From Paris with love

A beautiful barn set the scene for Rachel and Greg's rustic-styled day.

Rachel Calder, married Greg Copp, both 29, at St Mary the Virgin Church, followed by a reception at Priory Barn on 8th July, 2017.

Here Rachel tells us more about their big day...

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Greg and his groomsmen wore blue three-piece suits. Greg accessorised with a bow tie and best man Louis and ushers Stuart, Adam, Jamie and Rob wore ties.

 
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I tried on around eight dresses before finding the one. I kept my look natural but with slightly more eye make-up than usual and absolutely loved the overall result.

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I decided on a colour scheme and ordered lots of bridesmaid dresses online. My bridesmaids, Caley, Rebecca and Sarah and I had a girly day trying them on and luckily they all liked dresses from the same range!

 
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Sharing the journey with my dad on the way to the ceremony in the white wedding taxi was a lovely memory I'll always remember.

 
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Bunches of gypsophila were attached to the church pews in-keeping with our bouquets.

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My bouquet was brimming with white roses, gypsophilia and foliage. We wanted simple but beautiful flowers to complement the dresses and overall theme.

 
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The Priory Barn was the first venue we looked at and fell in love with it. The space inside was perfect and the outside was beautiful and so well kept.

 
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We had confetti cones with real petals that were placed in rustic wooden painted boxes.

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We wanted our ceremony to feel intimate, so the small village church was perfect as it was full of our family and close friends

 
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We kept the look of the barn quite simple and classic by using lots of flowers and bunting in our d├ęcor.

 
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Natural flowers framed the church entrance and were used to decorate the ceremony pedestals and church lychgate.

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My good friend Orlaith who lives in Dublin made our cake. One layer was her famous Guinness cake, which was delicious!

 
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We had a guest book camera and asked loved ones to take photos of themselves as well as sign the book. We then printed the pics and placed them next to their messages.

 
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For our centrepieces we stood jars of flowers on log slices along with a Polaroid of Greg and I at the destination of the table name.

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Our band played an acoustic set for the drinks reception and got everyone dancing and singing into the evening.

 

Rachel and Greg's contact book


Accommodation
Needham House Hotel
www.needhamhouse.co.uk

Band
The Sparks Band
www.thesparksband.co.uk

Bride's dress and veil
Mignonette
www.mignonette.com

Bride's hair and make-up
Harmony Hair and Beauty
www.harmonybeautysanctuary.net

Bridesmaids' dresses
ASOS
www.asos.com

Ceremony venue
St Mary the Virgin Church
www.stalbans.anglican.org

Flowers
Ivy florist
www.theivyflorists.co.uk

Groom and groomsmen's suit
Moss Bros
www.moss.co.uk

Harpist
Alive Network
www.alivenetwork.com

Photographer
Hannah Mia
www.hannahmia.com

Reception beer
Tring Brewery
www.tringbrewery.co.uk

Reception venue
Priory Barn
www.thepriory.net

Rings
Goldsmiths
www.goldsmiths.co.uk

Transport
The White Wedding Taxi
www.thewhiteweddingtaxi.co.uk