Is it possible not to be completely awestruck by this dreamy lilac wedding at The Citadel in the United Kingdom? Thanks to the combined talents in venue styling and floral design by DebonairÂ¯Venue Styling, this gorgeous ceremony embodies what fairytales are made of and ATD Photography has the pictures to prove. This is certainly a wedding to put in the books, the tented reception and floral chandelier are awe-inspiring - not not to mention the gorgeous Enzoani bride who arrived in a horse and carriage. Don't all fairytale dreams begin with the desire to marry in an enchanting castle rich with European history or perhaps this charming venue dating back to the 1820's standing at the heart of 200 acres of farmland.
Our lovely couple, Amy and Colum, met through a teammate of the groom's when he was playing football, and they have been together ever since! Just before Christmas, our groom took the bride to a romantic dinner date and proposed at home afterward, organizing a family meetup just after to celebrate. What a romantic and sentimental way to propose!
Wedding at The Citadel
Groomed gardens surrounded by stone walls adorned with thick, green ivy, towering castle structures and charming overgrowth- this was the setting in which our bride brought the vision of her wedding day to life. Olive trees and tamed hydrangea supplied natural elements among the weather fencing and carved wooden framework. The Citadel, the wedding reception's venue, is reminiscent of European architecture and renaissance wealth, whose charm is enhanced by DebonairÂ¯Venue Styling 's contribution of gorgeous lilac floral arrangements and white rose embellishments throughout the event. Their lush floral work is carried through in amazing detail from the chandelier to the fabulous cake - of course the tablescapes play a beautiful balance to harmonize the tented ambiance that is just bursting with blooms. Can you imagine the fragrance? The couple's photoshoot took place in the wild grass and flowers outside of the venue and the result was nothing short of magical. The sun was setting, casting an ethereal glow over the couple and really adds to the overall magical feel of the affair. And can we talk about that gorgeous Enzoani dress? Dazzling!
Among the many memories made, our bride recalled one that stood out in particularÂ¦
"Being in the horse andÂ¯carriageÂ¯with my dad on the way to the church, the sun shining, the sound of the church bells, and the horses that was such a special moment together. IÂ¯couldn'tÂ¯give just one, as standing at the alter with Colum saying our vows wasÂ¯extremelyÂ¯special and veryÂ¯surreal."
Thanks to the collaboration of this A-list vendor team, the bride's vision of a chic, elegant and contemporary fairytale wedding came to life in an unforgettable way.
Dress Design: Enzoani | Bridesmaids Gown Design: The Dessy GroupÂ¯| Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Event Coordination and Floral Design: DebonairÂ¯Venue Styling | Stationery: Sophie Shakespeare - White Paper EnvelopesÂ¯| Cake: Celia Cemlyn Cakes | Photography: ATD Photography | Linens: DebonairÂ¯Venue Styling | Caterer: Goose on the Loose | Ceremony Venue: Chapel of St. Lukes | Reception Venue: The Citadel | Bouquest and Ceremony Floral: Mulberry Bush Studios | Vocal Entertainment: Nibbs & Eddy | DJ: Storm Machine | SW Contributor: Jessica Ferraro