Being a country kinda gal myself, first sign of a wheat field and the beautiful golden carpet it weaves, and I'm hooked, when I saw this wedding I was instantly drawn in to look. Here at Holly House, we look out over rolling fields ourselves ( well not too much rolling in Lincolnshire, but you get the picture I'm sure) and often we have either rape seed or wheat planted out onto our horizon.It makes the most beautiful backdrop to any photograph and supplies the most magnificent contrast to a blue sky and wistful clouds.( I have been know to be asked to stand in said field for photo shoots for other articles and writing I have done. I can tell you a dress and wheat fields are no mean feat when it comes to creating a beautiful image).
So when I came across Samantha and Mark's rural wedding with fields of gold featuring in their most exquisite photos, I just had to include this vintage styled country wedding in the blog.
I was keen to learn a little more about this lovely couple, speaking to Samantha she tells me: "I am 40, and run my own recruitment business, I am also a singer/songwriter.... oh and I love chickens! I have 8 of various breeds at our cottage in Woburn in Bedfordhire. Mark is 41 and a computer programmer. We have a 5 year old daughter together and 2 stepdaughters who were all bridesmaids.
I wanted a country wedding with a vintage feel and kept everything very simple and rustic. I’m lucky to have some very talented friends, one of whom did my flowers and the other who made my wedding cake. keeping with the rural theme, I even managed to include my old Land Rover Defender as my wedding car!
I wanted bold colours to match my simple vintage champagne dress and Mark's Burford suit,it was also important to me to have a seasonal feel . So our colour theme was based around sunflowers and Lavender. The sunflowers were grown in my friend’s garden and my other friend was kind enough to let us take the lavender from her garden!
Our venue was The Barns Hotel, a beautiful 13th Century Tithe Barn,in keeping with the theme the aisle was set with lime wash chivari chairs and each chair dressed with a sweet, chalk washed, love heart and a sprig of lavender".