Every single element of this wedding reception at home had a personal touch. From the geometric wooden frame built by the groom to the brides embroidered chapel-length veil including the wedding date, tiny bees and blossoms. Plus, they brought lots of their furniture and photos into their garden to give it a relaxed. homely feel. We also love how they served the wedding breakfast. The perfect idea for a socially distanced wedding.
Don’t let the restrictions become regrets - use them to your advantage!
Every single element had a personal connection. Thomas built the freestanding wooden frame as a nod to his architectural side, and my bouquet featured flowers that Thomas had given me throughout our relationship, which I’d dried and kept! I designed our wedding invites and hand-lettered our favourite Bible verse on the banners we hung in the church. Everyone kept saying how it was so ‘us’! The restrictions on numbers also meant we could involve every single guest in some way at the wedding which just couldn’t have happened before. It was all the more special.
Wedding Reception At Home
Rebecca and Thomas wanted it to feel like they had invited everyone into their garden for a party. Holding their wedding reception at home meant they could do just that! They made everything relaxed and cosy, bringing household furniture, rugs and photos outside and enjoying a picnic on the lawn with individual hampers. Everything was hugely sentimental having been homemade or handcrafted. Plus you'll spy lots of orange wedding decor (and Terry's Chocolate Orange favours) because they are Rebecca's favourite.
Having a smaller, socially-distanced picnic meant everyone could have their own hamper, personalised with favourite foods! Guests who can’t be there can still feel included - helping with decorations, joining live on Zoom, or recording songs to play in the service.
Everyone says it, but it’s true - it WILL all come together in the end!
Photos are EVERYTHING! Having an incredible photographer like Heather was SO worth it. The photos aren’t just precious keepsakes but mean everyone who sees them can experience the emotions and moments of the day too!
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Photographer: Heather Sham | Brides Outfit: Caroline Arthur | Bridal Boutique: London Bride UK | Wedding Veil: Cotswold Wedding Veils | Bespoke Veil: Tabitha Textiles | Bridal Shoes: New Look | Bridesmaid Dresses: Zalando, ASOS, Oasis, Debenhams, Shein | Grooms Suit: Burton Menswear | Groomsmen Outfits: Moss Bros. House of Cavani, Matalan | Self Catered Food: Sainsbury’s, Costco | Cake: Homemade By Hannah | Florist: Churchview Farm | Hair: Olivia Mills | Stationery: Penny and Ink | Live Music: Flower Duo | Wedding Rings: Mikki Stark Jewellery | Pocket Squares: Dickie Bow | Additional Dried Flowers: Flower Confetti |