Thursday, 18 August 2011

An English Fairytale

Don't you just love an idyllic wedding ? A fairy-tale wedding is very hard work underneath it all but when it  comes together, there is nothing quite like it....
One of my very bestest of friends, S., a completely wonderful person all around, has raised two beautiful, gifted and  absolutely lovely daughters with her darling husband,  - and the eldest daughter was married  to her dashing sweetheart last there was a lot of hard work that had been done before-hand, but it was so worth it..
The church wedding took place in one of those ancient churches which are dotted around in the English country side, inside all oak beams and lovely architectural detail .
The flowers in the church were all white and beautifully done .

The bride had gone for a lovely classic outfit : tulle over white  - a full lenght dress.

The dress had a sweetheart neck-line , and this was worn with a simple string of pearls , and the hair in an up-do , with white roses.

And here is the up-do of the hair, afterwards, without the veil.

The wedding bouquet consisted of white roses, stephanotis and berries with greenery .

Here is the happy couple leaving church..
( It was a private wedding and we don't want to intrude too much- so there will be a lack of faces- but they looked very happy. )
They left church, while the bells were ringing out...and they and all the other guests passed through the Guard of Honour outside the church....
Then it was off to the reception. Here is the mother of the bride, who looked stunning and elegant in an amazing hat and outfit.
Here is the sister of the bride in her silk grey bridesmaid's dress .. so elegant!
And here is the bridesmaid's bouquet..

The recpetion was again in an idyllic location.
Decorations like bunting, and flowers/ hearts with initials were all self made by the bride , the bride's sister and her mother!!
So talented!
Here is some more of the decorations..again made by the bride, her sister and their mother.
And the wedding cake was something else altogether.The bride is so talented and made this herself !!
This is the top of the cake..
And here is an overview of the wedding cake adorable with the bunting...and very clever, as there were three layers, and three different sort of cakes, not just fruit-cake, but sponge cake, and another diffferent cake as well- so guestst who did not like fruit cake, had a choice of a different cake !

And here is a detail of the side of the cake.

What a fabulous wedding- and cake, decorations and bunting all home- made!
It just shows if you are talented , creative and hard-working , you can create your own dream wedding ( with a little help from your friends.... ). The reception couldn't have been done at all had it not been for the incredible generosity of a friend who lent the bride and groom his house and garden.. hence the idyllic location!
We, the Modern Country Gentleman and I , have certainly enjoyed it immensely and have felt very privileged to be present.. .
 I hope you join me in wishing this lovely young couple a very happy life together.


Have a lovely rest of the week!
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Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

It looked like a wonderful wedding! The flower bouquets are gorgeous! I love the bridesmaids' dresses too; fabulous!! I wish that folks wore hats to weddings (and dressed up) here in America like they do in England! I've been to so many weddings where people wore outfits that I would consider very casual. It's a shame! I recently attended two weddings (on the same day) and I wore a peacock feather fascinator---I got so many compliments!

Barbara said...

Absolutely lovely! Each and every detail is just divine. So elegant.

Cottage and Broome said...

Looks like it was a beautiful wedding. I agree with Katie I loved the hats everyone was wearing. Please stop by if you get a chance, Mom from Cottage and Broome.

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Just beautiful!
Karin Şen Cankan

At The Picket Fence said...

How absolutely stunning! Like something out of a novel and every detail is so lovely and personal. You and the Mr. look pretty dashing yourselves. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday!

Alycia Nichols said...

What a beautiful wedding!!! The florals are fantastic! Congratulations to the bride and groom!

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my goodness! So lovely. What beautiful details! Thank you for sharing it with us!