Category Archives: British Brides

Autumnal & Bohemian Wedding in Cornwall

Armed with an £8000 budget and a desire to plan a wedding that showcased their world, Clare and Phil planned their Cornish wedding to include all of their favourite things. “Cornwall, the trees, autumn berries, the smell of the wood fired food, the sea air and surfing”, is how the bride descried their day.

They were married in October at Retorrick Mill, Newquay. Their ceremony took place in the marquee outside, while their guests sat on comfy sofas instead of chairs or, as is so often seen at boho style weddings, hay bales. “I’d never been to a wedding where there was a sofa aisle”, Clare said. “We had about 35 people to the ceremony and they all sat on comfy seats with a beer or glass of bubbly in hand. It definitely wasn’t planned that way, but it worked and we were so relaxed about everything. Mike, our photographer, really captured how it relaxed everyone to sit and just chill.”

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A Budget-Friendly, Laid Back, English Countryside Wedding

Brad and Rachel value their individuality so it was a no-brainer to the couple that their June 2019 wedding reflected everything that they hold dear. They also wanted to make sure that they didn’t sweat the small stuff, that they focused on having a good time over spending a lot of money, and they wanted it to be real.

As an ode to Rachel’s upbringing in the English countryside, the day was held at Greenacres Colney, Norfolk with a reception at a local village hall. They had a budget of £5000 to spend on their big day and they achieved it by focusing on he things that were important to them, and spending five hours the night before the wedding setting up the hall themselves. 

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Dog-Friendly, Informal Country Pub Wedding with A Whole Lotta Lilac!

As self-confessed animal lovers, there was one non-negotiable when it came to Maja and Ryan choosing their wedding venue; whether or not they allowed dogs. The Silent Woman Inn in Dorset is nestled within the tranquil Wareham Forest, which really set the tone for their laid back day. 

They were delighted to be able to involve their beloved pup Mojito in their wedding – they had always planned to bring their first dog, Mania, with them too, but sadly she passed away a month before. They were able to include her memory, though, with Maja attaching Mania’s name tag to her bouquet and using it as her something blue.

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All You Need is Love… and Donuts! A Laid Back, Child Friendly Wedding

Kayleigh and Darren are very family orientated, so when it came to planning their May 2019 wedding they knew they wanted a venue where the children could have as much fun as the adults! 

Armed with a budget of £10,000 they set about finding a venue, and settled on Valentino’s in Liverpool. A function suite owned by venue dressers, it was the perfect place for their relaxed day as they didn’t want anyone feeling like they had to follow their child around all day constantly in fear of breaking an antique. As a non-wedding specific venue they were super flexible which suited what Kayleigh and Darren wanted down to the ground – a big party to celebrate them exchanging vows! 

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Relaxed, Country Wedding Full of Colour & Fun

They originally planned to marry in London but after searching high and low for the perfect venue that they could afford and didn’t feel too cramped, Ify and Ed instead decided to decamp to St Albans where they could spread things out a bit! They chose Springfield Park as the location and set up their own marquee to create the outdoor and spacious wedding of their dreams!

Still wanting their day to follow the traditional wedding structure they researched everything meticulously but then decided to not bother with some of the elements that didn’t really speak to them. Expressing themselves and their love in their own way was super important to them both. The groom made the stationery and the signs. His mum made the cake and grew all the flowers that were used on the tables. Their family helped arrange the tables and set everything up too.

“We had quite a few child guests and wanted lots of space for everyone to chill and for the kids to play with each other”, they explained. “We also wanted to be able to choose all the details to be able to express who we were, from the catering to the decorations, so a bespoke marquee wedding ticked all the boxes.”

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Autumnal Vintage Fairground Wedding

Inspired by their incredible venue, Preston Court in Kent which comes complete with a vintage carousel, Sammy and Thomas planned their October wedding with fairground and circus vibes. Their attention to detail was second to none, especially when it came to the design of everything. The centrepieces, the cake, even the homemade favour boxes all perfectly complemented their theme.

The ceremony was held in front of Preston Court’s Dutch Music Organ in their main barn. Their rings were brought to them by a barn owl called Ollie which was a complete surprise for all their guests.

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