The scent inside the marquee with all these flowers must have been incredible! Over to Lucy to tell us all about her wonderful, relaxed, colourful day…
Our wedding theme was: colourful, rustic, festival, bohemian. In a countryside location.
The most important thing to us when tying the knot was our little family feeling ‘oneness’. Marriage is a bond like no other and it’s made us stronger and closer as a family. For ourselves and the kids to all share the same surname. Unconditional love.
We always knew we wanted a ‘field’ wedding and that’s exactly what we had. Harry’s family friend allowed us to use his property which was incredible. Electric gates opened to a gravel driveway and you could turn straight into the field which looked out to the most amazing views of the Bucks countryside. It was just idyllic and worked perfectly for us. We felt so lucky and will always be so grateful to have enjoyed our wedding reception there.
We split the suppliers research between the pair of us. Harry dealt with the food and marquee. Luckily the family firm Ranger Plant were able to supply all the toilets, fridges, generators and tower lights we needed for the festival effect. The rest was all down to myself and they were all fairly local supplies from the internet and Facebook. Or just friend’s recommendations. The main part of the wedding was the floral designer Kelly Atwood Floral Designs. I took a look through her Instagram page and it was exactly what I was looking for. Her work was unique, original an very personal.
Also our wedding event manager Lucie Ann Wedding Events, and her staff, were amazing and held the day together magically. They were like the glue of the day. It looked incredibly beautiful with the unique flower creations and everything ran smoothly with the amazing staff we had.
Most ideas and inspiration were thought up in my head and typed into Pinterest. I made various boards for the look I was after. It was so easy and helped build up a good image of our perfect day.
I ended up having three dresses! The first one I wore to church was a mix of modern meets timeless elegance. It was a sophisticated, full-length mermaid gown with a sheer Guipure lace bodice and diamanté straps.
After the ceremony I changed my dress along with my hair style (from being up to down and swapping my tiara for a flower crown). My dress was a classic embodied full-length mermaid gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline. The bodice was adorned with intricate lace embellishments sprinkling down to the ethereal, breezy tulle skirt.
My third dress I wore with an evening flower crown to dance the night away in. It was a figure-hugging modern full length gown that had lace with embroidered glitter throughout. It shimmered perfectly under the lights on the dance floor.
Our main meal was fish and chips with ice creams to follow. Our evening food was stone-baked pizzas. All catering was from vans parked up on the field. And we also had a blow up sweet shop with a candy floss machine, popcorn machine and pick-a-mix on wooden crates for guests to help themselves to throughout the day.
We went to France for our wine and we hired the evening bar along with the marquee.
The quirkiest element without a doubt was our bizarre and wacky rustic floral designs!! Flowers pouring out of watering cans, flowing out of baskets on the front of vintage bikes, looking like they were growing up the log we had as a cake stand, twisted and twirled around my mums memory ladder, all the colourful flower head bands for myself, my bridesmaids and flower girls. The big bloom centre pieces all the tables had and the little natural-looking jars of freshly picked flowers dotted around the reception for added colour and decoration. What a display! I just adored them all! And we had so many compliments on them.
Our photographer was Laura Witherden Photography a local photographer recommended continuously on the local area’s Facebook page for her outstanding work. And she did not fail us. Not only did she produce incredibly beautiful photos of our special day, she was absolutely amazing with all the children. Our girls loved her. Her passion for photography shines through and the photos she produced were better than we ever imagined.
We walked down the aisle to “here comes the bride” played on the organ and our first dance was “Show me Love” Sam Feldt.
Floral designer kellyatwoodfloraldesigns.com
Wedding planner www.lucieann.co.uk
Generator, lighting, refrigeration & toilets www.rangerplanthire.co.uk
Bouncy castle www.bouncekrazee.co.uk