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An English Hunting Weekend!

I love the idea of a wedding on a blustery autumn day during hunting season in the English countryside.  Now, I don’t think it is necessary to actually take up arms on your wedding day but infusing a few of the traditions into your nuptials would make for a very chic affair.

The Dress

I adore the dress above (by Dolce&Gabbana via Vogue) and think it would be the the tops worn as a wedding dress.  I could also see this tartan number looking amazing as a ‘less than traditional’ wedding dress.


The Design

(photos by Jen Huang)

The deep colors in this bouquet coupled with the earthy textures of the berries and herbal foliage make it perfect for the English countryside.

(photos by mademoiselle fiona)

I prefer the deep colors in the bouquet for this particular design but think having trophies overflowing with lush blooms would be the perfect accent to the ‘English Hunting Weekend’ tablescape.

The Details

I love stirrup cups! They are called that because it is tradition to serve your guests a little tipple in them when they have their feet in the stirrups; either as they first arrive or right before they are set off.  I think serving a welcome drink or toast in stirrup cups would be a gorgeous way of greeting your guests.

Serving a luncheon or hunt breakfast would be the perfect way of celebrating with your friends and family.  I love the menu and descriptions found here about a traditional hunt breakfast.

Let’s not forget the wedding party.  I think bridesmaids in jodhpurs and tailored jackets would be gorgeous! Now, insert Matthew Crawley as the groom and we’re talking.