Right now I am dreaming of warm, breezy summer days. You know that gorgeous hazy light on a summers evening? Well there is plenty of that here today and I just cannot wait for cardigan weather already.
Patrick and Annabelle were married on the July 15th 2015 and chose a The Bears Head pub in Brereton to host their garden marquee reception. There was a relaxed atmosphere throughout their celebrations, complete with home made touches by themselves and their loved ones.
Think pretty daisy bouquets, maids in white frocks and collected vintage items for the décor. Patrick went for vintage attire, while Annabelle had the most gorgeous bohemian bridal look. She chose a romantic gown by Dreamers And Lovers which she teamed with simple accessories. Stunning.
Thanks so much to Bethany Stanley Photography for sharing her marvellous images with us today.
THE PROPOSAL | A late night walk in our pyjamas, fury coats, and boots. A beautiful, totally unexpected surprise.
THE VISION | We agreed on “something different, but nothing too showy, and very relaxed”.
THE PLANNING PROCESS | Too many wedding magazines, hours on pintrest, and plenty of crazy light bulb moments.
THE VENUE | The Bears Head, Brereton (your typical little county pub with a pretty garden).
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | Dress – Dreamers And Lovers. Shoes and headpiece – Louloudimeli (Etsy). Pearl bracelet – a very cute last minute surprise, from my very cute granny.
FINDING THE DRESS | After traipsing around numerous wedding dress shops shouting “it’s just not me”. I relied on my trust worthy friend, the internet.
GROOM’S ATTIRE | My husband is a character (and a lovely one at that) so we mooched around millions of vintage shops, until he saw what he had in this head.
THE READINGS & MUSIC | Aisle song: Daughter – Youth. First dance: Trevor Hall – Lime Tree.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | My Beautiful (depending on her mood) sister, and little cutie of a cousin.
THE FLOWERS | My very generous, very pretty Aunty Jo Jo (thank you to everybody who collected teapots).
THE CAKE | Nobody ate the cake, I still have some in my freezer if anybody’s interested?
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | The very talented, and beautiful Bethany Stanley.
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | Dragging Patrick around every charity shop I saw (definitely not a bad thing) collecting old fashion lampshades, pretty material, and teapots. Hobbycraft is also a massive friend of ours.
THE HONEYMOON | A short but sweet weekend away in the quirky little city of York. (The Lawrance Appartments)
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | EVERY WONDERFUL SECOND.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | You don’t need any advice, your day is going to sparkle.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photography | Bethany Stanley Photography
Dress | Dreamers And Lovers
Shoes and headpiece | Louloudimeli
Film | tea4twofilms
Thanks so much to Patrick and Annabelle for sharing their wedding story with us today xo Lou