Lisa and Chris’s Wedding
We are so in love with every aspect of Chris and Lisa’s beautiful wedding! The entire day was put together so elegantly and the soft pastel colour palette of peach, white and blush created a warm and intimate atmosphere. Stunning Bride Lisa was confident in the type of styling she was going for, and as she runs her own stationery and design company. We can only imagine the excitement that came with her wedding day and finally designing her own gorgeous wedding stationery!
The Bride and Groom both looked wonderful and we are so lucky to have been a part of their beautiful wedding and host it here at the house. These beautiful photos are courtesy of the wonderful Emma Pilkington
You won’t be able to stop smiling while going through these timeless and beautifully captured images so take your time and enjoy them.
Lisa The Bride: I’ve never really been one of those girls that dreamt about their wedding dress since they were little – probably too tom boy/geek than all things girly. Even as I grew older I didn’t think too much about it, but working in the wedding industry (I design wedding stationery) means that I see wedding dresses pretty much every working day on social media, so I definitely had an idea of the sort of style I would choose if/when my turn came. When the time did come, I didn’t have a long list of ‘must-haves’ about the dress but I knew I wanted something with straps or sleeves and ideally a low back.
I came across Anna Campbell’s dresses on Instagram and pretty much loved everything she created. All very boho/beachy style but designed with stunning and delicate details – meaning they would still suit a more traditional style venue. I started my search by booking appointments at stockists that sold Anna Campbell and was delighted that Coco & Kate was one of these. I’d followed their Instagram account for a while and Sophie (the owner) seemed really sweet! It turns out she is just as lovely in person and made me feel very special from the second I walked into her amazing boutique. I looked through all the designer dresses and tried many on, saving the Anna Campbell ‘Coco’ dress till last. I loved it. The low back and detailed straps were exactly what I’d been looking for – so elegant and beautiful.
With the dress I wore a Helen Martin veil, also from Coco & Kate. I hadn’t decided about the veil prior to trying the dress but knew if I did have one then I wanted something long, thin, simple and elegant. It really helped being able to try on the dress and the veil at the same time and as soon as I saw them paired I knew I had to have it!
Chris the groom: Deciding on what Chris would wear did not take long at all and we both completely agreed that it would be something quite informal. Chris is definitely more of a jeans and t-shirt kinda guy so a traditional morning suit was always going to be far too formal. He also decided that if he was going to invest in a decent suit then it should definitely be something he could wear again. Navy is his colour and that worked well with the rest of the wedding, so that’s what he went for. He got his suit from the Ralph Lauren flagship store in New Bond Street, and it was a really enjoyable day.
Shoes was a difficult one for Chris, although they always are – I don’t envy men when it comes to shoe shopping! I think we went shoe shopping on 4 separate occasions before he found a really nice stylish pair from Churches – you definitely get what you pay for with mens shoes and you could really see the quality in these.
The wedding venue was very important for Lisa and Chris, as they think the venue should be the first thing on everyone’s list when planning a wedding. Once viewing Brympton house, they immediately knew that this was the place that their wedding was going to be held! They loved every aspect of it, as well as the flexibility to comfortably move from one beautiful space to another. They were completely sold!
“After visiting many venues Brympton House was the very last one we had booked in. By this point I’d pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I wasn’t going to get that ‘feeling’ and actually lots of venues would be perfectly nice. But as we drove up the long drive and turned to see the house lit behind the sinking sun, I grabbed Chris’ hand and squeezed it. Then I knew. And so did he (he just doesn’t like to get excited too quickly). We walked around the venue and I loved every space and how each part of the day would take place in a different area. An old chapel house for the ceremony, a beautiful terrace backed onto a lake (with swans!) for the drinks reception, a big light and airy space for the wedding breakfast, an old stable house with firepits in the courtyard for the evening reception and the bonus that guests could sleep in the house too. It was perfect.” – Lisa the Bride
While searching for photographers, Lisa and Chris came across Emma Pilkington and really loved her style. After a successful engagement shoot, they booked Emma right away, who did a fantastic job with capturing all of their beautiful moments.
“I’m a huge fan of light and colour, so wanted a photographer that used natural light to create soft yet luminous images… We organised an engagement shoot way back in February (freezing cold on a Welsh beach) to meet Emma and also get a feeling for her style first hand. Emma was really lovely and had a very relaxed, unobtrusive style, which for camera nervy people (especially Chris) was another big plus point.”
Check out some more delicious details from their beautiful day, captured by the remarkably talented Emma Pilkington Photography