This wedding is extra special because the bride is a wedding planner herself! Rianna planned her own day with a fabulous floral hand painted silk wedding dress. Rianna & Oliver’s wedding at Farbridge is so pretty and magical with an elegant pink and green colour palette, personal readings, a symbolic ring ceremony and even a magician! Capturing all these special moments was Recommended supplier, Jess Soper Photography. The couple also had Recommended supplier, Prezola, for their gift list.

Floral hand painted silk wedding dress

After many years of working as a planner and building strong relationships in the wedding industry, I knew who I would enquire with. Some of our suppliers I had worked with before. We actually saw our photographer Jess Soper in action at our friend's wedding. She was so fun, friendly and quirky, we knew when we met her she just had to be our photographer. For the suppliers that I had not worked with before, I did my research and read reviews, using Instagram and fellow industry recommendations.

Rianna & Oliver

Country barn Wedding 

Rianna & Oliver wanted a luxurious country wedding that wasn't over the top. They had originally planned an Italian weekend wedding but fell in love with Farbridge and changed their minds. Farbridge ticked all of their boxes as it is elegant and subtle in its beauty. As the couple had a post-wedding brunch, it felt like a destination wedding without being one, with all the relaxed and intimate vibes. The priority for the couple was making sure every guest felt spoilt with constant food, drink and entertainment. Rianna's cousin hosted the ceremony alongside the registrars. Another special moment was the readings that Rianna's aunt and Oliver's sister gave. Including Captain Corelli's Mandolin


Hand Painted Silk Wedding Dress

That dress! Rianna had the floral hand painted silk 'Katelyn' wedding dress by Wendy Makin on her Pinterest board for years. She knew for a long time that she was going to get married in that dress. When she was shopping she found out that the dress was the last of the collection as they had stopped making that print. One of Rianna's favourite moments was walking down the aisle and hearing the gasps as people reacted to that statement wedding dress. The day was completed with outstanding entertainment from the magician to the singer and what is apparently the best food a lot of the guests had ever tried! Yum!

We are so in love with the green bridesmaid dresses. They complement the pinks so well!

Even after many years of wedding planning, planning my own wedding has made me relate so much more to my couples. There is so much noise from everyone around you with opinions, it is always great to hear advice and help, but ultimately it is your day so you can choose to take that advice or just say, "thank you but we are going in this direction". Sitting down as a couple is also so important, you can get caught up in the snowball planning that you forgot to spend time together and discuss it.

Rianna & Oliver

Are you obsessed with the floral hand painted silk wedding dress from Wendy Makin? If so, take a look at these metallic wedding dresses if you like something a little less traditional. A magician? Wedding singer? Whatever kind of entertainment you're looking for, our Recommended suppliers are an excellent place to start.

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

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Venue: Farbridge | Photographer: Jess Soper Photography | Videographer: Jack Corthine | Singer: Megan McConnell | Magician: Oliver B Magic | Wedding Band: The Hitsville Soul Stirrers | Wedding DJ: DJ Ash | Florist: Nicky Doodson Flowers | Food: Cuckoo Catering/Simon Nixon | Cake Maker: Botanico | Hair Stylist: Zoe Webbe | Makeup Artist: Shonagh Scott | Wedding Dress: Wendy Makin | Bridal Boutique: Bellissima Weddings | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jacqueline Louise Bridal | Fashion Accessories: Botias | Groom & Groomsmen Outfits: Moss | Shoes: Miu Miu | Planner : The Planning Suite | Menu Stationery: Fiammetta Dogi | Stationery: Babooche Calligraphy

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