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A Chic English Garden Wedding at Home

By Claire

There’s an unusual story to intro­duce this real wed­ding with — Matt had dis­cov­ered wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher Jonny Draper at Rebecca’s brother’s wed­ding last year, and the whole thing began with a phone call even before the pro­posal… Jonny him­self picks up the story:

“What a wed­ding. It was just per­fect. The amaz­ing weather smack bang in the mid­dle of a run of rain, thun­der, fire and brim­stone (it felt like it a few times!) and the most per­fect cou­ple. Bex and Matt.

I’ve known Bex & Matt for a cou­ple of years now. Last year I pho­tographed Bex’s brother’s wed­ding – Ben & Jor­dana. Bex was one of Jordy’s gor­geous brides­maids. I also pho­tographed Cather­ine & Richard’s wed­ding last year. Bex was one of Catherine’s gor­geous brides­maids. Matt was start­ing to feel the pressure…!!!

I had a phone call from Matt last year which is the best phone call I’ve ever had from a groom (although I didn’t know he was one of my grooms at that exact moment…)

Matt: “Hi Jonny, it’s Matt”

Me: “Hi Matt, how’s it going?”

Matt: “Great thanks – lis­ten, I’m going to pro­pose to Bex next week and I wanted to check your avail­abil­ity to shoot our wed­ding next year before I do!”

That is an awe­some phone call to get. I’ve known Matt’s fam­ily for a few years now, his gor­geous Mum, Sally, used to work at Flower Design and I’d done some fam­ily pho­tographs for them in the past and what with shoot­ing Ben and Jordana’s wed­ding last year and meet­ing her fam­ily then, I was sooooooooooooo excited about being involved in this wed­ding. I knew prac­ti­cally all the guests too!”

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There’s so much more to share with you and I’m excited to show you today’s wed­ding. Rebecca and Matt had a church wed­ding and a gor­geous party at home. Rebecca’s dress is a cus­tom design by Stew­art Parvin; her shoes are Louboutins. There’s a bril­liant lit­tle scene with a farmer (who gets a kiss!) and the most amaz­ingly colour­ful flow­ers and table cen­tre­pieces. Oh! And watch out for the kid­dies’ wed­ding favours — they’re fantastic!

All pho­tos are by the lovely Jonny Draper.

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Rebecca and Matt’s colour­ful Eng­lish gar­den wedding

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Who pro­posed, and how?

We went on a walk that we go on quite often, when we got to the top I turned around and Matt was on one knee! I loved it because it’s a spe­cial place for both of us and some­where we can keep going back to.

Wed­ding venue: St.Cuthberts Church Lytham & the gar­den of my par­ents house (Rebecca’s)

Wed­ding pho­tog­ra­pher: Jonny Draper (Our wed­ding date was booked around his avail­abil­ity

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How would you describe your wed­ding style? Chic Eng­lish Garden

The wed­ding ceremony:

Which read­ings did you choose? Mar­riage by Glenda Wilm, On Your Wed­ding Day (Author unknown) & Colos­sians 3 v 12–17

The wed­ding reception:

What were your wed­ding highlights?

Spend­ing the day with every­one we love, the speeches and the total luck of the beau­ti­ful sunny weather!

Wed­ding venue styling and details:

We col­lected loads of lit­tle bits and pieces that we liked through­out the year and spent the day and night before set­ting every­thing out! Weirdly it was not stress­ful at all the day before I had so much fun spend­ing time with my brides­maids mak­ing things!

Wed­ding music and entertainment:

We had a local guy Ash Parkin­son play­ing the gui­tar whilst every­one arrived which was per­fect back­ground music. In the evening we had The Dead­beats who were AMAZING and DJ Dave Den­ni­son who kept the party going long into the night!

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What did you wear?

Bride: Stew­art Parvin (An amaz­ing expe­ri­ence, I got to meet him and try on all the new col­lec­tion, he also makes rec­om­men­da­tions and in my case some small changes to the orig­i­nal design to make it exactly what I wanted & a one off)

Groom: Suits we hired from Slaters

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Mem­o­rable wed­ding day moments:

Doing our vows in church, we mem­o­rised them and it made it very spe­cial. Also get­ting in the car after the ser­vice and being able to relax with each other.

Wed­ding day advice:

Keep calm!! If some­thing doesn’t work on the day or if you run over on time don’t worry just go with it. As long as you are both happy every­one else will be…… After all they are all there because they love you!

Rec­om­mended wed­ding suppliers:

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