The lovely Lucy Davenport sent us this classic real wedding with the message “Pinch me – dream wedding alert!” And we’re so grateful she did, as it truly is heavenly. From the wonderful Cornwell Manor wedding venue to the adorable bride and groom, not forgetting all of Lucy’s heartfelt images perfectly encapsulating the essence of this day.
They held their ceremony in nearby Kingham – known for The Wild Rabbit next door, then took their celebrations to a fabulous marquee reception (that lining) decked out in greenery, flower stems in jars and some of the prettiest signs I ever did see, all planned by talented Raspberry Rhubarb, and all here for your swooning and pinning pleasure. Enjoy.
What could be nicer on a miserable Thursday afternoon than an English country garden wedding with a pretty pastel colour scheme, a stunning Naomi Neoh bride and a glorious Sperry tent from PapaKata, with the sun is shining and the drinks flowing? The answer is nothing quite frankly. This wedding is just the dose of summer we need. And those blooms from Green & Gorgeous?! Divine!
Look out for the gorgeous signs from Made by Wood & Wood who have totally nailed the rustic luxe look. Images come from the lovely Lucy Davenport, who very recently got married herself! Congratulations Lucy, and Georgie and Ben too! Aren’t weddings wonderful?! And if you’re planning a tent or marquee wedding yourself, do check out this post featured earlier in the week.
Charlotte and Ben married in the depths of Winter but far from their big day being a chilly affair, it was full of warmth and rustic details with that added touch of sparkle.
Charlotte looks radiant in her Jenny Packham gown and matching headpiece and the groom and his ushers are ever so dapper in their traditional tails – perfect for the sophisticated reception that Charlotte and Ben hosted at Charlotte’s family home complete with roast beef and Yorkshire puddings. Yummy!!
Perhaps the aspects I love most from this beautiful couple’s day are all the wonderful decorative details that Charlotte collected and styled herself. There are logs and pine cones, a cheeky reindeer or two, wooden hearts and illustrated pieces of paper pretty. Plenty of pinning perfection for you lovely lot to enjoy anyway.
Grab a cuppa and sit down to enjoy this rustic big day.
Jemma and Ollie married at Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset this summer. Their wedding was all about the personal touches from twinkling fairy lights to imports from Thailand. There are vintage roses, peonies, birdcages, a killer Vivienne Westwood suit and games.
So sit back and feast your eyes on the gorgeous images below captured by Lucy Davenport.
Oh, and please can more brides hold their dresses up? You can never see too much shoe. Ever.
For my hair, I wanted a simple vintage look to show off the detail on the back of the dress. I bought Some hydrangeas for my hair from Etsy and finished my look off with a vintage brooch cuff, also from Etsy and some simple vintage droplet earrings from Beautiful Bridal Boutique.
My flowers were from Ena’s Florists and were a mix of soft Bombastic vintage roses, Sandblast, Amnesia roses and Peonies.
Our photographer was Lucy Davenport. We actually met on holiday after the engagement!
Coconut, Strawberry And Vanilla
Our cake was from Foxes cupcakes. We had a top tier and a selection of cupcakes that were a mix of lime and coconut, strawberry and cream and vanilla with soft butter icing with vintage rose and pearl decor…yummy!
Florence And Funk
We had Bob Povey playing funky house with Cass on the bongos which was fun and a great way of getting people up to boogie! We also had The brightside Band playing jazz funk. Our first dance was to Florence and the machine’s ‘You’ve got the love’.
Our favours were tiny peuter buddahs in bird cage favour boxes imported from thailand. We travelled there many times and Thai people consider them lucky!
We had a few special items in our décor including a handmade wishing tree and birdcages filled with silk flowers and fairy lights. Our card box was a vintage suitcase. We also had a vintage steamer trunk dress up box. These were collected from car boots and ebay. The candy bar sign and photo booth were both handmade and from Etsy.
Our wedding was full of individual pieces that we put time into making. It was the personal touches like the Buddhas and the photo booth collection that made our day special.
Contrasting Colour Palettes
My advice would be to go with your heart. Research around online to find colour palettes to contrast your bridesmaids and flowers (sometimes colours you think won’t work and they really do when you get them together)
So there you have it folks. I love Jemmas advice on being adventurous and trying things that perhaps in your mind won’t work but when put together in reality look better than you could ever have imagined.
I’m off to meditate after all this talk of Buddahs.