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News :   07 / 09 / 20

Contemporary, Bright & Beautiful Photoshoot at Millbridge Court

Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of hosting a super stylish Styled Photoshoot which was conceptualised, organised and designed by Wedding Planner, Natalie Ellen, who teamed up with a host of incredible Suppliers who helped bring her vision to life.

With the full Photoshoot recently having been featured on the hugely popular Wedding Chicks blog, we wanted to share some of the beautiful images from the day with you, alongside a chat that we had with Natalie to find out a little more about the Shoot, the collaborators, her Top Wedding Planning Tips for newly engaged Couples and much more.

Hi Natalie, tell us about you & your wedding expertise…

I’m Natalie and I’m a wedding planner at Natalie Ellen Weddings. I offer bespoke wedding planning for modern, fun loving couples, designed to match your personality and style. My clients tend to be modern couples who are veering away from tradition – they want beautiful, stylish weddings with personal touches throughout and that suits me and my style perfectly!

 

Can you talk us through the concept for your styled shoot and where you drew inspiration from?

This shoot was the result of a first meeting with Poppy from Poppy Wild Floral – we met for a coffee to put a face to the name and to have a good chat about what we do, and within 30 minutes we were concocting our perfect shoot together. Those first scribblings quickly evolved from ‘cool floral installation in modern/stylish space with sage green’ into my favourite mood board yet – Poppy created the most beautiful colour palette to work from and everything went from there – the vision became ‘contemporary, playful with a little edge’ and each detail was designed to bring that to life. It’s always my goal to create something different to provide inspiration for contemporary couples, something people can screenshot or pin to recreate for their own wedding. That part always takes a bit more thought but it’s worth it when you see the idea come to fruition on the day.

 

How did you choose who to collaborate with?

At any one time, I  have a wish list of suppliers I’d love to work with, whether that’s for the first time or someone I keep coming back to because they’re so good at what they do. This shoot was definitely a combination of the two! Working from our moodboard, I selected suppliers who I knew could nail the brief and add their own creative touches. It’s so important to bring on board people who not only ‘get’ the vision, but creative experts who see what you’re trying to achieve and go that one step further. Getting the team right is the hardest part of the planning, but it’s incredible seeing everyone come together on shoot day!

 

What made you choose Millbridge Court as the location for your beautiful Photoshoot?

Millbridge Court has been one of my favourite wedding venues for years! The contemporary style of the space is right up my street and I love how versatile the venue is – there are so many different areas couples can utilise throughout the day, whatever the season! It was a no-brainer to style our ceremony space in front of the beautiful tall windows where natural light beams into the room, those windows alone are such a selling point for couples visiting the venue!

 

Every element of the shoot came together so perfectly, what advice would you give to couples who want to make sure all of the different aspects of their day are cohesive?

It can be so difficult to take a step back to see the whole picture when you’re planning all the little elements of your wedding, but my advice to couples would be to not let the little things overwhelm you. Always start with an overall vision of what you’re trying to achieve and with each decision, reflect back on your Pinterest board or moodboard and think ‘does this fit with what I want our day to look/feel like?’ You might find that the answer is no, but if you LOVE an idea then you can absolutely adjust your vision to suit – use it as a guide but don’t let it stress you out if you go a little off piste. It’s your day!

 

Are you seeing any trends emerging for 2021-2022 weddings?

This is a tricky question to answer right now because we’re potentially talking about a post-coronavirus environment. As we continue getting used to this strange situation we’ve found ourselves in, I’ve noticed people really prioritising quality time with their loved ones – it’s saddened me so much that people have had to dramatically reduce their guest numbers but it’s seen a rise in truly beautiful intimate ceremonies and I think some couples have started to consider a smaller celebration as a result.

In terms of design trends, I’d say we’re definitely seeing a steer towards what I’d call ‘the new pastel’ – brides are opting for dusky pinks, sage greens and subtle peach tones in their bouquets, with plenty of beautiful foliage to add a natural, wild feel to their day.

I’m hearing more and more couples talk about the desire to go local with flowers & produce, with many actively trying to create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly day, whilst also supporting smaller local businesses after such a hard hit this year.

Perhaps not so much a ‘trend’ but something I’ve really noticed in planning weddings for next year is that couples are less afraid of shunning traditions and doing things their own way – whether that’s a favourite food van instead of a sit-down dinner or a joint speech from the bride & groom, this is something I love as I think it’s so important to really personalise your day!

 

What are your 3 Top Tips for planning a successful Wedding?

Firstly, always remember this is your day and it should reflect you as a couple. Forget what you ‘should do’ and focus on what you really want!

Secondly, planning a wedding is hard work! Accept help from friends and family or consider bringing on board a wedding planner to make it a stress-free process.

Lastly, take inspiration from everywhere – interior & fashion trends, the seasons, places you visit, foods you love. And remember to think of all the senses! Scent in particular can evoke such strong memories so think about finding a special wedding scent, or dotting your favourite candles around the venue. Those smells will always bring you back to your big day!

 

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*Click here to see the full feature of this Photoshoot on Wedding Chicks*

The Team:

Planning & Design- Natalie Ellen Weddings

Shoot Assistant- Kelly Amy Events

Photographer- Philippa Sian Photography

Florist- Poppy Wild Floral

Floral Assistant- Anthology Floral Design

Stationery- Made by Wood and Wood

Cakes- Anna Lewis Cakes

Hair & Makeup- Hannah Monk Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup Assistant- I Do Bridal Services

Hair Accessories- Lilley Studio

Model- Georgia Dispenza

Rentals- Hire The Look

Ribbon & Styling Fabric- PomPom Blossom

Table Linen- Just 4 Linen

Wedding Dresses- Morgan Davies Bridal

News :   10 / 06 / 18

The Hideaway Secret Garden At Millbridge Court

Throughout April, there was something rather exciting going on at the end of the Millbridge Court grounds. After months of planning, landscape gardeners got to work planting Laurel hedging, ferns & installing an incredible pair of vintage gates in front of our Bridal Suite, the Hideaway… & now that all of their hard work is complete, we’re excited to introduce to you all, The Hideaway Secret Garden!

A botanical sanctuary just beyond our flower meadow that creates that extra bit of magic & privacy for our couples on their Wedding Day & the morning after the celebrations. A tranquil & peaceful space to be able to enjoy all to themselves.

We hope that all of our MBC Couples love it just as much as we do! Here are a few sneak peeks to give you a taster of whats beyond the gates. Xx

And we love that we have already received pictures of photographers using the Secret Garden as a backdrop for gorgeous couples shots… here are L&S captured by The Springles last week.

And J&T captured beautifully by Joanna Nicole Photography earlier in May!

We can’t wait to see many more over the course of the Summer!

News :   01 / 01 / 18

#marriedatmillbridge in 2017

What an amazing year we’ve had here at Millbridge Court!

We have been so privileged to share in so many wonderful celebrations and have been able to work with some of the industries most talented suppliers, who week on week help bring our Couples dream Wedding Day’s to life, transforming the Venue and making every day so different from the last.

We are ever so lucky to be sent so many beautiful images captured by photographers throughout the year and as 2017 drew to a close and a new year begins, we wanted to take a look back & share with you all some of the stunning details & special moments from a handful of gorgeous Wedding’s that have taken place here at Millbridge Court.

To all of our 2017 MBC Couples, thank you for making the past year so very special!

Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year! May your 2018 be happy, healthy & full of love. Xx

Kirsty Mackenzie Photography

The Springles

The Springles

Philippa Sian Photography

Marcel Grabowski Photography

Kerry Diamond Photography

Lemonade Pictures

Nick Labrum Photography

The Springles

Millie & Belle Photography

Philippa Sian Photography

Guy Collier Photography

Ross Hurley Photography

Marcel Grabowski Photography

Ross Hurley Photography

Philippa Sian Photography, Jay Archer Floral Design

Sophie Duckworth, Jay Archer Floral Design

Philippa Sian Photography, Blush Floral Design

Sarah Legge Photography, Blush Floral Design

Sarah Legge Photography, Blush Floral Design

Sarah Legge Photography, Hannah Berry Flowers

VLA Photography, Hannah Berry Flowers

Guy Collier Photography, Eden Blooms

Kirsty Mackenzie Photography, Blush Floral Design

VLA Photography

Lemonade Pictures, Hannah Berry Flowers

RS Brown Photography, Hannah Berry Flowers

Sarah Legge Photography, Lavender Hill Flowers

Marcel Grabowski Photography, Rosie Orr Flowers

Philippa Sian Photography, Bloomingayles

Jonathan Ellis Photography, Jay Archer Floral Design

RS Brown Photography

Kerry Diamond Photography, Florescence

Kirsty Mackenzie Photography, Blush Floral Design

Lemonade Pictures, Hannah Berry Flowers

Ross Hurley Photography

Sophie Duckworth, Jay Archer Floral Design

Kirsty Mackenzie Photography

Sarah Legge Photography, The Little Top

Guy Collier Photography

Sarah Legge Photography

VLA Photography

The Springles, Kalm Kitchen

VLA Photography

Philippa Sian Photography, Jay Archer Floral Design, Kalm Kitchen

Lemonade Pictures, Kalm Kitchen

Sarah Legge Photography

Sarah Legge Photography, Kalm Kitchen

Jasmine Andrews Photography

Philippa Sian Photography, Kalm Kitchen

Viva Photography

Nick Labrum Photography

Kirsty Mackenzie Photography

Philippa Sian Photography

VLA Photography

Guy Collier Photography

Sophie Duckworth Photography

VLA Photography

Nikki Van Der Molen

The Springles

VLA Photography

Sarah Legge Photography

Philippa Sian Photography

Nikki Van Der Molen

My Beautiful Bride Photography, Early Hours London

Kirsty Mackenzie Photography, Blush Floral Design

Sarah Legge Photography, Blush Floral Design

Sarah Legge Photography, Lavender Hill Flowers

Philippa Sian Photography, Crystal Hire

The Springles, The Topiary Tree by Carrie Macey

Philippa Sian Photography, Bloomingayles, Bubblegum Balloons

Philippa Sian Photography, Jay Archer Floral Design

Philippa Sian Photography, Hannah Berry Flowers

RS Brown Photography, Hannah Berry Flowers

Jasmine Andrews, Judy Broad Calligraphy, Eden Blooms

Sophie Duckworth Photography, Jay Archer Floral Design

Philippa Sian Photography, Hannah Berry Flowers

VLA Photography, The Flower Pocket

VLA Photography, Hannah Berry Flowers

Philippa Sian Photography, Bubblegum Balloons, Academy Furniture Hire

Philippa Sian Photography, Bloomingayles

Sarah Legge Photography, Hannah Berry Flowers

Guy Collier Photography, Eden Blooms

Stephen Swain, Paula Rooney Floral Design

Kirsty Mackenzie Photography, Andi Freeman Cakes

Sarah Legge Photography, Le Papillon Patisserie

Philippa Sian Photography, Lulu’s Cake Kitchen

Sarah Legge Photography, Le Papillon Patisserie

Philippa Sian Photography, Spongeworks

Denise Winter photography, Tartufi Cakes

Millie & Belle Photography, Jeni Purcell Cakes

Sophie Duckworth Photography, Andi Freeman Cakes, Jay Archer Floral Design

Philippa Sian Photography, Milk Street Kitchen

VLA Photography, Milk Street Kitchen

Marcel Grabowski Photography, Kalm Kitchen, Rosie Orr Florist

Philippa Sian Photography, Kalm kitchen

Sarah Legge Photography, Blush Floral Design, Kalm Kitchen Donut Wall

Kirsty Mackenzie Photography, Kalm Kitchen

Philippa Sian Photography, Kalm Kitchen

Philippa Sian Photography, Hannah Berry Flowers, Kalm Kitchen

Philippa Sian Photography, Kalm Kithen Pretzel Bar

Philippa Sian Photography, Bloomingayles, Kalm Kitchen

Marcel Grabowski Photography, Rosie Orr

Sarah Legge Photography, Kalm Kitchen The Dairy

Jasmine Andrews Photography

Lemonade Pictures

 

Kalm Kitchen 

Photographers:

VLA Photography

Philippa Sian Photography

Guy Collier Photography

Sarah Legge Photography

Millie & Belle Photography

The Springles

Kirsty Mackenzie Photography

Kerry Diamond Photography

Sophie Duckworth Photography

Marcel Grabowski Photography

Jonathan Ellis Photography

Nikki Van Der Molen

RS Brown Photography

Lemonade Pictures

Jasmine Andrew Photography

Viva Photography

Denise Winter Photography

My Beautiful Bride Photography

Florsits:

Hannah Berry Flowers

Blush Floral Design 

Paula Rooney Floral Design 

Topiary Tree By Carrie Macey

Lavender Hill Flowers

Eden Blooms

Jay Archer

Bloomingayles

The Flower Pocket 

Rosie Orr

Early Hours London

Florescence

Cakes:

Milk Street Kitchen 

Andi Freeman Cakes

Spongeworks

Le Papillon Patisserie

Tartufi Cakes

Jeni Purcell Cakes

Lulu’s Kitchen

Balloons:

Bubblegum Balloons

Hire Companies:

Crystal Hire (Crockery)

Academy Furniture Hire

The Little Top

Calligraphy:

Judy Broad Calligraphy

 

 

 

News :   01 / 11 / 17

The Millbridge Court Autumn Preview 2017

On Sunday, we hosted the Millbridge Court Autumn Preview; an event we host twice a year for our MBC couples, so that they can see the Venue filled with breathtaking Wedding inspiration, as well having the opportunity to try some delicious food & chat to the Millbridge Court Partners showcasing their beautiful work.

We are always completely in awe of what our wonderful Partners create on the day & last weekend was certainly no exception. Creating exquisite tablescapes & arrangements throughout the Venue were Paula Rooney, Carrie Macey (The Topiary Tree), Bex Morgan (Blush Floral Design) & Hannah Berry & showcasing their gorgeous & intricate Wedding Cakes were Andi Freeman & Ellie (Milk Street Kitchen) whose setups looked ever so gorgeous with extra floral touches provided by Blush Floral Design.

Kalm Kitchen once again created a jaw-dropping Patisserie Bar alongside Hannah Berry flowers, complete with a hanging branch installation, orange & metallic pumpkins & seasonal blooms. They also launched a new & innovative food stall… The Pretzel Bar!

The photographers who joined us for our preview were VLA Wedding Photography, Philippa Sian Photography & The Springles; photographers who are always such a pleasure to work with, are immensely talented & all have such distinctive looks. Alongside them, we also had Hannah Aldridge (Hannah Films) showcasing her gorgeous Wedding Day videos for our couples to see.

Adding to the ambience was Thom Morley who serenaded our Brides & Grooms throughout the day and we also had the pleasure of having the ever so lovely Gemma Milly joining us & displaying her stunning stationary.

Thank you to Kat & Ash for taking the time to take such amazing images of the day & we are so excited to share them with you below. Thank you also to the Philippa Sian for sharing her beautiful images with us also, many of which we have shared on our Instagram feed… so if you don’t follow us already, you can find us under the profile name millbridgecourt.

Happy browsing, lovely readers!

Xx

Paula Rooney

The Topiary Tree

Blush Floral Design

Hannah Berry Flowers

Kalm Kitchen & Hannah Berry Flowers

Blush Floral Design

Kalm Kitchen

Milk Street Kitchen

Andi Freeman Cakes

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