To the manor born

Rebecca and John chose a traditional church ceremony followed by a marquee reception.

Rebecca and John met on a night out. “I was attracted to Rebecca's good looks and witty sense of humour,” John tells us. Rebecca adds, “I thought John was very handsome and had some impressive dance moves!”

John planned a surprise proposal on a beach in Bude during a holiday in Cornwall. “It was a very special location for us because we have shared some amazing trips there,” Rebecca tells us. “So it became the place to create yet another magical memory!”

Here Rebecca tells us more about their rustic, farm-themed big day…

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We decided on a church wedding followed by a marquee reception.

 

To the manor born: Image 2aWe wanted my (Rebecca's) farming background to play a part in our wedding, so our table plan was one of my father's tractor tyres filled with flowers, and the name of each table was pegged from twine.

To the manor born: Image 2 We are extremely lucky to have family friends who own the manor house where we held our marquee reception.

 

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John's mother made our ivory four-tier cake, which a family friend decorated with handmade light pink, ivory and green flowers wrapped around each tier. It sat on a wooden log slice decorated with ivy.

 

To the manor born: Image 4aOur tables were named after James Morrison songs because he is one of our favourite musicians. We chose one of his numbers for our first dance.

To the manor born: Image 4 We chose a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud in two-tone silver grey for us, and a black Bentley Continental to transport our bridal party in.

 

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My parents made us a photo booth using floral bunting, lights and colourful props, which our guests loved posing in for funny pictures!

 

To the manor born: Image 6aMy ivory dress was decorated with sequins, beads and an embroidered floral design, plus it featured an elegant train – I loved it. It was a Morilee Madeline Gardner gown that was ideal for a church wedding.

To the manor born: Image 6 John wore a traditional three-piece morning suit with a dusky purple cravat and an embroidered lilac waistcoat. His groomsmen wore the same, and our pageboy looked so cute in a white linen shirt with grey pinstripe shorts.

 

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Our bridesmaids wore dusky pink floor-length dresses that they teamed with lace jackets tied with bows at the back. Our flowergirl wore an ivory silk knee-length dress with bow detail.

 
 

Rebecca and John's contact book


Bride's accessories
John Lewis
www.johnlewis.com

Bride's and bridesmaids' dresses
The Organza Room
Tel: 01908 677 325
www.organzaroom.co.uk

Catering
Annie's Catering Ltd
Tel: 01380 720 969
www.anniescatering.co.uk

Church
St Mary's Shrewton
www.shrewton.com

Entertainment
TGS Discos
Tel: 01202 381 434

First night accommodation
The Peppermill
Tel: 01380 710 407
www.peppermilldevizes.co.uk

Flowers
Flowers by Occasions
Tel: 01908 635 116
www.flowersbyoccasions.co.uk

Groom's suit
Chas Baker
Tel: 01722 324 234
www.chashbaker.com

Hair
Bryony's Home Hair
Tel: 07772 794 988
www.facebook.com/Bryonys-Home-Hair-603869633083947

Marquee
Maidman's Marquees
Tel: 01202 823 755
www.maidmansmarquees.com

Photographer
Joe Stallard Photography
Tel: 07856 351 072
www.joestallardphotography.co.uk

Transport
Premier Carriage
Tel: 01202 822 659
www.premiercarriage.co.uk