What Made Our Day Unique
We wanted our wedding to represent who we are. We both love sport (for our mini-moon we went cycling in Mallorca) so all of our tables were named after our favourite sportspeople. Matt’s main sport is rugby so we had a ‘rugby ball toss’ instead of a ‘bouquet toss’. We also had crazy golf, a bowling alley and garden games to keep guests entertained! We also wanted our dog Bertie to be at the heart of our day so he was our ringbearer and our table place names were labels with an illustration of Bertie. We also had bunting that was custom-made by a family friend Denise that incorporated both dog and cycling-based fabrics and it looked fantastic!
Maggie Sottero Wedding DressConsidering Hannah had never worn a full-length dress in her life she looks totally at ease in her floor-length Maggie Sottero wedding dress. After visiting eight different bridal boutiques she fell for the beading and train on the Everly gown and we can totally see why. The detailing is exquisite and glistens beautifully during the golden hour portraits. I love that her bridesmaids also wore complementary True Bride dresses with similar lace necklines. Together they look the picture of elegance.
Inspiration & Styling
We found Rumbolds Farm from an online search. I love barn venues and there was a beautiful Catholic church in Petworth, only a short drive from Rumbolds Farm. Rumbolds is a beautiful 16th-century rustic barn with a lawn and lake. It is very picturesque and also has a bridal suite and farmhouse which sleeps about 12. We wanted our wedding venue to allow dogs as it was really important for us to have our 3-year-old cockapoo, Bertie, with us on our wedding day. I adored our flowers! We wanted to make the most of the beautiful English Spring flowers so we had lots of tulips, peonies and delphinium. We both love bright colours and Matt loves orange, so we really wanted our flowers to be bright and beautiful, with a rustic feel. Jodie at The Little Violet did an absolutely amazing job – we had so many compliments about our wedding flowers!