Stylish LGBTQ+ wedding at Hodsock Priory
You can’t go wrong with a chic black and white colour scheme for your wedding. Monochrome styling always manages to create a luxurious and glamorous vibe for your big day, whatever the time of year. We adore the elegant styling of this winter LGBTQ+ wedding at Hodsock Priory. With photography and concept by Esther Louise Triffitt this styled shoot at our historic country house wedding venue is packed with inspiration on creating a modern, romantic aesthetic. Pinterest boards at the ready…
Real-life couple goals, Marley and Clara, stuck to a monochrome theme for their wedding outfits. Marley looked sharp in a timeless black tux, while the oversized, white floral buttonhole added a contemporary feel.
Clara looked incredible in a simple, spaghetti strap wedding dress, with low-cut sides adding a quirky touch. She also modelled a more fashion-forward bridal style, in a plunge neck, appliqued wedding dress complete with tulle butterfly sleeves, which looked so cool against the historic backdrop of Hodsock Priory.
We are so in love with this modern twist on a traditional veil, by Rebecca Anne Designs. It’s embroidered with one of our favourite romantic literary quotes by Emily Bronte: “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same”.
The wedding flowers
Hodsock Priory’s grand interiors provide the perfect setting for some dramatic floral arrangements. Florists Gigil and Bloom pushed the boundaries to come up with truly stunning wedding flowers that helped set the scene for a stylish celebration. The wedding breakfast table was decorated with glass vases of gypsophila, bringing texture and a touch of whimsy to the set-up.
Hanging branches of honesty (lunaria) above the table created an unforgettable, statement look for this stylish wedding day. It’s a great way of creating a floral centrepiece on a long table, without blocking your view of your wedding guests opposite.
The wedding cake
The 5-tier, all-white wedding cake, by Caroline Debonnaire, was decorated with blousy sugar flowers for a super-luxurious effect. Despite its pared-back colour scheme, this was a true showstopper of a wedding cake. If you’re planning a smaller wedding at Hodsock Priory, a cake like this would work just as well as a 2-tier design.
The wedding stationery
Investing in good quality wedding stationery sets the tone for your day from the very start. This beautiful, minimalist range of save the dates and invitations gives a glimpse of the kind of stylish wedding to come.
Each invitation is wrapped with thread, with the unexpected addition of a feather embellishment. We love how this theme has been carried on through the table number designs and menus.
Styling your wedding at Hodsock Prior
The natural light in Hodsock Priory’s Buchanan Hall is something else. Huge, floor to ceiling windows let the light pour in. The addition of hanging fabric and gypsophila create a focal point for a romantic ceremony spot.
The table settings are a sophisticated monochrome display, with a black tablecloth instantly adding drama. The glass vases of gypsophila, twinkling tea lights, gold cutlery and simple place names give the table a luxe look, without blowing the budget.
Book your LGBTQ+ wedding at Hodsock Priory
However you identify, Hodsock Priory is an inclusive, LGBTQ+ friendly wedding venue and our events team will go out of their way to help you plan and throw the most incredible celebration. If you’re searching for a luxurious, exclusive-use wedding venue in Nottinghamshire we’d love to meet you and show you around Hodsock. Just click here to arrange your viewing or find out more about our availability.
Credits for our stylish LGBTQ+wedding shoot:
Venue and concept: @hodsock.priory
Photography and concept: @essieloutriffittphotography
Accessories: @rachelsokhalbridal @kiriandbelle
Shoes and accessories: @ivorywhitebridal
Dresses: @pronovias @essenseofaustralia