Today I wanted to share something cosy, beautiful and romantic – one of our last winter weddings of the blog season, I imagine – and one of the loveliest for sure. My fabulously talented friend Emily Black Photography captured this beauty at Maunsel House in Somerset. The stunning bride and groom are Rosie and Craig, whose day was full of fun, laughter and happiness as they celebrated with family and friends.
I love Maunsel House for its fascinating quirky character – this is one of Somerset’s favourite wedding venues and one of mine – I’m fairly sure it’s one of Emily’s as well! The doves make for an epic wedding photo, and there are peacocks and chickens wandering around as well. Inside, the house is full of romantic charm with unique decor and paintings on the wall, as well as incredible bedrooms for your guests to stay in too.
Rosie’s beautiful dress is by Claire Pettibone, and looks as though it was made for her. The delicate lace embroidery is exquisite; it’s timeless and fabulous – the kind of wedding dress you’d wish you could wear over and over and over again – and most definitely a family heirloom to treasure.
Wedding photographer’s website:
UK & destination wedding photographer Emily Black – http://emilyblackphotography.co.uk
How did you choose your photographer?
We saw her photos on Facebook and followed the links through.
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
She was fab! We couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
We were delighted, they were everything we’d hoped for and she hadn’t missed a second of the day.
Can you describe your wedding in fewer than 10 words?
Your wedding style or theme:
Rustic, winter and cosy.
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Buy ‘Sample’ garments and getting married out of peak season.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
Vintage Fleur designed the invites.
Designed wedding day stationery (signs etc) ourselves
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Not immediately, I liked it straightaway – Carinas team had to do a lot of work to ensure the dress fitted (I’m a 5’2 curvy girl – so dresses are always tricky) but once it was tailored to fit me, I loved it on the day.
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
Jewellery – Agnes Dean
Shoes – Benjamin Adams
And what did the groom wear?
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Kayleigh Lewis – hair
Tessa Palmer – makeup
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
Artificial flowers by Mundy’s of Street
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
No – beautiful as it was.
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
Made by groom’s mum – 3 different flavours.
Stand hand made by groom’s father
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
The shuffles acoustic duo x2 sets during the day.
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Enjoy the day, it goes by very quickly.
What’s the best thing about being married?
Sharing a surname.