Real Wedding – Amelia & Pete’s Idyllic Day in May

Real Wedding – Amelia & Pete’s Idyllic Day in May

We’re casting our minds all the way back to 2018 for this real wedding feature…and to far sunnier climes when on the 5th May, Amelia and Pete tied the knot on a scorcher of a day. This was a special one for me, as Amelia is an old school friend who I’ve shared so many wonderful moments and great memories with. Over time, our busy lives and geographical distance has meant that we don’t get to see each other as much as we’d like; making it even more of an honour to be asked to provide the flowers for her wedding, and be part of her big day with Pete.

Amelia and Pete wanted a relaxed and informal day, and whilst a traditional church ceremony was important to them, they made the rest of their wedding a true reflection of their personality and character. Their wedding stationery, designed by Creationery, reflected this beautifully and set the tone for a natural yet elegant day in the heart of the Cambridgeshire countryside.

My abiding memory of my teenage years with Amelia was that she (and I) were always laughing – and getting into trouble for it. It made me so happy to see on her wedding day that nothing had changed!

Amelia opted to begin her day at her childhood home, and spent a relaxed morning with her parents and bridesmaids getting ready. Helped by her Mum and closest girlfriends, she dressed in her hand-beaded and vintage-inspired Eliza Jane Howell gown, whilst Pete and his ushers began their journey to the church on an old London bus.

Inside the church meanwhile, we prepared the confetti and dressed the aisle with an abundance of meadow flowers to fill the space with colour and scent. Tall, billowing flowers, including delphiniums, foxgloves, and ammi were nestled amongst nigella, peonies and garden roses. Even the littlest helping hands were gratefully received…!

After many confetti showers, guests then boarded the London buses to take them to the Long Barn at Childerley Hall for the couple’s wedding reception. In keeping with the theme of the day, the informal barn was beautifully rustic inside, dressed simply with loose foliage table garlands and boho light fittings. A pop-up coffee bar from local company Beanissimo and camper-van photobooth kept guests entertained before the dinner and dancing began.

One of the things I love the most about the photos from this wedding is the way in which Hannah from Lifeline Photography seemed to strike the perfect balance in getting the gorgeous ‘family album’ type shots, whilst also capturing the more informal and intimate moments from the day.

As night fell, the newlyweds took to the dancefloor surround by twinkling fairylights and glowing orbs…

Before a final surprise for the night – a spectacular cold fireworks display in front of the barn created by Titanium Fireworks.

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