Oh me oh my! How much do I just adore this pastel coloured, bright and beautiful farm wedding today?! Just you wait lovelies…
WWW readers Matthew and Alice were married on a beautiful summers day on their farm in Dorset, where they held their ceremony under a floral adorned arch amongst the countryside. They then partied the night away in a delightful marquee packed full of lovely touches and vibrant blooms. Think pretty pastel lanterns on the ceiling, wild florals in bottles, and orange place names. Peonies are one of my fave blooms and they were used abundantly, big blousy coral numbers, against fresh green foliage. Wow.
Alice’s gown was so very elegant, her dress was designed by Jesus Peiro, which she wore with a lovely birdcage style veil, while Matthew opted for a pale blue Gieves and Hawkes suit with fun stripe bow tie. Oh the style, oh the beauty. Swoon.
Helen Cawte, thank you so much for sharing these darling photographs with us.
THE PROPOSAL | Thailand December 2013, a total surprise after years of waiting.
THE VISION | Shabby chic.
THE PLANNING PROCESS | Left up to the bride who likes to procrastinate.
THE VENUE | A field at our farm in Dorset.
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | Jesus Piero with a wonderful headpiece made by Fiona Menzies.
FINDING THE DRESS | At Blackburn Bridal in Blackheath, very helpful with an amazing selection of dresses.
GROOM’S ATTIRE | Pale blue suit from Gieves and Hawkes.
THE READINGS & MUSIC | Hoppipolla from Sigur Ros was the entry music with readings “For now” by Tracey Emin.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | My bestie Kirsty Kingswell all the way from Oz.
THE FLOWERS | Tattie Rose Flowers – lots of peonies and wild flowers.
THE CAKE | Home made Victoria Sponge.
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Helen of course!
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | Lots of homemade ribbons and saris.
THE HONEYMOON | Mallorca – one week of eating a lot of jamon and drinking sangria.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | The big bonfire at the end of the night and seeing all the wonderful guests in bowties and fascinators.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Do the seating plan well in advance, and remember to rent a cool trailer to chill your wine.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photography | Helen Cawte Photography
Flowers | Tattie Rose Flowers
Food | The Tickled Pig
Marquee | Oak Leaf Marquees
Dress shop | Blackburn Bridal
Dress | Jesus Peiro
Groom’s Suit | Gieves and Hawkes
So fresh, vibrant and filled to the brim with love. Amazing.
Thanks so much to Matthew and Alice for sharing their wedding story and images with us here at WWW xo Lou