If you know a whole bunch of talented people, you’re one of the lucky ones. Georgia and Ross will tell you – being able to ask friends and family to make things for your wedding day, and knowing they’ll be amazing, is just the best thing ever.
Today’s real wedding comes from the Warwickshire countryside where Georgia grew up. The marquee is pitched in a field of the family farm; pretty much every detail is the work of a talented friend or family member. And it’s all gorgeous.
I adore the flowers; they’re real English country garden blooms and must have smelled as delicious as they look. The table plan is prettily homemade and the bunting and paper lanterns add a romantic atmosphere to the reception marquee.
Images are by the fabulous Coates & Stain Photography, who are becoming big wedding blog favourites this year! They’ve featured on the lovely Boho Weddings blog and I’m delighted to be sharing their photography here on the English Wedding Blog with you today. Do visit these links to find out more about them:
The English Wedding Blog Interview: Georgia and Ross
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
Andrew is a very talented friend of the family
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
He was awesome, and captured the moment perfectly
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
We got a slideshow of the images to music first and it was like reliving the day – it was beautiful
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Your wedding style or theme:
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Everybody was somebody who we knew
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Get help where you can from friends and family
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
The food and drink as it went down well
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
A friend hand made all of our stationery
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Was brought from a friend so second hand as I was not bothered about having a designer dress
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
Bracelet was gave to me, Pearl necklace I made from scratch
And what did the groom wear? Any recommendations for tailors?
Top hat and tails from Moss Bros
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Flower girl – wore a white dress, my other bridesmaids wore blue dresses to match bows and flowers
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
My friend did my make up and I had a professional hairdresser
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you?
All summer mixed and with lots of scented ones, – stocks, sweet peas, main flower was a light blue delphinium, they also were to colour match the bows and bridesmaids
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Yes, it was a marquee
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
We had hand made corn dollies as thank you gestures
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
fruit cake – 3 layers and there were sponge cup cakes also
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
Our friend Richard Brewer
On the day tips and advice:
Enjoy every minute of it – as it’s over as quick as a flash
What’s the best thing about being married?
The love and commitment to each other
Favourite supplier list for other brides and grooms:
caterers – www.19gales.co.uk
photographer – www.coatesandstain.com
Moss Bros suit hire – www.mossbroshire.co.uk