real wedding –  Style-led, elevated orangery wedding with Emma Kenny

10 June 2021

We’re in danger of sounding like a broken record with our blog loving, but it’s all testament to our brilliant directory members – today’s stunning offering is the elegant orangery wedding of Emily and Elliott, captured by the super talented Emma Kenny.

If there was some kind of prize for most style-led wedding ever, Emily and Elliott would be the winners. Their wedding venue, De Vere Tortworth Court in Gloucestershire, is the perfect location if you dream of an orangery wedding; and the muted colour palette and delicious textures that they used to build upon the setting serve as the ultimate inspiration for any couple dreaming of an elevated do. The decor – and, indeed, the ceremony, outfits, and everything else – felt like it was a beautiful extension of the stunning setting, where guests were totally immersed in a different, dreamy world.

Emma Kenny, the photographer behind the gallery you can see below, described the theme of the day as: “Modern Romance. Elliott & Emily went with muted tones, natural creams and tans with pops of texture, as seen in Elliott’s Trunk Clothiers cord suit and bridesmaids dresses.” They went for a “stripped back and tonal aesthetic” which was “very personal and beautiful.”

Emily wore a vintage wedding dress from Courage My Love in Toronto, made from a white floral jacquard fabric and accentuated with pearly gold buttons. Her hair was in relaxed waves courtesy of Maria Gomez, and her dress finished just above her ankle to show off her vintage Chanel pointed heels. Their bridesmaids wore dresses in varying metallic neutral shades, while the groomsmen offset Elliott’s light corduroy look with dark, fitted suits and striped blue ties.

Flanked by tall, dark trees within the orangery wedding venue itself, the ceremony chairs were arranged to face one side of the glass dome ceiling. Emily and Elliott got married in front of a backdrop made from dried flowers, grasses and pampas, with fresh stems hanging delicately from the top. The White Horse Flower Company had also arranged some of the ethereal dried flowers into bunches and attached them to the chairs at the end of the rows, framing Emily and her bridesmaids as they walked down the aisle.

Whilst the newlyweds were being showered with confetti, toasted and then whisked away by Emma for some stunning couples’ portraits, the orangery was turned around for the reception. Guests entered the room again to see the evening sun casting the room into a stunning light, with long wedding tables set with more dried flower arrangements in neutral shades.

After dinner, Emily changed into a beautiful draped dress from A.W.A.K.E. MODE, before dancing the rest of the night away under the starsa nd the multicoloured lights.

As well as it being a visually stunning day, Elliott and Emily’s wedding was a poignant one too.  “Their wedding took place a week before the whole country went into lockdown, and they kept numbers to a minimum to make sure everyone felt safe.” Emma explains. “Emily’s family travelled from Canada for the day and I think it’s just beautiful timing as if it was a week later they would not have been able to stand beside their daughter. This day was truly meant to be!”

Congratulations Emily and Elliott on such a gorgeous day, and thanks to Emma Kenny for the photos – you can check out the rest of the gallery here, and see the suppliers below too.