Katie & Tim’s Rustic English Garden Wedding

May 23, 2011

Katie & Tim were married in August 2010, after being together for nearly 12 years! “We got married in Batcombe Old School Hall, a tiny listed building nestled within the rolling countryside of Somerset,” Katie told me. “I was getting overwhelmed by the size and price tag of large stately homes. The Old School was £120, at this price we were able to hire it for the day before to decorate it too!”

For their reception they took over an old manor house in Wiltshire (which is no longer doing weddings unfortunately) for 4 whole days with all their friends. A few people even camped in the grounds. “We loved it because it had a barn attached so we didn’t need to spend extra on a marquee plus our guests paid us to stay there which bought the cost down considerably,” the bride explained.

Katie wore a David Fielden dress which was just what she wanted  a long ballerina style gown. With this she wore shoes from Office, jewellery from not notonthehighstreet.com and a headpiece from Emmy.

The couple and their friends made pretty much everything else for their wedding themselves. “We’re both from creative backgrounds and with so many talented friends it was impossible not to make our wedding ‘everyone’s wedding’” the bride continued. “We made a wedding website with our gift list on, and put on it things that we needed for the day… We had all the major things covered but really wanted people to feel involved so we played to everyone’s strengths.”

“My aunties all made cakes for the buffet as our wedding presents. Rachel and Gemma made pimms. Our friends Maisie Broadhead a jewellery designer her partner Jack Cole (a Director) are great photographers, they set up the MoonCam photobooth. Rachel also made vintage teacup candles that looked so pretty on the tables. Syreeta is a props buyer and had just broken down a film set, she was able to lay her hands on loads of old lace tablecloths and hankerchiefs which looked great on the haybales, she was an amazing resource for buying things leading up to the wedding. Tim’s dad bought us a webber BBQ which we used on site the next day. Aunty Brenda also bought us a tug of war rope which was fun the next day.”

Thanks to Katie & Tim and their photographer Anushe for sharing this fabulous wedding with us today,

Photography Credit: Anushe Low Photography
Ceremony Venue: Batcombe Old School Hall, Somerset
Reception Venue: Manor House
Bride’s Dress: David Fielden
Bride’s Shoes: Office
Bride’s Jewellery: notonthehighstreet.com
Bride’s Headpiece: Emmy
Groom’s Outfit: Mr. Start in Shoreditch
Bridesmaid Dresses: ilovegorgeous.co.uk, H&M & Debenhams
Reception Décor: DIY
Cake: DIY
Flowers: Flowers by Passion
Catering: Jo Pobjoy from A Bit Of A Do
Favours: DIY Banana Chutney
Stationery: DIY