Couple kissing with leaves falling around them

An Intimate Forest Wedding in the Czech Republic

Jitka and Honza didn’t want a big wedding with the whole shebang. Instead they chose to marry under the falling autumn leaves in an intimate forest wedding. Just their daughter, best man and Jitka’s best friend Eliška, who was also their wedding photographer, were there.

Jitka loves a bit of rock so opted to wear a leather jacket and boots with her wedding dress, which looked amazing. Her matching bridal bouquet and floral headband completed the look perfectly.

Couple kissing with leaves falling around them

After the ceremony the couple and their bridal party went to a wonderful restaurant, Drmalská Myslivna, located in a picturesque valley at the foot of the Ore Mountains. Here they enjoyed a fabulous lunch set on a woodland styled table decorated with moss, twigs and conkers.

We love how intimate their forest wedding ceremony was. Who needs a church packed full of people when you can have those nearest and dearest to you under the trees.

We adore these pictures by Eliška of Khiria.

Enough Company to Have Fun With

“We decide to get married alone in the forest because we simply felt that big weddings aren’t made for us. I was in the 7th month of pregnancy and I just wanted to spend the day with my best friend, our daughter, Honza and his best man. It was enough company to have fun with.

Red autumnal bridal bouquet

Detail of autumnal bridal bouquet

Wedding dress hagning from beam

Floral headband

Bride-to-be checking weather on phone

(more…)

Read More

Bride and groom standing in middle of tables of warehouse wedding

A Chic Warehouse Wedding in Sydney

It all started with a vision of creating a ‘refined rustic’ wedding… Shannon and David had an extraordinary wedding ceremony with their friends and family in the forest, followed by a relaxed reception in a really cool warehouse wedding venue. We love a big, clear space that you can style to your heart’s content!

Shannon and David have such an incredible eye for styling (Shannon is an interior designer, which helps!). There are so many cool, handmade styling details. The ever so cute material heart buttonholes and tiny heart aisle decorations, the bunting and signs, and the fabulous ribbon arch that the guests held up for Shannon and David to walk under after the ceremony.

Bride and groom standing in middle of tables of warehouse wedding

The reception was styled with long wooden tables adorned with beautiful flowers and stunning place settings. There were fabulous arrangements of foliage and strings of lights suspended from the wooden frame structures above the tables. This really brought the outside in, and fitted perfectly with their ‘fairy forest’ styling.

The bride and groom looked stunning; just wait until you see Shannon’s amazing wedding dress with its super peplum detail.

If you are planning on utilising a warehouse style space for your wedding you are sure to take inspiration from these pretty pictures, taken by the very talented Lara Hotz Photography.

Refined Rustic

“We wanted to create a ‘refined rustic’ style. Koskela Kitchen ticked many of the necessary boxes and were very accommodating to our needs. We fell in love from the moment we saw it.

“The vibe we were trying to create for our guests was, as the invitation and dress code stated, ‘comfortable chic’. The menu was very relaxed with pizza slices and watermelon lettuce cups as our entrée, and pull-apart garlic bread with an assortment of pastas as main course.”

Non-Negotiable Photographer

“Our photographer, Lara, was a non-negotiable condition of mine, even before the name David Shlom gave me butterflies in my tummy. We are so grateful to have had such an amazing, creative person document our day. It meant I didn’t have to worry about anything and that all our efforts for the day were captured for life.”

Groom having shave at barbers

Reflection of groom and his groomsmen in barber shop mirror

Heart fabric buttonholes

Groom's check suit jacket Groom's wedding shoes

Groom's accessories

(more…)

Read More

Bride and groom touching heads with sun shining between them

A Tutbury Castle Wedding with a Medieval Handfasting Ceremony

Oh how we love these pictures by Liga Stevenson Photography of Victoria and Dane’s amazing Tutbury Castle wedding. Victoria and Dane decided to express their love of vintage throughout their wedding, styling with cute handmade items including bunting, a vintage suitcase card box, pictures, signs and flowers. They even had their own beer created for their guests to enjoy, ‘Williamson Wedding Ale’.

During the afternoon celebrations their guests enjoyed drinks, fun and games in the castle grounds; how we love to see a hula hooping bride and groom!

Bride and groom touching heads with sun shining between them

Then, in the evening, Victoria and Dane had a Medieval handfasting ceremony, where their hands were bound with cord and a knot formed. This type of ceremony is part of the Medieval history of Tutbury Castle, so it’s lovely to see the pictures of such a special and unique ceremony being performed.

We hope you enjoy browsing through these fabulous pictures.

Vintage, British Style

“Our Tutbury Castle wedding was themed along a vintage, British style. Most things were homemade, with both families and friends playing a big part in the whole day coming together.

“There were lots of games to be played for the children and adults alike. Our fist dance was to ‘Heaven’ by Bryan Adams, which was playing when we got engaged at New Year 2016.

Medieval Handfasting Ceremony

“We had a Medieval handfasting ceremony when the sun had gone down. This consists of binding the hands with cord, wrapping it around both hands, and then taking the cord off to form a knot. This is to show the unbreakable bond, and it’s rumoured to potentially be the origin of “tying the knot”. You also both drink from the same cup and light one candle from two individual ones, which symbolises the unity together as one. Finally, the couple jump a broom to symbolise their jumping from an old life to a new life.”

Message to bridesmaid on gift bag

Mens shoes on chair

Bridal bouquets on table

Hip flask

Detail on wedding dress

(more…)

Read More

Grooms Bas and Lars laughing at their wedding

A Stunning Outdoor Wedding at De Deugdzonde, Belgium

We are delighted to be sharing the pictures of Bas and Lars’ spectacular wedding at De Deugdzonde in Belgium, captured by the very talented David Walters Photography. Bas and Lars had a wonderful outdoor wedding ceremony (then a thunderstorm hit!), with a fabulous reception under a sperry tent.

Grooms Bas and Lars laughing at their wedding

The couple, along with their wedding planner, created the prettiest wedding styling, with an abundance of bright coloured flowers, ribbons and personalised details. We love the personalised wedding favours – bags filled with little treats, including a hangover kit!

Every picture of Bas and Lars shows the love they have for each other. David Walters did any amazing job capturing the special moments and emotion of the day.

“Bas(tiaan) and I (Lars) met in the dog park in Brussels. He is Belgian and I am German, and we both had spent some years abroad before we both moved – independently – to Brussels (Bas grew up in Gent).

“It was love at first sight for the both of us, as well as our dogs. I brought two vizslas into the family and Bas his Spanish greyhound. A whirlwind romance turned serious very quickly, and we soon moved into a terraced house in the Brussels suburbs. We have never looked back.”

An Amazing Day in the Flemish Countryside

“Our wedding last summer was an amazing day, seeing all our friends from the different places we had lived. Even a giant thunderstorm that blew over most of the dinner tables did not deter us.

“Our wedding took place at De Deugdzonde, a converted farm that now serves as a B&B in the middle of the Flemish countryside.

De Deugdzonde, Belgium

Horse grazing in field at De Deugdzonde

De Deugdzonde sign

“We made our own favours. Our friends who are graphic designers put a quick B&L logo together, which we printed onto bags, which were filled with handmade soap, a hangover kit, and personalised M&Ms.

Wedding gift bags

Personalised wedding M and Ms

(more…)

Read More

Groom with arms around bride's waist on beach

A Great British Seaside Wedding in Bournemouth

Katie and Hugh’s wedding makes us long for summertime! They married at Bournemouth Town Hall and then went to the beach for an amazing British seaside wedding.

If you are thinking of having a seaside inspired wedding; do it! Katie and Hugh really went to town on their seaside wedding theme. They adorned the reception with bunting, beach hut string lights, spades, swimwear, sun hats, and even had a dinghy full of beer!

Groom with arms around bride's waist on beach

Guests enjoyed fun games including bingo, and a solo guitarist serenaded them in the sunshine as they sipped gin cocktails and dined on hog roast.

You can see in everyone’s faces how much fun they’re having… resulting in a mad dash into the sea! Enjoy these beautiful pictures by Anna Morgan Photography…

Bride and bridesmaids with sunflower bouquets

Sunflower bridal bouquet Sunflower and gypsophila bouquet

Groomsmen wearing tweed waistcoats

Wedding ceremony in Bournemouth Town Hall

Bride and groom leaving wedding ceremony

Wedding guests boarding red bus

(more…)

Read More