bride wearing 29 Atelier and groom smiling at Waddesdon wedding



At Ellie Sanderson we’ve been lucky enough to work on some seriously stunning editorial photoshoots, but our recent collaboration with luxury wedding planner Constance Taylor of Mrs T Weddings was something else. Set against the backdrop of Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos’ sculptural 12-foot Wedding Cake installation in the grounds of the heavenly Waddesdon Estate, this styled shoot brought together some of the brightest British wedding talent, with magical results.

bride and groom at Waddesdon wedding in front of wedding cake installation

The wow-factor Buckinghamshire wedding venue

Waddesdon Estate provided the perfect setting, with a relaxed luxury vibe that helped set the scene for this super-chic alfresco wedding shoot. Nestled amongst a tranquil grove, Vasconcelos’ Wedding Cake installation – which can be used for private hire, dining, drinks receptions and wedding day portraiture – is simply another level. Modern, playful and very, very cool, it helped set a uniquely theatrical tone for the day.

bride and groom rowing on lake at Waddesdon wedding

Sumptuous summer wedding flowers

The vivid alfresco tablescapes were a riot of vibrant pinks and peach, with fluffy peonies and soft garden roses stealing the show. We love the summery Secret Garden style, which really added a sense of romance and celebration.

wedding tables cape with bright flowers

Luxury bridal fashion inspo

A venue this beautiful deserves some wow-factor dresses, and we knew just the gowns to bring this super-luxe wedding shoot to life. 

bride and groom on top of wedding cake installation at Waddesdon wedding

Joan by Kelly Faetanini

Joan by US designer Kelly Faetanini has the coolest modern-day princess vibe, with a chic sweetheart off-the-shoulder neckline and figure-flattering fit-to-flare cut. But what really brings the drama is the skirt – we adore the waterfall layers of ombre ruffled tulle.

bride and groom smiling at Waddesdon wedding

Miata by Eva Lendel

A celebration this luxurious calls for all the sparkle, and that’s exactly what Miata by Eva Lendel delivered. Sequins, pearls and beading embellish this jaw-dropping lace dress, resulting in an A-list worthy bridal gown that’s fit for the red carpet. The tailored bodice helps to create a mesmerising silhouette. How gorgeous?

Athena with cape by 29 Atelier

Calling all eco-conscious, fashion loving brides – if you don’t already have 29 Atelier on your bridal style radar, let us introduce you to your new favourite. With a focus on couture and craftsmanship, this high-end British bridalwear brand designs stunning pieces that can be repurposed and reworn once the big day is over. We adore the boho-luxe feel of 29 Atelier’s Athena slip dress paired with a statement cape.

Bride and groom sitting at table outside Waddesdon Wedding cake installation

A dream wedding day

Every little detail of the shoot was carefully considered to provide endless inspiration for brides planning a spectacular wedding day. From the Bridgerton-inspired entertainment and elegant stationery to the delicious alcohol-free sparkling wine and almost-too-good-to-eat cake, it’s a decadent shoot packed with ideas you’re going to want to add to your wedding Pinterest board immediately! 

With thanks to:

Planner: @mrs_t_weddings

Photographer: @camillajoyphotography

Florals: @veeverscarter

Venue: @waddesdonevents

Videography: @keeleyweddingfilms

Bridal wear & Accessories: @elliesandersonbridal

Grooms wear: @nicholasandharding @loakeshoemakers

Bridesmaids & String trio clothing:

Jewellery: @aliciajdiamonds

Hair & Make up:

MUA assistant: @makeupbymonisia

Entertainment: @elanartists

Catering & Bar: @host_hospitality

Cake: @terreetlunecakedesign

Alcohol-free Sparkling Rosé & White: @wildidol.official

Stationery: @lucca_studios

Tableware: @duchessbutler

Furniture: @rosetoneeventfurniture

Linen: @just_4_linen

BTS photography: @helenrosephoto

Model (Groom): @sergio_verdu

Model (Bride): @ellejowebb

The Waddesdon wedding photos

bride and groom clicking glasses at Waddesdon wedding
bride and groom in rowing boat on Waddesdon lake
wedding cake at Waddesdon
wedding table set up at Waddesdon with gold cutlery
string quartet playing at Waddesdon
Waddesdon wedding ceremony set up
ballerina dancing at Waddesdon


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