If ever you needed proof that superwoman wears a wedding dress, this is it. Emily looks sensational in her lace Avalon dress and plain bridal cape, flanked by her bridesmaids in jumpsuits and leather jackets. Talk about bridal party goals. In fact, talk about wedding goals: Emily & Simon’s ceremony focused on equality, with the bride walking down the aisle alongside both her parents and the couple having a handfasting ceremony (instead of rings) conducted by their mums. We also love the industrial feel of Clapton Country Club, simply but beautifully decorated with winter flowers, foliage and festoon lights to create a winter wonderland with a hint of Christmas charm.
Get ready to swoon, because this blush pink, romantic, country wedding inspiration at Tithe Barn, Dorset has fairytale vibes written all over it.
Hugely achievable with a beautiful rustic setting, some well-chosen florals, and incredible fashion. And all brought to life by the finest Dorset wedding suppliers. Including photography by Darima Frampton Photography and flowers by The English Florist
If you’re searching for suppliers in your area, you should definitely check out our supplier directory The List, where you can pop in your postcode and see who’s closest.
Now, are you sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin…
Way back when in 2010 The RMW Team were on a real mission to bring back peach to the masses. There were peachy maids dresses, peachy florals, peachy decor details, peachy stationery….
But not once did we spy an actual bride in peach.
Well that’s all about to change lovelies, as the uber talented Julia Boggio submitted the wedding of Jo and Luke to feature on these very pages and now we have the absolute pleasure of sharing it with you.
There are many many things I love about this W-day, the fashion, the fun factor, the cake ( to die for I tell you), the flawless bride, the wedding rings served up in giant strawberries….
I could go on.
But I won’t, I’ll just let you gorgeous lot enjoy the pretty for yourselves.
My shoes were from Rachel Simpson, who designs vintage style wedding shoes. A comfortable height in a soft cream colour!
The Perfect Accessories
My dressmaker Jenny made me a headpiece on a comb which matched the diamond embellishment on my dress. I attached a piece of merry widow veiling as a birdcage netting to the comb. I had a simple clutch bag from Coast.
I didn’t need much jewellery as my dress was heavily embellished around the waistband – but I had a lovely bracelet and matching earrings from the Bridal Rogue Gallery in London
Bespoke Hollywood Glamour
I had my beautiful wedding dress made by the amazing Jenny Lessin – she was so great to work with and without doubt achieved the perfect dress for me. I didn’t have a clear idea of what dress I wanted, which is why I went for a handmade dress.
The material was a mixture of satin and chiffon in a beautiful soft peach colour – with lots of embellishments! The inspiration was old school Hollywood glamour (and Sienna Miller!)
Our theme which we created with our wedding planner, the wonderful Zoe Lingard was “Vintage Bohemian”
At the beginning of the planning process we sat down together to discuss our likes and loves and our history together. After putting a range of initial ideas together, we opted for a vintage bohemian look that combined our love of vintage style, current trends and also our laid back outlook on life!
The bridesmaid dresses were custom made by Genevieve Leicester-Thackara
From Zoë: Inspired by a wedding featured on Style me Pretty we asked Genevieve to make the dresses in a range of different but complimentary colours. Genevieve came up with the fantastic suggestion of using the wrong side of the Satin. This meant the dresses were really glamorous without being too shiny and nightie-esque! The overall look worked beautifully with the fun, bohemian feel of the day.
The Sweetest Blooms
Claire at Scarlet & Violet were responsible for our flowers and they did and incredible job. My bouquet was a soft, shower style bouquet of garden and spray roses with tumbling sweet peas. For the ceremony there were two large milk churns of blossom, lilacs, peonies and seasonal greenery
For the table centers we had anemones, garden and spray roses, sweet peas, lilacs, snap dragons.
The roses were perfect for the theme and everything else was seasonal and fitted well with the theme of the day.
A Peachy Dream
Luke wore a really lovely Italian suit in a cappuccino colour – it was 100% wool but so lightweight. He had a white shirt from Massimo Dutti and instead of a tie he had a peach coloured pashmina scarf to match my dress. He looked gorgeous!
The Perfect Beauty Duo
Brides Gown – Jenny Lessin
Maids Dresses – Genevieve Designs
Wedding Planner – Zoe Lingard
Florist – Scarlet and Violet
Make-up – Kit Hall
Hair – Ian Davies
Photographer – Julia Boggio
Shoes – Rachel Simpson
Adore those shoes, and the colour scheme and the beads….
I am LOVING the beads folks.
More peachy pretty coming up tomorrow, promise.
Big I want to look that flawless if only for a day Love
You know what? I have LOVED putting this wedding together. Not only is is totally my-kind-of-wedding, but the images are just beautiful. So fresh and modern yet there is a touch of vintage timelessness in them that I can’t imagine ever dating.
Jodie is a legend. Officially.
The Picture Editors Photographer
We chose the lovely and talented Jodie Chapman.
Being a Picture Editor and looking at hundreds of portfolios and photographers’s websites during my career meant that photography was really important to me and something that I wanted to get completely right. Both myself and Chris knew this was an aspect of our wedding that we wouldn’t scrimp on and we both wanted to spend a good deal of time on our wedding day getting beautiful pictures.
The pictures were exactly what we hoped for and we still get so many comments about them one year on. Escaping into the woodland of Richmond Park was exactly what we had planned before the wedding and jodie captured some beautiful moments of us both…and for the record the rainbow was real not Photoshopped!
(The wedding car in some of the shots was previously owned by Abba! We didn’t pick it for this reason though, we just liked the style – honest!)
What I don’t like…
I must admit flowers did come later in our wedding planning, we were more excited about things such as photography, the food, the music…
However I had a couple of ideas of what I didn’t like in terms of flowers and styles and I liked the idea of red poppies but that was all! Although I would say knowing what you don’t like is really useful and helped our florist to present some different options to us.
The florist we used was Dawn Jennings. Dawn was great at bringing our ideas to life and everything seems so smooth and easy.
We settled for red anemones for my bouquet and cream anemones for the bridesmaids with ranunculus for button holes.
The flowers on our tables were of the same variety with some additional Spring varieties. We knew we didn’t want to go for formal displays on the tables and wanted to go for a more homemade and mis-matched feel. So prior to the wedding we started collecting glass jars – large, small, interesting shapes and bottles…plus tins…I think we went through a lot of baked beans in the last few weeks before our wedding! But the result was fantastic. I particularly liked the arrangement on the top table which was a long row of flowers in different jars and glasses that ran along the front of the table – a perfect organised mis-match!
Taking to the Stage
We decided to ask one of Chris’s oldest friends if he would play at our wedding as a gift, Chris Macaree.
After he performed a couple of songs we took to the stage to sing our own song! A rendition of the Moldy Peaches ‘Anyone Else But You’ which we had written our own lyrics to.
Also as entertainment we continued the toy theme (from Chris’s job) and had retro games for everyone to play after we had finished dinner…Pop up Pirate, Buckaroo, Screwball Scramble – they were a big hit! : )
Photography – Jodie Chapman
Florist – Dawn Jennings
Entertainment – Chris Macaree.
Three words. Bright, Fresh, Clean.
And totally and utterly no-fuss-because-this-wedding-doesn’t-even-need-it gorgeous.