Cat and Reece held their beautiful farm wedding on the 25th July 2015 with a ceremony at Battle Abbey in East Sussex followed by a marquee reception at Cat’s family home, Lower Marley Farm. It was a gorgeous day where the main aim was to keep things relaxed, informal and to throw the best party they possibly could for their family and friends….
We just wanted to give everybody in our lives the best party and celebration we could. Using my families farm helped keep costs down and meant we could invite everybody we wanted with no number restrictions. I love the vintage look and a country farm wedding lends itself to that.
We love the LPM Bohemia canvas pole tent with its gorgeous country inspired lining. We also love all of the vintage and rustic inspired elements from the decor to the bar – they all work so well together and create an overall country garden look that is eclectic and full of personality.
Look out for the self service bar with mix matched glasses that each guest got given along with their own label so they couldn’t lose their glass; the ring for a kiss bell; and there home made game of guess who featuring all of their guests. Genius!
Cat and Reece tell us all about their gorgeous wedding day…
The Perfect Dress for a Farm Wedding…..
My dress was from Ozlem Suer. It wasn’t the typical white dress. I liked the vintage slightly boho feel but also still looking like a wedding dress. The colour caught my eye as soon as I walked into the shop. I had tried on lots of fitted mermaid style dresses that looked beautiful on but for a farm wedding this was more comfortable. I even had them cut the underskirt to knee length to make it cooler and easier to walk in.
My veil was my something borrowed from a very close friend and my shoes were brought in the sale from Debenhams for just £12! I also wore a bracelet that was a re purposed necklace my grandfather gave to my mother when she was a child. It ended up being my ‘old new borrowed and blue.’
Vintage Inspired Decor, Wild Flowers and Wooden Hearts….
Wild flowers and hay bales from the surrounding farms. An old dresser I painted and some horseshoes my mother picked up from a friend. We also had little wooden hearts with our married name and wedding date on them as a token gesture as our favours
Effortless & Relaxed Photography….
Our photographer was Denise from One Love Pictures. We chose Denise because of her effortlessly relaxed style. Her webpage really showcased her affinity with nature and her ability to capture real smiles rather than posed ones. I loved that she was comfortable trudging through our fields and was open to my suggestions throughout. We’ve ended up with some incredibly beautiful shots of all our family and friends. Denise’s fun but passionate personality shines through them all.
A Saxophone, DJ and MC…..
A good friend from my teen years pulled through for me and provided all the music which was a massive hit. Brendan and his friends made the atmosphere totally chilled and relaxed in the day and gradually built up the tempo to a full on party in the night. Many people commented they’d never seen a DJ play Sax and MC at a party before it was spectacular.
A Naked Wedding Cake….
Our cake was made by a friend of my mothers that lives in the village. We wanted a naked cake because I don’t like icing, I wanted it to be quite imposing but simple.
Taking time out of the wedding between venues we took our twin girls for a drive for 30 mins and just spent time together. It felt like we had sneaked off but it was lovely to be just us for a bit on our big day.
The Line Up
Photography: One Love Pictures
Ceremony Venue: Battle Abbey
Reception Venue: Lower Marley Farm
Bride’s Dress: Ozlem Suer
Bride’s Shoes: Debenhams
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Ebay
Bridesmaid Shoes: Primark
Make Up: Grace Benson
Marquee: LPM Bohemia
Catering: The Saucy Sow Hog Roast Company
Music: Brendan Mills
Flowers: Dutch Flower
Cake: Asselton Cakes