A Rustic wedding with a french twist…

Rustic Charm & Vintage Details…

This gorgeous wedding of Holly and David, photographed by Mr & Mrs Unique supplier Jessica Withey Photography, is a lovely mix of rustic charm and french detailing.

Set in the idyllic Hertfordshire countryside this wedding is full of pretty flowers, awesome vintage cars, lace bunting and dickie bows! I was super chuffed to hear Holly used our directory and blog as a source of inspiration, and to help her find fab wedding suppliers! Great to see Jess and Sausage & Pear being used at her big day!!

Wedding Venue: St Nicholas Church, Hinxworth, Hertfordshire

Reception Venue: A local barn on a working farm

Jess from Jessica Withey Photography…

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Why you love this wedding…

Holly and David were just an absolute dream to photograph. Their day absolutely epitomised genuine, honest and beautiful love.

They made it so unique to them, and their personality shone throughout all the details of the day, from the little old local chapel that they shared their vows in, to the rustic barn around the corner with a twist of French charm woven in. Holly and David had well and truly done ‘them’ and it was just the best to get to be the one who captured it. Relaxed and classy. Awesome.

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What were the couple’s requirements…

Holly and David were the best kind of clients. They had no restricting requests, they just trusted me as the photographer they’d chosen, to capture the day as it happened. Real, and honest. They allowed me as the photographer to get just get involved, as if a were a guest, to capture the vibe and those real smiles, not the forced kind that you see in so many people’s wedding albums.

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Favourite details of the day…

I LOVED the little old guy playing the accordion as people arrived at the reception venue. How cool!?

Favourite moment of the day…

When David, during his speech, announced that they’d made earrings for Holly’s mum from the remaining diamonds from her grandmother’s wedding ring. I don’t know about anyone else, but I definitely shed a few tears here!

Holly & David…

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Tell us how you met and got engaged…

We met whilst at Cardiff University and were friends before it became something more. We got engaged on holiday in France whilst out for a walk on our last evening. David got down on one knee on a bridge over the river which runs behind Holly’s parents house. A special moment in a place that we both love.

Was your favourite part of the day…

We just loved every second! Looking around the room and seeing all of our friends and family in one space is just the best thing in the world.

How was your day unique…

The main thing that makes our day hard to replicate is the fact that Holly asked David’s best friends to re-form as a band for one night only as a surprise. They hadn’t played together for several years and they rocked!

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What was your budget…

Around £14,000

What was your biggest expense…

The food; but we knew this would be the case as it is so important to us and we wanted it to be a highlight of the day, we like nothing more than sharing great food with friends and family. Our caterers were fantastic and were able to accommodate all of our requests, they helped us to create a custom-made menu to include all our favourite French food.

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How did you save money…

By calling in favours from our talented family and friends for everything from making the cake, wedding stationary, sign-writing and to arranging the flowers. Holly’s parents worked their socks off from the second we got engaged making bunting, decorating jam jars, finding bargains at the French flea markets and crafting two huge ‘H’ and ‘D’ lights.

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What was it like working with your photographer…

As soon as we saw Jess’s website we knew she was the one for us! We loved her relaxed and informal style, we definitely didn’t want any ‘stand-in-a-line’ formal shots that went on for hours. We hardly noticed Jess was even there on our wedding day and she managed to capture the most special and genuine moments which we will treasure for life.

Advice to any couples about to get married…

Make sure you stick to your guns and plan your day how YOU want it to be. It really is a cliché but just enjoy every second, the day flies by in an instant.

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1 thought on “A Rustic wedding with a french twist…”

  1. Toni says:

    I just love the little boy holding the ‘here comes the bride’ banner! The advice at the end is good too!

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