A Wang Wedding… Part 2

It’s an early start with this afternoons post today as our web hosting provider has some scheduled maintenance planned from 4pm. We’re as fed up about it as you are, but we’ll be back bright and early tomorrow to resume usual wedding pretty provision ;). In the meantime, enjoy Part 2.


Welcome back for Part 2 of this modern take on the elegant country wedding. Rachel and Tom added lots of unique touches to make their wedding stand out and the groom manages to equal his lovely wife’s attire in the style stakes! No mean feat in a Vera Wang Gown.

All the lovely images are courtesy of Claudine Sinnett from Moments Captured Photography.

A Super Sharp

Tom didn’t want to go for the traditional wedding attire of morning suit or tails and so we decided to let all the men in the bridal party pick out their own grey suit and bought them each a matching blue/grey/white striped tie from COS. Tom found his suit in Hugo Boss, his shirt was from Thomas Pink, shoes Kurt Geiger and VERY skinny tie was D&G.

We bought Tom and his best man some great orange and cream stripy socks from Urban Outfitters; everyone had a little giggle at them during the ceremony when Tom and I had to kneel and gave all our guests a little flash. I don’t very often get the opportunity of seeing Tom looking so smart as he has a manual job and dresses quite casually at the weekends so when I saw him stood at the bottom of the aisle, I thought he looked quite dashing. He had his suit tailored to fit him perfectly which I thought was definitely worth it. I asked Tom to turn around when I was walking down the aisle as I knew I would be nervous and he did do with a big smile on his face. Before I knew it, I was stood next to him holding his hand.

Pod Flowers

We chose a classic neutral colour palette for our flowers. My bouquet included white hydrangea and cream avalanche roses and the bridesmaids all held a bouquet of white hydrangeas. The men’s button holes and ladies corsages were made up with cream spray roses.

Our table centres were tall arrangements of white hydrangea, cream roses and white delphiniums with a single cream rose in the stem of each vase. We also had a couple of arrangements at the church which were then delivered to the venue consisting of the same flowers as the centre pieces.

We decorated a fireplace in the main reception area of the venue with single roses and hydrangea heads of different heights in small vases. All our flowers were supplied and arranged By Lorna at POD.

Moments Captured….

Claudine from Moments Captured was our photographer along with her assistant Tash. I didn’t want too many posed shots as we didn’t want to spend hours away from our family and friends, plus neither of us are great in photo’s – saying that Claudine managed to capture some lovely ones of us together.

Her pictures say it all really!

Cake and Paper

I was always drawn to cakes designed by the US cake designer April Reed; they are quite classic and simple with a modern twist. After a bit of searching I came across Anna Tyler Cakes in Bristol and she didn’t disappoint, not only did the cake look fab, it tasted great too. We went for a four tier cake to look like a 3 tier as the middle tier was double height. Each tier was a different flavour – vanilla, chocolate and lemon sponge. The cake was decorated in plain ivory icing with rose sugar flowers and hydrangea petals scattered over the whole cake, finished off with an ivory ribbon around the bottom of each tier.

Our invites and save the dates were from Momental Designs in the US and I came over all creative and made all the stationery for the day using the same font and colour scheme to tie in.

Delicious and Unique

We organised for an old fashioned tricycle to arrive at the church after the ceremony to serve all our guests an ice cream.

We also arranged for 80 white balloons to be handed to each guest during the drinks reception. Tied to the bottom of the ribbon was a little luggage tag with the wording ‘Make A Wish…….’ On the count of three everyone released them into the air along with our wishes.

Let’s hope a few come true!

Dancing the Night Away

We went for both a dj and band for our evening entertainment and a singer/ keyboard player during the drinks reception. Our band was Carl Sinclair, the way I always describe them is that they have a similar style to Jamie Cullum. Everyone absolutely loved them and a couple of our friends are planning on using them for their forthcoming weddings/parties. The drummer also went down extremely well amongst the female guests….not so sure the men were quite so impressed!!

We had a bit of a nightmare with the dj as our original dj cancelled on us a couple of weeks before the wedding and so I frantically searched for a new one to step in at short notice, which meant I couldn’t be too picky, however he did a good job. We didn’t want anything too formal for our drinks reception and hired a girl called Anna Palmer (also known as Little Palm) to sing and play the keyboard. Her style is quite chilled and easy listening, a little similar to Adele.

We chose Your Song by Elton John for our first dance as it’s always been one of both of our favourite songs.

It’s lovely to see so many RMW touches in this wedding made completely unique and personal to Rachel and Tom. Thanks go to both of them for sharing the day with all of us here at Rock My Wedding, and thanks also to Claudine from Moments Captured for sending it in.

Yours Truly,


Moments Captured is a Rock My Wedding Sponsor, however all real wedding submissions are chosen on individual merit and no part of this wedding has been sponsored.

Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

26 thoughts on “A Wang Wedding… Part 2

  1. Wowzers. I love the balloons. Are they more eco than those sky lantern things? The boy and best friend have an issue with sky lanterns. I shall investigate balloons.

    Is there anywhere we can see more pictures of the table centres? They sound LUSH

  2. Congratulations to you both, looks like a lovely wedding!

    Ditto on the table florals request please! We’ve read about them, but can we see them, pretty please?

  3. What a beautiful wedding – loving the flowers! With regards to sky lanterns and being green – I’m sure one of my b&gs had lanterns that didn’t have the metal cages inside – instead the structure was made of wool (more expensive but much better for the environment and can be ingested by animals without harm).

  4. Thank you again for the lovely comments ladies! Unfortunately the photographer had a problem with a few of our pics and doesn’t have one of the table centres, i have a couple though from friends and family which i can forward onto you if you email me. My address is rachel@stantarver-shopfitting.co.uk Rach xx

  5. Those balloons…may have to steal that idea. Looked and sounded bloody fantastic!
    Am seconding the awesomeness of the ‘veil in the groom’s face’ photo! xx

  6. Rachel, Truly an amaziung wedding. As a friend who admires your style, you really didn’t dissapoint!!! All of those special touches you thought of didn’t go un-noticed.
    I would have you help me plan my wedding any day ha!
    Lots of Love your partner in crime

  7. Hi everyone, I’ve also got a few shots of the table designs, which I will forward onto Rachel.
    Lovely bride, really enjoyed doing this wedding.
    Lorna @ pod – Rachel’s florist.

  8. Oh my goodness this is all so gorgeous! Who did you use for your ice cream tricycle I’ve been investigating but would like a word of mouth recommendation xxx

  9. Hi Laura, we used a company based in Moreton in Marsh called Cotswold Hill Ice Creams, i don’t think they have a website but I can give you their contact details if you want them. I think they were really quite reasonable too. We don’t live in the Cotswolds but i managed to find them quite easily on google. Where are you based? Rachel xx

  10. We’re based in Kent so they probably won’t travel that far 🙁 I’ve just googled them and think I’ve found them so I will drop them an email! Congrats on your gorgeous wedding 🙂 xxx

  11. Would anyone like to buy a kidney so I can buy a Vera?

    It is just so darn beautiful….

    **Wonders what else can DIY/not invite/make guests sleep in tents to afford Vera**

    Great tip on the wool sky lanterns. They still get stuck in tractor’s and things (wedding on farm = irate neighbours). Does anyone else have any suggestions/tips. I’m still loving the baloons though. I saw a wedding on YAYW where they had red hearts which looked amazing too.

  12. Lovely pics and wow, what a gown! The shoes & necklace are rather yummy too……. 🙂

    Wrt sky laterns the wedding lady at my venue mentioned last night that the Govt. is proposing to ban them at some point early next year due to the fire risk & injuries that are being suffered by farm animals.

  13. Hi Laura, Thank you! Nail vanish was by Chanel – Miami Peach. I also have a Barry M one which is very similar at a fraction of the price. I know it prob looks like i’m a real designer gal (if only) with all the labels I wore for the wedding but i’m really just normal high street girl 99% of the time. xx

  14. What a gorgeous wedding 🙂 You looked stunning in that fab gown !

    Really really loved your necklace – it’s just the sort of thing I’m after for my very own wedding

    Would you mind divulging your necklace source – as I’ve been trawling for that sort of thing for ages ?

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