Laid Back Woodland Wedding with an Embroidered Floral Dress

Georgie B Weddings

November 13, 2018

Rosie and Alex’s beautiful early summer wedding was held at Hothorpe Hall in Leicestershire. The fantastic thing about their venue was that they were able to be married outside in the woodlands, like they always wanted. This helped to set the theme of their day.

“The theme unfolded from the venue and the stunning woodland setting”, explained Rosie. “I had always had a secret dream to get married outside and the when we saw The Woodlands I knew this could be possible. Al and I are country bumpkins at heart, what with trees, a babbling brook and cabin-style accommodation, the venue had it all. Also it is only 10 minutes from our home, making it perfect for the majority of our guests.”

“I started collecting bits and bobs as soon as we got engaged, and things grew from there. My good friend Millie (who also made our cake) helped to decorate our venue with beautiful flowers – she has such an eye for detail and after the ceremony I saw what she had added and I was blown away by what she added to the décor.”

The bride’s mum also helped out a lot, especially with the flowers. “My mum and I did the buttonholes, bouquets and centrepieces ourselves the day before the wedding. After months of visiting a local wholesaler we decided to raid the local supermarkets and try and use seasonal flowers. Peonies have always been my favourite and a flower that I thought we couldn’t afford to have. However we were blown away by the deep pink and luxurious, almost decadent look of the peonies and their reasonable price tag – we had to have them!”

They really wanted their day to feel like a big, relaxed party. The bride opted for a high street bridal dress too which worked really well with their laid back attitude. It came from French Connection. “Once I found my dress and realised that I didn’t have to wear what everyone expected of me, everything kind of came together”, she continued. “The floral design and sheer panels were heavenly, the colours of the bridesmaid and maid of honour dresses matched the embroidery on my dress.”

“When my mum ordered the dress it was completely see-through and the neckline was obscene, but Clare worked wonders and turned an already beautiful dress into something extraordinary. As a heavily tattooed woman I wanted a dress that would complement my tattoos rather than hide them. It was big middle finger to all those people along the way who asked ‘But what will you look like on your wedding day?’ I like to think that I looked amazing, and my tattoos only added to this!”



  1. Hey hey! Look at that! Cheers Kat. Thanks for featuring Sarah and Steven’s awesome wedding. Didn’t she look amazing? Top notch. And they were excellent fun to boot. Thanks dudes. x

  2. I am loving every little detail that has gone in to this organically themed wedding. The photographer has grasped the mood of the wedding perfectly with every accessory full of thought and meaning. It’s just amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it, very unique and very impressed!

  3. Absolutely over the moon to see Sarah and Steven’s wedding on your blog …. This wedding is one of my absolute favourites and I think Sarah looks utterly stunning. Lynsey did an awesome job with Sarah’s hair and make-up, and I love ALL the thought and details that have gone into this wedding. We loved making Sarah’s gown to her requirements xxx
    Love the bouquet and Love the photos!!
    Congratulations x

  4. We were so glad to be part of Sarah and Stevens celebrations. They are such a fantastic couple and have a great eye for detail to every aspect of their wedding day. The bouquet and corsage we put together were made entirely from Sarah’s instructions and she has the most impeccable taste. There were so many great elements for our creations to draw extra inspiration from,such as her beautiful Vivienne Westwood shoes and the gorgeous dress from The Couture Company that the lovely Jo made. Everything wrapped up so perfectly with Shelly’s stunning Photography. We are so humbled to be part of this stunning wedding. Thank you to you all. Jaime and Pete at jamball.x

  5. Bloody fab wedding! Loving the red dress, cherry pop and the gorgeous bouquet. So many amazing suppliers brought together. Images are fab as always. That Shelly is a bit bloody good!

  6. Nice idea. How did the food go down with all the non vegans tho? I really like the DIY idea tho.


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