Category Archives: Rustic Romance
It’s been a while since we’ve seen some sexy back action on Rock My Wedding and I’ve missed it. Sam certainly makes up for it though with her contemporary yet chic frockage, complimented perfectly by her impeccably dresses best girls.
The floral crowns are delicious, I want one.
Being in the depths of winter and all it’s nice to throw a sprinkle of bohemian sunshine into the mix, and I’m sure many of you are busy planning your spring and summer weddings in the midst of enjoying all of the December festivities.
A Romantic Backdrop
Sam The Bride: We loved the idea of a rustic venue, something home-spun, close to nature, and quite personal to us. So we thought – what could be a better location than in the garden of the sleepy Hertfordshire village I grew up in. It naturally provided a romantic backdrop that was relaxed, warm and full of lush greenery, very close to winding lanes and romantic woodlands. The garden had previously been a farm so we were officially the first couple to use it as a wedding space, which added another personal exclusive touch. It felt easy to envisage our own ‘midsummer night’s dream’ there where there could be no time restrictions and everyone could party until dawn.
I took initial inspiration from The Lane where I came across a wide collection of bridal makeup ideas. I wanted to look natural but alluring and fresh faced. At the same time I wanted to tie in Gatsby-esque elements to match my 1920s style dress.… View the full post.
And now for something a little bit different.
We’re giving you this (spectacular) wedding in film.
Yep. In true Christmas spirit (i.e. where you sit down, eat a whole box of milk tray and watch Love Actually…) we’re sharing with you a love story, in full-on technicolour motion picture.
Admittedly I’ve also included some video stills for you to peruse (if you’re at work you may just have to save this until you get home so I didn’t want you to miss out completely until then) and Tasha shares some of the planning details as per any other real wedding we feature.
However, the rule is you are not allowed to watch it until you go and get yourselves that box of milk tray. Or a tin of Quality Street. Or a Terry’s chocolate orange. And you are strictly prohibited from sharing aforementioned treats with anyone except yourself.
There’s plenty of time for generosity on actual Christmas day.
Witness the fitness folks.
Tasha The Bride: James proposed to me in Bathhampton in December with a gorgeous antique turquoise and diamond ring. Being teachers, we decided the best time of year for us to get married would be at the start of the summer holidays. So initially summer 2014 was our aim. However, in April a cancellation for July came up for our dream location Cripps Barn in Glouchestire. So after calling around all the family members and close friends to check they had the date free we decided to provisionally book.… View the full post.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and bet that this morning’s beautiful sylvan affair will be pinned to within an inch of its life by you folks.
I mean how can it not. There’s Annabelle’s ethereal beauty (I’m seriously coveting her tumbling locks!), the drop dead gorgeous bridesmaids in antique hued silks, hanging lampshades and an outdoor leather sofa, floral wreaths, a swing, a heap of kisses, the sweetest signage and a plethora of boys in blue.
Oh and then there’s THE dress.
What’s more Annabelle’s frock was specifically designed for her by bridal designer extraordinaire Stephanie Allin who then named it “Annabelle” after her. How immense is that!
I also have to say that I applaud any bride that puts thought into her wedding breakfast setting; the one hundred jam jars filled with tea lights throughout the woods, the big banquet set-up and the specially requested wooden floorboard planks in the marquee make the whole set-up completely enchanting.
Don’t believe me…take a look for yourself.
Summer In Pembrokeshire
Annabelle The Bride: There were two things that were always going to happen, we were going to get married in the Summer and it was going to happen in beautiful Pembrokeshire, where both of us were born and grew up. Our wedding day was August 3rd 2013. The wedding ceremony took place in St Mary’s Church Haverfordwest a medieval church built in the heart of the town.
We both wanted a marquee reception at a venue that showcased Pembrokeshire’s natural charm.… View the full post.
Morwenna and Andy’s wedding is as much a celebration of the West Country and it is of their love.
Firstly, they held their reception in Morwenna’s parents back garden in the glorious county of Somerset.
Obviously, guests drank cider and hung out on hay bales. For those of you not au fait with the West Country, a LOT of this goes on there. Which is no bad thing.
Morwenna wore Petra by West Country designer Sassi Holford. All of the rustic, wild flowers were grown in Somerset and the delicious looking cake was made locally too.
My Childhood Home
Morwenna The Bride: Andy proposed to me while we were walking our dog near my childhood home in Somerset. Straight away we decided that this would be the place we would want to get married. My parents kindly offered to host our wedding, and the planning began. It was a very busy 18 months leading up to our wedding and we couldn’t have planned and organised such a lovely day without my incredible Mum who worked so hard to make it so wonderful.
Our wedding took place on 1st June 2013 at my village church, The Blessed Virgin Mary, followed by afternoon tea and cake in the garden at home. An evening marquee reception took place later on overlooking the beautiful Blackdown Hills where I grew up.
A Chance To Get Glammed Up
As a vet I don’t get the chance to get glammed up very often, so I was looking forward to having my hair and makeup done professionally.… View the full post.
Most of the décor from today’s rustic farm wedding came from car boot sales. Laura and Patch seem to have a bit of an obsession with them as you’ll see…
The inspiration for their colour scheme actually came from a piece of painted, rusting metal and their brilliant DIY photo booth was made by Laura and her Dad from rescued bits and bobs. Their efforts look perfect in the gorgeous barn at Herons Farm.
Laura’s Dad has been slowly restoring a vintage Austin A40 since she was little and so Laura chose one as her wedding car especially for him. Isn’t that lovely?
A Touch Of English Elegance
Laura The Bride: Hello
our Venue was Herons Farm in Pangbourne. We fell in love with this location as it had everything that we were looking for. A touch of English elegance with its beautiful courtyard and gardens to the Rustic look and feel of the Barn.
Enjoy The Girly Time
I am a bit rubbish at being a girl so luckily my cousin and mum came to my rescue. My mum booked me a pedicure and manicure by a lovely lady round the corner a few nights before the big day. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed this as it was good to take some time out for myself, especially as I got to spend that time with someone I love. Thanks to Teresa Clark Beauty. I may even be ever so slightly more aware of how to make the best of myself for it.… View the full post.
Every last one of those beautiful paper cranes was folded by today’s Bride Alison.
In Japanese culture, a Bride who finishes this task before her wedding day will be rewarded with a good and happy marriage. And judging by the gorgeous images from Babb Photo, the Bride will also be rewarded with a beautifully decorated reception venue…
Alison’s write up is full of detail, laughter and great advice. And it shows that things will always be alright in the end.
Alison The Bride: I loved the winding lanes to our venue, South Farm, and the surrounding countryside, the farm building, the barn and the grounds. Food and its provenance is important to us, so the fact that the farm is an organic smallholding that supplies much of its own fruit and veg, free-range pork and eggs was a key factor for us too.
We had the full tour including the greenhouses, poly tunnels, the works! Our guide snuck us a couple of delicious tomatoes to taste. When he asked, “Do you want to meet the piglets?” I knew we would be booking the farm.
Sparkly And Fresh
I don’t wear much make-up day to day, I’m not very good at it and I feared that the nerves on the day might make me even more clutzy. Two of my beautiful Bridesmaids booked me a trial with Dina of D & D Make-up as a present. Once I saw what she could do with my make-up and hair I was converted.… View the full post.