Happy international Saturday WWWers :-) I have a real treat in store for you this morning.
Irene And Marco married at Il Castello di Corbetta in Italy. Their whole day was a total dream, from the castle setting to the pastel colours and gorgeous attire. The blooms are out of this world pretty and just wait until you see the truly scrumptious dessert table. There are some amazing ideas here for you lovelies :-)
Thanks so much to Les Amis Photo for sharing their wonderful photographs today.
Welcome back this afternoon WWWers and a big hello to any new visitors. I have another glorious country wedding to share with you today… yippee :-)
With a vision of a relaxed and rural wedding WWW readers Alison and George married on the 17th May 2014 at Hellens Manor in Herefordshire. It was important to them that their wedding food and flowers were local and seasonal, an ethos which I really adore.
Talking of blooms, just wait until you see the florals in this wedding, the bouquets were bountiful and beautiful.
Alison wore a flirty polka dot tea length dress with pops of turquoise while George went for a dapper three piece suit. So very lovely.
Thanks so much to Marta May for sharing these gorgeous photographs this afternoon.
Tags: Country Wedding, English Seasonal Wedding Flowers, Hellens Manor Wedding, Herefordshire Wedding, Marta May Photography, Real Weddings, Red Wedding Ideas, Seasonal Wedding Food & Drink
I just love a wedding where the bride and groom focus on their guests experience. WWW readers Lisa and Louis, who married on the 9th August 2014 at The House Meadow, had a wedding filled with fun and games. They took a fete/sports day feel to the max with welly wanging, space hopper jousting, hula hooping, an egg and spoon race, cake bake off and tug of war. Brilliant.
They also love picnics and served a picnic style meal, which looked scrumptious. Their homemade décor was primarily inspired by Pride and Predjudice and they even headed to the Jane Austen museum on their honeymoon.
Lisa was simply radiant in her Ellis gown, perfectly wavy hair, Irregular Choice shoes and sweet veil. Oh so lovely.
Thanks goes to the wonderful Daffodil Waves for providing the imagery today.
Tags: Afternoon Tea, Country Wedding, Daffodil Waves Photography, DIY Wedding, Ellis Bridal Wedding Dress, Fete Games, Fete Wedding, Irregular Choice Wedding Shoes, Kent Wedding, Marquee Wedding, Multicolour Wedding Ideas, Picnic Wedding, Real Weddings, The House Meadow Farm, Wedding Cake Bake Off
It’s the perfect way to bring in the weekend – WWW real bride Kirsty’s wedding reception. YAY.
Kirsty and Steve created a wedding full of personality and love. From the tin flower arrangements created by Kirsty to the James Bond details and lawn games; every single detail was super thoughtful. There were happy memories created in the gardens, scrummy ice cream and stylish stationery. All so perfect. And Kirsty’s advice for other couples is spot on.
Thanks so much again to Sue Kwiatkowska for providing the images today.
THE FLOWERS | I had originally planned on doing all the flowers myself but once we saw our venue had a beautiful arch, I knew I couldn’t do it justice! So we had the lovely India Burrill who designed the arch, my bouquet, the bridesmaid’ and buttonholes. I couldn’t have been happier, I loved the flowers so much I barely put my bouquet down and never ended up throwing it as I didn’t want to damage it. It know takes pride of place dried in our living room!
I wanted to do some of the flowers myself as I’ve always enjoyed flower arranging and ended up doing all the table flowers in vintage tins we collected from car boots. It was so nice as on the evening prior to the wedding, practically all the women in my family rallied in the big dining room of the mansion we were staying in to help create the centrepieces I had practised so many times and I wads so pleased with them! Thank you ladies ☺
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | Along with the James Bond themes seating plan and table packs, we had some garden games to play, a photo corner with props, a tombola for our favours featuring my dad’s homemade lemon vodka!
Tags: Kirsty's Bride Diaries, Loulou Wedding Dress, Pastel Wedding Ideas, Pink Wedding Ideas, Real Weddings, Sue Kwiatkowska Photography, The Bride Diaries, The Walled Garden Wedding, Traditional Groom, Wedding Games
It’s time to share today the wedding of resident WWW real bride Kirsty. We have followed Kirsty’s planning journey for a whole year and now I am over the moon to share her beautiful wedding day :-)
Kirsty and Steve tied the knot on the 7th June 2014 at The Walled Garden, Cowdray. They envisioned a personal wedding day; with a focus on their marriage, picking meaningful readings and music.
The bridesmaids looked so beautiful in mismatched pastel frocks and Kirsty looked amazing! She donned a Lou Lou Bridal tea length dress with lace appliqué double layered veil and Jenny Packham for Debenhams heels. I am so excited to share their reception with you this afternoon. Ekk.
Thanks so very much to the amazing Sue Kwiatkowska for sharing her photographs with us today.
THE PROPOSAL | Steve proposed to me in Amsterdam whilst we were on our way to Anne Frank’s house January 2013! It was really quiet about and were walking over a snowy bridge, we were a bit lost so I got the map out to have a look where we were and then looked up and Steve was on his knee asking if I’ll marry him! I was so shocked I just started laughing leaving him hanging waiting for me to say yes. We celebrated in this strange pub drinking cider at 10:30am, defiantly not something we’ll forget!
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | I got my dress from a wedding boutique in Chichester, only the second shop I went in! I had a pretty clear idea about what I wanted but wanted to try some longer dresses to make sure it definitely was. My dress was a tea length Lou Lou dress and I had a lace appliqué double layered veil, I felt so happy and comfortable in it all day. I bought my shoes before my dress from Jenny Packham at Debenhams, I saw them early on in the planning and knew they were just perfect and not too high!
I made a lace hair piece to go in my hair using some appliqué I got on holiday in Malta and attaching it to a plain ivory hairband but wrapping brown ribbon around it so it wouldn’t show. Grace Benson did an amazing job with my hair and make-up, I felt so happy as I still looked like me, just better!
THE VISION | We wanted to encompass both of our personalities into the wedding as Steve was really keen to help out and I didn’t want to look back and see nothing of ‘him’ in the wedding. I like the rustic, vintage and handmade and Steve likes James Bond! We managed to combine both ideas by using vintage James Bond film postcards for our seating plan and Steve came up with the idea of having some James Bond ‘kits’ for everyone to play with at the tables. After choosing our walled garden venue all the other ideas we had with a handmade and vintage feel just fell into place.
Tags: DIY Wedding, Kirsty's Bride Diaries, Loulou Wedding Dress, Pastel Wedding Ideas, Pink Wedding Ideas, Real Weddings, Sue Kwiatkowska Photography, The Bride Diaries, The Walled Garden Wedding