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This really is one of the loveliest wedding reports I’ve read so if you can get 5 minutes with a cuppa to sit and read Leonie’s words as well as look at the stunning photography from Love Lust List member John Day I promise you will fall in love with her wedding story.
With a professional florist as a Mum the flowers really are beautiful. And you get a real sense of the entire day, from Leonie setting up the wedding breakfast in her dressing gown to dancing the night away to a band she’d known for over 10 years.
There are perfectly mis-matched bridesmaids and beautiful flower girls. The cake is also pretty flippin’ cool.
Dan and Leonie got married at The Rectory Hotel in Malmsbury in April last year.
Here is their story.
Leonie The Bride: I found my dress in the very first shop I went into, Caroline Castigliano. My mum, sister and I were welcomed with a glass of champagne and regardless of the fact it was an 11am appointment we were happy to toast such an exciting day. The manager was wonderful; the shop was ours for as long as we needed and I tried on around 12 dresses, starting with huge ‘princess’ dresses, slowly working my way down in scale. When I tired on ‘the one’ I’m afraid I lived the cliché; we all cried and I knew instantly that it was meant to be (and typically cliché it was way over budget.) The multitude of delicate ivory lace gave it a feminine vintage feel, whilst the cluster of diamantes below the bust line added some glamour.… View the full post.
I’m aware that quite a few of you have been waiting in anticipation for this post. Admittedly we’ve been a bit mean what with our sneak-peeking here and there but finally it’s here.
Blimey, it’s nerve-racking I tell you.
But here goes…today I’m sharing my big day with you lovely lot.
I’m married!!! I’m actually blinking married. Nearly three months in and it feels like it was yesterday yet eons ago all at the same time. We’ve rifled through the photos over and over again, watched our video a zillion times and I’m currently knee-high in thank you cards.
And you know what… I LOVE being married. An exhilarated thrill runs down the length of my spine every time his ring catches the light or when he introduces me as his wife. I still manage to surprise myself when I call him my husband but I’m so proud…so privileged to be his.
But you want to see the pictures right? So let’s get on with it.
I should probably say at this stage that this wedding report is going to assume a slightly different structure to our usual format. I’ll be taking you through all the nitty-gritty details in a three-part saga over the next three days so stay tuned.
It Started With Iscoyd Park…
Iscoyd Park was the first and only wedding venue I visited.
I love an outdoor wedding. And I love it even more when an outdoor wedding shines through a drizzly day. Umbrellas are a serious wedding accessory and Rachel’s is a beauty.
This wedding seriously pops with colour and the venue is stunning.
I also love a groom who won’t stop until he’s found the perfect suit. It was definitely worth the hunt because Al looks super dapper.
Rachel The Bride: Al and I got married at Barnsley House at the end of May this year. We chose Barnsley House because of the elegant but relaxed feeling and the stunning gardens. We wanted to get married outside and we chose the Temple as our perfect setting. The rooms were incredible and all the staff were professional but friendly. The food was absolutely wonderful too and we had a perfect day.
When I first got engaged my mum very kindly offered to buy my wedding dress for me – I am so grateful to her for that and we had lots of fun going shopping to find ‘the one’. My dress was by David Fielden and I found it in a beautiful boutique in Bradford-on-Avon, Carina Baverstock Couture. Carina was amazing the first time I went in and sat us (my Mum, Sister and I) down with a cup of tea and talked about how I wanted to look on the day before I tried any dresses on. Then she showed us lots of dresses and I started trying on the ones that I liked.… View the full post.
Clare and Thomas had a mid summer wedding in a giant teepee. The location for this mid summer celebration? A field owned by Clare’s parents known locally as ‘Colin’s Field’.
The inspiration behind the whole wedding was for it to be completely personal with a focus on family and friends. All of Clare and Tom’s nearest and dearest chipped in to make this countryside wedding a real team effort with homemade touches. The results are stunning.
I’m particularly loving the cuckoo feather button holes (surely an RMW first there) worn by the groom and his father – look out for them.
Clare The Bride: We asked friends and family to provide us with something special for the wedding which meant that lots of elements of the day had a personal story to tell. This ranged from our gorgeous homemade cheese wedding cake , chicken eggs for the homemade scotch eggs given by our mums, homemade chutneys from my auntie, lavender and ivy from my mums garden, the list goes on and on and on. It was hard work but it was definitely worth it.
I bought my dress from a little independent shop in Kent where we added some soft delicate shoulder straps and some gorgeous vintage style beadwork on the front. The dress worked perfectly with our countryside style wedding.
I needed to feel really comfortable on the day so my gold gladiator shoes were perfect for running around the field and playing on the coconut shy. Tom wore a pair of Kurk Geiger suede brogues.… View the full post.
I love this wedding. With a ruddy big capital ‘L’.
For one, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bride with such a cracking set of pins as Sophie has. Trust me if I had legs like hers I so would have worn a knee length frock too.
She also has the sweetest bow hair accessory that I have ever clapped eyes on and her dress had lace sleeves.
Oh to have lace sleeves.
And I haven’t even got started on the pistachio coloured cake complete with vintage cake topper or the homemade bar or the flamingo wallpaper yet.
Sophie and Tom got married in June 2012 at Salem Chapel, an eighteenth-century dissenters’ chapel in East Devon, and their reception was at Sophie’s parents’ house and in the village hall next door.
All this wonderful gorgeousness was captured by the lovely bundle of fun that is Anna Clarke.
A Slightly Reckless Spending Moment
I found my vintage 1960s dress at Fur Coat No Knickers. It was only the third that I tried on but unbelievably it looked such a lot like the dress that I had in my head.
I was set on having something short and quite simple in shape as floor-length and lots of fabric isn’t really my thing. I fell in love with the unusual swing back and the wide neckline.