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Lolly

About Lolly

Lolly is a self-professed frustrated florist and styling maven with an endless passion for all things pretty.

Kiss
Kiss
An Allure Bridals lace bridal gown for a classic wedding at Granary Barns in Woodditton with a navy blue, cream and olive green colour scheme and an Artemis Rose bouquet.
Preparations
Preparations
An Allure Bridals lace bridal gown for a classic wedding at Granary Barns in Woodditton with a navy blue, cream and olive green colour scheme and an Artemis Rose bouquet.
Venue
Venue
An Allure Bridals lace bridal gown for a classic wedding at Granary Barns in Woodditton with a navy blue, cream and olive green colour scheme and an Artemis Rose bouquet.
Ceremony
Ceremony
An Allure Bridals lace bridal gown for a classic wedding at Granary Barns in Woodditton with a navy blue, cream and olive green colour scheme and an Artemis Rose bouquet.
Confetti
Confetti
An Allure Bridals lace bridal gown for a classic wedding at Granary Barns in Woodditton with a navy blue, cream and olive green colour scheme and an Artemis Rose bouquet.
Decor
Decor
An Allure Bridals lace bridal gown for a classic wedding at Granary Barns in Woodditton with a navy blue, cream and olive green colour scheme and an Artemis Rose bouquet.
Contemplate
Contemplate
An Allure Bridals lace bridal gown for a classic wedding at Granary Barns in Woodditton with a navy blue, cream and olive green colour scheme and an Artemis Rose bouquet.
Cake
Cake
An Allure Bridals lace bridal gown for a classic wedding at Granary Barns in Woodditton with a navy blue, cream and olive green colour scheme and an Artemis Rose bouquet.
Speeches
Speeches
An Allure Bridals lace bridal gown for a classic wedding at Granary Barns in Woodditton with a navy blue, cream and olive green colour scheme and an Artemis Rose bouquet.
Dance
Dance
An Allure Bridals lace bridal gown for a classic wedding at Granary Barns in Woodditton with a navy blue, cream and olive green colour scheme and an Artemis Rose bouquet.
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Alix & Ben

Alix and Ben’s wedding is one of those big days which makes you feel all calm and serene and romantic inside. They married in the chapel at Christ’s College, Cambridge courtesy of Ben’s alumni status and then dined on venison steak and Pimms Cambridge Burnt Cream over at Granary Barns in Woodditton.

I am completely and utterly lusting after Alix’s Artemis Rose bouquet which is so classically elegant and complements her beautiful lace frock perfectly. Another favourite part of the wedding has got to be the wedding favours – made lovingly by Alix’s dad and the sweetest cake toppers I ever did see – yes folks that is a deer with a teeny tiny veil. EPIC

And now I’m most definitely in the mood for a Ceilidh. Who’s joining me?

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Gemma & Alfie

I really REALLY love this morning’s wedding. I mean how can you not like a wedding that comes complete with cones of chips around a bonfire, accompanied by a lot of sparklers, marshmallows and homemade toffee apples for the evening festivities. In all seriousness though Gemma and Alfie’s wedding comes with bags of personality and Autumnal flavour.

There are so many gorgeous touches that I don’t know what to pick out first; there’s Gemma’s oh so pretty floral crown and the fact that the Groom and Groomsmen wore tweed paired with burgundy trousers (they look flipping ACE!), the rustically styled tables (proof that you don’t need to go overboard to make something look absolutely phenomenal) and the breakdancing and the coral and pink bouquets and OH I could go on and on and on.

I’ll stop waffling and you can take a look for yourselves.

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Amy & James

Today’s big day is a beautiful family filled affair of DIY goodness that will make you feel all warm and gooey inside. Amy and James chose the walled gardens of Bignor Park to say their vows to one another and what a gorgeous backdrop to do it against.

Think converted stables, cobbled courtyards and beautiful gardens filled to the brim with wild flowers complemented perfectly by subtle decorative touches added by Amy and James themselves. I adore the bouquet toss photos (check them out in the slider) and the fact that James designed all the stationery himself (Groom Power!) and Amy’s Halfpenny London dress (to DIE for) as well as that naked cake!

Come and see all the gorgeous details for yourselves…

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Emma & Kate

Emma and Kate clearly know how to marry in style. This gorgeous pair chose Hyde Bank Farm, inspired by Emma’s own fond memories of growing up on a farm to say ‘I Do’ surrounded by an adoring family and hordes of sunshiny yellow sunflowers.

From the effortlessly beautiful Gypsophila bouquets, the hazy sunlit portraits of Emma and Kate on the farm to their navy clad bridesmaids, I guarantee that you’ll find something that you just can’t help but pin from this big day.

Let’s take a look.

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Jaymi & Erjon

There’s a truly super dose of romance and DIY on the blog today in the ‘UP’ inspired nuptials of Jaymi and Erjon who married at Northcote House surrounded by lots of super-sized colourful balloons.

Jaymi looks like a princess in her Mori Lee frock, all lace appliqués and tulle and beadwork and bows. I love the fact that she decided to invest precious time and energy into making her own origami bouquet as well as in her bridesmaids’ posies and the buttonholes – you need to take a look at how wonderful they look!

And lastly how serendipitous for Jaymi and Erjon to meet Beyond Vintage two weeks before their wedding – it was definitely meant to be wasn’t it. Find out more this way…

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April & Oli

I think I have a bit of a girl crush. Bride April has eyes that you could drown in and brows that I’m more than a little bit envious of and I’m loving her delicate lace detailing on the back of her Augusta Jones dress too.

April married her boy Oli against the backdrop of springtime Magnolias and the classically beautiful Luton Hoo Hotel accessorised by her maids in dusky pink and some seriously sparkly shoes. And don’t even get me started on the wonder that is her wedding cake which so perfectly matches her rose bouquet.

Special mention must go to Oli for his awesome sartorial get-up including his shirt and his tie-pin. April tells me that each of the groomsmen had a different animal tie-pin to reflect their background or characteristics – how awesome is that?! It’s like a real life Patronus or dæmon; I’d love to know the stories behind each of them…

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Laura & John

Ok so we’re half way through the year already and although we don’t want Winter to make an appearance just yet, this morning’s wedding does a very good job of wanting us to snuggle up next to our loved ones and a cosy crackling fire.

Laura and John married in the depths of winter with snow on the ground against the backdrop of twinkling lights and Christmas trees (honestly check out that photo at the very end of the sliding images here; I’d have that one blown up for all to see) and it is a corker.

I love the fact that Laura didn’t opt for a traditional white frock for her 1920s inspired big day; instead she went for full on beaded opulence which just shimmers against the frosty landscape and sparkling lights. Oh and the floral arch? DIVINE!

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Nina & Steven

Today we’re popping over to Northern Ireland to share in the big day of Nina and Steven who celebrated their big day with afternoon tea and cake before partying on down at Riverdale Barn in the evening with a family style barbecue and dancing.

I love this wedding for so many reasons; for starters it’s the only wedding I’ve ever blogged with a ‘first look’ (which I’m adoring) but I’m also loving Nina and Steven’s engagement story too (which she shares below) – it’s that old saying isn’t it… when you know, you just know.

The pair also managed to keep within their £10k budget they set themselves proof that you don’t have to spend a fortune to have a beautiful day nor do you have to sacrifice anything on the style front either. And how awesome to have one of your closest friends play the guitar and sing for your first dance. Clearly Nina and Steven are surrounded by some very talented friends and family.

Come on…lets take a look.

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Imogen & Martin

I do so love a city wedding.

There’s something so chic about weddings ‘in town‘ that it makes me want to plan a vow renewal in the metropolis complete with cocktails and a chauffeured E-Type Jag with a pile of monogrammed trunks (for the second honeymoon) secured to the luggage rack with my very own Parker. But you don’t want to hear this waffling. No indeed, you’d like to see the wonderful big day of Imogen and Martin instead.

There are wildflower bouquets and dusky purple bridesmaid dresses, there are boys in blue and a cheese cake and romantic kisses on stairwells. Those of you planning your own city nuptials definitely need to check this wonderful wedding out.

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