Winter weddings have a certain magic about them. Maybe it's because the days are so much shorter, or the weather so unpredictable, or because there's a general feeling of festiveness in the air. Whatever the reason, Lisa and Davids' wedding at Barnsley House in Gloucestershire definitely had that something special about it.
If Barnsley wasn't a stunning boutique hotel you'd want to live there, so it's easy to see why Lisa and David chose it for their reception. Following a candlelit ceremony in Barnsley church, guests walked through the starkly beautiful garden to a marquee filled with candlelight, flowers and hanging foliage chandeliers.
The floral design for the wedding drew its inspiration from the beautiful suite of stationery that Lisa and David had chosen, featuring blowsy overblown roses. Lisa's naturalistic bouquet combined Memory Lane and Amnesia roses, ranunculus, astrantia, scabious pods, viburnum berries and silver grey brunia.
For the wedding ceremony, posies of pure white hydrangeas with long trails of ivy lined the aisle of Barnsley church. The reception was held in a marquee behind Barnsley House, where long banquet tables were dressed with flowers in mismatched vessels and mercury glass candlesticks, while overhead floated a pair of foliage chandeliers filled with larch branches, trailing ivy and asparagus fern, standing out boldly against the backdrop of the marquee.
Sam Gibson captured the look and feel of the wedding perfectly. This is what I mean about that certain magical quality of a Winter wedding. You'd never know that the weather was terrible and blowing a gale, but it all came together for a wonderful celebration