a Provence inspired country wedding in Surrey | uk wedding blog

facebook-profile-picture By Phoebe
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Photography by Laura Babb

 

Brimming with sunny yellows and pale pastel blues. Ben and Kat’s wedding is definitely needed today. I think we are on day 32489539 of it being grey in Yorkshire, with intermittent snow. Not impressed. What I would give for a day in a country pub garden, warm sunshine and cool g&ts.

I love so many details of this wedding, but I think the cheese cake and cricket are my favourite. I hope you enjoy. And I hope you feel a little warmer afterwards.

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Suppliers –

Your Photographer – the lovely Laura Babb. Laura is great photographer. She made us feel very at ease and we love her arty and alternative style.

The Vision for the day – We wanted it to feel relaxed and natural. The colour theme came from our love of Provence in France. I adore sunflowers and powder blue, they look fantastic together.

The Planning process – Kat organises events for a living and there was a Google Doc up and running within a week of the engagement!

The Venue – the village Kat grew up in. Thursley, Surrey. The village church then a marquee in the garden of local pub overlooking corn fields.

The Dress + Accessories – The Dress was made of French Lace from Angelica Bridal in Camden Passage in Angel. Shoes and earrings were vintage. My auntie found the shoes in Spitalfields market and they were perfect!

Finding the dress – I knew I wanted a dress that went over my shoulders as the plan was to dance till I dropped and didn’t want to risk it slipping down. I think i tried on about 25 dresses! the dress I chose was the one I felt the most comfortable in and myself as well as feeling glamorous if possible! Wearing it I felt amazing, I wish I could wear it again!

Groom’s attire – tailored suit from the Cad and the Dandy on Savile Row

The Readings + Music – we chose ‘This Day I Married My Best Friend’, an extract from 1 Corinthians 13 and the lyrics from ‘A Bridge over Troubled Water’. Ben’s uncle played the organ and our very good friends Fletcher and James played two of our favourite songs on guitar while we signed the register.

Beautiful bridesmaids – These were my sister and my very best friend. They wore power blue dresses that were made to measure.

The Flowers – Sunflowers galore! And heaps of blue flowers too, although I have no idea what they were called. The arrangements were done by two amazing family friends and my auntie

The Cake – We have a cheese cake from the Teddington Cheese Shop. One of our friends described it as a cheese theme park 🙂

The Details + Decor – My mum and a very good friend made over 150 meters of bunting! We created a pom pom tree in the garden, which was still in situ that last time I checked! and handmade chutney in little jars as favours with polka dot lids.

The Honeymoon – We’re off to Cuba and Cost Rica next week and can’t wait!

Advice for other couples – make sure you stay true to yourself, there are so many amazing wedding ideas out there and I could have had several different types of weddings! But the one we had was very personal to us and wouldn’t have changed a thing about it.

  • Thanks for the lovely feature, Phoebe. x

  • Wow, Laura – you put in the effort! Tonnes of great photos there. Nothing gives a laid back country vibe like a cricket match on a village green. Some really cunning ideas in the wedding to.

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    Wow – the flower arch over the Church door is amazing!
    Lovely to see a VW Beetle there too! 🙂