the first elopement wedding of the season; leanne & sam

the first elopement wedding; leanne & sam


On Monday we had our first elopement wedding of the season and what a fab wedding to kickstart the winter wedding season. Pinks, purples & peaches, chocolate delights, woodland adventures, and gorgeous dresses… It’s all happening at Ever After!

first elopement bride groom and baby


the dress

Leanne wore a stunning ivory chiffon number, with beautiful shoulder & back detail. I loved the relaxed look she was going for, and it worked perfectly with her flowers (which we’ll explore next).

first elopement brides dress hanging by mirror

first elopement bride in wedding dress holding flowers

first elopement bride in woods back detail of dress

And it wasn’t just Leanne’s dress which stole the show… Their super-cute daughter had the most wonderful box-pleated skirt with a large purple, pink & blue flower pattern.

first elopement daughter's dress

first elopement daughter in ceremony



the flowers

Amanda is at it again, and created some wonderful flowers for the first elopement. As always, I can’t wait to see what the rest are like!

first elopement bridal bouquet closeup

first elopement bridal bouquet from above

Leanne’s dress had a relaxed and rustic feel, and the bouquet matched her style perfectly. The soft pinks & peaches of the flowers complimented the simplistic wedding dress, whilst still adding that all-important pop of colour, and the wild foliage finished the bouquet off perfectly, enhancing the rustic theme. Plus, check out that flower crown!

first elopement bridal bouquet

first elopement flower crown on bride


the styling

Leanne & Sam were quite relaxed about the styling for their wedding, so we picked out elements from the flowers and styled the wedding breakfast table accordingly. Green tablecloths were a must to tie-in with the foliage, and we selected purple napkins which were a perfect colour-match to the deep purple flowers in Leanne’s bouquet.

first elopement table setup

For glassware, we went with silver water glasses in addition to the clear crystal wine glasses and champagne flutes. Any vibrant colour in the glasses would have clashed with the table set-up, but at the same time a third clear crystal glasses wouldn’t have had the same edge as the silver added some depth to the overall look.

first elopement silver glasses

And to finish the look, we added a selection of bark and rose-gold tea light holders, along with some green & purple ones (brilliantly matching the rest of the table!). We also chose a bark bouquet holder for the centrepiece.

first elopement table setup candles and centrepiece


the cake

A scrumptious chocolate number, with peach flowers and a silver cake stand. Super cute, and we assume super yummy (didn’t quite manage to sneak a slice…).

first elopement wedding cake

first elopement wedding cake flowers closeup

first elopement wedding cake fro above


woodland adventure

Couples have a huge amount of space to roam around in here, and Leanne & Sam decided to book their photographer for an additional hour to allow time to venture off into the woods. Fantastic idea as their woodland photos are fab.

first elopement woodland picture

first elopement closeup of couple

first elopement woodland picture distance

first elopement couple on rock in river

first elopement bride in wellie boots

first elopement bride and groom on quadbike

Looks like fun!



So that’s it for the first elopement of the season. Keep your eyes peeled for more elopements as the season unravels… And check out our throwback thursday post for one of last year’s weddings!

photography: amber from liberty pearl

flowers: amanda randell

cake: boo to a goose 


first elopement bride and groom sharing a kiss




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