Flower crowns, tipis and more…
This wedding is the perfect inspiration for any boho bride-to-be! Amy & Tom tied the knot in September at St Catherine's church in Burbage, followed by a stunning reception in a listed barn at Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre in Leicestershire. The couple adored the natural beauty of the setting and were able to transform the venue to suit their personal style. They worked with some fabulous suppliers, making it the day of the dreams with plenty of décor including festoon lighting, beautiful blooms and lots of personal touches. Their big day was relaxed and intimate - the exact vibe that Amy & Tom were aiming for! Go on, get stuck into the gorgeous gallery…
TELL US ABOUT YOUR VENUE…
“The Heritage Centre is nestled in miles of Leicestershire countryside close to where the Battle of Bosworth took place. It’s a beautiful area, steeped in history that we often visit for long country walks, so when we found out the barn (usually a visitor pit stop) is available for wedding hire, we were sold! It’s not a venue often associated with weddings and we loved that it’s slightly off the beaten track – quite literally! With its country setting and intimate feel, it was the perfect choice.”
DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING…
“The style of our wedding was natural and rustic with a hint of luxe. We wanted to keep the day as intimate as possible, so we had a small wedding breakfast and a big party at night.
Guests were entertained throughout by the amazing Richie Phillips, who deserves a major shout out. There’s no tune Richie (and his guitar) can’t pull off and he turned to the decks later on, ramping up the party vibe with amazing tunes into the night.
While it was a rustic, country style wedding we wanted to style it in a modern way, so we chose neutral tones of ivory and green for our colour palette with touches of rose gold. Our wedding stationary, hand drawn by the New York illustrator Toby Triumph, was foil blocked in that colour which really made his amazing illustrations pop. We also hung lots of calligraphy signage around the barn created by Kayleigh Tarrant and the Leicestershire hire company The Lanes leant us – among other gems – a polaroid camera, which went down a storm with the guests. We also dotted tea lights around the venue, in jam jars collected by my colleagues, which complimented festoon lighting inside and outside the barn.”
WHAT DID YOU ALL WEAR?
“I chose a dress by Wtoo by Watters, bought from Tilly Trotters Brides in Leamington Spa. I wanted a gown somewhere between boho, romantic, contemporary and fun (not asking much!) and this ticked all the boxes, especially when the boutique’s team adapted it to be backless. The dress was also really comfortable to wear, perfect for dancing the night away! It was finished off with rose gold shoes and a foliage crown created by my friend and florist Hannah Ricci of Bloom Fleuriste. Hannah also made our beautiful natural bouquets and arrangements around the venue. We didn’t want the wedding to feel too formal, so the bridesmaids wore individual dresses in ivory and the groomsmen chose their own suits in shades of blue, to match Tom’s. He added a grey Reiss waistcoat which really set it off.”
WHAT DID EVERYBODY EAT AND DRINK?
“We had an outdoor fizz reception with classic canapés, but as it was a September wedding, we chose comfort food associated with Autumn for the main meal. Guests tucked into a roast and at night we served up bacon and sausage rolls which proved very popular!”
HOW DID YOU ENTERTAIN YOUR GUESTS?
“From acoustic performances to an amazing DJ set, Richie Phillips was the perfect choice for entertainment. We also hired lawn games from The Lanes, along with a polaroid camera, which got A LOT of use! Guests posted selfies alongside messages in our guest book (and a lot also made their way on to Instagram, too!) which brings back all the fun of the day!”
ANY WORDS OF ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES & GROOMS?
“Enjoy every moment. It’s amazing (and so rare) to have all your favourite people together having the best time ever and it FLIES so try and take a quiet moment together in all the madness to soak it all up. Definitely the best day of our lives!”
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