Now this is a cracker of a burgundy & gold winter wedding! What a super cool couple Luke & Georgie are! Their local church wedding ceremony was filled with Christmas trees, as well as an epic flower arch over the entrance. They then completely transformed their reception venue Ramster Hall into a haven of fairy lights, warmth and wonderful woodland table decorations. Bride Georgie is a makeup artist by day, and just oozes style. Opting for gorgeous Lillian West bridal separates (including pockets in the skirt), and keeping true to herself with her adorable pixie cut. Her bridesmaids also looked fierce by her side in burgundy Coast sequin tops and high low skirts. Talk about goals! There are plenty more helpful tips, gorgeous pictures by Matt Penberthy and Film by John Harris Wedding Films to ogle over, so I'll keep you no more and let this lovely Christmassy wedding unfold before you.
Lillian West Bridal Separates with Pockets!Georgie the Bride: I had a complete open mind when it came to my dress, I had no expectations but really didn’t expect to fall in love with something that wasn’t tight and embellished but I did! I loved the fact my Lillian West gown was a two piece and the selling point for me was it had pockets, what more could a girl want in a wedding dress. The only thing missing for me were straps so the lovely ladies at Wedding Frox got some extra lace which was added to make the off the shoulder style which I love. My petal effect veil was a bargain from Etsy (MariamiMariami) and the stars I wore in my hair were something I already had. My shoes were another bargain from Kurt Geiger sale, I wanted a pop of colour and they were perfect and so comfortable. In the evening I swapped out of my big skirt and put a Needle and Thread skirt on, which I’d had a big split put in the front of and I wore with flats, perfect for dancing. I kept my accessories simple wearing all gifts I had received on the morning of the wedding, Tiffany diamond earrings along with an Astley Clarke necklace and Monica Vinader bracelet.
Grooms Suit & Tweed WaistcoatLuke wore a rented suit from Dapper Formalwear in Dorking, we got all the ushers and FOB to wear the same suit but different tweed waistcoats. He wore oxblood shoes to tie in with our colour scheme. In the evening Luke changed into a burgundy velvet dinner jacket from Moss Bros with a black bow tie, I love that jacket.
Ramster Hall Wedding VenueThere couldn’t of been a more perfect venue for us than Ramster Hall, it was christmassy, cosy, had open fires and was 15 minutes from home. We only visited Ramster while venue hunting and knew straight away that it was the perfect venue for our dream December wedding.
Burgundy & Gold Winter Wedding Decor & FlowersOur colour scheme was burgundy, blush and gold which we thought really complemented the time of year without screaming christmas. We chose to have lots of candle light and used burgundy candles which really stood out on the tables. Our florist Michelle Rust really understood what we were going for when decorating the venue. I had been collecting candelabras and other things from local charity shops for a few months before the wedding, when I handed it all over to Michelle I was never expecting it to look as beautiful as it did on the day, I don’t know how she did it. She also had a huge collection of tea light holders vases etc of her own which all came together amazingly and the great hall was breath taking when we walked in. I love feathers and Michelle worked them into my bouquet so naturally along with putting some into the buttonholes too. I wanted a wild yet neat bouquet for myself and the bridesmaids with long flowing ribbons against our plain skirts. Claire at Nessa Noelle did all of our wedding stationery, she understood exactly what look we were going for and everything was perfect, again with lots of burgundy, gold and feathers!
Burgundy Sequin Bridesmaid SeparatesThe bridesmaids all wore Coast outfits and like mine they were also two pieces which I loved. The sequins were perfect for Christmas and their rose gold ASOS shoes added even more sparkle.
Local Church Wedding CeremonyOur ceremony was really special, it was in the church where we were both christened and it fell on the weekend our local church had their Christmas tree festival meaning the church had about 50 Christmas trees dotted around and we sung Christmas carols during the service, it was perfect!
Wedding EntertainmentIn the evening we had Juke Rox band, they were recommended by a friend and they were incredible. They had such a great mix of music and got everyone dancing, the sax player was wandering around the dance floor and we all just loved it.
Hearty Winter Wedding FoodOur catering was done by Jacaranda, we started with mulled wine and prosecco as welcome drinks, the mulled wine was very popular because it was freezing outside! Our meal was individually baked Camembert, Sausage & mash followed by sticky toffee pudding and it really was as good as it sounds. We just picked things we love and luckily our guests loved it all too. In the evening we had a cheese tower and chip boats. Our cake was made by Luke’s godmother and was all eaten on the night, we didn’t get a look in.
Wedding PhotographerWe found Matt Penberthy on Instagram and we knew instantly he was the photographer we would really love to capture our day, he had done a couple of weddings at Ramster previously and we absolutely loved his style. It's so us. We felt so comfortable with Matt on the day, nothing was forced and we are so incredibly happy with all of our images. He captured the feel of the wedding perfectly and we really couldn’t of asked for a nicer guy to have as such a big part of our day.
Wedding VideographerWe used John Harris Wedding Films for our video which we are yet to see but we can’t wait.
Videographer: John Harris Wedding Films | Wedding Dress Designer: By Lillian West | Evening Skirt: Needle & Thread | Bridal Boutique: Wedding Frox | Wedding Veil: Etsy Shop MariamiMariami | Bridal Shoes: Kurt Geiger | Earrings: Tiffany & Co. | Bracelet: Monica Vinader | Necklace: Astley Clarke | Grooms Suit: Dapper Formalwear | Dinner Jacket: Moss Bros | Venue: Ramster Hall Weddings | Florsit: Michelle Rust | Wedding Stationery : Nessa Noelle | Bridesmaid Outfits: Coast | Bridesmaid Shoes: ASOS | Band: Juke Rox | Catering: Jacaranda Catering