Real Wedding: An Intimate Affair in the Cotswolds
With a super-select group of 25 guests, Barnsley House was the ideal location for Joyce and Stephen’s Cotswolds wedding. The couple opted for a muted colour scheme of pastel pinks and greys, perfectly complemented by their light and airy floral arrangements. Flowers were in abundance on the big day, with trailing blooms decorating each and every surface. Joyce wore an elegant Annasul Y. dress for her ceremony, followed by a bespoke Oscar de le Renta dress in the evening, accompanied with a killer pair of Jimmy Choo heels. Photography | Catherine Mead
Real wedding: A charming rustic celebration at Newton Hall, Northumberland
Natalie and Adam hosted their woodland wonderland wedding in Northumbria, featuring touches of hessian and lace for a feeling of rustic romance. Natalie opted for a mermaid style wedding dress, designed by Mori Lee, while Adam chose to wear a celtic inspired tweed suit from Next, to tie in with their theme, which consisted of earthy tones and nature inspired decorations. With an elegant and unique theme, Natalie and Adam's wedding perfectly represented their laid-back approach and everything about the day, from the colour scheme to the wedding favours, was beautifully thought out and reflective of the couple themselves. Click through our real wedding gallery for inspiration for your own big day on everything from bridal style, to wedding cake options to groomsmen outfits. Photography | Helen Russell
Real Wedding: A ceremony with a hint of vintage at Newton Hall, Northumberland
Katie and James hosted a beautiful big day in Northumberland, decorating the venue with gorgeous gold vases, vintage style photo frames and twinkling fairy lights. Tables were adorned with golden pots filled with pastel flowers, mirroring Katie’s bouquet, which was made up of light pink roses and delightful leaves The bride made bespoke alterations to her Mori Lee dress, adding vintage lace and a belt to the gown; she added a little extra sparkle with glittering gold shoes courtesy of Kurt Geiger. Photography | Helen Russell Photography
BRIDE WARS: Changing Your Surname – an archaic tradition or the done thing?
We ask two brides to go head-to-head over a controversial wedding topic. This time we’re talking about changing your last name – is it a given you should take your husband’s last name or is it time to leave this tradition behind?
Real wedding: autumnal ardour in Berkshire
Sarah and Tom's autumnal wedding fused together rustic countryside touches with a dash of London cool for a rough luxe theme. Tables were lit with filament bulbs and adorned with glittering decorations and touches of silver and copper Sarah wore a stunning backless Rime Arodaky dress, complemented by a wild, unstructured bouquet of pink, burgundy and white blooms. Photography | Lisa Jane Photography
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