27 Jul

Stunning Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Sooo… does it get any more beautiful than this stunning Vintage English Garden Wedding from Events by Heather Ham?! Everything about this styled shoot {which was beautifully captured by Picotte Weddings} is just downright dreamy: the lovely mix of soft & bright pinks with vibrant blues, the gorgeous flowers displayed in vintage glassware and tea pots, the whimsical calligraphy adorning everything from invitations to photo props, the fabulous escort card display inside a vintage suitcase filled with moss and potted herbs, the playful photo booth set up…. I could go on!

It’s probably a better idea to just let you see for yourself though, so without further adieu, here we go with the rest of the eye candy buffet:

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding

Vintage English Garden Wedding


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Heather

“It all started with a bouquet. I saw this amazing bouquet in all warm and bright shades of pinks and oranges tied off with a vibrant teal ribbon. I’d always wanted to do a wedding inspired by it, so when Susan, of Peony & Plum approached me, I showed her the bouquet and our brains started to churn with ideas.

As each vendor agreed to be a part of this inspiration shoot, all of the pieces just seemed to fit and the look we were going for seemed to just fall into place as if each of us was just the right puzzle piece and fit together seamlessly to create this Antique English Garden inspiration. And an inspiration shoot was truly realized through the eye of our amazing and wonderful photographer, Suthi Picotte of Picotte Weddings.

Stone Manor, where the inspiration shoot took place, is a hidden gem in the mountains of Malibu, has a breathtaking view of the Pacific Coast and has so much character and charm, that pulled the whole look together. To offset the very meticulous grounds and stone laid walkways and walls, we chose to use all vintage pieces from a farm table, to mismatching chairs, antique glassware, and some fabulous vintage suitcases. We has so much fun perusing through all of the items that Archive Vintage Rentals had to offer, that it was hard to narrow down our selections, as everything they have is fantastic. They even have a vintage Airstream trailer, which didn’t work for this inspiration but we’re dying to use it for another one.

The flowers, oh the flowers. Peony & Plum did an amazing job. The flowers were just marvelous… whimsical… breathtaking. I was blown away when Susan arrived with all of the arrangements, many of which were in white ceramic pitchers to add a little country home feel to the day, a bit more casual, but still classy. Susan also placed peonies, garden roses, hanging amaranthus, moss, berries, and herbs in an eclectic mix of vessels in shades of pinks and blues from Archive Vintage Rentals.

One of my favorite vintage rental pieces of the day was the aqua blue sideboard. We placed this sideboard as the escort card table beneath an ivy covered arch that framed it perfectly. We placed moss and potted herbs in a vintage suitcase with paper escort cards from Calligraphy Katrina. We had fun with the props and added moss and flowers peaking out of the top drawer and stacked some more vintage suitcases and pitchers overflowing with peonies, garden roses, and amaranthus.

Fantasy Frostings blew me away with this simple, yet truly unique cake with custom made fondant flowers that look like fabric that had been folded to form whimsical roses. The cake was placed on top of a vintage suitcase on top of the same antique aqua sideboard in front of a custom photo booth backdrop created by Picott Photo with sewn fabric panels in coordinating patterns and colors to go with the color scheme and the vintage vibe of the whole inspiration. As you can tell, we had a lot of fun with props on this table including the crocheted table runners

And the main table, oh did we have fun with this. We wanted to showcase the charm of the vintage furniture from Archive and really enhance it’s history with all of the sweet elements of the flowers, pillows in coordinating colors from La Tavola, and all of the table top details. We had a cloud shape that was incorporated into all of the main stationary pieces from the invitation to the oh so sweet menu cards in coordinating light pink and turquoise blue, which had an alternative mauve or turquoise velveteen ribbon and each then adorned with it’s own antique brooch.

The centerpieces were an array of pink and blue antique glassware, mason jars, white ceramic pitchers, and cake plates all filled with peonies, garden roses, amaranthus, lisianthus, berries, and herbs. Susan also created a small flower piece to place in the chandelier that was custom made by the owners of Stone Manor and their landscape lighting company. The property is filled with it from chandeliers to smaller lighting in the shapes of flowers, mushrooms, and lanterns.

Our models, Kristen and Dan, got married this past summer and jumped at the chance to take more wedding pictures. Stacy Bisel did a fantastic job on Kristen’s hair and makeup giving her a soft and romantic look. The ‘bride’ wore a custom couture gown from the ever so talented Alina Pizzano who created this crocheted masterpiece.

They had so much fun with the custom photo booth, and who doesn’t love props like a chalkboard speech bubble, lips, and mustaches. Suthi took them all over the grounds to capture some romantics of the couple. We also created an outdoor living room complete with a rocking chair, antique mirror, and a birdcage.

And Calligraphy Katrina put all of the finishing touches together with all of the paper goods, creating a custom invitation set (through her couture line of stationary called Maison Du Papier) using the cloud shaped pattern, as well as the escort cards, photo booth sign, menus, beverage tent cards, plus Bride & Groom Pennants that read ‘Kristen’s Hubby’ and ‘Daniel’s Wifey’. It’s all about the personal touches that truly brings an event to life and makes it one of a kind.”


– Floral Designer: Peony & Plum
– Event Designer: Events by Heather Ham
– Photography, Cinematography, & Photo Booth: Picotte Weddings
– Location: Stone Manor
– Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals
– Linens:La Tavola
– Cake: Fantasy Frostings
– Invitations & Calligraphy: Calligraphy Katrina
– Dress: Alina Pizzano Couture
– Hair & Makeup: Stacy Bisel Make-up & Hair Design


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Ebony SAYS:

OMGeeshhhhh, that blue sidebar had me at HELLO!!!!!!!! LOVE everything about this…..

Fantastic WORK! Gorgeous!

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July 27, 2011 at 11:09 am

Events by Heather Ham SAYS:

Thanks Ebony! I really appreciate it. The sideboard was from Archive Vintage Rentals, as were most of the props and rentals we used. Love them!!!

July 27, 2011 at 11:54 am


That dress and all the dreamy blush satin is making me swoon over the moon. SO gorgeous. The bright blue really mods it up.THAT DRESS!!!

July 27, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Frances SAYS:

What a gorgeous wedding! So unusual. I love it!

July 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Allie D. SAYS:

The teal and the pinks are just delicious. The succulent display in the suitcase was so unique. The photo booth pictures were my favorite! A stunning wedding, indeed!

July 27, 2011 at 2:10 pm

offset printing SAYS:

Stunning! That was the first thing that came into my mind upon seeing the photos and the arrangements that you did were really great. I think the pink and blue made a great combination. And the flowers and other designs are really complementing with the mood of the couple, they all look lovely.

July 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Party Girl SAYS:

The most gorgeous wedding cake table I’ve ever seen and all the colors are truly breathtaking…everything is so beautiful!

July 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Tracy B. SAYS:

I love the teal and pink color theme! Oh what a beautiful wedding!

And the crocheted wedding dress is awesome. That had to take a lot of time and detail to make!

July 27, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Nadia SAYS:

This is so gorgeous and beautiful, I’m speechless!

I love it :))) I wish I marry again just to recreate this one (for the same man, of course ;)

July 27, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Weddings SAYS:

So romantic! I wish I can hold a wedding there.

July 28, 2011 at 12:47 am

antique engagement rings SAYS:

I always love your looks.. but we especially love vintage!

July 28, 2011 at 3:32 am

Anne SAYS:

Looking at your photos makes me want to get married again! Beautifully done!

July 29, 2011 at 6:02 am

Maggie SAYS:

I love this, but I wish it was a REAL event and not just a photo shoot. I would like to see some features of a real life event like this. This is great inspiration. Everything is starting to be a styled photo shoot, let’s see the real deal!

July 29, 2011 at 8:28 am

jenn s. SAYS:

I think the goal is that hopefully a bride-to-be will see this and use it as inspiration recreate it for her wedding! I’m sure Heather wouldn’t mind doing a full blown wedding with this theme, right Heather? ;) I think planners just love the creative freedom that comes with doing a styled shoot, which is why there are more of them lately – it’s amazing what they can come up with when there are no limits on their vision. Hopefully one day we’ll be able to feature the wedding that was inspired by this shoot – I’m all for that! :)

July 29, 2011 at 9:15 am

Gayle SAYS:

It doesn’t get much more perfect than this. What a STUNNING shoot. The colours are just so beautiful and sweet and the coordination is just so well done. I adore this!

August 1, 2011 at 4:31 am

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August 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm

katrina SAYS:

So Sweet <3

August 5, 2011 at 12:05 pm

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August 7, 2011 at 6:58 pm

keri SAYS:

Wow, so many intricate details. It must have taken forever to put that together. I love the touches of color. And the setting definitely does look English. Nice photos set!
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August 9, 2011 at 9:50 am

Johana Ufa SAYS:

So beautiful. Amazing!

August 13, 2012 at 8:00 pm

wedding dresses SAYS:

So beautiful! I wish I can hold a wedding there. Full of colorful.

October 16, 2012 at 3:18 am
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