Lou & Jamie's magical woodland wedding would not be complete without...coral bridesmaid dresses, of course! Those pretty dresses from Recommended supplier, Rewritten Bridesmaids, add a pop of colour to the palette of their natural outdoor setting. Plus, the bride added to her gorgeous look with shoes from Recommended supplier, Esska Shoes. The most important thing to this couple was making sure their wedding was full of personal and sentimental touches, which it certainly is! The couple, and their friends and family, participated in a variety of DIY projects that were beautifully captured by Recommended supplier, Indiego Photography.
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The ceremony in the woods was amazing - such a special moment that we'll never ever forget! Such a beautiful setting to say I do, we were so lucky the weather held out so we could have it outside exactly as we had always planned and hoped. The sun even came out in time for the vows - incredible.
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Lou & Jamie decided to get married outdoors amongst the ash, oak and birch trees at The Barn at Drovers. They wanted all the magical woodland vibes both outdoors and for their indoor reception. To make that happen they added plenty of ivy inside to complement the floral garlands they had decorating the trees. It wasn't only the venue that looked stunning, but Lou's beaded wedding dress is so beautiful. The coral bridesmaid dresses also really complement the overall colour palette the couple chose with their flowers, and a custom cocktail appropriately called the JLOU. There were plenty of personal touches with Lou wearing a headpiece that her mum wore at her own wedding. The couple married on the carpet/rug that Lou's parents bought on their honeymoon.
Lou & Jamie wanted their wedding to feel relaxed and personal to them. So, naturally, they had plenty of DIY! Jamie's mum made the cake and necklaces for the bridesmaids. Lou's mum DIY'd lots of macrame lanterns, crochet bunting, and crochet bags for each of the bridesmaids and even made a crochet bandana for their little corgi (and flower girl), Indie. Lou learnt calligraphy and also hand-painted all of the candles as well as the place name cards, table/seating plan, vow booklets and signage! Wow! The couple also bought old chandeliers and took them apart. They then hung the gems as twinkling chimes in the trees, which has a beautiful effect! They also had a 'family tree' where old photos hung from their parents' and grandparents' weddings. The couple also had a reading of Captain Corelli's Mandolin by the father of the groom.
DIY is one of the best ways to make your wedding feel personal!
Lean into the little things that make it unique and personal to you as a couple! We also loved that we were able to spread the celebrations throughout the weekend, as about half of our guests stayed on-site. The day itself goes so quickly, so it was great to have that extra time with all our friends and family. It was also really important to us that everyone in our immediate families and wedding party had a role to play in the wedding, we wanted everyone to feel a part of it with us which made it really special.
If you love coral bridesmaid dresses as much as we do, then you should take a look at this pink bridesmaid dress roundup for some more inspiration. Has Lou's DIY of all of her stationery and signage got you inspired? We can't blame you! If you're looking to DIY your wedding here's how. Or if you're not sure what wedding signs to have, here are the five wedding signs you need for your big day.