Hannah and Simeon’s rustic shabby-chic country wedding reception was held in giant tipis in the paddock behind Bradwall village hall in Cheshire. Together with their friends and family they had hand made all the beautiful details, decorations, favours and table-settings, and added many creative and thoughtful personal touches to the day. The wedding had an amazing summer-festival atmosphere, and the weather played along nicely, with temperatures hitting 30 degrees even though it was October!
This is part 2 – there were just too many pretty pictures to get into one, or even two posts! Did you see Part 1?
Hannah’s mum made the bunting from vintage fabrics, gingham and old curtains. The bunting theme was continued into the titles on the menus and signs for the pick & mix and guestbook…
The food was amazing! Wedding catering company Kemp & Kemp worked with Hannah & Simeon to create a very personal and bespoke menu, including beautiful antipasti platters on oak boards and an ice-cream sundae buffet. The chorizo in red wine was especially delicious!
Did I mention the extremely cute little bridesmaids?
The grown-up bridesmaids looked rather gorgeous too, in mismatched cream dresses. Hannah wanted her bridesmaids to have dresses they loved and could wear again, so she went shopping with each one to find the perfect dress. Sadly one of her bridesmaids couldn’t make it over from South Africa at the last minute – we missed you Keoise :(
The beautiful sunflower bouquets and flower girls’ baskets were created by Hannah’s Mum, Auntie and Sister-in-Law.
Little Rosie was having none of it…!
There were flowers, haybales and pretty vintage things all around the paddock…
The speeches were written on giant chalk-boards instead of having conventional speeches…
And the groomsmen…
More images (!) including family photos will be availble to view via my online gallery in a few day’s time. Prints and downloads can be purchased directly from there.
Rosie’s off again!
In keeping with the rutic country theme, favours were home-made jams and chutneys, made by Simeon’s mum and sister, covered with pretty fabric and tied with twine. They doubled as place-names. I was so honured to get one of my very own!
Hannah’s amazing bouquet looks gorgeous in the golden evening light..
And believe it or not, there’s more. Gorgeous sunset portraits and the evening party will be coming soon in Part 3!