All the bohemian wedding vibes today with Georgie and Will’s outdoor wedding held here in the UK on the 15th June 2019. They chose Fawley Fields in Buckinghamshire to host their celebrations, with an outdoor ceremony against a gorgeous triangle wooden backdrop, followed by a candle and fairy lit tipi reception. It was ever so magical.
It was important to them both that their day was both relaxed and informal and nature together with outstanding views were an integral part to their vision. I really love their outfit choices too. Georgie wore a boho style lace gown by Rue De Seine with a flower crown adorning her wavy hair. Will meanwhile opted for a smart suit and shirt with no tie for a really modern look. Didn’t they both look just amazing?
Olivia and Dan Photography (Destination wedding photographer London), were on hand to capture their day and I cannot thank them enough for sharing with us these incredibly beautiful images of a very special day.
Will proposed in the highlands of Scotland, next to a river that my parents used to visit a lot when they were newly married. It’s very beautiful and we’ve always loved going back there for holidays, he picked a great spot.
The vision for the wedding was to keep things very relaxed, we had the ceremony outdoors and very much open to the elements where people could appreciate the fantastic views over the valley and just enjoy the surroundings.
The Planning Process
We started planning roughly a year before the wedding, we outsourced a few important jobs to family and friends which helped a lot. Also, as boring as they sound spreadsheets are a lifesaver.
We knew we wanted a wedding outdoors, in the countryside, but not too far from London where we live. We looked online and found a website which specialises in renting out fields from local farmers and landowners which was perfect. We chose a field with lots of trees and a fantastic view over a valley where the owner said the sunsets were amazing (turns our she was right!).
Your Outfits & Accessories
I wanted a dress that wouldn’t look too out of place in a field (!) so went with a New Zealand designer known for a more bohemian vibe: Rue De Seine – Clara
I then wore it with the veil my mother wore on her wedding day.
Will bought his suit from The Kooples and had it tailored to fit.
I choose not to have any bridesmaids however I did have Will’s nieces as flower girls in pretty dresses we chose from M&S.
My make up was by the fantastic Emily Streatfeild-Moore.
And my hair was by the equally fantastic Sev at Severin Hairstylist.
The Readings & Music
I walked down the aisle to Gypsy by Fleetwood Mac and our recessional song was This Must be the Place by Talking Heads.
We found the most amazing local florist who grows all her own flowers. Her and her husband own a flower farm, Green and Gorgeous, where you can do a walk around before the event to see what’s going to be in season for your wedding and select what you’d like.
The groomsmen were all wearing their own suits but were identified by their matching buttonholes.
The Details & Décor
As we had chosen an outdoor wedding venue we knew we needed a tent to keep any potential rain from our guests heads and after a bit of research chose Papakata as our tipi supplier. They were amazing from start to finish, extremely helpful and professional.
For our décor we kept things paired back with the table flowers and surrounding woodland doing most of the work!
One of our best friends is an excellent baker and we were thrilled when she offered to bake our wedding cake for us. She made the most delicious lemon and almond three-tiered sponge filled with blueberries and raspberries, with cream cheese lemon icing, it was simply the best cake I’ve ever eaten.
We hired the very talented Olivia and Dan to capture our wedding photos. We loved the quiet drama of their photography and knew they’d be the perfect pair to bring out the wild nature of our woodland venue. They even pulled us off the dancefloor at one point to take some spontaneous photos in front of the sunset over the valley which I’m in awe of.
We did not have a filmmaker, however a friend of ours secretly filmed snippets of our wedding and messages from our guests and put it together as a film for us later which was the most amazing gift.
Will and I knew we were moving to New York soon after the wedding so the official honeymoon had to wait. We did however manage to take a long weekend cycling around Martha’s Vineyard which has the most picture-perfect New England towns you can imagine. It was beautiful.
Definitely having our best friend be our celebrant and performing a literal ‘knot tying’ during the ceremony and also having photos taken at end of the day front of the sunset.
Advice For Other Couples
Accept help where it’s offered, having friends and family take some of the decision making responsibility was a weight off our shoulders. We knew we just wanted everyone to enjoy themselves and weren’t fussy about the particulars, worrying about everything being ‘just so’ is an effort that probably goes unnoticed by most of your guests!
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Olivia and Dan Photography
Rue De Seine
Emily Streatfeild Moore
Oh so lovely.
Georgie and Will, thank you so very much for sharing your wonderful wedding story with us xo Lou