If you’re a lover of any of Jane Austen’s novels, then today’s simplistic European wedding inspiration shoot will be right up your alley. Set in an 18th century mansion in England, we see a sweet elopement in which the couple wistfully wanders through the elegant home and property (in amazing style, we need to add! Check out those stunning gowns!) and enjoy a dinner set for two. This shoot gives us the perfect reminder that no matter how small or large your wedding is, an elegant sense of restraint and simplicity can create the perfect space for a couple to enjoy their love in.
Read on for more from the photographer, Inna Kostukovky:
“The inspiration for this styled elopement shoot came from Jane Austen’s England. The venue, located in lush English countryside and named Nonsuch Mansion, was constructed under the reign of George III. It features elegant and spacious state rooms, striking parapets and stunning flowering gardens – the perfect backdrop for charming and stylish elopement. Perhaps the best description of the day is that it was quietly subtle. The tone was one of absolute ease and charm; the details were handled with such gentle touches that the unperceptive observer might have concluded that the decor and the surroundings are quite natural for the couple. The stylist’s method was magical in its disarmingly simple direction. They incorporated subtle hues of beige and gold to complement the spacious interior of the Mansion. A simple romantic gown by Cathytelle added to the harmonious atmosphere of tranquility and tender playfulness, while the halls of the Mansion came alive with emotion, romance and warmth – sensations that can be awoken by masterful hands of a stylist who understands history, tradition and the subtle art of balance.”
Photographer: Inna Kostukovsky | Planners/Organizers: Wedding Blues Agency | Event Design and Props: WedHead | Florals: Okishima Simmonds | Makeup & Hair: Lin & Lo Makeup | Creative Director: Irina Ruban | Venue: Nonsuch Mansion | Wedding Gown: Cathytelle
Take a less is more approach to planning your wedding, and focus on the moments and the memories.