Inspiration

Coco Chanel would most definitely approve of this morning's nuptials; simple, chic and oh so sophisticated with a beautiful monochrome palette to boot. Plus there are pearls and Chanel shoes. What's not to love? Rebecca & Ben's wedding was definitely a family affair with pretty much every single wedding supplier being known to them or a close friend. I particularly love their use of flowers and foliage both in their buttonholes and bouquets but in their marquee too - they even bought trees in to make the whole thing feel more natural. And the kiss in the car image? Sublime!
Rebecca The Bride: When we thought about our wedding the most important thing was to have our families involved. We wanted it to be like a big family dinner so we chose to have it at the Ben's family home in the garden. The church we got married in is the family church as well and the vicar went to the same school as Ben. We knew the florist and caterers well from the village. The DJ is our brother in law and the car we used for the weekend was our aunt's stag. It very much was a family affair. We wanted to be able to do so much ourselves and feel like we had put our stamp on it and not have the expected wedding. I sourced the save the dates from California, Pounding Mill Press, who incorporated our logo we had designed for our invites. We painted our own names places and table numbers, I looked for vintage pieces as well so they would be unique. Each element was thought through so carefully. For the marquee we wanted it to feel open and spacious so we had trees brought in, we used a traditional canvas marquee as well as they are so elegant. Instead of a cake we had a selection of little puddings for dessert and instead of a gift list we had an art fund set up so we could procure a piece that we would really be able to remember the day and everyone that was part of it. Our photographer was Isabel Maria and words can hardly describe how over the moon we are with the photos. It was such an incredible day, everything was perfect and everyone had such an amazing time. 

Written by Lauren Gautier-Ollerenshaw

Shoes: Chanel | Catering: Bespoke Events | Hair: Karen's Beautiful Brides | Stationery Design & Logo: Identity Creative | Bridesmaids dresses: Jarlo | Entertainment: RJCC Events

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