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Gina & Oscar - April '22

It was easy to fall in love with Gina and Oscar’s dream day as soon as they shared their plans on their first visit. 

Bride, Gina, is an incredible blogger and has a very creative eye. Gina really embraced wedding planning as an event in itself - something that we believe is to be admired and encouraged. We often advise couples to really try and enjoy the planning process, as hopefully, it is a one-time experience (!) that should enhance the adventure of getting married. Therefore, it is also important to be aware of any part of planning that stops becoming fun (think, tying ribbons around 100 invitations) and to take a step back until the excitement returns. 

It was really beautiful to be a part of this planning journey. Gina had a trusty wedding planning journal that attended every meeting with her and whose pages could be heard rustling on the other end of every phone call we shared. It was such a lovely way to record the journey of putting everything in place for the wedding and by the time the big day arrived, it was a very well loved record of ideas, drawings, samples, images, notes, feelings, thought processes and ultimately, wonderful memories! 

A way of capturing all of your ideas in one place is really valuable while planning. There are many apps that you can use to collect images and make notes, or you may prefer to use a good old fashioned journal or mood board. Piecing together your ideas as a cohesive scheme before assigning elements to individual suppliers helps all of your suppliers to get an idea of the overall vision. If everyone is able to work from the same comprehensive view of your day then things are more likely to gel with the same cohesive vibe rather than disjointed separate elements.

Gina had started with a clear colour scheme that was inspired by the brickwork of the barn itself. Mellow, warm nude and terracotta tones were worked through table decorations, florals, bridal party outfits and hanging lanterns. Everything had been given careful consideration and no detail was overlooked. 

Gina and Oscar’s guests arrived to attend an emotional civil ceremony in the Woodshed, where draping and florals framed our bride and groom exchanging vows.

Gina’s gorgeous dress featured a sheer overskirt train that could be removed to reveal a much slinkier silhouette for evening dancing. Our bride was lucky enough to win her headpiece in a bridal competition and it was the perfect accompaniment to her chosen dress. 

The good luck continued as the weather allowed for drinks to be enjoyed on the lawn before the wedding breakfast was served followed by very touching speeches from the bride and groom and their nearest and dearest. 

Another of our brides creative triumphs was baking her own wedding cake. Having researched beautiful designs and practised baking the yummiest of flavours, the end result was the perfect addition to both the decor and the menu! 

It was so lovely to be a part of the planning journey with Gina and Oscar and to have had insight into such a special journal and the process that it tracked. We hope that it serves as a source of beautiful memories for you not only of the day itself but of the experience of creating that day to share with your loved ones.

Photographer - Georgia Rachael

Stylist & DJ - Quirk Events

Suits - Moss Bros

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