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I thee Wed – Hollie & Matt

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Hollie & Matthew were married on the 10th August, under a tree in their garden!

Here is their beautiful bohemian wedding story….

‘Having looked at a number of beautiful locations, we didn’t find anywhere that we loved as much as we did the garden! Having it at home also allowed us to create our dream wedding on our budget. We had 135 guests and it took us a full year to plan’.

As we got married at home, we didn’t have to pay a venue hire charge and so were able to spend the money elsewhere. Our first purchase was an incredible 3 tiered choccywoccydoodah cake! I am lucky enough to come from an incredibly musical family and therefore enlisted the help of my dad’s ukulele band and my brother’s band as the entertainment. My granddad made beautiful sign posts, Matt designed all the wedding stationary and my mum (who keeps bees in the garden), helped us with wedding favours!

 

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We made all the decorations ourselves! All napkins were personalised with everyone’s name. The table numbers were made from a fallen tree and painted by myself and Matt. The bottles used in the middle of the table to hold the flowers were dug up from the garden. We provided wedding day ‘I-Spy’ for the kids with disposable cameras. The signs were made by my granddad, my grandpa was our (very popular) master of ceremonies.

 

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Choosing a wedding photographer was extremely important yet incredibly easy for us! We were passed Chris Fishleigh’s details and instantly we knew we wanted him to take our photos. Chris has an incredible ability to capture the emotion of the day without using posed shots. He has a beautiful photography style that Matt and I LOVE.
My dress was a Rembo Styling dress accessorised with a charm bracelet I was given as a child as well as a beautiful sapphire bracelet belonging to my mum. I wore a simple gold heard pendant and a flower crown on my hair. Matt wore a Burberry Prorsum suit with Church’s shoes (he wanted to be dressed in British brands to sit in with the English garden/meadow theme) and the bridesmaids wore full length, champagne coloured dresses from Coast
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Since we were trying to keep the wedding feeling as natural as possible, we tried to do the same with our decorations. We used ivy and hydrangea in the tents, natural foliage outside and hung some paper lanterns from the oak free. Since the wedding was very family focused, my dad decorated his tractor! We also made huge sofas for guests to sit outside on out of hay bales.  We wanted to create a meadow garden, natural themed wedding.

 

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There were so many highlights! Walking down the make-shift aisle (my dad mowed an aisle for us to walk down) with my dad, seeing Matt under the tree with all of our friends and family. Having confetti thrown all over us, getting up on stage and playing our favourite song (Tiny Dancer by Elton John) on the ukulele just to made a few!

 

The biggest surprise was seeing everyone we knew under one tree! It was a very emotional experience!”

With thanks to Hollie and Matt for sharing their beautiful bohemian wedding with us.

 

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