Despite the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, it seems that what may have been a route for an intimate plan-B wedding is now taking precedence over those big formal traditions, transforming weddings into more personal celebrations than perhaps ever before. In our recent editorial shoot at Charity captured by James Frost, runaway lovers embraced the intimate and the informal.

As the sun climbed over the Catís Back, room-by-room, Charity's velvet curtains were drawn and behind its thick stone walls the house became a flurry of activity to welcome in this stylish elopement.

In a silk crepe Vera dress†with a plunging back by Halfpenny London, the bride was a slinky silhouette of timeless style, complete with an embroidered botany veil tucked into loose waves fashioned by Herefordshire hair and make-up artist Poppy Mae.

The double doors of the snooker-cum-cocktail room opened out onto a red carpet of Virginia's vintage Persian rugs for a ceremony on the lawn, backed by a patchwork of Herefordshire hills.

Illuminated by its seventies-inspired disco ball, the barnís double-length dining table was set with crumpled linen tablecloths adorned with vintage silverware, hand-written rag paper place settings by Scalet Papier and medicine bottles filled with over a hundred dried flower stems.

Arrangements of grasses, seed heads and everlasting flowers were interwoven with blossom branches foraged from the woodland and assembled by Botanical Tales, evoking a faded ambiance that was ethereal and poetic.

A Nordic-style†Buffalo tipi on the badminton lawn housed a round table and dancefloor framed by the view, with tableware by Jo&Co and grazing platters of delectable South Wales produce by The Med, who also created a ring-shaped bundt cake†for a unique centrepiece dessert.

Dusk brought a change of outfit, as the bride slipped into Halfpennyís Cedar top and Toby skirt, with the addition of their beaded Silver overskirt designed in the shapes of petals to nod to the wildflower theme. A vision of modern femininity within the rugged scenery.

After climbing the ridge of Crib-y-Garth for some of James' signature golden couples portraits, it was a drive back down the Mountain Road to Charityís cocktail cabinet, fire pit and hot tub for continued celebrations under the spray of twinkling stars above.

Venue: Charity
Photographer:†@frostyphoto
Florist:†@botanical_tales
Bridalwear:†@halfpennylondon
Furniture and rug hire:†@virginiasvintagehire
Tipi:†@buffalotipi
Non-wedding attire and tableware:†@joandcohome
Stationery:†@scaletpaperie
Makeup and hair:†@poppymae.makeupartist
Cake and catering:†@themediterraneangrazingcompany†⁠