Planning a summer wedding? This is the real wedding feature for you. We’re getting all classic in the English countryside with a stunning marquee celebration in Oxfordshire.
WWW readers William and Sarah chose to marry on the 13th August 2016 at Standlake Church followed by a reception at their family home. The stunning gardens worked so perfectly for their glamping bell tent village and the pole tent marquee, which by the way looked magical lit up in the evening. The marquee was festooned in lights, flowers and calligraphy stationery, the top table blooms in particular were beautiful.
The pale pink blooms were really lovely, the Dahlias really stole the show in Sarah’s pretty bouquet. Sarah chose a tea length gown with lace sleeves, which enabled plenty of fun dancing with her new husband in the evening. Live music ensured the party went on into the early hours and it looked as though an amazing time was had by all.
Jen Marino, thank you so much for sharing these incredible photographs with us.
THE PROPOSAL | Total surprise at Bethesada Fountain in Central Park, New York.
THE VISION | Classic English countryside wedding.
THE PLANNING PROCESS | Of lot of recommendations, spreadsheets and looking for inspiration online and in bridal magazines.
THE VENUE | Standlake Church, Oxfordshire and reception at Yelford Manor in Witney, Oxford – family home.
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | Wedding Wardrobe in South London for the dress which was tailored perfectly by Gale. The lace jacket from Pronovias and shoes from Freya Rose.
FINDING THE DRESS | Only two days of bridal appointments with my mum and maid of honour! I didn’t realise I wanted tea length until I tried one on…
GROOM’S ATTIRE | Tailor made at Clements & Church, Oxford.
THE READINGS & MUSIC | Alexander Bone played beautiful Saxophone while we signed the register in the church and again at the drinks reception. We had readings from the Song of Soloman and The Owl and the Pussycat, Edward Lear. The Milkshakers played excellent 1950’s jive after dinner to get everyone onto the dancefloor and was finished with Hey Mr Wilson who kept everyone on the dancefloor until early morning…
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | Twobird dresses.
THE FLOWERS | Jo Wise at Floral Circus, Oxford.
THE CAKE | Created ourselves, cheese provided by The Cotswolds Cheese Company.
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | The wonderful Jennifer Marino.
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | Self styled – we lit up the gardens with fairy lights and hurricane lanterns to create a path, had a fire pit with hay bales circling, which made for a perfect end to the evening. The PapaKata team were great though as to helping to provide the right foundation to decorate.
THE HONEYMOON | The Amalfi coast for a mini moon and Sri Lanka, Southern Provinance for a the full moon.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | ‘I do’, the speeches and the sunset.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Enjoy very second and make the ushers busy!!
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photography | Jen Marino
Marquee | PapaKata – who provided the terrace, furniture inside the marquee etc
Catering | Caiger and Co Catering
Tepee village | Katrina Wallis at Beautiful Bells Village
Saxophone | Alex Bone
Flowers | Floral Circus
How spectacular. WOW.
William and Sarah, thank you both so very much for sharing your wonderful wedding story here on WWW xo Lou