Today I’m sharing pictures from a beautiful, relaxed wedding in the Norfolk countryside. Jess and Tom’s wedding style was rustic and elegant, with so many pretty details. Jess created a lot of the wedding details herself, including the stationery and table decorations; she is very talented!
I really love Jess’ bridal bouquet. Full of foliage, it works so well with the rustic vibe. Their reception venue, a local village hall, provided a great space to style with rustic wedding decor, including a cool pallet bar, wooden seating plan, hessian bunting, lanterns and beautiful rectangular tables with white wooden chairs.
Jess’ bridal style is so relaxed. Her lace Monsoon wedding dress is absolutely gorgeous and shows that you don’t need to spend thousands on the perfect dress. The blush pink bridesmaid dresses from Next really complement Jess’ lacy number too.
If you’re looking for wedding inspiration that’s natural and rustic but with a modern twist then you’ll love these wonderful ideas, captured by Grace Elizabeth.
“Tom and I met through a mutual friend when we went out for a meal.
“Tom’s proposal was cute and relaxed by the river near my parents’ house; a route we’d very often walked. We’d spoken about getting engaged but I had no idea it would happen! That made it even more special.”
Simple and Elegant
“My wedding dress was from Monsoon. I tried on a few in different wedding shops but none of them really stood out, but the one I picked was just what I envisioned. It was simple, elegant and lacey with a beautiful bow at the back – I felt so special!
“My bridesmaids wore dusty pink dresses from Dorothy Perkins. The tops of their dresses were lace which correlated well with mine.
“Tom wore a bright blue suit from Next and the boys wore a similar colour suit from Debenhams. The men’s ties were dusty pink, and Tom wore a floral blue and dusty pink patterned tie.”
A Little Bit Rustic
“I’d describe our wedding styling as natural, relaxed and a little bit rustic. I love foliage and neutral natural colours. My inspiration was probably from Pinterest and my love for things wooden. Our seating plan was handmade with white calligraphy and we had logs for our cupcake stands.
“I did the table decorations and foliage myself along with the folded napkins, name cards and also the favours. My grandad and I made a bar out of pallets which worked so well, and we had buckets full of drinks in front of it. I designed and made our wedding invitations too which was really enjoyable; I was so pleased with how they turned out.
“My love of foliage meant that I had a high percentage of foliage in my bouquet. There were also dusty pink roses and thistles as the main flowers.
“Our main sit down meal was Thai, and it was amazing! Everyone said how different and unusual it was, but also how tasty. In the evening The Food Dude provided the most amazing crepes and waffles, and they arrived in their adorable done up horse box. That was definitely a hit!
“During our meal we had an acoustic set of relaxing music and then later on in the evening we had a full dancing set. The band are actually friends of ours and they did a fantastic job.
“Tom’s nanny kindly made our wedding cake; she is so talented! We had a three tier cake, with two fruit tiers and one Victoria sponge. It was white iced with a beautiful arrangement of handcrafted sugar flowers and foliage flowing down the sides. It was amazing!
“We found our wedding photographer on Instagram. I searched high and low for the right photographer and eventually came across Grace – I just loved her style! I honestly can’t pick one favourite picture – they are all incredible – but I really like those that were completely natural, especially the ones when we are laughing.”
Enjoy Every Moment
“I remember being really nervous on the morning of the wedding, but as soon as all the prep started the time just flew. Everyone I spoke to said make sure you spend time with your new husband, and the couple photos time was great for that.
“Our advice to other couples is to enjoy every moment. Also, if you can do it and save money, do it, and if you’ve got clever family, let them help! Don’t be afraid to shop around and spend lots of time talking through things, and ask yourself, ‘do we really need it?'”
Photography: Grace Elizabeth
Ceremony Venue: Fakenham Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
Reception Venue: Binham Village Memorial Hall, Norfolk
Wedding Dress: Monsoon
Bride’s Shoes: Deichmann
Hair and Make-Up: Clair Flaxmer and Becky Donnelly
Suits: Next and Debenhams
Bridesmaids: Dorothy Perkins
Flowers: Myrtle and Moss
Cake: Linda Wasmuth, Groom’s Nanny
Stationery: Designed by the Bride
Transport: Bride’s Father’s Classic Triumph Stag
Table Linen and Chair Hire: Grice and Foster