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Picnic & Pride and Predjudice Inspired Countryside Fete Game Filled Wedding
24.10.2014

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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.

 

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The Bride Diaries. Kirsty’s Pastel Homemade Walled Garden Wedding Part 2
17.10.2014

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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.

 

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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 ☺

 

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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!

 

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The Bride Diaries. Kirsty’s Pastel Homemade Walled Garden Wedding Part 1
17.10.2014

Pastel Homemade Walled Garden Wedding http://www.suekwiatkowska.com/

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.

 

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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!

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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Country Garden Camping Marquee Wedding
16.10.2014

Country Garden Camping Marquee Wedding http://www.chebirchhayesphotography.com/

 

Afternoon WWWers, I hope you are having a wonderful day thus far :-)

Oliver and Eve were married in the 31st May 2014 in a pretty village setting in Somerset. They held their marquee reception at Olly’s family home in the beautiful gardens, perfect for a countryside camping affair.

Their wedding was super personal with many homemade touches and input from their loved ones. There were pretty blooms, stylish boys in bow ties and the cutest knitted cake topper.

Eve looked stunning in her Romantica of Devon gown, fabulous blue shoes and chic plaited high bun. WOW.

Thanks so much to Che Birch Hayes Photography for providing the lovely imagery today.

 

 

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Quirky Pretty Floral Spring Wedding
13.10.2014

Quirky Floral Spring Wedding http://www.philippajamesphotography.com/

 

 

Happy Monday lovelies, I hope you had a fun filled weekend. Let’s get cracking this morning with a pretty Spring affair.

WWW readers Andy and Rhiannon tied the knot on Saturday 19th April 2014 at Ingon Manor in Warwickshire. They hoped for a day which was fun, personal and full of love.

They had many of their loved ones contribute towards their day, with a homemade cake, stationery and Easter inspired details all crafted by family and friends. My favourite part of this wedding has to be the stunning lush bouquets of Peonies and Ranunculus, they looked amazing.

Rhiannon looked so very beautiful in ‘Bonnie’ by Jenny Packham with Jenny Packham headpiece and Jimmy Choo shoes. WOW.

Huge thanks goes to the fabulous Philippa James for sharing her photographs today.

 

 

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