I do love nothing more than a quirky and unique wedding venue. It really sets the vibe for the whole day and today’s venue is a cracker.
Becky and Freddie were married on the 18th July 2015 and held their reception at Horsebridge Station in Hampshire. The venue is a restored Victorian Railway Station and what a fun setting it makes for a wedding. Blue hues ran throughout the wedding, in the attire, wild style blooms and stunning chalkboard style cake.
The boys donned navy suits and pale pink ties and the bridesmaids had navy and powder blue dresses which coordinated wonderfully. Becky meanwhile chose a lace gown accessorised with elegant pearls.
Anna Morgan Photography, thank you so much today for sharing these divine images with us.
THE VISION | We wanted a relaxed, fun and personal wedding with all our closest friends and family involved.
THE PLANNING PROCESS | The planning was relatively straightforward once we’d settled on a venue and date and got the big things sorted like photographer, food, music etc.. Freddie and I aren’t ones to agonise over decisions on small details, the most important thing was having all our loved ones there and ensuring everyone had a fun time. My mum was integral in the planning and did a great job of creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
THE VENUE | We picked Horsebridge Station in Stockbridge Hampshire, the venue offered the relaxed vibe we were looking for and offered something a little different for our guests to enjoy. We were lucky to meet Megan McConnell singing at a friend’s pop up bar who was fantastic and offers a mix of swing/jazz/vintage and contemporary songs in a swing/vintage style – she really fitted into the venue and provided the perfect atmosphere to the drinks reception.
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | The dress was from Forget Me Not Designs on Isle of Wight which has a great set up run by sisters, they make all the dresses on site and can offer a range of designs or something more bespoke.
Accessories included my grandmothers pearls.
Shoes were from Jones.
My something blue was a “we are evertonians” pin badge inside my dress – needless to say I was marrying an evertonian fan.
We were very fortunate to have close family and friends who could help with hair and make up. Having them involved made the wedding morning a very relaxed and fun affair! Freddie’s uncle and aunt Andrew and Liz Collinge did my hair and make up, and our good friend Reece did the bridal parties hair.
FINDING THE DRESS | I spent a long time looking, and struggled to find exactly what I wanted that was within a reasonable budget. Once I knew the style I was looking for I was recommended Forget Me Not Designs on the IoW who offer a bespoke service. When I went to visit their shop I tried on a few of their own designs and ended up tweaking one of their designs rather than having a dress created from scratch. The shop is run by two fabulous sisters and all dresses are made on the premises so they were really good at advising what would and wouldn’t work and offer a great service for a very reasonable cost.
GROOM’S ATTIRE | Moss Bros suit hire.
THE READINGS & MUSIC | We wanted the wedding service to feel really personal so we were fortunate to be able to have my uncle provide the Address. We had the chief bridesmaid and her husband lead the prayers and a close friend sing “How long will I love you” during the signing of the registers. It worked really well having so many people involved and made the service very personal.
Readings: The Apache Wedding Blessing and St Paul’s 1st letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 13.
Hymns: Lord of all Hopefulness, I vow to thee, my country, Guide me, O thou great Redeemer.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | Hobbs for three of the bridesmaids, and ASOS for the two maternity dresses.
THE FLOWERS | Flowers were done by a local florist. The marquee flowers were home grown from my parents garden.
THE CAKE | My wonderful bridesmaid Becky and her husband Tom made the wedding cake – it had 2 layers of fruit cake and 1 layer of chocolate – it was delicious!
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Anna did a fabulous job of capturing a diary of the day, ensuring photos were relaxed and fun.
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | Freddie’s cousins were kind enough to design our wedding invites and order of service – they did a fantastic job!
THE HONEYMOON | We went to Japan for a mix of relaxation, culture and fun.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Enjoy the planning process and don’t labour over the small details.. As long as you have the people you love there, some good food, music and drinks everyone will love the day.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photographer | Anna Morgan Photography
Dress | Forget Me Not Designs
Venue | Horsebridge Station
Bridal Hair & Make up | Andrew Collinge
Bridesmaid Hair | Reece 79
Singer | Megan McConnell
Just so gorgeous.
Thanks goes to Becky and Freddie for sharing their wonderful wedding story with us here at WWW xo Lou