We’re channelling all the boho vibes today, thanks to Leoni and Sam’s real wedding story. Their day was held at John Bray’s Field, Rock Weddings in Cornwall on the 7th September 2019. They described their day as “happy people, full of love, colourful, ceremonial” and I have to say the atmosphere on their wedding day was just electric.
I think the element I love most aside from the happiness and love throughout has to be the very stylish attire. Leoni chose a crochet gown by Spell & The Gypsy Collective teamed with red heels and a veil. Wow! Meanwhile Sam looked very cool indeed, donning a Paul Smith vibrant green suit and pale yellow shirt. Then there were the bridesmaids in mismatched dresses teamed with pretty flower crowns. What did I tell you? So stylish!
Leoni and Sam were firstly married in a church ceremony before drinks from the back of a Landrover and then everyone walked up to the tipis to a delicious feast and dancing all night long. How perfect?! I also have to shout out about the stunning autumnal bouquet, which was just magnificent and the gorgeous cake creations too.
Robin Studios, thank you ever so much for sharing with us these super beautiful captures of a very special wedding celebration.
In Freemantle, Western Australia in November 2018 whilst on a year adventure travelling in a 4×4 with a roof top tent.
Calculated chaos – clashes of colour and pattern.
- An early start with the ceremony in a small church (St Michael’s Church) on Porthilly Beach Rock, Cornwall at 11am.
- Drive the mark 1 Landrover (very very old) on the beach and serve champagne from the back straight after the ceremony.
- Walk up the beach and through a field to reception in tipis.
- Afternoon feast with 3 courses, sorbet, cake and speeches.
- Dancing alllll night.
The Planning Process
Lots of hours of organising. I suppose our choice of venue was trickiest as there was no building – we chose tipis in a field. We had to make sure there were enough facilities for all guests. But it worked out perfectly, absolutely nothing went wrong!
Not added it up! Worth every penny!
The Readings & Music
‘When a merry maiden marries’ read by David Chalmers.
Entry and Exit songs were the traditional ‘here comes the bride’.
Make up was minimal and done by myself.
Your Outfits & Accessories
Day Dress: Spell and the Gyspy Casablanca Dress. Halterneck, heavy crochet. Vintage style.
Shoes: Bright Orange suede. Jimmy Choo
Earrings: Mother of pearl and gold Alighieri
Evening Dress: Floral silk dress – Chloe
Edie – Yellow embroidered dress – Monsoon
Lizi – Long sleeved – patterned maxi dress – Anthropologie
Sam – Pink floral and crochet maxi dress – Anthropologie
Connie – Black silk floral midi dress – vintage Chloe
Penny – Flower girl – Red floral midi dress – Dolce & Gabanna
Coco – Flower Girl – Grey dress – Zara
The Good Florist – not Good – INCREDIBLE.
Paul Smith Green Suit
Paul Smith pale yellow shirt
Rock, Cornwall. In John Bray’s field – overlooking the sea.
Robin Studios – beyond talented.
Robin Studios – still in the making.
Cake Sisters – absolutely amazing.
The Details & Décor
My mum is the best and she made all the linen napkins for 130 guests.
We had long runs of tables and clear vintage glass vases full of exquisite flowers.
We hired vintage lounge furniture and displayed colourful candles in clear vintage glass candle stick holders. That’s about it. Kept it simple, but just enough colour.
Couldn’t choose – the entire day was so full of love and incredible food and such amazing music!
Advice For Other Couples
It’s one of the rare opportunities in life that celebrates happiness and love with all the people that mean the most to you.
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Spell & The Gypsy Collective
Leoni and Sam, thank you both ever so much for sharing your utterly gorgeous wedding with us xo Lou