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Winter wedding reception inspiration

With spring having really "sprung" this last week, it feels a little strange to be posting a winter wedding piece but, my feet have only just about touched the floor lately and I have some breathing space to write this post sharing Chloe and Ross's winter wedding from December. I have to say, the weather and styling also go to prove that winter doesn't have to mean dull or dark! Chloe and Ross had the most beautiful blue sky, sunshine filled day and we avoided anything dark and moody and kept to light blues with plenty of twinkly lights and candlelight to build the atmosphere.

Middleton Lodge wedding venue

Wedding ceremony layout at Middleton Lodge with Weddings by Jenna Hewitt

Chloe and Ross chose Middleton Lodge as their venue and hired the estate exclusively for 2 nights. If you haven't visited, you really should. The food at The Coach House is amazing and the rooms are beautiful with plenty of different options of accommodation available. I'm currently undergoing a renovation project of our Georgian home and, with this backdrop of newly earned knowledge, I can appreciate the level of time, care and attention to detail that has gone into restoring this house and estate.

Wedding place setting with knotted napkin

Styling wise, Chloe was pretty clear in her vision from the start and it involved a lot of blue and whites, which we softened with greys and added pieces of gold. I worked with Jo from Rarified Floral Design on this wedding, a new supplier contact for me and one I would highly recommend. Jo is a breath of fresh air to work with, a wonderfully calm presence and very familiar with the venue.

Bespoke wedding chocolate favours

Wedding place setting with gold and white cutlery and knotted napkin

I think one of my favourite details from the wedding were the bespoke handmade chocolates from Ollie, a local chocolate maker. Our stationery designer, Nat's Paper Studio, created labels for the individual favour boxes specially to tie in with the wedding designs.

Bride with cathedral length veil

Bride Chloe on her wedding dat at Middleton Lodge

Dream team Love Hair by Lou and Jo Clayton (make up) created a stunning look for Chloe and her bridesmaids and the entire day was captured beautifully by Sanshine. I hope you enjoy the images and inspiration as much as I did in creating them.

Jenna x


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