a relaxed, rustic, pastel filled floral wedding with a gorgeous Charlie Brear gown | uk wedding blog

facebook-profile-picture By Phoebe
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Good morning lovely reader! Ohhhh we have a treat today, it has been a little while since we blogged a Binky wedding. I know we shouldn’t have favourites and be mostly impartial to help you with your planning, but Binky is in my top 5 favourite wedding photographers. This is not just based on her wonderful talent at capturing weddings, but also just how lovely she is. She is always an absolute pleasure to work with and I always get so so excited when I have a submission to open from her. There are usually lots of beautiful flowers and nearly always a dog. I know you will enjoy Sam and Kyle’s wedding. Get that pinning finger ready!!

photography | Binky Nixon

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Hair accessory from Jules Bridal, a company in Ireland I believe? Got it from their website

Bride’s hair /makeup: Hair done by Joanne Moriarty a local hairdresser who owns Courts Hair Salon in Northampton

Makeup done by my amazing bridesmaid and ex model Sophie Blackbrough who works for Urban Decay

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Dress is Charlie Brear with an  alteration to lower the back done by a local seamstress. Shoes were non-branded but were beautiful flat sandals with pearls on them.

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Fawsley Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire

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Grooms suit jacket was Jack Wills, trousers were John Lewis and shoes/belt were next – Bow tie from Mrs Bow Tie website

Groomsmen’s outfits/accessories: Suits from John Lewis, Bow ties from Mrs Bow Tie and belt/shoes from Next

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Bridesmaids dresses were a stunning range from Chi Chi London, they wore their own choice of nude/gold shoes and their earrings/bracelets were from Highland Angel website

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We did our own sweet table, Fawsley did all other food drink apart from the hogroast at night which was Ian Brodie.

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We went for a rustic/vintage mix – No set colour sceme but all browns to add to the rustic feel and pale pastel colours

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I made my own favours which were scratch cards. I put them in little brown envelopes and secured a penny to each one – everyone loved them!!

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This was made by my friend who makes cakes for a hobby, not a profession – surprisingly this was her first ‘naked’ cake, she specializes in cupcakes!

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DJ was Potter Events, photobooth was HZ photobooth and Magician was Steve Dean

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My favorite moment was our first dance! We had a slow dance to Sam Smiths remix of Whitney Houston’s How will I know for about 1 minute but then planned with our DJ to shut off the sound and bring on the lights….30 seconds later after everyone got scared the music was ruined, it remixed into Fuse ODG ‘Dangerous Love’. We had learnt the dance moves from the video and did the whole routine in front of our guests – it was amazing!

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We stayed in LUX* Maldives for 10 nights and it was absolutely incredible!!!

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We didn’t have a budget as we were really keen to have the best day ever for us and all our guests. We made sure the important stuff was the best of the best, but saved money where we could. I made all of the invitations, table plan, table names, name settings, favours etc myself as well as the sweet table. This was fun and added a personal touch to everything, as well as saved a bit of money.

Where did you find your inspiration?

I knew that I didn’t want a set theme or colour scheme to make it look, how should I put this…. Tacky! I knew that I wanted a really relaxed dress with flat shoes and pastel colored flowers to go with the rustic/vintage feel of the venue. I think a lot of people are going for the rustic look at their weddings but some people take it too far. Some people add way too much hessian for that look, which I really didn’t want to have. We didn’t get bogged down with a theme or inspiration, we just chose everything that was our favorite and it fitted together perfectly, especially for the wedding venue which is stunning, inside and out!