A modern, classic, white wedding at Goodwood House. The day was blessed with stunning September sunshine for Anya and Samuel’s wedding and reception in Chichester, West-Sussex.



Anya made use of the Goodwood House wedding supplier list, that I am delighted to be a part of, and booked me about a year ahead of her big day. We worked through the planning process with a couple of zoom calls, as well as our email check-in’s. I liaised closely with the venue and other supplies and we enjoyed meeting in-person at my flower studio for the final up-date meeting. All of the background preparation were working towards a modern, classic, white wedding at Goodwood House. And after the lead-up, to this most special of days I am delighted to guide you through the big day itself!

Hound Lodge, Goodwood Estate.

The wedding morning preparation.

In the heart of the Goodwood Estate lies the most beautiful little gem, Hound Lodge. This is an all purpose and exquisitely furnished home-from-home. It’s a luxury cottage available to book for the bridal party to stay in the night before the wedding and to get ready in on the actual morning. Coming complete with ribboned, courtesy 4×4 Land Rover Discovery vehicles, to help transport between the Lodge and Goodwood House. Additionally, to support your wedding day preparations, it is also supplied with the most friendly, and helpful butlers that you could ever wish for!

Part of the getting ready stage often lends itself to the most gorgeous detail photographs and who doesn’t love a shoe photo? Especially ones as elegant as Anya’s Kate Spade kitten heels, which were also paired with the flower-girl’s floral crown.

Brides shoes and flower girl floral crown

Also adorable, behind the scenes pictures of the mother-of-the Bride, the bride and the flower-girl, all at Hound Lodge before leaving for the ceremony.

Mother-of-the-bride, the Bride and the flower-girl

After delivering the wedding bouquets, which is always one of my favourite parts of the day and their grand reveal, it’s time for me to get back to the venue prep and my flower duties, leaving the girls to get dressed.

Florist delivering the wedding bouquets to the bride


Brides bouquet, creating a white wedding at Goodwood House


It’s also time to allow the bride a moment on her own with the photographer and Maddie brilliantly captured these precious and fleeting moments of of serene calmness and Anya’s classic beauty.

Bride seated with her bouquet ready to leave for the wedding ceremony


A fun, group shot of the girls before everyone is ready to leave Hound Lodge with their elegant white wedding bouquets that perfectly complimented the stunning soft, sage-green bridesmaids dresses.

Bride, bridesmaids and flower-girl outside Hound Lodge, Goodwood -

Meanwhile back at The Goodwood Hotel, the boys had been getting ready and obviously opted to support Sam in their own style!

The grooms party gathered together for a pre ceremony drink

Wedding Ceremony

The morning of a wedding always goes by so quickly and in no time at all everyone is gathered together in the ceremony room, eagerly anticipating the brides arrival. Anya requested that I create a statement backdrop to the ceremony proceedings with a double pair of urn flowers and stylish chrome and glass coach lanterns. The ceremony flowers, as all of the days flowers and decorations were to follow suit as a classic, contemporary white wedding at Goodwood House.

White Wedding at Goodwood House Large plinth arrangements and lantern decorations

Sam look super relaxed and as a nod to Anya’s bouquet the groom wore a buttonhole made from the same variety of roses that Anya carried.

Groom awaiting the brides arrival at Goodwood House

The entrance of the bride is often an emotional moment……….

Bride and her father walking down the aisle, for the wedding ceremony

…….and so it the exchanging of vows. I can’t imagine there was a dry eye in the house!!

Bride and groom in the ceremony room at Goodwood House

Signing the register is always a good, but also a subtle way to display the wedding bouquet, and here is the new Mr & Mrs Blake!

Bride and groom, signing the wedding register

The classic confetti shot is almost a snowstorm of petals for Anya and Sam, but it’s got to be done!

confetti shot of the bride and groom

A classic, modern white wedding at Goodwood House

The Ballroom is truly stunning, even when its empty. But after it was dressed with all of the beautiful Goodwood china, glassware and of course the statement table decorations, the room simply looked magnificent.

white wedding at Goodwood House Ballroom

Tall guest table vases of white flowers

Guest table tall vases of wedding white flowers

I loved that Anya and Sam had the chance to view it before everyone else entered the room

The wedding breakfast in the ballroom of Goodwood House

and that Anya could appreciate all of the lovely table details too.

The bride inspecting the guest tables in the ballroom of Goodwood House

Speeches, that’s always a part of the day everyone gets fully involved in and the flowers sing here too!

Speeches during the wedding breakfast

Stolen Moments

However, it is so special to take a moment together out of the busy day to take in some of the details as Anya and Samuels photographer is only to well aware and Maddie has captured some truly beautiful shots on the balcony of Goodwood House, with the House as backdrop and the stunning house interior too.

Bride and groom on the balcony at Goodwood House


 A moment for the bride and groom to walk at Goodwood House


Goodwood House ballroom wedding reception


Huge thanks to the wonderful Maddie Walters for sharing these beautiful images. Obviously, the setting at Goodwood House  was truly stunning and Anya looked just gorgeous in her beautiful Pronovias gown and elegant Kate Spade shoes.

Anya and Samuel had the most amazing day, and afterwards Anya contacted me to write and say thankyou for the flowers. If you would like to read some of her other lovely comments in her review you can hop over to my Kind Words page, and read more happy brides reviews too.