Jennie & Mark’s Country Casual Wedding

Jennie & Mark’s country casual wedding took place at St. Andrew’s Church, Prestwold and Quorn Village Hall in Leicestershire in January. Jennie found her perfect dress at a boutique that was closing down so she got it for a great price.

The couple gave their guests the loose dress code of  ‘country casual’ for the men and ‘tea dresses’ for the ladies. I’ve heard both sides of the story when it comes to asking guests to dress to fit a theme, but I do think the overall result is quite a beautiful one!

The majority of the reception décor was a DIY effort. Jennie had spent the week before decorating with birdcages, wild flowers, chinese lanterns, paper chains, handmade cushions and vintage knick-knacks which she’d collected herself (Jennie is now hiring out her beautiful collection to other brides, if you are interested in hiring any of the items for your own wedding, be sure to drop Jennie an email to

The day was a windy one (it was January after all!)  so guests were treated to a warming hot chocolate on arrival at the hall. The couple served a hog roast in lieu of a traditional wedding breakfast and instead of dessert, everyone was asked to bake a cake to share! They even had a ‘Judge the Cake’ competition to finish the meal off! After the speeches and cake judging there was an enormous game of ‘Pass the Parcel’ among the 80 guests before the evenings entertainment kicked off with Leicester based Rock n Roll group ‘Daddy Longlegs’.

Big love to the gorgeous couple and to their photographer Andy for sharing these today

Photography Credit: Andrew Billington Photography
Ceremony Venue: St. Andrew’s Church, Prestwold
Reception Venue: Quorn Village Hall, Leicestershire


  1. Bell



    Plz, Plz, a Tutorial for the Heart Paper Chain!!


  2. I was lucky enough to be a guest at Jennie and Marks wedding and from start to finish it was a brilliant day. I was absolutly astounded at the inspired brilliance of jennies vision of how she wanted their special day to look and feel. Every detail was done to perfection and when it all came
    together i felt proud to be apart of it. The band were fantastic in fact they were so good they got a standing ovation and the cake compitition and pass the parcel was so much fun everyone got involved. my only complaint was it was so much fun i was sorry it had to end. It really was the best wedding i have ever been too.

  3. Oh my God, I love the curled veil and the headpiece! And the groom’s suit is to die for. I’ve been looking for awesome casual grooms-wear for a bit now, and the scarf and collar take the cake! Also digging hard on the birdcages!

  4. Mrs R to be

    Thanks for showing how wonderful a villiage hall reception can be! I was quoted £2500 today – just to hire a field! Defo. going to have my local village hall 🙂 xx

  5. Rosie

    Oh this is so exciting I am literally on the verge of booking my village hall wedding on Oxfordshire for next year, and it’s great to see how nicely they can be done up. At £600 quid for the whole weekend it’s something of a no brainer compared to the £1900 + cost of marquee at the other place we were looking at.


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