A bright and beautiful yellow real wedding in English country style for these rugby fanatics…
WHO: Laura and Tim
WHERE: Honey Brook Farm, Wimbourne
WHEN: May 2010
PHOTOGRAPHER: Deborah Hurst
How they met
When Laura and Tim met in 2003, they had no idea they would end up getting married. “We had been friends before but things just slowly developed from there,” explains Laura. “Tim was my rugby coach and we played at the same club, Oakmeadians RFC. He even popped the question during a Bournemouth Sevens rugby tournament – after asking my Dad, of course!”
The bride’s outfit
The bride looked amazing for her English country themed real wedding in her satin gown with a chiffon overlay and delicate straps, from Posh Togs in Winton. “I loved it as soon as I saw it,” says Laura. “I wouldn’t have felt comfortable in huge frills and sparkles, so my dress was perfect for my real wedding, beautiful and elegant, but a twist on the traditional English Country dress.” Laura also wore her mother’s diamond ring, which was perfect as her ‘something borrowed’
The groom’s outfit
With a little help from a friend, Tim looked dashing in his traditional grey tails, ivory cravat and matching waistcoat, also from Posh Togs in Bournemouth
Laura picked her four closest friends to be part of her English country big day. The girls looked gorgeous in their navy blue, one-shoulder chiffon dresses from Debenhams. “I gave my girls matching necklaces and earrings as gifts on the morning of the wedding to say thank you for being so helpful during my real wedding” says Laura
“Standing together and saying our vows in front of our friends was the best moment ever!”
Laura and Tim had their real wedding in the rustic English country surroundings of the Great Barn at Honeybrook Farm. A friend of the couple played the acoustic guitar to accompany Laura and her brother as they walked down the aisle.
The summery yellow arrangements were created by Wendy Kenny Flowers and included pretty yellow roses, freesias and grape hyacinths. A beautiful combination for any real wedding with an English country feel.
“Some guests even played touch rubgy in the orchard while we were having our photographs taken!”
The bride and her bridesmaids decorated the marquee in an English country garden style with fresh yellow flowers and fairy lights. The couple were also given a fabulous swan-shaped ice sculpture as a wedding gift, which gave the reception a real wow factor!
Evening festivities included an Irish dance show, casino tables and a live band. “We wanted our guests to have fun so we played party games during the band break and gave toys as our favours,” laughs the bride
After the real wedding, the couple took a trip to New York, followed by a chilled-out break in Antigua