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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.
Kim and Chris were married at The Rectory Hotel at Crudwell in the Cotswolds and they married upon the exact 7 year anniversary of the very day that they got together.
After a pre-wedding party on 9 September 2011 at The Potting Shed, a pub down the lane from the venue, the big day arrived. One party down, one to go…
Joanna Brown of Browns Photography was there to capture those moments forever.
Hand Dyed Silk.
My dress was designed and made to measure by Dana Bolton of Once upon a time. I couldn’t find anything I liked in the shops, particularly as I knew I wanted long sleeves and 30/40s feel to the dress, something vintage, with lace, and unique. Dana helped sketch out my ideas and bring it together and when she showed me the hand-dyed silk and chiffon she had in a pale blush I was sold! When I tried on the finished article I just knew I had the right dress for me – magical!
My earrings were from a shop in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham (where I am from). but the name of the shop escapes me – sorry! I had bought them ages ago and never intended them for the wedding but as the dress and look came together – they felt right! My hair comb was made by Jurgita at Lavender by Jurgita who I found through etsy!
After having my hair trial I thought that I should have comb that echoed the vintage look and the pearls would tie in with my pearls on the dress – and could sit in the rolls of hair at the back.… View the full post.