Escape the every day with this rustic luxe wedding, a match made in heaven between barn conversion and luxury wedding venue. Gorgeous decorative details make the wood-clad walls and ceilings sing and create an indoors-outdoors feel, which is just perfect for a winter wedding. Kendal & Rob were blessed with beautiful weather, casting a super romantic vibe over the celebrations and resulting in golden hour shots to die for. Oh, and a note on the dress – Lexi by Enzoani – a delicate lace fishtail number with customised cap sleeves. Not only is it completely dreamy, but also Kendal admits that it had a stretchy lining meaning – in her own words – “more wedding cake for me!”. Now that truly is a bride after our own hearts.
Prepare to fall head over heels (and down a rabbit hole) with this English countryside wedding, inspired by the story of Alice in Wonderland. American couple Allie & Justin fell in love with each other at the same time as falling in love with England, so there was only ever one place where they were going to start their happily ever after. Babington House is a stunning venue, and allowed the couple to host a four-day celebration for their friends and family, including a welcome brunch and farewell BBQ, as well as plenty of time to kick back, relax and enjoy the weekend (oh hello Cowshed spa!). With travel having been a cornerstone of their relationship, I love the compass motif incorporated throughout, and can’t get enough of the beautiful blooms, which are playful, wild and whimsical. Loose yourselves in this one, lovelies. It’s enchanting.
It doesn’t take much to make good styling sing, and this gorgeous minimalist wedding is proof that less can most certainly be more. The monochrome colour palette, with grey and amber accents, is modern and timeless in equal measure, and allows the amazing space at Sunbeam Studios to shine whilst also creating an intimate atmosphere. The guests – who flew in from all over the world to celebrate with our Hong Kong-based couple – must have greatly enjoyed the elegance of the occasion, whilst also letting their hair down to music by GoldBeat (booked via handpicked RMW supplier Alive Network). Oh, and plus points for the piñata, which was clearly a hit with the kids (and, ahem, big kids for that matter).
You’d be dotty not to be, well, dotty for this fantastic wed fest set in an old veterinary college in Edinburgh. The bridesmaids burnt orange dresses – sourced from Australia – add an amazing autumnal colour to proceedings and look so good with the beautiful botanicals and foliage which frame the dissection room where dinner was served. Bride Siobhan is a total babe, pairing her stunning Charlie Brear gown (oh hello cheeky leg split!) with a Frida Kahlo-inspired flower crown and polka dot wedding veil. All together now, she wore an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot… oh wait…
If heaven were a place on earth, I think Tuscany would have a good claim to it. Rolling hills, winding roads and cypress trees make for the most picturesque backdrop which, when combined with amazing food and stunning Renaissance architecture, is enough to make your heart skip a beat at every turn – and that’s before you’ve even said your vows! Katrina & Mark’s wedding has that magical quality that only the Italian landscape provides: a classical romance made modern in the stunning setting of Casa Cornacchi. I love the fairytale feel created by the soft textures of the bride’s beautiful lace Essense of Australia dress and the gorgeous drapery hung across the altar and behind the top table. Further romance comes in the form of first look photos, stunning blush and burgundy florals, and beautiful calligraphy signage and stationery, as well as the confetti moment with guests throwing eucalyptus leaves.
I can’t think of two themes richer in colours or flavours than those which inspire this wedding: autumn and Mexico. The striking shades of Sophie & Steve’s autumnal colour scheme – mustards, rust and berries – are vibrant and vivacious, and work so well on all levels: from the mismatched bridesmaids dresses to the bouquets and doughnut wall. Mexican catering, plus margaritas, must have kept guests extremely happy, and a note on the cake – a three-tiered vegan chocolate cherry and almond number – made by local bakery Luminary, a social enterprise that provides training, community and employment opportunities for socially and economically disadvantaged women. Now that truly has a RMW stamp of approval.
Hold on to your hats: this luxe Lost Orangery wedding is otherworldly. The lakeside ceremony, soft pastel colour scheme, wishing tree and breathtaking blooms add a distinctly ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ vibe to proceedings – further enhanced by the fact that guests used the olive chair hoops as hair garlands, which glowed in the evening sun! The pretty pale green bridesmaid dresses perfectly mirror the soft pink drapery in the dining room, which must have also had such a dreamy scent from the orange and bergamot candles given to guests as favours. With the unforgettable Italian-inspired styling by RMW recommended Hollie Freeland – plus unlimited ice cream enjoyed on the lawn after dinner – this is quite some way to start your happily ever after.
Crunchy leaves. Bold colours. The last sniff of summer mixed with the first sniff of winter. Autumn is one of the jewels in nature’s crown, so it’s little wonder that this autumn wedding is so stunning. Claire & Jack wanted to celebrate the season in all its glory, and with foliage, festoon lights and a feast of pie and mash (nom), there is no doubt that they have done so. Captured in all its multicoloured magic by Katrina Bartlam, a member of our handpicked supplier directory The List, this is a truly elegant autumnal affair.
Classic style never goes out of fashion, and this wedding is proof that timeless will always be on trend. The bridal party look picture perfect in their black tie and blush bridesmaids dresses, whilst the bride is a knockout in her off-the-shoulder St Patrick dress. Ooh, that lace! Hampshire Collegiate School – the former home of Florence Nightengale, no less – provides a stunning backdrop to the celebrations, whilst clever calligraphy signs – including a mirror table plan, kraft label place settings and wooden sign – look great and get guests into place. Multitasking at its prettiest! This is the sort of day that will never date. Pinning fingers at the ready…