Erika the Bride:
When we got engaged we knew we wanted it to be a fun and relaxed wedding so we decided to have a marquee at my parents farm where I grew up just near Knutsford in Cheshire. We used Posh Frock and Wellies
to create a rustic country vibe.
My husband Jamie works in the catering industry and he knew exactly what we wanted so I left that part to him, we bought all the food ourselves and some chef friends helped us create the perfect buffet.
The cermony was at St Lawrences in Over Peover, it is the Church my parents got married in so was very special to get married there.
We had vintage landrovers from Love Machine Cars
they were so much fun to travel in and fit our rustic theme perfectly.
We made a lot of the decorations ourselves and pulled in lots of friends and family to help us out. A lot of inspiration came from Pinterest and RMW.
Jamie and I wanted a relaxed festival vibe to the wedding. We had long trestle tables with hessian runners, our colours were rose gold and blush pink. My sister made the table plan, a large dream catcher on a copper pipe frame. We used my Dad's guitar case for the wedding cards.
I sourced all the teas lights for the tables from Hobbycraft
All the table invites and wedding invitations were designed and printed by myself.
One of my favourite things is my Dad's digger, we used it to house the beer, it worked brilliantly. The Gin bar was also a roaring success.
helped to style the marquee and put all our ideas into action on the days before the wedding.
I was very particular about the style of flowers I wanted whimsical, nothing structured, just beautiful wild flowers. Country Flowers
did our church flowers and marquee flowers and they were exactly what I had hoped for, I got my flower crown from The White Orchid
in Knutsford. I loved the flowers, they were perfect.
Well I am lucky that my sister Fiona owns and creates the British bridal brand Felicity Cooper
. We sat around the dining table one evening with a glass of fizz and sketched out what was to be my dream wedding dress. Fiona brought the sketch to life and I was so pleased with it, the cotton lace was so unusual. I had always wanted a low back and Fiona suggested adding the sleeves for that extra bohemian vibe. It was so comfortable to wear all day. It will be the feature dress of her 2017 collection so I'm very proud of it.
My shoes were from Dune
and Fiona made me a cathedral juliet cap veil to go with my flower crown.
Bridesmaids wore nude pink chiffon dresses from ASOS
. My sisters team at Felicity Cooper Bridal created three little flower girl dresses to match my dress, using the same lace.
With my sister being a bridal designer she knew lots of industry contacts, she suggested Jo Bradbury
as she knew her style was exactly what we were looking for and she was right. Jo captured our day perfectly, in the fine art style we love.
We had the fantastic band The Revs
....., they certainly for the dance rocking all night.