Inspiration

You can’t help but get all those summer feels from a garden party wedding! Lulu & Shay were married on a glorious day in September, and the vibes are simply immaculate. From the bride & grooms stunning outfits (that suit - yes Shay!) to the joy you can see radiating from every inch of this intimate day, we are just transfixed by the love this couple clearly have for one another. Oh, and just 7 days to get their day together? Well, with the help of their nearest and dearest (and a few neighbours), they were able to make it happen. Hey, you know how the song goes… I get by with a little help from my friends. All expertly captured by recommended supplier, Ania Ames Photography.


Garden party wedding with vibrant colour scheme and Indian traditions

Thursday was the most insane and beautiful day. Myself, Shay, a bunch of his friends, and my big brother literally transformed the garden. It was magical.

Lulu & Shay

VIBE

I said in my speech: ”just as it takes a village to raise a child, it took a village to make this day happen." From the decor donations, to the boys doing all the heavy lifting and tent-building the day before, to my father-in-law collecting the food on the day and driving it all back, to my best friends holding the ceremony and marrying us. It was just pure joy and love filled, co-created magic.

FAVOURITE MOMENT

What we created in the garden was magical. Walking up holding my brother's arm tightly, my two fluffs close behind, continually stepping on my veil and pulling on my skirt. Walking towards Shay, who was side by side with Jamie and Phil. All my favourite people in the world. I arrived and Shay said "the flowers are beautiful!" I jokingly replied, "and me!" We all laughed and from that moment it was just pure fun and love.

If this year has taught us anything, it’s that people will make their wedding happen no matter what! Love conquers all, and we’re seriously here for it.

Our previous wedding talk was focused around how we could keep our guest list below a few hundred, how we would feed, entertain and toilet everyone! It was stressful and we honestly didn't want it. So, having a lockdown wedding was kind of a blessing, because it was completely out of our hands. It was co-created by our closest loved ones. If we asked for help, we received it, and everyone played a role. It was minimum cost and maximum love, and pulling it together in 4 days shows what's possible - months of planning is unnecessary stress!

Lulu & Shay

A garden party wedding is seriously our vibe, and it may just be yours too. Take a look at this English country garden marquee wedding, complete with hanging foliage garlands and hoops. Or, how about this botanical inspired wedding, with all those whimsical and fairytale vibes. 

Written by Ella Turner

Featured suppliers

Florist: Jessica Mary Flowers | Wedding Cake: Kasia's Cakes | Hair Stylist: Charlotte Frances | Makeup Artist: Lucy Macdonald | Bridal Gown: Grace Loves Lace | Grooms Suit: Topman | DJ : DJ Lady Envy | Harpist: Miss Miranda Booth

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