Back on one of the hottest days in August myself and a fantastic team of suppliers took part in a gorgeous styled shoot at the beautiful Merriscourt in the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds is undoubtedly my favourite place and absolutely the most perfect place to get married if you are looking for quintessential English rustic charm with a touch of elegance. Merisscourt lies right in the heart of the Cotswolds and a truly beautiful wedding venue. It has three interlinking barns, all surrounding a beautiful courtyard. Plus the surrounding grounds are idyllic, as you will see from my images. Merriscourt wedding photography is a dream for me and I cannot wait to get back there as soon as I can!
We started our day taking in the beautiful grounds that Merriscourt has to offer. As we were just coming out of lockdown, makeup artists were not allowed to work so our bride Cydney did her own. I have to say she did a fantastic job! Debbie created a beautiful loose low chignon which was adorned with a stunning rose gold headpiece and accompanying jewellery by Rachel. Cynthia created a beautiful wedding dress that was strappy and summery, loose and romantic. Cydney looked beautiful and really fit well with with the romantic and soft look I wanted for the shoot. Joe wore a tweed suit with a tailored leg for a more contemporary look. He also wore a matching Liberty print tie and face mask to match the colour scheme
The grounds of Merriscourt are beautiful and are a dream for a wedding photographer. There are an abundance of beautiful spots for bride and groom portraits, and I do love a portrait! We took in the beautiful cornfield, the wild flower meadow, the courtyard, the rose lined path, the wisteria, I could have stayed all day photographing these two!
Once we had taken in Merriscourt’s gorgeous grounds we headed indoors to the beautiful stone barn. Merriscourt has three interlinking barns. The stone barn licenced for civil wedding ceremonies, the white barn for your wedding breakfast and the gallery barn for drinks receptions. We used the stone barn for our tablescape to go with our rustic barn theme. Joanna and the team created a beautiful tablescape with vintage tableware and glassware to tie in with the theme. Lynda created the most beautiful stationery using sage, cream, gold and blush with elegant wax seals. Sue created a floral arrangement to die for, mixing cream and blush flowers, made up of roses, hydrangea’s phlox, astilbe, scabious and ammi
Iced delights provided us with a beautiful and elegant 3 tier wedding cake. It had gentle embossing on the top and bottom tier, with handmade sugar ranunculus and roses. For added romance, they added falling petals from the flowers. They also created accompanying cakesicles, hand-decorated with piped chocolate flowers and foliage, in keeping with the theme and colour scheme. For the flat lays we teamed blush ribbon with the beautiful accessories for an elegant look
I really hope you enjoyed my Merriscourt styled shoot blog. I am super excited that I am now as a recommended supplier at the beautiful Merriscourt and I can’t wait to get back over there soon!
If you would like to discuss your Merriscourt wedding photography or your wedding photography anywhere else in the UK or abroad please contact me here. Let’s have a chat over a cuppa and you can tell me all of your exciting wedding plans!
The fab team involved in bringing this styled shoot together were:
Styling: joanna wilford weddings
Bridal gown: Cynthia Grafton Holt
Menswear: The cotswold tailor
Flowers: Bramble and belle
Cake: Iced delights cakes
Glass and tableware: Vintage gold china
Jewellery: Rachel sokhal bridal
Hair: Debbie mac
Stationery: Lynda loves