Today’s wedding is ever so appropriate as the inspiration is none other than whimsical! Think romantic shades, soft materials and lots of simple but effective touches.
WWW readers Devina and Jon wed at the Barns Hotel, Bedfordshire on the 20th August 2017. Devina painstakingly created all the handmade details for the day and boy did it pay off! From the mirror table plan, to the brilliant wooden signs and hand painted leather jacket; a heck of a lot of love went into all the décor. I’m also loving the smoke bomb photos, just brilliant.
Devina’s long sleeved Maggie Sottero gown strikes the perfect balance between stylish and dance-appropriate, especially when she donned her trusty Dr Martins later in the evening! The bridesmaids are in two complementary styles tailored just for them and I think they look fabulous. There’s also some serious groom style inspiration right here with Jon and his groomsmen’s brown tweed three pieces, courtesy of Skopes Brolin at House of Fraser.
How beautiful is that above portrait in the corn field? Woah! We’re thrilled to be sharing these stunning images today courtesy of wedding photographer extraordinaire Megan Duffield Photography.
WWW readers Christine and Matt were hitched on the 17th June 2017 and decided to host their reception at Bateman’s Barn in Norfolk. The country barn setting was so glorious and the weather fine. This meant that guests could mingle and play outdoor games to their hearts content. The focus of their celebrations though was the fusion of their families and their South African and British cultures, with African trees as table names, BBQ cuisine and the name tags were tiny African animals. Just so perfect.
There was an orange, pink and blue colour scheme for a really vibrant feel. Christine’s peony and protea bouquet was a masterpiece and the part naked part painted cake really was a show stopper. Christine wanted a gown that was unconventional featuring a unique lace pattern, which is where Cheyenne by Claire Pettibone came in. Isn’t it just exquisite? Matt meanwhile went for bespoke experience at Moss Bros. I am loving his check waistcoat and knitted tie combo. What a gorgeous pair and a stylish real wedding to boot.
You may well notice that we will trying out a slightly different schedule around here next week. This is all part of our master plan for 2018, along with some other projects we are working on. We hope you find it works really well. And on Friday we are sharing a bumper wedding offers and discounts feature from our amazing wedding suppliers. So do keep your eyes peeled and your inbox at the ready to make some all important enquiries. We’ve been so lucky to share so many beautiful real weddings already this year and have featured some incredible wedding photographers, couples and stories. Much more of where that came from too over the coming months, yippee.
On a personal note, we’ve started the house renovations again. I say we, I actually mean my husband. Our box room and landing are currently stripped of wallpaper and the electrician has done the first fix. It’s going to be all dust and disruption for the next couple of months. Keep an eye on Instagram stories for all the updates.
Let’s take a look at our fave weddings of the week shall we?
Guys, if today’s real wedding doesn’t have you reaching for the glue gun and scissors, then nothing will. This pair went all out for their awesomely creative nuptials, complete with a multicolour palette and so much personality.
WWW readers Alice and Andrew were married on the 30th June 2017 in a church ceremony, before transporting their guests in a route-master bus to their back gardenmarquee reception at Alice’s parent’s house. They wanted a bright colourful day and DIY‘d their hearts out to achieve their unique wedding style. Think rainbow streamers, pom poms and flowers in gin bottles. Talking of flowers, Alice’s bouquet may just be the prettiest bunch of blooms I’ve ever laid eyes on. Those large coral peonies mixed with roses and daisies are just so stunning.
The outfits were very stylish too; Andrew opted for a floral bow tie to accessorise his navy suit, Alice donned a darling Halfpenny London gown with flower crown and the maids wore aqua blue. There are so many wonderful moments and memories too, all of which are captured utterly beautifully by Jonny MP, thanks Jonny.
Tom and Elizabeth tied the knot at the Sheffield Botanical Gardens on 22nd July 2017. They really made the best of the horticultural setting, bringing the outside in with a tipi and of course an abundance of glorious blooms. The centrepiece of the reception was a suspended arrangement complete with hanging jars, what an impact!
Planning happened quickly for our pair as Elizabeth made lots of decisions while on maternity leave, and didn’t it all turn out so well? From the blousy and muted blooms to the greenery and wonderfully rustic wooden furniture and décor, everything just blends perfectly with the botanical venue.
Elizabeth looks just fabulous in her Essence of Australia gown and I LOVE that she bought both veils when she couldn’t decide between two of them! Clothing a large number of bridesmaids is no mean feat, and I think they all look brilliant in their dusky pink Dorothy Perkins’ numbers. Also tying in with the pink colour way, Tom looks extra dapper in his tailor made Moss Bros suit with pink tie.
We have the wonderful Shelley of Kindred Photography to thank for these brilliant images today. Thank you Shelley!