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English Heritage opulence for a luxe autumn Boho Bride – Cleeve Abbey

We were privileged to be invited to create a dash of Blue Fizz magic at one of English Heritage’s most stunning sites – Cleeve Abbey

The Cistercian Abbey of Cleeve is one of the undiscovered jewels of Somerset.

The cloister buildings including the gatehouse, 15th century refectory with its glorious angel roof and great dormitory offer visitors a fabulous glimpse of Monastic Life over 800 years ago.

This historic site, located in a beautiful valley, can now be hired as a wedding venue.

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Our brief was to create an inspiration board to sympathetically complement the venue, embrace the season and a bohemian bridal vision – and so was born – the Autumn Boho Bride.

Working alongside Claire Bowring who provided the introduction, we set to work at sourcing a fabulous team to deliver the theme as chosen by Linus of Linus Moran photography.

Having created an inspiration board for the team to work with, we developed the muted colour palette of autumn plums, greens and neutrals, adding texture for definition and interest. We used the English Heritage designer throw (as donned by our model Kelly in some of the images) as central focus – bringing together the styling elements and putting them into the context of the stunning backdrop of Cleeve Abbey.

The shoot showcases how beautifully one colour can work in a number of schemes if you work with varying shades and textures. The shoot beautifully portrays how a traditional English heritage style can be very current and directional paired with the right couple and the right design – an eclectic mix of loveliness!

We wanted the images of the bride and groom to portray an elegance with a little drama – a bride mindful of her environment, connecting with it, reflecting the beauty of a historic period in time. Linus captures this beautifully behind the lens.

Our table setting evokes a rustic elegance and reflects the history of the building – we selected timeless pieces, authentic and original, natural, elegant.

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We also wanted to share with you our general moodboard, by way of showcasing how inspiration took our ideas from vision to reality. We thoroughly recommend doing this, it’s such a fantastic way to hone ideas, manage expectations and is a brilliant point of reference for your wedding suppliers. If you haven’t already – set yourself up with a Pinterest account, you’ll have your wedding ideas put together in no time! Do take a look at our pinterest boards for ideas and inspiration

At Blue Fizz, we can offer this styling service to all our lovely brides to be.


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