And by night, we dine. A loose Morrocan theme from the decorative lamps and bunting to the delicious food from a family friend, local friends inject a real touch of the East with authentic Moroccan fabrics and shoes. Well, if colour pop is the Autumn must have I’d say Morocco has it covered. So rich and colourful, the clothes emulate the saffron and spices of the African markets even in an overcast field in Ludlow.
We, on the other hand, opted for a far more English rose approach. Quite the Grecian Goddess in River Island aqua, little miss hostess, Catherine is a vision on the lawn.
I’d decided to embrace the Cobalt trend, combined with flowing pleats. An ASOS treat, I have never owned something with so much fabric! I’m also a terrible amateur at long elegant gowns but needs must at an event for someone close. Needless to say, I was prancing around the lawn all night long.
For the gentlemen of the manor, checks were the print du jour appearing on at least 4 from casual jeans to check on check suit jackets accompanied by a charming straw boater that happened to be doing the rounds from the country walk. And taking note from Chris, a Brideshead boy through and through, a simple vintage cravat adds a timeless hint of decadence to what would soon descend into our typical madness.
Images: Krystyna Sloneczny