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Rustic Romance

Here Comes The Sun.


Hooray, it’s Friday! And what could be more fitting for a Friday than a wedding in a pub?!

Anna and Ian are both from Liverpool, but currently live in Hong Kong, and chose to marry in London. In order to pay homage to all of their favourite places, they’ve used things from each place to really make their wedding completely unique to them and it looks great!

Pub venues really are a great choice if you’re looking for somewhere with charm, character and a strong sense of fun and celebration. And Anna and Ian’s choice, The Peasant, definitely delivers there.

Considering Anna and Ian couldn’t visit prior to their wedding, it sounds like The Peasant team went out of their way to help and reassure our lovely pair.

I love Anna’s choice of BCBG dress and pale blue suede Dune shoes too – Bridal yes, but also stylish. And I’m sure she’ll be wearing those shoes for years to come!

Ian and Anna's Chic London Clerkenwell Wedding - 03rd May 2014


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This Is What We Like.


“We went with a BBQ and Ice cream, as this is the type of food we like to eat” and if that isn’t a good enough reason to have exactly what you want for W-day then I don’t know what is.

I really love Kayleieh’s look, the simplicity of her high street dress (yes really, and why not? – it’s stunning) her one-bloom bouquet and her statement yet feminine headpiece. The bride and groom wanted a relaxed and informal feel to their day and used an assortment of talented local suppliers to make their dreams a reality.

Capturing the English country garden affair was The Love Lust List member Mister Phill which obviously means the images are BEAUTIFUL.

Oh, did I mention there were Kilts? And tweed? There is some VERY good man-dressing going on folks.

An english country garden wedding with a brides gown from Monsoon a pink peony bouquet and bridesmaids in nude and grooms in tweed_0229


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Flamingo Fun For A Colour Filled Wedding.


I think judging by the image above, it’s fair to say that Siofra and Craig’s wedding is going to be seriously fun…and it doesn’t stop with neon pink flamingoes either people – there are all sorts of treats for you to swoon over this morning!

Siofra is a very creative lady, as is her lovely Mum, who is an artist. Between the two of them they’ve created a wedding masterpiece.

There’s Mexican papel picado-inspired bunting that RMW Real Bride Summer would be proud of, a wire chicken, oversized paper roses and the most random use of a model train set I’ve ever seen at a wedding – complete with a miniature wedding party. (Look out for the rather inebriated young lady…)

And the fashion isn’t half bad either…Siofra looks effortlessly sleek in Sassi Holford, complete with vintage kid gloves and mint green Jimmy Choos. Her maids look gorgeous in gowns of various shades of pastel and Craig looks every inch the modern Groom in a blue Ted Baker suit with an absolutely delicious button hole.

Right, that’s definitely enough talking…let’s get on with the pretty shall we?

Fun Marquee Wedding With A Pastel Colour Scheme And Neon Pink Plastic Flamingoes With Bride In Sassi Holford Gown And Mint Green Jimmy Choo Heels With Groom In Ted Baker Suit 1


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The Free-Spirit Festival Bride.


This afternoon we’re gathering together our girls, grabbing our most floaty bohemian frocks and running off into the forest for fun and frivolity in a tent.

And on a giant mint-green double decker bus, obvs.

Don’t worry – there will be cake. Lots of cake. And gorgeous flowers spilling out of mismatched vases. You can even crimp your hair if you want…and I’m afraid smokey eyes, floral crowns and feathers in you hair are absolutely compulsory ;)

This shoot from Jasmine Orchard and Sarah London was all about creating a free spirited festival style set up and I think the ladies have got it completely bang on…it’ll definitely have you reminiscing over your favourite Summer memories!


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A Home Made Marvel.


Well then, where to begin?

I admire any bride and groom that really put their heart and soul into sourcing unique decor pieces and styling up W-day exactly how they want. Emma and Ant had some simple yet super pretty ideas from huge sheets of draping lace to hanging lampshades over tables and a family made dessert table displayed on old wooden crates. Finding such treasures in charity shops and via ebay means a gorgeous mismatch of unique personalisation on a budget – genius.

The portraits of the couple are absolutely beautiful, blue skies and rolling hills making the perfect backdrop. I couldn’t choose which ones to feature so I basically just selected them all for your Tuesday pleasure.

Enjoy folks!

A rustic barn wedding at Townfield barn Derbyshire with a barn dance and a dessert table_0216


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The Ultimate Bohemian Wedding Weekender.


I’ve been looking forward to blogging Daisy and Jon’s wedding for a very long time…

When photographer Lucy Turnbull showed me the images from their Bristol ceremony – I just knew their three day wedding extravaganza would be seriously fun…it’s just exactly how I want my wedding to be – relaxed, full of fun and as looooong as possible!!

It began with Daisy and Jon looking fabulous for an intimate ceremony at the registry office in Bristol, followed by a boat trip and a delicious looking dinner at The Olive Shed.

The next day, family and friends gathered at Daisy’s Mum’s house for a huge party in a Yurt – filled with colourful fabrics, candle light and all sorts of wonderful decor. And for the Sunday – a hog roast and a football match were the order of the day.

I’m going to pass you over to Daisy, as she has written (by her own admission) a dissertation on her wedding…

So grab a cup of tea, settle down and enjoy the beautiful photography from Lucy and the infectiously fun words from Daisy.

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All Around The World.

Holly and Tom had such an incredible day at Upwaltham Barns that it has left me feeling somewhat alliterative. Divine dress, fabulous florals, beautiful blossom, delicious details and scores of smiles, that pretty much sums it up perfectly!

Tom & Holly live in Australia so their wedding allowed them to catch up with lots of friends and family from back home, it was a fun celebration with a cool laid back vibe.

A contemporary with rustic details, gown by BHLDN and bridesmaids in anthropologie, wild flowers, a rural setting at Upwaltham Barnsand Photography by Helen Cawte_0001


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Rustic With A Dash Of Magic


You know when a bouquet makes you go “Wow”…? that. The flowers at Ed and Laura’s wedding were seriously special, country garden meets rustic whimsy. Laura’s gown suits her perfectly and I couldn’t have picked more beautiful bridesmaids dresses to compliment, her best girls were VERY lucky indeed. Peachy lace perfection that they can wear time and time again.

The account of the ceremony details is particularly worth a read, so much time and effort is spent on choosing fashion, florals and decor yet I often hear how this was most couples favourite part of the day.

A wedding at Crows Hall with Maggie Sottero Bronwyn lace dress bridesmaids in peach and rustic country garden style flowers gromm and groomsmen in traditional morning suits_0174


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A Pretty Pastel Tea Party.


Emmie and Geoff’s pretty pastel wedding had me swooning from the very first image. It’s just bursting with gorgeous details and wonderful ideas that you could definitely recreate yourselves.

The baby pink and blue tin cans used as table centre pieces, the photo frame table plan, the chalkboard sign welcoming guests and the wooden signs directing guests to ceremony were all made by Emmie and Geoff, and their wonderful family and friends.

I think it’s fair to say that at RMW we LOVE shoes and Emmie’s something-blue pair are seriously gorgeous. Her lace, deep V backed gown is stunning too and continues the pretty colour scheme with that beautiful dusky pink bow.

Honestly, I’ll never tire of satin ribbon tied up in a bow.

If you’re inspired to recreate any of Emmie and Geoff’s ideas, then don’t worry – Emmie explains how she did it all below. (And if anyone makes a flying saucer or marshmallow tree – please make an extra to send to RMW HQ).

And if you’re feeling creative don’t forget all of our DIY projects can be found here.

Rustic Wedding With A Baby Pink And Blue Colour Scheme At Lillibrooke Manor In Maidenhead With Bride In Essence Of Australia D1367 And Blue Abode Shoes From Dune And Bridesmaids In Dessy With Groom In Suit From Next 1

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Brighton Breezy.


Let’s start the day with a little list shall we… bohemian bride, tweed suited groom, Brighton ceremony, handmade pizza, ice cream, dancing on tables (for money). Do you need any more reasons to get excited about Joel and Cara’s big day?

Thought not, read on folks…

A Bohemian bride with tweed suited groom. A Brighton ceremony and reception with handmade pizza and ice cream. Wedding dress by Debenhams and photography by Navy Blur_0001


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