at the Allen Centennial Garden in Madison, WI

couple cheering after their wedding ceremony at the Allen Centennial Garden in Madison, WI

bride and groom walking at the Allen Centennial Garden in Madison, WI

bride and groom at the Allen Centennial Garden in Madison, WI

couple kissing at their casual English wedding at the Allen Centennial Garden in Madison, WI

tulip chair bouquets by Alluring Blooms

table design by Canvas wedding by Corinne at an English Garden wedding in Madison, WI

Casual English wedding reception table scape by Canvas wedding by Corinne

Casual English dirty frosted wedding cake by Cupcakes a Go Go

Bride and groom enjoying their Casual English wedding reception table scape at the Allen Centennial Garden in Madison

Bride and groom enjoying their Casual English wedding reception table scape at the Allen Centennial Garden in Madison

Event Design and Coordination by Canvas Weddings | Florals by Alluring Blooms | Stationary by Andra Delores Designs | Gown by MoniRose Bespoke Gowns | Cake by Cupcakes a Go Go | Film Photography by Laurelyn Savannah Photography | Rentals by Lakes Area Rental, A La Crate Vintage Rental, and Event Essentials | Venue: Allen Centennial Gardens