Poetry in motion

South Farm set the scene for Rosie and Jack's nuptials

Jack first noticed Rosie at a company conference. "She was wearing a bright red T-shirt and jeans and couldn't have looked more naturally stunning," he says. "I was keen to speak to her but every time I tried she was talking and laughing with other people, so it took a while for me to get to know her." Once they eventually got chatting they hit it off and the rest is history.

When it came to the proposal, Rosie explains how Jack planned it to perfection. "He'd spent months designing the ring with his godfather who deals in precious stones in London, but despite being rubbish at keeping secrets it was a complete surprise," she says. They'd been viewing houses one morning and Jack had told Rosie that they were going for a fancy dinner later that day. "After the viewings he insisted on going for a walk before we set off for our night out. Beautiful ancient trees surrounded us when Jack stopped to read a poem he'd written about me. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him – it was lovely," she says. "The rest of the day was a mad rush of adrenaline, lots of laughing and Facetime calls. We then went to Le Manoir where Jack surprised me with a tasting menu and a weekend at the hotel."

Here, Rosie tells us more about their day…

Poetry in motion: Image 1 My sister and best friend were our bridesmaids and they looked amazing in their mulberry-coloured dresses.

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I wore the Belicia dress by Maggie Sottero. I loved the embroidered wild flowers along the skirt and the champagne-coloured undertone.

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Jack chose a checked wool three-piece suitand the groomsmen matched in grey suits,mulberry cravats and wild-stem buttonhole.

Poetry in motion: Image 3 Our flowergirls wore bespoke handmade dresses. The designer was brilliant adding lovely touches and the girls loved them.

Poetry in motion: Image 4 We fell in love with South Farm. We wanted a venue that reflected our personalities –relaxed, welcoming and rustic and the team is phenomenal. The piglets and peacocks are a complete bonus!

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We gave guests sunflower seeds from the mental health charity Mind as favours. It's been lovely to see pictures from friends and family of them growing!

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My father-in-law runs a graphic design company and is a budding artist so he created our stationery, which added a personal touch.

Poetry in motion: Image 6 My brief for the day was to bring the outside in and our florist did such a great job in making this come true. I loved our natural bouquets.

Poetry in motion: Image 7 The blossom and foliage installation along the back wall of the barn and the wildblooms that were tied to the ceremony chairs looked amazing.

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For the centrepieces we had a mix of gold candelabra and brown bottles that were filled with flowers from the pew ends.

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We opted for a delicious three tier semi-nakedcake that surpassed all expectations.

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As we were about to walk down the aisle as newlyweds I burst out into fits of laughter because my garter had slipped and was at risk of being deposited on the aisle.

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An upbeat jazz pianist played throughout the day. We were lucky to have sunshine so we moved the reception drinks to the outside terrace so everyone could enjoy the spectacular winter sunset.

Poetry in motion: Image 10 We snuck off mid-way through the afternoon to excitedly catch up on all that had happened throughout the day.

Rosie and Jack's contact book

Bride's dress

Shades of White
www.shades-of-white.co.uk

Bridesmaids' dresses

Entertainment

Favours

Flowergirls' dresses

Flowers

Groom's and groomsmen's suits

Ted Baker
www.tedbaker.com

Make-up

Photographer

Rafe Abrook Photography
www.rafeabrook.co.uk

Pianist

Ross Gilmartin Pianist
www.gilmartinpiano.co.uk

Set-up support

Help 4 Weddings
www.help4weddings.co.uk

Stationery

Venue