Their day was a master-class in DIY wedding décor and details. Much of their day was home-made; Rebecca’s beautiful blue tulle skirt, the signs, the bunting, the artificial flower arrangements and the jam favours to name just a few. The result was a marvellously personal and boho style celebration.
They were married outdoors in the woodland at Spilman’s Copse, there were pretty pops of blue throughout their day, flower crowns all round and gents in tweed suits. Wow. All the folk festival vibes.
Thanks ever so much to Emily & Steve Photography for sharing with us these sublime images today. Such a treat!
Picnic on top of watership down near our home on a perfect sunny day in 2017 after 7 years together.
Informal folky festival with as much of the day spent outside as possible.
Not as much as it looked!! A lot of things were done by us to save money so we could have the things which were important to us like the band and the outdoor ceremony.
Everyone did their own hair and makeup.
Pitt Hall Barn with the ceremony at Spilman’s Copse.
Your Outfits & Accessories
Bride: Asos top and handmade blue skirt. Second-hand cowboy boots.
Groom: Vintage Suit Hire Company with Paisley patterned Barker Shoes.
The Readings & Music
Johnny Flynn – the Detectorists to walk down the aisle.
Nick Cave – Breathless for the confetti.
Martin and the Magpie (Hungerford). The bride’s crown and bouquet only.
Bridesmaids crowns and bouquets were made by the bride. All other arrangements done by bride and bridesmaids.
Ellen Foster (Queenies Cakes- Basingstoke).
Emily & Steve Photography @emilystevephoto
The Details & Décor
Mostly nature and folk inspired.
All décor was done ourselves from mostly things we already had… our house and garden was empty on the day! We spent 2 years looking through second hand shops and facebook marketplace to save money. Most flower arrangements were artificial except for the flower crowns and bouquet.
The bunting was made from free second-hand bedding by the bride, bridesmaids, groom’s mother and bride’s mother.
The indoor feature trellis was made by the groom and his dad.
All signage (pallets, mirrors, cards) made by bride.
We wanted to create a space in the garden that showcased items from our travels and had a hippie vibe. The tea crates were another facebook marketplace find and were perfect tables.
Jam favours made with fruit from our allotment.
Our ceilidh band was chosen after we went to the Whitchurch new years ceilidh and asked them if they would play. We had seen some of the members before when they were in folk band Bellowhead.
Vintage Suit Hire Company – Bedford.
Bridesmaids chose their own. Most from ASOS.
Isle of Skye – old bothy on the tip of the Waternish peninsular.
Climbing atop a fallen tree in the woods for photos.
Ceilidh dance mayhem!
Advice For Other Couples
Keep checking back in with yourself that you are doing what you actually want and not what you think you should want.
Don’t be afraid to wear cowboy boots.
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Emily & Steve Photography
Martin and the Magpie
Queeny’s Cakes Hants
Pitt Hall Barn
Ohh I just loved it all, their ceilidh band for their evening party must have been such fun!
Rebecca and Jack thank you so much for sharing your totally beautiful wedding with us xo Lou