Two Brides at a sweetheart table in front of a hired blue broken archway at their wedding at The Elvetham, Hampshire.

Shades of blue wedding at The Elvetham

The Elvetham is a gorgeous country house wedding venue in Hampshire, where I am proud to be a recommended supplier. Due to recent renovations, The Elvetham boasts period features and warm neutral spaces to enjoy during your wedding day.

For this wedding, we styled the Morning room for an intimate ceremony followed by a wedding breakfast.

The ceremony

The Morning Room at the Elvetham styled with a hired faux asymmetric archway, pew ends, chivari chairs, and plenty of candles.

Just look at that ceiling! The Morning Room's blue carpet and statement windows beg for blue styling. We chose an asymmetrical archway with tones of blue and white to frame the couple as they said their I do's.

Splendid Ceremonies by Steph leading the wedding ceremony at The Elvetham

One beautiful feature of the Morning room is the fireplace, its unique shape and detailing means that the decorations can be more paired back without it looking sparsely dressed. We used lots of candles and a couple of small arrangements to highlight the fireplace without taking away from the fireplace itself.

Statement fireplace in the Morning Room at The Elvetham, styled with candles and small arrangements.

Onto the wedding breakfast

Using the morning room for both parts of the wedding means that the archway could be a feature throughout the day without needing to reposition it.

Our couple chose a sweetheart table which is where the top table only seats the couple, with the rest of the wedding party sat among the guests.

We positioned the top table in front of the archway and circular guest tables in the rest of the room.

Bride behind sweetheart table with lots of blue flowers and broken archway

Because it was an intimate wedding we decided to keep the table centres low down. A long and low garland for the sweetheart top table and low textured vase arrangements for the guest table centrepieces. Tall tapered candles added interest and a touch of height without blocking the view or taking away from any of the other details.

All the centrepieces were hired from Unfauxgettable, using the same ingredients as were in the archway, personal flowers and fireplace decorations to ensure consistency throughout the wedding day.

Circular guest tables with blue glasses, tall candles and low centrepieces

The personal flowers

Both brides had chosen to wear traditional wedding dresses, so, to bring in a bit of differentiation between them, our lovely couple chose to have one traditional bridal bouquet and one floral hoop.

The bouquet was a large, hand-tied, organic style bridal bouquet full of sage eucalyptus, delphiniums and lilacs. Finished with a hand calligraphy, memory ribbon from LK Designs

Bride holding a large organic bouquet with calligraphy ribbons attached.

The hoop was much more dainty than the bouquet but included similar ingredients. Both the bouquet and hoop were for the brides to keep as a lovely keepsake from their wedding day.

BTS photo taken by Unfauxgettable. Bridal hoop and bouquet