English Garden Weddings
Welcome to our Friday series. Each month we bring you a multi-part blog series centered around one or two themes. This June our theme is "garden." Summer is full of outdoor weddings and we'll be keeping up to speed to the most popular garden wedding trends!
The English garden has been around for a few centuries. Unlike the super symmetrical and organized gardens from 17th century France like Versailles, this landscape garden tries imitate an idealized form of nature. The English garden typically includes a lake, rolling lawns, groves of trees, and bits of architecture like bridges, gothic ruins, and classical recreations such as porticos. If this is a bit too tame for your taste, be sure to check out last month's wild series!
A wedding at your local English-style garden is perfect for a couple who likes the outdoors, but not the great outdoors. It is an especially romantic place and heavily influenced by 18th century Romantic art and even poetry. If you're a fan of Jane Austen or the popular series Downton Abbey, you won't need any convincing, but here are a few great things about garden weddings.
The photography will be varied and amazing. A park or garden offers many scenic spots to take portraits of the entire wedding party and more intimate shots of the bride and groom. Unlike other gardens, an English garden is specifically landscape based, which means plenty of flat empty space to set up tents and chairs. It's also more greenery based, rather than floral, so it's just as pretty in spring and autumn.
Posted by Anna K.