Real Life Wedding
Spring Style Celebration
Ruth and Simon set an April date for their wedding at Morden Hall. With a timeless colour scheme, glorious flowers, an exquisite menu and live entertainment, it was a day to delight.
The Perfect Venue
Dreaming of a spring wedding with fabulous food and a relaxed atmosphere, Ruth and Simon were looking for the perfect venue. As soon as they found Morden Hall, they knew it was the one.
“For us, it was all about the setting, in a National Trust park in the middle of busy Morden. Once inside the park, we felt like we were a million miles away from the city. The venue being so beautiful meant that decoration would be easy!” – Ruth
Setting The Scene
The happy couple chose an elegant colour scheme of emerald green, blush pink and gold, loving the combination of the shades together. They let the venue speak for itself, keeping decoration simple with some signage, paper lanterns and fairy lights and adding a fun ‘gin’ theme. When it came to flowers, Ruth and Simon brought the outside in with rustic, seasonal blooms and that ‘just picked’ look.
The staircase was adorned with flowers and Ruth carried a bouquet of pinks and greens. Single roses with eucalyptus sat in gin bottles for the centrepieces.
Ruth was stunning in the April Bloom gown from the True Romance collection by Lyn Ashworth. After falling in love with Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, it was easy to see why she chose this beautiful style.
“The combination of flowing fabric in the skirt with the lace top was exactly what I was looking for. Once I tried it on, I made adjustments to see my vision come to life. I wore a blush pink silk sash during the day and, in the evening, I had the lace removed and wore a blue velvet sash so I could dance the night away!” – Ruth
She completed the look with pearls and a diamond bracelet that was a gift from her grandmother on the morning of the wedding.
“My shoes were from Jimmy Choo and Simon bought me glittery silver Vans for the evening!” – Ruth
Simon looked the part in a three-piece ink blue suit from French Connection, accessorising with a bow tie made from the same silk as the sash on Ruth’s dress.
Finally, Ruth’s bridesmaids wore lovely dresses from Pretty Kitty Fashion.
“I knew I wanted short bridesmaid dresses to add to the vintage look of the day. All the girls picked the same dress and I managed to find a smaller version for my seven year old niece from JJ’s House, along with a dress for my flower girl from Monsoon.” – Ruth
Wedding Day Details
Following the romantic ceremony at Morden Hall, drinks and canapés were served, to include both a gin and a Bellini bar.
Moving into the Mulberry Suite to dine, an exquisite wedding breakfast commenced with John Dory and truffle gnocchi, moving on to rack of lamb with mini shepherds pie. The dessert was designed by Ruth and brought to life by the incredible chefs – two types of chocolate mousse with macarons, honeycomb and cocoa nibs.
“Seeing my dessert come to life was awesome!” – Ruth
As day turned to evening, the newlyweds danced their first dance to the Lianne Kayne cover of My Heart – Paramore and ‘Jimmy and the Jets’, a six-piece rock ‘n’ roll band, filled the dance floor.
Wood-fired pizza proved the perfect choice for evening dining at the finale of this most spectacular day.
“Walking down those stairs and seeing Simon at the top of the aisle was the best moment. Also the confetti shot and dancing with all our family and friends.”
If you’re planning a wedding with vintage style we think you will also be inspired by the June celebration of Auburn and Olly at Morden Hall. In the meantime, if you have yet to visit Morden Hall, we would love to show you all we have to offer. Simply call our friendly team on 020 8102 0553 or contact us online.
Photography © Stuart Dudleston Photography