Welcome to Monday, lovely people! I hope you’ve had a fabulous weekend. I have some wonderful wedding features lined up for you this week: today we begin with a gloriously spring-inspired Wiltshire wedding. Then we’re sharing a couple of breathtaking editorial shoots to inspire your wedding style: a rustic look and a classic English Rose wedding style photoshoot. Thursday and Friday are all about the real weddings once again (and you will LOVE these!) then we’re filing the weekend with ideas for wedding gifts and entertainment. It doesn’t really get much better than this… and today’s wedding sent in by Wiltshire wedding photographer Martin Dabek is just so wonderfully unique and beautiful – I’ve been excited to share all the glorious images with you!
Lovely Leanne and Tim were married at Winkworth Farm in Malmesbury in the spring. Tim completed the English Wedding interview for us, and describes their day as “The most amazing, loving, perfect day of our lives!” They chose pretty yellows and spring flowers to style their day, along with rustic and kraft card decor and signage to complete the look! Leanne’s dress is just divine – it’s Willowby’s beautiful Geranium gown, and honestly it looks as though it was just made for our stunning bride! Tim looks fabulous next to his bride – he wears a light navy blue suit from DKNY, which I think looks fantastic with the waistcoat (a great way to switch to a more relaxed look after the ceremony, by the way guys!).
Images are by our lovely friend and sponsor, Wiltshire wedding photographer Martin Dabek, who was recommended to Tim & Leanne by a close friend of theirs. He gets a brilliant review from the lovely couple. Do scroll all the way down to the end of today’s feature to see some incredible sunset and evening images of the happy pair – they are just incredible!
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
We were recommended by a close friend.
To say we were over the moon is an understatement! Martin somehow managed to be here, there and everywhere during our wedding to capture so many of our wonderful memories! Somehow he has managed to make me, a fairly un-photogenic man, look like a normal groom!!!
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
Easy! We were having our breakfast, and had a very busy Saturday planned. It was mid morning and I had seen an email come through titled ‘Your wedding photos are ready!’ We watched our highlights video, had a cry and a laugh and couldn’t help but want to start the photo gallery. We tried our hardest to stop at everyone 100 photos and hold off until the evening but needless to say, we cancelled our plans and had a day on the sofa watching, staring and sharing our perfect wedding photos!!
Discover more from Winkworth Farm wedding photographer Martin Dabek:
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
All local suppliers, recommended by friends or venue.
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Decide on how important individual things are to you. You get what you pay for.
Planning a wedding isn’t about saving money, its about spending it wisely!
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
Photographer and band.
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
Made with the labour of love!
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
My wife did, and I did when I saw her wearing it!!!
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
Flossy and Willow – geranium willowby by watters
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
Britten (Bradford on Avon) hair accessorries, Dune bridal shoes
And what did the groom wear?
A 3 piece light navy blue suit from DKNY, with a yellow detailed tie, brown leather Ted Baker shoes and new wedding watch by Tayroc bought as a present from my new wife!!
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
Silver bridesmaid dresses – special day, keynsham
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Hair – Scotties Hair Design – Trowbridge
Rebecca Green – Make up
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
Sarah at Daisy ties the Knot – buttercup roses, spray roses, big and small daisies
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
We liked the genuine feel of Winkworths barn, and only added our bespoke wedding table decorations by NCW Vinal.
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
Again, NCW Vinal made our specialist items like table hearts, photo booth frames and bottle stickers etc. We chose them not only do they look great, they are carefully handmade and the company is a local independent business.
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
Semi naked cake with sugar roses and daises made by Trudy at Jellycake
Loved the rustic look, went well with the barn venue
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
The music was one of the most important decisions! We used Entertainment Nation online to find our band ‘The Groove’.
Entertainment nation were fantastic to work with. Their response times were almost instantaneous. Whatever the time or day!
The Groove were, pleasant, friendly and professional. They are a fantastic live band with a great song list.
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Each and every part of the day, take 30 seconds to realise what is happening, how much you love it and take in all those smiles!
Don’t spend your day trying to speak to everyone, let the conversations flow and just relax.
What’s the best thing about being married?
The memories you both share of your wedding day.
The fact that you both share something no one can take away from you.
Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:
Martin Dabek Photography
Entertainment Nation / The Groove
Scotties Hair Design
Daisy ties the Knot
Flossy and Willow