Pretty pretty pretty all the way this afternoon… Yay.
WWW readers Lauren and James were married on the 25th June 2015 at Wootton Park in Warwickshire. They envisioned a relaxed, rustic and pastel extravaganza.
The blooms were utterly charming, all pale pinks and blues which worked so well with the elegant bridesmaid dresses. Hessian and lace were used perfectly to decorate the reception and I love the stylish paper goods too.
Lauren had not one but two divine dresses, the first by Kelsey Rose before she changed in the evening into an Amanda Wyatt number. The boys looked very smart indeed in their sharp suits and the lovely flower girl donned a darling little flower crown.
Kayleigh Pope, thank you so much for sharing these wonderful images with us today.
THE PROPOSAL | On a Friday night – Total surprise! Next to Kenilworth Castle.
THE VISION | Relaxed atmosphere, rustic decorations, pastel colours.
THE PLANNING PROCESS | Planned for just over 1 year. Booked the venue and photographer at the start as we knew they were our priority for getting the style right.
THE VENUE | St Nicholas church Kenilworth.
Reception Wootton Park – Wootton Wawen.
We loved the laid back feel to Wootton Park, a working family farm. With glamping pods for the wedding party! Old farmhouse with rooms themed on different cites over the world. Bridal suite was Venice – with Jaccuzi bath.
THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | Day dress by Kelsey Rose and Evening by Amanda Wyatt both brought from a lovely boutique in Southam, Beas Bridal.
Diamond earrings hand delivered on the day from James.
FINDING THE DRESS | Trawled through a few shops then couldn’t decide between two at Beas so someone suggest to buy both… best decision ever! Less stress on the day worrying about staining the dress as I had a spare.
GROOM’S ATTIRE | Navy suits hired from Nigel James – Coventry. Groomsmen ties matching the bridesmaids dresses.
THE READINGS & MUSIC | Readings from close friends Emma and John from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDESMAIDS | My younger sister Brogan, and school friend Stacie. Maid of honour Becky – Best friend and her beautiful daughter Scarlett as flowergirl.
THE FLOWERS | All made by Emily Robbins – Burbage.
THE CAKE | Pam Cakes – Coventry.
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | The wonderful Kayleigh Pope – she made us feel so relaxed on the day (we hardly noticed her there)! Love her style of relaxed photos.
THE DETAILS & DÉCOR | All decorations made by ourselves using pintrest for inspiration.
Name place holders made by James from tree branches.
Cork letters. Stepladders and card box both James Grandparents.
Printing – invites, save the dates, names and luggage tags by my mothers printing company Link Mailing – Coventry.
Table flowers brought in bulk the day before from a market stall to put in the Jam Jars to give more of a rustic feel.
Favours – personalised seed packets (Lauren loves gardening).
Guest book – rather than a traditional book we used the idea of a time capsule for messages which we will open on out first wedding anniversary.
THE HONEYMOON | First to Paris for 3 nights then straight to Thailand – Koh Samui.
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | The journey to the reception – just me and James in the back of a Rolls Royce with a bottle of bubbly.
First dance – the band (The Beat Union) sang our first dance – Jess Glynne Rather Be slow for a little while then sped up with all guests dancing alongside.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Remember to enjoy your day, don’t stress.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photography | Kayleigh Pope
Band | The Beat Union
Cake | Pam Cakes
Stationery | Link Mailing
Florist | Emily Robbins
Dress | Beas Bridal
Venue | Wootton Park
Thanks so much to Lauren and James for sharing their beautiful wedding story today xo Lou