A Jesús Peiró Dress And Pops Of Coral For A Pretty Autumn Wedding

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Good Morning, and what glorious weather we have been having! I hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy it. We’re heading back to Autumn today for the gorgeous wedding of Mr and Mrs Anderson. The couple both work in sales and marketing and got together at a Christmas party while working for the same company.

Their wedding took place on the 15th of October 2016 at The Kedleston in Derbyshire, an intimate, and charmingly simple venue which only needed the addition of some beautiful flowers. Even though they were staying at the venue, the bride couldn’t resist giving her dad’s gorgeous classic Mini Cooper S a starring role on the day. I love how the burnt orange colour compliments the bright Autumnal colours that frame the couple as they walk around outside after the ceremony. These stunning images are courtesy of the lovely Jill Evans.

“We wanted a relaxed day without too much tradition or faff. We loved the style of The Kedleston, simple and rustic yet modern. We wanted to complement this with our wedding décor, so we went with a palette of corals, peach and navy, and the wedding party in different yet complementing looks. I also love the 60’s and 70’s so even though we never actually left the venue, I still insisted on my dad’s bronze yellow 1970 Mini Cooper S in bronze yellow starring in many of the photographs.”

Photography by Jill Evans

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Mrs Anderson looks absolutely amazing in her Jesús Peiró dress from Cicily Bridal, a boutique she highly recommends.

“When a bride walks in saying she’d be happy walking down the aisle in her jeans and Converse, they must know they have a job on their hands, but Lisa was amazing and I ended up choosing a ‘proper’ wedding gown – simple yet elegant and I felt amazing in it. It’s silly but I knew straight away. After getting my bridal legs, on my second visit I brought a few other people with me and I think I tried on every dress in the shop but I kept thinking about this one so I knew it was the one.”

“I loved the night before with my parents and bridesmaids (and man) setting up, then the lovely morning we had with make up, hair, champers and a bed picnic!”

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The bride added a beautiful pair of metallic Jimmy Choo shoes, a rose gold hair vine from Etsy, and a satin edged veil for the ceremony. She wore a  beaded sash from Nieve Couture and a Charlie Brear rose gold leather belt for the evening. Her groom gifted her a pair of diamond earrings as a wedding present which she also wore. Mimosa and Cardamom perfume by Jo Malone, was her scent of choice for the day and she also gave a bottle to the bridesmaids and mums.

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“My hair was done by my mum and Kelly Hartopp did the Bridesmaids hair. Gavin Pickle who is an incredible artist, was our make up artist.”

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“We met at work, then one memorable Christmas party we figured we were more than just colleagues! We’d been together for 7 or so years, so whenever we’d go on holiday our friends and colleagues would be asking if/when he would propose so, to catch me completely off guard he proposed on Christmas Eve 2015, while I was sat in my pjs watching trashy TV.”

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The groom looks very dapper indeed, kitted out in a Ted Baker suit with contrast waistcoat, Barker shoes, and a spotted tie from Paul Smith. His groomsmen wore different ties from River Island and Marks & Spencer.

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My dad accompanied me down the aisle to an instrumental of ‘Chasing Cars’ by Snow Patrol. We walked back out to ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’ by Stevie Wonder.”

Our only reading was ‘I’ll Be There For You’ by Louise Cuddon, read by my very good friend Lindsay, it perfectly sums us up. We kept everything short and simple.”

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“We both loved the moment our eyes met as I walked down the aisle. Everything seemed to go to plan on the day and I just tried to make sure I took in every little detail.”

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The two bridesmaids chose their dresses from Chi Chi London, one pink, the other black floral. The ladies added accessories from Accessorize and ASOS. The Bridesman wore a Zara suit and a beautiful floral tie from Vivienne Westwood. The gorgeous flowergirl found her dress in Monsoon.

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It’s the first time Jill Evans has featured on these pages and her images are gorgeous, there’s a lovely relaxed feel to them.

“Jill was fantastic, she made us both feel really comfortable, which isn’t an easy feat when you don’t really like having your photo taken. She managed to capture every aspect of the day, from all the shenanigans getting ready in the morning, to late in the evening when everyone wasn’t exactly photo ready! We love how some of the best shots were candid, action shots when we had no idea anyone was pointing a camera at us.”

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I absolutely love the bouquets by Wild Thyme with their pops of coral and greenery.

“I’d seen some flowers on Pinterest which were so stunning but not too big or fussy. Wendy took my inspiration and created some beautiful bouquets which were slightly different for each bridesmaid, to complement the mismatched dresses.”

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“I love a bit of crafting and really enjoyed making everything from the invitations, to the table plan, confetti cones and the place settings.”

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“We decorated with candles, candles and more candles, handmade mini flower jars arranged by my mum, confetti balloons, bunting, ribbon, candy & cookie bar, LOVE lights, and a magic selfie mirror.”

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The couple’s beautiful floral cake was made by the wonderful Sarah at The Sugared Rose.

“Sarah is a genius, the cake was a work of art decorated with sugar flowers perfectly matched to the bouquets. We visited her little showroom and I loved all the vintage designs and accessories. From the 12 different cake samples she sent us, we opted for fruit, chocolate and lemon in the end, as well as some surprise coconut cupcakes for the Groom.

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The Kedleston did all of the catering and we’re still getting comments about how awesome the food was, the best wedding food they’d ever had and the most amazing hog roast.”

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The newlyweds started off their first dance with ‘Sweetest Thing’ by Jackie Wilson followed up by ‘Shut up and Dance’ by Walk the Moon.

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Words of Wedded Wisdom

“Do things your way and don’t stress. Enjoy every moment of the planning and lead up and above all try to take five seconds during the day to take everything in, it all goes so fast.”

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Thank you to Mr and Mrs Anderson, and to the wonderful photographer Jill Evans.

Love Caoimhe xx

Credits & Thanks

Caoimhe Anderson

Caoimhe Anderson View all Caoimhe's articles

Caoimhe will never tire of beautiful wedding dress and a blooming flower crown. When she's not lusting after a gorgeous wedding she will be trying new vegetarian recipes, knitting very slowly or capturing a pink sunset from behind a camera lens.

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