Real bride Lucy shares all the details of her rustic, yet glamorous theme…
What dress did you wear?
“I wore a Caroline Castigliano dress called Como. I bought it from a beautiful shop called Serendipity Brides in Weedon, Northamptonshire.”
And the accessories?
“I wore a cathedral-length veil (which I replaced with flowers after the service), a Kate Spade bangle and a diamond necklace, which was a gift from my mum.”
What did Josh wear?
“We went to Fogarty’s in Leighton Buzzard. We bought three-piece navy suits for the groom and the groomsmen.”
Who were your bridesmaids and what dresses did they wear?
“I had four bridesmaids – my lifelong friend Charlotte, my very dear friends Sophia and Jemma, and a family friend’s daughter, Lottie, who I have always seen as a little sister. They all wore twobirds Bridesmaid dresses in blush. Two wore short and two the ball gown versions. They all had Aldo gold peep toe shoes. We also had a pageboy who wore an outfit from Monsoon and a flowergirl who wore a gold shimmery dress, also from Monsoon.”
What was your theme?
“The theme was rustic with a touch of glam. We wrapped jam jars in twine, spraying them gold and covering them in glitter – 146 of them in total! We used these to have candles in and to be the vases for the flowers. I bought some feathers and painted the tips with gold paint and glitter to go at each place setting and I hired rose gold sequin table runners from The White Emporium. Other decorations included ivory, gold and blush pom poms and parasols to hang from the ceiling, wooden crates, 200m of fairylights, straw bales, fire pits, blackboards with meaningful quotes on, and beautiful bunting made by my friend Felicity from her company Oh Sew Violet. Instead of favours we provided everyone with a shot glass and a milk bottle full of sloe gin.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“Other than the marriage itself, it’s between two key events – the helicopter ride that I had planned as a surprise for Josh and the drag act that we had in the evening! Our dear friend Doug does a professional act and he offered to perform in the evening.”
What was your best buy?
“The jars and the feathers probably cost in total £30 to make everything and made such an impact. We did them together as a couple and really enjoyed it.”
What’s your saving tip?
“Always ask if it’s their final price – from the venue to the decorations.”
Date: 5th September 2015
Venue: Ceremony at St Owens, Bromham followed by the reception in a tipi at Wood Farm, Wootton Green
Photographer: Belle Momenti Photography
Lucy’s dress: Caroline Castigliano
Josh’s attire: Fogarty’s
Bridesmaid dresses: twobirds Bridesmaid
Flowergirl & pageboy outfits: Monsoon
Jewellery: Kate Spade
Decorations: The White Emporium & Oh Sew Violet