I love it when wedding inspiration is as far away as a favorite book. In this case it was as simple as the beautifully detailed bluebell wood in I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. The book paints such a beautifully vivid picture of crumbling castles, grand English manors, and the quiet glamour of London in the 1930’s that I already had a strong look in mind before hunting for the first picture!
One of the most memorable scenes in the book – which was lovingly translated into the movie – was set in the bluebell woods surrounding the castle where our heroine, Cassandra, lives with her artistic, Bohemian family. So memorable that it became the whole concept for this board! Pale blue, warm ivory, and hints of a peachy pink keep the palette soft but sophisticated, perfect for an English inspired garden wedding with Bohemian accents.
Channel refined 30’s glamour with your fashion, like the incredibly romantic embellished silk chiffon wedding gown from Elliot Claire London – sweeping lines, simple silhouettes, and a hint of sparkle. Evoke a garden even for an indoor wedding with these charming garden path inspired escort cards, and an aisle lined with planters overflowing with woodsy flowers, warmed by lantern light.
Credits – Bouquet: Photography by Marta Locklear Photography, Florals by The Enchanted Florist | Bluebell Bride: Photography by Aga Tomaszek | Place Setting: Photography by Millie Holloman Photography, Styling, Design, Florals, and Paper by Salt Harbor Designs | Wedding Cake: Photography by Simply Bloom Photography, LLC, Cake by Unforgettable Wedding Cakes | Gown: Style Unknown from Elliot Claire London | Ceremony: Photography by Jose Villa Photography, Located at San Ysidro Ranch, Florals by Flowerwild | Escort Card Stones: Photography by Caroline Joy Photography