The magnificent Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey has a private rose garden and terrace overlooking the Camellia Lake. This provides a luxurious and elegant backdrop for wedding ceremonies and receptions all year round. Needless to say that this beautiful venue makes the bride and the groom BE the celebrities of the day. Of course, this Sculpture Gallery Woburn wedding was far from being an exception.
The rose gardens were in the blooming season which provided the perfect backdrop for Elizabeth and Andrew’s luxury wedding. And Liz’ decision to have the cocktail hour in the gardens was a fantastic idea. While the guests were enjoying their drinks in this luxury garden we were off making some portraits with the bride and groom. Some old English garden games were part of the entertainment. Yet, Woburn Abbey Ice Cream bike was the most favoured thing that didn’t go unnoticed even by very elegantly dressed women.
Ariella Stings group was incredible. The professional trio knew how to entertain and satisfy the taste of those guests who prefer string music. The choice of songs was modern with a mix of classical. The soft sounds from violin and cello were calming. This allowed guest to hear each other as well as enjoy the music at the same time.
The wedding day started at The Woburn Hotel, in incredible Woburn Estate, where the bride and groom were getting ready. The Woburn Hotel is in the heart of the picturesque Woburn village and it provides the utmost stunning views for such fine weddings. It’s so easy to get in the mood of being special when you are surrounded with luxury and special attention.
Photographing the details are equally important as the portraits on the day. The details also tell the story of the day, making it more luxurious and meaningful. I always flat lay all the details and also include the shoes of the bride and groom. With this purpose in mind, the groom’s shoes being so attractive got their very special shot as well. After all, they were a pair of Louis Vuitton sitting on the box waiting for some attention.
Elizabeth wore Caroline Castigliano gown from Castigliano bridal collection and paired it with Christian Louboutin heels. Not to mention the all-white peony bouquet that was equally elegant. I wish I could transfer the smell of the bouquet through the photography as well as the look of it. To sum up this beautiful bridal look in three words: all white elegant, simple and luxurious.
Delicately decorated with lush florals inside the magnificent building and surrounded with original paintings and sculptures the Sculpture Galery was a dream venue and a perfect fit for this beautiful couple. Rebecca Marsala and her team captured the essence and the delicate taste of the couple exactly.
Andrew and Elizabeth were dating for a few years, sharing acquaintances, friends and general interests. Yet they were very keen on taking it easy. The way she looked, the way she smiled, Andrew knew from the very beginning that Liz is the only one to live the rest of his life with. When he eventually proposed, Liz immediately accepted it.
This is a historic place and current home to The Russell family is not only a truly fine and sophisticated building but also has a history that goes back in centuries. Over the years Sculpture Gallery has been updated by a number of architects hired by Dukes and Duchesses who lived there. At one point eight magnificent antique columns were brought back from Rome by the 5th Duke and that makes you feel as if you are somewhere in breathtaking Italy.
Florist | Rebecca Marsala Flowers
Rings | Breuning
Her Dress | Caroline Castigliano
Her Shoes | Christian Louboutin
His Suit | Wilvorst
His Shoes | Louis Vuitton
String Group | Ariella Strings
Photographer | Jasmine Photography
Love and laughter