Emily & Steve are two childhood sweethearts, who were finally married at Bowerchalke Barn, just outside of their home town Salisbury in Wiltshire this weekend. Emily started the day at a stunning Air BnB not far from the venue, which was a stunning thatched cottage with beautiful details and gardens. I was spoilt for choice for photo options! Emily’s dress was from The Organza Room in Amesbury, with the most gorgeous tulle skirt. Emily found the dress she loved there but as she didn’t want a strapless option they used the same lace to create a bespoke top to go over the dress for her. Her hair and make up was done by the super talented Victoria Fergusson who did the perfect undone up do to complement the relaxed tone of the day.
Emily & Steve’s day was truly the most perfectly relaxed and laid back affair. They decided to have a small legal ceremony at the registry office the day before the wedding so they could design their wedding ceremony to their exact specifications. Legal ceremonies by registrars have certain rules and limitations, for example you have to be married in a licensed venue and the ceremony (even if it’s outdoors) has to take place under a permanent structure like a pergola. So by popping to the registry office to do the legal bit the day before you can choose wherever you’d like to have your ceremony and whatever you’d like it to be like. Emily & Steve chose to have an outdoor ceremony outside their barn officiated by a friend of theirs who had known them since school days when they very first got together. The fact their ceremony wasn’t a legal one also meant they were able to move the time back when a few guests were running behind too – this just wouldn’t have been possible as registrars would have been working to time with other weddings to attend. And boy, was it a beautiful ceremony. Emily & Steve’s friend delivered such heartfelt words and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
The rest of the day was just as wonderful with games, pie and mash for dinner from The Sausage & Mash Co, and glamping for their friends to stay on site. The flowers and decor in the barn were all DIY, done by Emily’s Grandmother. The amazing drip cake was also DIY made by a friend and served for dessert. I had so much fun with these guys and just loved every minute of their day, which was just filled with so much love and laughter. Thank you so much for having me you guys.