Jacqui’s gorgeous smile had me hooked on today’s real wedding from the very first moment I saw her. Wow. A beautiful bride and gorgeous groom who totally prove that a wedding is all about people: friends, family and being loved!
The details are there to inspire you of course: the fabulous bouquets by Etsy sellers including my favourite, Pumpkin & Pye; the wonderful cake display created by a friend; Jacqui’s stunning Monsoon wedding dress and the delicious styling of Gate Street Barn. You’ll love this!
Images are by my new friend Paul at Stylish Wedding Photography. I do hope to be able to share more of Paul’s weddings with you on the English Wedding Blog but in the meantime you should check him out here:
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Gate Street Barn, Bramley, Surrey
15th November 2014
Can you describe your wedding in a single sentence?
The best fun day with all of our friends and family together
What was your reaction to seeing your wedding photos for the first time?
Wow. How exciting, so many fab pictures and great memories; however much we thought we would remember everything it is only when the pictures come through that you really remember the day and the buzz.
Your wedding style or theme:
Simple and relaxed
Where did you find your suppliers?
A mix, some recommended by the venue, some via the internet.
Best bit of budget advice?
Be prepared for it to snowball!
Wedding invitations and on the day stationery:
We created our own invitations which were printed by Paper Shaker. Stationery on the day was hand made by Katie Sue Design Company
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes because it was simple, I didn’t want to spend a fortune on it or have anything too traditional.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Dress from Monsoon bridal range
Glitz and sparkle – the bride’s accessories:
Simple necklace and earrings from John Lewis
Suited and booted – the groom wore:
Suit hired from Moss Bros
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Our daughter wore a beautiful silver dress from I Love Gorgeous whilst my sisters found matching dresses from Coast
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Hanna Wildman hair and make-up. Absolutely perfect.
I didn’t want real flowers that would die before we returned from honeymoon so we didn’t have any for decoration, only bouquets which were hand crafted by lovely people I found on Etsy (Duck Barn Florals, Pumpkin and Pye, & Ditsy Bride)
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Hardly any, we loved the simple rustic look of the barn. A few small wooden hearts, candles and ceiling foliage.
DIY – tell us about any handcrafted elements of your wedding…
Beautiful handmade bouquets from Etsy, table plan and table/ place names from Katie Sue.
The wedding cake: traditional or quirky?
Quirky. Woodland themed fairy cakes made by a family member, looked amazing, tasted delicious.
DJ for the evening – Chris Haslam. Kept the dancefloor filled all night and also provided music during our ceremony
On the day tips and advice:
Just go with the flow, everyone said I seemed very relaxed on the day. I let the wonderful venue staff and suppliers run the day and just enjoyed myself.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Having a lovely husband, and lovely life (sorry it’s slushy, I’m just very happy)
Quick supplier list for other brides and grooms:
Venue – http://www.gatestreetbarn.com/
Photographer – http://www.stylishweddingphotography.com/
Caterer – http://www.justjane.info/
Drinks – https://www.tauruswines.co.uk/
Hair & Make-up – http://www.hannawildman.com/
Stationery – http://www.katiesue.co.uk/