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A Christmas wedding, filled with enchanting winter wonderland details

A Christmas wedding, filled with enchanting winter wonderland details


Written by Katie Byrne


To celebrate their nuptials, Charlotte and Ben used a wonderful wintry palette in cream and green with scintillating accents of gold...

Charlotte, 29, a seasonal events designer, and Ben, 28, a depot manager, married at St. Mary's the Virgin church, followed by a reception held at Charlotte's parent's house in Lapworth.


The atmosphere...

We both wanted a winter country wedding with a touch of glam. It's such a magical time of year and it's very rare that you get to dress up, so our guests came in black tie attire. We put up a marquee, which served as a blank canvas, enabling us to put our creative stamp on it.

We wanted to create a warm but wintry setting, so we used christmas trees with soft lighting and, to really complement the theme, we had a tree suspended from the ceiling, which served as a prominent feature within our décor.

The look...

I wore an elegant dress by Jenny Packham - I loved its floaty skirt and the pretty lace detail on the sleeves. Though not seasonal, my bouquet comprised my grandmother's favourite flower, Lily of the Valley and, for some texture, I added succulents and foliage.

My bridesmaids wore blush-coloured dresses with gold embellishment on the straps from House of Fraser, while Ben wore traditional tails with a buttonhole emulating my bouquet, which composed a Lily of the Valley, spruce and succulents.

The details...

When I went to our florist's workshop, I noticed a moss-covered candelabra, this inspired the bases of all our tablecentres. Around each base were succulents and logs with tea lights displayed on top. Each candelabra featured blush pink roses, spruce and eucalyptus and we used luggage labels with a bundle of spruce attached for our placenames.

For our favours, we gave our male guests homemade sloe gin and the female guests received homemade spiced plum jam. My mum baked and decorated our cake, complete with handcrafted sugar flower.

My favourite moment...

Walking into the marquee to see the finished result was incredible! After months spent working with suppliers to bring our vision to life, it really was an unforgettable moment to see it complete for the first time.

My tip for brides-to-be...

Ensure that you leave enough time for everything. It's only one day - but it's a special one!

Photographer: Lucy Davenport 

 


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