Happy Monday everyone, how are you all this wet and windy Monday morning? I hope...
I have another gorgeous wedding for you today full of English country charm, Hay Bales (you know how much I love hay bales) animals, and loads and loads of amazing details! Big Thanks to Craig and Kate for submitting it to me. It’s the wedding of Becky and Tom Linnell who were married on 25th June at Stoke St Gregory Church with the reception at Huntstile Organic Farm, with 100 guests, it took them 10 months to plan the wedding.
I LOVE a good old country wedding on a farm…….I’m a massive animal lover so if I were to go back and do my wedding again and I got married in this country a farm wedding would definitely be high on my list! The wedding is full of amazing homemade and personal touches, Becky and Tom have obviously spent a lot of time and effort to make their day look just as they wanted it! they really inject their own personality into the day, they look happy, relaxed and so do the guests…………..oh and look out for the dance off…classic!!
Becky and Tom describe their day as ‘The most magical English country vintage wedding with surprises, sunshine, cider, animals, hay bales, smiles, laughs and bags of love and grub!’
How they met
We met when we were 16 and I turned Tom down…ahhh!! We met again at 25 and he asked me out on a date and I said yes!
Well not the most romantic….we were taking a 2nd hand sofa from our house to our garage and I dropped it on my foot. I sat on the sofa under our willow tree in the garden and Tom got down on one knee….wasn’t expecting that one!!
Stoke St Gregory Church because it means a lot to Tom as his granddad was buried there and the vicar is wicked!! We love her!!
Dress was by Pronovias from Parham House Brides in Dunster, shoes were Jimmy Choo and Headdress was bespoke design by Gillian Million – London
And the suit and bridesmaids
The Suits were from Moss Bros and the bridesmaids were a combination from Next, I love Gorgeous clothes for beautiful girls and Fever Designs
Country Vintage and vintage pinks and nudes
Canapés made by Toms mum and a farmers picnic buffet for all the guests and a cheese board in the evening.
Area 52 a 10 piece band, Tony Mitchell live in the garden -Rat pack singer, our surprise dance off for the guests with the wedding party, garden games, looking at all the farm animals and the disco.
I had vintage themed flowers including my favourite peonies. Bec from Marshmallow flowers did them for me.
Bunting, old vintage suitcases, jars of sweets, vintage china, hay bales, flowers in the trees….
-Flip flops for the guests
-Hat ribbon for the guests to hang their hats on
-Wooden place names
-Stands to hang the picture of the dogs on for the different dog breed themed tables
-Pictures of all the dogs in the family to represent different breeds
-Individual messages in every guest favours with a lottery ticket
-Designed invites and order of service
-All the bridesmaids’ earrings and my bracelet were made from Tom’s nans old necklace (she left it to Toms mum when she died)
-All of the signs to the wedding
-Bespoke collars and leads for the dogs to match the wedding party
-All of the dog tins used with ribbon to put the church flowers in from the garden (sweet peas)
-The Willow outside the church with garden flowers in
-Cameras on each table
Getting ready with all the people I love and the excitement, seeing Tom at the end of the aisle, seeing our parents so happy, a couple of my dogs being the ring bearers, the amazing vicar, the Morris minor which was my granddads favourite car, the top drawer speeches and our dance off for the guests!
-Plan everything before the day and if you have time personalize it as much as possible
-On the day relax, smile and just think about the main reason you are doing all of this
-Take as many pictures as possible and definitely get a videographer…they are your memories…
-Confirm everyone 2 days before…e.g. hire cars, beauticians etc
Biggest surprise of the day?
Having the staff from our rescue kennels as a guard of honour outside the church…wasn’t expecting that.
Supplier shout Outs
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