The prettiest of Summer weddings, Dominic and Ruby opted for an enchanting theme for their special day…
The sun shone down on Dominic and Ruby's glorious Summer wedding in Teversal Village, where they said 'We Do' in their treasured family church, followed by a large celebration in a marquee. This happy couple say it was the best day of their lives, so we'll hand you over to the bride and groom to find out a little more about their beautiful big day…
OUR WEDDING VENUE WAS VERY PERSONAL
“We had a church ceremony in our family church followed by a marquee reception on grounds of the village. We went for an ‘enchanted’ theme which fitted a Summer wedding, and also the location of our wedding which was very rural and green. As the location was original and personal all the decorations in the marquee were chosen and put together by ourselves to fit our personalities and theme.
Our venue was very personal, Dom’s family lives in the village, his mum and dad got married in that church and he was also christened there. The village is small and beautiful and what I loved most about it was that our marquee was able to be put only steps away from the church on the village grounds. It really made the day feel so intimate. The marquee and church was surrounded by green trees and wheat fields, so it really felt like being in a woodland wonderland. We were lucky in the fact we also got access to the village hall, and our marquee company designed us a original marquee to join the hall to the space in the marquee seamlessly. It was also great that every detail in there had been chosen or designed by us, we had also helped assemble a lot of the interior so it really was built around us and our ideas.”
WE ADDED A BIT OF MAGIC TO EVERYTHING WE PUT TOGETHER
“We opted of an ‘enchanted’ theme for our big day, it fit our location perfectly as the village is graced by old buildings, we had a view of the manor and we were surrounded by greenery. We tried to bring a little bit of magic into everything we put together.
Our idea was to bring the outdoors in, so we had ivy draped from the ceilings entwined with fairy lights between 3 big chandeliers, we chose a grass coloured carpet and a chequered dance floor to bring a little ‘wonderland’ into our marquee. The table centres had round oak log slices engraved with ‘D&R’ topped with bell jars with moss, candles, roses and ivy galore.
One of my favourite quirky touches was the table plan on a mirror titled ‘find your seat its time to eat!’. As regards to colour theme, we wanted to keep everything quite natural so the focus was on the dance floor and the little details we put into making the space feel so magical. We had a photo frame on top of our D&R light up letters with photos of our parents and grandparents on their wedding days, our families loved reminiscing and guests loved seeing our families’ photos!”
I COULDN'T HAVE DREAMED OF A BETTER WEDDING DRESS
“My dress was by Wtoo by Watters, and was actually a 2 piece. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better dress, it fitted our theme, our location and our day perfectly. The corset was embossed with lace and pearls and the skirt was an A-line fit, but had multiple layers which gave it a little bit of a princess feel.
I looked and looked for bridesmaid dresses but just couldn’t find anything with the length, design and colour I was looking for. I came across the bridesmaids dresses online and ordered them for a colour match, but when they came we all absolutely loved them. I knew I wanted a short length dress for the girls, as we had chosen out some really cute shoes with hidden love hearts that completely matched our enchanted theme. The dresses were a chiffon wrap over dress, with a silk waist band and a bow at the back. They are mink in colour which went well with keeping everything neutral, and once we’d taken them to a steamstress for the perfect fit they looked amazing.
I fell in love with the flower girl dress as soon as I saw it. It was a gentle fit, soft pink in colour and had roses on the waist band. What was perfect about this dress was it fitted with the bridesmaid colour perfectly and Monsoon actually also had a matching headband which I had the bridesmaids wearing to tie the two dresses together.
The groom wore a blue 3 piece suit by Ted Baker with the groomsmen in a soft grey suit. The colours were perfect for our theme, but also different enough for Dom to stand out. We chose a bow tie for the groom, and two toned ties for the groomsmen to match the girls outfits. We chose these as we wanted to keep the day fairly relaxed and not super traditional.”
WE EVEN HAD A COOKIE WALL FOR OUR GUESTS TO ENJOY
“We served Pimms and Peroni for our welcome drinks accompanied by canapés. For the wedding breakfast we served afternoon tea, including everything from mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef to giant scones with cream and jam, this was served with table wine and tea from a tea pot. We had an awesome bar that was ‘rural’ themed made from wooden pallets that served all drinks, and in the evening we had a pizza van arrive and parked just outside the marquee serving delicious stone baked pizzas. They gave us a huge choice of flavours which was fantastic! Accompanying our cake we had 2 piles of doughnuts and a beautiful cookie wall filled with all different flavours of cookies. All the food went down an absolute treat!
The lawn was covered in lawn games which the younger guests of our wedding loved, but I must admit the bride and groom enjoyed a quick game of cricket too! We filled the village hall with wedding photo props, a personalised backdrop and string with everybody’s name hanging from mini pegs. We had a polaroid camera and a sign on another mirror which read ‘Find your name, and replace it with a polaroid photo of yourself… smile!’ Is went down so well, and we are loving looking back at the photos!”
WE HAD BEEN PRACTICING OUR FIRST DANCE FOR 6 WEEKS
“We had a wonderful singer, Ben Haynes singing love songs as guests walked from the church to the marquee and starting filling the marquee. The chilled vibe was just perfect as the guests looked around. He sang up until food was served. After dinner Jonathan Paul arrived and wowed our guests with some outstanding magic tricks. Jonathan was actually the first supplier we booked when we decided on our wedding date after attending a wedding fair 2 years ago! We, and our guests were blown away and amazed with his magic, it definitely added to our theme!
To begin our evening we had Rob Mach play some traditional sax which we adored, it really added to the atmosphere and got people dancing. When the lights went down and the party really got started Rob played his club sax, which was everything from traditional party tunes to Ibiza style dance. At one point we even had a love train around the grounds with him playing at the front! It really added to our evening and made it so different to a traditional wedding party. All the entertainment made our day so special! On our RSVP we had asked everybody to request a song, so by the end of the evening we had everybody up on the dance floor!
We had also been practicing a first dance for 6 weeks prior to our big day. We had guests surround the dance floor and we danced a latin themed routine to Clean Bandits Symphony. This was a complete surprise and it’s fair to say there was a few tears as everybody gathered on the dance floor afterwards.
Our advice would be to have exactly what you want on your big day and tailor your day around the both of you. Every single penny you spend is absolutely worth it when the day comes together! We definitely had the best day of our lives.”