Inside our Relaxed English Country Wedding

Inside our Relaxed English Country Wedding

Good morning, hope you’ve had a good weekend so far. Today I have a special post in store for you guys: it’s all about my English country wedding almost fours months ago now. I can honestly say it was the best day of our lives. Brace yourselves as it’s going to get a bit cheesy now. Getting to marry my best friend and the person I trust the most in this world in front of the people that we love is something more than special and truly left me speechless (and that’s tricky, I can assure you!). Now that a few months of married bliss have passed, I’d love to share some moments from the day with you. So here we go!

WEDDING LOCATION: My husband and I got married in the deepest countryside of Dorset in England where he grew up. It was the perfect location: the place means a lot to both of us and it couldn’t be prettier (or more English). We had our ceremony at the local church and our reception inside a marquee not far from the church. Thank God the weather was lovely and warm so the guests could enjoy a glass of bubbly (for me pink lemonade) and a few canapés outside before the wedding dinner.

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BRIDE’S DRESS: Back in February I shared my wedding dress shopping experience with you here and now I can finally show you how they looked. I had two dresses. One wedding gown by Bo and Luca (‘Manhattan’) for the ceremony up until our first dance. Then later in the evening I changed into a lovely and playful mini wedding dress by Rime Arodaky. That’s when my non-existent dancing skills really had a chance to shine.

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BRIDE’S SHOES: With my first dress I wore the Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ sandals. They were ultra high but surprisingly comfortable. When I changed into my mini dress I picked the iconic ‘Hangisi’ heels by Manolo Blahnik in blue. I’m not a pro when it comes to heels so I changed into some lovely -and most important of all comfortable- white Chloé flats late in the evening. My feet were more than grateful.

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BRIDE’S ACCESSORIES: Once I found my dress, I started to look for a veil but I couldn’t find anything that was 100% what I wanted. My friend Dajana is a bridal designer and suggested she could make my dream veil. We came up with a design together and three months later I had the veil of my dreams. I’ll be forever grateful!

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BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES: I had six bridesmaids and one flower girl. All bridesmaids wore long dresses by Reformation in a netraul yet lovely champagne colour. But each wore a slightly different dress they liked most. My little sister and flower girl wore a super cute white lace dress.

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RECEPTION DECOR: We decided to have a marquee which we hired from the lovely guys at Taddle Farm Tents. They did such an amazing job and literally catered to all of my bridezilla marquee wishes. With my favourite colours being white and gold, we decided to go for a very clean decor teamed up with a touch of gold here and there. As it was a country wedding, the flower arrangements were quite simple with most of them being gypsophila with rustic hay bales as chairs outside (let’s hope it wasn’t too uncomfortable for the guests).

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MUSIC: Thanks to my husband’s parents we found an awesome wedding band. The Sensation Band managed to get and keep everyone on the dance floor for the entire evening.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: Depict Photography

BRIDE’S DRESS: Bo and Luca ‘Manhattan’ gown at Folkster Bridal and Rime Arodaky at The Mews of Notting Hill

BRIDE’S VEIL: Dajana Basic London

BRIDESMAID’S DRESSES: Reformation

MAKEUP: Mariam Jensen

HAIR: Louise Alway

MARQUEE HIRE: Taddle Farm Tents

MUSIC: The Sensation Band