This may be a November wedding but the dappled light gives this winter celebration a warm cosy glow. From the incredible first looks through to the smoke bomb pictures, every image by The Wild Brie is filled with emotion and inspiring details. We love the foliage chandelier hanging in the barn, and definitely have our eye on the cheese tower wedding cake! Plus, if you're still unsure if you should do a bridal speech, Lottie shares why she thinks it's a great idea and how to irradicate those nerves.

What Made Your Day Unique

The magical fairy lights and fireplace in the beautiful Cripps Barn made our winter wedding day feel extra special, unique and romantic. Everything from our private first dance by Damson Sky Duo, to the guests carving their own meat at the table, to doing a Brides speech, lighting up the sky with smoke bombs and sparklers, and doing a bride reveal before the ceremony made our day stand out. Guests loved the food including our second wedding cake of cheese - the perfect winter feast with meats, fresh bread and chutney, which kept everyone dancing all night - the dance floor was never empty!

Lottie & Sam

November Wedding

Having a late November wedding really gives you the best of both worlds. You can make the most of those Autumn leaves on the floor for incredible outdoor portraits. Plus, you're on the cusp of Christmas so you can decorate with twinkling lights and candles to create a truly magical ambience. The Wild Bride manages to capture both of these elements perfectly, as well as all the fabulous details decorating the barn. We definitely spied a delicious looking cheese tower and semi-naked wedding cake resting on some tree slices. Yum!

Inspiration & Styling

The vibe was rustic and MAGICAL. We wanted everyone to feel warm and cosy inside the barn - the decor/styling was rustic wood with golds and navy to match the bridesmaid dresses and stationery. Lots of candles, fairy lights and hanging tealights, along with a wood-burning fire, foliage wrapped beams and beautiful rustic bouquets with white flowers and blue thistles. The inspiration behind the styling was wanting to match the vibe of Cripps Barn itself but really bringing it to life with romantic, personal touches (lots of photo frames and homemade signs).

Lottie & Sam

First Look

We did a 'first look' or ‘bride reveal' before our ceremony which was one of the most special moments. This was a last-minute decision and weather dependant - of course, we ending up having the most beautiful day with winter sun and we are so glad we decided to do this to share our last kiss together before becoming husband and wife. Having been childhood sweethearts (from aged 14 and 16) and together for 12 years, it felt really right to have this informal moment together before the ceremony where we could share our excitement, nerves and love for each other before we said I do. (It was also important from a photography perspective to catch us together as bride and groom in the light before it got dark!)

Lottie & Sam

One of Lottie's favourite moments of the day was doing a brides speech. As the bride, she knew she wanted to do one so she could talk about her new husband as well as his family. She started to write it and then got incredibly nervous about the fact she would actually have to stand up and say it. But then she listened our brides speech podcast and felt really inspired. She loved the idea that you could plan to do it but if you didn't feel up to it you didn't have to, or you could display it instead. In the end, our tips and advice really took the pressure off and it ended up being the thing she was the least nervous about on the day. Hopefully, you'll be inspired to say a few words too.

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Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Featured suppliers

Videographer: Ground Films | Venue: Cripps Barn | Cake: Laura Urschels Kitchen | Florist: Go Wild Flowers | Stationery : REtro Press | Entertainment: Damson Sky Duo | Celebrant: Gloucestershire County Council | DJ: I Am Will | Gift List: Prezola | Wedding Rings: Savvy Sand | Wedding Dress: Aire Barcelona Eslora | Bridal Boutique : White Lace & Butterflies | Carat London Stella Celestia Star Bracelet: Carat London | Bridal Shoes: Rainbow Club - Skye | Hair & Makeup: Lauren Wheeler | Bridesmaid Dresses: Chi cHi Clothing | Grooms Suit: Tru Clothing

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