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A Gorgeous Quintessentially English And Whimsical Wedding

How gorgeous is Laura's headdress? Her flowers were by Laura from Wild Willow. Her hair and make-up was by ID.

You can’t help but look at Emma and Bret’s whimsical wedding and smile. The couple officially married at Beaconsfield Old Town Registry Office on the 11th May 2014, but did not get around to celebrating their wedding until the 31st August 2016 at Upwaltham Barns. According to Emma, their proposal story is a little unconventional.

They actually first met at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music and dated for three years before getting engaged. ‘Bret had applied to study Scoring for Motional Picture and Television at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, ‘says Emma. ‘Upon hearing the news that he had received a place, we were over the moon at the prospect of undertaking this adventure together. However, our thoughts quickly turned to how I would be able to join him stateside and we decided that the best thing for it would be to get married. With visa applications looming, we had very limited time to tie the knot. We had a wonderful day, consisting of a very small service at a local registry office, followed by pizza and prosecco at our favourite Italian restaurant. Almost two years later, we have finally gotten round to holding our ‘rewedding’ and we are happier than ever.’

When Emma booked her appointment to look for a bridal gown at Isabella Grace, she knew that her dress had to be full lace with long sleeves. ‘However, like so many brides, I found myself ending up with something entirely different,’ explains Emma. ‘I had actually tried on a few dresses before the Lusan Mandongus gown and I knew immediately that it was the one. The A-line lace skirt overlaid with a tulle train gave such an ethereal and romantic impression, whilst the fitted lace bodice with the plunging back kept the dress feeling young.’

Both Bret and Emma wanted to have a whimsical wedding that was quintessentially English. ‘As soon as we visited Upwaltham Barns, we knew it was perfect,’ says Emma. The breathtaking country surroundings and the rustic charm of the renovated barns were exactly what we were looking for. Once we had chosen our venue, all the other styling choices seemed to fit into place and I decided on a loose theme of English woodlands.’

The photographer for Emma and Bret’s gorgeous whimsical wedding was Tim Simpson.

A Quintessentially English & Whimsical Wedding

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How gorgeous is Emma’s headdress? Her flowers were by Laura from Wild Willow. Her hair and make-up was by ID.

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Emma wanted the flowers at their wedding to be delicate, fairy like and slightly wild looking. Her bouquet included Emma’s favourite flowers, daisies.

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How gorgeous is Bret’s wedding buttonhole?

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Bret waiting for Emma at the wedding ceremony.

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A gorgeous photograph of Emma and Bret.

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Whites and greens were the prominent colours at the couple’s wedding.

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Emma and Bret being sprayed by confetti.

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Just gorgeous flowers.

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Emma’s bridesmaids wore lovely dresses from Kelsey Rose.

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A fun photograph of Emma and Bret.

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Emma sourced some beautiful woodland animal prints by artists Cally Conway to use in place of table names.

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This is such a dreamy photograph of Emma and Bret.

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Chips were served in cute cones at the couple’s reception.

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Emma’s bridesmaid Ione runs her own baking business called Twit Twoo Bakery, and she made the cake.

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  1. Great to see this wedding on Style and the Bride, they were such a fun couple, the type you want to be your friends afterwards! I wish i could bottle whatever it was that made this a stand out wedding, it was such fun to photograph.

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