Wednesday 9 September 2015

A Countryside Vintage Wedding

When a wedding invitation from Simon's cousin Holly appeared on our doormat a few months ago I knew from the handcrafted design that this was going to be a pretty special wedding.  I carried the beautiful invitation in my handbag for weeks, excitedly showing it to everyone and have been counting down the days to the big day. 
When the day finally arrived Simon and I packed ourselves into a hire car and made our way to Wales for a beautiful countryside wedding.
Ever hopeful for some Summer sunshine I wore my favourite bright blue dress decorated with bright pink and coral flowers.  I've had it for a few years now but only bring it out on special occasions.   Simon's Mum kindly bought me a pink rose from the local florist which matched perfectly, I've never worn a real flower at a wedding before and it's definitely something I'd do again, it really added something to the outfit.


The bride took our breath away as she arrived at the church in a gorgeous fitted gown, it was absolutely stunning and as she made her way down the aisle to meet her handsome husband to be I was holding back the tears.
After the church we made our way to a beautiful hall in the countryside for a wedding party to remember.

Holly had designed and put together the entire wedding herself.  I love weddings, am obsessed with shows like "Don't Tell the Bride and have been known to hunt out images on Pinterest.  I know a picture perfect wedding when I see one and Holly's was like a dream made into reality.  Every little detail was absolutely beautiful.

Arrival drinks were served at a "help yourself" Prosecco bar, with Prosecco on tap and plenty of additional ingredients to make your own fizzy cocktails.  Glass bowls full of berries and a full bottle of Chambord made for a fun hour of mixing Summer perfect drinks.

The wedding breakfast was served in a beautiful room surrounded by a grand staircase, we had delicious food and the speeches were perfect and made me cry.
At the time we'd received the invitations with the menu choices we'd been a little confused about the lack of dessert.   All became clear on the big day when we were invited to venture into the afternoon tea room which featured a long table completely covered in cakes.  Simon and I were in our element!

The party then moved out to the marquee which was decked out in coloured paper pompoms, bunting and beautiful flowers. 

The dance floor at the back was a great contrast with its checked flooring and light up "LOVE" letters.  I never knew a wedding marquee could look so beautiful.

For those loving some evening fresh air there were lawn games set up for kids and adults alike.   We played a spot of ring toss and Simon had a little go on the Space Hoppers. 

The whole day was stunning and with my own wedding to now organise I'm desperately trying to convince the bride to make a career as a wedding planner ... unfortunately she's having none of it!
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