This Intimate Wedding Inspiration at Frickley Lake is Pure Coziness

February 23, 2019 | juliette

Intimate weddings and elopements have an inherent charm we just can’t get enough of, and this inspiration shoot at East Sussex’s Frickley Lake was no exception. Using a mixture of organic textures, neutrals, and hanging Edison lights, the team at Butler & White put together a lakefront reception table that was as cozy as it was modern. And Rachel Grimes Flowers incorporated the colors and textures of the natural surroundings with florals that were equal parts whimsical and elegant. All of those beautiful details, combined with the bride’s woodland fairy-inspired style, meant Elena Popa Photography had so much romantic eye candy to capture, which she did brilliantly!

From the photographer: Wilderness weddings are becoming increasingly popular and we wanted to show that they are not just for summer in the UK! This shoot is intimate and shows the beauty of nature at this time of year in the UK, full of cozy blankets, warming mugs of wine, around the warm glow of a fire pit. The shoot is full of textures: a divine floral crown, a wonderful contrast of pure white orchids against dried hydrangeas and flower heads. I love the delicate rose gold ferns tucked into the bouquet and suspended over the tablescape, the perfect amount of delicate shimmer. The color palette is harmonious to the surroundings and the styling is organic and simple, creating a relaxed and carefree setting. Through all the elements we wanted to show off independent designers which are affordable but yet still special and unique.

The Talented Team:

Photography – Elena Popa Photography
Event Planning – Butler & White
Ceremony Venue – Frickley Lake
Floral Design – Rachel Grimes Flowers
Cake – Ever After Wedding Cakes
Videography – Context Wedding Films
Stationery – Sixfold Studio
Makeup Artist – Poppy Tallulah Hair and Makeup
Wedding Dress – Story of My Dress
Bridal Accessories – Agnes Walker and Harriet Wilde
Rentals – Co-ordination Catering Hire
Lighting – Lighting With Intent
Models: Bassie Gracie and Josh Payne


A huge thanks to Elena Popa Photography for sharing this intimate wedding inspiration at Frickley Lake with Junebug! Love these woodsy vibes? Then you have to see this dreamy DIY Snohomish wedding at Wildshoot Forest & Farm!

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