Bride and groom in front of greenhouse at Langtons House

A Garden Wedding at Home with Two Ceremonies

Leanne and Nick enjoyed a magnificent wedding with the reception in the garden of their own beautiful home in Romford, Essex. The couple chose the Orangery at Langtons House for their legal wedding ceremony, which was the start of their garden affair.

I love the walled garden Leanne walked through with her maids and her dad on her arm, up to the doors of the orangery where a grinning Nick greeted her. Their ceremony was a small affair with just a few guests, as they then had a second ceremony back at their home.

They hired a huge marquee for the garden, with everything styled by the very talented bride herself. Leanne’s colour palette of soft pinks and white looked amazing against the backdrop of the marquee. The flowers are a real focal point of this wedding, with Leanne’s beautiful bridal bouquet of hydrangea, freesia, astilbe, esperance pearl and eucalyptus the star of the show. It must have smelt divine!

Bride and groom in front of greenhouse at Langtons House

If you’re planning a marquee wedding then take a look at this beautiful styling. Leanne’s choice of black chairs to contrast the white and pink looks so good. She kept the styling simple and pretty, with small pink vases of flowers and candles on the tables, and Chinese fortune cookies as favours.

Leanne wore a pretty ivory wedding dress with scalloped edge keyhole back, and teamed this up with a swanky pair of Jenny Packham shoes. Her bridesmaid dresses are really gorgeous, in muted pink with intricate hand-beaded detail.

Leanne and Nick’s relaxed and informal wedding has a great upbeat vibe. Enjoy pinning your favourite wedding ideas from this country garden wedding, captured by Danielle Smith Photography.

We Just Decided to Do It

“Nick and I met many years ago when we were in our teens. Nick was a friend of my brother and I was in a nightclub when I saw a group of my brother’s friends. I went over to say hi and that’s when I met Nick… the rest is history as they say. We were friends for a while, and being so young didn’t want to commit, but before we knew it we realised we had barely spent a day apart.

“Our engagement wasn’t a big thing as we’d been together for over 10 years, so we had discussed it a few times. We just decided to do it!”

Welcome to our wedding sign

Wedding stationery with purple floral design

Wedding dress between muted pink bridesmaid dresses

Lace detail on wedding dress

Bridal shoes

Bride doing make-up in mirror

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Wedding welcome sign

A Handmade, Vintage Styled Wedding in Lancashire

Jessica and Antony had a clear vision of how they wanted their wedding day, and they created the most beautiful vintage styled wedding. Every aspect of this wedding was handmade or upcycled, which saved them a fortune (although it meant many weekends rummaging at car boot sales!).

We love the decor; the cute handmade bunting with gypsophila between the flags at the entrance to the church looks amazing, and the abundance of pretty vintage crockery and jugs used as the table decor and the beautiful handmade seating plan in the old frame all bring this vintage styled wedding together perfectly.

Wedding welcome sign

Jessica’s wedding dress is just stunning and looks incredible with the beaded vintage style cape. The beautiful bridesmaid dresses in sage and blush pink really complemented her dress too.

If you are planning a vintage wedding then you’ll get loads of inspiration from Jessica and Antony’s day, captured perfectly by Delicious Photography…

Handmade or Upcycled

“All our decor was either handmade or upcycled, and most was a result of my mother in law’s creative eye and amazing skills. I knew exactly what I wanted and was very particular about it being perfect. We didn’t have a big budget but luckily we had time, so most weekends were spend in charity shops, goose clearance shops and hundreds of trips to various car boot sales throughout Lancashire!”

Emotional

“A lady who used to own a florists in Ramsbottom arranged my flowers. They were perfect – exactly what I wanted. When she turned up with the flowers she thought I didn’t like them due to my overly emotional response. However, that was due to my chief bridesmaid having just given me a beautiful gift of two pin on brooches for my flowers, with a picture of my gran and nana who are no longer with us.

Bride having make-up done

Bridal bouquet

Brooches on stem of bridal bouquet

Smiling bride with forehead chain

Beaded cape on bride's dress

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Groom carrying bride in corn field

A Vintage, Marquee Wedding by the River Thames

Groom carrying bride in corn field

Ooh we love an outdoor wedding ceremony, and when it’s by the river, well, we love it even more! We just love the styling details of Sarah and Rich’s gorgeous wedding, photographed by Tom Biddle. The marquee looks amazing, and the long, rustic tables look great with the blue Gingham table runners. There are some beautiful vintage touches, from the old bicycles to the milk churn floral arrangement.

If you are looking for inspiration for your wedding catering then check out the cake, pie, sweets and drink tables.

For us, one of the best touches from this wedding is the vintage caravan that was used as the photo booth to take the guests’ pictures!

So, what do you think? Cool or what…

“We wanted a vintage themed marquee wedding close to the River Thames, as this was where we got engaged two years prior.

“It was important to have all our close family and friends there in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, so with this in mind we created games and activities to keep our guests entertained throughout the day and night.

“We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would love to re-live it all over again!”

Canal boat on River Thames

Canal boat motor

Bride-to-be

Make-up on table

Wedding dress hanging on end of boat

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Groom standing with bride holding up a flare

A Homemade Wedding in a Capri Marquee

Groom standing with bride holding up a flare

When Tom Biddle sent us the incredible pictures of Amy and Adam’s wedding, we smiled inside; a wedding with home brew wine, beer and cider is an instant hit with us! An abundance of homemade elements create such a personal feel to this beautiful late summer’s wedding; the bunting, stationery, veil, buttonholes and home grown flowers. Amy’s Romantica of Devon wedding dress is simply stunning and we love the embellished jacket that again shows the personal touch that the couple wanted to create. Amazing!

“We wanted a very relaxed theme and we were really keen to make as much as we possibly could to give a personal touch to the day.

“We knew from the beginning that we wanted to get married in Combe, my childhood village, which made the process very easy. The village cricket field is quintessentially English and naturally beautiful, so was perfect for our day. We chose a Capri style marquee as we liked the quirky shape; it looked fabulous with the homemade bunting and brimming with home grown flowers.

“In keeping with the relaxed theme we had games at the reception followed by a wonderful barbecue with a wide range of meats and seafood. We didn’t have a traditional wedding cake, instead we asked our guests to bring a homemade cake or dessert; we were overwhelmed by the wonderful treats that arrived!

“During the evening we had a brilliant band named Super Live who came all the way from Bristol. They played a wide range on music and the lead singer had a rocky tone to his voice which we loved. Our first dance was ‘Anybody Else But You’ by The Moldy Peaches – not traditional, but we really liked the meaningful yet fun lyrics.

“My sister offered face painting to the younger quests, however, after a few drinks the adults wanted to be involved, resulting in some very funny photos. Towards the end of the night we had burritos to keep everyone going. Sadly, it all had to finish at midnight and the guests headed home on a bus that we provided.

“We had an amazing day that we will never forget, and it was captured perfectly by Tom Biddle Photography. Although all the memories were great, two stand out: walking into the packed marquee with everyone cheering the new Mr and Mrs, and secondly, dancing on the packed dance floor surrounded by all our friends and family, some with superhero faces!”

Country house

Mini for wedding

Wedding dress

Bridesmaid dresses

Birdcage veil

Blue wedding shoes

Wedding bouquets in vases

Wellies, wedding shoes, and trainers

Bride having hair done

Hair styling spraying hairspray

Bride

Bride with arms out

Bride holding bouquet

Bridesmaids walking to church

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Bride and groom kssing behind heart made with sparkler

A Formal Yet Relaxed Marquee Wedding

Bride and groom kssing behind heart made with sparkler

Today’s real wedding pictures, taken by Kismet Photography, are from the beautiful wedding of Jane and Josh. Following a church ceremony, their wedding reception took place in a marquee behind their house in Hale, Hampshire. We just adore Jane’s stunning dress with lace sleeves and button detail…

“Jane and I spent most of the year leading up to our wedding planning and preparing for our big day. We wanted a true country wedding following a formal but relaxed style, where we could stamp our mark and keep it as close to home as possible.

“The church service was at our local church in Hale Park, followed by our wedding breakfast and party in a marquee behind our house. Both the church and marquee were in the most unique and beautiful settings, all within a mile from home.

“We could not have wished for a better day, everything was just perfect including the weather. We had such a lovely day and would like to replay the whole day in slow motion. A special thanks must go to Harry and Sonja our photographers and friends, for helping us so much with their never ending list of helpful suggestions and contacts.”

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