An English Garden Photo Shoot by Jessica Claire + Lindye Galloway Events
March 24, 2011

With the Royal Wedding just around the corner, this English garden inspiration photographed by uber talent, Jessica Claire is just the thing to get us in a tea-sipping, wonderful hat wearing kind of mood. Of course, we're ALWAYS in the mood for a little gorgeous photo shoot gazing and all the fabulous details crafted by Lindye Galloway Events make for one pretty, pretty show. See more of this garden fete in the gallery.

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From Lindye Galloway... With the royal wedding on the horizon, it seemed only appropriate to give our spin on an “English Garden Wedding.” Inspired by big hats, tea, bold colors and English interior design, this shoot was dripping in royalty. We wanted to infuse the best of English design, in its vintage and timeless nature, but give it a refined and modern touch.  We also wanted to create custom pieces inspired by the country that would stand as a unique statement in the shoot.

Without a doubt, we think of tea when we think of England, right?!  Pinky up!  Out of this came the custom chandelier that hung over the head table. I hand made this piece out of 700 tea bags to create a chandelier fitting for the English photo shoot. The plate wall was drawn about from English interior design.  I wanted to design a unique piece that would be the backdrop to the couple’s nuptials, so I hand made this wall out of textured fabric and 26 different plates.

Of course, working with incredible vendors made this possible. Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club set the stage in their gorgeous garden, while Found Vintage Rentals created the scenes in which our English wedding would take place.  Bringing in multiple colors, shapes, textures, and styles the featured pieces reflect that of English furniture, with a refined touch.

The floral arrangements were a true piece of art, created by Art with Nature.  Working with an array of flowers, colors, and urns, these arrangements were perfectly suited for an English garden wedding. The darling stationery pieces, created by Paper Cut Industries, carried the royal garden theme throughout, from the escort cards to place cards and menus.  And who wouldn’t want to dive into the impeccable cake?!  With a very unique design, this cake offered a stylish and tasty addition to our shoot, created by A Wish and a Whisk.

The bride was outfitted in a knee-length, delicately laced, Anthropologie dress, while the bridesmaids wore fabulous dresses by Bella Bridesmaid.  Each of these gorgeous models were adorned with incredible hats by Twigs and Honey and Kokin, which truly topped off their English look.  And the models were extra stunning by the talented hands of Design Visage with hair and make-up.

And, of course the absolutely incredible Jessica Claire captured each and every detail.  Each photo she took is a piece of art and perfectly highlights this English Garden photo shoot.

Wedding Photographer: Jessica Claire / Wedding Designer/Coordinator: Lindye Galloway Events / Wedding Venue: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club / Florist: Art with Nature / Event Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals / Wedding Stationary: Paper Cut Industries / Wedding Cake: A Wish and a Whisk / Hair & Makeup: Design Visage / Jeweled Cap and Feather Mini Hats: Twigs & Honey / Bird Cage Hair Piece: Kokin / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid (Orange County) / Bride’s Dress: Anthropologie / Bride's Shrug: Kate Towers / Models: + + / Film Work: Richard Photo