When Destiny’s Child sang “I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly”, the jelly in question was Annabel and Andy’s dreamy Iscoyd Park wedding, bursting full of floral inspiration (fact).
(Ok, well I don’t have it confirmed, but I believe it to be true. Because, well, just look at it below!)
Annabel and Andy wanted “Colours – lots of shades of pink! With dark blues and hints of gold” for their day. “We wanted it to feel like a weekend holiday with outdoor games and a really lovely relaxed feel.” They totally nailed it, and I think you’re going to love this mega Iscoyd Park wedding inspiration. (I’m a Shropshire based wedding photographer, so it’s a gorgeous venue not far from me at all.)
Iscoyd Park wedding venue
Annabel and Andy knew that an Iscoyd Park wedding was the one for them the second they turned into the driveway of the Grade II listed Georgian mansion. “When we were first searching for a venue we wanted something that was at most 90 minutes away from our house and had that hard to pin down “wow” factor. We saw a number of venues before Iscoyd but whether it was the approach to the venue being via abandoned buildings and pot-holed or just feeling like a number being marched through none of them really felt like somewhere we wanted to get wed.
“Iscoyd when we arrived really had that initial wow as when you turn the corner into the drive you get an amazing view of the place. Upon first meeting Ellie who showed us round, we really felt like we were valued and that they cared about us and our day.” They were even offered homemade biscuits – the kind of touches you can do when you’re a family-run wedding venue, and the ones that allow an Iscoyd Park wedding to be a stately home affair that still feels intimate and friendly.
Dreamy floral design
Of course, Iscoyd Park is a gorgeous space in and of itself, but Annabel and Andy took it to the next level with an abundance of romantic pink flowers by the uber talented Dusky Blooms.
For their ceremony, they got married in front of a tall arch covered in foliage and bursting with blooms. The aisle was also lined with arrangements of flowers that acted as mini versions of Annabel and her bridesmaids’ bouquets, all using an assortment of different pink flowers.
This floral dream scheme continued to the reception, where the tables were decorated with tall plinths overflowing with more incredible flowers, as well as a floral cloud hung from the draped ceiling, between two ornate chandeliers.
Perfect pink elements
This perfect pink colour scheme for Annabel and Andy’s Iscoyd Park wedding extended beyond the dreamy flowers, too. Annabel’s bridesmaids and flowergirls all stunned in pink dresses, while Andy’s groomsmen looked dapper in pink ties with their blue suits. Even the velvet ring box was pink!
Their stationery and signage for the day was killer, too. As well as some beautifully illustrated welcome signage and an order of the day from Rose and Beau Stationery, they also had a geometric “All You Need Is Love” sign, which they placed in the middle of the floral arch after the ceremony. It was an awesome addition and a great spot for photos!
And how could we forget that cake? The Sweetest Thing Cakery created a cake that had to be seen to be believed: layers of beautiuflly abstractly decorated cake, topped with rings of crisp, delicious macarons. There was also an extra tray of macarons to the side, which just added to the luxurious, romantic vibe of this Iscoyd Park wedding.
Making your wedding day personalised
The attention to detail on Annabel and Andy’s tables was incredible – both in the way they looked, and what they represented. “We have lived in several places as a couple and therefore we wanted to include this history of our time together into our day,” they explain. “Therefore we have named all our tables for the wedding breakfast after places we have lived and have sourced old postcards from the places as name cards.”
In addition, they took on a number of crafting projects before the day, which they said was one of their favourite parts of the planning process. “Andy has done lots of amazing things such as the name placecards which he engraved and the postcards he brought and personalised.”
Another way they were representing their love was in their music. “The song that I walked down the aisle to is How Long will I Love You by Ellie Goulding, because this song features in our favourite film About Time. My Grandad also personally requested the Pirates of the Caribbean theme tune for the drinks reception! We are also very much into our music and have a fairly eclectic taste so we have created our wedding breakfast and evening playlists together and Annabel has been ensuring it has the right mix of wedding “cheese” including healthy amounts of S Club 7.”
Iscoyd Park wedding photographer
As you can see, Annabel and Andy’s Iscoyd Park wedding day was just a dream come true. Romantic and fun, they both floated through the day like air, surrounded by all their loved ones. As such, it was a total privilege to be there to capture it!
If you’re planning an Iscoyd Park wedding and are looking for a natural photographer to capture it in all of its romantic glory, I’d love to chat – you can get in touch here.
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Here’s what the lovely Annabel and Andy had to say about working with me:
“I think it speaks volumes that I literally can’t stop looking at the most wonderful photos Laura took of our wedding day – I am worried I now have an obsession!!
Laura was incredible from start to finish and kept in touch with us throughout our wedding planning, taking time to understand us and our wedding ideas and was on hand if we needed any advice.
Laura was incredible on our wedding day so relaxed, friendly and helpful and we couldn’t have been luckier to have two such lovely people!
Laura was fabulous at ensuring we had all the photos we had requested and was amazing at capturing those candid moments as when I received my preview I was like, Oh I didn’t know she had captured that, which was amazing. I think this shows how unobtrusive Laura is as a photographer, she feels like a member of your wedding party and I think because of this the photos feel so genuine and natural.
Laura thank you for capturing the love, laughs and happiness of our wedding day, you have captured the memories we will treasure forever.”