A beautifully personal wedding planned in 3 months, with Peony Brides Photography

I love the very individual approach Becky and Graham took with their wedding. There was no dress; no theme, and the day was planned in three months. And you know what? It’s beautiful. Truly. Becky wears a gorgeous blouse and skirt; Graham’s in Converse. They styled an intimate and very personal wedding with close friends and family, and I love it. I hope you will too!

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Images are all by lovely Jackie from Peony Brides

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Our wedding report: Becky and Graham

Wedding photographer’s website:

Jackie King,

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?

We were delighted with the photos. Jackie was a pleasure to have with us on the big day – very unassuming and hard working and she delivered a beautiful collection of photographed capturing the whole experience.

Wedding venue:

Appleton Church

Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?

A low-key country wedding with wild flowers, Italian food, close friends and family.

What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?

I was amazed at how many there were!

Your wedding style and theme:

We didn’t really have a theme or style as such, but there was a vague undercurrent of Dr Who. (button holes, cake, Graham’s David Tennant-inspired Converse trainers). We kept everything quite simple – no colour schemes or dress codes.

Any happy tears on the day?

No. We’re not the crying types.

How did the two of you meet?

At work.

How long did you spend planning your wedding?

Three months, as I didn’t want to agonise over every decision.

Best bit of budget advice?

Everything costs twice as much as you’d imagine so be prepared.

Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:

I designed an invitation, order of ceremony and Who’s Who for the reception using a strawberry motif (in season at the time and my late grandmother’s favourite fruit whose birthday fell on the same day as our wedding).

Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?

It wasn’t a dress – I went for a blouse and long skirt in a pale earthy grey. I was happy with the look. The skirt and blouse are quite re-wearable as separates.

Wedding outfit designer and bridal boutique:

Handmade by

Glitz and sparkle: the bride’s accessories:

Wedding ring by Pomellato and bracelet by Dinny Hall.

The groom wore:

Ted Baker and Converse

Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?

A grey lace Erdem dress. We wore matching LK Bennet shoes.

Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?

Professional make up by

Wedding flowers:

Organic British flowers in bloom that week. The central flower was peony.

The ceremony:

Traditional Church of England, with lovely music by harpist and flowers by

General styling – did your venue need much decoration?

We had flowers inside the church and potted plants outside. The reception was at my favourite Italian restaurant. We had table candles, bistro lights,  billy button flowers as name place holders and a dessert table created out of logs of wood.

The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?

Quirky. Three tiers of fruit and lemon, grey icing and Dr Who themed figurines on the top.


iPod playlist.

On the day tips and advice:

Give yourself enough time to get ready. The day flies by.

Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



  • Kim Rix Photography
    7 years ago

    This wedding is stunning, it is amazing what this couple have done in three months. The bride looked stunning. I love photographing weddings, as every wedding is different, unique and personal. Capturing those rare moments of pure happiness and love is what I love most about being a professional photographer.

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