a Charlie Brear gown for this big love wedding in Cambridgeshire | uk wedding blog

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Morning all. I hope you had a lovely weekend? I am in love with this mornings wedding. It has a true village/community countryside feel. Taking place at their family home, Rachel enlisted the help of her friends and family to make the cake, flowers and much more. Rachel looks absolutely breath-taking in her Charlie Brear gown, and I love the infusion of pink and red. I really hope you enjoy looking through this as much as I did. Rachel found Marianne through the blog and it always means so much to me when I get to share your beautiful wedding days.

photography | Marianne Chua 

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Mother of the bride, Mother of the groom, Godmother, Aunts + family friends

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Dress was the Arlette long by Charlie Brear, Shoes were L K Bennett

Bride’s hair accessories/veil: Veil was Great Grandmother’s, Head-dress was maternal grandmother’s

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Hair by Hideshi at Sanrizz, Grosvenor House

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The theme was BIG LOVE and the bride gave the groom as his gift, lit up marquee letters from Word is Love.

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Lavender bags with lavender from the garden for the ladies, personalised sparklers for the boys

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By Lockwoods Lithographics, Cambridgeshire

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Adult bridesmaids full outfits from L K Bennett, little girls had skirts made up by Maria Khomenko at threestitches.co.uk, pageboys trousers were by Crew Clothing, shirts by M&S

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There were so many but standing in the church, looking out at all our friends and family together (in reality, not just on spreadsheets or in our imagination) – that was incredible. Also, the walk we took between the speeches and going in for dinner- while everyone was finding their places was so romantic and full of the love of the day, but enjoyed just by us for that time.

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Hired from Moss Bros, button hole by local friend

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thefood&drinkGazpacho, Fillet Steak with Truffled Macaroni and Summer Pudding all by the excellent local pub, The Snooty Tavern

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thevenueFamily Home,Cambridgeshire

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THECAKEBy Eileen from the village

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theentertainmentGabriella (childhood friend) led her band (Hearty Productions) and we had Scott from Unique Beats Disco after the band

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thehoneymoon

Bali and Lombok – paradise (Rebecca has written a bit about these two in our Honeymoon section if you’d like some inspiration) 

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Take your time – finding things sometimes is a case of stumbling across them by chance. Allow for some things to happen organically.

Be open to others’ ideas – they are generous and love you so let them play a part rather than worrying it will spoil your ideas.

Nearer the day, keep letting things go – it is so wonderful just to have your closest loved ones there so don’t be stressing until the last minute.

Where did you find your inspiration?

Charlie Brear was a lovely starting point, then finding Marianne on So you’re Getting Married, then Pinterest and the colours Pink and Red played a big part – plus the love I had for everyone involved, especially my husband to be, made it all the more rewarding.