Louisa and Emma held a Burns Supper for their wedding day celebrations. If you’re not aware of what a Burns Supper is, it involves reading poems to a haggis, eating said haggis and drinking lots and lots of scotch. I’m sure that’s the official definition* 😉
Burn’s Night is basically just a proper knees up, in honour of great Scottish Poet, Robert Burns. Scotland has a special place in Louisa and Emma’s hearts, as it’s where they got engaged.
But just because the lovely ladies held a proper party – doesn’t mean they overlooked the pretty details. I’m swooning over the dusky pink and sage green Bridesmaids dresses, the elegant table dressing and the beautiful, beautiful cake.
Effortlessly elegant, that is how I can best describe Amy and Toby’s wedding. I love all the details like the guest stamping box (a container of block lettering for printing messages – not a crate to smack your foot on) And the odd vintage touch here are really works… Maybe the Rolls Royce was a bit too vintage though – looks like it needed a bit of help to get going!
Amy and Toby married in their family church in Grendon with a reception at Mythe Barn in Atherstone.
Amy the bride: We had our church ceremony at All Saints Church, Grendon. It was really important to me that we got married in this church. The church has huge family history and importance as my granparents, great grandparents and other family members are all buried in the grave yard. I have visited the church reguarly growing up and it meant the world to me to get married there. The church was therefore key to the day. We were so lucky to have found Mythe Barn which is literally a 2 minute drive from the church. We went and saw Mythe Barn when it was in early stages of development and was literally a building site. The owners were fantastic and we knew it would be perfect for our wedding day.
I went for loose waves with half of my hair tied back. I wanted my hair down on the day, but also wanted it to look special. My hair dresser is a good friend of mine from London and came up specially to do all of the hair. I trusted her to come up with something wonderful and she did!
My Dress was Augusta Jones “Tula” bought from Windsor Bride. I wanted a simple shape but with lots of detail. The girls at Windsor Bride were fantastic and let me customise the dress. As soon as I tried the dress on I knew it was the right shape but I added the little sleeves and the detailed buttons on the back.
Diamonds & Pearls
My mum is my inspiration for all of my jewellery. She bought me the most beautiful diamond and pearl earrings and my something borrowed was her string of pearls which my dad bought her on their engagement.
I absolutely loved my veil, it was floor length with a trim along the edges which the girls at Windsor Bride put together for me. However, on the morning I completely forgot about it and literally pushed it on my head as I was leaving the house. It then fell down all through the church ceremony! One of my favourite things very quickly turned into a bit of a disaster!
Thr bridesmaid dresses were by Alfred Sung and the Groomsmen suits were from Moss with ties and pocket squares from Alfred Sung in matching material to the bridesmaid dresses. The outfits all tied into the very pale pink colour theme.
A Hint Of VIntage
I went for very pale pink/champagne colour scheme with a hint of vintage as a theme. I didn’t want to go all out but I tried to tie everything in so look effortlessy elegant.
Pink & Ivory
My flowers were peonies and David Austin roses in pale pink and ivory. I loved the look of peonies in a bouquet and on the table decorations. My florist was Karen at Jilly Flowers and she was an absolute super star. She helped me with setting up the venue on the day (even bits that didn’t relate to flowers!) so that I didn’t have to worry about it and really went out of her way to make sure I didn’t have to worry about anything. The flower arrangements were beautiful and everything I wanted.
I had so many favourite parts of the day! The girls getting ready – this was such a large part of the day! The champagne flowed and we all had such a laugh. My god mother and my husband’s god father did readings at the Church and having them both do a reading really meant a lot to us. It is so difficult to pick out “favourite” bits – I loved every second of the day!!
We had a saxophonoist called Byron Channer. He has performed at our family events that we have organised and is such a talented musician. He played during the champagne reception and made the day so special.
We had a local DJ for the evening who did a great job at playing wedding classics. Our first dance was “Crazy Love” sang by Michael Bolton. Micahel Bolton is my guilty pleasure and those who know me well knew how much I loved to dance to that song on wedding day!
Our cake was made by Ann Turner. I wanted something simple, but again with detail to make it more special. With the lace inspiration from my dress, Ann decorated the cake with a lace effect icing and finished it off with a real peonie flower on top. It looked absolutely fantastic on the day she did an amazing job.
Peonies & Pearls
Our table names were all things from the day i.e. Peonies (the flowers), Pearls (my jewellery), Bahrain (where Toby proposed), etc.
All my wedding stationery was made by First Crush Cards and their attention to detail was impeccable.