A secret garden celebration with boho vibes, Grace Loves Lace wedding dress and a delicious donut wall. Originally wanting a destination wedding, this couple changed their minds and held this sentimental summer BBQ in Berkshire. Neutral tones were present throughout, foliage bouquets for the bridal party with a leafy crown for the bride and stunning macrame decor that surrounded the space the couple said their I Do’s. The outdoor ceremony began with the bride’s Father walking her up the aisle to one of her favourite songs, later, during the speeches, the bride and her guests learned that her father had taught himself, during many late nights and hours of practice and having no previous experience, to play this piece of music especially for the big day…i’m not crying, you’re crying!
We are utterly obsessed with this magical matrimony, which truly is romance made real. The Riding School at Calke Abbey, a National Trust property in Derbyshire, is a stunning no corkage wedding venue with high ceilings and exposed brickwork, which Megan & Kurt style superbly with soft drapery, fairylights, pretty florals and the pièce de résistance: a moon gate altar. Megan’s must have – ghost chairs – have set our hearts aflutter here at RMW (we totally get why they were top of her wishlist), and just when we thought this wedding couldn’t get any better we spy leather jackets, a doughnut wall and a glitter bar. Do not miss groom Kurt with a sparkly blue beard!
I can’t think of two themes richer in colours or flavours than those which inspire this wedding: autumn and Mexico. The striking shades of Sophie & Steve’s autumnal colour scheme – mustards, rust and berries – are vibrant and vivacious, and work so well on all levels: from the mismatched bridesmaids dresses to the bouquets and doughnut wall. Mexican catering, plus margaritas, must have kept guests extremely happy, and a note on the cake – a three-tiered vegan chocolate cherry and almond number – made by local bakery Luminary, a social enterprise that provides training, community and employment opportunities for socially and economically disadvantaged women. Now that truly has a RMW stamp of approval.