Jessica and Robert had a light hearted and fun wedding in the woods at Jessica’s Dads house. They had a humanist ceremony below DIY arches decorated with hops whilst guests sat on bales of hay.
Jessica looked beautiful in Amanda Wyatt, wearing flowers in her plaited hair whilst clutching a pretty bouquet she arranged herself. Her favourite girls wore white dresses from Monsoon with flower crowns in their hair while Robert wore a sharp suit and converse.
Oh and then there was a drop dead gorgeous reception in a tipi. WOW.
Thanks so much to the brilliant Tino & Pip Photography for sharing their images with us today.
Tags: Amanda Wyatt, Beautiful World Tents, Converse, DIY Flowers, DIY Wedding, Humanist Wedding, Monsoon Bridesmaids, Rainy Wedding, Real Weddings, Tino & Pip Photography, Tipi Wedding, White Bridesmaid Dresses, White Wedding Ideas, Woodland Wedding Ideas
So you’ve seen Mel and Rob’s wedding ceremony this morning and now it’s high time to see their lovely wedding reception.
Mel and Rob didn’t want a set theme or colour for their details and décor. Instead they opted for pretty patterns and colours which all came together perfectly on the day. They crafted many of the details themselves including the bunting and beautiful stationery. I just adore those rustic cakes with rainbow layers hidden within and the lavender flowers which must have smelt amazing.
I don’t think I’ve seen a happier couple. LOVE.
Thanks so much again to the brilliant Campbell Photography for allowing me to share their images here today.
The Venue… We were married at Terryglass Church in the village of Terryglass, Tipperary. All the locals made us feel so welcome while we were staying there, it was fantastic. Our reception was held at Coolbawn Quay, a village-style resort and marina set on the banks of Lough Derg. Most of the guests stayed here too, so the night before we actually had a barbecue on the decking to welcome everyone. We loved having all our guests in one location, and Terry and her team at Coolbawn were amazing. Even in the planning stages, they were incredibly patient with my many emails, and over the weekend they all worked so hard to ensure everything ran as smoothly as it did, we appreciated it so much.
The Cake… I nearly didn’t have a cake as I couldn’t find a baker close by who was able to provide what I had in mind. Honestly it was quite low on my priority list so I nearly let it slide. However, a few weeks before the wedding, my good friend Emma put a photo on Facebook of a cake she’d baked for a birthday party and it was EXACTLY what I wanted! I asked if she’d be keen to bake our cake and she was so enthusiastic that we ended up with not one, but two delicious tower cakes covered in buttercream icing and glitter with surprise rainbow layers inside. She even made a huge batch of rocky road (my favourite!) and cupcakes to accompany the main cakes, so we ended up with a whole table of scrumptious sweet treats, it was so much better than I’d even imagined! Emma Topsom, you are a star! :)
Tags: Bunting, Campbell Photography, Claire Pettibone, Coolbawn Quay, DIY Wedding, Ireland Wedding, Lavender Wedding, Mismatched Bridesmaids, Multicolour Wedding Ideas, Real Weddings, The Bride Diaries
WWW real bride Melissa married Rob back in August and I am too excited to share their beautiful wedding day in 2 parts today :-)
Mel and Rob planned their Ireland wedding set at Coolbawn Quay from abroad and had a 4 day holiday before the wedding to allow their families to bond. With a vision of a pastel, rustic and patterned wedding day they selected the most stylish attire.
Mel looked incredible in her Claire Pettibone dress, with Whichgoose flower crown and natural hair. Rob wore chinos, a Paul Smith jacket, home made bow tie and quirky buttonhole with his grooms men in coordinating outfits. The bridesmaids looked super pretty in mismatched pastel dresses too.
Thanks so much to Campbell Photography for sharing their amazing images with us today.
The Proposal… Rob proposed on New Year’s Eve 2011. We had gone to Primrose Hill (one of my favourite places in London) to watch the fireworks over the Thames and he got down on one knee as the clock struck midnight. Cue hysterical crying from me! The ring was a beautiful antique sapphire and diamond cluster that dates from approximately 1900. Once I’d gotten over the shock (although in truth I didn’t recover for months!) we took a taxi to meet our friends at a bar in Shoreditch where we partied for a few hours, before hopping on Boris Bikes to cycle home at 5am in the morning. Good times!
The Vision for the Day… We’re a pretty relaxed pair so we just wanted a day that felt quite chilled out, but would be lots of fun for all our friends and family. With Rob’s family flying over from New Zealand, we decided to turn our wedding into a bit of a holiday and 16 of us arrived in Tipperary four days before the wedding so that both sides could bond before the big day itself. This was a huge success, I’m pretty sure we nearly drank the local village pub dry! But it was the perfect build up to the day and some wonderful new friendships were formed.
When it came to style, I think our both our tastes leaned towards a vintage/rustic aesthetic. Although there was no distinctive colour palette, pastels and patterns – such as gingham, stripes and florals – started to emerge early on and in the end we just went with whatever we liked the look of. Pretty much none of the décor and outfits were seen together until the day so it could have been a disaster. But everything just seemed to click together perfectly, phew!
Groom’s Attire… Rob’s jacket was by Paul Smith and was purchased from Terminal 5 at Heathrow, which was pretty typical of our way of picking up things on the fly. He is a keen bow tie wearer but was a bit disappointed by the dearth of bow ties available in the UK and unimpressed by the quality of those imported from the U.S. So he proceeded to make his own, kitting out the entire bridal party and numerous family members in his own distinctive neckties.
The groomsmen’s shoes were from ASOS, trousers from H&M and the jackets were from Austin Reed. As a little thank you present Rob bought the groomsmen old-school shaving kits made in Ireland that smelt amazing. I gave my bridesmaids pretty teacups with cute little tins of tea from Fortnum & Mason.
Tags: Bow Tie Groom, Campbell Photography, Church Wedding Ceremony, Claire Pettibone, Coolbawn Quay, Ireland Wedding, Multicolour Wedding Ideas, Pastel Wedding Ideas, Paul Smith Groom, Real Weddings, Rustic Wedding Ideas, The Bride Diaries, Whichgoose Accessory
Lee and Robert had a dreamy indoors outdoors wedding day at Tewin Bury Farm Hotel, Hertfordshire. They had an abundance of pretty natural looking purple flowers, with bark and woodsy touches. There were Morris dancers and the most amazing naked wedding cake which looked delicious.
Lee looked elegant in a Justin Alexander lace dress with Prada shoes, while Robert opted for a traditional morning suit in charcoal grey and purple cravat. So much pretty.
Thanks so much to Pavone Photography for sharing their gorgeous images with us today.
Tags: BHS Flowergirls, Coast Bridesmaids, Debenhams Groom, Hertfordshire Wedding, Justin Alexander Wedding Dress, Pavone Photography, Prada Wedding Shoes, Pretty Wedding, Purple Bridesmaid Dresses, Purple Wedding Ideas, Real Weddings, Tewin Bury Farm Hotel
With 80 children in attendance along with their own 3 sweet children, Yvette and Andrew’s wedding was always going to be a special family friendly affair. They chose to have a festival fete feel day, holding their tipi reception at North Hill Farm, Hertfordshire.
Yvette and Andrew are one super stylish couple, with Yvette donning a Candy Anthony dress, Rachel Simpson shoes and Chez Bec jewellery. While Andrew wore a Ted Baker suit without tie for a casual look. The flower girls looked so cute in tutus while the pageboys wore Monsoon outfits.
There were pretty flowers, rustic décor, buffet food, morris dancers and a camp fire. Amazing.
Thanks so much to Babb Photo for sharing her beautiful images with us today.
Tags: 1950s, Babb Photo, Camp Fire, Candy Anthony, Chez Bec, Family Wedding, Festival Wedding, Fete Wedding, Hertfordshire Wedding, Just Bespoke, Monsoon Pageboys, Multicolour Wedding Ideas, North Hill Farm, Rachel Simpson, Real Weddings, Ted Baker Groom, Tee Pee Wedding, Tutu Flowergirls, Wedding Cake Bake Off