There’s so much to love about Tom & Claire’s highly personal English country garden wedding…from the church venue that’s so local Claire was able to get ready at home and walk arm in arm to the church with her Dad and Bridesmaids, greeted along the way by neighbours and friends (what a magical memory to share) to Claire’s hand painted stationery and Tom’s tasty looking home made ale. Captured by Mark Pugh Photography this is signature wedding style personified….
From Claire: Tom and I are a laid back couple who love the country. We knew straight away that the countryside would inspire our day and it was also important to us that our day would be classic and traditional. I love flowers and I knew that they were going to be a key feature. Our church service was perfect and included all the traditional features that one would expect. The church was decked out with large floral displays containing flowers you would find in a blooming summer garden, ranging from elaborate hydrangeas to delicate honeysuckle and daisies. Two close friends and Tom’s mother carried out special readings and as we signed the register a close friend played her acoustic guitar, singing ‘Kiss Me’ by Sixpence None the Richer and ‘Your Song’ by Elton John- she sounded wonderful and entertained our guests beautifully. The service was such a special part of the day for us both and was as perfect as we could have hoped.
I love pastel colours and was sure I wanted our colour theme to be subtle yet colourful, hosting all of the delicate shades one would find in an English country garden. I can remember the overwhelming happiness I felt when arriving in the marquee with Tom for the first time – dangling from the ceiling of the marquee, were white and ivory tissue paper pom poms which added more detail and enhanced the prettiness of the décor. The signs for each table were painted by myself using watercolour paints, and were also used to create a table plan displayed on an ivory framed mirror.
On first meeting photographer Mark, we knew that he was right for us. His informal yet highly professional style suited the atmosphere of the day and when viewing our photos for the first time it was clear he had gone the extra mile to capture all of the details. Not only did Mark photograph our family and friends, but also all of the other features which we had spent so long preparing. He didn’t miss a thing!!
Overall our day was so very special an therefore fills us with both a sense of pride and joy. We were surrounded by our loved ones and ultimately had exactly the day that we had imagined.
Creative, personal and so, so pretty – such incredible Great British style, captured beautifully!
Credits: Photographer: Mark Pugh Photography//Ceremony: Londonthorpe Church, Lincolnshire//Venue: The Manners Arms, Lincolnshire//Vintage car: Roman Bank Garage//Florist: Flowers’n’Things, Spalding//Dress: ‘Felicia’ by Amanda Wyatt suppliers with veil from Unveiled by Leanne, Grantham//Shoes: Kurt Gieger//Bridesmaids: Busy B’s Bridals, Grantham