As much as we love to appreciate a beautiful wedding gown, can we all take a moment to appreciate David’s jacquard suit!? We are loving it! Rachel & David wanted their wedding day to be a reflection of their personalities. Wanting things to be as homemade as possible, they threw themselves into a little DIY work! From the fudge, to the table decorations, to the signs, each piece was made by the beautiful couple or the bridal party! We love the beautiful fusion of British and Ghanian traditions within the clothing, music and food. Perfection! Beautifully captured by Recommended Supplier, Two-D Photography.

Jacquard suit for DIY British Ghanian wedding

We wanted to use local, independent people as much as we could to help support business owners in Milton Keynes. This played a part in choosing. It was important that we found people who we enjoyed being around. They are a huge part of the day!

Rachel & David


During the day, we wanted something relaxed and enjoyable for guests. We had a range of games and quizzes for people to play. We wanted it all to be personal to us and our friends. Come the evening, we wanted it to be a celebratory atmosphere that brought the culture of Ghana alive with music and food.


David enjoyed the first dance, and can even remember some moves. (He has just offered another go at it, at 05.52)! I enjoyed sitting down at dinner and seeing all of our friends and family mix, chat and come together. Our advice to other couples would be make sure you do it together and you enjoy it! Find ways of making it fun for both of you and don’t get bogged down in the little things.

Check out the bridesmaid gowns (and suit!), we absolutely love the alternating colours! 

We had a wall of origami made by the children in my Y4 class who were desperate to be part of the day (I am a primary teacher!) A wonderful tailor in Peckham (no website) who, in a room in the back of a barber shop, designed and made all of the Ghanian attire over the year.

Rachel & David

Are you loving this jacquard suit? We are! If you’re unsure what you’re looking for on your wedding day, then don’t panic. Take a look at our wedding suits guide, here’s you’ll find a whole range of information that’ll help you along the way. It’s not as daunting as it may seem - promise!

Ella Turner

Written by Ella Turner

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Venue: Winter’s Tale Country Barn | Entertainment: Juke Box MK | Florist: Jade Flower Boutique | Catering: Cameron & Co | Wedding Cake: Vicky’s Little Kitchen | Stationery: Sublime

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