I do love how wedding celebrations have the capacity to completely capture the feeling of a particular season; sometimes through the decor and styling, sometimes through the atmosphere and light (and, let’s face it, the weather!) in the images captured by a couple’s photographer.
Today’s wedding is full of pretty details, and pops of bright summer colour and magic; a relaxed and happy day, which our couple spent in the company of their loved ones, enjoying great food and wine. We’re thrilled to see the film below was produced by our much loved Little Book wedding directory member, Wagtail Productions.
Film by Wagtail Productions
Meet Emma, a restaurant agent, and Tannah, an accountant, who were married on the 14 July 2018 in Emma’s hometown, in the glorious Yorkshire countryside, with an outdoor ceremony beside a beautiful arbour of flowers, followed by a laid back reception in a wonderful Sperry tent, courtesy of brilliant Little Book members, Papakata.
Images by Natalie Pluck Photography.
The couple first met at a party in a London pub, and when Tannah proposed to Emma, it was quite the organisational feat!
“The engagement was a day full of surprises, from Tannah’s whole family flying over from various countries (as well as mine!). We had planned a date day, and it was his turn, and he painted a wall in our house, which said, ‘Will you marry me?’. After the proposal, we went downstairs, and his and our families were there.”
In keeping with the relaxed feel of the day, Emma chose a wonderful boho lace dress with light, flowing skirt by Parisian designer, Margaux Tardits, which she discovered at The Mews Bridal, Notting Hill.
“It was very me! I loved that it wasn’t too formal.”
I love the elegant botanical lace detailing, coupled with the simple skirt and long train – just gorgeous. Emma paired her dress with rose gold block heeled sandals from Selfridges & Co., and for jewellery, a pair of earrings borrowed from her mum.
Make-up Artist Cher Webb took care of Emma’s beautiful make-up, and in her hair, Emma wore a garland of fresh spray roses and olive leaves, made for her by The Yorkshire Dales Flower Company.
There was floral loveliness galore in the choice of bridesmaid’s dresses – rose print high-low wrap dresses from Dancing Leopard, worn with red sandals, and pendant necklaces from Littlesmith via Selfridges & Co., which Emma had personalised with her bridesmaid’s names, and the coordinates of the wedding location.
It was a gloriously sunny summer’s day, and the location of Emma and Tannah’s wedding was just incredible – a lovely field belonging to Emma’s uncle, with far reaching views, close to the banks of a river.
Emma was accompanied down the aisle by her dad, and chose a brilliant Beatles song as her entrance music – Here Comes The Sun.
“My brother performed the service. We’d officially been married two days before, in a wine cave! We wrote our vows ourselves.”
The couple said their vows to one another in front of a magnificent arbour filled with colourful flowers and foliage, and exchanged rings chosen from Ivy Jewellers.
“Tannah designed and made my engagement ring with Anna Rosholt Jewellery Design in South Africa.”
Together with Emma and Tannah, loved ones chose two heartfelt pieces to read during the ceremony, one from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, and the other were Jack Johnson’s song lyrics to Better Together.
The talented and creative eye behind the lens, capturing all the joy and colour of Emma and Tannah’s day was photographer Natalie Pluck.
“The wonderful Natalie Pluck! She was beyond fantastic, and we couldn’t recommend her enough!”
After the ceremony (and some very energetic confetti throwing!) there was time for drinks and group shots, and the newly married couple took some time away for a riverside stroll. There was live entertainment from The Wanderland Band, too.
Groom Tannah’s smart suit came from Hawes & Curtis, which he wore with monk strap shoes from Russell & Bromley, elephant cufflinks, and a Liberty print tie, sourced from Etsy (sadly, no further seller details about this).
The groomsmen coordinated their looks, with matching trousers, white shirts and braces, as well as bow ties in the same Liberty floral print as Tannah.
The bouquets carried by Emma and her bridesmaids, (by The Yorkshire Dales Flower Company), were a soft, seasonal assortment of bright peonies and roses in white, pink, coral and peach shades, contrasting with the lovely texture and structure provided by astilbe, Veronica and sea holly.
“The Yorkshire Dales Flower Company were fantastic. I made them a Pinterest board of what I wanted.”
The light and airy marquee reception space was wonderfully decorated in a natural and rustic style, with elegant stationery from Abbie Worton, and a table plan mounted on wooden pallets, adorned with flowers, pheasant feathers and moss.
The marquee’s pea canopy was decorated with a huge, hanging floral hoop and festoon lights, and the table centrepieces were vases of more beautiful fresh blooms. I also love that guest’s names were written on iridescent shells, as place settings.
Emma and Tannah were cheered and applauded to their table, and once there, everyone enjoyed a wonderful meal from Paul Heffernan, of Upcroft House Farm Catering (sadly unable to find any contact details).
There were fantastic speeches, too, with the couple’s groomsmen performing a rap, complete with microphone drop finale!
“We had two first dance songs. We started with Wild Child – All The Years, which played when Tannah proposed, and followed it with George Ezra – Paradise.”
As the sun went down on an incredible, joyful day, there was more entertainment from saxophonist and DJ, DJ Ellis, booked through Tailored Entertainment.
Words of Wedded Wisdom
“Don’t stress! I didn’t, and I was lucky my mum and husband were very hands on!”
“It’s literally the best day of your life. Breathe it in, have a party, and bloody enjoy it!”
Well, Emma and Tannah, enjoy it you most certainly did – the fun and laughter just leap out from these brilliant images. Thank you for sharing that happiness with us, and many thanks to Natalie Pluck for these images, too. You can see more of her fantastic work on the pages of Love My Dress right here, and if you’re on the lookout for more lovely marquee wedding inspiration, then do take a look at the huge variety of others we’ve featured, here.
Until next time!
Credits & Thanks
- Photography - Natalie Pluck Photography
- Film - Wagtail Productions
- Sperry Tent - Papakata
- Emma's Dress - Margaux Tardits from The Mews Bridal Notting Hill + Shoes - Selfridges & Co. + Flower Crown - The Yorkshire Dales Flower Company
- Make-up Artist - Cher Webb
- Flowers - The Yorkshire Dales Flower Company
- Bridesmaid's Dresses - Dancing Leopard + Necklaces - Littlesmith from Selfridges & Co.
- Tannah's Suit - Hawes & Curtis + Shoes - Russell & Bromley + Tie - Etsy
- Rings - Ivy Jewellers + Engagement Ring - Anna Rosholt Jewellery Design
- Stationery - Abbie Worton
- Catering - Paul Heffernan (no contact details available)
- Entertainment - The Wanderland Band + DJ Ellis (both via Tailored Entertainment)