Preparations
Preparations
A Stewart Parvin Wedding Dress for a navy colour themed wedding with Alice Temperley Bridesmaids dresses and a groom in Burberry and a pink peony bouquet by Sarah Gawler Photography.
Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids
A Stewart Parvin Wedding Dress for a navy colour themed wedding with Alice Temperley Bridesmaids dresses and a groom in Burberry and a pink peony bouquet by Sarah Gawler Photography.
Groom
Groom
A Stewart Parvin Wedding Dress for a navy colour themed wedding with Alice Temperley Bridesmaids dresses and a groom in Burberry and a pink peony bouquet by Sarah Gawler Photography.
Married
Married
A Stewart Parvin Wedding Dress for a navy colour themed wedding with Alice Temperley Bridesmaids dresses and a groom in Burberry and a pink peony bouquet by Sarah Gawler Photography.
Flowers
Flowers
A Stewart Parvin Wedding Dress for a navy colour themed wedding with Alice Temperley Bridesmaids dresses and a groom in Burberry and a pink peony bouquet by Sarah Gawler Photography.
Wedding Party
Wedding Party
A Stewart Parvin Wedding Dress for a navy colour themed wedding with Alice Temperley Bridesmaids dresses and a groom in Burberry and a pink peony bouquet by Sarah Gawler Photography.
Cake
Cake
A Stewart Parvin Wedding Dress for a navy colour themed wedding with Alice Temperley Bridesmaids dresses and a groom in Burberry and a pink peony bouquet by Sarah Gawler Photography.
Embrace
Embrace
A Stewart Parvin Wedding Dress for a navy colour themed wedding with Alice Temperley Bridesmaids dresses and a groom in Burberry and a pink peony bouquet by Sarah Gawler Photography.
Marquee
Marquee
A Stewart Parvin Wedding Dress for a navy colour themed wedding with Alice Temperley Bridesmaids dresses and a groom in Burberry and a pink peony bouquet by Sarah Gawler Photography.
First Dance
First Dance
A Stewart Parvin Wedding Dress for a navy colour themed wedding with Alice Temperley Bridesmaids dresses and a groom in Burberry and a pink peony bouquet by Sarah Gawler Photography.
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Annie & Gareth

This morning’s wedding is pretty with a capital ‘P’. It’s fresh, it’s light and oh so dreamy and I’m completely lusting after Annie’s candy pink peony and ranunculus bouquet which complements her delicate lace Stewart Parvin gown perfectly.

Annie mentioned that she incorporated flourishes of pink into her neutral colour scheme for a pretty country garden feel and I think she’s hit the nail on the head wonderfully. I also adore the sweet monogrammed teacups next to Annie and Gareth’s cake which double up as a cake topper without being a cake topper per se.

Also can we just talk about the cake for a moment. Whoever thought up of the combination of Guinness and chocolate is a ruddy genius in my eyes…I would very much like to try a slice of this bad boy!

Come on, let’s take a look…

The Brides Fashion

Annie The Bride: I loved the fluidity of my Stewart Parvin dress and the lace detailing. It was perfect for our church ceremony but also really easy to dance in. I chose fresh flowers for my hair to add a little country romance. I kept jewellery to a minimum as I didn’t want anything to overpower the dress.

The Grooms Fashion

Gareth chose a dark blue Burberry suit with a pale pink tie and Reiss pocket square. He’s a big brogues fan so treated himself to a beautiful pair of black Grensons

The Venue

We loved the idea of getting married in a place that we knew well so we chose the sweet country church just a stone’s throw away from where I grew up and our family garden for the reception.

Flowers

One of my bridesmaids and a family friend did all the flowers – the bouquet was a beautiful hand tie of peonies and freesias. They also made loads of little arrangement in jars, vases and milk churns which decorated the church for our ceremony and were bought back to the marquee and completed the decor there afterwards. We kept to whites, neutrals with flourishes of pink for a pretty country garden feel.

The Wedding Party Fashion

The wedding party all wore dark blue to tie in with Rob’s suit. The bridesmaids’ dresses were from Alice Temperley’s Somerset range and had lace detailing around the shoulders which tied in nicely with my dress. Also, they each chose different colour shoes and altered their dresses slightly so they didn’t all look exactly the same. The groomsmen all wore their own suits with brightly coloured socks and pale pink Reiss pocket squares as a gift from us.

Entertainment

For the wedding reception we chose a jazz trio. We wanted something mellow and conducive to getting people in a relaxed party mood. We’re part of a big circle of friends and we all love to dance so the choice for the evening entertainment was really important to us. Beat Junkies were brilliant – the dance floor was packed all night – dancing with our friends was an absolute highlight of the day!

Food

Our beautiful cake was made by my maid of honour’s mum at Llandinabo Farm Kitchen. It was Guinness and chocolate with rough white icing and tumbling flowers. So delicious.

Photographer

As I mentioned we are part of a big circle of friends and Sarah has photographed many of our weddings. Most of us are married now so we’ve seen her at work on many occasions so felt really comfortable with her both taking our pictures and fitting in with the flow of the day. Everything from discussing what we wanted from the photos beforehand to the way they are presented when they arrive, was perfect.

Photography by Sarah Gawler
Author: Lauren Gautier-Ollerenshaw
Lolly is a self-professed frustrated florist and styling maven with an endless passion for all things pretty.
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