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Emily & Josh’s English Country Garden Wedding

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Emily and Josh were very lucky to be able to celebrate their wedding in Josh’s parents home. This allowed them to take complete control of the day from how the event played out, to all the designing and styling. Emily and Josh went for a country garden wedding theme which was perfect for their venue.

Over to Emily to tell you more…

“We got married on Saturday 23rd August 2014 in a little village in Derbyshire followed by our reception in Tipi’s at Josh’s parents beautiful home.

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Josh’s parents offered their stunning home as the location for our Country Garden Wedding. We both love the outdoors and countryside so decided Tipi’s would be perfect setting for our reception. The open fires added a homely, warming touch whilst making it feel a bit like glamping! The house itself dates back to the 16th Century so provided a beautiful back drop to our Tipi’s, complete with its own boating lake that we were mad enough to row around in the day!

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Choosing my dress was so much fun and the team at Lori G Bridal were fantastic in helping me to decide on such a beautiful dress. From day one I had said there was no way I wanted a strapless dress but I fell in love with it as soon as I put it on. I felt wonderful in my dress and my beautiful bridesmaids complimented me in their stunning Ghost dresses in different pastel shades.

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Whilst hosting a wedding on your own land can be challenging to say the least, it does of course come with the benefit of having complete control over the theme, design, layout and general ambience of the day. We went for an ‘English Country Garden’ theme consisting of handmade signs, lots of fresh flowers from the garden and the brilliant team at Tineke Floral, pastel colours, out-door games and chilled out acoustic music to suit the August summer vibe. We also had a running theme of fresh lavender in plant pots and as the name places so everywhere smelled amazing! The majority of the decorations we did ourselves from the centre pieces, signs and name places to the handmade bunting on the rowing boat.

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We had handmade rose petal confetti at the church; we rowed around the small lake in our full wedding attire and had a sparkling send off at midnight to end the celebrations!”

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