Sarah Plicher

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AUG 2016

Enchanted woodland is a style that I am continually asked to create for weddings. Therefore it seemed perfectly fitting that I teamed up with some of my favorite suppliers to create my version of it. The Dairy at Waddesdon provided the perfect backdrop with its gorgeous views over the lake.  

As guests entered, they were greeted by the most beautifully opulent, yet relaxed woodland inspired table plan. Using a palette of dusky pink and purple tones, we created a soft, romantic and luxurious piece. Inside this floral frame was the delicate and intricate laser cut table plan from the Cutture Midsummer Collection which features a stylish ensemble of romantic florals, dainty birds and whimsical woodland creatures.

To create a whimsical and romantic woodland design, perfectly fitting to the enchanted surroundings of The Dairy at Waddesdon, Larry Walshe crafted the most magical tree from contorted willow. The soft pink and purple tones blend seamlessly with summer woodland foliages to create a textural abundance of seasonal delights. From base to canopy, this piece exudes curiosity and interest; suspended baubles add a soft, warm glow, as do the crystal candlesticks throughout the table. Covering the entire table with moss and succulents captures the heart of a woodland design and creates a truly unique dining experience. At base level, herbs including rosemary and oregano were incorporated to further delight the senses. Each place setting also included a miniature herb bundle to extend the design and another layer of detail.

Adorning the dessert stall, a plethora of curiosities, moss and succulents were styled to continue the romantic woodland design. Four cakes were created for our dessert table to demonstrate the different ways one could have their wedding cake to fit this style. The first was the enchanted fairytale book decked in purple roses. The second cake was two tiered with the bottom tier styled as a bark effect and decorated with sugar pine cones. We wanted to bring in elements of nature, which worked well with the third gold cake piped with ferns and the stunning real succulents on the fourth semi-naked cake. The fairytale elements came in with the toadstool cookies with bright pops of colour amongst the moss and bark styling. Individual miniature cakes adorned with sugar acorns, more pinecones and toadstools added to this abundance.

This look was finished off with the bride wearing a romantic Sassi Holford dress with a bespoke veil embellished with fresh flowers complementing the colours of the palette we created.

The Team

Styling & Co-ordination: Jemma-Jade William of Jemma-Jade Events

http://www.jemma-jade.com/

Photography: Kate Nielen

http://www.katenielen.com

Venue: The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor

http://www.waddesdon.org.uk/weddings-at-waddesdon/the-dairy/

Florals: Larry Walshe

http://www.larrywalshe.com

Dessert table: Cakes by Robin

http://www.cakesbyrobin.co.uk

Stationery: Cutture

http://www.cutture.com

Hair & Make up: Tori Harris

http://toriharrismakeup.co.uk

Bridal Accessories: Dolecka via Sassi Holford London

Wedding dress & veil: Sassi Holford

http://sassiholford.com

Wedding shoes: Emmy London

http://www.emmylondon.com

Furniture: Classic Crockery Hire

http://www.classiccrockery.co.uk

Tableware: Classic Crockery Hire