Emma Cannings, 39, married Richard Bacon, 45, at Orsett Showground on 29th August, 2015.
Here Emma tells us more about their quirky cowboy-themed big day...
Richard and his groomsmen all wore jeans, shirts, waistcoats and boots – finding cowboy hats that fitted all the various heads and that didn't look too 'fancy dress' was a challenge.
My dress was by Justin Alexander – I wanted something lacy to fit with the theme, when I tried this dress on it felt like the one. It seemed fittings in cowboy boots was a first for the shop too!
I knew I wanted a white or cream bouquet and I saw an example of one the florist had done previously, which we adapted to fit my theme and then added an old costume brooch of my grandmother's as my something old.
My older bridesmaids wore handmade skirts with denim shirts and accessorised with handmade belts. While my flowergirls wore cream petticoat-style dresses ordered from Tea Princess.
Our tableplan was a frame covered in hessian with mini bunting across it.
I convinced my chief bridesmaid and aunts Donna and Jackie to attend a flower arranging class at the Floral Art Studio with me – so we learnt how to create flower arrangements for the centrepieces.
We knew we wanted to do something really personal and not very conventional. I started approaching farmers and field owners and found the website for the Orsett Showground. The location was perfect, in a really pretty village and the field was the ideal blank canvas with water and power.
Our friends provided a roaming gramophone in a pram with some very old-style country music to entertain guests before the ceremony.
Being able to write our own ceremony with the help of a celebrant made our nuptials extra special.
Everything was very rustic and we spent several days 'making' in the weeks leading up to the wedding.
The Henry Brothers provided some live Bluegrass between the meal and the evening entertainment.
Richard wanted a pirate or cowboy wedding - I overruled the pirate theme.
Our first dance was to Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud, which was performed by Richard's son Jake. There wasn't a dry eye in the tent.
The Henry Brothers
Honeybells Tent Hire
The Floral Art Studio
A S Bridal Makeup
Kitty & Elsie Boutique Bakery
Rachael Pereira Photography
Toilets and showers
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Date Posted: Tuesday, 11 April 2017
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