Wes and Laura married in April at Farbridge barn, Chichester. The wedding was simply IMMENSE.
If I had been told that this was an inspiration shoot then I would have been one fooled wedding blogger. I am not going to say anymore. Just sit back, drink in these gorgeous details captured exquisitely by navy blur and indulge in Laura’s big day write up.
It Was Right
My dress was from a shop in Horsham called crystal brides. I had seen a dress I loved in a magazine by designer mon cheri. After trying on lots of different dresses in the shop, I just knew that the dress in the magazine was the one! The shop ordered It in for me and I knew it was right straight away.
I brought a plain veil online for £10 and sewed tiny seed beads all the way round it edge. Id seen a similar veil for £180 in the shops! I made my halo beaded head piece myself, saving tons of money again!
My shoes were cute little ballet style shoes from Topshop.
I saw some awesome metal heart bracelets in Primark and Wes stuck the hearts into my shoes!
I had my hair done at bouffant salon in Worthing, I went for loose curls and the sides pinned up to showcase my halo headband. The gorgeous makeup artist lia boccia came to my house on the wedding day and did all of our make up.
I went for a natural look, but with false eyelashes. I brought a gorgeous MAC lipstick for the day in a pretty pink. (which I preceded to loose on the dance floor. Lol!)
The fab florist Bo-k did our flowers. I spent a lot of time with Becky deciding on a vintage mis-matched theme, teacups, jam jars and teapots with flowers in.
Becky really understood my vision and seeing all the flowers set up on the day was amazing. We decided to add a pop of quirkiness by adding yellow billy ball flowers. Which I love, they are so fun.
The groomsmens suits were from HM and Next. I brought the green bow ties for the men on eBay for £1.99 each! Bargain! The bridesmaids dress’s were from Coast In a gorgeous sage green colour that matched the bow ties.
Colour Pop Socks
My gorgeous Wes wore a grey suit from Next With the matching green bow tie like the other men. I brought him a pocket watch as a gift for the day, which went really well with his suit. All the men got gifts of cuff links with their initials on.
Wes wore some smart brown shoes from Next. All the men wore brightly coloured socks, which looked great in the photos!
The Stuff Of Dreams
Our amazing photographers, christine and xander from navy blur, made our wedding photo dreams come true! We fell in love with them when we had our engagement shoot in 2011 and love their fun style.
We also had the navy blur photo booth on the wedding day which went down a storm. We have been looking at the wedding photos everyday since the wedding, and I think I could look at them over and over forever!
Gary osborne, owner of film house, videoed on the day and edited it beautifully into a 5 minute extravaganza! It is better then we ever dreamed of and We are so pleased we had it done, it’s such a brilliant reminder of the day.
Cup And Cake
My mum Jayne, a cake decorator made our cake. We designed it together, and it turned out perfect. Bo-k helped make the cake complete with flowers In a tea cup on the top tier and around the base.
I put the cake on a vintage tea trolly that I brought at a car boot sale for £2! We made sure that we took the wheels off so it didn’t roll away.
Our Favourite Songs
Disco fever provided our evening music. Their website was great, it allowed us to hand pick all our music, and guests could request too. A night full of all our favourite songs? Yes please! The dance floor was packed and we had the night of our life!
Can’t Take My Eyes On You
Our first dance had to be a song from our favourite band of all time, muse, can’t take my eyes off you. It starts off as a slow and the chorus builds into a rocky song. Half way through the song we invited everyone to join us on the dance floor and the party began!
Pick And Mix
I knew from the start that I wanted to create my dream pick and mix sweet buffet which would serve as a favour for our guests. We had great fun picking out all jars from ikea and choosing all our fav sweets from a food wholesales.
I hand stamped little striped sweet bags with our wedding date and guests helped the selfs to sweets to take home.
Bunting, Suitcases, Jars And Hearts
I had a very clear vision of what I wanted the barn to look like. Farbridge Barn is a beautiful place and I added bunting, vintage suitcases, candles in jam jars and fabric hearts as decorations. We had soooo many decorations!
A Personal Day
We really wanted our wedding to scream ‘us’! It contained all the things we loved and really was a dream come true. It was very personal, with all the DIY elements that I made with my friends and family’s help.
Do A To Do List
I would tell brides to be that it is never too early to do things. Once it’s done, you can tick it off your list! I did a lot of the work way in advance, so the months before the wedding were not stressful at all.
All the hard work had been done a year ago! I got a notebook and made it a month by month to do list, each month up until the wedding. So each month I knew what tasks I was had to do.
Breaking it down month by month meant I never got over whelmed with too much to do at once and it worked out perfectly. Nothing better than ticking off something on your to do list!
Venue – Farbridge barn
Photography – navy blur
Dress – mon cheri
Boutique – crystal brides
Shoes – Topshop
Florals – Bo-k
Hair – bouffant
Make-up – lia boccia
Bit good this one innit?
Thanks to Wes and Laura for sharing their big day with us. It is a veritable Smörgåsbord of big day inspiration.