The Story: Annabelle and Andree were friends of friends at university. Their paths crossed again a few years later….the rest is history! The couple had a scaled back wedding due to the COVID-19 pandemic (their wedding had gone from 200 to 30). They got the best of both worlds, a smaller formal intimate ceremony followed by a big party which allowed them to focus a lot more on the smaller details which made the day so much more personal.
The Location: A marquee in the bride’s family home. Annabelle and Andrew wanted to get married in Annabelle’s local church which was within walking distance from the reception venue. The vicar christened the bride and her siblings and married her sister in 2018. He came out of retirement especially to conduct the ceremony. It was also important to them that the bar was right next to the dance floor. Priorities!
The Vibe: An English village marquee wedding. Embracing the comforts of home and celebrating history, family and tradition.
The Details: A muted colour palette with mellow grey blues, greens and the traditional white. One of the most striking design elements was the gorgeous place settings adored with personalised stationery. The stationery featured a bespoke monogram which a graphic designer friend created for the bride and groom. Riffing off Andrew’s family name, “Foxwell”, the designer illustrated a fox surrounded by bluebells (a play on Annabelle’s name).
Tips & Highlights:
- Once the ceremony was complete, the wedding party and congregation paraded down the main street of the local village back to the house for the reception. This created a real sense of occasion and was a great way for guests to mingle.
- Hiring a marquee allowed Annabelle and Andrew to personalise their wedding by designing each element with their suppliers and making it their own.
- With around twenty-four wedding vendors involved, hiring a wedding planner to run the event on the big day was critical. The wedding planner worked with the bride and groom from six weeks prior to the big day and ensured that everything ran smoothly so they could relax and enjoy themselves.
Photographer: Lucy Davenport Photography // Planner: Amulet Events // Florals: Julia Dilworth Florals // Dress Designer: Justin Alexander // Bridal Boutique: Courtyard Bridal Boutique // Shoes: Rainbow Club // Accessories: Lily & Roo // Groomswear: Scotney’s of London Road // Bridesmaid Dresses: Divine Boutique // MUA: Kaye Salmon Make-up // Hair: The Manor Salon // Catering: Burnt Lemon Chefs // Bar: Liquid Bars // Videographer: Blue Ridge Films // Band: The Rockets Collective // Marquee: T&L Marquee Hire // Furniture: Rio Lounge // Table Linen: 88 Events // Crockery: Whitehouse Event Crockery