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To give you a bit of background on myself, I got my first taste of weddings at the tender age of 23 when I was lucky enough to attend the A-list celebrity wedding of Victoria and David Beckham. I didn’t realise it at the time but the Beckham wedding ignited my passion for the wedding industry.

After editing Cosmopolitan Bride magazine, and freelancing for national bridal and non-bridal magazines, I decided to launch Style & the Bride.

I know that you are about to embark on one of the most exciting times of your life. My aim is to help you achieve the most incredible wedding day, your style, your way.

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Marina Licht, Editor


How gorgeous does Holly look in her Emma Victoria Payne dress? Perfect for her glamping/A Midsummer Night's Dream wedding. Her make up was by Make-up by Katy and Sarah Bridson did her hair.
23rd September 2016

A Glamorous Glamping Wedding With A Midsummer Night’s Dream Style

I am so excited to share with you Holly and Jake’s gloriously glamorous glamping wedding. When Holly emailed me some photographs to show me a taster of her wedding, I just knew I had to feature it.

I love everything about this glamping wedding! From Holly’s beyond stunning Emma Victoria Payne wedding dress to the gorgeous wedding flowers by Foxgloves and Glory, you can’t help but be captivated by their big day. The couple got married on the 25th June 2016 at the home of Holly’s parents in West Melbury, Dorset.

Holly and Jake first met at a nightclub in London when they were at university. They dated for seven and half years before Jake proposed. According to Holly, the proposal was very romantic, and I couldn’t agree more. ‘It was planned with the help of the friend that had introduced us’, says Holly. ‘I was due to fly to Sri Lanka for five weeks last summer for work. Jake conceived this plan to get me back to the night club where we had met the day before I was due to fly away… on a Tuesday lunch time! When I arrived, a guy who I thought was the manager came over. He started chatting to us about our musical likes and dislikes. He then started singing Al Green’s ‘Let’s Stay Together.’ When he finished, Jake got down on one knee and poured his heart out. I was bowled over.’

When it came to her wedding dress, Holly knew that she didn’t want a gown in white or cream. ‘I drew up some ideas based on Valentino’s couture dresses from SS15. I then caame up with a bespoke design with Emma Victoria Payne,’ says Holly. ‘It was really important to me that the dress would fit the surroundings. As we got married in a country church, I wanted it to complement the church and not clash with it. The real eye turner of the dress was the train, which had beautiful red and pink flowers on the hem and up the centre.’

Holly kept her accessories simple and chose a delicate gold and diamond floral tiara from Ivory & Co. Her godmother loaned her some diamond flower stud earrings, and Holly wore suede pink low block heel sandals by MIU MIU. She also wore a light champagne coloured veil that worked well with the dress Later on in the evening, Holly wore a pink flower crown that she kept on all weekend.

Holly and Jake decided to have their wedding on the same weekend as Glastonbury, which was just down the road from them. They had on site glamping for all their guests, just perfect for their glamorous glamping wedding. Their big day was beautifully photographed by Jay Rowden and was planned by Georgie Maytum and Izzy Hexter

A glamorous glamping wedding with A Midsummer Night’s Dream style

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How gorgeous does Holly look in her Emma Victoria Payne dress? Perfect for her glamping/A Midsummer Night’s Dream wedding. Her make up was by Make-up by Katy.

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Isn’t the detail on Holly’s dress just incredible?

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Holly and Jake’s glamping wedding took place on the same weekend as Glastonbury.

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Isn’t this a gorgeous photograph of Holly and Jake?

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How stunning is Holly’s bouquet by Vic from Foxgloves and Glory. ‘I wanted it to look very organic and whimsical, nothing too pristine,’ says Holly.

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The beautiful flower archway at the entrance to the church.

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Jake’s buttonhole perfectly suited the style of their wedding.

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I love the low back of Holly’s bridal gown.

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Holly’s hair was done by Sarah Bridson.

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The back of her hair looked equally as great.

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Holly’s bridesmaids all wore dresses in the same mint colour by J. Crew, but different styles to suit their figures.

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Holly and Jake exchanging wedding vows.

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The couple after saying ‘I do.’

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A kiss for the newly married couple.

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Holly and Jake being congratulated by their bridesmaids.

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The couple being showered by confetti by family and friends.

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Holly and Jake making their way to the reception.

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Holly and Jake walking into their reception.

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I adore the relaxed feel of the couple’s reception.

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The food was provided by their good friends, Julian and Saya Dyer.

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Some of the drinks that were available at the bar.

The perfect place for a glamping wedding.

The perfect place for a glamping wedding.

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Holly and Jake’s wedding cake was made by Fondant Fox.

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