Tuesday, 10 September 2013

A Beautiful Barn Wedding with Pink & Sage Green Details

Sage green, pink and cream have to be my favourite wedding colours. My own wedding was themed around those soft shades, along with a touch of dove grey, and I reckon they're just the right combination of feminine and masculine. You don't want to go too pink, or your husband can look slightly out of place! Keri and Kiran chose Dodford Manor in the Northamptonshire countryside for their summer wedding, and I've fallen for its rustic charms. I'm a big believer in the barn wedding venue - they're intimate and cosy, and just the right side of vintage. Keri looks stunning in her wedding gown - her whole outfit was a present from her mum {just like at my wedding!}. There's something particularly special about your mum buying your dress - it makes you feel like they're supporting you throughout the day. I've also fallen for Keri's pretty in pink bridesmaids - Grecian gowns are so elegant, and they really do suit every figure. Huge thanks to Kayleigh Pope for sending through this fab wedding. Kayleigh's portrait shots are the best! More to come in Part 2, along with all the pretty pastel reception details.

We got married in Dodford Manor in the Northamptonshire countryside, on 30th July 2013. We looked round a hotel venue before we found Dodford Manor, and we quickly realised that it was everything we didn't want. We wanted a place which we could hire exclusively for our wedding and our guests, and somewhere that would take beautiful pictures and really impress our guests.

Once we had found our venue it was easy to come up with decoration ideas. In our opinion it needed pastel colours and lots of romantic, personal touches.

I first saw my dress at the Birmingham Wedding Show and had a 'it's the one' moment. It was from a bridal shop in Brinklow called Sposa Bridalwear, which is also where I bought my veil. My whole outfit was a gift from my mum.

Our original ideas on colours were just to have sage green and ivory - until we saw the bridesmaid dresses in pink, and thought how well the colours went together. Then we adapted the palette to just pastel colours in general, which ran through the whole wedding.

The three big bridesmaids' gowns were from Special Occasions Bridalwear in Coventry and the four flower girls' dresses were from Debenhams.

Our florist was one of my bridesmaid's sisters who is amazingly talented. She gave us so many ideas and made the arrangements and bouquets to perfection. 

We had pink and ivory roses, and tiny gypsophila {baby's breath} flowers in our bouquets. We also weaved gypsophila into the flower girls' french plaits in their hair.

Kiran and his ushers hired their suits from a shop in Coventry called Mark Andrews Suit Hire

The ushers had cream ties and Kiran had a sage green one to fit in with the colour theme. They all had cream rose buttonholes to match our bouquets.

Our photographer was Kayleigh Pope. We chose her through a recommendation, and as she lived so close by, many of our friends knew her personally. After seeing some of her work it was a very easy decision.

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  1. What beautiful wedding photographs - this venue looks fab. Congratulations to the lovely couple.

  2. wow! i love every aspect! :))



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