Real wedding: autumnal ardour in Berkshire
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
"The moment I put on my dress was pretty special," beams Sarah.<br /><br />"I couldn't wait to wear it - it made me look and feel like the best version of myself and I loved seeing my dad's face when I came down the stairs, too."
Sarah's beautiful backless lace dress was by <a href="http://www.rime-arodaky.com/en/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Rime Arodaky</a> at <a href="http://www.themewsnottinghill.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">themewsnottinghill.co.uk</a>
The bridesmaids dresses
The bridesmaids' dresses were purchased from <a href="http://www.asos.com/women/discover/homepage/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Asos.com</a> and <a href="http://www.seraphine.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Seraphine.com</a>
The groom's suit
Tom's suit came from <a href="https://www.reiss.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Reiss</a>, accessorised with shoes from <a href="http://www.paulsmith.co.uk/uk-en/shop/?gclid=CP2l8rmwwc8CFWgq0wodIBsIIA" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Paul Smith</a>.
"When it came to flowers, there was only one woman for the job - my childhood friend and florist Helen," explains Sarah.<br /><br />"She created wild unstructured bouquets."
The wedding was held at Lillibrooke Manor, a listed barn near to where Tom grew up.
Autumnal colour scheme
"To reflect the season without going for the obvious autumnal colour palette, we paired deep oxblood and lavender grey with metallics," says Sarah.
"Our florist Helen created a dramatic floral wreath for the end of the aisle, symbolising infinity," shares Sarah.
Fairy light decoration
"Over the ceremony area, which later became the dance floor, we hung a canopy of fairy lights," says Sarah.
The reception room
Gold chairs completed the filament lighting and ribbon decorated cutlery.
"In my head I named our wedding look 'rough luxe'" reveals Sarah.<br /><br />"An industrial-meets-rustic feel, with filament bulbs over the tables and touches of glittery gold, weathered copper and silver."
"Tom and I spent hours making playlists and crafting DIY details," muses Sarah.<br /><br />"It was stressful and seemed to take forever but it was completely worth it."
Table centres were also created by the florist Helen and were complemented by glittery gold numbers.
Extra special touches
The couple added traditional candles and mini coke bottles to their table decorations.
The wedding cake
The nearly naked cake was made by a friend of Tom's mum, who decorated it with berries and ivy, tying in nicely with the autumnal theme.
The cocktail menu
"While the setting was quintessential countryside, we wanted to include some of our favourite London styling elements in our day, with espresso martinis and negronis at the bar," comments Sarah.