INSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography

4th May 2020


An outdoor British wedding always relies on a fair bit of luck so far as the weather is concerned - much like any marriage, it's about not expecting perfection, but taking sunshine and showers in your stride, together. A professional photographer will know best how to capture the day whatever the weather throws at you, as Sarah Brookes did here. The concept behind this shoot by Elizabeth of Hall & Co Event Design was all about natural beauty, and Horsley Hale Farm is an effortlessly stunning backdrop for a wedding in the wilderness!

INSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - lakeside ceremonyINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - bride and groomINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - hairINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - wedding ceremonyMulti-award-winning Horsley Hale Farm is a unique rural blank canvas just ten minutes from the historic cathedral city of Ely and half an hour from Cambridge. It boasts six acres of stunning fields, a lake, gardens, and woodland, and they put sustainability and care for the environment at the heart of everything they do. The lakeside jetty makes a spectacular location for a wedding ceremony!

In keeping with the theme, the floral arrangements by Jades Floral Design were loosely handled, and those flanking the bride and groom made use of repurposed bottles as vases. A little foliage was woven into the bride's boho plaited updo by Elly Jayne, who created a natural makeup look to complement it.

INSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - drinksINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - grazingINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes PhotographyINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - drinksA relaxed picnic-style drinks reception area was styled around a vintage wooden drinks trolley and examples of very on-trend grazing platters.

INSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - boating lakeINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - canoeINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - portraitUpping the romantic game even further, they took to the lake in a vintage wooden canoe for these beautiful portraits. They were accompanied by some of the crated floral arrangements that previously lined the aisle - always get the most out for décor by reusing it throughout the day!

INSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - reception tableINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - table flowersINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - wedding breakfastINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - place settingElizabeth explains:

"CMAs rustic tables are an organic backdrop of earthy tones mimicked in the woods whilst the wine bottles echo the green hues throughout the setting. Glass allows the charming surroundings and natural light to be drawn into the table setting through its transparency and is a fantastic way to reuse commonly found items.

The wild, seasonal flowers - also repurposed from the ceremony set up - immerse you in a meadow and continue the theme of unrefined beauty. The place settings were kept minimal to reflect the spectacular simplicity that an outdoor venue offers. The white Sophie Conran crockery offsets the woodland enchantment whilst complimenting the motif with soft, circular patterns often found in nature. Copper cutlery adds a subtle accent and nod to the Earth’s elements whilst simultaneous elevating the concept through sunshine dancing off the table."

INSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - wedding cakeINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - SpoonedSpooned showcased two different cake designs; a two-tier minimalist creation of smooth white icing and delicate greenery, and a more decorative three-tiered cake smothered in ivory buttercream and accented with roses and greenery trails.

INSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - wedding stationeryINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - Eliza May PrintsThe stationery by Eliza May Prints picked up on the thread of elegant simplicity that ran throughout the shoot, featuring modern calligraphy and foliage sprigs, with a coordinating wax seal.

INSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes PhotographyINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - veilThe weather sending more sunshine their way, the couple continued their walk through the grounds; great use was made of the light for the diaphanous veil shots. 

INSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - glamping tentsINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - glamping tentINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - bell tentHorsley Hale Farm boasts glamping accommodation on site, which is perfect for a 'back to nature' celebratory weekend with your friends and family.

INSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - sunsetINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - sunset photographsINSPIRATION - A Graceful and Green Outdoor Wedding Editorial at Horsley Hale Farm, Cambridgeshire, Concept by Hall & Co Event Design, Captured by Sarah Brookes Photography - sunset wedding photographsThey took advantage of the setting sun for one last set of images. Throughout the day, the photo shoot was all brought together by an unfaltering love of the outdoors – whatever the weather!

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Credits

Venue: Horsley Hale Farm 

Photographer: Sarah Brookes Photography 

Concept Creation & Styling: Hall & Co Event Design 

Florist: Jades Flower Design 

Hair & Makeup: Elly Jayne Makeup Artist 

Furniture Hire: CMA

Cake: Spooned 

Stationery: Eliza May Prints 


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