I love summer weddings, garden celebrations and multicultural couples – so I was thrilled to be asked to capture this Nurstead Court wedding inspiration shoot with a summer garden theme. Cynthia, the wedding planner behind Kimberley Rose Events, pulled together a fantastic team of suppliers and I loved photographing their beautiful work.  When I discovered I could also photograph Chloe with Boris, a stunning bay horse, the day was perfect. I’m always happy when I find venues that welcome furry guests and have gorgeous garden grounds – and hope this gives you lots of ideas for your own garden wedding celebration.

Nurstead Court Wedding – Kent Wedding Venue

Nurstead Court is a beautiful country house – an exclusive use Kent wedding venue which also offers luxury accommodation for your wedding party. There’s a beautiful four poster bed in the bridal suite, which is light and airy making it an ideal spot for bridal portraits – here showcasing the stunning garden rose bouquet by Gaynor from wedding florist Bailey & Blossom

Nurstead Court Accomodation

There’s a light and airy room in the main house for an indoor ceremony – with large windows on three sides and a feature chandelier.

Kent wedding venue

But for me, the beautiful English country garden is what makes Nurstead Court such a special venue. Whether it’s for a garden ceremony or drinks reception, an outdoor meal or dancing under the stars.

Nurstead Court Wedding

I’m also a big book lover and with French doors opening out onto the garden, the old library is perfect for a cozy evening reception and a romantic first dance.

Nurstead Court Library Wedding

Nurstead Court Wedding – Garden Wedding Inspiration

I was lucky to work with some amazingly talented wedding suppliers for this Nurstead Court wedding shoot who produced bespoke pieces from sugar flower cakes to exquisite biscuits, three different wedding dresses with complimentary make up and hair styles, and stunning tablewear.

Delicate pink wedding stationery with a fern design starting the garden theme were created by bespoke stationery designer Jacquie at White Olive Designs

pink wedding invitation

Emily Mickelburgh created natural and glowing bridal make up as well as a mix of loose long curls and chic up dos, adapted for each of the three wedding dresses from designer Kate Edmondson

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Kate Feakins created a a simple white two tier wedding cake with a delicate pink sugar flower and hand painted leaves, perfect for a garden themed wedding.

wedding cake with pink flower

Lisa at Little Fancies made incredibly ornate iced biscuits, handmade with amazing precision – these are perfect as a bespoke favour and they can be personalised to show your wedding dress.

bespoke bridal biscuits

The garden tablescape included gorgeous tableware from Ellen at Vintage Flair paired with linens and chargers from Lily & Lavender

summer garden wedding tablescape


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English wedding blog featured this shoot, and editor Claire said: “I’m feeling very tranquil right now, having scrolled through all of the wonderful images… This is pure beauty, sophisticated and timeless wedding style for you to fall in love with, take away and turn into your own”

The shoot was also featured on Chic & stylish wedding where they described it “Overflowing with romance, beauty and elegance! …be inspired if you are dreaming of having an outdoor garden wedding

If you’re planning your own garden wedding you might also like to browse my top London garden wedding venues and check out this garden wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire. You’ll also find more multicultural outdoor wedding ideas at this garden wedding at Fennes, and this shades of grey outdoor wedding inspiration shoot.

I’d love to talk to you about capturing your wedding – please send me a message

Thanks to the super talented team involved in this Nurstead Court inspiration shoot:

Venue: Nurstead Court
Florist: Bailey and Blossom Flowers Silk Ribbons: Silk & Purl
Design & Styling: Kimberley Rose Designs
Vintage Crockery: Vintage Flair Linen & Chargers: Lily & Lavender
Hair & Makeup: Emily Mickelburgh
Dresses: Kate Edmondson Bridal
Cake: Kate Feakins Cake Design
Models: Chloe and Piyush
Biscuits: Little Fancies
Stationery: White Olive Designs
Kent Wedding Photographer: Hannah Larkin Photography