The sun shone on Jacquie and Matthew’s rustic barn wedding day in Oxfordshire, full of glorious yellow, white and grey touches!
How they met
Jacquie and Matthew met at work but were too shy to talk to each other straight away. “It was like a typical schoolgirl crush, but we started to get on so well and it turned out he liked me too!” Jacquie laughs.
Matthew finally asked her to marry him when they were taking an after-dinner walk along the river in Marlow. “It looked so pretty with fairy lights everywhere – a perfect setting for a proposal!” Jacquie remembers. “He eventually found a moment when we were alone and popped the question!”
The bride’s outfit
Jacquie found her perfect gown at The Bridal House in Buckinghamshire, choosing a beautiful A-line beaded lace number by Enzoani. “The ladies were really helpful, and I was so pleased that I managed to find my dress while my mum was visiting from Norway,” smiles Jacquie. The bride loved her gown but made a few alterations to make it completely unique. “I bought grey ribbon online to put around my waist so it matched my bridesmaids and had buttons added to the back,” Jacquie remembers. For the finishing touches, the bride added a pretty hairband, a pearl bracelet Matthew had bought her, and gorgeous canary yellow heels.
The groom’s outfit
Matthew and his groomsmen all wore grey suits from My Tuxedo, and had their initials embroidered into their shirt cuffs for an added personal touch.
Jacquie was attended by four bridesmaids who all wore lovely knee-length dresses with cowl backs. “I had white satin sashes added to the waist of the gowns and the girls all wore grey shoes so they were in keeping with the wedding theme,” Jacquie explains.
The beautiful bride arrived to their civil ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage with her dad. “I’d wanted that since I was little – I felt like a princess!” smiles Jacquie.
The newlyweds both love English pub food so had bubble and squeak to start, followed by pie and mash with a buffet-style selection of desserts so their guests could help themselves.
Jacquie and Matthew chose a rustic wedding theme and added yellow, white and grey touches. The bride created all of the centrepieces herself using log slices, pine cones and rustic tin buckets with the table names written on them. “I started buying anything yellow, white, rustic or with daisies and sunflowers on throughout my engagement,” Jacquie explains. “I had three fabulous friends who are all stylists decorating the venue on the wedding morning – it looked incredible and I was completely blown away when I arrived!” A photobooth, four-piece band and DJ kept all the guests entertained.
The couple went to Mauritius where they visited a Hindu temple, took a boat trip to the coral reefs and enjoyed poolside cocktails.