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Hanging Lanterns & Colourful Dhalia Decor at Village Hall Wedding

BUDGET £30 – 35K

A warm September day set the mood for Polly and Rory’s colourful village hall wedding dressed with hanging lanterns. After thirteen years together they tied the knot in front of all their closest friends and relatives, seeing their loved ones come together from all over the world was a huge highlight for the couple. Set in Kent, the village hall hosted both the ceremony and the reception which was dressed up to the nines with colourful homegrown dahlias and bright paper lanterns. The drinks reception saw the guests testing their strength and accuracy in The Stump Game (also known as hammerschlagen) before toasting with glasses of fizz and their very own oyster shucker. Laughter filled the evening’s celebrations along with an excellent eight-piece band, combined with plenty of emotions as they shared stories during the speeches, hitting the perfect balance of humour and love.

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Two Day Village Hall Wedding with DIY Decor and Bride in Tea Length Wedding Dress

Day one was an intimate affair at Fort Henry with only immediate family and friends, plus the couples adorable dog Alfie, and day two was party day in a local village hall, prepped and preened by family and friends with lots of DIY decor and details. The afternoon kicked off with Gin cocktails, craft beers, fish and chips and ice cream cones, and culminated with a ceilidh band. Capturing all the laid back vibes and fun were photographer friends The George’s.

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Quaich Ceremony at Loch Garten in Scotland with DIY Village Hall Wedding Reception

BUDGET £12.5 – 15K

Nearly five years in the business and I’m the first to hold my hands up and say I’ve never heard of a Quaich ceremony. Shame on me. But I’m certainly glad I know what one is now. It’s such a lovely Scottish tradition and the first of many ways this wonderful couple made their day their way. Just wait until you see their village hall reception laden with trinkets and DIY decor too, it’s so beautiful.

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Autumnal Colour Scheme for a Gothic Wedding in London with Story of My Dress Bridal Gown and Doughnut Wall, shot by Camilla Andrea Photography Pin Image

Autumnal Colour Scheme for a Gothic Wedding in London with Story of My Dress Bridal Gown and Doughnut Wall

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.

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Morris Minor Wedding Car, Hanging Flowers in Bottles and Town Crier for Village Hall Wedding in Rye, shot by Eleanor Jane Photography Pin Image

Morris Minor Wedding Car, Hanging Flowers in Bottles and Town Crier for Village Hall Wedding in Rye

Oyez, oyez, oyez! We officially decree that you down tools and turn your attention to this picturesque summer wedding in the Sussex town of Rye. Marrying classic with contemporary, this delightful day is a perfect mix of quintessential Britain and rustic revelry; we’re talking a Morris Minor wedding car, village hall reception venue, fabulous summer florals and to-die-for DIY tipi décor. We are utterly charmed. Road trip to Rye, anyone?

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Beautiful DIY Village Hall Wedding For Under £5k

When you’re planning a wedding, it’s SO easy to let the budget run away with you and spend spend spend like there’s no tomorrow. This savvy pair knew they wanted a beautiful wedding from the off, but also wanted to make sure they didn’t bankrupt themselves in the process. Between them and their amazing wedding guests, they’ve pulled off a gorgeous wedding, for less than 5k. Yep, you read that right, less than £5000. Want to know how they did it? Read on for the low down…

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Belle & Matt

Belle and Matt’s beautiful DIY village hall wedding is the ultimate example of how to use your wedding budget wisely. A clever balance of DIY projects and help from friends, but spending in all the right places like on photography from James Frost, a stunning wedding dress by Anna Kara and incredible food. I feel like this is how to get married now. It’s stylish, special and celebrates the couple’s personal story, but it’s not ostentatious.

Look out for the vinyl favours, each one sourced personally for every guest. Such a special touch and a reminder that favours don’t always have to be displayed on the tables. If you’re hoping to have a gorgeous wedding on a budget, then make sure you’ve listened to our latest podcast episode, and read this feature – both of which cover exactly that.

But in the mean time, enjoy this magical day…captured beautifully by James.

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Esha & Thom

Please get yourselves a hot cuppa and settle down somewhere comfortable for this one, as it’s such a gorgeous, heartfelt wedding day that you’ll really want to savour it. Esha and Thom’s write up left me beaming from ear to ear, it truly is one of the loveliest reports from a couple I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. The pair’s village hall wedding was all about doing things their way and it’s just a joy to behold. I’m not going to give away too many spoilers, but make sure you look out for Esha’s pitstop at her Grandma’s house before the ceremony, Thom’s wild entrance and the couple’s clever ways of making their ceremony completely unique.

I don’t think there could be a more suitable person to have captured it either, Alline from Beatrici Photography and Esha and Thom go together like gin and tonic. It’s such a gorgeous day everyone, enjoy!

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Amanda & Sam

It’s been a while since we shared a truly home spun, village hall wedding with you all and this one fits the bill perfectly. Amanda and Sam stuck to a budget of £5000 for their wedding day and pulled off the sweetest, most fun of occasions. I absolutely love the thoughtful details – second hand books specially chosen for each guest as a favour, flags to represent their British and American backgrounds, playlists with choices from the entire wedding party…

The whole day looks like a traditional village fete which just warms the soul. Throw in a piñata and some classic American drinking games with the obligatory red cups and you’ve got yourself the perfect wedding celebration.

The one thing we never recommend saving on though, is the photographer. Amanda and Sam entrusted Neil Jackson with the job of capturing their wedding, appointing a lot of their budget to the images. Definitely a wise choice – these gorgeous images will last them a lifetime.

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