Helen and Bryn's wildflower wedding is a breath of fresh air on this cold and blustery January day. Everything from the bold bridesmaids dresses, to the buttonholes brings joy and is full of colour. And the sun shone down on it all, bringing gorgeous light to the images captured by the very lovely Jo Hastings. If you're feeling bit glum today, then this wedding will cheer you up. It's a great reminder that actually, Spring is just around the corner...
Our WeddingHelen The Bride: When we planned our wedding we agreed that it was most important to get the simple things right: food, drink and entertainment. Above all, this would ensure a relaxed environment that everyone could enjoy. Neither of us are religious but we wanted singing at the ceremony: so we had the congregation sing some modern 'hymns': It Must be Love by Madness and Stand by Me by Ben E King.
The FashionHelen eschewed expensive London bridal boutiques in favour of Stockport's Isabella Bridal, who made a bespoke dress exactly as Helen wanted it. She favoured beautiful lacework over extravagant bling. Bryn however went for a Saville Row suit from Cad and the Dandy. The bridesmaids, Helen and Bryn's sisters, wore emerald green dresses from Boden, chosen to match Helen's engagement ring. The best man and ushers all wore blue suits like the groom. Matched with ties and pocket squares from MrsBowtie.
The VenueThe venue, Pimhill Barn, is where Helen used to come to pet farm animals as a little girl. Now the Elizabethan barn has been converted into a fantastic wedding venue with views across Shropshire's stunning countryside. We decorated the venue simply with bunting and wildflowers (from Lulu Flowers in Shrewsbury), in keeping with the venue's rustic charm.
The FoodThe chef from a local pub (The Stanton Arms) put together a great menu of creative and quality food. The father of the bride built a bar from scratch and stocked it with ales from the brewery next door (Salopian). This meant we could choose exactly what we wanted for food and drink.
The ReceptionIn the evening the barn became the venue for a great party. Vibetown learnt Moloko's the Time is Now especially for the first dance and followed it with two sets of funk and soul classics.
Bride: Isabella Bridal | Shoes: Rachel Simpson | Groom: Cad & The Dandy | Bowties: Mrs Bowtie | Venue: Pimhill Barn | Flowers: Lulu Flowers | Bridesmaids: Boden | Necklaces: Oliver Bonas | Music : Tony Skeggs | Evening Entertainment: Vibetown | Catering: The Stanton Arms | London Bus: Routemaster 4 Hire