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Pastel Peter Rabbit Summer Wedding Inspiration at River Cottage

Bride and Groom in the gardens of River Cottage

I’m delighted to be able to share this River Cottage Wedding shoot, inspired by the tales of Peter Rabbit. It is set at River Cottage in Axminster, amid the beautiful kitchen gardens. With a bounty of succulent vegetables and blooming flowers, the garden was the perfect setting for the shoot.

Looking Down on River Cottage from the hillside driveway

The garden of River Cottage took centre stage for the shoot. The theme was Peter Rabbit and Mr McGregor’s garden. The aim was to demonstrate that the vegetable garden beautifully could style and accessorise any wedding. From the bouquet, buttonhole, table decor and the cake. The humble vegetable and a couple of fruits became the stars of the day. Utilising; Artichokes, Onions, Chives, Cabbages, Mint, Apples, Cosmos, and Runner beans. Whilst keeping a soft colour palette of greens and lilacs. All whilst still being stylish and elegant.

Claire from Claire Makes Cakes designed the cake. It was stunning spinach and lemon sponge cake with a buttercream filling and icing. Decorated with herbs and vegetables from the garden, it not only looked incredible it tasted it too.

Detail shots of the garden and venue at River cottage

Peter Rabbit Inspiration for a River Cottage Wedding

Detail shots of wedding stationery, wedding rings on cabbage and brides hair piece.

De Winton Paper Company created hand-painted stationery which featured elements from the garden such as a watering can and a trug of vegetables. Reminiscent of Mr McGregor’s Garden. The Lucky Sixpence created an amazing hairpiece, with diamante and fluffy feathers. It wrapped around the bride’s bun to look like a bunny tail. Moton Wedding Ring Company supplied hand made rings.

Full length shot of wedding dress hanging from pergola at River Cottage Wedding
Close up shots of the Bride's Dress hanging from the pergola at a River Cottage wedding

Kate Walker Bridal created the beautiful wedding dress worn by the model bride. It was a whimsical romantic dress, with a full chiffon skirt and a lace bodice. The dress was backless with beading detail.

Details shots of Bride's Blue shoes in the gardens of a River Cottage Wedding
Bride holding bouquet and groom wearing buttonhole at a River Cottage Wedding
Bride and Groom getting ready for their River Cottage WEdding
The gardens at a River Cottage wedding in the summer
Bride and Groom having a cuddle outside the front door of River Cottage

Romance in the Gardens

Bride and Groom having a kiss under the sweet pea pergola at River Cottage
The bride and groom under the pergola of sweet peas at a River Cottage Wedding

I think you’ll agree if you love nature and the outdoors and want a wedding venue that will inspire, with homegrown organic food to feast on with your loved ones then a River Cottage wedding is what you’re looking for.

Bride and Groom holding hands and walking in the gardens at their River Cottage Wedding
The iconic River Cottage front door with a basket of vegetables on the door step




Devon, England