Friday 27 September 2013

A Natural Homemade Sunshine Yellow Wedding

There's nothing I like more than a lovely sunshiny yellow-themed wedding to brighten up my Friday - particularly when it's teamed with a Grand Designs-style barn venue, and royal blue bridesmaids. Abi and Simon chose the traditional route of getting married in Abi's home town...or in this case, village. A family friend offered them a barn for their wedding reception, and they completely transformed it from a fertiliser store into the perfect, pretty venue. Talk about inspirational stuff! Simon proposed to Abi with a yellow diamond, to represent her bright personality, so it was a natural theme colour for their wedding. Teamed with all their DIY wedding details, including miles of mum-made bunting and handmade wedding cakes, it's up there with one of my favourite DIY weddings. Huge thanks to Jo Richards Photography for her stunning pictures - more to come from their reception tomorrow!

We celebrated our wedding on 10th August 2013 in Aldbourne in Wiltshire.

I grew up in the area, so I wanted everything in the same village. We both wanted somewhere that we could make 'us' and our family friend said I could have any barn on his property for our reception, so we picked one as our wedding venue.

Our florists were all local people, and friends, so all I had to say was the colours, and they know me personally, so knew what to do. We chose Polly's Petals for the bouquets and men's buttonholes, and then a friend for the church, and The Allium Design Company for the church archway.

My husband proposed with a yellow diamond, as he said I am a girl who is colourful and bright, so yellow was always a theme - then the blue naturally appeared. 

My bridesmaids' dresses came from an online boutique. We all went shopping one day, so I could find a style they all liked, and then I researched online and found the dresses. We teamed them with matching blue shoes and silky yellow sashes.

My wedding dress was Pronovias from a boutique called Mirror Mirror in London. My veil was borrowed from my sister, and the shoes had to be yellow! 

All the bouquets were silk and handmade from Polly's Petals, because I wanted for us all to be able to keep them.

Simon's morning suit was bespoke-made in London by his tailor. His ushers wore morning suits as well, with traditional grey waistcoats and blue ties. Simon had a yellow waistcoat and yellow socks to tie in with our theme colours.

My mum made the bunting for my sister's wedding, and it was great to use it for ours as well.

Our wedding photographer was Jo Richards Photography. We originally had a friend doing our photography, but she pulled out with four months to go, and I did some research to find someone local.

I had three interviews with wedding photographers in one morning, but Jo won hands down. She totally 'got' my family and our ideas, and also her photos were amazing. Our formal wedding photographs were a breeze, and I am loving looking through them all now.

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1 comment :

  1. So lovely wedding guys :)) Congratulation for both of you guys.


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