Elena is the kind of person who has an elegant, beautiful presence that you just can’t help but notice.  As she posed for the morning bridal portraits she reminded me of a ballet dancer and sure enough Elena told me that she’d grown up dancing in Russia and it has never left her.

Grant charmed guests with his kindness; amidst all of the things he must have had on his mind that morning, he still found time to make sure I didn’t leave without one of the Russian doll favours set aside for me!   Their shared kindness and happiness was evident in every part of their beautiful wedding and it was very moving to see just how happy they were to finally be married.

I was also smitten by the lovely blue colour that Elena & Grant had chosen for their wedding.  I adored the unique blue floral arrangements and to see how the delicate details had been threaded through to so many parts of the wedding.  I have focused on a few of the beautiful details here as well as a few of my favourite portraits taken in their beautiful venue, Chilston Park Hotel… thank you Elena & Grant for sharing…xxx


This beautiful stationery was from Grant’s company trlprint  and the gorgeous flowers and designs were the creation of girlflower

1 Blue wedding invite staitonery

2 Blue hydrangeas  wedding photos

3 Chilston Park Hotel Wedding photos

I loved this touch of putting fresh flowers in the hair as well, very pretty indeed!  Elena’s striking dress was bought at Moscow’s Domvesta

4 Chilston Park Hotel wedding photos

5 Blue wedding flowers photos

And some dancing in the aisle to celebrate.. why not?!

7 Chilston Park Hotel wedding photos

Elena’s bridesmaids had travelled from Russia to be there for her special day, this was one of my favourite bridal party portraits… such great friends!

10 Chilston Wedding Photos

10a Chilston Park Wedding Photos.

11 Chilston Park Wedding Photos

The wedding breakfast was so pretty and colourful…

12 Blue wedding flowers and blue russian doll wedding favours photos

And this stunning cake was by Sophisticakes

13 Blue and white wedding cake photos

Time for a couple of evening portraits…

14 Chilston Park Wedding Photos

15 Chilston Park Wedding Photos.

and then to the first dance and time to get the party started!  Great music and sparkly dance floor by Discologic

16 Chilston Park Wedding Photos.

14 Chilston Park Wedding Photos.

The bride and bridesmaids set the tone for the rest of the party… lots of dancing and having a good time please!!

17 Chilston Park Wedding photos

18 Chilston Park Wedding photos

Such a fantastic day… congratulations once more Elena & Grant, so great to look back on your day! xxx

Elena & Grant’s suppliers and creative team were:

Venue: Chilston Park Hotel

Stationery: Trlprint

Florist: Girlflower

Wedding dress boutique: Domvesta

Cake artist: Sophisticakes

DJ & dance floor: Discologic