A Rustic DIY Farm Wedding

  • Fashion and textiles teacher Hannah and project manager Sam were wed on 28th July at St Mary's in Elmbridge, then a reception at their very own farm, Badge Court Farm, also in Elmbridge, Worcestershire.

    "We built our home on the farm also it's where Sam was raised. He asked his dad and he said yes, therefore we transformed a classic hay barn into our wedding venue. Between the couple of us, then we planned, designed, and coordinated just about everything ourselves."

    "Sam and I first met on Tinder in the summertime of 2013. We met at Gordon's Wine Bar in London once we'd both been living and dealing there and we've been glued towards the hip since. We went to live in Brentwood in the summertime of 2014 and Sam proposed in 2015. His plan ended up being to do it at Gordon's as that's where we first met, but he quickly changed his mind if this was busy for Friday night drinks. Instead, he made it happen in bed that night whilst watching Celebrity Juice. We were moving to Worcestershire to build our home and planned to obtain married in 2017 but our son Reuben arrived in July 2017."

    "We both always wanted a rustic and relaxed wedding. We knew I was going to possess our reception within the barn, so chose to keep it quite simple and within the style of the country wedding. We have plenty of access to vintage and antique furniture equipment, so these things were the main objective of the marriage. Sam had always said he liked the thought of getting married inside a church to help keep the community spirit alive and link us with the local village church therefore we decided to possess the ceremony at St Mary's in Elmbridge."

    "I loved the lace onto it as I'd always wanted a lace dress, the heavier the greater. The whole dress was laced inside a champagne color also it fitted the design and style of our wedding perfectly. I was so amazed at how good I felt inside a fit and flare but I loved it a lot."

    "As we'd the facility, we chose to bulk out our table flowers with some in our flowers, therefore we grew an enormous amount of sweet peas, mine and Sam's favorite flower. He would cut the peas every morning within the run-up towards the wedding to make sure they were entirely blooming around the day – the barn smelt amazing!"

    "My son Reuben was our page boy. I made his waistcoat from tweed that I sourced which was similar to the groomsmen's suits. He wore it having a little Oxford shirt and sand-colored chino shorts and white trainers."

    "My bridesmaids each picked their very own dresses. I just believed to look at them and that they had to become blush bridesmaid dresses. My maid of honor I wanted in sparkles too. I bought girls a delicate pearl hair accessory each and asked my pal Rachel from Happiness and Hair to complete their hair. She did an incredible job having a relaxed country feel."

    "My brother accompanied me on the aisle towards the traditional Wedding March. Our service in the church was informal but a traditional Church of England service through the vicar. One of my bridesmaids performed How Long Will I Love You by Ellie Goulding on her behalf Ukulele throughout the ceremony. This song is special in my experience as it's how I told Sam I loved him."

    "We were built with a bake-off as part of the wedding, so all guests each brought a cake together. We displayed them on cake stands that I made and we'd an actual bake-off – with prizes! This was our dessert course and the marriage cake would be a cheesecake. I dressed the wedding cake with figs, grapes, and flowers making a wedding couple mouse cake topper as well."

    "We had fireworks at the end of the night and these were amazing for both people. It would be a great way to finish off your day and it had been an emotional and meaningful moment."

    Words Of Wedded Wisdom

    "Having an infant first, your priorities change massively, so planning for a wedding isn't as stressful if you're able to manage an infant! You already feel married after you have a child so the marriage planning just feels as though planning one amazing party. It meant I would be a lot less stressed and merely enjoyed all of the craftings."

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