Rosie and Tom's wedding was a feast for the eyes. Everywhere you looked there was a homemade delight. They have such talented friends and family. They clearly all had a wonderful time dreaming, planning and creating their magical wedding weekend together!
Let's start by showing you their fabulous invitations, created by one of Rosie's friends.
Tom's mum, Maggie, spent hours sourcing all of the gorgeous vintage teapots that made the table centres. I think all of their family houses were searched for lace and pretty table cloths to adorn the ballroom for their vintage afternoon tea.
Maggie also made these amazing boats. The lace was from dresses she used to wear in her hippy days in the 70's.
Maggie made these boats as the table names. Such a lot of work went into each one!
The house was adorned with flowers and jam jar candles. Each one individually decorated.
Rosie's Mum, Julianne, is an interior designer. She has such an eye for putting together wonderful creations. I think she was the creative director, with Rosie, for the overall wedding design. It all looked magnificent! This Garland behind the top table was a work of art!!
Here it is in its finished glory. The 'Mr and Mrs' bunting was a lovely touch too!
Julianne also made all the rest of the bunting, which she cut from vintage embroidered or lace table cloths. It really was exquisite!
Now to Tom's wonderful cousin Lucy, who happened to be an extremely accomplished florist.
Look at these amazing bouquets!
And if that wasn't enough talent in one family, Auntie Kate made the wedding cake. Here she is adding the final touches. Every detail had been thought of, even down to the beautiful homemade cake stand.
The final creation was magnificent, accompanied by Grandad's ceremonial sword!
It was all hand's to the pump with the flower arranging on Friday. After a quick master class from Lucy the florist, Lucy (Rosie's sister) and Sophie (bridesmaid) set to it.
Tom's height came in handy for putting Julianne's wonderful bunting all around the house and garden (it must have taken her months to have made it all!)
I really liked their use of decoupage for the table plan and.......
this rather wonderful card box.
Tom's sister, Izzy, made this beautiful 'wishing tree'. She even managed to rope Ben, her partner into helping with the final touches.
It looked wonderful when finished.
There were so many fabulous ideas at this wedding, they were literally everywhere you turned. This is a drawing of Tom and Rosie's new house as a thumb print wedding keepsake.
Now for the tables themselves. Rosie made these biscuit favours herself, after being inspired on a recent biscuit making course.
These little menu cards helped the guests know what culinary delights they had in store for their afternoon tea.
The tables looked wonderful. My 8 year old daughter Millie described the scene well, after she peeked into the ballroom, she said "mummy it is very beautiful and very pink!"
The scene was set for the wedding weekend to begin. By all accounts they had a wonderful Friday night at the King's Arms, followed by the boys having a campfire around our fire pit. On Saturday morning the boys had fun on Putsborough beach sea swimming, whilst the girls sipped champagne.
The best man, Mark, gave the boys a little pep talk before the ceremony. They all looked rather wonderful in their raspberry coloured ties.
The girls looked amazing too, in their pink satin dresses. The lace of Rosie's dress complimented the vintage theme of the day wonderfully.
Rosie looked absolutely stunning as she stepped out with her dad.
Last minute decisions as to which way they were going to walk down the drive....
There was not a cloud in the sky and the rose arbour was in full bloom...perfect conditions for making an entrance.
Around the pond...
to a waiting Tom and all their nearest and dearest.
The guests then relaxed and chatted whilst enjoying a Pimms on the terrace in the sunshine.
Then for some canapes followed by a delicious afternoon tea.
A sweep stake on the speeches definitely added to the drama.
The best man's father won and accusations of foul play were launched!
After tea it was such a beautiful evening (the longest day of the year), the guests relaxed in the garden.
Croquet was popular too.
Then the first dance kicked off the evening celebration.
Candles twinkled in the hall...
and the cherub settle became a rather good photo booth.
I loved their gallery of photos throughout the years. Many a giggle was heard as guests looked through them!
Mark was looking very pleased with his bit of 'piggy' at the evening hog roast.
The croquet carried on into the evening and the twinkling candle jars looked lovely as the sun went down.
We served Tom's favorite local (well Somerset) cider on the bar. It went down a treat!
Everyone danced into the night to a fantastic band called 'The Breaks'.
A weekend to remember was had by all. All that is left to say is....
Tom and Rosie, we absolutely loved having your wedding at Pickwell Manor and so enjoyed seeing all that planning unfold into the most beautiful backdrop to a perfect weekend!