A Chilled Out Cottage Garden Party Wedding in Wales

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September 17, 2019

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Hollie and Adrian wanted their wedding to feel relaxed and just really chilled out. They decided to host their reception in their own back garden which meant they could do exactly what they wanted. The ceremony was held in their local parish church, just a stone’s throw from home, which they decorated with all the flowers and foliage! In fact the flowers ended up being their single biggest cost of the otherwise DIY wedding, but they provided exactly the look they were after for their day.

The DIY projects were plentiful for this day including the dream catchers made from willow, hazel, doilies and feathers. Adrian, a friend and the bride’s dad made the bar and even their own and composting toilet from palettes!! This was not only better for the environment but saved money because they didn’t have to hire in portaloos.

The bride’s mum made pies (savoury and sweet), the graphic designer groom created all the wedding stationery and Hollie made the confetti by drying their our own rose petals.

They found dealing with other people’s opinions the hardest part of wedding planning, but stuck to their guns and did things in a way that made them happiest. “Do it your way,” Hollie advises. “it’s really not worth getting stressed or overwhelmed over, there is no right or wrong way to get married, its totally personal.”



  1. The attention to detail is magnificent, right down to rainbow toenails! What a fabulous day – I would have loved to have done your ceremony down there on the beach! Wishing you a rainbow of happiness always x

  2. Oh Kerry! I adore you and I adore your wedding – so happy to see you on here.
    And your cake topper unicorns are to die for!
    Jen x

  3. Sarah

    Wow! I can’t believe this is Sutton on sea!!
    What a great colour, love the confetti shot and the cake toppers… So jealous πŸ™‚

  4. So so happy to see our gorgeous bride on your awesome blog Kat, What a rainbowtastic wedding , and fab Babb photos!! we loved creating her bespoke embroidery design and rainbow dress πŸ™‚ great start to the week πŸ™‚ thanks xx

  5. LouLou

    Wow! This wedding is so wonderful that I’m actually sad that I don’t know them- would’ve loved to have been there!
    Cool couple, cool wedding, Wishing them lots of luck & happiness for the future!

  6. We met Kerry & Max at EWE last year and knew we wanted to be involved in this super rainbow bright wedding. We loved creating Kerry’s bouquet and matching items. The dress is amazing Jo! Perfect wedding for the start of Summer. x

  7. LOVE the bridesmaids dresses. Unique weddings like these makes you entertained all night long. I mean, look at all the beautiful colors to look at! walking art.

  8. Absolutely loved making this colourful cake for a happy colourful couple.
    The couple left there design with me on my order book well in advance I was wishing time away to make it.
    The photo’s of there day are simply creative, stunning and reflect there enormous and beautiful personalities.
    Bake Your Day wishes Kerry & Max all the best and happy long marriage. x

  9. Kerry and Max looked out of this world. What a special day all round. We were privileged to be involved and very happy our campervan looked after you both on your wedding day and on honeymoon.

  10. Kerry Lawrence-Sutton

    I think we might have had the best suppliers for our wedding ever. From happy days campers who saved our butt when a less than reputable company let us down (Happy Days were an absolute pleasure to work with and their van is truly beautiful, I think I love her) to our very talented cake makers, dress makers, accessory makers and beautifiers . Every one shared our passion and vision and wanted to make our day special. If you’re someone who loves what you do it shows in your work and it really shows in all of theirs. Then there is Laura… Laura was recommended to us by our sister Alexa who is another amazingly talented wedding photographer. Laura is very talented as you can see. She goes the extra mile to get to know her clients and produce something she knows they will love. Laura was a complete pleasure to work with and has given us such an amazing gift of capturing our day beautifully. Thank you everyone and Thank you Kat for giving us this extra memory to show our grandchildren one day. Beautifully written and presented xxx

  11. So colourful! Nice to see the table plan I designed for you guys in such a fun setting. πŸ˜€ I hope you had a brilliant day (the photos certainly make it look like you did)!

    Jenni (STNstationery) xxx


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