a homemade, retro cherry blossom filled wedding | uk wedding blog

facebook-profile-picture By Phoebe
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Good morning! Oh my, this wedding. Cherry blossom heaven! When Rosie and Dan’s day landed in my inbox it ticked everything I look for in a wedding. Happy faces, lots of flowers, pretty images and cute personal details.

photography | Cat Lane

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Family member – Kath Raper

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Dress designer: Naomi Neoh. Design- Chloe (I managed to get it half price in a sample sale!).

Bolero made by BOA boutique, London.

Dress bought from BOA boutique, London.

All alterations by BOA boutique, London. (Amazing shop with really lovely sales assistants).

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Dresses: Etsy shop- RenzRags, all hand made to order and fitted brilliantly by a seamstress and her team in America – and a bargain at £60 a dress.

Shoes from ASOS.

Earrings from River Island.

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Suit- Next (Dan wears a suit to work everyday so wanted something a little different and I love anything tweed so that’s what we went with!)

Tie- Marks & Spencer.

Shoes- Linea (House of Fraser).

Groomsmen –

Suits- Next.

Tie- Marks and Spencer.

Page boys- Outfits – Monsoon Kids

Page boy shoes – Mothercare.

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We both share the same two favourite moments:

-The hour after the ceremony when everyone made their way to the reception and we had photos in the park alone with the photographer- a moment to breathe!

– At the end of the evening do the band played Don’t Look Back In Anger and the wedding guests serenaded us very enthusiastically just before we left.

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Home made with a retro family feel. For example the place names were our favourite Tunnock’s Tea Cakes with a paper flag stuck in the top with the name on.

‘Table numbers’ were actually names of places we have visited. The seating plan had photos of us in those places in the background. The top table was Nimes were we got engaged.

The table decorations were jars that had been collected by various family members and friends. These were then filled with flowers bought on the day before the wedding from the market by the bride and mismatch cut up and arranged.- this sounds stressful but it was actually a really relaxing thing to do with the bridesmaids.

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One of our most personal touches- charity favours. A pin badge from Motor Neurone Disease Association (chosen by the groom as his Grandfather sadly passed away due to this illness when he was young), and a flower with a business card from Reflect Pregnancy Support – York (a charity close to the bride’s heart as she is a midwife and also has a very relevant family history.)

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Home made –  Using old stamps from a 1900 printing press, bought from Covent Garden market. Used with ink and embossing powder in copper.

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Home made cheesecakes. Top tier- Mango and raspberry .Middle tier- chocolate orange. Bottom tier- Rose and Cardamom. (the top tier actually fell apart and the master of ceremonies from the venue saved the day by sourcing us a new top tier!)

Traditional fruit cake by mother of the bride.

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A special touch by the groom- it was all organized as a surprise for the bride. A week in the beautiful Lake Como followed by a week in Paphos, Cyprus. Amazing week.

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Self made playlist. Band – Jonny and the Dunebugs, York, an amazing covers band who perform a mixture of 60s/70s classics and modern hits. They had everybody up dancing and made the evening so much fun.

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Get your venue booked in good time and everything else will follow.

Making stuff yourself isn’t difficult it’s just time consuming. Ultimately it adds a bit of you to the day and people appreciate it (the groom did find this an added stress, the bride needed this to feel in control).

Delegate some jobs which you are happy to relax the reins on as this takes it off your plate but also involves family members/friends more.

Once you’re at the rehearsal or drinks the night before the wedding- just relax as there’s nothing more you can do and you need to just enjoy the evening and de-stress.

Where did you find your inspiration:

Pinterest!!! Even the groom had a colour palette pinned.

  • Absolutely stunning wedding dress, the photography is beautiful, adore the shots in the church.