Good morning lovelies! I have a wonderfully English luxury wedding to share with you today. Sarah and Alec opted for a very traditional style for their day, which was filled to the brim with beautiful white and pastel florals and delicately pretty but opulent design.
Whether you’re planning a luxury wedding overflowing with fabulous flowers, or a smaller affair with beautiful blooms here and there, today’s feature will inspire you to set the scene for a pretty, quintessentially English wedding.
Sarah is beautiful in a Sassi Holford wedding dress, and Alec her perfect partner in a formal morning suit. Bridesmaids wore bespoke dresses in a soft, mint green. Every detail is meticulously designed, as you’d expect – this wedding was submitted by Jane from Planned for Perfection.
Images are by Victoria at Elegant and Wild. Please check out her work here:
Our luxury English wedding at Bibury Court, with Sarah and Alec
Our wedding story: Sarah + Alec
Wedding photographer’s website:
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer?
Yes – she was easy to be around and did a great job of getting all the photos we asked her to take on the day
25th May 2014
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
A brilliantly happy day
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
The wedding diet paid off!
Your wedding style or theme:
English elegance with a hint of classical vintage
How long did you spend planning your wedding?
Best bit of budget advice?
Set aside an amount for things you won’t have thought of. Maybe 10% on top of what you think you will need. There are always last minute things!
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
Gee Brothers did the most amazing bespoke invites for us.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
I did – I found the designer – Sassi Holford – that I liked really early but it took a while to choose which dress as they were all so beautiful
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Glitz and sparkle – the bride’s accessories:
Jimmy Choo low heeled gold shoes
Suited and booted – the groom wore:
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Bespoke designed dresses
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Make up by Miki
The fabulous team at Lilyfee Floral designs were fantastically creative and smelt divine and included roses, delphiniums, Singapore orchids, gypsophila, sweet peas and orchid blossom
Colour palette – peaches, creams and mint green
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Flowers were very important to us so Jane and Clare helped create a perfect ambience for our wedding day.
Clare designed a beautiful floral entrance to the marquee and the gorgeous floral arrangements in the church, marquee and the Manor House
DIY – tell us about any handcrafted elements of your wedding…
Alec’s mother wrote the place cards to incorporate the ‘fish’ element for Alec, and Lucy Ledger designed our fabulous table plan!
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
Traditional made by Curtis and Co Cakes – looked gorgeous and tasted delicious!
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On the day tips and advice:
Have a wedding planner – Jane Riddell was absolutely amazing – www.plannedforperfection.co.uk
Don’t try and cram in too many formal photos as you’ll miss spending time with your guests
Definitely have a videographer – we loved our wedding video and had really debated whether to have one or not (as my husband was quite opposed to the idea initially)
What’s the best thing about being married?
Being able to call your other half your husband!
Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms:
Wedding Planner – Planned for Perfection
Wedding venue – Bibury court
Marquee – good intents
Flowers – Lilyfee Floral
Wedding Invitations – Gee Brothers Stationery
Fish Table Plan – Lucy Ledger Designs
Fish name cards – Mother of the groom
Hair and make up – make up by Miki
Wedding Dress – Bespoke Sassi Holford Bridal Design
Wedding Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Cake – Curtis & Co Cakes
Band – Wedding Smashers
Videographer – Cinemon Films
Magician – Robert Pound
Lights – Claire Jayne Events
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