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!
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.”
Discover more from Martin Dabek Photography here:
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!
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!
The English Wedding Blog interview: Nicola and Peter
Wedding photographer’s website:
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.
My parents’s house in Somerset. The setting was by a river at the bottom of a valley.
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:
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?