We are so thrilled to be featured on Love My Dress this month for Karen and David’s beautiful Victorian botany inspired wedding.
We first met the couple back in April 2018 when they were just starting their wedding planning journey. Karen (a photographer) and David (a designer) had a great eye for style and had a clear vision of how they wanted their day to look and feel. They fell in love with our quirky outdoor ceremony options and were pleased that were only a short drive from their home in Christchurch, Dorset. The couple came to the viewing with Karen’s parents and all were excited to find out the history of Larmer Tree and the Pitt Rivers link to Oxford where Karen grew up.
Karen & David chose incredible photographers Emma & Ian from Big bouquet photography, who have worked at Larmer Tree many times, to capture their day.
The 19th October arrived and Karen & David were blessed with a beautiful sunny October wedding, showcasing Larmer Tree’s quirky, elegant surroundings in the autumn sun. They were so lucky with the weather they enjoyed their ceremony, afternoon reception and speeches all outside before heading inside for their wedding breakfast and party.
Florist Debra Marsh created Karen’s stunning bouquet which showcased some magnificent orchids. The choice of blooms and foliage worked beautifully with Larmer Tree’s green lush surroundings.
The incredibly talented Lucy from Sugar Shack and a frequent supplier at Larmer Tree created this show stopper which tasted every bit as good as it looked!
After a private tasting with chefs Mike & Nick the couple opted for a delicious shoulder of lamb with garlic & rosemary followed by lemon meringue pie. The guests enjoyed the feast in the beautiful Pavilion which was decorated with a mix of modern terrariums, succulents in terracotta pots and candles.
After dinner the evening reception got underway and the evening band Le freak got everyone up on their feet with their funk and disco.
From everyone at Larmer Tree we want to say a huge congratulations to Karen & David and we hope to see you at the gardens again very soon (perhaps for an anniversary picnic!?)