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Happy Monday everyone and how are you all? How was your lockdown weekend? Mine was good. It was nice not to be rushing around getting places and actually taking our time as a family and enjoying being together. We went for a walk in the woods and then went to the park. Dexter’s nana stayed with us this weekend, so we had a lovely meal, some wine and then played some games and did some baking. Altogether rather lovely! So on with today’s wedding and it’s the return of one of my favourite photographers Helen Lisk. Helen’s work is so chilled and effortless, with such a lovely natural feel to it, and works perfectly with her couples. This can be seen in today’s wedding of Christine and Rich. They wanted a laid back intimate wedding with just 18 guests. They chose River Cottage in Devon and the whole day is just wonderful. This wedding shows that you don’t need 100s of guests at your wedding, micro weddings are cool because they are so intimate. The outdoor ceremony in the autumn sunshine is perfect and the yurt reception with melted marshmallows is a great way to end the celebrations.
Christine and Rich were married on 21st October at River Cottage in Devon. ‘We spent a long time looking at venues closer to home (we live in the Midlands) and after considering lots of options, we decided we really liked the idea of having a small, intimate ceremony and reception in a unique and super pretty location. We wanted somewhere where we could ideally have an outdoor ceremony and could feel relaxed and where our children could be themselves and didn’t need to be overly formal. After much googling of small wedding venues, we stumbled across River Cottage and it looked absolutely perfect! Beautiful location and scenery, a rustic and relaxed feel and a good excuse for a lovely break by the seaside too. We often holiday in the Devon/Dorset area and have always been blown away by the beauty of the local region. We have 3 children and the added bonus of River Cottage was the tractor ride down to the ceremony – it made our little ones day! We loved the rustic farmhouse at River Cottage and the stunning yurt where we had our evening celebrations – complete with pizza making, toasted marshmallows and mulled cider, it really was lovely. We had 18 guests in total, we booked the wedding in April, and got married in the October so 6 months to plan.’
Happy Friday everyone and how are you all holding up? We are now in day 2 of Lockdown 2.0 and I have to say I am looking forward to the weekend! Not that we can really go anywhere! But all the same, wine, food and my lovely little family will see me through. We have Nik’s mum coming to stay on Saturday (she is part of our bubble), so it will be lovely to spend some time with her over the weekend. I am still trying to come up with ideas of fun things to do with Dexter. So far the weekend consists of walking, bike rides, baking, watching films and board games. If anyone else has any ideas of how to stay sane over the next 4 weeks then please do get in touch! Today we have the last wedding of the week and it’s the turn of Clarice and Ryan who were married in November 2019 at Costa Mesa, in Orange County, California. They wanted a classic and elegant day that would be timeless but full of modern touches. They chose a neutral colour scheme and added to it with black accents and a mixture of texture and flowers. Big thanks to Astray Photography for the lovely photos.
Well hello everyone and if you are reading this in England happy first day of Lockdown 2.0!! Here we go again! We went out for dinner last night, as a kind of last supper, we had tapas, Dexter’s choice, and the food was amazing! We have done so much lately, really making the most of the stuff we are allowed to do, so roll on 4 weeks when we are allowed to go and enjoy ourselves again. Till then there will be lots of walks in the country, baking cakes, board games and films to be watched! Meanwhile in the world of weddings we are celebrating Lara and Mike’s gorgeous laid back Cotswold wedding that took place in the incredible The Matara Centre. The outdoor ceremony area really is completely stunning and seeing as the wedding took place in April they were super lucky with the warm sunshine day, a real blessing. As for Lara in her Grace Loves Lace dress, she looks totally beautiful with her baby bump! What a totally stunning bride. Big thanks to Cotswolds Wedding Photographer – Dan Morris for the wonderful images.
Lara and Mike were married on 21st April 2019 at The Matara Centre , nr Stroud in the Cotswolds. ‘Beautiful space, sense of calm – very boho and very unique. Also, location – not too far from home. We were six months pregnant with twins, so felt comfortable being close to home and easier for our guests! We had 70 guests for the day and 100 for the evening. The wedding was originally planned for August 19 but due to the twin’s surprise pregnancy we had to bring the wedding forward to April 19. They were actually due on the first planned date!’
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We have reached the half way point of the week, well done!! Lets all make the most of today before we head into another lock down! Nik, Dexter and I are going out for tapas this evening, as a kind of last supper! Supporting local trade and just hoping that they get to open again sooner rather than later. And if you are in the US you may or may not be waking up to a new President! Let’s hope it’s some good news!! So on with today’s glorious wedding and it’s a real beauty! A Gloucester Tipi wedding sent into me by Courtney Louise Photography. Hannah and John chose an Airbnb to pitch up their tipi, which led to a super chilled and relaxed day. This was followed by a massive party that went on into the small hours. The whole day is full of sunshine, good friends, lots of lovely flowers and a whole lot of fun!
Hannah and John were married on 31st August 2019 at Chipping Campden in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire ‘It was an AirBNB house so offered us complete control and flexibility over how we wanted our wedding day to be. We had 90 guests an it took a year to plan.’