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Animal Themed Country Wedding in the United Kingdom

Petting zoos and gorgeous outdoor affairs aren’t your standard combo but the second you lay your eyes on this wedding it will all make sense. From the jeweled Jenny Packham dress to the adorable donkey, were smitten with Britt Spring’s photography, The Passion Of Flowers’ approach to blooms and overall a day infused with animals and a whole lot of love.

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From The Bride…We definitely had a bit of an animal theme going on with a side of cowboy and American Ranch thrown in for good measure.Our decorations came from all over the place: charity shops, antique shops, Etsy, Ebay and my Nan, and were mostly sourced by me in the months leading up to the wedding.

Our invitations (which I designed) featured two chickens so these kind of became our emblem. My favorite decorations were the two feathered life-size chicken that I ordered from the States. They kept a watchful eye over everyone from the bar all night.

I really wanted antler chandeliers but these are generally quite expensive – eventually I found the ones we had randomly at Next.Then there were vases, animal planters, chalk boards, wagon wheels. vintage signs, fake animal heads and brass animals. Paper decorations for the marquee were custom made by FunkyFrillsUK from Etsy. Each table was named after an animal so for the name places I bought lots of Childrens plastic animals and spray painted them white, in fact I was up early doing this on the morning of the wedding! I used kraft tags and hand stamped all of the names.

Will and I met through two of our best friends, the best man and one of the bridesmaids, who met at university and are now married. I always knew I wanted to get married in North Norfolk as it’s where I grew up and it’s a really special place but we were very lucky to find Scaldbeck House as it had only just been refurbished and the owner agreed to apply for a licence so that we could have our wedding there. The thing that did it for us was the view looking out over Morston Harbour, which is a bit wild and of course those big Norfolk skies.

One of my best friends, Charley (who did an amazing reading of Roald Dahl’s Cinderella at the ceremony) is a wedding planner and has a fantastic blog called London Bride. I was quite daunted by the task of choosing a photographer but she recommended a few and I loved Britt’s work. Beautiful, stylish and memorable and not a hint of cheese. Also she is very happy and relaxed which is great as Will and I are both terrible at having our photos taken usually.

Photography: Britt Spring | Flowers: The Passion Of Flowers | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Brides Shoes: LK Bennett | Bridesmaids Dresses: J Crew | Band: The Slippery Hill Boys | Fred The Donkey: Scratby Donkeys | Luxury Home: Scaldbeck House | MUA: Flash Kate | Petting Zoo: Off The Farm

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Chic Country Wedding in Kent Film

I swear, to my American ears, everything sounds a bit more lovely in a British accent. So my heart melted a little extra wax when the groom made his toast to his bride. But accents aside, there’s beauty bursting from everywhere thanks to help from Bow Occasions  and every draped fold in the bride’s Monique Lhuillier gown. Just take a peek at this video from Wedding Film Studio and prepare your feet to be swept.


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From the Bride… Oliver and I met almost 10 years ago when I was living in Dubai and he was on holiday visiting a mutual friend. To my good luck he decided to move there a few years later and it didn’t take long for us to become great friends and then something more. We got engaged in the summer of 2012 and moved to London shortly after.

Planning the wedding was a dream for me. With the help of my amazing parents and my wonderful in-laws, we were granted everything we could have hoped for for our big day. The first thing we decided on was the venue, Oli’s family home in Kent, Little Bedgebury Farm. We fell in love with the idea of having a chic country wedding at a place that felt personal to Oli’s family and mine. The rest was a breeze, from finding our wonderful photographer, Sophia Hanbury, to choosing Simon at Wedding Film Studio to document the day, to Oli’s favourite part of the planning process, deciding on the cake!

The day itself couldn’t have gone any better. The weather was perfect, we had our closest friends and family around us, and the setting was dreamier than I could have ever imagined. Simon did an incredible job in capturing all of this and more. Our families have watched the DVD of the wedding more times than they can count, and every time Oli and I watch it, we get transported back to the best day of our lives.

Photographer: Sophia Hanbury | Videographer: Wedding Film Studio | Flowers: Sweet William's | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Creative Cakes Kent | Stationary: Letterpress Of Cirencester | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rings: Cartier | Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Sung | Groom's Attire: Gieves And Hawkes | Celebrant: Lynne O'Hara | Entertainment - Band: Big Girls Blues Band | Hair & Make-Up: Tori Harris | Marquee: Four Jays | Veil/Headpiece: Toni Federici | Wedding Co-ordinator: Bow Occasions

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Color-Filled London Engagement of Blogger Bright Bazaar

If you are a follower of blogger extraordinaire, Will Taylor of Bright Bazaar, then you know he fully embraces a life filled with color. The brighter and more cheerful the better. And his engagement session to his love is no exception to that colorful rule. Captured by Jean- Laurent Gaudy, this shoot outside of London is a little glimpse inside the beautiful world of Will and Toby. Click here for the full gallery.

From Jean-Laurent Gaudy PhotographyThis couple is one of the reason why I love my job so much. Will & Toby live near London. They are the sweetest, deeply in love, always smiling. Their engagement session was therefore so natural. I simply spent an afternoon with them capturing who they are with no artifacts.

Photography: Jean- Laurent Gaudy

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