White and green luxe wedding inspiration at The Elephant Hotel, Pangbourne

Are you dreaming of a relaxed wedding with a neutral colour palette and a splash luxury? Then these ideas from a styled wedding shoot at The Elephant Hotel in Pangbourne will be right up your street! 

The shoot was initiated by Claire from The Luxe Design Company who wanted to highlight the hotel’s best features – quirky interiors, pretty garden, light-filled spaces, mouth-watering food, and it’s laid-back vibe – as well as bring together a team of talented wedding suppliers from across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire. 

With this in mind, the team created an organic, romantic and luxurious look with an abundance of greenery, touches of black and gold, combined with timeless and elegant bridal styles. To this, they added some fun and more unusual elements – two alpacas (which would make your wedding especially memorable if you surprised your guests by walking them up the aisle!) and a tuk tuk photo booth with props to dress up in. 

3 tips to help you achieve this wedding style

  1. Use elements like gold-rimmed charger plates and gold cutlery to add a hint of opulence
  2. To create a soft and romantic atmosphere as the daylight fades, choose candles and warm fairy lights
  3. Make your wedding fun and memorable by adding some quirky and/or unexpected elements 

If you’re getting married at the cosy and quirky Elephant Hotel in Pangbourne and are looking for a wedding photographer to capture your big day, please get in touch! I’d love to hear from you.


A MASSIVE thank you to the following suppliers who worked hard and had fun bringing these ideas to life: 

Concept, flowers & styling – The Luxe Design Co
Venue – The Elephant Hotel, Pangbourne
Photography – Lorna Richerby Photography
Hair & makeup – Artisse Hair & Makeup
Dresses – Bridal Reloved Wallingford
Shoes – Emmy London
Jewellery – MacAngus Designs
Hair Accessories – Designed to Sparkle
Cake – The Vanilla Spice Company
Stationery – Lunar Handlettering 
Flatlay backdrops – Capture by Lucy
Photo booth – Hello Tuk Tuk
Alpacas – Simply Alpaca
Videography – C K S Productions

As featured on the English Wedding Blog – February 2020


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