Two brides in front of a vintage Ford wedding car

A Rustic, Handmade Wedding in a Dairy Barn

This wedding is just incredible! Robyn and Whitney chose the amazing Yandina Station in Queensland, Australia, as the setting for their wedding. The historic venue was the perfect choice for their rustic theme, with the unique combination of vintage beauty and incredible views of the rugged country backdrop.

The pretty colour palette set the tone for Robyn and Whitney’s laid-back, rustic affair. The colours really come to life in the couple’s bridal bouquets, and these are some of the most incredible blooms I have seen. Stunning.

Two brides in front of a vintage Ford wedding car

I am so in love with their style and beautiful wedding dresses. Whitney chose¬†‘Saskia from Karen Willis Holmes, a beautiful wedding dress with bodice top and customised corset skirt. Robyn wore ‘Pippin’ by Wtoo by Watters, a stunning slim-fit dress with a geometric lace pattern. Having two dresses to swoon over makes me so happy!

Robyn and Whitney, along with family members, made much of their wedding decor, including the table runners, favours, signs and table numbers. Bonnie Jenkins Photography captured the details of the wedding beautifully. Come and see…

A Storm and a Teacup

“Robyn and I met at the local RSL we both worked at on the Sunshine Coast. Robyn had just come back from three months in Europe, and few months prior I had moved back to the coast from Brisbane. We spent four years on the coast working and having fun before deciding to make a move to Mount Isa.

“We went to Byron Bay for a long weekend and the music festival ‘Splendour In The Grass’. After we checked in to our beach house we decided to have afternoon tea at the lighthouse, but it was a cold and rainy day. We watched the storm roll over the hills and on to the beach, taking in the beautiful view.

“Robyn poured a cup of tea for me, then look at me intently until I realised the black mug had turned into a picture of her on one knee holding a sign saying ‘Will you marry me?’. She then pulled a box out of her pocket, opened it, and after a few tears I said yes! It was a surreal day and one of the happiest.”

Bridal bouquet with ring attached

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Bride having eye make-up applied

Bride reading letter before wedding

Bride and bridesmaids during morning preparations

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Bride and groom in grounds of Culcreach Castle Hotel

A Culcreuch Castle Hotel Wedding with Natural Styling

Today’s feature is a fairytale wedding at a Scottish castle, and it’s simply stunning! Maureen spent the run-up to her wedding on crutches (having broken her ankle during a fitness bootcamp), not knowing if she would be able to even walk down the aisle cast-free… But of course she did – no fairytale wedding ends with a bride on crutches! Maureen was also able to wear a fabulous pair of blue shoes to glide down the aisle in. They looked perfect with her beautiful bespoke wedding dress.

Maureen and Pieter’s natural wedding styling really suited the surroundings of their spectacular Scottish wedding, with thistles and tartan of course featuring. Something else that ‘features’ is a really cool Lego cake topper… so cute!

Huge thanks to Andrew Thomas Photography for sharing the amazing pictures of this fabulous wedding.

Bride and groom in grounds of Culcreach Castle Hotel

Good in a Crisis

“Maureen and I met in a bar in west London back on February 13th 2014. It seems we both had the same idea that being single on Valentine’s Day is a bit rubbish, so decided to head out and see if we liked the look of anyone!

“Now no one ever believes me, but Maureen actually took the initiative and chatted me up. I was at the bar with a friend when she leant over and said “you look like a man who is good in a crisis – I’ve got no idea what to drink!”

“I proposed to Maureen on March 4th 2016, by the side of Lake Windermere in the Lake District, as the sun was setting. Little did we know that James Matthews would propose in the same place to Pippa Middleton only a few months later.”

Culcreach Castle Hotel

Scottish flag on Culcreach Castle Hotel

Culcreach Castle Hotel grounds

Thistle buttonhole

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Bride and groom at top of stairs at Kings Weston House

A Kings Weston House Wedding with Handmade Touches

I was delighted when the fabulous Martin Dabek sent me the pictures of Hollie and Jimmy’s wedding at the historic Kings Weston House. This wedding contains one of my all-time favourite wedding pictures… you’ll know why when you see it, but it contains two deer and some props!

Built many centuries ago, Kings Weston House boasts a plethora of 18th-century features, including magnificent ceilings, marble fireplaces, and a stunning suspended central staircase. It is elegant, full of character, and has such charm; the perfect backdrop for Hollie and Jimmy’s wedding.

Bride and groom at top of stairs at Kings Weston House

I love a wedding with a big bridal party, and Hollie’s seven bridesmaids all looked stunning in mismatched muted pink dresses that complemented the grey, pink and white colours of the styling details.

Talking of looking stunning – I adore Hollie’s wedding dress from Allure Bridals. It has such a pretty sheer lace back with button detail.

This really is a beautiful, elegant wedding (with a hint of shabby chic). Enjoy looking through these fabulous pictures by Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek Photography.

An Informal Feel

“Our wedding took place at Kings Weston House in Bristol. We wanted to create a shabby chic, informal feel, and chose a colour scheme of grey and dusky pink with sparkly accents.

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Bride having make-up done

Wedding dress hanging on front of wardrobe Bridal bouquet on chair

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Bridal preparations at Kings Weston House

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Bride holding bottle of beer and groom holding bouquet

A Relaxed Festival Wedding on an Alpaca Farm

The thing I love most about Kelsey and Matt’s wedding is the simplicity of the day. No bridal party, no suits, no seating plan, no cake or fancy accessories; just the two of them and their loved ones in one spectacular location.

Kelsey and Matt tied the knot at Jalbrook Estate in Australia, a charming alpaca farm, and it was the perfect setting for their laid-back festival wedding. They said their vows under a beautiful tree with a macramé ceremony backdrop.

Kelsey wore a stunning boho bridal two-piece, Tillie top and the Natasha skirt by Karen Willis Holmes, and Matt kept things casual in trousers, shirt and pumps. Their outfits really reflect the relaxed, festival style of their wedding. They wanted their wedding to feel more like a party than a wedding, and it sure has that vibe.

Groom blowing dandelion as bride

The couple and their guests enjoyed drinks served from a really cool caravan bar, and ate delicious traditional paella.

These pictures taken by CJ Williams Photography really show how relaxed the day was. Enjoy!

Unromantic but Perfect

“Matt proposed on February 11th on Great Barrier Island off New Zealand. Matt bought us tickets for the trip as a Christmas present and it was just magic. We had a cosy little chalet on top of a hill overlooking the ocean.

“One day Matt suggested that we go for a bush walk, but he pretended to forget his lighter so he could run back up and set up the ring/proposal. When we got back we were both sweaty and hot, and when I saw the box on the table Matt said “Shall we get married?”. It was so unromantic yet so perfect.”

Chalk on top of hand-written wedding order of the day

Bride having make-up done

Bride having lip make-up done

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Two brides in woodland at The Green Cornwall

A Fun and Romantic Wedding at The Green Cornwall

Two beautiful ladies, two stunning wedding dresses, a handfasting ceremony, dream-catchers, tacos and two brides in the band… are you ready for this awesome wedding?

Have you ever been to a wedding where the couple got on stage and played with the band? That’s exactly what the beautiful Sera and Francesca did. Not because they had had too many glasses of bubbly, but because it was ‘their’ band! You’ll have to wait to see the pictures at the end of the feature but they totally rocked it… Sera playing the bass guitar and Francesca on the drums. So cool!

Sera and Francesca had a beautiful ceremony in the wedding barn at The Green Cornwall, followed by an intimate handfasting ceremony in the garden with friends and family taking part.

Two brides in woodland at The Green Cornwall

The styling details of this wedding are awesome. Sera and Francesca wanted wild and quirky flowers to complement their styling, and the flowers are all really bright and fun. A lot of the details were homemade giving a real personal touch.

I have loved looking at the pictures of this amazing wedding and smiling to myself as I look at how much fun everyone is having. That was a big thing for Sera and Francesca – to make their wedding all about their friends and family enjoying themselves and having fun.

I hope you smile too whilst you enjoy these fabulous wedding pictures by Matt Pereira Photography.

The Proposal

“We’ve been working together for many years, performing together in our band, Unsung Lilly. What started off as a working relationship blossomed into friendship, and then more!

“We had talked about getting married before – we both had a feeling after only a few weeks of being together we would get married one day. We’d always discussed it as being ‘Francesca’s job’ to propose, but I (Sera) started to think about proposing.

“There were many moments when it almost happened but things would get in the way. One time after we’d just moved over to LA we hiked to the top of this beautiful canyon. We sat looking at the view and I knew, now is the moment… I was just about to say it – I even started filming secretly on my phone so we could savour it forever – and Francesca said “This place is so beautiful. It would be a great place to get engaged, wouldn’t it?”. I lost my nerve!

“Things like that happened a few times, but eventually it happened one night, on our anniversary. We had this apartment that looked out across LA, and I proposed on our balcony as we were looking out at the beautiful lights of the city. She said yes!”

Wedding sign

Cornwall countryside

House

Wedding dress hanging in front of window Detail on wedding dress

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