Contemporary Country.

Babington-House-wedding-by-Ann-Kathrin-Koch

If you have entered our Winter Pinterest competition then you may recognise Jo’s stunning headpiece and over-sized bun, we made sure this luscious image was on our very own board.

As well as covetable accessories and perfect locks (where does one purchase such an incredible hair donut?!…) there are also a pair of pretty pink Kate Spade shoes, a dreamy Jesus Peiro gown and some of the most elegant table decor I’ve seen in a while.

I love candelabras. I love a timeless muted colour palette. And I love it when a bride chooses to throw in some uber glamorous yet slightly unexpected pieces into the mix such as a bright blue glittery Anya Hindmarch clutch bag.

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All To Ourselves

Babington House is a private member country club and part of the Soho House group. This meant having the entire house and beautiful grounds all to ourselves on the wedding day! On top of that Somerset is a lovely part of the countryside not far from London so it was ideal for anyone travelling to and from the wedding.

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There is also a “Cowshed”-brand spa and every single room inside Babington House is simply gorgeous. It wasn’t a hard decision to make.


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Statement

I wore my hair in a massive bun on the top of my head going for a sleek yet classic look. I had found the biggest hair donut ever which worked out perfectly and used my nan’s brooch in the middle as my something old.

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Pop Of Pink

The dress was by Jesus Peiro. I also got a big tulle skirt to wear on top with a beautiful sash fro the ceremony. Afterwards the skirt came off and voilå – transformed within seconds to the long and sleek look of the actual dress.

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I used my grandmother’s brooch and a sparkly blue clutch by Anya Hindmarch to accessorise.

The shoes are bright pink heels by Kate Spade. The perfect pop of colour!

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Colour & Light

The photos were important to us, everyone kept saying how the day will go by so fast and it’s true. Looking back over the wedding photos from Ann-Kathrin Koch brings back the entire day and more.

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Ann was our favourite photographer out of all the ones we looked at. We were drawn to her use of colour and light in the photos and after we saw our own photos we could not have chosen better! She also shoots on film which works so well with a place as pretty as Babington House.

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The Perfect Fit

The bridesmaids all wore Two Birds dresses. The dresses really fitted into my colour scheme and suited every single one of them perfectly.

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Fun Surprises

We wanted a cool but country vibe wedding which still represented our personalities and lots of fun! For the evening we hired a Mariachi band as a surprise for our guests!

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A British Menu

Babington House serves amazing food – we went with rustic British food from local suppliers which worked so well on this cold and rainy day.

The cake was made by our good friend Amanda Connolly. It looked fantastic and tasted even better!

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First Class

I work for Virgin Atlantic so instead of escort cards we designed and printed out Virgin First Class boarding passes for everyone and had two Virgin Atlantic flight attendants lead everyone to their seats.


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Re-Live The Moments

Don’t stress out over the details, it will all come together in the end.
Focus on what’s important to you, it’s so easy to get distracted with everything that you feel you need.

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Try and enjoy the day as best as much as you can, it will be over before you know it! Having an amazing photographer helps, you’ll have a chance to relive the wedding every time you look through the photos.

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Photography: Ann-Kathrin Koch
Venue: Babington House
Brides Gown: Jesus Peiro
Shoes: Kate Spade
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Clutch: Anya Hindmarch
Groom: Moss Bros
Bridesmaid dresses: Twobirds
Cake: friend of the bride, Amanda Connolly

Click here & view all images from this wedding

You can see the entire Jesus Peiro collection in our fashion pack here.

And if you fancy having a butchers at all of the Twobirds gowns you can see those in our fashion pack too!

Big Babington Love

Charlotte xxx

Author: Charlotte O’Shea
Purveyor of short shorts. Make-up junkie. Hopes to grow old disgracefully.

15 thoughts on “Contemporary Country.

  1. That’s probably the best bun I’ve ever seen!!
    Totally agree with everyone that this wedding is just effortlessly stylish!
    Even the cake is glam yet elegant 🙂
    Fern x

  2. Oh my lord!!! I don’t even know where to begin!!! Those shoes, THAT hair do, the amazing dress (detachable skirt?? Hello!!!), the stunning venue (one of my favourite venues! If I were getting married in England, this is where I’d do it), the stunning table settings, those shots under the cherry blossom trees…..aaah it’s all too much!! Amazing, amazing! Congratulations to them both.

    By the way, how blue are Jo’s eyes??? Mine are very green with jealousy right now!! 🙂 Such a stunning bride! Xxx

  3. Thank you all so much for the lovely comments! And big hugs to RMW for having us. 🙂

    Kate Murphy – you can get the mail bag at notonthehighstreet.com or ebay.

    Lydia – they are part of Babington House’s decorations.

  4. Love the dress, the cherry-blossom photos and that mail bag! I’m going to notonthehighstreet.com right now… Thank you for sharing such a beautiful wedding! x

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