Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

This eclectic garden wedding set at Mount Ephraim Gardens is full of dreamy details with a Gothic touch… and the perfect inspo seeing as we are celebrating World Goth Day this week! Described perfectly as ‘a modern Gothic romance mixed with midsummer nights dream vibes’, its dark details paired with colour pop styling is perfect for any season you choose to marry in! We catch up with the team to find out all about this garden wedding with Shakespearean Gothic vibes.

 

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Inspiration

“The Shakespearean inspired shoot incorporates a Gothic modern romance with a Mid-Summer Night’s Dream vibe. Taking inspiration from the exquisite gardens of the Mount Ephraim estate, this shoot boosts opulent florals, whimsical detailing, Gothic cakes lavish dresses and a whole lot of romance!

To create this look for your own wedding day create a Pinterest board for inspiration, save ideas from Instagram, create mood boards and keep inspiration in organised folders on the different apps so it doesn’t become overwhelming. Research different suppliers and their portfolios, get an idea of their style to see if it matches what look you’re going for.”

 

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

 

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Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

 

“Set in the heart of the Kent countryside sits Mount Ephraim, a beautiful and charming family-owned venue, this 800-acre estate is brimming with beauty, nature and romance. The lovingly cared for house and gardens present one of the most breath-taking spots in the southeast of England. Mount Ephraim County House & Gardens offers a unique, classically romantic venue, with its spectacular views of the gardens and beyond into the Kent countryside, to it’s grand entrance and elegant sweeping staircase. This venue is perfect for small intimate celebrations or those planning something a little bigger! Couples have the option to tie the knot in the romantic gardens, down at the Pavilion overlooking the lake, or inside the Victorian Manor house beside the magnificent staircase. This venue also provides gorgeous accommodation for your wedding guests as well as a truly luxurious room for the happy couple!”

 

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Styling

Stylist – Extra Special Touch and A Touch of Vintage

“The styling for this shoot is inspired not only by Shakespeare tales of sincerity, flirtation and romance but by the garden themselves. The grounds of Mount Ephraim are somewhat dreamlike, showcasing vast open spaces, secluded romantic spots, enchanting rose gardens and whimsical woodlands; all the elements needed for ‘Mid-Summer Night’s Dream’ wedding vibe. This inspiration was featured in each element of the shoot, from the lavish furniture and props to the antique place settings and glassware. This Shakespearean theme can also be found in the table runner, printed with a love poem fit to make anyone’s heart swoon when reading it!”

 

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Photography

Photographer – Photos from Sophie

“We chose Photos from Sophie because her dreamy and romantic editing was the exact style we wanted for the photos. Sophie captures every detail as well as beautiful, emotive candid photos which tell a story. Her laid-back, fun and natural approach put the models at ease meaning we could get more authentic photos.”

 

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

The Bride

Dress – Together Forever Bridal

“We chose these bridal dresses not only because they complemented each other in shape and style, but the whimsical, floral detailing of the dropped waist gown worked perfectly with the surrounding of Mount Ephraim, whilst the fitted, strapless gown was fit for the grand country house. Combining these two styles shows prospective couples that you can mix and match on style, shape and colour and they can still complement one another.”

 

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Hair – Bridal Hair by Suzy

“These styles are all about showcasing the hairs natural beauty. Each person has their own style. Whether that is enhancing the curl, making the length pop or a stylish down do. The style is fabulously dramatic and all linked with the stunning flowers. It strikes the balance between playful and elegant perfectly. No need to compromise on your own style when everything links so well with a drama bloom!”

 

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Makeup – Kelli Waldock Makeup

“The make-up complemented each bride and bridesmaid’s natural features with soft, romantic tones, berry hues and a touch of shimmer. The bridesmaids wore a darker lip which worked perfectly with the black bridesmaid dresses.”

 

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

The Details

Flowers – Orchard Blooms

“The florals are designed around Shakespeare’s tales of love; their drama, passion, beauty, and enchanting bond. Each arrangement featured a variety of roses, being renowned for their connection to love and romance, it was only right to have them front and centre of each floral piece. Each rose representing a different element of love, from perfection, sincerity and gratitude, to love at first sight.”

 

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Cake – Bon Bon Cakes

“I went bold with this three tier wedding cake, channelling my inner Goth; using current trends with the drip detail, sharp edges, gold leaf features and texture. I wanted it to really pop with the contrast of the bright colour, not only found in the fresh flowers but the fruit, macarons and luxury chocolates! Standing tall on a subtle white wooden cake pedestal with a blush pink bow detailing.”

 

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Furniture & Props – The Little Wedding Warehouse

“We like to think of our furniture and prop collection as a mixture of curated vintage finds and pieces we’ve designed and made ourselves using recycled materials. This styled shoot at Mount Ephraim showcases the best of both! Our Persian rugs, French chaise lounge, dressing table and crystal chandelier were used to style and outdoor lounge, set in the gorgeous grounds of the estate. Our giant crescent moon which we hand made from reclaimed wood served as the ceremony backdrop for the stunning couple, along with our trestle and round tables for the reception; also made from reclaimed wood, fit perfectly within the natural surrounding gardens.”

 

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

 

The Team – Opulent Garden Wedding With Shakespearean Goth Vibes at Mount Ephraim Estate, Kent

Photographer Photos from Sophie @photosfromsophie

Venue Mount Ephraim Gardens @mountephraimgardensweddings / Dresses Together Forever Bridal @togetherforeverbrides / Cake: Bon Bon Cakes @bon.bon.cakes / Hair Bridal Hair by Suzy @bridalhair_by_suzy / Make up Kelli Waldock Makeup @kelliwaldockmakeupartist / Table setting A Touch of Vintage @atouchofvintageuk / Table styling Extra Special Touch @extraspecialtouch / Florist Orchard Blooms @orchardbloomsflorist / Props The Little Wedding Warehouse @littleweddingwarehouse / Poem Rhymes to Remember @rhymes_to_remember

 

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