Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Awesome couples ride horses to their weddings

April 21st, 2014

You know a wedding will be awesome when the couple tell you they will be riding on horseback across fields to their wedding reception. From the moment Abi and Malcolm told me about their day I knew that they were going to have an incredible wedding. The bride’s parents lived in Calbourne and their reception [...]

 

You know a wedding will be awesome when the couple tell you they will be riding on horseback across fields to their wedding reception.

From the moment Abi and Malcolm told me about their day I knew that they were going to have an incredible wedding. The bride’s parents lived in Calbourne and their reception was to be held in a marquee set up in the field behind their house, so the nearby All Saint’s church was a natural choice for the couple. Not only did this mean that guests were able to walk from the church to their rustic wedding reception but Abi was able to arrive at the church on horseback with her father before riding away afterwards with Malcolm as husband and wife!

The bride wore a green wedding dress whilst the groom wore a regency suit with tails and after their church ceremony the couple managed to make a quick detour on horseback sneaking off for a ride on their favourite trail before rejoining guests at their reception. This also allowed me to meet the couple half-way through their ride giving us the perfect opportunity to take some creative wedding photos of the couple riding their horses in full wedding-attire across the fields!

The traditional marquee was decorated beautifully in a rustic style by the creative couple and their wedding breakfast was a homemade ploughman’s lunch which the all the family helped to make. There were many DIY touches to their day as all their friends and family played their part; from relatives who made Abi’s gorgeous green wedding dress and crafted their awesome wedding cake, to talented friends who provided live music in the evening as their entertainment.

To end of the day as the sun began to set, the happy couple took centre stage with their first dance as man and wife to a beautiful acoustic number as guests danced around them and partied the night away enjoying the most wonderful wedding reception.

Enjoy the photos!

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father of the bride laughing portrait

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confetti throwing alll saints church calbourne iow

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bride and groom riding horses to wedding reception

bride and groom riding on horseback across fields isle of wight

bride in green wedding dress portrait in forest

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rustic wedding ploughmans isle of wight

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acoustic first dance wedding

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An Appuldurcombe House wedding full of DIY touches

January 20th, 2014

Appuldurcombe House is a striking and unique wedding venue on the Isle of Wight. Set in beautiful grounds the 18th century building was once one of the grandest houses on the IOW. Breathtaking to look at, the house and is a particularly interesting venue as the majority of the building has been left as ruins with [...]

 

Appuldurcombe House is a striking and unique wedding venue on the Isle of Wight. Set in beautiful grounds the 18th century building was once one of the grandest houses on the IOW. Breathtaking to look at, the house and is a particularly interesting venue as the majority of the building has been left as ruins with only the front section of the house and small part of the interior recreated! Some might hear this description and shy away from the venue but Donna and Nick fell in love with Appuldurcombe House and set to work putting many creative touches in to their colourful big day. The creative couple made all of the decorations themselves which added an amazing splash of colour to the venue and really bought the grand house to life.

The couple chose to make the day just as much about the children as it was about them encouraging all of the kids to come in fancy dress and enjoy the masses of outside space to play in. The couples son, Murray, was dressed as Batman and thoroughly enjoyed running around the grass playing outdoor games with all the other children.

The bride, Donna, got ready with her bridesmaids in the cottages on the edge of the grounds and enjoyed  a leisurely stroll down the the house (with Batman in toe).  Following their ceremony, now husband, Nick, Donna and all their guests enjoyed Pimms, strawberries and cream on the lawn whilst the children played.

In keeping with their super relaxed and fun day guests went back in to the building and enjoyed a relaxed afternoon tea complete with a finger buffet of delicious sandwiches, savouries, cakes and scones. Jam goes hand in hand with scones and so for their wedding favours the couple made their own jam in tiny pots complete with labels created by Nick encouraging guests to ‘Spread the love’ which was just one of the many small touches that made Nick and Donna’s Appuldurcombe House wedding so great!

I hope you enjoy look their photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.

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Appuldurcombe House colourful DIY wedding decorations

Appuldurcombe House bride walking down to house

Appuldurcombe House bride walking down the aisle ceremony room

Appuldurcombe House confetti throwing outside

Appuldurcombe House DIY table plan

Appuldurcombe House creative tea party wedding cupcakes Miss Dotty

Appuldurcombe House sunset wedding portrait by the gate

Appuldurcombe House creative couple wedding photo

Appuldurcombe House creative couple wedding photo

Appuldurcombe House paper flower bouquet and buttonhole

Creative wedding portrait at Appuldurcombe House

Appuldurcombe House wedding evening band

Appuldurcombe House night wedding photo