This year I have had the pleasure of being involved in some beautiful country DIY weddings. Having crafted much of my own wedding seven years ago, I loved listening to all their plans and thought how lovely it was to see brides making their own invites, designing and creating beautiful bouquets, using flowers grown in their own gardens and even personalizing their wedding dresses with sashes and sleeves.
Clare was getting married in Bidborough’s village church (Kent) on the 4th August and afterwards their reception was being held in her family’s field accross the road from her home, complete with marque, bunting, hay barrels for guests to sit on and a band in the evening. The catering was being done by a family friend and her bridal car was her father’s fabulous vintage Morris Minor!!
She decided on simple, relaxed wedding hair and makeup and had chosen a vintage hair roll that finished in a tousled bun. I suggested to her that Gypsophilia would look stunning placed delicately along the roll and she agreed! Later she decided on having gypsophila in her bouquet as well….which I have to say she made herself and was so pretty.
Sara and Gavin’s wedding on the 28th July was again a beautiful DIY country affair. Married in the village church in Great Moneghan, Kent, their reception venue was the village hall and adjoining marque.
Sara and Gavin, along with close family members had decorated the hall for a country shabby chic feel. Bunting was made by Sara’s mum, delicate blooms adorned every table and the sun was shining for this gorgeous day.
Myself and Jo attended to the girls on the morning of Sara’s wedding. We created soft curls with a half inch tong and hair rolls and tousled buns.
Sara looked beautiful with her hair up, curled and then pinned just below the crown, so that it would cascade down to the nape of her neck. She wore a vintage style headband and small white flowers in her hair. She had decided on natural, soft make up with pretty pink lips, cheeks and a small delicate black gel liner to accentuate her eyes.