Look how happy real WWW blogging bride Adeline is the moment she met fiance Andy at the end of the aisle.
Oh so romantic.
I am super excited to be sharing the lovely Adeline’s wedding today, and it’s so epic it will be a two parter, so stay tuned later for the second feature :-)
Adeline has been a support to me personally and to WWW. She has oodles of style and grace. I know you guys have loved her blogging features too and her wedding will not disappoint.
Adeline and Andy opted for a vintage, homemade and rustic feel to their wedding. With so many details to die for. From Adeline’s beautiful Jenny Packham gown, to the sunny blooms, Andy’s dapper suit, to the print bridesmaids dresses. I love the subtle yellow and blue colour scheme too.
I have to say i got pretty emotional writing this one. Ann-Kathrin Koch‘s images really touched me, and after having met Adeline, i know she captured her perfectly.
Groom’s attire… Andy wore a navy three-piece suit from Austin Reed with a Hugo Boss shirt. He wore gorgeous brown shoes from Kurt Geiger.
We had all the ushers/groomsmen wearing the same navy tie from T.M Lewin and bright yellow socks!
I bought Andy a watch as a gift from Uniform Wares.
The Dress + Accessories….. The dress was called ‘Saskia’ by Jenny Packham! A 1940′s inspired gown.
The shoes were a sale buy from Dorothy Perkins at £25!!! I wanted something I would wear again!
The alice band in my hair was also a complete bargain! It was £5 from Oasis, but nobody would have guessed that!
My navy cardigan was from Anthropologie. Again, I wanted something I could wear again!
My garter was made by a girl in Edinburgh called Little Sister Lucy it was beautifully made by different blue and cream floral fabrics that fitted with the material I had used for the bunting!
My something Old was the lace tied around my bouquet and the pin badge of my husband Andy as a young boy also on my bouquet. My something New was everything I wore (the dress, shoes, cardigan etc). My something Borrowed were the pearl earrings that were loaned to me by one of my bridesmaids (Sophie, who is my husband’s sister). They were originally her grandmother’s earrings and had been passed down. I felt very honoured to wear them. My something Blue was the cardigan and also the bracelet I wore had blue pearls on (a gift from Andy for our 1st anniversary all those years ago!)
The Flowers… We were recommended a florist through The Stone Barn website who was just brilliant! Beth Cox met us at the barn back in November and was really excited about our ideas. We chose to collect vintage pharmacy and beer bottles from flea markets and have them on our tables with a few stems of spring flowers in each. This was not only simple, but looked wonderful throughout the barn. This also brought in our colour scheme of navy and white with bright yellow!
For the bouquets, we chose to have springs yellows, blues and whites. I really wanted lily of the valley in the bouquets as it is a tradition in France to give this as good luck on the 1st May (a little nod to my French mum!). I also wanted large white anemones to be the centre piece with herbs and wild flowers thrown in too. My bridal bouquet also had craspidia in to tie me with the groom’s button hole. For these, the main flower was a blue Scottish thistle (our little nod to the fact that Andy and I were living in Edinburgh!)
Finding the dress…. I thought I would go for a 50′s inspired, shorter dress, but couldn’t find one that looked right on me! So I took one of my bridesmaids along to a sample sale held at Clifton Brides in Bristol in May 2011. They only seemed to have traditional gowns in the sale so thought that we had wasted our time, until two beautiful gowns came out of the dressing room along with another bride to be… After waiting patiently for her to choose, I grabbed the dress she had said no to and tried it on. When Emily my bridesmaid cried, I knew it was the right one! It was 3 dress sizes too big, but the seamstress worked her magic and made it fit perfectly! It still had the vintage feel that I wanted, but more from the 40′s than 50′s era and it made me feel extremely glamourous!
Andy bought me a very cute silver necklace by Hannah Zakari of a lollipop and popsicle with smiley faces (very me!)
The Vision for the day…. We wanted a relaxed day that our friends would remember. Something that reflected our personalities and the things we love. We wanted to incorporate a vintage, homemade and rustic feel to the day!
The Readings + Music…. This was probably one of the hardest parts of the planning process for us! We just couldn’t find anything we both liked, that wasn’t too boring or too cheesy and that reflected us properly. I ended up being extremely please with the two readings we chose. The first brought tears to some and the other made everyone laugh!
My mum’s partner, Alan did the first reading for us. He read the book ‘The Love Monkey’ by Edward Monkton
Andy’s Gran, Eve read the second. She read a little blurb about us and then read our favourite quotes from the book ‘God Bless Love’ by Nanette Newman. It is a collection of quotes from children on what they believe love is!
The music was also another difficult choice for us. We have ‘songs’ that remind us of each other, but took ages to decide on the ones we wanted for the ceremony!
Whilst the guests were gathering and being seated, we had the album ‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm’ by Benjamin Francis Leftwich.
I walked down the aisle to ‘Sparks’ by Coldplay
We had ‘Great New Heights’ by The Postal Service playing as we signed the register and walked out as Mr & Mrs Tye to ‘Sweet Disposition’ by The Temper Trap.
The Venue… The Stone Barn, Aldsworth, Gloucestershire.
After deciding we wanted to get married in a barn setting and falling in love with the big red barns you can find in America, The Stone Barn in Aldsworth was the only one that came close to that! Also with the reputation of the catering by their sister barn (Cripps Barn), there was just no contest!
Your Photographer…. Being engaged to a photographer, I thought this would be the most difficult supplier to find, but this was actually the first supplier we booked!
We met Ann Kathrin Koch at a friend’s wedding back in March 2010. She was a guest there, but was looking to move into wedding photography. Her and her camera equipment caught Andy’s eye and he completely fell for her photography! She is a wonderful person and now a life-long friend. She has done such an amazing job. Not only on the wedding photography, but also the engagement shoot we did back in November dressed as bears!!!
I don’t want to go into too much detail as the images speak for themselves and I don’t want to take away from that. My only thing would be to urge you to book Ann now for your wedding as this girl won’t have much availability if she carries on at the rate she is going!
Oh my, wasn’t that amazing!?
And what did the happy couple lay eyes on? Find out in part 2 later today!! :-)
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