Real Wedding: An Adorable DIY Day Held at Home in Buckinghamshire
Suzy donned a beautiful Maggie Soterro wedding dress, complemented by both a subtle cream pair of high heels and a classic set of green wellies - perfect for enjoying the countryside surroundings.
The wedding took place in early September, and was abound with edible treats for everyone to enjoy on the big day.
Photographer | Samie Lee
How they met
Scott and Suzy met half way around the world in Australia, when Suzy was working over there. <br /><br />"Scott went to the same church group as me and we became friends and eventually got together," explains Suzy. "When my visa expired Scott and I returned together to England."
Scott proposed at sunset while he and Suzy were walking in the fields behind her home.<br /><br />"Even though our relationship was heading in that direction it was still a surprise to me when Scott proposed," reveals Suzy.
The wedding venue
Suzy and Scott held their ceremony at the registry office in Beaconsfield, while the reception took place in two lovingly decorated marquees in Suzy's parents' garden.
The wedding dress
Suzy's beautiful lace <a href="https://www.maggiesottero.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Maggie Sottero </a>wedding dress was purchased at <a href="http://www.bridalwearaylesbury.co.uk/high-wycombe.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Bridal House in High Wycombe</a>. <br /><br />"My good friend Glyn Goodwin added the lovely straps on for me," shares Suzy.<br /><br />Suzy accessorised her wedding dress with a delicate veil and cream shoes from <a href="http://www.newlook.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">New Look</a>.
Alternative wedding footwear
Suzy switched out of her cream high heels for a romp in the countryside, swapping into a classic pair of green wellies for photographs in the surrounding fields, creating the perfect picture of countryside chic.
The bridesmaid dress
Suzy's bridesmaid wore a dusty pink, full length dress from <a href="http://www.asos.com/women/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ASOS</a>. It had delicate lace capped sleeves and fitted perfectly with the charming countryside wedding style.
The groom's outfit
Scott and his best man wore navy suits from <a href="http://www.next.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Next</a>. Scott went for an ivory tie, while his best man opted for coral.
The wedding theme
Suzy and Scott hand made most of their wedding decorations themselves, creating a beautiful shabby chic feel to the big day.<br /><br />"We had handmade bunting hanging from the ceiling, and I made the invitations too," says Suzy.<br /><br />"To eat we had a buffet prepared by myself and our lovely family and friends, and people sat all around the marquee and outside to eat it."<br /><br />"I made fudge for our favours and we also built small wooden love hearts out of inch thick pieces of wood that our guests signed."
The wedding flowers
Suzy and her bridesmaid put together the flowers themselves the day before the wedding, after an early morning visit to Covent Garden Flower Market. <br /><br />The bouquet was a untamed collection of blue and white flowers with delightful green foliage.
The wedding flowers
"I chose a mixture of all my favourite flowers for the reception," says Suzy.<br /><br />The rustically organised bunches of flowers fitted perfectly with the laid-back style of Suzy and Scott's big day.
The wedding cake
The beautiful cake was handmade by Suzy and was cherry bake well flavour. The simplistic cake was decorated with a delicate rose and a sprig of greenery.
Wedding day sweet treats
Suzy and Scott had a pick and mix stand full of tasty treats as part of their decorations. Sweet treats including sherbet flying saucers and strawberry liquorice were piled into vintage style glass jars for a lovely touch of elegance.
Planning advice for other couples
"My advice to other brides is to enjoy the day and don't get caught up in the planning," says Suzy.<br /><br />"Be flexible and don't have a set idea of how the day is going to go," she continues. "Go with the flow and try to take in as much as possible because it is over before you know it."