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Lorna

Lorna

About Lorna

Lorna loves a new posh frock, is a hopeless romantic and is lucky enough to be living her 'happily ever after' with her wonderful husband & three beautiful babas.

Couple
Couple
Timeless English Country Garden Inspiration at Boconnoc House and Estate in Cornwall, Styled by On Serpantine Shores | The Garden Gate Flower Company Floral Design | Peboryon Elegant Wedding Cakes | Debs Alexander Photography
Boconnoc
Boconnoc
Timeless English Country Garden Inspiration at Boconnoc House and Estate in Cornwall, Styled by On Serpantine Shores | The Garden Gate Flower Company Floral Design | Peboryon Elegant Wedding Cakes | Debs Alexander Photography
Bouquet
Bouquet
Timeless English Country Garden Inspiration at Boconnoc House and Estate in Cornwall, Styled by On Serpantine Shores | The Garden Gate Flower Company Floral Design | Peboryon Elegant Wedding Cakes | Debs Alexander Photography
Groom
Groom
Timeless English Country Garden Inspiration at Boconnoc House and Estate in Cornwall, Styled by On Serpantine Shores | The Garden Gate Flower Company Floral Design | Peboryon Elegant Wedding Cakes | Debs Alexander Photography
Cakes
Cakes
Timeless English Country Garden Inspiration at Boconnoc House and Estate in Cornwall, Styled by On Serpantine Shores | The Garden Gate Flower Company Floral Design | Peboryon Elegant Wedding Cakes | Debs Alexander Photography
Arbour
Arbour
Timeless English Country Garden Inspiration at Boconnoc House and Estate in Cornwall, Styled by On Serpantine Shores | The Garden Gate Flower Company Floral Design | Peboryon Elegant Wedding Cakes | Debs Alexander Photography
Flowers
Flowers
Timeless English Country Garden Inspiration at Boconnoc House and Estate in Cornwall, Styled by On Serpantine Shores | The Garden Gate Flower Company Floral Design | Peboryon Elegant Wedding Cakes | Debs Alexander Photography
Bride
Bride
Timeless English Country Garden Inspiration at Boconnoc House and Estate in Cornwall, Styled by On Serpantine Shores | The Garden Gate Flower Company Floral Design | Peboryon Elegant Wedding Cakes | Debs Alexander Photography
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A Botanical Inspired, English Garden Wedding in Cornwall

Step back in time for a beautiful showcase of timeless elegance in an english country garden, at the gorgeous Boconnoc House in Cornwall no less.

Executed to perfection by a wealth of talent including stylist Alex Holyer of On Serpentine Shores, The Garden Gate Flower Company and Peboryon cakes. And captured to perfection for your swooning and pinning pleasure by Debs Alexander.

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Jackie & Harry

First and foremost bride Jackie’s custom ‘Clemence’ Halfpenny London bridal gown is a knockout. All that appliqué is just heavenly, and she looks like a goddess amongst the white Italian venue Masseria Potenti in Puglia.

I also can’t deny how refreshing it is to see an array of colours and prints worn by her best girls. A sure fire way of including all your favourites in the line up.

Then there’s the outdoor reception of dreams, filled with brightly coloured florals, vines and fairy lights and looking equally magical by day as it does by night.

I’m so glad fate brought this couple together, as it means we get to swoon over their adorable love story, and all the dreamy captures by Petar Jurica.

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Laura & Jake

When you have a couple as fun and full of personality as Laura & Jake you need a venue to match. The pub wedding venue, The Bell in Ticehurst certainly fits the bill with its famous neon sign ‘I will always love you my friend’, Edison bulbs and tuba urinals.

Having such a character filled location meant very few decorations were needed, so the couple opted for green and white wild blooms and an alternative doughnut tower wedding cake.

One thing that also radiates the page is bride Laura’s smile, she literally kept saying to photographer Emma of Epic Love Story “I’m having so much fun!’ Luckily Emma captured that feeling of pure joy in her amazing pictures so we and, our gorgeous couple can relieve the happiness again and again.

If you’ve fallen for the eccentricity of The Bell in Ticehurst too, be sure to view these contemporary weddings there as well.

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Hollie & Rich

Capes are fast becoming my favourite bridal accessory. Bride Hollie’s Pronovias ‘Oringo’ lace bridal gown and matching cape in particular literally floored me it’s that stunning. The fabulous Darina Stoda Photography did an amazing job of capturing its true beauty. The way the light catches it in some of the images is breathtaking.

There are many other elements to this Devonshire wedding you’ll be smitten with too. Take the DIY cork table numbers and name place setting holders the happy couple crafted, not to mention the gorgeous greenery and white florals adorning the wedding breakfast, and ceremony altar and aisle.

You’ll probably want to get your pinning fingers ready for this one. I now I will be. Enjoy.

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L’heure Opulente

I love Winter, but I’ve very much like to spend ‘L’heure Opulente’ translated into an hour of opulence at Le Jardin à La Française surrounded by all the pretty created by Simply Perigord Weddings.

She enlisted the help from many of our fabulous supplier directory members including, The Little Button Bakery and Emily & Jo Stationery. As well as Gemma from The Wedding of My Dreams whose destination wedding we’ve featured on these very pages, and was also there to help us on our shoots for our planning and inspiration book Your Day Your Way.

All the captures by Mathilde Dufraisse will have you longing for your own sun blessed chic French wedding infused with British elegance.

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Sophie & Pete

This adorable couple, and their baby girl Imogen, not only had the perfect rustic wedding at The Gilbert White’s 16th Century Hampshire Barn but they also have the cutest love story, and tales of their relationship to match. I mean, who else can say they resolve an argument over a can of cherry coke?!

Opting for an intimate Afternoon Tea wedding breakfast and oven pizzas for the evening, and adding their personality to the venue with hanging paper lanterns, flower stems in vases, plus a naked wedding cake and calligraphy ‘on the day stationery’ from our very own gal Alice.

All the love and attention to detail was documented beautifully by Joasis Photography, who featured on these very pages only last week with another beautifully captured real wedding.

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Georgie & Luke

Now this is a cracker of a burgundy & gold winter wedding! What a super cool couple Luke & Georgie are! Their local church wedding ceremony was filled with Christmas trees, as well as an epic flower arch over the entrance. They then completely transformed their reception venue Ramster Hall into a haven of fairy lights, warmth and wonderful woodland table decorations.

Bride Georgie is a makeup artist by day, and just oozes style. Opting for gorgeous Lillian West bridal separates (including pockets in the skirt), and keeping true to herself with her adorable pixie cut. Her bridesmaids also looked fierce by her side in burgundy Coast sequin tops and high low skirts. Talk about goals!

There are plenty more helpful tips, gorgeous pictures by Matt Penberthy and Film by John Harris Wedding Films to ogle over, so I’ll keep you no more and let this lovely Christmassy wedding unfold before you.

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Laura & Jonathan

Bride Laura’s fabulous Design Your Own Karen Willis Holmes gown, mixing a Mimi skirt and Zoey bodice to form her dream wedding dress was literally the start of fusing two elements together to make one fabulous piece.

Bride Laura is originally from Yorkshire, and Groom Jonathan is from originally from London, and this gorgeous combination made for a stylish modern wedding in the beautiful setting of the Yorkshire Dales captured by the talented Leanne Jade Photography. They hopped from church to marquee and tied everything in with their wonderful DIY decor and details. Everyone looks like they had the best day, especially the lovely couple.

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Dirty Dancing Lake Lift Engagement Shoot {Abi & Wesley}

Like babies we’re not supposed to have favourites, but this Dirty Dancing lake lift engagement shoot by ALifeLessOrdinary Photography has definitely got to be up there with one of my all time favourite features. So innovative and so personal to this gorgeous couple, is what makes it so special. Not to mention the gorgeous colour saturation and edit of Gavin’s captures.

If there is one message that is clear from this pre wedding shoot it is to do whatever makes you happy, be that a lake lift, a stroll, or posed portraits. As your love will truly shine through and the memories will be there to treasure forever.

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