Lucy & Kevin
Lucy & Kevin
A rustic wedding with a tipi reception venue with the bride in an embellished dress and groom in a blue suit. Handmade wedding favours and tassle garlands. Photography by Laura Babb. Lavender fields.
Bouquet
Bouquet
Wedding bouquet including sun flowers and roses
Tassels
Tassels
Handmade DIY wedding tassel garlands. Tipi wedding.
Detail
Detail
Embellished low back wedding gown
Barn
Barn
A rustic wedding with a tipi reception venue with the bride in an embellished dress and groom in a blue suit. Handmade wedding favours and tassel garlands. Photography by Laura Babb.
Entertainment
Entertainment
Wedding entertainment
Maids
Maids
A rustic wedding with a tipi reception venue with the bride in an embellished dress and groom in a blue suit. Handmade wedding favours and tassel garlands. Photography by Laura Babb.
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Lucy & Kevin

I can practically smell the lavender. Lucy’s wonderfully embellished gown (they are some of the best capped sleeves I have ever seen) and perfect beachy waves are so lush. It also turns out that she, and her family, are super clever. They arranged all of the flowers themselves. Yep. That stunning bouquet? She put it together herself. How flippin’ epic is that?

Lucy The Bride: I wanted to have an unstructured dress, cut on the bias with flowers in my hair. And then the first dress I saw was an art deco inspired dress, I tried it on and fell in love. The way it hung and the heavy beading from top to toe made me feel so glamorous it was instant love. I had a head piece made using original art deco dress clips and added some fun with Vivienne Westwood Lips shoes. My hair was in waves created from pin curls. My make-up artist made me feel stunning. A natural look with a heavier eye and coral lips.

The Groom

Kevin bought his outfit from Reiss. He’d always liked the cut and quality of their suits and decided on a lighter blue colour so it was a bit more special. It was coupled with brown brogues.

Maids & Men

I wanted the bridesmaids to have fun dresses. I personally love sequins and I knew they all did too! The dresses were perfect and they looked beautiful. Our flower girl also wore a gold Monsoon dress. The groomsmen all wore a darker shade of blue to complement the groom. All wore matching Reiss ties and button holes.

The Venue

The church was our local church and one that I got christened in, it’s a beautiful church. The Venue is an absolutely stunning location near where we live. Hitchin Lavender Farm has 12 acres of rolling lavender hills. It is a really tranquil place and the deep purple colour is truly striking. The ceremony was full of nerves and the ice broke as soon as we saw each other and smiled. One of our bridesmaids did a beautiful reading and we left church to bells ringing and dried petal confetti in cones.

Blooms

It took us two years to collect all of the vases and candlesticks from every charity shop around. I went on a DIY wedding floristry course as I really wanted to learn a new skill and create the flowers myself. My clever Mum and Sister helped immensely. We went to the wholesalers and purchased the flowers for the centrepieces and bouquets. It was hard work but totally worth it.

Food

With dry hiring a field it gave us complete freedom to have any catering we desired. On arrival guests enjoyed canapés and sit down started with a lamb confit starter. We decided on having a served BBQ for main meal with a choice of really nice meats and dishes. For desert we had ice-cream from a 1950’s ice-cream van.

Photography

We had an idea of what kind of photographer we wanted and after much searching we found Laura Babb. Her stylistic photos and creative visions were why we picked her. I have been utterly blown away by our photos we will treasure them forever.

DIY

We tried to make the wedding as handmade as we could. It makes it all so much more special to know how many hours were spent on everything. I created 26 meters of tassel bunting from chiffon material. My mother made liberty print lavender bags for all the ladies. I machine sewed all the name places which took forever but I think it was worth it. The table numbers were MDF letters that I glued moss to.

Any advice we would like to give to couples who are getting married is stick with all your ideas and follow them through. Totally enjoy it all and have fun with it!

Photography by Babb Photo
Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.
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