A Rainbow Country Fete At South Farm.

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FIT. That is the word that sprung to mind when I first saw Katie and Tom’s engagement shoot that we featured a few months back. And now we have the actual wedding and everything.

Oh my, it’s a veritable feast of rainbow hues and double treble QUADRUPLE fitness.

Love Katie’s look (and um… just her face in general) and the groomsmen look super smart in their mis-match tweed. The centre pieces are particularly clever, and the traditional fete-inspired games look like masses of fun for all of the guests.

You gorgeous lot are going to be pinning until your fingers are raw. Really.

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Katie The Bride We both had a very clear idea of the kind of venue we wanted for our big day – laid back, rural, pretty and quirky, after several weeks of searching, I was sure what we had in our heads didn’t exist! After spotting South Farm on RMW, we instantly fell in love and booked an appointment to visit the following weekend. We fell in love immediately with the beautiful setting and farm animals!

My dress was the Urda by Pronovias from Allison Jayne in Swansea. I tried on lots of dresses at different boutiques, but this one felt the most ‘me’. My tip: always try on something you don’t think will suit you – I was sure a princess gown would suit me best but ended up with a fishtail!

I was lucky enough to win a RMW competition earlier this year – I won a gift voucher to spend with the fantastic Liberty in Love – I was over the moon and it took me ages to chose from all the beautiful things! I ended up plumping for the ‘Madeline’ headdress and the waterlilly pearl bracelet.

We had a pretty big wedding party with the best man four ushers and six bridesmaids. We wanted everyone to be super-comfortable and happy with their outfits so let the bridesmaids pick their own dresses and the groomsmen to wear their own tweed. We think they looked great!

We wanted lots of colour and wanted to tie the theme back to the beautiful location with a country feel. The tables were named after fete stalls/events and Tom took great pride in accessorising each table with coconuts/rope/my old riding trophies. We made a lot of the décor ourselves – from painting the table plan and tombola to all the table decorations – which was a lot of fun (really!)!

We had the fantastic Helen from Bouquets and Butterflies do our flowers – we loved the colourful blooms in her gallery and when we met her we had the utmost confidence the flowers would be absolutely beautiful.

Our ceremony was due to be outside in the beautiful gardens, but unfortunately on the day the weather wasn’t on our side so it was moved inside. Honestly, I thought I would’ve been a little sad but it didn’t matter at all – I would have married Tom in the mens’ toilets if that was what had to happen!

Waiting to walk into the ceremony with my girls and dad is one of the moments I remember most clearly from the day. I think I almost ran up the aisle (bit worried about seeing that bit on the wedding video!) because I was so excited to be marrying Tom – I saw his smiley face at the top of the aisle and just wanted to get there already!

We were after laid-back but yummy food for the main meal so chose pate to start, roast lamb for main and sticky toffee pudding for dessert – the veggies had a stacked Mediterranean salad for starter and a goats’ cheese and caramelized onion tart for main. It was all absolutely delicious!

The true star supplier for us was our amazing photographer Mister Phill, not only was he a superstar on the day and made our friends and families fall in love with him (we’ve had endless comments about how lovely and amazing he was), but he trekked all the way to London to show us our wedding pictures in person and relive the day.

My only advice for any bride-to-be is to keep reminding yourself why you’re getting married and not get too bogged-down in worrying about the colour scheme, who is sitting by who and whether your friend is upset that her new boyfriend isn’t invited. It is your day to marry your forever-person, and enjoy every single second of it.


Photography by Mister Phill
Film Alex at Wedding Memories | Venue South Farm | Brides Gown Pronovias at Alison Jayne | Accessories Liberty In Love | Blooms Bouquets And Butterflies | Three String Trio Manor House Music | Stationery Carly and Jan

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26 Responses to A Rainbow Country Fete At South Farm.

  1. WOW what an incredible wedding. Every detail is chick and romantic. Congratulations to a beautiful couple!

  2. Sama says:

    Oh yes- that’s a theme well exectuted. What a beautiful, happy day! I particularly love the bridal party’s styling, the bride’s gorgeous face (good call Charlotte), and the table centres! So fun. My BFF got married on NYE, and as two teachers they had similar centrepieces with piles of props representing a different subject for each table. Gotta love a bit of personalisation xxx

    • Lolly says:

      Oh Sama we do love a well executed theme. In fact when I saw this beautiful wedding I immediately thought of you and just knew you’d fall head over heels for it. One of my BFF’s got married on NYE too!

  3. Fern says:

    Wow Katie, those flowers are soooo beautiful!! I would be chuffed with them too :)
    And great choices on the Liberty In Love pieces.
    The wedding party also look great – multicoloured bridesmaids and boys in tweed are always fabulous.
    And that carrot cake looks particularly appealing right now…
    Fern x

  4. Rebecca says:

    Oh Katie you little stunner you!!!
    LOVE sooooo much about this wedding, seriously SO much!
    But I must say the table centres are genius! What a fab idea and you guys have executed it so well :-)

    Huge congrats guys :-) xxx

  5. Phill says:

    Katie & Tom’s wedding had me bouncing with joy. It does look deliciously colourful on the RMW pages! Thanks Katie for your lovely words :~) It all looks so lovely too in Alex’s video (http://www.weddingmemories.org.uk/)

  6. Adele says:

    In a word .. Stunning!!
    Your photos show your relaxed feel and the enjoyment of the day, and your words to future brides are truly touching.
    Congratulations to you and your forever-person
    x

  7. Katrina says:

    Stunning work as usual from Mister Phill, a gorgeous bride, vibrant colours and an enchanting venue ~ a wedding that truly epitomises rustic romance. You also can’t beat a good bit of tweed!

  8. Karen says:

    Aaaah there’s our little sex-bomb! My Williams sister from another mister.

    To use a Lolly-ism, these photos make my heart sing! Such a gorgeous couple and beautifully shot by Phill.
    I want to know what was happening on the dancefloor to make that man be so high up in the air… and then I want to do it!

    LOVE xxx

  9. Johanna says:

    This is definitely one of my favourite weddings, the reception ideas are amazing, lots of food for thought for mine.

    Well done and Congratulations x

  10. Victoria says:

    Love the styling and the table centres. And the venue is such a special place. Katie I love your little lace jacket, is it Pronovias too?

  11. Lolly says:

    Oh Katie and Tom you pair really are hot to trot aren’t you! Love your beautiful colour pop day which so obviously looks full of love, laughter and fun. Congrats you two! xx

  12. Stef says:

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! Katie you really are beautiful!!

    The wedding looks amazing! And photos are the most beautiful keepsake of you day :)

  13. Lauren says:

    A-MA-ZING! love it all. Can anyone tell me who Katie’s hairdresser and make up artist is? I want to recreate the look but this time on a blonde :)

  14. Harriet says:

    I love the styling of the wedding!
    Bride looks beautiful! This is exactly the feel I want mine to be in august!
    looks like a fantastic day x

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