The guests were all invited to a christening of two little sisters...little did they know, they would also be celebrating the wedding of mom & dad! Only two of their friends were in on the secret, and even the bride's own mom was surprised. Beautiful Katie put on her Victoriana
gown in a secluded back room, pulled her mom aside to share the news, and then they let the guests know right before our bride walked down the aisle. I'm not crying...are you?
First things first, the wedding of Katie and Josh. The bride wore our vintage inspired Victoriana
gown, which she found with one of our UK stockists, Serendipity Brides
, and it just suited her perfectly. Intricate details to compliment the ornate Church of All Saints, Churchill
...the Guipure lace motif almost mirrors the arched leaded glass windows perfectly! The strapless sheath made for a stunning bride, and fitted to perfection, she was able to truly enjoy her day, carry those little ones, dance with her new husband, and truly be IN all of these precious moments. The church (and our pretty bride) was adorned with florals by Perkins Florist
, and following the couple's vows, it was time for the christening.
After the ceremonies, our beautiful couple had to sneak off for some photos of just the two of them...and wow, how gorgeous are these two captured by the lens of Rebecca Walters
?! They've been together since 2013, have two precious daughters, and now, they have this gorgeous wedding day to look back on and remember always. Sometimes a bride-to-be will say in the early planning stages, that they've been together as a couple for so long, that a wedding feels irrelevant. I beg to differ. Taking time out to dress up, recite heartfelt vows, invite all of your loved ones to be witness to your partnership...it's a powerful and beautiful thing. We have so few rituals left in our modern lives, but don't underestimate the impact that a wedding still has. And once the day finally arrives, any doubts simply vanish in the beauty and magic of the day.
And now, on to the celebrations at Daylesford Farm
. Organic food, a gorgeous tented garden, and music to keep the party going with Big Gospel Choir
who performed at the church as well. By the way, our bride chose a "wrist loop" to carry the train of her dress. This is an alternative to a bustle, where the back of the gown is pinned up to keep it from dragging on the ground for the reception. The wrist loop can be done also as a finger loop, and some of our brides will opt for this, or even choose this as well as a bustle, so they have both options to manage their trains after the ceremony and couple's portraits. As you can see, Katie had a blast dancing, and looked so pretty showing off the elaborate scalloped lace train of her dress.
Congratulations to this sweet little family. I'm so happy for the four of you, and I know that these memories will mean so much to you and your children as you grow together. Cheers to a lifetime of love.
Dress: Victoriana by Claire Pettibone
Stockist: Serendipity Brides
Photographer: Rebecca Walters
Ceremony Venue: Kingham Churches All Saints, Churchill
Flowers At Ceremony Venue: Perkins
Gospel Choir: Big Gospel Choir
Celebration Venue: Daylesford Farm
Flowers At Celebration Venue: Daylesford Farm