Hestercombe Gardens Wedding Photography, Somerset
Nyla & Paul, Hestercombe Gardens
Hestercombe Gardens was the stunning Somerset wedding venue chosen by Nyla and Paul for their September celebrations. The day began with the bride and her bridesmaids getting ready for the big event at the nearby Mount Somerset Hotel in Taunton. Nyla and Paul wanted a less formal feel to their special day, and wanted their outfits to reflect this. Nyla’s stunning sari-inspired two-piece dress was made by her super-talented dress-maker mother, who also made her exquisite hair vine. She even swapped her long skirt for a shorter version for the evening festivities, enabling her to take part fully in the ceilidh.
The bride and groom chose to hold their ceremony in the beautiful Orangery and then took a relaxed stroll around the gorgeous gardens that Hestercombe is famous for and allowed me to capture them revelling in their new status as husband and wife. Although neither Nyla or Paul originally hail from Somerset, having chosen to make their home in Bath they wanted a venue that would give their friends and family a taste of the South-West. Being very keen on the outdoors, Hestercombe’s magical grounds attracted them far more than any grand houses that didn’t have such incredible gardens. Speaking of gardens and things that grow in them, I was impressed to learn that Nyla and her new mother-in-law had grown all of the flowers for the tables themselves! The bouquets were ordered from Eden Flowers in Taunton who created a bouquet with the ‘just picked from the garden’ style that Nyla was looking for. The informal theme was continued in the wedding cake: the top and bottom tiers, made by Nyla, were rosemary and lemon flavoured and the middle tier, made by her best friend, was orange and lavender. A final floral touch was found in the tables which were named after English garden flowers and the flowers from the bride and groom’s own garden which were used to decorate the hall.
Enjoy this selection of pictures from their relaxed, flower-inspired day.
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