We’ve got such a stylish Bride and Groom for you this morning – both wore Vivienne Westwood for their big day, and both looked absolutely amazing!
But don’t let the designer labels mislead you into thinking that this wedding is all fur coat and no knickers…the savvy couple had their wedding on a budget by sourcing lots of items from eBay and keeping things really laid back.
For Lisa and Marcus the most important thing was to include their buddhist beliefs in their big day and the outdoor ceremony with a buddhist blessing and chanting looked really special, and is something they can look back on and remember forever with their gorgeous son Maxwell.
Lisa The Bride: I always dreamed of a Vivienne Westwood Dress and it was completely coincidental that Marcus picked a VW suit!
Old Hill is where I grew up and is such a beautiful setting, I knew I would always get married there. We used World Inspired Tents for the teepees. We wanted a relaxed Outdoor Country Wedding in Navy Blues!
The DIY signage, antique frames, keys, and ceiling pom poms all brought from eBay. Fairy Lights from World Inspired Tents. We used Cable Spools as tables for outside. Guests sat on hay bails from the farm covered with fabric for the ceremony.
Jenny our florist (firstname.lastname@example.org) was fantastic at helping me pick arrangements and a bouquet which would fit the theme and the all important dress! I wanted subtle colours that complemented the navy colour scheme.
The Wedding Party
The Groomsmen all picked their own outfits, so everyone was happy and relaxed. Page boys and flower girls outfits were from Monsoon, they all looked amazing!
Marcus is half Sri Lankan and grew up visiting Buddist Temples in London, it is a way of living that I believe in, so we were blessed that witharandeniye kassapa, from the Birmingham Buddist Maha Vihara would come to Old Hill to bless and chant with his fellow Monks at the wedding.
It was also amazing to be able to give our son Maxwell his buddist name Madhava in front of all the guests.
After lots of research, Ear Candy Strings, played whilst guests took their seats and I walked down the aisle and we had the band The Wise guys, playing all evening. Our first song was ‘This Woman’s Work’ by Maxwell, simply because it means so much to us.
All food was by Jennifer Aston Mills (email@example.com) The menu – curried chicken coriander, fiery cam argue red rice salad, sautéed french beans tossed in garlic, pepperonata fritte and summer green salad. I loved the idea of a more family style relaxed meal. We had cheese instead of a traditional cake from Ansteys. We had an ice-cream van for desert (firstname.lastname@example.org) and a pig roast in the evening (Tony Cheketts Pig Roast 07767 621303) from Ombersley Worcester.
We knew we wanted really natural and relaxed photography and not too many formal group photos, so that’s why we picked Sam at Paper Angel Photography. She documented the whole day and captured all our little details as well as all the guests enjoying themselves.
I had seen some bar buses on wedding blogs, and loved the idea. Although it was tricky to get the bus into the field due to narrow lanes, the guys were fantastic.