English manor weddings (or what us Americans would so fantastically assume are castle weddings!) can often be grand, opulent, royal & formal – and that’s great, we feature and swoon over them so often! But have you ever seen an estate wedding filled with such light-hearted whimsy as this animal-themed fête?
Hannah & David celebrated their wild & beautiful wedding with their adorable daughter Azalea at Aynhoe Park. Throughout the home’s regular decor we see taxidermied African mammals like lions, hippos and even a giraffe – which fits so nicely in the tall ceilings of their stunning ballroom. Paper goods were made to match featuring whimsical creatures in seating charts and beyond. Even peacock feathers so elegantly found their way into the complementing floral arrangements.
We adore how unafraid the duo were to make this formal space so cheery & light-hearted – beyond the animal decor, balloons floated above an opulent dinner space and rows of disco balls lit up the dancefloor – likely not a scene Aynhoe Park had seen many times over the past 900 years.