Romantic UK Lake District Garden Wedding: Chloe + Stuart

UK lake district wedding

Happy Monday, guys! We’re excited to start the week with Chloe + Stuart’s super romantic UK wedding, which was brimming with some of the most lovely details + gorgeous florals we’ve seen in a minute! The day had a total summer picnic-meets-secret garden vibe that we seriously love and we’re guessing you’ll find yourselves smitten, too. Lots to pin, share + be inspired by! Here’s a bit more about the day from Chloe:

What made our wedding special was there was no specific theme. If I was to pick an inspiration it would be my mum and her wonderful vision of combining vintage china, second hand velvet sofas, and an abundance of homemade touches. We were married in my parent’s garden, in a picturesque little corner of the southern lake district. Beautiful scenery combined with countless happy childhood memories meant that there was never any question of the day being held elsewhere.

A big thanks to Dylan + Joanna from Kitchener Photography for the stunning photography and congrats to Chloe + Stuart on such a lovely day!

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The ladies in my family are obsessed with flowers. Lots of flowers were always top of the list! Ideally we would have raided my parents garden, but I didn’t want to leave the it bare! The day we found Juliet from Thoughtful Flowers, I knew she was the lady for us. She got giddy about ideas of a flower arch, crowns and big bouquets of seasonal wild flowers + what she created was out of this world!

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UK lake district wedding

UK lake district wedding

Walking down the aisle, seeing Stuart waiting underneath the flower arch and looking around at all our guests was my favourite part of the day. Everyone looked amazing and it hit me all at once how happy I was.

UK lake district wedding

UK lake district wedding

UK lake district wedding

UK lake district wedding

UK lake district wedding

UK lake district wedding

UK lake district wedding


Dying over this sweet kiss + ceremony exit!

UK lake district wedding

UK lake district wedding

UK lake district wedding

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Chloes’ 1960’s-inspired dress was from the decades collection at the Vintage Wedding Company. It evokes such a classic + timeless look.

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wedding games

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And we love all of the happy prints + patterns present in the playful reception, which took place in super rad yurts! Such a fun picnic-y vibe.

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patterned napkins

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Try not to get your knickers in a twist over the smaller things. It will work out and everyone will notice all the little things that you spent hours fussing over!

photography: Dylan and Joanna from Kitchener Photography // venue: Parent’s garden, Southern Lake District, England // event planner: Bride’s mom // floral design + flower crown: Thoughtful Flowers // table decorations: family // wedding dress: 1960’s inspired dress from the decades collection at the Vintage Wedding Company // shoes: Office // bridesmaid dresses: The Vintage Wedding Fair in Chiswick town hall in London // hair + makeup: Gemma from Hair for a Wedding // groom suit: Stuart hired a kilt from Macgregor and Macduff in Glasgow // paper goods: Lucy Says I Do // catering: Karen Rhodes Weddings and Events // music: The Groove Addicts

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GWS Hearts Our Talented Sponsors!

Happy weekend ladies + gents! We hope it’s off to a lovely start! We wanted to take moment to highlight a few of our talented sponsors – the amazing folks who help keep GWS going! :)

First up is Plum Pretty Sugar, who’ve become practically a household name in the wedding world. And for good reason to! Their incredibly ethereal robes, slips and separates are a wedding day getting-ready must-have! Aren’t their fabrics + prints the prettiest?

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And if you’re looking for a unique + ethically made engagement ring or accessory, be sure to check out Ash Hilton. A family run business based in New Zealand, Ash Hilton fits right in with the natural, boho vibe of the GWS aesthetic.

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Guys, are you searching for something fun + stylish to wear on the big day? The Grunion Run Groomsmen Shop sells some of our absolute fave patterned ties + bow ties! Check ‘em out…

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Our love for Untamed Petals really has no bounds! With pretty party frocks, gorgeous hair adornments + romantic, dreamy veils, they should be on every bride’s list of places to shop for beautiful bridal adornments!

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Choosing bridesmaid dresses can be a seriously daunting task. That’s why were so grateful for Joanna August. Her super lovely + flattering dresses will make both you + your besties a happy bunch!

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And a big welcome to some of our newest GWS Preferred Wedding Artists! Our Guide is full of some of the most talented and passionate artists in the wedding community. Check out the Guide to find the perfect artists for your day!

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Some of our newest GWS Preferred Wedding Artists include:
Liz Lui Photography
Rachel Gulotta Photography
• Planning + Design  by Kate Miller Events
Renee Loiz Makeup
• Fashion from Wanlu Bridal
Betty Clicker Photography

Check out more of our Preferred Wedding Artists in the Gallery. If you’re interested in becoming part of the GWS Wedding Artists Collection, click here to apply!

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DIY: Ombre Floral Centerpiece

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This afternoon we’re sharing how to make this gorgeous ombre floral centerpiece from Kiana Underwood of Tulipina. So pretty and this would make a stunning centerpiece for a spring wedding or perhaps a lovely flower arrangement for your home! I know I love playing with florals around our house on the weekends. :)

Kiana saw this color combination at the San Francisco Flower Mart one day and knew she had found her inspiration for her next arrangement. The sweet peas and ranunculus are the key elements in this arrangement, as they have the most color variation – from pink to yellow, orange and red – such that they make the perfect transitional flowers in this arrangement. Love! Let’s see how she did it…

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Flowers Used: 
Water lily foliage
Rose
Amaryllis
Ranunculus
Freesia
Sweet Pea
Ranunculus (pink)
Rose (pink)
Clematis Armandii

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Step 1: Begin with the leaves and the red flowers, in this case the rose, ranunculus, and amaryllis.

Step 2: Make the transition from red to a darker orange with the ranunculus and freesia in that shade of color (orange with hint of red).

Step 3: To make a subtle and beautiful transition into pink, use the flowers that come in the necessary shades – in this case sweet peas. Arrange the sweet peas and then pink ranunculus in the center of the arrangement.

Step 4: Add the very light pink ranunculus and roses to arrive at white.

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Step 5: Now add the white clematis and you have a lovley ombre!

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So pretty! And remember, if you make one of our DIY projects, we’d love to see how it turned out so be sure to share with us on Instagram using the hashtag #GreenWeddingShoesDIY.

Kiana Underwood is the owner of Tulipina, a boutique San Francisco-area floral design studio. Thanks also to N. Underwood for the photos!

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