Floral installations have dominated weddings this year, and it feels like this is a trend that’s going nowhere. As far as I’m concerned, the wilder the better when it comes to these things, just like the organic feeling displays in this afternoon’s inspiration shoot. It looks as if the plants and flowers are growing directly through the walls and floor of the softly crumbling building, meaning the result is a timeworn yet timeless beauty. If you’re looking to achieve something similar for your own big day, choose a florist who loves to work with installations and isn’t afraid to transform a blank space into something completely different. We have lots of brilliant florists on our handpicked supplier directory, The List, if you’re still searching for the right one.
How’s this for a true farm style wedding, an honorary chicken guest strolling around your outdoor barn ceremony at High House Farm Brewery in Northumberland, making for excellent photo opportunities by Maureen Du Preez.
Even though we adore the chick, the stars of the day were most definitely bride and groom, Helen and Daniel. Helen looks stunning in a vintage lace gown by Katya Katya, bought from one of our favourite boutiques The Case of The Curious Bride. She completes her look with a delicate juliet cap veil on her fabulous auburn hair, and carried a gorgeous died flower bouquet by Artisan Dried Flower Company.
Following the floral theme are the bridesmaids in vibrant flower dresses from ASOS, and another less traditional addition was the burger bar wedding breakfast. I bet that went down a storm with the guests. All in all this is definitely a rustic wedding not to be missed. Enjoy.
Architects always have the best style – it’s a profession I’d have loved to do, if I could do maths and had a better sense of spatial awareness 😉 So featuring the weddings of architects is pretty much the best next thing for me. Abigail and Andrew’s wedding is every bit as thoughtful, well put together and chic as I’d expect from a couple who careers are based on strong and beautiful visuals and clear functional concepts.
The pair chose Bermondsey Yard Cafe for their reception, which was the perfect blank canvas for them to unleash their understated, elegant style on. We love the mix of industrial and chic – it’s a combination they’ve completely nailed for the whole wedding. Enjoy this one loves, the images come from the wonderful Michelle Wood.
If you’re looking for the perfect personalised wedding gifts you’re going to need to stop by our approved supplier My Icon Story. These design led, storytelling prints are a fantastic present with sentiment you can’t find off the shelf.
My Icon Story fits in with the RMW family with it’s quality, ingenuity and passion by which we are inspired. We support individuality from our brides, grooms, bridesmaids, readers and suppliers from our handpicked supplier directory, The List, so we are absolutely delighted to introduce you to such a unique brand.
Be prepared for your jaw to hit the floor when you see real bride Adelen’s backless ‘Lenora’ Watters Wtoo bridal gown. It is literally breathtaking and suits her down to the ground. The delicate lace fabric amongst the natural woodland location in Oslo, Norway brings a lovely relaxed bohemian vibe to the wedding and couldn’t be more prefect.
The oh so brilliant Through The Woods We Ran photography worked their magic in capturing the picturesque setting and dreamy moments, fun and laughter, so make sure you are sitting comfortably, because believe me you’re going to want to savour every minute.
After that if you’re yearning for more, we highly recommending checking out the rest of Through The Woods We Ran portfolio on RMW. Enjoy.
Elmore Court in Gloucestershire will forever be one of our favourite wedding venues, as it’s where our Creative Director Adam, and his beautiful wife Lizzie got married. (You can see their wedding here if you fancy a nose). It really is one of those rare venues that just ticks every box and I can completely understand why Emma and Sameer fell for it’s charm.
This lovely couple opted for a blush and copper palette, with calligraphy details from the wonderful Ash at Pale Press London and blooms from the talented Rachel at The Rose Shed. The beautiful images are from David Jenkins and I have a feeling his dreamy style is going to make you swoon. This is truly a throughly beautiful wedding, enjoy!
This engagement shoot couldn’t fill me with more joy. The lovely Katie Ingram Photography was able to capture the pure unadulterated love and happiness of her dear friends engagement, in what I can only describe as stunning portraits.
Heading to the Peak District and enjoying the gorgeous woodland, as well as being blessed with that breathtaking golden light. Not to mention a couple of dreams.
I’ve fallen hard for all of the bride and groom to be pictures, but the one of them on the log holds a special place in my heart, probably because it reminded me of the scene from Dirty Dancing.
Enjoy all the fabulous Friday feels lovely ones.
We’ve something a little different here. The wedding of Kim & Otaso is written by both the bride and the wedding planner and stylist, Beattie Bailey.
This really is a beautiful and flower filled garden wedding at Cowdray House, West Sussex. Both the Bride and Groom look stunning and utterly smitten. Kim wears an RMW fave, Suzanne Neville.
A quick note from me to introduce today’s guest post from real bride, Ashley. We featured her wedding a little while ago and loved her writing style. Ashley made a speech on her wedding day, which we know lots of our amazing brides do, but there’s just nothing out there online to help and support you. Which is why we’ve invited Ashley to talk about her brides speech today. Enjoy this feature lovelies, it’s a cracking post and I’m excited to hear all about the fabulous speeches you’ll be making on your wedding day this summer…Fern x
There’s a paradox hidden at the centre of the Wedding Complex.
It is mostly women who run this industry – mostly women who plan the weddings, mostly women who design and make and sell the dresses, mostly women who bake the cakes, mostly women who write these blogs.
But when it comes to wedding day speeches, women are mostly silent.
In a highly unscientific poll of my own friends and family, the reasons seem to fall into two camps: fear and/or tradition.
Now, I can’t promise that this article will cure you of either – but it can’t hurt to try. Because it’s 2018, and silence is no longer an option.