I have a sneaking suspicion that you’re simply going to love WWW readers Lottie and Adomas’ nuptials. They celebrated their wedding on the 8th September 2018 at Wilkswood Farm in Swanage, Dorset and it really is the rustic festival wedding that dreams are made of.
Is anyone else getting destination vibes from this wedding? Maybe it’s the stunning WWW fave Grace Loves Lace dress that Lottie chose, or the outdoor setting and the AMAZING macramé ceremony backdrop but either way, this day is boho and very beautiful.
I just love that our pair created so many elements themselves, a DIY wedding can just be so special. Lottie arranged the flowers with the help of her family and Adomas made that brilliant backdrop. It sounds like the planning process was really relaxed and in turn the day was super chilled. I love it.
Robin Goodlad was along for the ride to capture these sensational images of the celebrations. Thanks so much for sharing with us Robin.
October 2016, Bounty Island in Fiji
We both wanted a simple and relaxed wedding with a festival feel and we wanted it to be outdoors as much as possible. It was also really important that both our dogs, Tarka & Zero, could be a part of the day as they are part of the family.
The Planning Process
We were probably a bit last minute compared to most couples! We booked the venue first about January/February 2018 then focused on invitations and all the other details like music, food etc after that. We wanted to do as much of it ourselves as we could, partly to keep costs down and partly to make it more memorable. The arch we had for the ceremony was made by Adam and we are planning on putting it in our garden now as a memento. We also relied on family and friends help, Adams’ mum helped with the invitations, name cards and wedding favours which were little pots of honey from Lithuania. Lottie’s mum and sister helped with the all the flowers, decorations etc so it was a very homemade wedding which is how we wanted it.
Wilkswood Farm, Swanage – beautiful and relaxed venue with amazing views.
Your Outfits & Accessories
Dress: Rosa by Grace Loves Lace – I loved how different this dress was, it is also beautiful, simple and very comfy!
Accessories: Upper arm bracelet by AquarianThoughts on Etsy, barefoot sandals by StreetStyleSandals on Etsy.
Suit: Tan skinny fit suit from Next
Shoes: J shoes
Tarka & Zero
Hessian/burlap bowties from CoolDudsforHotDogs, Etsy.
Lottie’s’ hair and make up – done by my sister Lucie.
Arranged by Lottie and her sister Lucie and mum Jacquie
Best Man: Efka – same jacket as Adam – Next
Bride’s Father: Chris – same jacket as Adam – Next
Maid of Honour: bride’s sister Lucie
Bridesmaids: Danii, Kubby & Beanie
All dresses from the Maya range at Asos, all had bare feet.
The Readings & Music
Reading: A passage from The Alchemist by Paul Coelho read by Jacquie, bride’s mum
Aisle music: Hallelujah by Pentatonix
After the Ceremony: (What A) Wonderful World by Sam Cooke
Live evening music: The Average Blues Band
Traditional Lithuanian cake called ‘Sakotis’, purchased in Lithuania.
The Details & Décor
Wooden arch for ceremony handmade by Adam.
Macrame curtain on arch purchased from NodeForHappiness, Etsy.
Hay bales for ceremony and outdoor seating – provided by Wilkswood.
Fairy lights and outdoor lighting – provided by Wilkswood.
Fire pits – provided by Wilkswood.
Real ivy and gypsophila to decorate inside the marquee.
Decorated jars with candles on tables – handmade by Lucie.
Basket of blankets for the evening.
Tree stumps for decorating the aisle, provided by a friend.
Belize – booked with Naturally Belize and stayed at The Lodge at Chaa Creek, San Ignacio and Victoria House, San Pedro.
Sparklers in the evening.
Dogs bringing the rings during the ceremony.
Pyramid with the bridesmaids!
Advice For Other Couples
Don’t sweat the small stuff, you can’t plan every last detail and that’s only makes it more fun. Ask family and friends to help if you can, it will save you money and time and it makes your wedding more personal. Find a great photographer if you can, your photos will be all you have to remember it by and you get to live it all over again when they arrive!
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Simply Gourmet Catering
The Smoked Pig
Luxury Little Rooms
So very beautiful! Thank you so much Adomas and Lottie for sharing your perfectly relaxed, gorgeous day. Rachel x