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Nicola & Peter’s relaxed country wedding in Somerset, with Martin Dabek Photography

Nicola and Peter’s woodland wedding is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for a blog feature. Plus the details are so wonderfully summery – it really is a dream wedding full of ideas for you to Pin, share, fall in love with and borrow for your own wedding day!

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Their enchanting images are by Bristol wedding photographer Martin Dabek, who told me “the spirit of the wedding was great. I always like DIY weddings and this one was no exception. Great party and lovely couple. The venue was in a lovely and very secluded woodland location.”

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Discover more from Martin Dabek Photography here:

http://martindabek.com
https://www.instagram.com/martin_dabek_photography/
https://www.facebook.com/CreativeBristolWeddingPhotographer
https://uk.pinterest.com/bristolwedding/pins/
https://twitter.com/martindabek

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Nicola’s dress is from Ghost – she looks incredible and I really love her relaxed and effortlessly elegant style. The flowers are from a Bristol wholesale flower market, with some grown by Peter’s mother, and they made the beautiful arrangements together. The venue was decorated with lots of greenery from the couple’s garden, bunting borrowed from and made by friends… and an amazing disco ball which looks fantastic in the woodland setting!

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Nicola told me there are too many craft ideas and projects to list, so today it’s up to you lovely readers to spot all the wonderful DIY details in the images of the day. One which can’t go unmentioned is the gorgeous wedding cake, made by Nicola’s mum!

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The English Wedding Blog interview: Nicola and Peter

Wedding photographer’s website:

www.martindabek.com

How did you choose your photographer?

We saw his images on the website through searching online and thought that they were great.

Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!

Yes, we were very pleased!

Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?

It was a very special moment and made us both quite emotional.

Wedding venue:

My parents’s house in Somerset. The setting was by a river at the bottom of a valley.

Wedding month:

August

Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?

One of the best days of my life

Your wedding style or theme:

Relaxed and country theme

Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)

A mixture of online, blogs and friends

What’s your top tip for saving money?

Ask yourself if you really need the item you are looking to buy

… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?

Glitter, a great sound system, a big disco ball and great food

Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?

A lot was made by us or our friends

Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?

Yes, I loved it

Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:

Ghost

Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!

I wore my mother’s necklace, my own bracelet and of course my

And what did the groom wear?

A light grey Reiss suit, a Reiss shirt and Churches shoes

Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?

They chose their own dress – it just had to be navy blue

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

My friend who is a hair dresser did my hair and I did my own makeup

Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?

A live jazz band, fantastic DJs

Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:

Don’t waste time worrying about the little things. No one will notice

What’s the best thing about being married?

Being married!

Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:

www.martindabek.com
http://www.carolinegentcatering.com/
southwestmarquees.co.uk

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 www.byMoonandTide.com. 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.

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1 COMMENT
  • Scott Spencer-White
    3 years ago

    This is awesome, I’m sad it ended – I’d love to see the whole album! Beautifully edited, just love the colours! Big fan of fresh flowers on a cake!

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