This cotswolds wedding will blow you away – from the incredible floral design to the personal touches it really was a truly special day! Josie said ” Charlie and I got married in our beautiful garden, in the Cotswolds this June. Our wedding was a celebration of all of our favourite things; we chose to champion local and British companies and create personal touches so that the day felt so true to us as a couple. Truly the garden party wedding day of dreams – it couldn’t have been a more perfect day! ” If you’d like to see more make sure to watch the YouTube videos the couple created. Or watch the video Jake created – Jake is one of my favourite videographers to work with & I recommend him to all of my couples.
Getting Ready for their cotswolds wedding
Josie got ready in her bedroom surrounded by her bridal party and her puppies! It was a perfectly relaxed morning with lots of dancing & singing along to music.
Josie said ‘As the dress was quite a statement design, which included removable sleeves and interchangeable belts, I kept my other accessories simple. Delicate floral diamond pieces were kindly loaned to me on the day from David Morris; I wore a small floral tiara in my hair, as well as daisy earrings an a simple necklace. The pieces were subtle, elegant, and a nod to our floral theme.’
The perfect church Ceremony
Just a stones throw from their beautiful home, you will find the sweetest little village church which was turned into an oasis of country garden florals. The Floward team did the most incredible job – from the huge arch on the doors to the meadows that ran all the way up the aisle. Josie got a lift up the road in a perfectly floral filled defender.
After the ceremony we were led back to the garden by a marching band to a relaxed drinks reception and afternoon tea. The arch in their garden was added to by the Floward team and it made the perfect backdrop for group photos.
Of course we had time for one of my signature ‘Vanity Fair’ inspired group shots.
Time for dinner!
Josie & Charlie chose my dear friend Jen from Jennifer Louise Weddings to plan their wedding weekend and it’s always a joy to work together. Jen’s work is always beautiful, elegant, thoughtful for the guests & runs like clockwork. The dinner tent was a perfect example.
Josie & Charlie’s couple portraits
For a couple who’s job is being an influencer & YouTuber having couple portraits taken is part of the job. I wanted to make sure the portraits felt romantic, elegant and truly personal so no part of it felt like work.
“This photo is my favourite; it was such an impromptu moment and truly sums up our wedding day – our garden is our happy place, and anyone who watches me on YouTube knows that I’m always gardening in pretty dresses, and why should anything be any different on my wedding day?!
Guests will know that this was NOT a staged photo; I simply couldn’t walk by my sweet peas without tucking them into their frame – so of course Charlie helped to lift my dress and avoid it trailing in the soil, while I tended to my blooms! My love of gardening is of course represented within the dress itself, you can see florals embroidered into the stitching, and these aren’t just any random flowers; they’re mine and Charlies favourite blooms from our very own garden; from Anemone Honouring, to Salvia and Erigeron. A herbaceous border in a bespoke bridal gown!”
After dinner & dancing
After an incredible meal guests were treated to cocktails & more champagne before the band began and the dance floor was well & truly open! Josie didn’t leave the dance floor all night while other guests enjoyed the garden as the sun set.
It really was the greatest joy to get to celebrate with Josie & Charlie and capture every beautiful detail. Josie very kindly left me the sweetest review – “I will be eternally grateful to Poppy and her team for the magic they created on our wedding day. On the day itself, it was a true pleasure and honour having Poppy by my side; from keeping us in check with timings – to capturing the most important parts of the day in such a natural style. The day flowed so naturally and getting the perfect photos was so seamless!! Every detail and every moment has been so perfectly captured by Poppy and I just love that we will remember these moments for many decades to come thanks to the gorgeous photos.”
Full supplier credits for J&C are here:
Photographer: Me! Poppy Carter Portraits
Florist @flowarduk @flowardco
Tableware & Dècor @theluxecollectionuk
String Quartet @beaustringquartet
Brass Band @londonbrassroamers
Napkins & Candles @bertioli.by.thyme
Table Runners @theknottednapkinco
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