English Country Wedding: Rose + Robin

UK wedding bride and groom

Today’s wedding is a gorgeous celebration of love with friends + family from all over the world. Rose is from Australia and Robin is English, so it was important for them to incorporate traditions from both countries. They had a country wedding at Wethele Manor, which is a beautiful farm surrounded by 250 acres of Warwickshire countryside complete with on-site llamas, sheep, pigs and rams. This was a major selling point for the couple as Rose loves animals and Robin grew up in the countryside. :)

Rose + Robin both work on cruise ships in the USA and having so many friends and family from all over the world come to celebrate their special day with them was the highlight for the two of them. Their friends form a big part of their life and naturally formed a big part of the wedding. Many of the hundreds of glass bottles were sourced by a family member Johannah Dyer (who also wrote the table plan and all the place names in her beautiful handwriting), the music played throughout the day were all friends – from an acapella church hymn, to reception hour acoustic sets, to the first dance. And the night ended with the guitars out and singing under the stars, such a perfect and very typical ending for the couple. Thanks so much to Marianne Taylor Photography for the photos and big congrats to Rose + Robin!

UK wedding

UK wedding

gray and purple wedding invitation

wildflower bouquet

bride getting ready

double decker bus wedding

bride and father

Rose: There were so many amazing memories from the day! When my father saw me in my dress for the first time we both broke down filled with over whelming emotion. At our reception a dear friend of mine, Bree Shannon, who had flown from the US sang amazing grace acapella, you could have heard a pin drop, it was so surreal she sounded like an angel. To round it off our first dance was sung by another very talented friend Tommy Green Jr all the way from Canada, who sung Elvis's 'Falling in love'. It was as if Robin and I were the only two in the room, the happiness I felt dancing away with the love of my life to a room bursting with even more emotion and love is a memory I will cherish forever.

Robin: On the wedding day, Rose sitting on my lap for a few minutes during dinner. It was nice to stop, take a few minutes out of the proceedings, and focus on the two of us. Having her on my lap took me away from everything and everyone. She was mine and I'd love her forever.

bridesmaids in long dresses

flower hair clip

flower girl

UK wedding ceremony

UK wedding ceremony

UK wedding ceremony

wedding exit

wedding exit

Processional: The Bridal March from Lohengrin – Richard Wagner

Recessional: The Doors – Touch Me

First Dance: Tommy Green Jr playing Elvis Presley's Can’t Help Falling in Love

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom field

bride and groom

flower girl floral crown

chalkboard seating chart

wildflower centerpieces

vintage blue bottle favor

tissue pom decor

place setting


Keeping with the intertwining theme of our countries and countryside, the reception cocktails were a mix of a traditional English Tom Collins but with added wild Australian Hibiscus flowers – prepared by my usher/mixologist Justin Davies, the beer was Australian V.B. (Rose’s favourite), the main course of the menu was a traditional English Sunday roast complete with Yorkshire puddings (all vegetables locally grown) and the tables were lined with antique glass bottles filled to the brim with wild English and Australian flowers.

tissue pom decor

tissue pom decor

white cake with roses


Our brilliant desert table was put together by our dear friend Samantha Harvey, who created a fantastic ensemble of English and Australian deserts! It featured everything from Percy Pigs, to homemade mini pavolas, rocky roads, flap jacks, marshmallows, peanuts crunches, anzac biscuits, coconut ice, shortcake truffles, chocolate tequila chillies, lamingtons, red velvet cakes and everything else you could imagine!

pink mail box guest book

tea cup and saucer

note card

first dance


And their lovely wedding film by Mark Brown

When we first laid eyes on Marianne Taylor’s photography there was no other option for anyone else! Originally she was unavailable with plans to fly to Finland for her birthday, but due to the kindness in her heart she made herself available for our special day. When we got the photos back we were completely overwhelmed with emotion, she had captured our day so perfectly. On the day she was so friendly and it was so lovely to have her around. We were also lucky enough to have a top bloke in Ed Peers second shooting for Marianne too and after looking through our photos there were moments they captured where we didn’t even realize they were around. Another legend on the capture front was Mark Brown who shot our wedding on 8mm film.

Rose: Organizing an English country wedding from a moving cruise ship in the Caribbean islands when you are an Australian bride could possibly have to be one of the most difficult combinations possible and at times did seem impossible, but with the help of amazing friends and family it turned out to be a perfect day. The best advice I have is on the day to just let it be. You can't control everything that happens on the day. Just go with the flow, easier said then done I know but you just have to remember that the day is about celebrating love above all.

Robin: Take it easy, everything always works out in the end.

photography: Marianne Taylor Photography // second shooter: Ed Peers // venue: Lickey Church, reception at Wethele Manor // event planner: family friend, Johannah Dyer // floral design + hairpieces: Ethos // wedding dress: Monique Lhullier // shoes: Christian Louboutin // bridesmaid dresses: Truese // hair: Gemma Sutton // make-up: Chloe Mccall // groom suit: Slaters // cinematography: Mark Brown // invitations + paper goods: Love Vs Design // catering: Wethele Manor // cake + dessert table: Samantha Harvey

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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for the beautiful feature! Loved being part of this wedding sooo much. x

  2. LOVE the details from this wedding. The flowers are amazing…almost like a wildflower look…but so much more. Fabulous job!

  3. a gorgeous couple. love the bridesmaid dresses too.

  4. What a beautiful wedding and couple

  5. I am in LOVE with the ceramic post box they used for their wedding cards! Where did she find it?

  6. Absolutely thrilled to be part of this day, such a lovely couple and always a treat to work alongside Marianne xx

  7. I absolutely love everything about this wedding and the photographic work is outstanding!!!

  8. these bridesmaid dresses are stunning, as are the bride and groom shots in the field. I love it.

  9. Wow,the wedding is so amazing and unique.Love the wedding’s every detail which is full of sweetness.Thanks for sharing the shoot!

  10. I love this wedding. What a beautiful and sweet bride, she looks so radiant and in love! Marianne captured the day wonderfully as usual and I love Mark Brown’s film: so charming and evocative.

  11. Loved the ladies’ hair and makeup! The bride’s lei was FABulous!! I agree with most comments: the bride looked so happy and in love. Everything looked perfect!

  12. What a wonderful wedding and a gorgeous couple. It looked like a day full of love and quotations of love. A fantastic setting, beautiful flowers and original ideas used for the stationery and the table dressings. My best wedding quotes couldn’t describe how lovely it looks. Congratulations to them.

  13. I like the wedding dress. It looks so amazing and elegant. Lace dresses are very popular these years

  14. The wild looking flowers are something I’ve never seen at a wedding before but work beautifully. The post-boxes are a wonderful touch. All in all an absolutely visually stunning day. Wish I could have been there.

  15. the Bridesmaid dress is so beautiful!

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