Charlotte & Sam
Long before it became the only only option (5 years ago in fact), Charlotte (the talent behind Frond and Bloom) opted for wedding with just 15 guests. It is an oldie but definitely a goodie!
One of the plus sides of smaller numbers is that options become open that wouldn’t work for larger guest lists which can make the day extra special, like going all out opulent with elements of your décor like Charlotte’s gorgeous table scape.
Here, Charlotte tells us a bit more about her day and how she wants to inspire couples to opt for intimate.
Ruth & Craig
We are just so happy to see weddings going ahead again. As with every part of our lives, there are some slight adjustments to ensure safety; lower numbers, social distance measures and, of course, masks are now essentials alongside the tissues and confetti! But the course principles of weddings are exactly the same - celebrating love and sharing special moments with loved ones.
Chris, from Artisan X photography, was thrilled to get back behind the lens for his first post-lockdown wedding and what a corker it was too. Ruth and Craig tied the knot at beautiful Swallows Nest Edge, a stunning wedding and events venue on the edge of the Cotswolds.
Chris has sent us his top picks from the gallery and tells us a little bit more about the day...
Jenni & James
We are obsessed with Jenni and James' wedding at the breathtaking Aswarby Rectory. Their big day oozes class, style and endless romance, from the twinkling Christmas tree to the overflowing florals, the delicious dusty pink tones to scatterings of golden candlelit, we love EVERYTHING about this wedding.
Rachel of Mirabella Weddings helped the happy couple pull together this whimsical wonder of a wedding tells us more about the day...
Sally & Ragnar
Sally and Ragnar experienced the absolute heartbreak of having to postpone the wedding they'd lovingly planned due to the Covid19 lockdown. When restrictions were slightly eased, they had the opportunity to celebrate their love with an truly intimate ceremony with the most cherished people in their lives. It might not have been the big day they'd been planning but the love shone through just as brightly. Esther Louise Triffitt, their chosen photographer for the day, tells us more about their day and gives a little insight into what post-corona wedding days look like...
Siân & Simon
We love a good flower and this wedding has them aplenty, along with boho vibes, the coolest VW camper and, quite possibly, the most joyful bride we've ever seen! Siân and Simon created a wedding day which just perfectly represented them and their lifestyle. With caring for the environment being important to them in everyday life, they made sure their wedding day was no exception with sustainability, recycling and locality being at the forefront of the planning.
Here the lovely Siân tells us more about how they created their beautifully bohemian day...
Suzanne & Matt
Here at Save the Date HQ, we absolutely love the work of photographer Daniel Hughes; he has a real knack for capturing the most genuine and natural moments of weddings and this one is no exception! On a (rather blustery - 45mp winds to be exact!) day back in February, Suzanne & Matt tied the knot at the utterly beautiful Hazel Gap Farm. The day, filled with love, laughter, candlelight and one fly away veil, was captured so beautifully and we love how the relaxed, happy vibes of the day come screaming through the images.
This simply stunning day is giving us all the feels - have a nosey and see for yourself....
Sophie & Rob
Under the bright blue, sunny February skies at Hazel Gap Barn, Budby this rustic, beautifully chilled out real wedding caught our eye! Bridesmaids dressed in dusky pink tulle with Memory Lane rose flowers in their hair to match, fairy lights, classically beautiful blooms and candles with personal family touches to remember our loved ones. A day clearly full of emotion, love and laughter saw Sophie & Rob (after nearly 9 years of being together!), finally become Mr & Mrs Thorpe.
Sophie gives us all the details of how they created such a special day....
Annabelle & Andrew
This sophisticated spring wedding is just so stunning; a modern take on a classic big white wedding with beautiful blooms aplenty. Photographer Rachael Connerton was lucky enough to spend the day with the happy couple, capturing their love story at splendid Stapleford Park. Here she gives us the lowdown on what made this day extra special.
Rachael says "Dreamy spring weddings for me are all about utterly beautiful light and beautiful florals and A&A’s wedding at the stunning Stapleford Park last year certainly didn’t disappoint on either front.
I remember Annabel describing to me over the phone the two ceremonies (one in the light-infused Orangery and one in the gorgeous intimate chapel at Stapleford), the statement flower arch and flower swing (!), designed by the incredibly talented Sophie’s Flower Company and the ideas she had for a delicious desert table. The plans sounded so lovely and, having really connected when we spoke over the phone, Ian and I were over the moon when they decided to go ahead and book."
Niamh & Alex
You may have spotted The George’s on our Cream of the Crop Wedding Directory and we love working with this delightful duo – their photography is to die for! When they shared Niamh & Alex’s gorgeous garden wedding with us, we just knew you had to see it. The perfect nod towards spring and summer, their celebration offers all the inspiration you could ever need with oodles of details that you’ll want to steal for your own special day. Don’t forget, you’ll find their wedding on the blog at www.savethedatemagazine.co.uk so you can pin away to your heart’s content, but in the meantime, take a peek at the beautiful images from their big day…
Charity & Paul
“We got married on 31st May 2019. It was just after Paul’s 30th birthday and we hoped the weather would be perfect (which it was!).
The Walled Garden was the most beautiful venue we looked at by far. We wanted a relaxed day, we wanted everyone to be really chilled and the Walled Garden definitely catered for that. Lots of gorgeous areas without it being too spaced out. They were really accepting of different ideas too whereas a lot of venues were very stuck in their ways. An outdoor wedding was a dream for me and they managed to make it a reality.