Thursday 29 December 2011

Real English Fête Wedding: Sally & Mark

Themed weddings make for a truly stand-out and memorable day, so if you're looking to make your wedding different from everyone else's next year, then take a look at this fabulous fête wedding! Sally and Mark celebrated their big day in the gorgeous English countryside near Salisbury, and drew inspiration from old-fashioned fair, complete with bowling coconuts, tonnes of bunting, fling the horseshoe game, and a competition for their guests with prizes! I'm loving all the vintage details, the unpretentious Village Hall reception, the cheese wedding cake {yum!} and the fab photography by My Love Story. Sally and Mark both looked gorgeous in their wedding outfits, and don't you just love Sally's red polka dot shoes? I'm totally obsessed with their hand-drawn wedding invitations too - I love that they invited their guests to camp! Now that's quintessential English fun! Do take a look at Sally's list of suppliers and advice - scroll down through the photographs to the end.

Before the Big Day Mini-Questionaire
* Date of Wedding: 27/08/11
* Location of Wedding Ceremony and Reception: Salisbury Registry Office and Cholderton village green and hall
* Overall theme / colour palette for the wedding: Village fête, a bit of vintage, yellow and red
* Dress and Shoe designers: dress - Honeypie Boutique
* Suit designer: Trousers and shirt by Reiss, waistcoat by Orvis, bow tie by Peckham Rye
* Bridesmaid Dress and shoe designers: Dress by Kalico, shoes by Kurt Geiger
* Stationery Designer: The groom designed an evite online
* Photographer: Alex at My Love Story
* Flowers / Centerpieces / Tableware: Vintage bottles from eBay and borrowed from my parents, flowers grown by my parents!
* Jewellery worn: Kitsch plastic heart ring from eBay, red and white spotty earrings from Camden Market
* Advice from the Bride: We were extremely lucky to have a brilliant 'wedding team' of family and friends - including parents who picked up wine from France, made the bunting, and grew the flowers - so that helps if you can get that!
* Hair: Fascinator by Katie Vale Designs
* Any regrets? None - although it would have been nice to have a couple more hours the day before so I wasn't in Tescos at 8pm instead of relaxing in the bath - but I'm sure everyone thinks that, and the relaxing bath was never going to happen really!!
* Best decision made: Staying true to our original ideas and concepts, while managing to keep costs relatively low! And camping in a teepee instead of going to a hotel!

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  1. Thank you Georgia. Keep up the good work! Your blog always has a good vibe. Good luck in 2011 :-)

  2. Love the theme to this wedding, looks like it was great fun.

  3. Beautiful photo's and such a wnderful idea.

  4. What a great looking day - loved the games


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