• By Blythe

Soft French Elegance at Pheasant Hill

Words: By Blythe

Photography: Jenna Storey Photography

Wrapped in a soft, muted palette and sprinkled with sophisticated details, this styled elopement really is the definition of romantic elegance…

Prepare to send your heart aflutter with Bianca and Ryan’s delicate, intimate and romantic styled elopement that embraces a bevy of French-inspired details and the most beautiful moments captured on film.

Drawing inspiration from our surroundings at the picturesque Pheasant Hill, I began to pull together my design board of soft textures and muted tones. I wanted to create a style in-keeping with the stunning interiors of the Ile-de-France Banqueting Hall and the lush green gardens. Pheasant Hill provided the perfect backdrop – a dreamy wedding location for those seeking to be surrounded by high aesthetics blended with tranquility and romance.

A Royally Romantic Dream

For the tablescape, we used the blues and creams from the room to influence the colour palette. Hues of dusty rose, blush and cream punctuated the bouquet, completing the ethereal feel and timeless elegance of the day. An awe-inspiring greenery installation atop the mantelpiece framed the intimate reception table, which was styled so elegantly with bud vases in soft muted tones. Individual stems of tulips and garden roses danced above the shimmering crystal-ware and French-Ceramic dinner plates. An abundance of flickering candlelight - which is always a key feature in my work - in shades of blush and white, combined with draped linens that cascaded to the floor. This was a table fit for a king and queen!

Simple, Stately, Sophisticated

The flora-design element was consistently used throughout, with Courtney from Freesia Quaint incorporating natural ivy-branches into her stunning large-scale designs; in the exquisite beaded “Blythe” headpiece which was hand-crafted by Kathleen Barry; as well as on the sophisticated hand-painted cake by Cake Box. The elegant stationery too, designed by Merieke from Rabbitstrail, exudes a classic yet modern feel with a subtle French-botanical print evident throughout the suite.

Fit for a Queen

The bride’s gown captured the fairytale-essence of this magical day! Bianca glistened in a stunning bespoke masterpiece by Simone Couture with a delicate silhouette, ruffled sleeves, flowing tulle, and understated shimmer. Lest we forget the princess’ bejeweled slippers designed by Opari! Hair and make-up were kept elegant and refined.

Jenna-Storey Photography captured the entire tone of the day perfectly. Her soft and feminine approach is so evident throughout this gallery.

Bianca and Ryan, you brought so much love and joy to this remarkable day! My wish is to provide you both with hope and excitement as we wait in anticipation for your ‘happily-ever-after!’

With thanks and credit to an incredible team:

Planning, conceptualizing and coordination: By Blythe

Photography: Jenna Storey Photography

Venue: Pheasant Hill

Flowers: Freesia Quaint

Décor and Styling: Skat Rentals

Napery: Tablecloth Hiring

Furniture: Reserved Décor

Stationery: Rabbitstrail

Confection: Cake Box

Bridal Gown: Simone Couture

Gold Hanger: By Blythe

Groom’s Suit: Frank Bespoke

Bridal Shoes: Opari

Headpiece and Accessories: Kathleen Barry

Hair and Make-up: Bianca McCann

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