A Beautiful Homemade Bohemian Wedding

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Louise and Sam were married in August in a Chuch ceremony follwed by a reception on a neighbours land. They wanted a really relaxed wedding with fun, games and music with a fete feel.

Louise looked beautiful in a Sarah Seven creation she purchased from Frou Frou Bridal and i love her sweet floral headpiece too. Sam went for a 1970 Vintage JC Penny Brown 3 Piece Suit in which he looked very dapper.

They had the most amazing day, which was held outdoors, with a beautiful tent filled with homemade decorations, wildflowers, fairy lights and an amazing pink camper. Oh me oh my!!

Thanks so much to the incredible Simon J Coulson for sharing his images with us today.



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Names…. Louise & Sam

Wedding Date…. 11th August 2012

The Proposal…. I took Lou across to the Isle of Wight, with our bikes, for her birthday. Once we got there we had a beautiful day culminating in me surprising her with a cream tea picnic on a cliff by the needles over looking our home back in Lymington, once we had sat to have our tea I dropped to one knee and popped the question.

The Vision for the day…. We always wanted a very relaxed country fete style day, lots of music, fun and games

The Venue… The venue was a challenge! We had purchased the marquee early on and needed a field to host the reception. After approaching what seemed hundreds of farmers, country houses and land owners we had a kind offer from our then neighbor to have our reception in the fields next to his Vineyard and Barn! This was a perfect solution and turned out to be a better option and ultimately my beautiful than any we hand previously seen.

The Dress + Accessories…..  Dress – Sarah Seven, Practically Perfect (frou frou bridal, tunbridge wells), Shoes – Bertties (supplied by Topshop Oxford Street), Necklace – Vintage  1930 enamel necklace (vintage wedding fayre)

Groom’s attire… 1970 Vintage JC Penny Brown 3 Piece Suit (Tweedman Vintage), Auqastrium Club Check Tie and Hanky (eBay), Ivory Shirt (incredibly hard to find, but finally sourced from Hawes & Curtis) and Tan Suede Brogues from Barker

The Readings + Music…. We had two readings during the ceremony, the first was a wicked fun reading ‘Your Personal Penguin’ by Sandra Boyton read by one of my ushers and the second was a bible reading read by my dad. During the signing of the register one of Lou’s bridesmaids and best friend, played and sang one of our favorite songs ‘To Build a Home’ by Cinematic Orchestra, it was an amazingly beautiful moment, and finally brought me to tears, (I had bravely held it together up until that point)

The Flowers… Beautiful wild flowers supplied by the awesome Sarah from The Flower Field, Sarah was brilliant, wonderfully helpful and I couldn’t possibly recommend her strongly enough! – http://www.flowerfieldhampshire.co.uk/

The Cake… we had always wanted to move away from the traditional 3 tier white monstrosities that I’ve seen adorning the corners of reception venues. What we opted for in the end was a beautiful 3 tier white ‘country fete’ style wire cake stand, and got local cake maker .. . .. . . To create three identical Victoria sponges with rustic styled buttercream icing. The cake decorations, the bunting and bird cake toppers, were lovely crafted by Lou from recycled bits of old fabric.

Your Photographer…. Being a wedding photographer myself  the photography was going to be such an important part of our day, especially having put so much effort into the design and feel of everything. Simon J Coulson & I Shared the same…… Love of Storytelling he was the perfect choice. He certainly did not disappoint, the photos were amazing and was great to see so many elements of the day we hand missed, it’s so exciting looking through them all.

The Details + Decor….  Pretty much all of the details and decorations were handmade, from the assorted blackboard in the barn to the stunningly crafted table indicators made by one of Lou’s bridesmaids (and her family). Everything designed together so the fete style ran throughout the day.

Memorable moments… There were so many amazing moments throughout our day  our first marital sack race was a rather memorable moment for us, especially as in a fit of chivalry I tried to push my beautiful new wife over!

Advice for other couples… make sure you spend time as much as you can enjoying the day together, and enjoy every moment

Credit where credit is due…

Photographer: http://www.simonjcoulson.com/

Bridal Shop: http://www.froufroubride.co.uk/

Flowers: http://www.flowerfieldhampshire.co.uk/

Suit: http://www.tweedmansvintage.co.uk/

Stationary Printers: http://www.printed.com/

Band: http://www.facebook.com/TheReplicats


Such an incredible wedding, wow wee!! Thanks so much to Louise and Sam for sharing their wedding with us today XOXO Lou

9 thoughts on “A Beautiful Homemade Bohemian Wedding

Wow! Love this wedding. We’re planning a really similar day at the moment – if we can achieve half of the pretty above we’ll be happy!! Also living the redhead brides on all the blogs at the moment!! X

I can’t believe I missed this when it was first published. I Love Simons work and the whole day to me just looks perfect. So many great details from the VW camper to the games and totally chilled out nature…I mean when have you ever sat on a hay bale at a wedding?! I haven’t yet had the pleasure :-)

to the people who put this wedding together: I was browsing for floral inspiration, but came across a completely different inspiration (though the flowers were lovely too).

the other night, my fiance and I were talking about wedding planning, and how it can be difficult to keep it about us and our love. he said “My vision for our wedding is… forget the bridal industry; I want to see us come together as a community of friends and family and create a celebration of love. that’s what I’d like to see.”

… and I feel like this wedding appeared to be the perfect demonstration of that. a coming together in celebration of love. So thank you, for showing me that our dream can be a reality.

Hey Lou,
Your venue is absolutely everything I’m looking for. I don’t suppose your neighbour has hosted any other weddings?? I should also ask where it is….but honestly I don’t care, I already love it

Where oh where was your lovely reception held? Our vineyard venue has just let us down and I’m devastated and struggling to find another so picturesque

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