I’m now back from a well needed break away in Italy (Lake Garda to be precise!) if you haven’t been before you must! It is absolutely breathtaking & don’t even get me started on the food & wine lets just say I have probably come back a few pounds heavier but that’s okay it’s not like I have a wedding dress to fit into or anything! 😉 Now I have had a chance to catch my breath after what was a crazy busy but incredible wedding season today we are taking a look back at Gabriella & Iain’s beautiful boho wedding at Lower Grange Farm. These two were such a joy to work with, they were super chilled, giving us a very loose brief to work with which pretty much left us to work our floral magic! Not only that but we also got to work with the amazing Rebecca Douglas Photography who has yet again come up trumps with these gorgeous images of their day.
Gabriella wanted her flowers to have a natural feel with pops of bright summery colours. Her bouquet was made up of piano roses, clematis, scabious, dahlias, astilbe, clematis, sweet peas, craspedia, cow parsley, phlox, sanguisorba and flowering mint. How uber cool do the bridesmaids look in their silver sequin dresses and sunglasses? Doesn’t Gabriella look utterly gorgeous in her lace dress, which would you believe was from ASOS! Yep, I promise I’m not telling porkies, what a gem of a find hey!
The rustic barn at Lower Grange Farm was dressed with oodles of brightly coloured bunting, hand made by the bride and her mum which must have been a mammoth DIY project that took a long time but oh my was it worth it (I’m sure they would agree!) as you can see from the image below.
Oh I do love a wedding sign, perfect for their laid back boho style wedding too. The different fonts really add to the overall look too, don’t you think?
The table centres were made up of an eclectic mix of different sized and shaped jars which we filled with natural wild meadow style flowers & herbs some of which were sourced from Clowance Flowers our British supplier based in Cornwall.
The cake was made by Iain’s mum and was finished with scrummy maltesers and strawberries, the birdie cake topper is such a cute finish too.
I don’t suppose you see this at many weddings, the bride & bridesmaids performing at the reception! Cool or what! My sources tell me that Gabriella sang ‘This Will Be’ (an everlasting love) by Natalie Cole to her new hubby, if that isn’t romantic then I don’t know what is!
I’m sure some of you will be going pin crazy over Gabriella’s swoon worthy wedding hair! Feathers & lace, yes please! Totally gorgeous and the style compliments her dress so perfectly too.
I thought I would end by sharing with you some wise words of wedded wisdom from Gabriella, it could be helpful to those of you in the mist of planning your big day as I type. “We utilised the things that we already had – for example we used the trestle tables that were already at the venue and I made table runners for them rather than hiring expensive tables and tablecloths. We decided not to scrimp when it came to our photography as the photos of the day would be our lasting memory and I wanted them to be just perfect –Rebecca absolutely delivered and it was definitely worth the investment, we now have beautiful images which we will be able to look at and love for years to come. “Another thing we spent quite a lot on was flowers. Initially, I was torn about spending so much money on them, I wondered how much difference they would really make to the look of the day. However I’m so glad we went for it. I was so pleased with the flowers and was glad that we spent the extra money there as they made the venue look extra amazing.” There you have it, from the brides mouth herself the flowers were totally worth it! That makes me one happy flower girl!
Thanks so much to Rebecca for the gorgeous images, as always would love to read your comments.