A COUNTRYSIDE WEDDING WITH A BOHO FEEL
Amy and Jake tied the knot at Blackstock Country Estate earlier this year. A beautiful countryside venue set in the rolling South Downs of Sussex – perfect for Amy & Jakes countryside wedding with a theme of ‘less is more’. The venue boasts 70 acres of breathtaking grounds; rustic and rural, yet refined and romantic, surrounded by open meadows, bluebell woodland and peaceful lakes. Amy: ‘We wanted our wedding day to feel as relaxed as possible so opted for a “Boho” less is more theme which we felt reflected & was in keeping with our countryside venue. We gathered some of our inspiration online but we mainly used my dress to inspire our day.
FINDING THE DRESS
Amy chose Maggie Sottero Deirdre for her dress and it could not have been more perfect for her countryside wedding with a relaxed feel. The Deirdre dress is a sheath style sleeved wedding dress, comprised of lace and Santorini chiffon. Illusion details, a bateau neckline, and a stunning V-back create a sweet-yet-sexy style which oozes understated elegance and a boho feel.
“My experience at Go Bridal was a pleasant one from the start of my “finding the dress” journey to the end. The first dress I tried on turned out to be ‘the one’ which was a great result but I was shown & tried on a variety of dresses of different styles just to be sure. I was actually quite nervous about trying on & finding the dress that I wanted but I was made to feel so relaxed at Go Bridal & really enjoyed each visit there.”
A FAVOURITE MOMENT
I loved every minute of our day but a favourite moment for me has to be exchanging our personalised vows with each other in front of all our favourite people.
ADVICE FROM THE BRIDE
My advice to brides planning their big day would have to be…. be organised & have a wedding planner/handbook to record everything. Wedding planning does not have to be stressful!
Blackstock Country Estate – www.blackstockestate.co.uk
Roco Clothing – www.rococlothing.co.uk
Profile, The Lanes, Brighton – www.profilefashion.com
Hair & makeup
Kirsty McCall Hair & Makeup – www.kirstymccall.com
Debbie Sanderson Wedding Photography – www.debbiesandersonweddingphotography.co.uk
Kim @ The Flower House Studio, Winchelsea Beach – www.theflowerhouse.biz
Dave @ Unlimited Promotions – www.unlimitedpromotions.co.uk
Joanna @ Inspiration Decor – www.inspirationdecor.co.uk
DJ/ photo booth/ dance floor/ love letters – Jez Prior – www.limelightuk.net
Hair: Rachel Simmons @raesmobilehairdressing
Music during reception drinks: Rachel Simmons @raesimmonsmusic