After multiple covid rearrangements, Lauren & Alex finally got to celebrate their wedding day! The couple arrived at Recommended venue, Elmore Court, in style in an E-type Jaguar to the cheers of their guests. Capturing all the details from the dog in a tux, wildflower arrangements, and jukebox guitarist, to the McDonald's delivery, was Recommended supplier, McGivern Photography. With Lauren’s family flying in from Australia, this was the first time they had seen each other in over three years. It was most definitely worth the wait! Lauren did all of this in a stunning wedding dress from Recommended supplier, Made With Love.
Wildflower arrangements for Elmore Court wedding
We chose our suppliers largely through recommendation and referral. We found our cake at a wedding exhibition, our photographer went to school with the groom, and the venue recommended our videographer!
Lauren & Alex's wedding day was the perfect mix of traditional and relaxed summer vibes. They aspired to have a mash-up of their British and Australian heritages, which involved keeping things less formal (like the speeches) and ensuring that they had as much time outside as possible (so having the pre-meal drinks on the lawn). They also organised all the small touches, like integrating Australian eucalyptus and wildflower arrangements into the table decor. Elmore Court proved to be the perfect venue since they could keep things luxe but add a flare of relaxed fun as the party could spill into the wild garden and congregate around the fire pit.
Surprise Moments and Fun Facts
Nearly 50% of the bridal party live abroad, so gathering them all for one day was so special. One of the bridesmaids designed all the signage and stationery and a bridesman made candles with a signature wedding scent. Also, Albie the sausage dog walked down the aisle in a mini tuxedo. Lauren & Alex also treated their wedding guests to a midnight snack from McDonald's that they were McLoving (haha)! The florist surprised Lauren with authentic eucalyptus from Australia to go alongside the wildflower arrangements. Alex drove Lauren to the reception, in the E-type Jaguar and enjoyed a few minutes alone to take it all in, which was a fave moment.
Having your own wedding scent is such a nice personal touch!
Walking into the Gillyflower to all our cheering friends and family that had travelled across the world was magical. Seeing all the hard work and planning (mainly of Lauren) with all the small details we wanted, from the incredible wildflower arrangements, the table design, and the awesome cake, was awesome. It's hard to put into words how special it was to see everyone together!
How dreamy are those wildflower arrangements? We're in love! If you're a fan of epic flowers, you'll certainly love our wedding flower arrangements article with 70+ ideas and inspiration. Who says a wedding party has to be restricted? Not us! Our mixed gender wedding party article is all about encouraging I Do Crews, Bridesmen, Groomswomen and more!