Afternoon Tea Marquee Country Wedding | Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Afternoon Tea Marquee Country Wedding | Whimsical Wonderland Weddings


Lewis and Kirsty married in the summer, with a Church ceremony followed by a marquee back garden reception. Family and friends all contributed towards their day, helping with the flowers, décor and even bringing along the food for their afternoon tea.

I love the pretty décor filled with hessian, doilies, lace and vintage crockery. It looked gorgeous. And there were smiles all day long :-)

Thanks so much to Funky Pixel Photography for sharing their brilliant photographs with us.

The Proposal... Lewis took me away for a long weekend to Bath and Bristol. On the way through to Bristol we took a detour via Glastonbury to go see the Tor. There was a Race For Life that day so all the roads that would have taken us to the Tor were closed, Lewis was getting really frustrated for some reason, which is so unlike him. Eventually we parked and Lewis made me go into a supermarket on my own, which of course I was furious about. We walked towards the Tor and up the massive mountain which is the Tor itself, stopping occasionally to mop my increasingly moist brow! On one of the stops we saw a heart shape in the grass next to the Tor. Lewis said that the trained sheep he'd hired to chew the romantic gesture into the field had done a great job.When we got to the top, I was sweating out and so out of breath, we briefly looked around and Lewis sat down, making me sit down on the damp grass, I did not want to sit down at all, but Lew, again was getting frustrated. When I sat, I looked around and said how romantic it was. When I looked back around, I had a ring box waiting me along with 'Will you marry me?' The proceeding yes was followed by us walking back down with me loudly proclaiming 'I'm Engaged!' to every random person ascending the hill.

The Planning Process... deciding a budget, getting organised and making good use of excel, for RSVP's and managing our budget.

The Dress & Accessories... A strapless dress with embroidered corset bodice. I had a splay hair comb from Liberty in Love, it was crystal and pearl encrusted. I also had a pair of beautiful pearl earrings from my lovely bridesmaids. My mum had made my garter, using lace and royal blue velvet material and attached my late Nan's broach to it, as my something borrowed.

The Readings & Music... We were absolutely in love with our Vicar so we asked her to do one of our readings. Song of Solomon. My auntie did the other, she chose the reading 1 John 4V 7-12 God is Love. The hymns chosen were Sing Hosanna, and Jerusalem. We had cellist playing our entrance and exit music, which made the atmosphere so sophisticated, warm and really personal. The Cellists were absolutely brilliant and come highly recommended for any event!Bride's entrance music Pachelbel's Canon. As we left the Church was All you need is Love was playing.

The Cake... Lewis and I both decided on a cheesecake as it is our favourite! Again, mum in law had made this.

Your Photographer... We met James' assistant at a Vintage wedding fair. With his experience and packages on offer, not one other photographer appealed to us. So booking James was a very easy choice. On the day James was professional and was so easy to have a laugh with. I absolutely hate having my pictures taken, being the bride I don't really have much choice in the matter, James made me feel totally at ease.

Car - We decided on a VW campervan for the day, as we'd been travelling the year before we got married in which we called a similar van home. We both fell in love with the van when we saw it!

Marquee - Being a garden party, we needed a marquee and bar. The tables in the marquee were decorated with jars covered in hessian and lace for a country style effect, with a hessian tablecloth matching. The jars were filled with wild and purchased flowers arranged by mum in law and her close friend. The crockery used was collected from charity shops and from friends and family, and then all mixed so no set matched.

Walking into the church and being utterly overwhelmed with excitement and practically running down the aisle! The speeches were so lovely. Brothers giving me away - Seeing them dressed up. Receiving a really lovely gift from our vicar during the service. Retrieving a disposable camera from the pond. Laying out flat in my wedding dress!
People will get involved and it will annoy you, either embrace it or tell the people that you have it under control. For the wedding day, enjoy every second! It goes far too quickly so make sure every so often you take a step back and just soak up what's going on. It literally feels like you're in a bubble.

Dress | Go Bridal

Hair piece | L iberty in Love

Photographer | Funky Pixel

Car | Bridal Bug Weddings

Bar | Crimson Mobile Bars

Marquee supplier | Out is In

Cellists | Cellos

Oh so pretty.

Thanks so much to Lewis and Kirsty for sharing their beautiful wedding with us XOXO Lou

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