We wanted a relaxed English country wedding, in a traditional Church within walking distance to a modern period property, where guests could relax and stay for the weekend. As soon as we saw Cowley Manor, we knew it was the venue for us, ticking every box; the beautiful calm countryside mixed with the modern interiors. As soon as we booked the venue I started to think about the creative side of the wedding; the styling and of course the dress!
Long Sleeve Wedding DressKate Middleton revived the long sleeve wedding dress trend when she married Prince William back in April 2011, and it's been going strong ever since. But instead of going for a traditional gown like the Duchess, real bride Rachel wanted a dress that felt like her. Cue the 'Blair' Rime Arodaky wedding dress with long sleeves, stunning applique detail and sexy front split. Add the addition of a bespoke veil and Tilly Thomas Lux headpiece and earrings, and you have pure bridal goals and finesse.
Inspiration & Styling
I designed all of the stationery for our wedding, they were printed on thick matt card with touches of green, pink and copper foil. This helped to set the tone for the wedding. Close family friends kindly printed the stationery. The flowers and décor were really important to us. We met Esther from Rebel and the Rose, and she completely understood our vision for the day. What she created in the Church and the Manor was beyond our wildest dreams.