By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Photos by Stephanie Butt
Welcome to Pippa and Rosie’s Coton House Farm wedding in the Staffordshire countryside. It was not only fun and relaxed but colourful and filled with joy too. I promise this real wedding story is such a treat!
First up, let’s talk about just how stunning Pippa and Rosie looked in their gowns!? Then there were the glorious sunflower wedding bouquets, bright multicoloured bunting, fun purple smoke bombs and plenty of games for guests. It looked like a complete and utter blast!
Stephanie Butt, I can’t thank you enough for sharing these vibrant and beautiful shots of such a lovely day. Enjoy it all.
Pippa proposed to Rosie on our 2nd year anniversary of getting together we had planned a trip to the North East and Edinburgh. Pippa booked a surprise helicopter trip to go from Newcastle to Edinburgh and Pippa proposed in the grounds of the Dalmahoy Hotel on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Then unbeknown to Pippa, Rosie was also planning to propose around a month later and so when we returned home proposed in the garden.
Informal, relaxed and vibrant. We wanted everyone to have a good time, plenty of food and drinks and enjoy all being together. Country vibe and rustic. No dress codes everyone to just come and be comfortable and enjoy the wedding.
Coton House Farm, Whittington
Both our mums helped us choose our dresses. Pippa wanted something with beautiful detail and quite classic. Rosie went for a vintage style dress. Both were quite different but complemented each other well.
Pippa – Elsie May Bridal in Lichfield
Rosie – My Funny Valentine in Chester
We wrote our own vows which meant a lot to us but also showed our humour (e.g. Rosie promised to always give Pippa the biggest bite of her food). The ceremony we wanted to be short and sweet but poignant.
The music we both love country music so had an acoustic set with canapes in the afternoon and then the Nashville Heat band for the evening. Everyone enjoyed a good old boogie.
Our first dance was Second Guessing by Florida Georgia Line.
Our photographer was a wonderful bundle of joy called Stephanie Butt who made us feel very relaxed and really captured the nature of who we are and the wedding. No formal, straight-laced photos but instead fun, relaxed and happy photos that show how much we love each other and our families.
Rosie’s sister, Olivia, helped with all the styling. We had farm animals on all the tables and bespoke colouring books for the children. There was colourful bunting everywhere.
The florist (Ivison in Lichfield) filled the place with wildflowers, sunflowers, wheat sheaves, thistles all in little vases, jam jars and antique glass bottles and ceramic jars.
The cake was all different cheeses wrapped in colourful ribbons.
Exploring Scotland – 2 weeks of absolute bliss.
We took our road bikes and did lots of cycling, walking, eating delicious local foods and enjoying the gorgeous scenery.
Enjoy the process, don’t get stressed about little details.
Take advice from people that help organise lots of weddings.
Have a rough idea of budget and be prepared to go over it because its a special day you want it to be right.
Oh my, so so gorgeous! Pippa and Rosie thank you so much for sharing your Coton House Farm wedding story with us.
Credit where credit is due
Photographer Stephanie Butt
Venue Coton House Farm
Cake The Cheese Shed
Pippa's Dress Elsie May Bridal
Rosie's Dress My Funny Valentine
Wedding Party Outfits Suits Blooms Menswear
Wedding Party Outfits Dresses Willow and Pearl
Entertainment The Nashville Heat
Stationery Olivia Miller - Rosie’s Sister
Beauty Zoe Bywater
Food/Drink Jenkinsons Caterers
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