Darling Buds of May meets Pride and Prejudice at this lovely, countryside wedding. Happy couple, Lisa and Louis, took DIY details to a whole new level!

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The proposal

At first Lisa didn’t really like Louis as she thought he was quite grumpy! But she soon learned to love his sense of humour and realised how kind he was. The couple went to the cinema for their first date. “We went out with my Mum and Dad for my Mums birthday meal at a lovely Italian restaurant that I love,” explains Lisa. “Louis had been acting strangely all day and he took so long to pluck up courage to ask we got to the end of the meal and we were nearly getting ready to go home!” Louis finally got on one knee, and Lisa thought he had dropped something until she realised he had a ring in his hand!

The bride’s outfit

Despite initially wanting a short, retro wedding dress, Lisa went found her beautiful Ellis dress in Abigail’s Bridalwear in Headcorn. Lisa felt and looked like an absolute princess! When it came to shoes, Lisa opted for blue shoes with big blue bows and white flower motifs from Irregular Choice – the perfect accessory to complete her stunning look.

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The groom’s outfit

Louis wore a light grey suit with a pale blue waistcoat, which he rented from Abigail’s Bridalwear. “I was astounded with how smart he looked and I felt so proud to be marrying him,” beams Lisa.

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The bridesmaids

Lisa was attended by one bridesmaid, her best friend Tasha, who wore a dress from Coast.

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The ceremony

The religious ceremony took place at Boxley Church, with Lisa’s dad walking her down the aisle.

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The reception

Lisa wanted their wedding to have a countryside, old-fashioned feel, so served afternoon tea and canapés which included cucumber sandwiches, pork pies and lavender scones. The evening’s entertainment included ‘welly wanging’ and an egg and spoon race. Lisa and louis made almost all of their wedding decorations. Lisa’s mum made the bunting that wound its way around them marquee and Allie, the usherette made the pompoms that were hung from the posts. The bride and her mum made the cotton reel table names and her mum also sewed hops to decorate the centre of each table, all stamped with Pride and Prejudice themed emblems. There were tons of personal touches, including photos of family and friends, strung up with butterflies and flowers to look pretty.

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The honeymoon

Lisa and Louis spent their honeymoon sightseeing in Bath.

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