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A Warm Winter Rustic Wedding With A Touch Of Glamour.

Charlotte-And-Ben

Charlotte and Ben married in the depths of Winter but far from their big day being a chilly affair, it was full of warmth and rustic details with that added touch of sparkle.

Charlotte looks radiant in her Jenny Packham gown and matching headpiece and the groom and his ushers are ever so dapper in their traditional tails – perfect for the sophisticated reception that Charlotte and Ben hosted at Charlotte’s family home complete with roast beef and Yorkshire puddings. Yummy!!

Perhaps the aspects I love most from this beautiful couple’s day are all the wonderful decorative details that Charlotte collected and styled herself. There are logs and pine cones, a cheeky reindeer or two, wooden hearts and illustrated pieces of paper pretty. Plenty of pinning perfection for you lovely lot to enjoy anyway.

Grab a cuppa and sit down to enjoy this rustic big day.

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You’ve Got The Love

Jemma and Ollie married at Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset this summer. Their wedding was all about the personal touches from twinkling fairy lights to imports from Thailand. There are vintage roses, peonies, birdcages, a killer Vivienne Westwood suit and games.

So sit back and feast your eyes on the gorgeous images below captured by Lucy Davenport.

Oh, and please can more brides hold their dresses up? You can never see too much shoe. Ever.

Badminton anyone?

Delicate Details

I bought my dress from Beautiful Bridal Boutique. It was Amanda wakeley. It had really delicate detailing on the straps. My shoes were from Next and complimented the detail on my dress perfectly.

Simple Vintage

For my hair, I wanted a simple vintage look to show off the detail on the back of the dress. I bought Some hydrangeas for my hair from Etsy and finished my look off with a vintage brooch cuff, also from Etsy and some simple vintage droplet earrings from Beautiful Bridal Boutique.

Bombastic Blooms

My flowers were from Ena’s Florists and were a mix of soft Bombastic vintage roses, Sandblast, Amnesia roses and Peonies.

Brogues And Button Holes

The Groomsmen wore burgundy and cream polka dot Vintage bow ties by Peckham Rye. Ollie wore a Vivienne Westwood suit from John Anthony clothing, teamed with Crockett and Jones tan brogues, a Vivienne Westwood shirt, braces from Mr Porter and a vintage amnesia rose button hole.

A Chance Meeting

Our photographer was Lucy Davenport. We actually met on holiday after the engagement!

Coconut, Strawberry And Vanilla

Our cake was from Foxes cupcakes. We had a top tier and a selection of cupcakes that were a mix of lime and coconut, strawberry and cream and vanilla with soft butter icing with vintage rose and pearl decor…yummy!

Florence And Funk

We had Bob Povey playing funky house with Cass on the bongos which was fun and a great way of getting people up to boogie! We also had The brightside Band playing jazz funk. Our first dance was to Florence and the machine’s ‘You’ve got the love’.

Lucky Favours

Our favours were tiny peuter buddahs in bird cage favour boxes imported from thailand. We travelled there many times and Thai people consider them lucky!

Vintage Finds

We had a few special items in our décor including a handmade wishing tree and birdcages filled with silk flowers and fairy lights. Our card box was a vintage suitcase. We also had a vintage steamer trunk dress up box. These were collected from car boots and ebay. The candy bar sign and photo booth were both handmade and from Etsy.

Personal Touches

Our wedding was full of individual pieces that we put time into making. It was the personal touches like the Buddhas and the photo booth collection that made our day special.

Contrasting Colour Palettes

My advice would be to go with your heart. Research around online to find colour palettes to contrast your bridesmaids and flowers (sometimes colours you think won’t work and they really do when you get them together)

Boutique – Beautiful Bridal Boutique

Hair – A’Courts Hair Salon

Shoes – Next

Grooms Suit – Vivienne Westwood from John Anthony

Photographer – Lucy Davenport

Live Music – The Brightside Band

Venue – Larmer Tree Gardens

Florist – Ena’s Florists

Cake – Fox’s Cupcake Co

So there you have it folks. I love Jemmas advice on being adventurous and trying things that perhaps in your mind won’t work but when put together in reality look better than you could ever have imagined.

I’m off to meditate after all this talk of Buddahs.

Love and wishing tree dreams

Becky xx

 

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