Bunting, Cupcakes & Chickens – An English Village Fete Wedding

June 24, 2010

OK so I feature a lot of weddings photographed by Emma Case…but the thing is, all her weddings and all her couples are so RAD that as soon as I see the photographs I’m like “Emma Emma Emma send these to meeeee!” You get me right?

The event I got so excited about this week was Kelly & John’s wedding. Their inspiration came from the traditional English village fete, “where Nan brings an apple pie and auntie Brenda brings the coleslaw” Kelly explained. I love that!!

The couple wanted a laid back, casual, relaxed and informal wedding which they pulled off on a budget. “We had two things in mind when we planned our wedding” Kelly told me. “We would not spend silly money and we would do it our way. We wanted a relaxed, informal ‘village fete’ wedding with no formalities and in general, a big knees up! Practically everything was done on a budget but I think it makes you more creative anyway! I think having a wedding with a difference in England is hard work – finding the right people to work with and in particular, sticking to your guns, but it really is soooo worth it. Our wedding couldn’t have been ‘more us’ and it went beyond both our expectations – and the comments we’ve had about the day have been very touching. I just wish we could do it all again!”

Thanks so much to Kelly & John and of course to photographer Emma for sharing this gorgeous wedding with us today (oh, and be sure to check out Emma with a very fetching ‘do’ in the very last photo booth shot!)

Credit: Emma Case Photography
Venue: Beechenhill Farm, hired for whole weekend
Flowers: Mother of the Bride. Bought from Newark market & put into jam jars. She also did the bouquets and buttonholes.
Cake: Jose Raine – One massive cupcake and lots of minis, all decorated with retro sweets
Decoration, Stationary, Bunting: DIY
Favours: Mr and Mrs Derham’s Wedding chutney
Catering: Jose Raine. Picnic style food.
Band: 52 Skidoo. Harlem Jazz, 1920’s style.
Grooms Outfit: Braces (Topshop), shirt (Zara), Tie & Shoes (Ted Baker) Boater hat (House of Fraser)
Best Man Outfit: Braces (American Apparel), shirt (Zara), suit (H&M), shoes (Ted Baker)
Bride’s Dress: Berketex with sleeves and sash added
Bride’s Shoes: Zara
Bride’s Hair Accessory: DIY
Bridesmaid’s Dress: Coast
Bridesmaid’s Shoes: Barratts
Flower Girl Dress: Next
Flower Girl Shoes: M&S