Allie and Sam’s backyard English Country Garden wedding!

Allie and Sam’s backyard English Country Garden wedding!

Phwoar. This is probably the most detail heavy wedding I've shot, and thus you'll probably see more details than my usual wedding blog posts, but there's no way I couldn't share and give credit to the amazing team behind this wedding. Allie is an American designer and she was keen for an English Country Garden Wedding. Sam is an English country boy so luckily it made perfect sense to have the wedding in Sam's family back garden! Allie got ready at holiday cottages a few minutes away with her friends and sister who had all flown in, whilst Sam got ready at home. Allie wore a Jenny Packham dress and her bridesmaids wore matching lilac dresses. Sam wore a blue suit with kraken socks. That's right. Giant squid sea monster socks. What a dude! The ceremony overlooked a beautiful lake with rolling green fields, marked by this incredible rose frame created by Jay Archer. After the ceremony they had drinks in the lounge area of the garden, which had been set up with vintage furniture and traditional lawn games and a white bouncy castle!

The dinner barn was just stunning, the THREE cakes were created by the wonderful French Made, who I cannot recommend highly enough, I tasted some cake and not only is it pretty but it's also very tasty! The barn was decorated with floral tripods, floral table runners, succulents etc. from Jay Archer. The table plan was a book shelf of books named after classic English novels, complete with white animal ornaments and more florals styled by Curious Fair! There was a vintage ice cream caravan from Sugar Mice for dessert, a firepit tent where people could utilise their wedding favours i.e. smores kit. The American contingency found it hilarious that the Brits had never tried smores and really enjoyed showing us how it's done!! Thank you to Sam and Allie and Ralph the goat for having me at your special day!


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  • Posted August 11, 2015 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Gorgeous work Marianne, love this wedding and all the details. Really lovely x x x

  • Posted August 11, 2015 at 12:26 pm | Permalink


  • Posted August 11, 2015 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous wedding, love that flower arch & the white bouncy castle!

  • Posted August 12, 2015 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! Love all the details!

  • Posted August 12, 2015 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    This is absolutely awesome. Xxx

  • Jay Archer
    Posted August 13, 2015 at 6:08 am | Permalink

    LOVED working on this with you- the flowers were my fave to date! We loved making them. x

  • Posted August 17, 2015 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    I love love love this wedding! Bouncy castle shot is brilliant and the shot through the grooms legs!
    Marianne you are one talented Tog. Beautiful fun couple

  • Anesta
    Posted August 26, 2015 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Blooming awesome. Love love love!

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