Chelsea and Joe’s wedding took place at The Lake, White Colne, Essex. They hired a marquee and set up the wedding themselves in a field. The day had a bohemian, shabby chic and rustic vibe with lots oh homemade touches.
“The day started with a laid back humanist ceremony which focused on our love for each other”, said the bride. “We also wrote our own vows.”
“Most of the décor was DIY including the bunting, the centrepieces, the jars, postbox, guest book, table runners, name cards and wooden signs. We even made one of the bars. I loved being creative by making everything in the run up to the big day.”
“The only thing I wish I could change would be that the day would have lasted longer! It all went by so fast. My advice to other couples is to just focus on celebrating your love for each other with your nearest and dearest. Don’t get too carried away impressing anyone else and don’t stress. Enjoy the time planning it together.”
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