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Cassy and Daniel’s rustic outdoor wedding reflected their loves and interests perfectly – we love the purple theme!

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The proposal

“Dan proposed to me at home, just as we were getting ready to leave and go to our favourite little Indian – a place we always visit and where we had our first date,” remembers Cassy. “After we’d eaten we went to the village pub where all our family and friends were waiting to celebrate and drink Champagne with us.”

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The bride’s outfit

Cassy turned heads in her show-stopping, statement, strapless wedding gown by award-winning Maggie Sottero. “I felt amazing,” beams Cassy. “I loved my dress so much. There were tears, but happy ones, of course. I didn’t want to take it off at the end of the day.”

The groom’s outfit

Cassy and Daniel went shopping together, and eventually stumbled across the boys’ suits in the last shop they visited. “I saw the perfect suit on the mannequin, but Dan said he didn’t like it, and didn’t want to try it on. However, I did persuade him, then heard him mutter ‘I hate you’ while in the changing room – because as always, I was right, and he looked gorgeous!” laughs Cassy.

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The bridesmaids

Cassy’s six glam girls looked bang on trend in their one-shoulder dresses from Coast. “I let them pick their own shoes and accessories, but I did buy them matching umbrellas to use as we walked to the church,” recalls Cassy.

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The ceremony

Cassy and Daniel had a religious ceremony at the village church. Our couple picked favourite childhood hymns and readings, along with some of their favourite music to give their ceremony a personal touch.

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The flowers

“Judy at Plantsmiths did everything flower-based for our special day,” remembers Cassy. “She was absolutely fantastic, came up with loads of unique ideas, and made all the displays look so natural and rustic – perfect for our outdoor wedding.”

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The reception

“We chose to hold our reception at home because we both grew up there, and all our friends and family live nearby,” explains Cassy. “The Papakata tents were really gorgeous, and transformed an ordinary field into a wedding wonderland.

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The decor

The couple went for a rustic look with branch hearts, jam jars filled with single stem blooms, horseshoes, fairylights and fresh ivy strung inside the tents.

The honeymoon

“We didn’t book a honeymoon until the last minute, because we wanted to use donations from our guests,” says Cassy. Thailand was their dream destination.

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