An beautiful pub wedding in Henley-on-Thames for this couple with a traditional church ceremony was followed by a marquee in their 'non-wedding venue' - the couple purposefully chose somewhere that wasn't marketed as a wedding venue so they could put their own stamp on it, and boy did they do that! Beautiful sage green fabric signs decorated the marquee with pampas grass and foliage installations (made by the bride herself as she used to be a wedding florist!) hanging above the wooden banquet tables where the guests dined. A quirky photo booth where the bride, who wore a layered wedding dress, and groom captured funny moments with their closest friends and family!

What Made Our Day Unique

We made choices that reflected the kind of wedding day we wanted to have. It was most important for us to choose a venue that wasn't marketed as a 'wedding venue'. This allowed us to create our own vision of how we wanted our wedding to be rather than following any pre-set rules. We live abroad, which meant we quickly realised all we really wanted was to bring everyone together from all the corners of our life so far to have a big party in a charming pub garden, in the middle of the beautiful English countryside.

Lauren & Joseph

Layered Wedding Dress

The bridal party wore emerald green one-shoulder bridesmaid dresses, with the exception of brides-man who wore a green kilt, next to the bride in her strapless layered wedding dress from Justin Alexander! The groom and groomsmen kept things traditional and looked dapper in morning suits with grey waistcoats! A beautiful day for a beautiful couple!

Inspiration & Styling

We quickly decided that we simply wanted to complement the natural 18th-century pub garden setting and chose sage green, white, and gold to keep the styling soft and natural with an almost organic feeling by having exposed reclaimed wooden tables and material hanging menu and table plan. This was all tied together by the beautiful botanical handline drawing that Katie (Paper Bo London) designed for our invitation suite. We used this across all of our on-the-day stationery and it truly brought it all together so perfectly. We will treasure that drawing forever.

Lauren & Joseph

Keeping everyone entertained were The Sonics, a band that Lauren & Joseph had found on Alive Network - an entertainment booking agency who are also one of Rock My Wedding's recommended suppliers! If you are looking for the perfect wedding band, then check out our post on all things wedding entertainment and how to pick a band for your big day!

Imogen Read

Written by Imogen Read

Venue : The Chequers Inn | Tipi/Marquee: Lulu's Marquees | Bride Dress Designer : Justin Alexander - Sincerity | Bridesmaid Dresses: Folkster | Grooms Suit: Moss Bros | Fashion Accessories: Victoria Millesime | Shoes: Steve Madden | Cake: Fashionably Cake | Flowers: Foxglove Studio | Hair Stylist: Flutterby | Makeup Artist: Poppy Wilson | Ruby Peacock Beauty | Stationery: Paper Bow London | Entertainment: The Sonics - Alive Network | Gift List: Patchwork | Photo Booth: Beryl's Vintage Caravan

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