Featured on Bride & Tonic: A QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH WEDDING // DAVID + LAUREN
january 25, 2019
This summer was one of the best Britain has seen in some years and today we bring you a very quintessentially English countryside wedding from a beautiful summers day! Not only this, the bride herself is a wedding planner at Lauren Alexander Weddings so we are in for a total treat and wedding dream with this gorgeous wedding! Lauren tells us more about her and David’s big day…
David + Lauren’s Story
We first met over 7 years ago at a friends party, I was with someone at the time, but thought David was very handsome. We got on so well, chatting about everything, but then the party ended and so did our time together.
Fast forward and 3 years later, I saw him on Facebook as ‘People you may know’, feeling brazen I added David and we decided to meet in Bristol for a quick drink, a week later, I went to Bath to meet him and we saw each other every single weekend for 5 months before I upped my life in Cardiff and moved to Bath to be with him.
We love travel, and have gone all over the world together, it became a running joke that each time we went away people thought we would come back engaged. It wasn’t until 3 years into our relationship and on a trip to Venice that David popped the question.
We got married in a lovely small church in Milton on Stour. We chose Larmer Tree Gardens as the reception venue as it encapsulated everything we wanted in a venue. It was open, private and historic.
We love nature and walking, and it felt like a mini Stourhead, another favourite place to visit. With all the different hidden places to walk, explore and enjoy we thought our guests would have a really lovely time. It gave us the opportunity for people to do lots of things whilst the photos were being done, and with the badminton, croquet and boules it was quintessentially English which again is very us!
Our theme was a little mixed, we love greenery and were also inspired with our loves. Our love of gin, our love of travel and our love of the outdoors… and mine of craft! We felt that choosing a theme of loves was ideal for our wedding, as we love sharing this with others.
I had a mare with my dress and even had a second one to change into in the evening – yet never actually wore it! My dress was Enzoani and bought from a shop in Taunton, Somerset.
These were beautiful deep blue Biba dresses that we got in the sale a year before, they were so floaty and the girls really enjoyed dancing the night away in them.
The cake was Indulge Catering, a four tier semi naked lemon cake with lemon buttercream. This was sat on a piece of wood cut and waxed by my uncle.
Our flowers were a mixture of our florist Twig and Twine and DIY. We had beautiful hanging foliage of asparagus fern, eucalyptus, ivy and soft ruscus from the chandeliers and an archway made from ferns, monstera and lots of tropical leaves. We also had foliage garlands to tie around our vintage ladders we had bought from a Brocante and vintage French markets.