Let the celebrations of love continue! Today’s wedding is just beautiful: Rebecca and David’s July wedding was intimate and elegant, with wonderful summer flowers and simple styling touches. It’s a wonderful reminder of summer days and makes me smile just to see the bright florals and the love between this gorgeous pair! Images are by super lovely English Wedding member, Tara from Pudding & Plum Photography. The venue is Dodmoor House, Daventry.
Wedding photographer’s website:
How did you choose your photographer?
We met Tara at a wedding fayre in Leicester and liked her straight away. Both her and her pictures were so lively and colourful which was exactly what we wanted for our wedding.
Were you pleased with your wedding photographer? Do tell… we love a brilliant review!
Absolutely! Tara and her assistant did a fantastic job capturing the day. We love the mix of portraits and candid moments between us and our guests. The attention to detail in the photographs is amazing and really shows off all the little details that made the day so special.
Tell us about the moment you saw your wedding photos for the first time?
We watched the slide show set to music first which was really lovely. It was a great highlights reel and made both of us smile a lot! We went through the rest of the photos which really told the story of the day. I loved the details that they had managed to catch and the quality of the photos was amazing.
Your wedding style or theme:
We didn’t have a ‘theme’ as such. A colour scheme of green and gold was about it!
Where did you find your suppliers? (Blogs, magazines, recommendations?)
All of our suppliers, other than our photographer, were recommended by our venue.
What’s your top tip for saving money?
Decide what’s really important and that’s what the money goes on, no need to spend money on things that aren’t important.
… and which elements of your wedding are you glad you spent more on?
Food!! It’s important to both of us and our friends, it was a key part of our day and deserved the best!
Where did you buy or source your wedding stationery – or was making it a labour of love?
We made our own Save the Date cards and order of the day. The main invitations came from Papier.
Did you fall in love with your wedding dress?
Totally! I actually tried the dress on in the first bridal shop I went to. Then tried on LOTS more over the next few months until going back to it and buying it!
Wedding dress designer and bridal boutique:
My dress was called Songbird and was designed by Suzanne Neville.
From Serendipity Brides https://serendipitybrides.co.uk/
Tell us about your accessories: jewellery, shoes and anything else!
My shoes were from a company called Rainbow shoes who will dye the shoes any colour after the wedding for free! And they come with a blue stone in the sole to act as the something blue! My jewellery for the day was borrowed from my Mum, except my hair clip which was bought from a bridal shop near my parents house.
And what did the groom wear?
A very nice grey Ted Baker three piece suit, a green tie and cuff links new for the day.
Beautiful bridesmaids: what did your best girls wear?
We went slightly less traditional and had a maid of honour and a ‘best woman’ as both our best friends are women. They wore matching knee length green dresses, with nude shoes and gold accessories.
Hair and make-up – did you DIY or hire a professional?
Hair and make up for the bridal party was all done by the hilarious Charlotte! https://www.charlottec.co.uk/
Describe your wedding flowers. Who arranged them for you? (florist details would be lovely please)
My bouquet and the groom’s button hole were full of wild flowers and lots of colour. The wedding party had button holes, bouquets and corsages that were simple and white.
Flowers around the venue, including along the table were jam jars full of summer wild flowers to add splashes of lots of colours. All done by the lovely Anna at JulieAnna Flowers https://www.julieannaflowers.co.uk/
General styling – did your venue need much decoration?
Dodmoor is a beautiful location and needs almost no decoration! The hints given by the flowers and the sunshine was all we needed.
Crafts and makes – tell us about any homemade elements of your wedding… did you enjoy them?
We bought succulents for favours and doubled them up as table settings with name tags, these were nice and simple! The jars for candles and flowers on the dining table got a sprinkle of gold glitter, again fairly simple although a bit messier than I thought it would be. Lastly we printed cards of our favourite quotes about love and decorated them with green and gold to display around the venue.
Our friends and family also got crafty and surprised us with a bunting of pictures of the two of us from our childhoods!
The wedding cake: what kind of cake did you choose and why?
Our cake was a fairly simple semi-naked 3 tier cake. It was really light which was good for a summer wedding. We chose lemon with lemon curd, chocolate with chocolate chips and coffee and walnut as our three flavours. All from the lovely Ceri at Funky Cake Co http://www.thefunkycakeco.co.uk/
Entertainment: any musical recommendations, surprises or treats?
We asked Taylor Made https://www.taylormadeacoustic.com/ to do a combination of acoustic chilled music in the early evening between the meal and our evening guests arriving. They then switched to a four piece band for us all to dance the night away!
Words of wisdom: share your best piece of advice for other couples:
Take advice from as many people that you want but do what feels right for you!
What’s the best thing about being married?
Calling each other husband and wife!
Favourite supplier web links for other brides and grooms:
Funky Cake Co http://www.thefunkycakeco.co.uk/
JulieAnna Flowers https://www.julieannaflowers.co.uk/
Serendipity Brides https://serendipitybrides.co.uk/
Taylor Made https://www.taylormadeacoustic.com/