A Handmade Bohemian Wildflower Farm Wedding

wildflower farm wedding

Morning lovelies, after a jam packed week, it’s time for the final wedding before the weekend :-) and it’s another beauty of a day.

Hannah and Joe were married in June at the gorgeous Winkworth Farm, Lea. They wanted a vintage/bohemian/handmade look to their day, and boy oh boy did they achieve that.

With Hannah wearing a stunning D&G dress, a beautiful floral headdress and some Topshop shoes, she looks utterly stunning. While the groom and his men wore Marks and Spencer suits with some amazing Liberty print ties.

The day before the wedding they went to a pick your own meadow to pick the pretty flowers which they then arranged that evening. A hole host of other details were crafted too, including the bunting, pom poms, table number flags, stationery and that amazing tissue paper table plan. Incredible.

Thanks so very much to the wonderful Chris Giles Photography for sharing his images with us today.


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Names…. Hannah and Joe

Wedding Date…. 2/6/12

The Proposal…. After 4 months travelling from Moscow to Kuala Lumpur overland we decided to take a flight to Kuching in Borneo. Joe proposed while we were trekking in the rainforest, we stopped on top of a cliff to look at the beautiful view of the beach below and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him, it couldn’t have been more perfect.

The Vision for the day…. I wanted a vintagey/boho handmade look and really wanted to get married outside (luckily the weather was kind to us)

The Planning process…. I had lots of ideas straight away but couldn’t put anything into practice until we got back from travelling. I spent hours drawing and doing lots of research on wedding blogs. We also started collecting things from flea markets and charity shops.

Budget…. although the venue and catering cost us quite a bit i made sure that if i was capable of making something I did, which I’m sure saved us hundreds of pounds.

The Venue… Winkworth farm, Lea. The venue is beautiful and Melanie and Jeremy Newman couldn’t have been more accommodating.

The Dress + Accessories….. my dress is one of the first things I bought. It’s D&G and is from the Spring/Summer 2011 collection. My jewellery was from Anthropologie and Kate Spade and my shoes were Topshop.

Finding the dress…. I new I didn’t want a traditional wedding dress and was pretty sure I wanted something with lace. I spotted my dress on style.com (however it did look completely different on the model!) after lots of phone calls to nearly every D&G stockist in London I eventually managed to find one, although it was a size to big. luckily we were recommended a great seamstress who took it in for me.

Groom’s attire… The Groom, Best man, usher and my dad all wore light grey Marks and Spencer’s suits and white TM Lewin shirts and brown shoes. I found some beautiful liberty print ties on Tux and tulle’s etsy shop. I emailed Jane the owner with the liberty fabric I liked and she made us 4 awesome ties.

The Readings + Music…. My uncle read Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr Seuss it was brilliant and went perfectly with the ceremony. We walked down the aisle to Feist, 1234, Left the the ceremony to The turtles, happy together and had our first dance to The wannadies, you and me song.

Beautiful bridesmaids….. My cousins Alex and Charlotte were my bridesmaids and were both super excited.

The Flowers… We went to a ‘Pick your own’ Meadow the day before our wedding it was a £5 donation per bucket of flowers. I then spent a few hours on Friday evening with help from my family making the bouquets and button holes.

The Cake… Our main cake was a carrot cake with mint coloured butter cream icing it was made by and the cupcakes were made by a friend of my mums.

Your Photographer…. Chris Giles!

The Details + Decor…. I made all our invites and our save the dates (i am hopefully going to start doing it professionally) it was a great starting to point and gave me lots of inspiration for the rest of the wedding. I made 80 metres of bunting using mostly vintage fabric sourced from Etsy and spent a couple of weeks before the wedding making tissue paper Pom poms, tissue paper tassels, and the table number flags. My parents grew 80 tiny cacti as name places and favours for our guests, we covered them in brown paper and tied a bit of floral fabric round them so they looked a bit prettier. I then Made little flags with everyone’s names on to put in them.

The Honeymoon…. We spent 5 days in Paris and stayed in a lovely old hotel with a view from our balcony of the eiffel tower

Memorable moments… Hula hooping on the lawn, the children and adults having so much fun with all the fancy dress from the photo booth and everyone joining us mid way through our first dance.

Advice for other couples… Take advantage of talented friends and family and accept help when it’s offered, you don’t have to do everything by yourself.

Credit where credit is due…

http://www.winkworthfarm.com/ – venue

http://www.facebook.com/HoneyStreetBakery?filter=2 – cake

http://www.pulpfunctionband.com/ – music

http://www.flowersofhatch.co.uk/ – flowers

http://www.manorevents.co.uk/ – caterers

http://www.chrisgilesphotography.co.uk/ – photographer

http://www.etsy.com/shop/beckykazana?ref=seller_info – wedding cake topper

http://www.etsy.com/shop/tuxandtulle – groom and groomsmens ties


DIY couples, i hope you found that inspiring :-)

Thanks so much to Hannah and Joe for sharing their utterly amazing wedding with us today XOXO Lou

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