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!
Getting to Know – Catherine Carter Weddings
Catherine Carter Weddings recently became a Millbridge Court Partner! We loved working with her throughout the 2022 season and we have since caught up to give you a little glimpse into the world of a wedding photographer.
How would you describe your style of photography?
Capturing both composed moments and raw emotion in elegant timeless frames. I use a layered strategy, merging documentary, fine art style and a hint of editorial.
What first made you fall in love with photography?
I have always been an artist from a young age and loved exploring different mediums, painting, drawing and photography. Photography won my heart, I love being able to create beautiful images from raw organic moments.
What made you decide to work in the wedding industry?
I am a true romantic and I love working with honest true moments. I love each and every wedding I go to. Seeing the individuality of each day from the dresses and suits to the flowers and the stationary. There are so many layers to a wedding and to be asked to be a part of someone’s day. Being trusted with those very important memories is a real honour. Weddings are so much fun and it is such an exciting industry to work in!
Can you explain a little about what couples can expect when they book with you?
My approach for each wedding is to put you at ease and get to know you well and find out what is important so I can capture your beautiful unique wedding story in a way that is right for you. Whilst creating stunning photographs is my priority, I also wish to make the experience as stress free as possible for you and your family and friends. You may see me popping my camera down for a minute and helping carry a dress, put a buttonhole on, straighten a chair or help a guest. To me, this is all part of the wedding photography package and the top priority for myself and all of your suppliers is to make sure you have the perfect wedding you have dreamed of.
What is your favourite part or parts of a wedding day?
I love the morning of a wedding, it is such a special part of the day for you to really soak in that the wedding is here and for me to witness all the excitement and happiness is so special. I also love the time for the couple photos, again it is such a special time where I urge you to take a step back and let the day sink in and have some time as a couple on your own. This is where the magic happens, emotions are high and by embracing that time together I step back and capture beautiful moments between the two of you.
What top tips and advice do you give to couples ahead of their wedding day?
Embrace every moment and emotion! You have planned this day for many months and you have to let go of the day and enjoy each part, if anything goes slightly wrong it doesn’t matter, as long as the two of you get married everything else falls into place. Take that time to step back and let it all soak in.
What do you love most about Millbridge Court?
I love the intimacy of Millbridge Court, it is such a stunning venue that keeps all of your friends and family close together. I also love the people that work there and the other suppliers that I often work with there too. Everyone always pulls together as a team and we all want the same – to create a beautiful day for you.
What photography trends are you seeing for 2023?
Blur-motion photography, which captures movement – these images especially in black and white can look amazing!
Veil shots have been very popular this year but I think it will carry on into 2023 especially those beautiful bridal portraits in the morning using the veil and creating those elegant artistic photographs.
Millbridge Court Details Date Night #marriedatmillbridge
Last month, we hosted our very first Details Date Night at Millbridge Court, a brand new event exclusively for all of our recently booked couples.
The aim of the evening is to give those Brides and Grooms who have recently secured their Wedding Date the chance to see the Venue once again and begin to think about the details of their day in finer detail. They can chat with our Planning Team who are on hand to offer advise and answer any questions that they might have and there is also the opportunity to meet and speak with a handful of talented MBC Partner’s who have a great understanding of the Venue and how Millbridge Court Wedding Days flow. Couples also have the chance to see all the bedrooms, measure items (measuring tapes and detailed floor plans are provided by us), see the Ceremony Room set up, eat some delicious Kalm Kitchen food and of course, have some bubbles!
For our first Details Date Night we had with us the wonderful Hannah Berry Flowers and Boutique Blooms creating stunning and inspiring floral arrangements, Spongeworks and Forever Cakes who displayed beautiful Cakes and Macaron Towers with utterly delicious samples for our couples to try, guests were serenaded by Laura’s Paper Heart and Music by Kate & Dave throughout & in The Loft (our Bridal Changing Room) we had Wedding Dress Designer Sophie Rose showcasing her gorgeous gowns and Wedding Hairstylist and Makeup Artist Hanna Wildman. Last but not least, we also had wonderful MBC Partner Photographers Matthew Lawrence and Philippa Sian displaying their stunning images and thank you to Philippa for kindly capturing all of the breathtaking details of the Date Night, a handful of which we have shared below to give you an insight in to our exciting new event. Xx
Hannah Berry Flowers
Hannah Berry Flowers
(Left) Spongeworks, (Right) Forever Cakes
Kalm Kitchen Cheese Table
Kalm Kitchen Cookie Corner
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
Autumn Wedding Day At Millbridge Court #marriedatmillbridge
With Autumn well & truly upon us, it seemed like the perfect time to share with you all one of last years stunning October Wedding Days.
C&I’s vision for their day was simply breathtaking & the suppliers that brought their autumnal vision to life did so perfectly. Their florist was none other than the wonderful Jay Archer Floral Design who created the most phenomenal Ceremony Archway, not to mention the stunning floral arrangements in both the Ceremony & the Dining Barn, abundant with rich, colourful flowers & foliage. Little touches such as dried leaves lining the aisle & hanging fresh leaves from the pegs & shelves really added to the theme & made such a spectacular visual impact.
In charge of capturing the beautiful details & styling touches, as well as all of those special moments was Guy Collier, a photographer who always manages to tell the story of the day so seamlessly, from the Bridal preparations, right up until the dancing is well underway. Whittling the images down to choose which ones would be featured below was near to impossible, so this may just be one of our longest blog posts to date, but there were just far too many exquisite details, happy moments & beautiful couples shots to choose from.
In a few weeks time, it’ll be C&I’s first Wedding Anniversary, so we wish you both the happiest day & hope that your first year of marriage has been utterly wonderful in every way. Thank you for letting us share in what was such an amazing day! Xx