Anna and Ross’s Gorgeous Hygge Inspired Winter Ashridge House Wedding
Up on the blog today is Anna and Ross’s glorious Ashridge House wedding. The last time I was here at this estate was when Anna, Ross and I came to photograph their sunrise engagement shoot. We met at the crack of dawn, it was still dark and unfortunately the sun never came out from behind the clouds. However, Anna and Ross are such an optimistic couple, that they did not let the weather dampen their experience of having an engagement shoot together. Because of these attributes I had high expectations for their wedding day. You can see Anna and Ross’s engagement shoot here.
Anna and Ross chose to have their wedding at Ashridge House because it had great importance to them as a couple. They lived very close to the estate and frequently came on long walks and park runs around the area. Anna explained to me that they were both loved the out doors and felt that having a connection to somewhere they were getting married was important to them. They wanted their wedding to have a hygge feel and a sense of love. She described how she wanted the church to be filled with candles and blankets to enhance the Danish coined feeling of ‘hygge’.
The couple got married at the end of November on possibly one of the coldest Autumn days. This did not deter Anna from choosing the most beautiful sheer lace wedding dress from Berkhamstead Brides. Anna’s bridesmaids wore lovely matching plum floor length dresses which were in keeping with the winter wedding theme. Ross went for the traditional grey suit and tails from William Young in Hertfordshire – which all of his groomsmen wore as well. The morning was filled with love, happy tears and excitement – it was apparent from the first time that I met Anna and Ross that they were very emotionally connected. When Anna walked down the aisle to meet her husband to be, there was not a dry eye in sight and Ross could barely contain his joy to see Anna in her wedding dress for the first time.
The wedding table decoration reflected the winter hygge vibe of the wedding. Anna and Ross wanted a floral scheme that echoed the deep rich tones similar to the bridesmaids dresses of plum, grape, and blush. To emulate the feeling of hygge the mood that florists Myrtle and Bloom replicated was relaxed, natural and romantic with woodland elements to reflect the surroundings of the Ashridge House estate. They created low level table designs for the wedding breakfast tables with woodland elements, pine cones, natural moss, peppercorns and fairy lights to enhance the hygge brief.
Anna and Ross filled their wedding venue with plenty of personal touches. Their wedding cake was personally made for them by a family member and they fashioned a DIY Autumn themed photo frame with props for their Instax Polaroid photo booth. The favours that awaited their guests at the wedding breakfast were home made jars of jam which I thought was a really beautifully and unique touch.Throughout the reception Anna and Ross had chosen to have a magician entertain their guests and the last trick of the evening still has me scratching my head! A firework display rounded off a truly wonderful day. Ross and Anna hugged under the freezing night sky with their guests crowded all around them, which was exactly how they had described they wanted their Ashridge House wedding to feel. Relaxed and full of love; see for yourselves in the gallery below.
Thank you for looking through Anna and Ross’s Ashridge House wedding photographs
These are just some of the wedding suppliers that name Anna and Ross’s day so special to them.
Venue: Ashridge House
Invites: Three Paper Trees
Flowers: Myrtle and Bloom
Cake: Made by Family
Dress: Berkhamstead Brides
Shoes: Rainbow Shoes
Hair: Gorgeous Hair
MU: Gorgeous Beauty
Suit: William Young
Entertainment: The Luxury Magician
Fireworks: Pains Fire Works
If you are at all interested in using my wedding photography services, please do email me and tell me all about your wedding. With all the wonderful candle lit images on this blog, check out my piece on three ways to have a more hygge home.