Flaxbourne Gardens Wedding – Danielle and Josh
13th August 2016
Danielle and Josh eloped at St Faith’s Church in Newton Longville, which had been part of the family for decades, and held their wedding reception at Flaxbourne gardens in Aspley Guise. The bride got ready at her home, just a two minute walk from the church. She chose vibrant pink bouquets with gypsophila, a beautiful low back, a-line dress and the most incredible diamante Ted Baker shoes I’ve ever seen! Danielle managed to hold back the tears when she was handed a Tiffany and Co box with a note from Josh. As soon as Danielle was ready, her mum and dad walked in to see her in her dress for the first time…no one could hold back the tears! After an emotional moment with her dad, the bride and her wedding party made their way to the church.
The ceremony was heartfelt and filled with emotion. It was a lovely hot August day so the guests congregated outside to wave the couple off to their reception venue.
The wedding continued at Flaxbourne Gardens, an extraordinary garden in Aspley Guise, Bedfordshire just outside of Milton Keynes. The venue had so many great spots to photograph it was hard to choose! As you enter you pass a small moated castle, some romantic candlelit caves followed by a beautiful Roman arched gateway.
The marquee was decorated in a pretty and rustic style with pink bunting, mason jars wrapped in ribbon and lots of framed photographs from their engagement session in Linford Woods…they even had an old fashioned sweet cart. After a delicious three course meal, the father of the bride delivered a hilarious speech and a pretty impressive magic trick.
After the speeches, we went to get some pictures of the couple in the idyllic surroundings. The sun was setting so the light was soft and pretty…perfect! Danielle and Josh were a delight to photograph and I left them dancing the night away.
Florist – Heaven Scent Flowers and Events
Caterer – The Cross Keys
You can view Danielle and Josh’s engagement session here: Linford Woods Engagement
Photographing Weddings at Flaxbourne Gardens
Flaxbourne gardens is an award winning wedding venue located in the heart of the Bedfordshire countryside in Aspley Guise. As a wedding photographer based in Woburn Sands, this romantic spot is a favourite place to elope for a lot of couples in Milton Keynes. Guests enter the venue through a hidden grotto with a waterfall before making their way to the gardens. There are so many amazing spots for group photos and portraits. The monumental Roman stone arches frame the wedding party and family photos beautifully and the pretty red bridge over the lily pond provides a colourful backdrop for couple portraits. Past the picturesque gardens is the Paddock lawn which is set up with a marquee that can seat up to 150 people for wedding receptions. When it comes to the wedding ceremony, some people choose to say their vows in the summerhouse whilst others get married outside under the stone arches – if the weather permits. If you’re getting married at Flaxbourne gardens and looking for a Milton Keynes wedding photographer to document your day, I’d love to hear from you.