Lou and Nick's wedding is a gloriously happy occasion that will cheer even the coldest hearted of souls. Everything about their wedding was relaxed, bohemian and full of fun. Wine flowed, the food was delicious and plentiful (as you'd expect when the venue is a pub) and the girls wore flowers in their hair. Lou is possibly one of the happiest (and muddiest) brides I've ever come across, her smile is infectious. Images come from the lovely Ed Godden who has captured proceedings in his usual relaxed and colourful style. Enjoy lovely ones...this boho pub wedding is very RMW.

Boho Bridal Style

Lou the Bride: I wore Alida Herbst, with Topshop shoes. Accessories wise, I wore a Cartier watch and necklace, a bracelet borrowed from my mum and diamond studs from Lawsons Goldsmiths in Henley on Thames.   

The Photography

Our photographer was Ed Godden - what a wonderful man! He documented our day exactly as we wanted him to - he captured the sheer fun of the day without too many posed images - still love looking at the photos! 

The Bridesmaids

The dresses - various, all were able to choose exactly what they wanted to wear - any colour or style they wanted. The flower crowns and button holes were by Green and Gorgeous.  

The Flowers

The big floral pieces, bouquet, flower crowns and button holes were designed and arranged by Rachel at Green and Gorgeous and she supplied the smaller centre piece and ceremony flowers and myself and the bridal party arranged them into jars the day before. As Green and Gorgeous is a flower farm, we went to look around the farm the week before to choose the flowers we wanted with Rachel's much needed advice to arrange the flowers. My mum Sandy Pond-Jones also grew loads of sunflowers in her garden and planted them into hand made crates built by her partner Nigel Grunwell. In addition to this, our good friend Ann Rancombe also grew some of her own flowers to add to the entrance to the ceremony. 

The Cake

Our cake was made by our really great friend and one of my Bridesmaids Henny Ellerby.

Boho Pub Wedding

The Crooked Billet Stoke Row was our venue and was absolutely incredible. The whole experience was amazing as they made our lives so easy and made our day exactly what we wanted. The wonderful Paul Clerehugh and his unbelievable staff really made our day and the food was jaw droppingly delicious! 

The Stationery

Invites, table names, ski map table plan and custom ski passes all designed by our great friend and one of the bridemaids Rosalind Howard.  

The Decor & Styling

All decor and styling concept was ours and my mother Sandy Pond-Jones ideas, the Crooked Billet had a lot of amazing flowers and quirky decor that we wanted to mimic such as old cars and pianos abandoned in the gardens and unusual un-matching chairs in the dining room. My mother ordered all the bunting and table runners from Amazon.  My mother's partner Nigel also built crates and tables to plant sunflowers into and made our guest book table. The favours were home-made by both the bride and the groom's mothers. Sandy Pond-Jones made the sloe gin and Pauline Cromwell made the jam.  My mum is so talented at putting a concept together and putting on a cracking party as she is super artistic and is also a professional photographer but she had the day off for the weekend.

The Ceremony

Our ceremony was conducted by my mother's close friend Tina and Nick and I wrote our own ring words. Our really close friend Jo read an extract from You Make Loving Fun by Fleetwood Mac and Nick's sister Victoria read A Lovely Love Story by Edward Monkton. 
Fern Godfrey

Written by Fern Godfrey

Bride: Alida Herbst | Shoes: Topshop | Groom: Simon Dowling | Flowers: Green & Gorgeous | Venue: The Crooked Billet | Transport: Vintage Hoot | Stationery: Rosalind Howard | Entertainment: Groove Shack
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