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
Mother of the bride, Mother of the groom, Godmother, Aunts + family friends
Bride’s hair accessories/veil: Veil was Great Grandmother’s, Head-dress was maternal grandmother’s
Hair by Hideshi at Sanrizz, Grosvenor House
The theme was BIG LOVE and the bride gave the groom as his gift, lit up marquee letters from Word is Love.
Lavender bags with lavender from the garden for the ladies, personalised sparklers for the boys
By Lockwoods Lithographics, Cambridgeshire
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
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.
Hired from Moss Bros, button hole by local friend
Gazpacho, Fillet Steak with Truffled Macaroni and Summer Pudding all by the excellent local pub, The Snooty Tavern
Bali and Lombok – paradise (Rebecca has written a bit about these two in our Honeymoon section if you’d like some inspiration)
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.