It may be the midst of winter out there and ridiculously cold, but today I...
It’s Friday again, I have no idea how it came round so fast, if the last few weeks are anything to go by this year is going to fly by even faster than last year! To finish of the week I have this gorgeous Tipi wedding for you courtesy of Andy Squires. It’ a wonderful wedding full of country charm and rustic chic!
The lovely couple are Roxanne and Seb who were married on 25th August at Weston Church, Hertfordshire with the reception at Seb’s parents’ house, Weston, Hertfordshire. ‘We looked at venues in London but none could accommodate the numbers we wanted. We then looked at some country house type places but we wanted more control over the theme and content of our wedding – so we decided to do most of it ourselves! We had 130 guest in the day and 170 in the evening. We pretty much started planning it as soon as we got engaged, which was October 2010, though the bulk of the organising happened in the 9 months leading up the wedding’
How they met
We met through mutual friends after Roxanne came to one of Seb’s gigs, and have been together for four years.
We went for a lovely meal at Arbutus in Soho for Roxanne’s birthday, and then I surprised her when we got back to our flat. I wanted to propose somewhere that meant something to us instead of somewhere clichéd or grand that didn’t, and yes I got down on one knee!
Why did you choose your photographer?
We looked at a lot of wedding websites and blogs and Andy’s name came up a few times. We checked out his website and really liked his photos – they stood out and were what we were looking for. We met up and had a great discussion about everything, and we knew Andy was the guy for the job.
Dress by Rosetta Nicolini. Shoes by Jimmy Choo. Earrings and Brooch by Liberty In Love. Bracelet from bride’s mother Jenny.
The suit and bridesmaids
Suits for Groom & Groomsmen from Moss Bros.
Bridesmaids dresses & groomsmen’s ties & pocket squares by Dessy.
Theme or colour scheme
We generally had a Rustic theme with a touch of vintage with pinks and greens in particular.
We had canapés, hog roast, & cold meats & cheeses in the evening, all done by Kingfisher Catering (Hemel Hempstead)
The Bikini Beach Band played a fantastic set, and got everyone dancing. We then had a carefully selected playlist picked by us that played out until the generator got turned off.
Flowers and Decoration
Roxanne’s bouquet had David Austin Roses, Fresias, Veronicas. We also had hydrandias, roses, alstromerias, & generally a lot of foliage, home made bunting, lanterns and candles.
Personal touches/ DIY Details
We did a lot ourselves. The wedding favours & place names, bunting, table plan, table signs, wooden signs for the wedding & camping areas, the music playlist!
The moment we were actually married and everyone cheered, the band were amazing, the speeches were all really good, when it got dark and people stood around the open fire, just all our friends and family being in one place, looking around and seeing everyone having such a great time.
We planned the day so meticulously that we knew exactly what was happening and when, but you could probably say it was a bit of a surprise just how well the day went and how much we were able to let go and enjoy ourselves.
Organisation is key, and certainly leaving enough time for each bit! Things always run over. Picking the right people for the most important jobs too – the best man and maid of honour. They need to be 100% reliable as you will be leaning on them more than you expect!