This week we are headed to the US for the Texas wedding of Joshua and Ashley who had the dreamiest most beautiful wedding day.
With a touching first look, whimsical details and super stylish attire there isn’t much not to adore about their gorgeous wedding. I am head over heels.
Thanks so much to the brilliant Cassie Loree Photography for sharing her wonderful images today.
Firstly a HUGE thank you to all of you that applied to be a real blogging bride/groom for WWW. It was wonderful to hear from so many of you about your wedding plans :-) I wish I had space for you all to blog for me.
This afternoon I am introducing you to the first of 4 brand new blogging brides joining the WWW family. I love the story of how Holly met Jim and the proposal…. thank you so much Holly for sharing your wedding planning journey with us. I cannot wait to read all about your plans over the coming months XOXO Lou
Let me start by saying this: I feel like the luckiest person in the world to have found such a perfect match as Jim. I wish you could all meet him. He really is one of the good ones. I’m sure we all feel the same way about our husbands-to-be but I do feel a little bit mean and selfish that I’ve bagsied him all to myself. Everyone should have a Jim.
I’ve been reading WWW ever since we got engaged (and probably a little bit before – sshh!), so I’m super excited to share our planning with you. Whenever I read WWW, it always makes me marvel at the wonder of what it means to get married. Each and every couple are unique and have their own style and character. It makes me realise that there are no ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ to getting married – as long as you have a certificate and a smile on your face at the end of the day, it’s gone perfectly.
Jim and I met about 6 ½ years ago, and although I don’t believe in love at first sight, he is the only man I’ve ever really fancied from the off. He was a tall, dark and handsome friend-of-a-friend who came in for a drink at the pub where I worked just as I was knocking off my shift. We got chatting and afterwards, when my friend asked if he could give Jim my number, I tried to play it cool and act all nonchalant… but then checked my phone as often as I could to see if he’d gotten in touch! Luckily for me, he did (I remember the text well: “Hi Holly. This is Jim, Sean’s friend. How are you?”), we went for a drink and the rest, as they say, is history.
We’ve just moved into a lovely little house in the midlands, with our cat called Mouse. Jim’s an avid volunteer for the National Trust and loves cycling to work. We’ve been known to run a marathon (or two!) together, which makes it sound like we’re quite sporty, but more often than not, you’ll actually find us slobbing out watching a good TV box set or letting our bums go numb at the theatre.
Jim proposed on my favourite day of the year: Boxing Day. Every year, all my Dad’s side of the family get together to go for a walk up a set of hills near us, followed by a hot meat sandwich in the pub afterwards and some party games and a buffet at someone’s house afterwards. The Clent Hills are just such a special place for me – it’s even where my parents got engaged! (more…)
Today’s real wedding has an epic list of DIY projects undertaken by the couple and the end result is ruddy well marvellous.
Sophie and David were married by Sophie’s Grandfather on the 17 May 2014 in a special Church ceremony, followed by a village hall reception in Northamptonshire. It was super important to them that their wedding was personal, with their loved ones being involved throughout.
I so love the fun home-made décor, with swathes of pom poms, statement letter lights, vinyl record place settings and flowers in bottles to name a few.
Sophie had a romantic bridal look, donning a lace dress by White One by Pronovias while David wore a dashing grey three piece suit. Gorgeous.
Thanks so very much to the amazing Lola Rose Photography for providing the photographs today.
Tags: BBQ, DIY Wedding, John Lewis Bridesmaids, Letter Lights, Lola Rose Photography, Northamptonshire Wedding, Pink Wedding Ideas, Pom Poms, Real Weddings, Village Hall Wedding, White One for Pronovias Wedding Dress
We have a bit of an overseas theme today, with a stunning Ireland wedding this morning and this afternoon we are headed to romantic Italy.
WWW readers Kayleigh and David tied the knot on the 10th June 2014 beside the amazing scenery of Lake Garda. They kept their wedding simple focusing on the setting rather than detail. There were pretty maids in coral frocks, vibrant florals, ice cream and a fun carousel ride.
Kayleigh looked beautiful in a flowing sheer back gown, while David went for a quirky braces and bow tie look. Just be sure look out for the sunset shot at the end too.
Thanks so much to Caroline Potter Photography for sharing her lovely images with us this afternoon.
Tags: Budget Wedding, Caroline Potter Photography, Destination Wedding Ideas, Italy Destination Wedding, Lake Garda Wedding, Linea Raffaelli Wedding Dress, Orange Wedding Ideas, Real Weddings, Ted Baker Groom
Jeananne and Will married on a glorious summers day hosting their reception at The Red Door Country House, Ireland. They planned their wedding from London with the help of their loved ones and kept their day simple and informal. Good food and good music was their priority, a couple after my own heart.
There were striking blue skies, an amazing naked Victoria sponge cake and an outdoor first dance.
Oh and I just have to mention Jeananne’s amazing 3D flower embellished dress… amazing!
Thanks so very much to Wrapped In Plastic Photography for sharing these wonderful images today.
Tags: Ireland Wedding, Naked Victoria Sponge Wedding Cake, Real Weddings, Red Door Country House Wedding, Simple Wedding, Ted Baker Groom, White Wedding Ideas, Wrapped In Plastic Photography