Well hello Friday, I can’t believe you’re here already, or that we’re half way through the first month of the year already. My, how time flies. It’s been a very busy first two weeks for us here at Love My Dress A couple of things for you – have you read our guide on what to watch out for when planning a wedding? Part I and part II of this epic 10,000 word piece are an absolute must-read. Please bookmark both links today and keep them safe for the duration of your wedding planning adventures. Secondly, bookmark our new year magazine if you haven’t already. It contains money saving offers for our readers, some of which are due to expire soon. And finally, let’s get on with sharing a wedding shall we?
Matt and Kate tied the knot on 31st May 2015 at Kingscote Barn in Tetbury. Their wedding was filled with the most ridiculously beautiful blooms and pastel shades of pretty.
“We didn’t have much time to plan the wedding, but we wanted to make the most of the beautiful venue and ensure the styling was in keeping with the look of the barn and it’s exposed beams and original brickwork etc. We kept things traditional and simple. We also didn’t want everything to be too ‘matchy-matchy’ and had to delegate a lot of jobs to family and friends, for example, making the bunting, napkins and cake.”
Photography by Charlotte Bryer-Ash
The couple chose to work with florist Juliet Glaves who did the most spectacular job in producing these sublime statement bouquets and they turned to photographer Charlotte Bryer-Ash to document their wedding in images.
“Charlotte was really good at blending into the background on the day and capturing the great photographs throughout the day! A friendly and easy-going person!”
“I had seen the slipper satin dresses being worn by other brides on Love my Dress and I really loved the elegant and timeless look. I saw the Neru Lace Jacket on the Charlie Brear website so I tracked down a local supplier and we ordered in a sample. I love the different textures of the fabrics.”
“My Dad walked me down the aisle to the sound of ‘The Wedding Song’ by Johann Johannsson.”
“Our ceremony readings were Le Mot D’Amour (Translation) by J. Rieux and an extract from The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho read beautifully by our friends and Usher James Wheeler and Priya Handa.”
“Our ceremony was non-religious and unique to us. It included a performance by our friend Sophie Hay of The Marionettes who sang Ellie Goulding’s ‘How Long Will I Love You’ and ‘Your Song’, whilst we signed the register.”
“We asked my cousin, Georgie, to make our cake as we knew she had great baking skills! She designed a magnificent three tier cake without needing much direction from us at all! Layer one was an elderflower sponge hiding blackberry and lime jam and smothered in elderflower butter cream; layer two was an earl grey tea sponge layered up with raspberry jam and covered in a rosemary buttercream; layer three presented a hazelnut sponge cake sandwiching honey and mascarpone and finished off with a brown-butter buttercream.”
Words of Wedded Wisdom
“Make decisions that reflect what you want from your wedding day, don’t worry about what other people think. Take advantage of late availability deals if you get chance!
We would have loved to have some of our evening guests at the wedding all day, but unfortunately we were restricted by the budget.
Despite the initial nerves, everything came together in the end and it was as beautiful as we could have imagined. It was great to have so many of our friends and family involved throughout the day.”
What an absolutely charming and elegant day! Huge love and thanks to photographer Charlotte Bryer-Ash for allowing us to share her beautiful work on Love My Dress today. You can see more brides wearing a Charlie Brear gown on Love My Dress here too.
Have a good morning everyone,
Love Annabel xx
Photographer – Charlotte Bryer-Ash
Venue – Kingscote Barn in Tetbury
Wedding Dress – Charlie Brear wedding dress at The Wedding Club in Birmingham
Shoes – Debenhams
Headpiece – Real flowers via Juliet Glaves
Grooms Suit – M&S + Jaeger tie
Bridesmaids – Ted Baker
Florist – Juliet Glaves
Cake – family member
Rings – Ian Quartermaine Jewellers, Worcester
Catering Company – Berry Blue, Stroud
Stationery – The Beat Union
Make-up Artist – Vanessa
Hair Stylist – Sheena
Bunting – Bobin