Elegant Soft Pink Wedding in Grade 1 Listed Country House: Zofia & Hugh
Utterly romantic soft pink tones dominate this grade 1 listed country house wedding that’s up on the blog today.
Zofia & Hugh coordinated the styling of their big day to complement this magnificent (recently privately owned) residence – with gold accessories and late 18th-century style centrepieces – this is one wedding that combines modern, traditional and vintage elements to create a spectacularly pretty day.
Words by Zofia. Images by Lara Frost Photography
We chose Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham as our venue as we have so many fond memories surrounding the beautiful house. I took my first steps on the grass right outside of the house and have memories of walking past the house regularly with my grandad who would tell me all about the history of the house.
Mine and Hugh’s first date was a walk, which was right past the house. I distinctly remember stopping and standing near the fence overlooking the house. It was January and probably -5 degrees. I was wanting to impress so instead of wearing a sensible warm coat I opted for my little-cropped leather jacket. I was so so cold I couldn’t feel my hands and had to ask Hugh to fasten up my jacket.
My wedding dress, hair-jewellery & earrings were all from The Little Pear Bridal Boutique in Pickering, North Yorkshire. I loved the pale silvery colour and the A-line shape of the dress.
I also LOVED the little capped laced shoulder sleeves.
When meeting our florist Catherine for the first time I immediately felt her passion for weddings and floristry, I felt she was as excited as I was for my wedding!! She had loads of amazing ideas and without realizing, she guided me throughout the whole process.
The most memorable moment for me was the ceremony. I will always treasure the moment Hugh and I first saw each other. Surprisingly, I was not emotional at all, just so, so happy. Although I could see a few tears floating in Hugh’s eyes.
When it came to the decor and styling of the wedding I loved the pinky/natural tones with gold accessories. I didn’t want to use bright or loud colours because I wanted the grandness of the house itself to take centre stage.
So where possible I tried to keep “in keeping” with the house. For example; my centrepieces were dutch master style punch bowl arrangements, as after researching this, this is what would have been used in the house during the prime of its time (late 18th Century/Early 19th Century).
I went for a semi-naked wedding cake decorated with flowers from Sweetpea & Thyme (Hugh and I don’t like fondant icing). Plus, I loved the look of the semi-naked cakes.
Our wedding photographer Lara was AMAZING, she captured our day perfectly. The photos are absolutely stunning and bring me to tears each time I look at them.
If we could impart any words of wisdom to other brides and grooms planning their big days we would say…
Enjoy every moment of your wedding planning and most importantly the day, because it goes way too fast.
And, Yes, it probably may get stressful at times, but my advice would be “Don’t sweat the small stuff” Remember you’re marrying the love of your life and that’s all that matters in the end.
Congratulations Zofia and Hugh and thanks to the lovely photographer Lara for sharing their lovely wedding with us.
wedding credits / photographer: lara frost photography / wedding venue: wentworth woodhouse / brides dress and accessories: the little pear bridal boutique / grooms suit: reece ford suit hire / brides shoes: debenhams / bridesmaid dresses: monsoon / bridesmaid shoes: m&s / hair: harriet harvey hair / florist: sweetpea and thyme / wedding cake: best cakes / stationery: amy bailey designs