Rachael and Matthew met at university and bonded over their silly sense of humour. “We were lucky enough to find out that we wanted all the same things in life – largely each other,” says the bride.
After four years as a couple, Matt got on one knee in May, 2013, after the pair had brought their first home together. “It was the day we moved in, surrounded by boxes, over a takeaway,” she adds. “He wanted to start our lives off together in the best way possible.”
Here, Rachael tells us more about their big day...
My dress was by Belle and Bunty, a UK designer. The style was exactly what I wanted; classic and understated and the luxurious silk made me feel so special on the big day. I accessorised with some gorgeous silk tied heels, a lace veil and small garnet studs.
Matt opted for a burgundy suit from Jack Bunneys, which he had tailored. He chose the design and colour himself – he's always had great style and this really made him stand out on the day. He differed from the other groomsman by pairing his attire with a contrasting waistcoat and wearing a bow tie.
The venue had a rustic nature and informal vibe – we wanted a very laid-back and unstructured feel where our guests could really let their hair down. The grounds were also beautiful, which was an added bonus!
Our cake looked rustic to fit our theme and we included a middle layer that we dyed burgundy, which was coconut flavoured.
We both just love cheese and our tower provided a nice evening treat with a variety of flavours to choose from – great for those who didn't have a sweet tooth!
The travel theme was sprinkled around with vintage suitcases, a globe filled with burgundy pashminas for guests and map bunting hanging from the ceilings.
I carried a bouquet of burgundy calla lilies. They matched Matt's suit to perfection and stood out so well against the cream of my dress.
My bridesmaids wore burgundy lace dresses, which complemented the groom's suit well.
The centrepieces added to the rustic look with the large log disks and jugs filled with flowers – each had a burgundy luggage label on with the respective country found on our tableplan.
Bride's dress and accessories
The Bespoke Wardrobe
Pretty Gorgeous Cake Company
Groom and groomsmen's suit
Rebecca Farries Photography
Post-wedding family breakfast
Ashlyns Farm Shop
Candy Floss Creations
Date Posted: Tuesday, 20 September 2016
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