Rock my Wedding – Abi and Greg
Nothing says elegant and tasteful like Abi and Greg’s gorgeous wedding, which featured in Rock My Wedding. With a simple colour scheme of white and green; every inch of decor was gracefully thought through and masterfully coordinated. Our gorgeous bride Abi had her mind set on designing her own wedding dress, and designed her dress she did! Abi enjoyed every step of the process, and the finished piece showed her unique attention to detail.
From the subtle decor styling of whites and greens, to the stunning invitations designed by the bride and groom themselves; the entire day had its very own personalised feel, overflowing with both romance and flawless elegance.
In other words this wedding was simply beautiful! Thank you Greg and Abi for sharing your special day with us.
Abi the Bride: Designing my own dress was so much fun that I really do miss the process. From the initial sketch to sourcing beautiful fabrics and trims, and working with Rebecca Yong (an amazing pattern cutter who kindly agreed to make it for me), was a great experience.
I decided a simple silhouette design would suit me best, going for clean lines with delicate detail. I knew I wanted a plunging neckline and an open back and felt the long sleeves added a sense of elegance to the overall look. I found the lace through Matthew at Bradshaw & Bradshaw, it had a beautiful scalloped edge and extended floral border, which was great as we were able to place the border in various ways.
The main skirt and bodice fabric was a beautiful sand washed silk which had just the right amount of weight and drape. I was able to move with ease and that was the main aim. I am so grateful to Becky for creating my dream dress.
For my shoes I splashed out on a pair of Valentino rock stud block heels in ivory with gold studs. I don’t tend to wear a lot of jewellery, but knew I needed something to compliment the plunging neckline of my dress, so I went for a very delicate necklace with tiny diamonds within a V-shape.(Varro Honeycomb pendant by Astley Clarke at Liberty).
Greg the Groom: I went for a three piece Paul Smith ‘Soho’ suit in navy – it was already a great cut that didn’t need any tailoring bar the trousers being taken up slightly. The shirt was a Paul Smith double-cuff in a breathable fabric (which definitely helped on the warm day!). The silver bow tie was from Favourbrook in a dragonfly pattern, and I wore Grenson ‘Declan’ Chelsea boots which are great as they continue the flow of the suit – it all seems more ‘together’. My wife bought me a Uniform Wares watch in rose gold (to match my wedding ring), which I was given on the day.
Abi and Greg knew that Brympton house was the venue for them, as they loved the many different spaces throughout the house as well as the on site chapel.
“We went to see the venue on a bright and sunny spring day, which really showed off the yellow stone of the building. Initially, we fell in love with the Great Hall, the way the light beamed through those windows was pretty spectacular. We then went to Castle House where the ceremony takes place and fell in love instantly, for us it had a church feel (without being a church), it was the right amount of rustic versus elegance.”
Brympton house provides locations for all of your wedding to take place, as well as some amazing scenery, which Greg and Abi clearly loved.
Abi and Greg were able to find their photographer for the day, David Jenkins, through our “Suppliers that we LOVE” list who, as can be seen from the images, did a fantastic job at capturing their special day!
“David has an amazing eye for the candid and spontaneous, and we wanted a relaxed, genuine and natural look to the day; he was the perfect choice. We didn’t want endless family photos, as there are so many people to see and catch up with, and this suited us and David perfectly… He has a wonderful eye and great depth of focus – we would thoroughly recommend him”
This wedding was seamless and elegant, and Brympton house was most definitely the perfect place for it to have taken place!