This past few days, I have been feeling very Christmassy indeed and as well as meeting my stepsisters for a seasonal get-together, I am now also the proud owner of one home-made (and believe me, it looks it) wreath for my front door!
I have always wanted to make my own, but have never managed it so this year one of my best friends and I tripped off to a local National Trust house to do it ourselves. Hers looks much better than mine, but I’m still very proud. However, its still two weeks until the 25th, so allow me to take us back to this summer and share the most glorious of English country garden weddings with you today.
Photography by Curious Rose Photography
Harriet, a designer, married lawyer Felix on the 7th of July 2018 at St Hilary’s Church in Wrexham, followed by a reception at Felix’ parents’ stunning home in Shropshire, in a beautifully patterned, Moroccan-inspired marquee.
“Felix’s family home is gorgeous, with lovely views and horses grazing. We wanted a very relaxed, informal countryside wedding day.”
Harriet chose a delicate palette that sat perfectly in the countryside setting and her choice of delicate wild flowers, foliage, light blues, purples and creams made for a very classic and soft colour scheme. Flowers were the work of Selina Godsall and I adore her interesting use of texture here, don’t you? A countryside setting like this needs glorious flowers, and Selina certainly didn’t disappoint.
“Selina was AMAZING. She made everything look very handmade and understated but again, not try-hard. She got the balance just right.”
Harriet wore a beautiful gown by Rembo Styling, which she purchased from Angelica Bridal at Camden Passage. I’m absolutely in love with the lace detailing at the neckline. She paired her dress with a beautiful veil borrowed from a friend and gold wedges from LK Bennett.
“I loved the simplicity and elegance of my dress. It didn’t feel like I was taking myself too seriously and it felt quite young and boho which was the look I was going for.”
The bridesmaids looked very elegant in blue cape dresses from Ariella, paired with wedges from LK Bennett and antique gold statement earrings and chokers, while the two flower girls wore pretty pleated dresses from our Little Book members, Monsoon.
Felix waited at the end of the aisle in a suit by Gieves & Hawkes, worn with a waistcoat borrowed from his dad- a lovely touch.
I love the natural and fuss-free style of photography and how the lady behind the lens has so beautifully captured the essence of this effortlessly elegant day.
“Our photographer was Laura at Curious Rose Photography. She really got the understated, natural vibe of the wedding and slightly boho feel with the Moroccan themed tent and funky lining.”
After the service, Harriet and Felix drove away in a shower of smiles and rejoined their guests at Felix’s family home, where the marquee stood waiting, decked with flowers, gold candlesticks and rustic white table runners with blue napkins, which perfectly picked up the blue patterned design on the marquee.
“My favourite part of the day was driving away from the church in the Morgan. We were shouting and screaming!”
“The inside of the marquee was a delicate cotton printed fabric that everyone commented on and created a much softer warmer feel to the environment.”
Catering was the work of the fabulously named Goose on the Loose and Harriet describes the food as being ‘the best bit!’ Goose on the Loose were also responsible for the beautiful cake, which was coconut and lime to match the Asian themed food and sounds absolutely delicious.
Entertainment came in the form of a DJ friend, who kept the dance floor filled all evening long, and for their first dance as a newly married couple Harriet and Felix chose the fabulous ‘Bare Necessities’ from the Jungle Book!
“It’s informal, chilled and reminds all our friends of their childhoods.”
Words of Wedded Wisdom
“Relax and don’t worry about it. Remember everyone’s rooting for you.”
So many thanks to Felix and Harriet for sharing their glorious day, and to Laura at Curious Rose Photography for sharing these beautiful pictures. If Harriet’s fabulous gown has you wanting more, take a peek at other brides in Rembo Styling gowns here. Just make sure you don’t need to be somewhere anytime soon- there’s so many beauties!
Credits & Thanks
- Photographer - Curious Rose Photography
- Bride's Dress - Rembo Styling, purchased from Angelica Bridal
- Shoes - LK Bennett
- Hair vine - Britten Weddings
- Earrings - Annouskha
- Bridesmaid outfits - Dresses, Ariella; shoes, LK Bennett
- Flowergirl dress - Monsoon
- Groom's outfit - Suit, Gieves & Hawkes
- Flowers - Selina Godsall
- Cake - Goose on the Loose
- Catering - Goose on the Loose
- Rings - Grey’s Antique Market
- Invitations and Order of Service - Gee Brothers