A stunning eclectic wedding inspiration shoot at The Coseners House

Today I am thrilled to share this stunning eclectic wedding inspiration shoot at The Coseners House in Oxfordshire.

Sometimes we focus so much on the perfect look, but being open minded and just letting what you love shine through without convention can be quite freeing.

This shoot gives you lots of ideas and highlights how some wedding venues can be really adaptable by staging three distinct and very pretty themes.

Mood boards were created and the amazing collaborative team worked hard to ensure that the details of each ‘piece’ created would fit into these individual looks.

Images were captured by Carol Elizabeth Photography.

The Venue

The Cosener’s House occupies a picturesque Thames-side position in the grounds of the medieval Abbey of Abingdon, near Oxford.

It takes its name from the Cuisinier or Kitchener (the official responsible for providing food for the Abbey), and the oldest part of the present building is the central portion which dates from the mid-eighteenth century.

The styled shoot took place in the main dining room / reception room in a gorgeous alcove overlooking the gardens.

The Photography

The aim was to capture the true colours of the shoot, from the bright, and bold of the golds and the peacock feather to a light and airy feel for the cream elegance theme.

Working alongside talented suppliers always allows for creativity and new ideas to develop, and this was wonderful to be a part of!

The Stationery

Handcrafted stationery was created to enhance the table-scapes the team were to eclectically style.

The jewelled tone peacock themed scheme came together beautifully, opulent and stylish with hints of gold with a bracket shaped table number with the royal blue double satin ribbon, gathered centrally with a ‘Windsor’ style embellishment.

A peacock feather simply tucked into the ribbon and bold gold leaf was used to add an air of luxury.

This was followed through in the same style with the individual menus which were delicately placed on the napkins, gold leaf accents and gold and royal ribbon to continue the same detail bringing in the colours binds the whole look together.

The pale pink floral theme was created using a pale blush table runner complimenting perfectly with blush pink ribbon, and floral accents on the stationery.

The pinky tones of the floral arrangements and the vintage style glassware added the romantic feel and a light and delicate air.

Styling and Flowers

Bright Bold and Beautiful

Bright colour was the inspiration behind this Peacock Jewelled look. with a bold chiffon table runner, in off teal, creating the backdrop to the overall setting.

Gold created an opulent feel, adding those extra details with geo tea light holders, elegant tall candlestick holders and gold urn.

A selection of bold, bright fresh flowers created the pièce de résistance with pretty Ester & Erik Tapper Candles in Peacock blue complimenting the handmade turquoise glassware.

Cream and Glass Elegance

When you picture a stunning backdrop of a Manor House nestled on the beds of the River Thames it sounds wonderful doesn’t it?

To capture a feel of timeless elegance hydrangeas quintessentially associated with the British garden, were used to bring the look to this setting. with faux blooms from Country Baskets nestled onto an elegant ripple vase.

Cut glass bud vases continued with the feel and by adding the pop of colour with fresh blooms complimented the stunning soft pink chiffon runner wonderfully.

This look was finished off with stunning napkin details of pearls & floral blooms and again pretty Ester & Erik Taper Candles in Dusky Pink.

Foliage Tablescape

Greenery is a bang on wedding trend and to supercharge this look a wonderful, foliage filled tablescape was created.

An abundance of greenery from Florismart Birmingham wasused to create the overall tone of the floral display with spring blooms added to soften the overall feel.

Candles, which always create a romantic & intimate atmosphere were added too..

Aren’t all these very different looks beautiful!

Thank you so much to Carol and all those in the collaborative team for their work showcasing beautifully the versatility of look in the venue and their incredible creativity.


Shoot Credits

Venue – The Cosener’s House

Photography – Carol Elizabeth Photography

Styling and Flowers – The Final Flourish

Stationery – I Heart It Wedding Stationery



UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style based in Glasgow

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