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Oh my! I have a sneaking suspicion that you are going to fall in love with this afternoon’s wedding – that of Jacqueline and Joe who married on Lusty Beg Island amidst the backdrop of New Year’s revelries.
For a start Jacqueline is BEAUTIFUL with delicious bridal accessories to match – I mean you just can’t help but gawp at her super sparkly Gucci shoes in awe. But that’s not all!
I adore pretty much EVERYTHING in this wonderful ‘I do’ from the illustrated stationery to the super chic bridesmaid dresses from BHLDN all the way through to the epic portrait shots by the Guinness sign and the dapper men in tweed. And you need to check out the ceiling accessories adorning the pair’s wedding reception – now that’s how to drape paper chains in style.
Take it away you gorgeous pair!
Imagine if you were to combine a shop full of weird and wonderful memorabilia and vintage items, with a sumptuous wedding in a Victorian hotel…well people, that’s exactly how I would describe Jemma and Lee’s big day.
The lovely pair used bits and bobs they had from home for the decor – bell jars, pearls, vintage keys, old books, phrenology heads, fortune telling hands AND pieces of taxidermy all make an appearance. I can only imagine how fun their house is to visit…
Go with it – because I promise you it WORKS. SO. WELL.
I would also go as far to say that Jemma’s winged eyeliner is probably the best I’ve ever seen. The bold look works perfectly behind her demure birdcage veil. And those stacks of vintage pearls work amazingly as a statement necklace.
Today’s wedding also makes me wonder why more Bridesmaids aren’t dressed in black…these ladies look so chic and you can never go wrong with an LBD. Especially a barginous one from the high street with pretty white lace detail!
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.
There is something magical about an outdoor ceremony in the english countryside. Throw in some classic VW’s and some top notch pompom action and I am one happy wedding blogger.
The beautiful setting for Danielle and Jamie’s big day is Preston Court, near Canterbury.
Elvis The Horse
Danielle The Bride: The minute I saw the website for Preston Court I fell in love and didn’t want to look at any other venues. Jamie and I went with my Mum and Dad and our children Josh and Poppy to take a look. Jenny showed us everything the venue had to offer, unfortunately for Jamie the carousel was on site, from that point on there was no going back. Josh and Poppy were introduced to Elvis the horse, the resident peacocks, the chickens and the cockerel.
Thankfully Jamie was really taken with the island in the middle of the lake and loved the idea of getting married there; it was very romantic to walk over the lovely iron bridge to meet him.
Jenny and Anna, from Preston Court were great, they allowed us to do our own decorations and when we visited on a cold spring day for our wine tasting Jenny had the fire in the Kentish barn going with hot coffee ready..It was freezing cold outside but the venue was still beautiful!!
Hair The bridesmaids and I all got ready in the bridal suit, Holly and Elena made it a really enjoyable experience for us all. I didn’t want to look like I was wearing too much makeup but equally I didn’t want it to have worn off by the end of the day.… View the full post.
Maeve and Geoff’s sunshine filled wedding is the perfect antidote to this cold and dreary October Monday.
Maeve chose white flowers and simple elegant décor making the final effect very clean and fresh. Perfect for her beautiful venues – the magical Ness Botanic Gardens and the spectacular Sheldrake Restaurant.
The images, full of light and laughter, come from Rivington Photography.
An Outdoor Ceremony
Maeve the Bride:Our ceremony was held at Ness Botanic Gardens as apart from being stunningly beautiful it’s one of the few places on the Wirral that holds ceremonies outside (weather permitting of course!) and our reception was held at Sheldrakes, a lovely little beach side restaurant with beautiful views.
We decided on both venues quite late into planning as we made some pretty drastic changes to our day. We’d initially planned to have a marquee wedding, but soon realised that it just wasn’t the wedding we’d envisaged. The venues we picked were absolutely perfect for us.
Natural And Soft Make Up
I can be a bit of a fussy thing when it comes to hair and make up, but enlisting the help of professionals on the day was without a doubt a great decision. I wanted something very natural and soft and was so happy that Hollie my makeup artist ‘got me’! She was totally wonderful!
I’m not normally a ‘lippy’ girl, but the lip colour Hollie used (MAC Ample Pink) finished the look off perfectly. My hair…….well, it wasn’t until a week (yes, a week!) before the wedding that I actually decided to find some help!… View the full post.
I ain’t go to lie to you (although I am going to use bad english). I’ve seen a lot of weddings in my time. A. Lot. Don’t get me wrong, we are spoilt for choice at RMW so they are all a bit special but occasionally one drops through the letterbox that makes you wish you’d known about it before the event… And that you’d had an invite.
Maybe it’s the fact that Louise and Anyas are both muso’s, maybe it’s the relaxed rustic charm, that Suzanne Neville dress and the way it swoops around the dance floor in the barn. And WHAT a barn… Seriously folks you are in for a treat. Katharine Peachey has really done the day justice with a beautiful set of images too.
Louise The Bride: The venue was a very easy decision. Amyas grew up in a beautiful Suffolk farmhouse called Ansells Farm, and was christened in the local church where we got married. His parents, Stephen and Melinda, were kind enough to let us hold the wedding at their home, and were amazing at helping with all the preparations. Amyas’s brother even planted special flowers so the garden would look nice! We wanted to make sure all our friends could enjoy the day and not have to spend too much money, so we had space in the meadow for camping for those who didn’t want to stay in a hotel, with rows of tents that gave it a mini-festival atmosphere.
Hair & Makeup
I was very lucky that my cousin’s wife, Sam Phillips, is an incredibly talented make up artist, and made me look fantastic on the day – as well as helping me with pre-wedding nerves!… View the full post.
I have to admit that as soon as I clapped eyes on Selena and James’ wedding, I immediately felt an affinity with this beautiful bride. For one, Selena was an October bride who woke up to gloriously blue skies and sunshine (like me) and for another she adores fruit cake as much as I do.
Sadly I think we’re in the minority on the cake front.
And when I saw the sweet dachshunds on James and Selena’s wedding stationery a little bit of me died and went to heaven.
And I haven’t even got started on the dress or THAT headpiece…
Selena The Bride: Even though we live in Shanghai, we weren’t tempted by the idea of having the wedding over in China – we wanted all our friends and family, who we only get to see a couple of times a year to be there, and loved the idea of a quintessentially English setting in the autumn, just as the leaves were turning and the nights were starting to draw in.
We got married at All Saints Church in Thurlestone – the local church in the tiny village on the Devonshire coast where I grew up. The reception was at Buckland Tout Saints, a beautiful Queen Anne country house complete with an Atonement-esque fountain and a sweeping staircase.
As my parents still live in Thurlestone, it also meant I could get ready at home, looking out over the bay, with the family dachshunds ambling around at our feet – much more relaxing than an unfamiliar hotel room.… View the full post.
Lydia and Jack got married on Rock My Wedding home turf… The good old Midlands. The service was in Gornal Wood at the church Lydia had known all of her life.
I love a wedding with an urban feel and this one certainly has that, but in there amongst the concrete we have the green pop of fields and the blue pop of Jack’s suit. The colour and vibrance jump off the screen and little details like the hanging hearts and paper lanterns really shine through
I am also loving the trees that were brought into the reception venue. A little bit of outside greenery invading and breaking up the stark lines of internal space… Just call me Kevin McCloud.
Lydia The Bride: Jack and I did the whole venue search for our reception, and wanted to go for a place where there was enough space for around 180 guests whilst not costing the earth. We ended up choosing a secondary school, which I was slightly concerned about, as I didn’t want my wedding day to be like having a school dinner! However, the school is a brand new building with a wall full of large windows overlooking a nice green view, with lots of light and space; the risk certainly paid off-phew!
My dress was a Maggie Sottero number called Darlene which I purchased from Go Bridal in Birmingham. I always thought I’d go for a lacy style dress, but as soon as Darlene was on I thought ‘this is the one’ and, much to my amazement, it was only the 2nd dress I had tried on!… View the full post.
I know you are probably expecting a few winter wonderland weddings in the period between Christmas and New Year. Well… At RMW we don’t always like to give you what you might expect.
So… Jenny and Dave got married. In August…. In Ibiza
Jenny is in fact no stranger to the blog, she is the Sub-editor of Red Magazine and wrote an article for us back in January about her search for a wedding dress.
A Delicious Destination
Jenny The Bride: We really wanted to have a beach wedding but didn’t want to go anywhere too far-flung, as it was really important that our friends and family could celebrate with us. Ibiza was perfect, as it was a gorgeous location, only a two-hour flight, and guests could choose whether they came for a few days or the whole week (plus you can pick up some really cheap flights if you book far enough in advance.) In the end, we had 70 of our beautiful friends and family with us, which I’ve heard is quite a large number for a destination wedding!
A White Wash Wedding
We had our catholic ceremony in San Carlos church, a beautiful white-washed building in a traditional Ibizan village, and the reception at Pura Vida beach restaurant (puravida-ibiza.com), in between Es Cana and Santa Eulalia, on the north-east of the island. We completely fell in love with our venue – a picture-perfect little cove, off the beaten track, with a gorgeous restaurant that served the most amazing food (I definitely recommend having lunch or dinner there if you’re in Ibiza).… View the full post.