Photos by Ed Peers Photography
The Knot & Pop ladies…
I’m a big fan of Susie Young, the clever lady at Knot & Pop who offers a distinct creative touch to wedding and event theming and scheming. Based in London, I have followed her work across social media platforms for a while now and find that she is forward thinking and delivers such beautiful, unique styling to events. So when I came across this AWESOME wedding of Rachel & Dave, which they worked on I really, REALLY wanted to share it with you!!
Here Susie tells us about her clients, their wishes and how they went about making their dream wedding a reality…
Rachael and Dave celebrated their wedding with a wonderful weekend in the Devon countryside. With two amazing kids, Rachael and Dave wanted the wedding to be fun-filled for children and adults alike with a wedding that represented their loves and lives together. From the dance floor and Lindy Hop lessons where they first met, their story was told and weaved through their big day with the most personal of touches. Informal, inviting and enchanting, the day was packed full of surprises including the best best man’s speech from their 7 year old son.
The ideas were never-ending! Rachael pinned over 1000 images of inspiration (yes, really…possibly even more!) that we then discussed with her to pin point the core themes and schemes to create mood boards that acted as the guiding hand-print to the day. The venue provided lots of inspiration to the theme and the format of the day, enabling guests to make great use of the grounds.
With a retro illustrated style, the invites featured and highlighted the country feel of the day with abstract trees setting the scene. Corals, hot pink, pops of yellow and jade and sea green formed a fun palette for the day that blended across florals, tablescapes and outdoor seating areas. Above all else, the celebrations were to feel relaxed, fun and reflective of the couple and their family so they could have the best day of their lives together, under nothing but blue skies…
The ceremony took place in front of a lightning struck tree in the grounds of stunning South Allington House. A spiral hay-bale aisle was created which allowed the couple to walk passed every guest and soak up the incredible atmosphere.
For a more relaxed day, Afternoon Tea was served following the ceremony with rustic trestle tables dressed with runs of vintage doilies and sea green fabric wraps to allow the rustic nature of the tables to peek through.
The table plan featured photos of the family floating beneath giant cardboard cut-out balloons with guest names placed within. Each balloon was named after a Lindy Hop move, celebrating how Rachael and Dave first met.
Inside the marquee, large white balloons acted as table markers with the Lindy Hop name attached on over-sized luggage tags, with coral pom pom ribbons adding pops of colour that continued across napkins.
On each table a designated sous chef was given a silver salt-dough heart, pressed in vintage lace that the bride had made herself, signaling for them to collect and serve the fresh-from-the-oven scones and Afternoon Tea.
The great outdoors were brought in with large branches running the length of the marquee poles to create the natural and country-fun-filled day, that saw food trucks arrive in the evening to serve fish n chips and wood fired oven pizza, before the dance floor got underway with Lindy Hop lessons.
Just WOW!!! Incredible attention to detail and such lush photos! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. If you want to find out more about Knot & Pop you can visit their website here