This romantic couple had a beautiful boho wedding down on the farm, with a spectacular sunset!
Love blossomed slowly for Madeline and Daniel, who worked together for a couple of years before they started dating. “When we did start going out, I realised literally on our first date that I was in love with him,” says Madeline. Daniel asked Madeline to marry him on the last day of their three-month spell living in California. “He proposed while we were watching the sunset on the beach,” says Madeline. “Although we’d talked about getting married, it was still a total surprise.”
The bride’s outfit
Madeline found her elegant pure silk dress, with its small train, at Circa – a vintage boutique in London. “I knew it was ‘the one’ as soon as I tried it on, but it wasn’t until I found my Manuel Mota lace jacket a few months later that it all came together,” Madeline explains. She added simple pearl earrings and a diamond bracelet. “To keep the bohemian feel, I wore flat jewelled sandals by Musa, and a garland of fresh flowers instead of a veil,” she adds.
The groom’s outfit
Daniel looked dashing in a three-piece teal blue suit from Topman, teamed with a pale pink tie. “He looked very handsome and very happy,” says Madeline.
Madeline’s maids worked the boho theme in knee-length cream lace dresses from Zara, complemented with flowery thong sandals and flower garlands in their hair.
Daniel and Madeline chose Southend Barns in Chichester – a converted farm set in beautifully landscaped gardens and run according to sustainable principles, as the venue for their civil ceremony. Madeline was walked down the aisle by her brother Oscar, who also read The Apache Blessing during the service. Madeline’s sister gave a reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.
Daniel and Madeline’s guests were served with a summer cocktail of gin, cucumber and basil as they mingled on the lawns, before tucking into a barbecue buffet of hog roast and grilled fresh fish. “We wanted the reception to feel relaxed, so we seated our guests at long tables of 12 to 14, which helped to create a family-style meal,” Madeline says. “We decorated the tables with tea lights, dried lavender and rose petals, and hung white lace bunting around the barn.”
The happy couple treated themselves to a romantic getaway at Somerset’s luxurious Babington House, where they played tennis, explored the countryside in the sun and were pampered in the relaxing spa.