An English Bohemian Summer Wedding: Gi + Laurence

england wedding

Talk about a stylish couple! And how rad is Laurence’s suit above?! Definitely one of the best dressed grooms I’ve seen. And Gi’s Ralph Lauren gown with her flower crown – so perfectly boho chic! You probably won’t be surprised to learn they are both designers: Gi is in fashion, while Laurence is an Art Director. I just love how Gi describes her wedding as an “informal bohemian style summer wedding – young, easy, relaxed with a little bit of attitude!” The whole day was held at the beautiful Bratton Farmhouse in Somerset valley (UK) and the ceremony was held in front of a giant flower heart in the garden. There were only six guests plus the couple and their adorable dog, Little Mary. Thanks so much to Rosie Parsons for the lovely photos and congrats to Gi + Laurence!

england wedding

illustrated wedding invitation

illustrated wedding invitation

bridesmaids in flower wreaths

heart flower altar

From Gi, The theme of the wedding was an informal Bohemian style and I just knew exactly which designer I’d wear for my big day. A Ralph Lauren dress and cute little white Repetto ballet flats and I’m good to go! I have always loved Ralph Lauren – the romantic mood he creates, so effortlessly beautiful. I fell in love with my dress at the very first glance when I saw it on their spring/summer 2011 runway show. It is just a very easy chic piece, an iconic style dress from Ralph Lauren, so much detail behind all that simplicity. It fit perfectly with the spirit of the wedding. I phoned the Ralph Lauren store on Bond Street and they specially ordered it for me straight after the catwalk. I tried it on and it fit like magic, no need to alter anywhere and I knew it’s a sign.

groom in bowtie

english ceremony

english ceremony

english ceremony

bride in flower hair wreath

bride in flower hair wreath

All the boutonnieres and flower crowns are made in individual colours to match everyone’s outfits – they made the day look so magical. The flower crown really make me feel as pretty as a fairy and all the girls loved them! Charlie from The Real Cut Flower Garden did all the florals as well as the giant flower heart from the ceremony. The big heart flower piece was carefully prepared and specially finished on site by Charlie. It was wild and very amazing!

bridesmaids in maxi dresses

bridesmaids wearing flower hair wreaths

groomsmen wearing bowties

groomsmen wearing bowties

llustrative wedding invites

tent reception

There had to be some specific element that showed an extension of my personality. To light up the mood and to make everyone just that little bit happier, I hand-drew witty, personally illustrated placecards for each guest rather than old fashioned table name tabs. Other humorous illustrations with Laurence and me were just dotted around for quests to spot. Vintage fashion Barbies and mini cheeky rubber ducks ready did an awesome job to boost the energy on the food and drinks table!

pink tablescape

picnic tablescape

illustration drawings

bridesmaid in flower hair wreath

english wedding

cherry favor bags

bridesmaids in flower hair wreath

orange top wedding cake

bride and groom

We never wanted an all singing and all dancing wedding. We always thought a wedding should be fun rather than traditional, intimate rather than distant and cliche. Doesn’t have to be picture-perfect. It should be all about just having a chilled and beautiful day with our beloved friends and remembering this lovely moment. We didn’t even have a speech. It’s really was just going with the flow.

What a perfectly perfect day! Totally obsessed with all the girls flower crowns and the giant flower heart. Congrats again to Gi + Laurence for having the wedding of their dreams!

vendors:
photographer: Rosie Parsons Photography // venue: Bratton Farmhouse, Somerset // floral design: The Real Cut Flower Garden // bride’s dress: Ralph Lauren // bride’s shoes: Repetto // groom’s suit + shirt: Paul & Joe // groom’s bow tie: Peckham Rye

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