Autumn Wedding Day Inspiration at Millbridge Court
Who doesn’t love a crisp Autumn morning with leaves falling, mist lifting, changes in colours, cosy moments, incredible romantic lighting?! We certainly do; there’s just so much to embrace during this time of year!
We thought we’d share some Autumn wedding inspiration to get the creative energy flowing for couples booked, or looking to book an Autumn wedding. As always, we’ve shared some rather beautiful images from recent wedding days here at Millbridge Court, and we hope you love all the gorgeousness just as much as we do!
Married at Millbridge – L&C
Spring is very much upon us with the welcome sight of snowdrops and daffodils popping up in the garden, however, with a small sprinkling of snow set for next week we just had to share details from Lauren & Craig’s March wedding last year.
How did you meet?
We met on social media (very 21st century). Craig’s first message to me was ‘You are one spicy tomato!’ and I immediately knew he was the one for me, haha!
We love this! How did you know we were the right venue for you?
We looked at quite a few venues, hoping to find somewhere that looked beautiful, calm and just felt like us. We saw a lot of lovely places, but none that felt right… It was Craig who found Millbridge Court online and as soon as we stepped foot in the door, we knew straight away that this was where we wanted to get married. The layout was perfect, allowing guests to flow throughout the space, the overall vibe was stylish, relaxed and effortlessly beautiful. All of our guests have since told us how amazing they thought the venue was.
What inspired your day?
Originally, the wedding was supposed to be at the end of December, so we knew we wanted a whimsical, winter theme. We also love a party, so we needed to ensure there was amazing food, ample drink and great entertainment. Although COVID forced us to move the wedding to March, it was still perfect, as we ended up having both beautiful sunshine and then snow! You can’t make this stuff up. The food was also spectacular, Kalm Kitchen really do take tasty food to a whole new level, it was so delicious! We honestly, couldn’t have asked for a more amazing day.
Who took charge of the planning or was it a shared experience?
We are not ashamed to say it was not shared at all, haha! I (Lauren) love to organise events, so to organise my own wedding was so much fun!! Craig’s involvement was letting me run with my ideas but then reigning me in when I got too carried away. He did, however, choose most of the food options, which could not be faulted.
Tell us more about your suppliers and why you chose them.
Millbridge Court already had a list of the most wonderful suppliers, so our balloon decorations Bubblegum Balloons, the singer (Thom Music) and the DJ (Farnham Sound and Light) were booked using their recommendations. They did not disappoint; they were so great to work with and the end results were far better than we could have ever imagined.
Kalm Kitchen are the sole caterer and we can absolutely, see why, the food is like a piece of art. And tasted insane! It also compliments the style of the venue perfectly and the staff were just amazing.
We just loved Joanna Nicole Photography, the finish to her photos was exactly what we were looking for and she understood what we wanted out of them. Natural, warm and full of love.
Our florist Fabulous Floristry by Carla came recommended to us by some friends who had used her for their weddings too. Carla was also incredible, we still have our flowers to this day, dried and beautiful.
We found our Photo Booth, Photobot.Co. at a wedding show, we felt they were just something a little bit different and the guests loved it!
Luckily for me, my sister-in-law is a makeup artist and hair stylist, so this was a no brainer, but, what made it so special, was The Loft… What a truly lovely place to get ready the morning of the wedding. Another reason why Millbridge Court stole our hearts.
Tough questions, favourite part of your wedding journey?
Wow, this really is tough. We loved every single part of it, including the planning, weirdly enough. However, if we had to choose, it would have been Thom Music, who is, by far, the best event singer we have ever come across. Not only can he sing and play the guitar like a musical genius, he read the room so perfectly and played the songs that suited the vibe. When I tell you the crowd went wild for Thom, that is an understatement! Before the main course was even consumed, people were dancing around the room having the time of their lives! Honestly, we are still having people tell us it was the best wedding they have ever been to.
Any words of wisdom for future couples?
Having planned a wedding the one time, by no means makes me an expert, but just to remember this is your day. I completely understand wanting to make sure your guests are happy, but you are never going to please everyone. The more people you ask for advice, the more confused you are going to be. So just do what you want, make this a day all about you and your partner. Your guests will just be so happy to be there and will have a great time regardless.
Spaces- The Lodge
The Lodge is a getting ready space exclusively for our Grooms.
With late-morning access, it is the perfect place to check in with your Groomsmen, add the finishing touches to your look and have a toast pre-ceremony. With a ground floor bedroom and en-suite, there is plenty of room for your party to get ready and upstairs is a cosy den, complete with leather sofas and a personal bar – fully stocked with beers and snacks – for you to enjoy.
Millbridge Court Details Inspiration | Signage
Here on the MBC Journal, we love sharing posts featuring gorgeous flowers, delicious food & oodles of styling inspiration for the Halls & Arbor Ceremonies- this week however we wanted to focus on some of the smaller styling details, so we’re sharing a selection of imagery showcasing some of the beautiful Signage that Couples have had created for their Wedding Days at Millbridge Court.
For the creation of ‘Welcome’ signs, Ceremony signage, ‘Order of the Day’s’ & Table Plans, some Couples have called upon the expertise of talented Stationers, Calligraphers & Graphic Designers, with others seeing it as a fabulous opportunity for some DIY Decor & we always find it so wonderful seeing how perfectly these details tie in to the overall decor once they’re put in place on The Big Day itself, whether that be through the colour palette, the addition of beautiful florals or giant balloons.
So, if you’re at a stage in your planning process where you’re beginning to think about Stationery & Signage & are looking for inspiration regarding designs, styles or potential Suppliers, then look no further than the gorgeous images below.
(Links to Supplier’s websites can be found at the bottom of the post).
(Top- Photographer: Sophie Duckworth, Florist: Boutique Blooms, Second Image- Photographer: Benjamin Wheeler, Sign: Loupaper Wedding Stationery, Third Image- Photographer: The Springles, Bottom: Photographer: Kate Gray Photography, sign: Loupaper Wedding Stationery)
(Top- Photographer: Paul Rogers, Florist: White Lilac; Bottom Left- Photographer: Claire Penn Photography, Sign: Soo Yeah Studio; Bottom Right- Photographer: VLA Photography, Sign: Me & Es Designs)
(Top Left- Photographer: Philippa Sian Photography, Florist: Boutique Blooms, Sign: Love Lane Events, Bottom Left- Joe Burford Photography, Sign: Love lane Events, Florist: Lily & Myrtle; Top Right- Photographer: Nataly J Photography; Bottom Right- Photographer: Philippa Sian Photography, Bubblegum Balloons, Designed by Bride)
(Top- Sign: 2 Little Birds, Photography: Leanne Jade Photography; Middle- Photographer: The Springles, Sign: 2 Little Birds, Flowers: Still Life Flowers; Bottom- Photographer: Emma Russell Photography, Sign: 2 Little Birds)
(Top- Sign: Farnham Sound & Light, Florist: Blush Floral Design, Photographer: Philippa Sian Photography; Bottom- Sign: Love Inc Ltd, Florist: Boutique Blooms, Photographer: Anneli Marinovich Photography)
(Top Left- Photographer: Jamie Dunn Photography, Table Plan: 2 Little Birds, Florist: Lavender Hill Company; Top Right- Photographer: Benjamin Wheeler, Table Plan: 2 Loupaper Wedding Stationery; Bottom- Photographer: Kate Gray Photography, Table Plan: Loupaper Wedding Stationery)
(Top Left- Photographer: Lincoln Pictures, Table Plan: Nats Paper Studio, Florist: Hannah Berry Flowers; Top Right- Photographer: RS Brown Photography, Table Plan: 2 Little Birds, Florist: Hannah Berry Flowers; Bottom- Photographer: The Springles, Florist: Still Life Flowers, Table Plan: Nats Paper Studio)
(Left- Photographer: Philippa Sian Photography; Right: Photographer: Emma Russell Photography, Florist: Topiary Tree by Carrie Macey, Table Plan: 2 Little Birds; Bottom Left- Photographer: Kate Gray Photography, Order of the Day: Loupaper Wedding Stationery; Bottom Right- Photographer: Rebecca Searle Photography, Mirror: Owned by Couple, Lettering: Decal from Etsy, Florist: Hannah Berry Flowers)
(Top Left- Photographer: VLA Photography, Florist: Blush Floral Design, Sign: Stationery made by Couple, Hoop from Bramblesky (Etsy); Top Right- Photographer: Nataly J Photography, Table Plan: by Couple; Bottom- Photographer: DM Photography, Florist: Hannah Martin, Sign: Hoop, Couples own, Stationery: Vista Print)
(Left- Photographer: Philippa Sian Photography, Lettering: Beyond V, Florist: A Wild Handful; Top Right- Photographer: Lemonade Pictures, Quote board: Made by Groom, Florist: Hannah Berry Flowers; Bottom- Photographer: Emma Russell Photography, Sign: 2 Little Birds)
Anneli Marinovich, Benjamin Wheeler Photography, Claire Penn Photography, DM Photography, Emma Russell Photography, Jamie Dunn Photography, Kate Gray Photography, Leanne Jade Photography, Lemonade Pictures, Lincoln Pictures, Nataly J Photography, Paul Rogers Photography, Philippa Sian Photography, Rebecca Searle Photography, RS Brown Photography, Sophie Duckworth Photography, The Springles, VLA Photography
A Wild Handful, Blush Floral Design, Boutique Blooms, Hannah Berry Flowers, Hannah Martin Flowers, Lily & Myrtle, Still Life Flowers, Topiary Tree by Carrie Macey
Here at Millbridge Court we are so excited to announce a new development & brand new addition to MBC Wedding Days, The Lodge.
The Lodge is a separate building next to the Main House & on the first floor is The Den, a space for members of the Wedding Party to get ready on the morning of the Wedding. Designed with warm interiors, comfy seating & a fully stocked help-yourself bar with drinks & snacks, it really is the perfect place to spend quality time before the celebrations get underway. There is also a private garden which can be utilised in the warmer months.
On the ground floor of the Lodge is an additional bedroom which features a king-size bed, cosy seating area & en-suite bathroom which will be well suited for a member of the Wedding Party to spend the night following the days celebrations.
We will be sharing imagery & videos of The Lodge once it is completed over the course of the next week, so be sure to keep an eye on our Social Media channels to catch a glimpse. Xx
Shelf styling inspiration at Millbridge Court
Over the years, we have seen Millbridge Court transformed in so many breathtaking ways, whether that be through stunning florals, creative styling, balloon installations, opting to have alternative chairs, tables and linens, to list but a few.
A popular way for couples, Florists and Stylists to get creative in the Barn’s has been by utilising our shelves and pegs which feature in both the Ceremony and Dining Barn. Throughout the seasons, we here at Millbridge Court style the shelves with three tall glass bottles which have an individual flower placed in each of them and for some Wedding Days, particularly those with a neutral colour palette, these are left in situ throughout the celebrations, however we also see couples choosing to style the shelves in a way that ties in to their style and vision for their day. This might simply be by replacing the flowers with the type and colour of blooms that feature in their floral scheme, or it might be by adding flowers, plants, lights alongside the bottles, by hanging jars, ribbons etc from the wooden pegs or by removing the bottles altogether and adding abundant arrangements or cascading foliage. We have even seen some couples adding shelves in order to create a continuous arrangement down the entire length of the Barn.
For those of you still planning your Big Day, we thought we would share a handful of images showcasing the multitude of ways previous MBC Couples have styled the shelves in order to hopefully provide you with some wonderful inspiration.
Happy browsing, lovely readers! Xx
Eddie Judd Photography, Jay Archer
(Top & Bottom Left) Philippa Sian Photography, Blush Floral Design, (Bottom Right) Nataly J Photography, Bloomantic
VLA Photography, Hannah Berry Flowers
(Top) Sophie Duckworth, Hannah Berry Flowers, (Bottom) Chris Morse Photography, Lisa Lusbin
VLA Photography, Hannah Berry Flowers
(Top Left) Miss Gen Photography, Eden Blooms, (Top Right) Amy James Photography, (Bottom Left) Philippa Sian Photography, Blackberry Bloom Flowers, (Bottom Right) Charlie Davies Photography, Eden Blooms
Kerry Ann Duffy, BloominGayles
Philippa Sian Photography, Jay Archer
(Left) Philippa Sian Photography, (Right) Jamie Dunn Photography, Lavender Hill Company
Stylish Wedding Photography, Kate Avery Flowers
(Top) Philippa Sian Photography, Boutique Blooms, (Bottom) Philippa Sian Photography, Jay Archer
(Top Left & Right) Philippa Sian Photography, Fairy Puff Flowers, (Bottom) VLA Photography, Topiary Tree by Carrie Macey
#marriedatmillbridge in 2018
Well, what an unbelievable year we have had here at Millbridge Court, filled with gorgeous Wedding Days, inspiring industry events, stunning Tasting Evenings & celebrations & much more.
2018 has also seen some really exciting changes here at Millbridge Court, with the renovation of the Bridal Changing Room, the extension of the Outdoor Ceremony aisle & the creation of our Secret Garden; a tranquil space in front of The Hideaway that our Brides & Grooms get to enjoy throughout their Wedding Celebrations, & with our desire to always keep evolving, we can’t wait to see what the next year will bring.
Thanks to the plethora of talented industry professionals who we are lucky enough to work with & who transform & capture the Venue on a weekly basis, we can share so much inspiration with all of our followers. From all of us here at Millbridge, we want to wish you all a very Happy New Year!
Last Sunday, we hosted our Annual Spring Preview & what a gorgeous preview it was, thanks to the amazing MBC Partners that joined us; creating inspiring displays & chatting away with our lovely MBC couples.
Showcasing stunning tablescapes in our Dining Barn were Alice (Meadowfolk), Carrie (The Topiary Tree), Katie (Blackberry & Bloom) & Gill Pike who each created such varied arrangements, from the rustic to the bold & beautifully blowsy… there was something for everyone. We had amazing wooden banquet tables & cross back chairs provided by Academy Furniture Hire & each table was complimented by coloured glassware from Crystal Hire.
The beautiful flowers weren’t just confined to the Dining Barn with Gill Pike showcasing her breathtaking foliage Moongate Arch in our Ceremony Barn, the perfect backdrop to any Ceremony & Carrie Macey created a statement urn arrangement outside the Millbridge Court entrance, a wonderful way brighten up a rainy day!
Further brightening up the grey day was Laura from Laura’s Paper Heart who serenaded our guests so beautifully throughout the event.
In our Bridal Changing Suite we had the amazing Carolanne Armstrong & Sharon Roberts doing Express Hair Styling & Make Up Sessions for our Brides. Such a wonderful opportunity to ask these very knowledgeable & talented ladies any questions & to trial a hairstyle/make up look for their Big Day.
Showcasing gorgeous Wedding Cakes were Andi Freeman & Melissa ( Thirty One Cakes) who also had delicious testers for our couples to try & the even more tasty treats were provided by Kalm Kitchen who circulated Canapes, yummy bowl food & they also put together yet another incredible Patisserie Boutique, with added foliage & Spring Flowers from Blackberry & Bloom.
We had MBC Partners Philippa Sian Photography, Jon & Laura from VLA Wedding Photography, Neale James & Sophie Duckworth showing our Brides & Grooms the phenomenal Wedding Days they have captured at Millbridge Court over the years. Thank you also to Ash Videography & Chris & Amy from W4 Wedding Films for not only joining us, but for putting together really beautiful videos of Sundays Event (you can find these on our Instagram & Facebook page).
Thank you so much to everyone that came to our Preview, we hope that you all had a really wonderful time & left truly inspired for your Wedding Day.
Stunning Summer Wedding Day #marriedatmillbridge
When the likes of MBC Partners Philippa Sian photography, Bubblegum Balloons & Bex from Blush Floral Design are brought together for a Wedding Day, we just know that the Venue will look utterly breathtaking & that every last detail will be captured so perfectly… & J+T’s Wedding Day turned out to be just as spectacular (if not even more spectacular) than we had anticipated.
The gorgeous florals & styling details started from the entrance with Bex creating cascading floral arrangements which overhung the doorway & these beautiful touches continued throughout the Barns & into the gardens. The Archway in to the Arbor Garden was adorned with blush, pink & white blooms; white rose petals lined the aisle & two elegant arrangements situated in copper vases framed the Arbor. The perfect styling and backdrop for a Summer’s Wedding Ceremony!
J+T’s vision for their Wedding Breakfast came to life so wonderfully. The Bubblegum Balloons installation of giant pink metallic & peach balloons along the beams of the Barn was such a showstopper & extra touches such as Glimmer & Thread’s sequin table runners & glamorous Louis chairs (provided by Academy Furniture Hire) created such a luxurious look. Adding to that luxury was Bex who created abundant dome centrepieces bursting with peonies, hydrangeas, roses & eucalyptus.
The amazing Philippa Sian Photography was the Bride & Grooms chosen photographer, & as always with Philippa, every last detail & all of personal touches were captured so amazingly & the love & emotion of the day is translated beautifully in her pictures.
Thank you to Philippa for sharing the wonderful images of J+T’s day with us & thank you most importantly to Mr & Mrs Maunders for allowing us to be a part in your incredible celebrations! Wishing you so much happiness in your married lives together! Xx
Photographer: Philippa Sian Photography
Florist: Blush Floral Design
Wedding Cake: Jo Turner Cakes
Balloons: Bubblegum Balloons
Table Runner: Table Cloth Hire: Glimmer & Threads
Furniture Hire: Academy Furniture Hire
Exclusive Valentines Viewing Evening
Are you newly engaged and looking for the perfect Wedding Venue for your Big Day? Well, in celebration of Valentines Day and all of you lovely couples who have just embarked upon your Wedding Planning journey, we have been organising a Valentines Viewing Evening.
Taking place on Thursday 1st March between 5pm-8pm we are offering you the chance to book in an appointment with a member of our experienced Wedding Planning team who will take you on a tour around the Venue and accommodation, offering you the opportunity to have an in-depth chat about all things Millbridge Court Weddings. In addition to your viewing, there will also be members of our fabulous in-house catering team, Kalm Kitchen, on-site who will be available to chat to you about menu options and answer any initial questions you might have regarding your Wedding Breakfast. They will also be showcasing some delicious treats so you can get feel for their style of presentation and try some of their stunning food.
Here at Millbridge Court, we currently have a few gorgeous Summer and Autumn Wedding dates still available for this year, so should you be looking to have a 2018 Wedding, our Valentines Event will be the perfect opportunity to come and visit us as our in-house Wedding Planners will be on-hand throughout the evening to discuss your initial ideas for your day, offer guidance and share details about our amazing suppliers list.
Our viewing evening is by appointment only and couples will be booked in on a first come, first serve basis, so to ensure you don’t miss out, we recommend getting in touch with us as soon as possible to book your preferred appointment time. To do so, please do email us on firstname.lastname@example.org; we very much look forward to hearing from you.
In the meantime, we thought we would share with you all some beautiful pictures of recent Millbridge Court Wedding Days and Events to give you a small taster of all of the wonderful things you can do with the space and to provide you with some gorgeous Wedding Day inspiration. Xx