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A Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Inspired Wedding
04.03.2013

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Nick and Lucinda’s wedding was crazy amazing and is right at home here at Whimsical Wonderland Weddings this afternoon hehe!

WWW readers Nick and Lucinda were married at the end of last year and held their reception at The Dairy, Waddesdon. They created a whimsical Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding, which also has a feel of a bygone era.

Lucinda ramped up the bridal style stakes with her gorgeous lace dress, with killer Gucci heels, a Lulu Guinness bag and a sweet wax headpiece. While Nick looked so awesome in his blue suit, with blue polka dot bow tie, tan shoes and a quirky cool buttonholes.

They DIY’d much of their day, crafting their amazing wonderland decor. With incredible wild and colourful blooms, carved pumpkins, a rustic cake surrounded by toadstools, butterflies, terrariums, teacups, amazing stationery and the sweetest floral bridesmaid dresses. I could go on all day, so i will let you see this wedding in all its glory for yourself :-)

Thanks so much to the amazing Ellie Gillard for sharing her images with us today, here is what she had to say about the day;

“Lucinda and Nick’s big day was full of carefully curated handmade touches and considered off-beat vintage choices like the rickety but charming art deco bus that ferried first Lucinda and her bridesmaids to the ceremony and then the guests back to dinner. The reception venue was The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor and was the perfect choice for a wedding on a chilly Friday in November; cosy and dimly lit with yummy food and drink.

Lucinda used both Whimsical Wonderland and the Natural Wedding company to plan the day and this led to a bit of a quirky Wonderland theme with white rabbits, eat me and drink me table centrepieces and coupled with gorgeous rustic touches like the homemade chocolate wedding cake with lego cake topper.

As a photographer it was an amazing day to be a part of – their families were so proud of them both and the speeches were funny and heartfelt and they made me feel truly welcome. It was a day full of love, kisses and beautiful autumn sunlight – who could hope for more?”

 

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The Proposal…. Lying in bed at home – the ring was a fake one so we could go and pick one together from libertys (my favourite shop in the whole world) and was wrapped up in a fake soap box!

The Planning Process….  Looked at a lot of websites but main inspiration was whimsical weddings and the natural wedding company with some great DIY ideas and suggestions.

The Venue….  St dunstans church monks risborough and then the dairy waddesdon manor.

The Readings & Music… Walked down the aisle to bloc party- here we are. Readings: Shakespeare sonnet 116.

Groom’s Attire… John Lewis Chester Barry.

Beautiful Bridesmaids… Pret a portobello dresses, own shoes wanted a dress that would suit all of their figures and thought it was perfect and was not a plain colour it had hummingbirds on.

The Dress and Accessories…. art couture lace dress, wax headpiece by Rosie weisencrantz, shoes gucci and bag lulu guiness, tights by primark(primarni!).

The Flowers…. Justine from just flowers. Church flowers, bouquets by gwen miles

The Cake…. made by the grooms dad also known as Pops as well as all of the cupcakes.

Your Photographer.… Ellie Gillard

The Details & Decor…. Alice in wonderland small touches, tried to create a natural organic feel at the same time to reflect brown invitations and save the dates.

The Honeymoon….  Dubai & Thailand

Memorable Moments.…  Church service – we could not stop laughing and smiling.

Advice for Other Couples.… enjoy every moment it wizzes by in a flash!

Credit where credit is due…

Photographer—– Ellie Gillard

Ceremony Venue —– St Dunstans Church

Reception Venue—- The Dairy, Waddesdon

Wedding Dress —- The Bridal House Aston Clinton

Brides Headpiece —– Rosie Weisencrantz

Groom’s Suit—— Chester Barry from John Lewis

Bride’s Hair & Make-Up— good friend Liam!

Flowers— Justine from just flowers and gwen miles

 

Best wedding ever. Thanks so much to Lucinda and Nick for sharing their beautiful wedding with us today XOXO Lou

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