Bride and groom standing by lake at Quantock Lakes

A Rustic Wedding at Quantock Lakes

Quantock Lakes in Somerset provided the most serene setting for Natalie and Thomas’ beautiful wedding. The couple chose a rustic theme for their wedding styling using wooden discs, mini milk pails, Gin bottles with dripped candle wax and personalised wooden heart confetti as part of their table decor.

We love the choice of flowers for this rustic wedding, especially the bold craspedia – we do love a wedding with Billy buttons!

Bride and groom standing by lake at Quantock Lakes

Thomas and Natalie’s wedding styling is so beautiful and the stand-out detail of this wedding is the incredible 4ft floral LOVE sign… wow!

Thomas Frost Photography has done an incredible job capturing the fabulous details of this wedding and tell the story of the day…

Fresh, Rustic Feel

“We loved that Quantock Lakes had lots of natural light open space and a lovely fresh, rustic feel. The views around the venue were amazing too.

Bridal party preparations

Wedding dress close up

Bridal shoe with flower detail

Buttonhole with craspedia

Make-up artist doing bride's wedding make-up

Bridal hairpiece

Basket of purple confetti

Bridal bouquets

Bride looking in mirror as bridesmaid helps with her hair

“I wore an Annasul Y dress which I found in the White Collection Boutique in Clevedon. I had no idea what kind of dress I wanted, I just didn’t want a full princess one. It was about the 25th dress I tried on, and the only one that made me cry in happiness – I felt amazing. I bought my headpiece and floor-length veil from the white collection too.

“My five bridesmaid all had different body shapes and in the end I got them all together and showed them a few different styles. They all chose the same style – pastel green backless lace top with full length chiffon bottom – which suited them all.

Bride having back of dress done up

Proud father seeing daughter on her wedding day

Bride with bridesmaids in pastel green dresses

VW camper van

Champagne bucket and glasses inside VW camper van

Log slice wedding sign

Wedding order of the day written on pallet

“Thomas chose a sharkskin (blue/grey) ‘Tailor Me’ three piece suit that matched the groomsmen’s suits. He accessorised with a pale yellow silk paisley tie and pocket square, whilst the groomsmen had knitted mustard ties.

“Although Thomas had spent a lot of time and effort in planning his attire he didn’t have any suitable socks the day before the wedding, and ended up wearing Snow White socks!”

Groomsmen

Groom's craspedia buttonhole

Wedding car approaching venue down country lane

Father helping bride get out of wedding camper van

Choose a seat wedding sign

Wedding ceremony table at Quantock Lakes

Pageboy holding sign and flower girl holding bucket

Bride walking down the aisle at Quantock Lakes wedding

Bride smiling at groom

Bride and groom facing each other during wedding ceremony

Bride and groom kiss

Flowers

“Our wedding flowers included yellow tulips, gypsophila, statice, feverfew, carnations, lilies, pale green roses and craspedia. We used combinations of these flowers for the bouquets and various displays.

Bride and groom sitting at ceremony table

Bride and groom walking through shower of confetti

Wedding guests outside Quantock Lakes

Tray of wedding drinks

Wedding guests by lake at Quantock Lakes

Groom playing football with children

Bunting

“For our table centrepiece flowers we placed mini milk pails containing yellow tulips, gypsophila, statice, fever few and carnations onto log slices. There were also gin bottles with either gypsophila or led lights in them, and home-made kilner jars with jasmine scented soy candles. We scattered the tables with personalised wooden heart confetti, and used wooden discs for place names.

Gin Bottle Table Plan

“We made our table plan using different gin bottles placed on a wooden mirrored tray. Each gin bottle had a label around the neck with our guests’ names and corresponded with a gin bottle on each of the table centrepieces.

“Our favours were brown pillow boxes containing mini eggs (for Easter weekend) wrapped in string with a skeleton key/bottle opener.

Gin bottle wedding table plan

Mr and Mrs sign

Wedding favour

Mother of the bride place name Groom wooden disc place name

Flowers in gin bottle

Small wooden wedding hearts

Wedding thank you sign

Alcohol sign

Wedding card table

Wedding guest tree sign Gin quote sign

Guest signing wedding tree

“Home-made bunting, a four ft floral LOVE sign, a pallet with the order of the day on painted on it, and a large log slice wedding sign completed our reception decor.

“Our beautiful wedding cake was three tiers – fruit, chocolate and lemon – decorated with sugar daisies and craspedia, and cake bunting.”

Wedding cake

Wire bird decoration

T and N letters

Wedding breakfast at Quantock Lakes

Groom wedding speech

Toast after wedding speech

Bride and groom cutting wedding cake

Bride and groom walking in fields at Quantock Lakes

Bride and groom facing each other holding hands

Bride, groom and children doing thumbs up

Bride kissing groom on the cheek

Bride and groom walking towards tree

Bride and groom sitting on tree swing at Quantock Lakes

Bride and groom touching heads

Groom's Snow White socks

Bride and groom

Bride and groom walking across field at Quantock Lakes

Map cufflinks

Evening Entertainment

“Our photographer set up a studio with a white screen and props, and we made a photo hanging board where everyone could hang their photos. As the night went on the photos got funnier.

“We asked all our guests to choose a song to play during the wedding breakfast so ended up with a massive mixture. In the evening we went for an indie rock cover band who sang songs that everyone loved. The dance floor always had people on their feet and they performed an amazing acoustic cover of our first dance song (Secret Smile by Semisonic).

“As people we knew contributed so much (flowers by Thomas’ mother, bunting by my mother and our cake by a close family friend) it made the day extra special.”

Dance floor rules sign

Floral LOVE letters

Wedding band

Bride and groom first dance

Wedding guests dancing

Groom taking picture of bride holding clock

Photography: Thomas Frost Photography

Venue: Quantock Lakes, Somerset

Bride’s Dress: Annasul Y from The White Collection Bridal

Bride’s Veil and Headpiece: The White Collection Bridal

Bridal Accessories: Jules Bridal Jewellery

Hair: Tanya Howard of Reds Unisex Salon

Make-Up: Becky Chrystall of Chrystall Beauty

Bridesmaid Dresses: For Her and For Him

Groomsmen’s Suits: Moss Bros

Wedding Cake: Family Friend

Flowers: Groom’s Mother

Transport: VW Camper Van from Vintage VW Weddings

Stationery: Wedfest

Band: Rocked Up

Floral LOVE Sign: Apple and Bramble

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