‘The Garden of England’ – Romantic English Wedding Inspiration
Julie Michaelsen Photography
Set in the grounds of the Falconhurst, a 700 acre country estate nestled deep in the beautiful English countryside, today’s wedding inspiration shoot abounds with romance and heavenly florals in the prettiest of pale pinks! It has all the elegance of a timeless vintage wedding, and the relaxed charm of a celebration in the garden, whilst the bride and groom add more than a hint of contemporary sartorial splendour…..
By way of a proper introduction, here is Julie Michaelsen – photographer and lady with the vision – with a few words about the inspiration behind this exquisite Summer wedding shoot….. “As a fine art wedding photographer I spend a lot of my time looking across the pond at my American peers who seem to have at their disposal the most incredible Californian light and breath-taking landscapes…this shoot was born out of me trying to shake myself out of a slump, to remind myself of the beauty and serenity present on my door step…Kent is referred to as The Garden of England, quintessentially English, surrounded by peaceful country gardens where life walks at it’s own pace, the stunning landscapes here is nothing like you’ll find anywhere else in the world…quaint but not cliched, honest and real.
I wanted to create a shoot which was a homage to the beauty that is present on our shores. With the last of the Summer sun, on the cusp of Autumn, I wanted to create something luxurious, authentic and intimate. I wanted the styling and couple to be modern yet classic and with a nod to days gone by. The Bride’s long sleeves and almost Victorian high neck coupled with the open back was exactly the type of tongue in cheek contradictions I was hoping for. The groom wears a slick tailored dark navy suit coupled with a tweed waist coat and mismatched tie, paying homage to a loveable English country gent whilst maintaining a nod to current trends with his unshaved finish.”
Isn’t it just divine?? I am so in love with that lush bouquet! And how dapper does the groom look? It really is such a romantic and utterly inspiring editorial…. it makes me more than a little bit homesick. Anyway, I can’t thank everyone involved behind the scenes enough, but especially to Julie Michaelsen who captured it all so beautifully. If you love Julie’s fine art style of photography and would like to see more of her work you should take a peek at her website at www.juliemichaelsen.com and be sure to find and follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & Pinterest.
Now if this floral affair has you dreaming of a garden wedding of your own, you might want to take a look at this heavenly Lavender farm wedding editorial, or this ethereal fine art editorial is utterly breathtaking – with its focus on bridal style. You may also love this enchanting wedding inspiration at Wandering Tree Estate – especially the tablescape! And this Spring wedding styled shoot at Stonebridge is oh-so-romantic.
Contributors & Credits
Photography & Planning – Julie Michaelsen Photography // Styling – Holden Bespoke // Venue – Falconhurst // Floral Design – Jennifer Pinder // Bridal Shoes – Emmy London // Wedding Dress – Katya Katya Sheurina // Groom’s Attire – Stephen Bishop Suiting // Jewellery & Veil – Kelly Spence // Engagement Ring – The London Victorian Ring Company // Wedding Cake – Sugared Saffron // Stationery – Everafter Press // Videography – This Modern Revelry