Rebecca & Paul have got serious style and it's all over their boho wedding at Dewsall Court in Hereford. They got crafty and DIY'd lots of dreamcatchers to adorn the outside space and barn reception, plus their wedding attire is off the chart. Rebecca's 'Cleo' Rue de Seine gown is insanely beautiful. The lace, the tassels and the gorgeous high low skirt are giving me all the feels, I've never seen anything like it! I love that she paired it with a flower crown and her red lip is the perfect finishing touch to such a fierce bridal look. Not to be forgotten is groom Paul in a bespoke burgundy suit, and the bridesmaids in peach Free People dresses. Together this wedding party is screaming goals! Each image captured by Claudia Rose Carter will have you reaching for the pin button, and I can pretty much guarantee you'll watch the Costa Sisters film on a loop you'll be so enthralled. Enjoy.
Our StoryRebecca the Bride: After a proposal under the northern lights in Iceland we knew that our wedding was going to be an adventure to plan and we wanted it to be an amazing spectacle for our friends and family that really was an expression of us both, a little wild, a lot hippy and very very boho! We started making all of our own dreamcatchers about 8 months before our big day we brewed our own cocktails and crafted our own bath salts as favours, we carefully designed every element of the day to be a real expression of ourselves.
BrideRebeccas dress was the “Cleo Gown” from Rue De Siene Bridal, after hunting through several wedding dress shops to no avail she knew she didn't want a traditional wedding gown and after being sent the Cleo Gown by her friend Kristy all the way over in Australia and after travelling up to Jean Jackson Couture in Manchester and trying the gown on it really channeled her inner Stevie Nicks and she knew it was the one. The details in the fringing and the flutter sleeves paired with a simple but elegant veil for the daytime. Rebecca isn't one for heels so she chose a rose gold caged shoe boot from Miss Selfridge. For the evening Rebecca wanted a different look so changed the classic veil and had a flower crown by Folky Dokey.
GroomPaul suit he had made from scratch by Individual Tailoring in Worcester, We didnt want just off the peg, plus we knew we wanted to have real stand out colour, so we went for burgundy with a tie from The Brothers at Otaa based in Australia that perfectly matched the colours of the groomsmen suits. He complimented the suit with subtle rose gold accessories and an engraved pocket watch from Rebecca. He also wore the most stylish of socks from London Sock Company.
VenueAs soon as we walked in to Dewsall Court it we knew it was perfect, Remote country setting, amazing grounds, privacy and yet it had a really homely feel, nothing corporate or clinical.. Infact it does, but it doesn't feel like a wedding venue. It was defiantly our vibe.
Colour/DecorWe knew our colours would be suiting the season and we had a pallet rather than a theme that went with that, earthy reds and greens complimented with peaches and golds. As far as decor goes we had lots of dreamcatchers, crystals, candles and a skull centrepiece at our top table.
Flowers/FloristRebecca wanted a bouquet that complimented the colours and style of the day, not too structured with feathers and foliage added with the carefully selected flowers by Rebecca at The Flower Shed, who also worked on decorating the venue as a whole. The button holes were complementary to the colours of the mens suits and were styled similarly with feathers.
Wedding PartyPaul had 2 Bestmen and 4 Groomsmen (with one taking the lead as Master Of Ceremonies) they were dressed in ASOS suits tailored to fit and with the best men having ties and the groomsmen in bowties, (Ties from The Brothers at Otaa and the Bowties for the Groomsmen were all from Mrs Bowtie) all with burgundy elements to tie in to the ‘grooms party’ Rebecca had 2 bridesmaids and 2 bridesmen it was very crucial for her guys to be similar, but different enough from the grooms party, so we found them slightly different suits and accessories them with peach bowties to complement the Bridesmaids in their amazing dresses from Free People, It just all came together perfectly!
CeremonyWhy have 1, wet you can have 2! We had the tradition church wedding and then for our evening guests we had a hand fasting ceremony outside our gypsy caravan, we wanted our evening guests to feel as part of the day as the day guests as not just an afterthought.
EntertainmentWe wanted something different and we came across a band called Collective 43, they really were on the same page as us when it came to the feeling and emotion of our day and we more than happy to march with us from the church to the reception like a New Orleans precession singing ‘It Must Be Love’ by Madness. As Paul is a Club DJ as well as a photographer himself he had a great DJ Friend of his have everyone party late in to the night!
FoodWe wanted to keep our food rustic and tasty, with a great mix of food from the venue we didn't see anything left over!
PhotographerWe had Claudia Rose Carter as our lead photographer on the day, she was a surprise for Rebecca as a wedding/birthday present. She was great throughout the day and has captured the day perfectly, we also had Chloe Field as a photographer because we knew we had put so much in to our decoration, events and overall details that one photographer wasn't going to be enough!
VideographyWe never had a doubt we wanted the day filmed by the Costa Sisters and they were just awesome to work with. Both so relaxed, friendly and professional.. we hardly noticed them in a good way!
AdviceOverall we would say think long and hard about the details. Things like wedding rings, we had ours made out of old family gold, Rebecca having Pauls families and visa versa. They were custom designed in a feather pattern by Mel at Mermaids Grave who also made Rebeccas ‘something blue’ ring. If you want to make something that is totally unique to the two of you, think what makes you different from your friends, that makes you strong as a couple and what you feel in your souls... and then get crafting.
Videographers: Costa Sister Productions | Second Shooter: Chloe Field | Dress Designer: Rue de Seine - Cleo | Bridal Boutique: Jean Jackson Couture | Bridal Shoes: Miss Selfridge | Flower Crown : Folky Dokey | Bridesmaid Dresses: Free People | Grooms Suit: Individual Tailoring | Tie: The Brothers at Otaa | Groomsmen: ASOS | Bow Ties: Mrs Bow Tie | Venue: Dewsall Court | Florist: The Flower Shed | Entertainment: Collective 43 | Hair & Makeup: Blue Rose Beautification