a rustic barn wedding with beautiful Jesus Peiro gown | uk wedding blog

facebook-profile-picture By Phoebe

Afternoon, sorry for the delay on this one going up. I have been manically cleaning the house after being surprised with 3 back to back house viewings today.

Absolutely loving the decor in this wedding, especially all the jam jars, the cake and the flowers. Lots of love and thought has been put in to this and all of Nicola and Russell’s hard work definitely paid off.

Photography by Three Flowers Photography 

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tfp084 tfp085 tfp090 tfp093 The Bride

After visiting a couple of bridal shops, The Bespoke Wardrobe in Ingatestone really stood out. They had an amazing selection of dresses and all the staff were so helpful and really made a special effort to create a whole look, rather than just a dress.

The dress I picked was by a designer called Jesus Peiro and it had an amazing flecked skirt which was my favourite part. After picking my dress I knew my hair would look best up, I opted for a messy style with some height and accessorized with Emmy opal daisy hair pins. For our evening reception I wore a heavily beaded belt and removed my veil to change things up a bit!

www.jesuspeiro.com  www.thebespokewardrobe.co.uk

tfp096 tfp099 tfp104 tfp109 tfp113 tfp114 The PerfumeCoco Mademoiselle, Chanel

tfp118 tfp122 tfp125 tfp127 tfp130 tfp132 tfp143 The BridesmaidsOur bridesmaids wore mint green dresses from Ted Baker

tfp147 tfp155 tfp156 tfp159 The GroomRuss had his three piece suit tailor made by Fox Tailoring and had a navy spotted Hugo Boss tie, all the other male wedding party had plain navy ties so he could stand out.


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When looking for reception venues, we knew that we didn’t want people to travel too far and for it to have a lot of character; ideally we were looking for a barn. Blake Hall was the first and only place we visited and knew straight away it was a perfect fit for us. The flexibility of the catering and design meant we could really put our own stamp on our special day. Another plus point was the beautiful gardens and with a spring date pencilled in, we knew it would hopefully make for some beautiful photos.


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tfp423 tfp424 tfp425 tfp427 The DecorThe barn was essentially a blank canvas which was great as it meant we could put our own stamp on it. The Friday before our wedding was spent putting everything in place with suppliers finishing everything off on Saturday morning. Overall we were looking to achieve a spring wedding with a rustic yet traditional theme.

www.vintagestylehire.co.uk  www.vowedandamazed.co.uk

tfp429 tfp430 tfp431 tfp432 tfp433 The FavoursWe were really unsure what to do about favours, in the end we were so pleased to have our pale pink heart biscuits, everyone loved them and they went down really well. They were by Gemma from the cake pop & biscuit shop.

tfp434 tfp436 The CakeMade by Liza at the Sugar & Spice Cake Co – we opted for four tier vanilla Victoria sponge with textured icing and we included sprigs of flowers used for the bouquets and centre pieces to fit in with our overall theme.


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tfp705 tfp709 tfp713 tfp748 tfp750 tfp751 tfp756 tfp769 tfp787 tfp793 The EntertainmentClint’s Jazz Band – who were just brilliant! They played amazingly and had everyone up and dancing. They even played a longer set as our guests were stamping their feet saying “we want one more!” before they went home!!

tfp802bw tfp809 tfp814 tfp816bw The HoneymoonWe went to Mauritius for our honeymoon for just over 2 weeks, we stayed in three different places around the island and had an amazing time. Definitely try and schedule some relaxing time after the big day as you’ll need it!

tfp817 tfp818bw tfp823 tfp827 tfp834AdviceStay organised and keep a spreadsheet of when final payments/balances are due. The time can fly by and before you know it, there are lots of suppliers all looking to be paid at the same time!

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