Samantha and Edward’s wedding is just gorgeous. Samantha describes their style as ‘traditional country chic’ – the perfect label for a deliciously done, classic English wedding.
They married in the summer, choosing delicate pastel colours and focusing on beautiful flowers in their wedding theme. I love Samantha’s advice about ‘the little things’ – she told me it’s the people, the food and the music which matter most of all. I love her comment about her Stewart Parvin dress though: “It was amazing and I wish I could wear it all the time.” She looks incredible. (And hey, why not wear it again? I would!)
Images are by lovely Kent wedding photographer Penny Young. Penny has featured on the English Wedding Blog a good few times over the last year – I adore her style and she’s a lovely lady too. And of course if you’re looking for a wedding photographer in Kent do check her out!
Our wedding report: Edward + Samantha
Wedding photographer’s website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Yes, we were thrilled!
New Dockem, Coates, Cirencester
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
It was absolutely the most fun I have had ever.
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
Emotional – laughter and tears – they told the story of the day.
Your wedding style and theme:
Traditional country chic.
Any happy tears on the day?
Yes all morning and all the way through the speeches.
How did the two of you meet?
We met at a friend’s wedding.
How long did you spend planning your wedding?
Best bit of budget advice?
Only you notice the little things – make sure you have great food, great music and great people and the rest will fall into place.
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
The Letter Press of Cirencester
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes but it was not what I originally wanted. It was amazing and I wish I could wear it all the time.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Stewart Parvin. The White Room Minchinhampton.
Glitz and sparkle: the bride’s accessories:
Stella and Dot.
The groom wore:
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
They were two birds dresses but we purchased them in Australia – I fell in love with the colour.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Hair by Laura Leigh Cheltenham and Makeup by Vanessa Gloucestershire
Bouquets from Oops-a-Daisy Cirencester and the church and marquee were by a family friend.
What do you remember most about the wedding ceremony?
The hymns and the bells and the sermon.
Love is actually all around from the movie Love Actually and Ephesians 5:25-33
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
The marquee was beautiful in itself and the styling and decoration was very simple. The flowers were the main feature and the colours were incredible. We definitely went for less is more.
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
Quirky – Made by Bob’s in Cirencester
On the day tips and advice:
It will go so fast try and enjoy every moment. Ed and I took ourselves away for a few minutes after dinner to take everything in and it was very special.
What’s the best thing about being married?
You are a team.
Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms:
Made by Bob’s Cirencester
Laura Leigh Hairdressers Cheltenham
Makeup by Vanessa Gloucestershire
Oops –a-Daisy Cirencester