A Rustic, Informal Winter Wedding at Dewsall Court

Today I’m delighted to share the incredible pictures from Hannah and Gordon’s winter wedding at Dewsall Court. The ceremony and reception both took place in the Wainhouse, the venue’s stunning barn space. It was the perfect backdrop for the couple’s rustic wedding styling, and looked simply breathtaking when lit by candlelight for the evening celebrations.

Hannah and Gordon wanted an informal wedding day. They used lots of foliage to create simple yet beautiful styling, and an abundance of candles and lanterns created the ‘winter sparkle’ they wanted. Unstructured, natural floral arrangements added to the rustic vibe, with cream and ivory flowers complementing winter foliage perfectly for the bouquets, table arrangements and stunning ceremony arch.

Talking of stunning, what about Hannah’s wedding dress! She looked incredible in her long sleeved Margaux Tardits dress with embroidered detail. The bridesmaids’ metallic maxi dresses added even more sparkle to the day, whilst Gordon and his groomsmen braved the cold in tweed kilts and jackets.

Breaking tradition, Hannah and Gordon decided against having a first dance, instead doing a variation of the Virginia Reel (Ceilidh dance) and inviting their guests to join them. They also had 100 vegan cupcakes instead of a wedding cake, to celebrate their friend’s 30th birthday which was on the same day.

This wedding really shows that you don’t have to follow any rules when it comes to planning your big day. I hope you enjoy looking through these beautiful pictures, captured by Dean Jones Photography.

Dewsall Court

View from Dewsall Court

Lounge area in Dewsall Court

Bride looking out of window of Dewsall Court before her wedding

Wedding dress hanging on back of door

Sparkly bridal shoes

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A Retro DIY Wedding with Copper Accents

When a bride wears a simple yet stunning linen wedding dress with a pair of brown leather shoes, you know it’s going to be a cool wedding. With a retro vibe, relaxed feel and fabulous styling elements, Cori and Justin’s wedding is sure to inspire!

The couple kept their styling very simple and made a lot of the details themselves, and it all worked so well with their venue, Events on Main. Retro styling details include a fabulous macramé and copper pipe ceremony backdrop (that Cori made herself), peacock chairs and even a disco ball. The tablescapes have a rustic look, simply dressed with eucalyptus leaves and white tapered candles with clear candlestick holders of varying styles and heights, that they picked up from charity shops throughout the year. Little personal elements such as antlers from Cori’s grandpa’s time spent hunting make this wedding really individual.

Bride and groom standing in front of macramé backdrop

Cori’s six bridesmaids look beautiful in mismatched dresses in muted grey and blush colours. The dresses complement each other and have similar tulle skirts, but each has a different bodice design – some plain, some with intricate beadwork. The muted grey and blush colour palette is used throughout, and looks great with the eucalyptus used for the runner, chair decor, ceremony backdrop and bouquets.

These pictures by Sarah Joy photography really show how wonderful this wedding is. Get ready to start pinning!

Retro Style

“Cori and Justin married on a gorgeous June day in Canton, Georgia. Their venue space, Events on Main, gave these artists a blank canvas to work with, and they brought it to life in such a beautiful way with their impeccable style.

“Most of their wedding was DIY, which they pulled off perfectly. Cori kept the vision for the day simple, with copper accents and a gorgeous linen dress designed by Elizabeth Dye. She managed to incorporate her retro style with things like the macramé backdrop she made herself, and 70’s wicker peacock chairs.

“At the end of the night Cori and Justin drove away in Justin’s dad’s 1964 convertible Rambler, the same car they took drives in when they first started dating.”

Wedding rings on top of wedding date in diary

Weave style brown bridal shoes

Bridal necklace

Bride having eye make-up done

Bride looking in mirror

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An Elegant Pendley Manor Wedding with Garden Flowers

This elegant Pendley Manor wedding has a whole lot of pretty and some of the most beautiful garden wedding flower inspiration. Nikki and Tony’s wedding is full of pretty styling details and flowers, from the fabulous church entrance floral arrangements to the table designs and, of course, Nikki and her bridesmaids’ gorgeous bouquets. Everything about the styling details echo the beauty of the stunning wedding venue.

Another showstopping feature of this wedding is wedding cake – wow! This five tier masterpiece in soft pink and white has such splendid detailing, including ruffled icing and lace-effect icing – it’s gorgeous!

These amazing pictures by Joss Denham Photography captured the elegance of this wedding perfectly…

Elegant wedding tables with garden flowers at Pendley Manor

An Instant Connection

“I volunteer for the GMB Trade Union and was due to attend my first ever Congress. To prepare delegates the GMB run a training course to understand the process and, in particular, prepare you for public speaking. I attended the course held in London and Tony was one of the Trainers, and we then met again a few weeks later at the GMB Congress held in Dublin. Tony gave me encouragement, support and the confidence to deliver a ‘last minute’ speech to 1,000 people.

“Tony and I had an instant connection when we met; it honestly was ‘love at first sight’, something that, previous to meeting, neither of us believed in. How wrong we were. We now understand what people mean when they reply to the question ‘how do you know you’re in love?’, ‘You just know!'”

Pendley Manor wedding venue

Personalised bridesmaid dressing gowns

Blue/grey bridesmaid dresses

Wedding dress hanging in window

Strappy Dune bridal sandals

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A Fun Barton Hall Wedding with Modern Twists

These pictures make me smile! Holly and Ged had such a fun Barton Hall wedding and I am so happy to share their wedding story and pictures with you.

The couple wanted to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere for a wedding day people would remember. I’m talking an incredible fringe layered wedding dress by Charlie Brear (perfect for dancing the night away), gorgeous summer florals in pretty shades of blue and mauve, colourful confetti, music album themed seating plan and table numbers, delicious naked chocolate wedding cake and giant balloons… this wedding is awesome!

Enjoy these amazing pictures by Jordanna Marston of Holly and Ged’s fun Barton Hall wedding with modern twists…

 

Bridal party dancing with arms linked at Barton Hall

Very Sweet

“Some uni friends and I used to used to prank call Ged and he’d always play along. He made me laugh. My friends went back to Manchester for his 21st birthday party and I invited myself along. I thought he wasn’t interested because he didn’t even look at me, but he was just playing hard to get.

“Considering I found the box the night before Ged proposed I was pretty surprised. He span me a yarn about him looking after it for his sister’s boyfriend and I believed him. Ged has a very distinctive nervous cough and I didn’t hear it once on the day he proposed. He got down on one knee in a little rowing boat on a lake in Rome; it was very sweet.”

Bride having hair done before wedding

Bridesmaid holding up wedding dress

Bridesmaids getting ready

Flower girl holding lavender

Bride sitting on window ledge at Barton Hall

Bride holding wedding bouquet with foxgloves

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A Relaxed, Colourful Wedding in the College Valley

Is this the year you say ‘I do’? As we start this new year I’m sure your wedding planning is now in full swing, and today I have a wonderfully relaxed, colourful wedding to help get your wedding inspiration off to a great start.

Deirdre and Eoghan married at Cuddystone Hall in the heart of the College Valley, a remote, tranquil spot perfect for their ‘Quigleyfest’ wedding. A festival style wedding reception party followed the couple’s ceremony in the romantic setting amongst the rolling hills of the valley.

Bride and groom standing on road in the College Valley

If you are looking for ways to incorporate a festival theme into your wedding then you will love Deirdre and Eoghan’s wedding style. Their styling elements included DIY pallet signs, a VW Camper Van (what festival would be complete without a camper van?), horse box bar, colourful paper lanterns that adorned the ceiling of the reception marquee and an abundance of fabulous florals.

The flowers really bring this wedding to life, from the bright showy sunflowers on the tables to the multicoloured roses on the cheese stack wedding cake. The bridal flowers, in lighter more subtle shades of dusty pink and mauve with green foliage, look so pretty against the bride’s white dress and the pink bridesmaid dresses. Deirdre chose a floral hoop instead of a traditional bridal bouquet, which together with her really cool red edged open toe shoes creates a relaxed bridal style.

With such colourful styling and stunning scenery, I hope you enjoy looking through these wonderful wedding pictures by Erika Tanith Photography…

Beautiful and So Romantic

“Eoghan and I became friends when we were teenagers and started dating when we were about 16.

“We were on holiday with a few friends in Thailand when Eoghan proposed, learning to scuba dive on the beautiful island of Koh Phi Phi. Eoghan said he wanted to go for a walk along a quiet part of the beach so he could take some photos. I was a bit confused as this was a weird thing for us to do and I couldn’t understand why no one else would come along.

“We took the walk along the moonlight beach, stopped to take a few photos and then I turned around and he was down on one knee. I was totally not expecting it! It was beautiful and so romantic, and I could believe he thought it up!”

College Valley, Northumberland

Bridal shoes in floral hoops

Red edged bridal shoes

Floral bridal hair combs

Bridesmaid having make-up done

Floral hair comb in hair

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