Sam and Becky had the loveliest of wedding days.
They chose Alpheton Hall Barn, Suffolk as the backdrop to their vision of a hand crafted colourful country wedding. There is so much to love about their day, from the colourful DIY flowers, to the personal touches and big fat smiles.
Sam went for black jeans which he teamed with a waistcoat and jacket from ASOS, while the bridesmaids wore vibrant purple frocks and pretty necklaces. Becky fell for an ethereal layered dress which she wore with a flower crown and floor length veil. Swoon.
Thanks so much to The Image Garden Photography for sharing their gorgeous images with us today.
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WWW readers Anna and Stuart tied the knot back in June, with a Church service followed by a reception at Tithe Barn in Kent. They wanted a rural wedding day, with home made personal touches and a homely feel.
Anna looked gorgeous in her tea length frock and sparkly shoes, while Sturart looked dashing in tails. The bridesmaids wore sage green dresses by Coast and there were the most precious florals.
With hand crafted bunting, pretty lighting and herb centrepieces the barn looked wonderful.
Thanks so much to Kerry Ann Duffy for sharing her lovely photographs with us today.
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Hannah and Tim had a major set back in the planning of their wedding when their original venue went into liquidation. But they overcame the hiccup when they started their search again and found their new reception venue, The Pavilion at Banks Farm, Staffordshire.
They aimed for a laid back fun wedding, with pink pretty touches and some eBay bargains.
Hannah wore an elegant Amanda Wyatt dress with flowers in her hair while Tim went for a grey suit, with baby pink tie and polka dot pocket square. So sweet.
Thanks so much to Adam Lowndes for sharing his lovely photography with us today.
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Following on from part 1 of Emily and Mark’s wedding this morning, I have their fun party wedding reception to share with you. They chose the The Three Tuns pub with a beautiful marquee for the backdrop of their wedding day.
Emily and Mark crafted so many of the pretty touches, from the bunting, to the fabric table plan and decorated wedding cake.
Emily looked so very beautiful in a polka dot creation by Oh My Honey, which she teamed with a pink petticoat from Petticoats A Plenty and veil from Lily Bella. Mark chose a grey tweed suit from Next which he wore with quirky scrabble cuff links to fit with the details in their décor. Oh so gorgeous.
Thanks so much to Emma Lucy for the wonderful photographs today.
The Flowers… Sunflowers! It’s a bit of an in-joke from a family holiday years ago, but I love them, they’re so cheerful. My bouquet also had gerbera to get some pink in, and rosemary, tied with leopard-print ribbon – I think I knew that Mel from The Flower Smith was the one for me when she got excited about having leopard print in there too . The bridesmaids had sunflower wrist corsages on pink ribbon, with a posy of gerbera for the flower girl. Mark took a firm stance on not wanting sunflower buttonholes for fear of looking ‘clowny’, so chose craspedia instead, with some rosemary too. They looked brilliant, we had so many comments about how unusual they were. In the marquee we chose big enamel jugs of sunflowers for the tables – really simple but the colour looked amazing against the white marquee and pastel tablecloths.
The Cake… From good old M&S with a little staff discount thanks to the lovely Sharon, one of the bridemaid’s mums. We ordered just plain ivory sponge, which was totally delicious, and I made and added the sugar paste bunting and polka dot ribbon. I also made the lobster topper (it’s a Friends reference!) – it’s made of Fimo, so hopefully we can keep it forever – some of the children were quite disappointed they couldn’t eat it though!
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It’s time to share the last wedding from the WWW real brides of 2013. Where has the time gone?
WWW real bride Emily and her now husband (ekk!) Mark married in September at the Council Chamber at Bournemouth Town Hall. They had a vision of a big fat informal party, and it sure did look like an amazing day. There was so much style, from the Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon heart shoes, to the sunflower bouquet tied with leopard print ribbon. WOW.
Thanks so much to the wonderful Emma Lucy for sharing her photographs with us today.
The Proposal… On a blustery January day by the sea – Mark forced me to go for a walk which I thought was a rubbish idea, given the weather! So I threw on my worst clothes, a cagoule (nice!) and a fetching bobble hat over my unbrushed hair and we went over to a place called Dancing Ledge (an old quarry right by the cliff edge) where he got down on one knee – it was perfect!
The Vision for the Day… A very informal, big fat party! Mark had been married before in a pretty formal fashion and wasn’t keen to repeat the idea, and I hated the idea of tail coats and dry fruit cake and a receiving line… It mostly fell into place, a real mixture of stuff we liked!
The Planning Process… Was a bit drawn out! We had something like 19 months to plan but being me I wanted to tie down a date and venue straight away – I think we had them booked within two weeks! Everything else flowed from there, and was pretty much sewn up quite early on. It’s nice to be organised, but I maybe would say to leave yourself a little bit to do closer to the wedding, as if not you have a lot of time to worry about pointless tiny things!
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