Lucy & James’s fun, colourful and relaxed farm wedding in Dorset, with Robin Goodlad Photography
How is your week going? Do you have sunshine? It’s been beautiful here… I think spring is my favourite season of all when it’s like this! I could almost be on my laptop in the garden right now!
We’ve had a week of beautiful weddings and features, and today’s is a real favourite: the relaxed and elegant styling is fabulous; Lucy & James are gorgeous and their day looks so much fun. It’s all beautifully captured by our friend and outstanding Dorset wedding photographer Robin Goodlad Photography.
Lucy’s Alice Temperley gown takes my breath away. The delicate embroidery and soft, swishing fabric of that fabulous skirt make this a true dream dress!
Having a boho / rustic wedding can still involve lots of styling and creative projects, and I fell head over heels for all the foliage in Lucy & James’s marquee – they made hazel frames running along all the tables and hung hops and other foliage from it – it looks fabulous. Even the bar is covered in hops! I love it!
Wedding photographer’s website:
“We met Robin a couple of years ago and had kept in touch ever since, working with him on some photography for our cured meat business. When we got engaged there was no question about who we wanted to ask to be our wedding photographer.
Robin has the most incredible eye for a shot and puts everyone instantly at ease. He doesn’t miss a moment, even if you don’t quite realise that moment is happening at the time. His attention to detail is second to none and he picks up on really stunning nuances.
It was so special not only seeing the photos ourselves for the first time but also sharing them with our friends and family. The reaction was unbelievable. The photos captured the atmosphere of the day perfectly and it’s a really nice feeling knowing that everyone can relive those moments when they look at the photos.
Contact & Bookings – Robin Goodlad Photography
We got married at James’ parents farm in rural Dorset which has incredible views of the rolling countryside. Our friends and family pitched in gathering foliage, growing dahlias and making bunting to give the day a unique and colourful vibe. Even though the weather was challenging Robin used this to his advantage and chose creative shots to complement the moodiness of the sky. When the clouds did eventually clear, Robin took a breathtaking shot of us under the bright and shining milky way. He captured so many memories and was an absolute pleasure to have as our photographer on the big day.
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Rural, rustic, colourful, fun, joyful, creative, fun, relaxed
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Get friends and family involved, it makes it fun and special.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
Food and catering
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
Friend designed stationery
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Yes, it got covered in rain and mud but will remind me of every moment.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
Sourced in Bradford on Avon
And what did the groom wear?
Schoeffel shirt. Moss bros suit
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Amy Davies – professional make up artist
Hair by Alison
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
Bridal flowers, Floral Shaker, Dorset
Church flowers by Joy Murphy
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Yes, by Lucy, James, family and friends
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
We made wooden frames from hazel running the full length of the banqueting tables and decorated with hops, old mans beard and hanging lanterns. Our friend Mario made a photo booth for us with lots of fun probs and hay bales.
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
Cake by Sadie, lemon, Victoria sponge and coffee & walnut layers
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
Band – Stone Groove
DJ – Uneasy Dancer
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
DIY makes it special. Friends and family setting up in days before brought everyone together.
What’s the best thing about being married?
The shared memories and amazing friends and family.