Wednesday 28 August 2013

Real Pearl-Themed Glamorous Barn Wedding: Emma & Alistair

There's something glamorous about a cream and gold palette at a wedding. Add a Justin Alexander wedding dress, hundreds of orchid blooms and pretty pearl detailing, and you've got a truly stunning big day. Emma and Alistair chose Lains Barn in Oxfordshire as their wedding venue, and I love the warm intimacy of space, and the romantic drapes and fairy lights. My other loves include Alistair's fantastic modern suit and waistcoat combo from Jack Bunneys, Emma's side ponytail hair-style and Kate Gray's, lovely wedding photography! Plus, I'll let you into Emma's money-saving secret - all the orchids were silk flowers from Silk Blooms rather than fresh blooms. No one could tell, and it means her wedding bouquet will last forever! Stay tuned for Emma and Alistair's wedding reception details, you won't want to miss the pretty birdcage details.

My wedding dress and veil were made by Justin Alexander, my shoes by Karen Millen and my accessories were from Swarovski

My decision over my wedding dress and veil were based on wanting something elegant, with great attention to small details, but without being over the top.

My bridesmaids' dresses were made by Village Brides near Reading. I chose a champagne-coloured material from their collection, and they created the three gowns for me.

My husband wore a Harrogate suit from Jack Bunneys. Similar to my dress he wanted a simple, contemporary design, that was sophisticated and different from the norm.

I went to a friend's wedding last year, and they used fake flowers, but we couldn't tell at first, so we decided to use fake flowers as well. This was partly down to cost but also because I loved the idea that I could keep my bouquet for many years to come. 

Also I only wanted orchids as my wedding flowers, and that would have been very expensive for the amount we used. The bouquets and decorations were all from Silk Blooms, and they were all very impressive.

We celebrated our wedding at Lains Barn in Wantage, Oxfordshire on 21st June 2013.

We wanted a venue that would provide a relaxed, intimate setting that was great for all ages - e.g. flat for the older party, but private and enclosed for the younger ones. 

Our wedding décor was based on our principle of simple and vintage. We didn't have a particular theme, we just chose were mainly creams and golds.

Probably the best decision we made in planning our day was to choose a friend of my cousin, Kate Gray, as our wedding photographer.

After seeing some of Kate's work online we decided to use her as she has a way of capturing “moments” which we hadn’t seen in others pictures. She was great from start to finish. We knew from our pre-wedding shoot that the photos would be good, but when we got the shots back from our wedding day we were blown away!

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