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Trend Watch: Secret Garden

Trend Watch: Secret Garden

Secret Garden - Wedding Theme - Bride Which wedding trends are becoming prominent and are likely to stay popular throughout the rest of the year? A promising trend to watch out for is the “Secret Garden” wedding theme, inspired by 2020 film of the same name. 

This film, produced by David Heyman and directed by Marc Munden. is based on novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1911) and is scheduled to be released in April 2020. We can’t wait for this film to appear on the big screens as it stars Colin Firth, Dixie Egerickx and Julie Walters.

Some scenes were filmed in Yorkshire and group of talented Yorkshire wedding suppliers got together last year, to collaborate on a photo shoot inspired by this theme. 

Secret Garden - Styled Photo ShootNatalia Willmott, the owner of My Billet Doux ( describes the theme they decided to draw inspiration from as “a celebration of our beautiful Yorkshire, a truly collaborative feast for the eyes and it captures the essence of our group”

Natalia says: “We have kept integrated certain elements of the novel such as roses, a ladder, a robin and key and every single member contributed by adding their products or services to the scene. We created this lovely soft image in pale pinks and coral to capture the English countryside and the romance of a wedding.

Wedding Cake - Secret Garden StyleA three-tier cake by baker Nicola who owns O’Crumbs decorated with flowers from Gaynor of Gayflowers and resting on a bark board from Treasured Occasions creates a beautiful focal point. Gaynor also created fabulous centrepieces and a bride’s bouquet with a variety of flowers and skeleton leaves which looked so beautiful with the wedding dress from Bridal Reloved a shop specialising in preloved dresses.

The table and scene are also decorated with custom made stationery by Blush creations and beautifully scented candles favour by PQ soy wax candles and antique ribbons from My Billet Doux and pretty vintage combs by Unique hair combs. There is also stunning and elegant pieces of silver and pearl jewellery handmade by Jo Bagshaw and love not ring cushion by My Billet Doux.”

Wedding Rings - Secret Garden Wedding ThemeThe stunning photographs were captured by three photographers: Nikki Bowling, Nikki Hirst and Gareth Buddo and the sets were also captured by one videographer Alex Wamsley.

List of collaborators on the project:

Styling- Natalia Willmott,
Photographer- Nikki Bowling Photography,
Ring Cushion and ribbons My Billet Doux,
Videographer-Alex Wamsley,
Wedding dress- Bridal reloved,
Model -Rosie, Instagram @rosie_geall
Wedding Stationery: Blush Creations,
Wedding Rings - Photo ShootCandles and wax melts – PQ soy wax candles,
Jewellery Jo Bagshaw,
Flowers Gayflowers,
Cake – O’Crumbs bakes,
Ring Cushion and ribbons My Billet Doux,
Cake prop – Treasured Occasions,
Hair combs- Unique hair Combs,
Linen on loan from,
And felted robin on loan by Alison Spaven



    1. Ivana Mearns

      That’s interesting, maybe I should write a blog post on Moon and Stars theme as well. I know that was one of the trends in Pinterest 100 report, I will have to research this further. Thank you Jessica.

  1. Subhashish Roy

    Earlier it was said that marriages are made in heaven. But now weddings are made on earth. What a beautiful theme, Secret Garden. The white all around and the flowers, the cake and everything else combines together to create. an extraordinary ambiance. Awesome.

  2. Thank you so much for publishing this gorgeous blog post on this lovely theme. We had to bring the shoot inside because it rained I ended up cutting and drying this rose which is in my garden and drapping it in the bookshelvs.

    I have just been organised another shoot that might interest you…will send you an email.

    Thank you from all of the York wedding suppliers

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