WHITE WINTER WEDDING AT AYNHOE PARK
There is something magically beautiful but also incredibly nerve wracking about a snowy wedding in England. I was being incredibly relaxed about it all, until I drove up to my studio and couldn't park the van because the snow was so thick. Huge shout out to our Uncle Ben and the local pub for shovelling the snow and getting Jessie over to me in time! And to the wonderful Alexa who has a huge 4x4 truck that I'm incredibly envious of. Our studio is in a seriously beautiful Cotswold location but it's not the most snow appropriate. Thank goodness that happens very rarely.
As it turns out, I am super speedy when I need to be and work well under pressure and there's nothing quite like the support of your sister/business partner when half your staff can't get to you. Jessie arrived in snow boots and a carrier bag full of snacks to keep us going in case we got stuck.
Luckily, the snow was far worse where we were, and as we drove into Oxfordshire the roads were absolutely fine. We decided to get to Aynhoe Park a day early anyway so the flowers were in safe hands and book ourselves into Soho Farmhouse (poor us), which I've now decided is the exact thing you need when you're doing a wedding. There really is nothing quite like the cosyness that you feel at Soho Farmhouse.
We arrived at Aynhoe Park whilst it was still dark the next morning and made the huge doorway arch and urn arrangements on site. Everything had to be finished by 12pm so it required some serious hard work from our team. Since we no longer use floral foam, everything takes a little longer. So thank you to everyone for working your little butts off!
I was so pleased that absolutely nothing was effected by the weather in the end. And the snowy backdrop for those couple portraits is just magical. We get thrown little curveballs all the time and what makes a good event planner/designer/florist is how well you work under pressure and your ability to think of an alternative plan quickly. Schedules occasionally change, things need to be made differently and you may need to stay somewhere else that day, but that is absolutely fine. Work with it, not against it. Being flexible and confident with your decisions means that you can overcome anything!
And honestly, HOW beautiful are these photos?! Their dog was the most beautiful and softest dog and followed them around all day. What a babe.
Oh how we love an Aynhoe Park wedding!
Venue: @aynhoepark | Photography: @sanshinephoto | Dress: @berta | Bridal boutique: @theweddingclub1 | Hair: @glam.by.heather | Make-Up: @misskda | Accessories: @chanelofficial | Shoes: @jimmychoo | Flowers: @studiosorores | Balloon decor: @bubblegumballoons | Groom's suit: @reeceford_suithire | Groom's Shoes: @louboutinworld | Bridesmaids: @verawanggang at @davidsbridal | Cake: @poppypickeringcakes | Cutlery/Dinnerware: @whitehouse_crockery | Confetti: @theconfetticonecompany | Stationery: @lilacandwhite | Video: @danielwatsonfilm