Elizabeth and Henry’s back to nature, chicken & egg farm wedding, with Catherine Spiller Photography
Happy Monday lovelies! How cold has it been this weekend though?! Even today I’m in my snuggliest jumper and slipper boots (the joy of working from home!) – but as ever, the beauty of a wedding blog is that we can take you back to warm summer days! And I have a beauty of a farm wedding for you today, with a (genius or what?!) chicken and egg theme. The cake is one of my fave details – and our beautiful bride and groom are here to tell you all about their day.
“We used our agricultural barn and the Mother of the bride and her friends used flowers and foliage from their gardens, fairy lights and our handmade bunting to transform the barn. Guests were seated on hay bales with handmade cushions which I made with my cousin and Great grandmothers quilted throws.
We hand made bunting, cushions, wooden signs, seating plan stand, a post box, confetti, log slices.
I made Mr & Mrs bunting for our top table to co-ordinate with the bunting I had made for our venue. The quilted throws were made by my Great Grandmother. We also decorated the sweet trolley in our handmade bunting.
We had a sweet trolley and to follow the chicken and egg theme we had mini eggs and jelly fried eggs in jars.
As our favours we had egg cups with each guests name hand stamped on a blown egg. We used eggs from our own chickens, we had a lovely mix of colourful eggs.
Home grown sweet peas for the tables. We grew and planted a lot of flowers.
The week leading up to the wedding was enjoyable spending time with good friends and family. We worked as a great team together.
Wedding photographer’s website:
We found Catherine through a personal recommendation. We were so impressed with her work and fell in love with her photographs.
On the day Catherine was amazing. She was so discreet and we hardly knew she was there.
Our wedding photographs are more perfect than we could have ever hoped for. Catherine captured our day beautifully. It is so overwhelming to look through our wedding photos to see all our friends and family enjoying time with us on our special day.
We would highly recommend Catherine.They are absolutely stunning and we can’t stop looking at them!
A barn at home on our farm.
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Beautiful handmade floral wedding
Your wedding style or theme:
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
Local suppliers through recommendations
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Ask a few close friends to help and bring their foliage and flowers from their gardens.
Have a homemade cake.
Hand make as much as possible.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
The food and drink, keep the guests happy!
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
We used Rapid Print Somerset for all our printing, with brilliant service. www.rapidprintsomerset.co.uk
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
From the moment i saw it i knew it was the one.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Local bridal boutique in Somerset.
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
The bride’s Great Grand Mothers silver bangle (something old!).
White Gold diamond earrings
Vintage ivory scallop pointed kitten heels
And what did the groom wear?
A classic navy suit with pink tie and pocket square to match the groomsmen and Father of the bride..
Pink rose buttonhole.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Beautiful vintage blush lace dresses with floral ballerina style shoes.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
A friend Esme did our hair and Laura did my make-up.
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
The wedding venue was decorated with flowers arranged by the Mother of the Bride and a few of her good friends.
Hanging baskets and pots grown by Grandparents.
Church flowers and bouquets by – Forever flowers by Sarah Busby
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
Mother of the bride (Celia) made the cake. We had a gorgeous 5 tier chicken theme cake.
We had fruit cake, carrot cake, Elderflower & lemon cake.
Decorated and made by the Mother of the Bride.
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
The IOU’s, fantastic band. Kept the guests dancing through the night.
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Enjoy every moment!
What’s the best thing about being married?
Being Husband and Wife