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This Might Be the Prettiest English Garden Wedding (Ever!)


So this morning we showed you guys Freda & Roman’s positively dreamy wedding film by Mark Brown Films and now we’ve got a close-up of all the pretty details and the story behind their day.

And holy moly was this a gorgeous wedding.

With a veritable all-star cast of UK wedding vendors, from the florist, to the stationer, to the hair-stylist, we could tell this was going to be a special wedding before we even laid eyes on it.

But add in romantic fine art photography by Kate from Depict, design & planning by Jessie Thomson Weddings & Events and the picture-perfect setting of Barnsley House in the Cotswolds, and you have the makings of a rather perfect day (whatever the weather!).

And as for Freda & Roman, these two are just so chic, so happy, and so in love!

Hit the gallery to get ideas from their sweet outdoor vows, intimate Tea Ceremony, and fun reception. Oh and look out for the cake, the florals, the dress, the shoes… actually, maybe just look out for everything.


From the Wedding Planner

Roman and Freda hosted an intimate summer celebration in the Cotswolds with their nearest and dearest – a bride with impeccable taste and the sweetest nature, Freda had a vision for her wedding day that was soft and pretty, perfect for the beautiful Manor House and garden setting.

When creating the design plan I used scent as inspiration for many details – from wild berries in the florals, to fresh rosemary, lavender and rose petal confetti – even the bridesmaids crowns featured fresh herbs, all created by the super talented Georgia from Westwood Design.

We almost didn’t have the outdoor ceremony thanks to good old British weather and spells of rain all morning, but at the last minute it cleared in time and we put the brollies aside for a candlelit affair in the gorgeous grounds.

Roman & Freda followed with a reception where guests were treated to sweet treats, refreshing drinks and canapés, before inviting them to watch a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony in the late afternoon setting sun.


After the most delicious dinner served by the team at Barnsley House on long tables set with hundreds of rosemary and bay scented candles and flowers, the happy couple led their family and friends back into the gardens for signature cocktails, and cutting of the cake surrounded by sparklers.

The cake was created by Faye at The Natural Cake Co who uses all organic natural ingredients – I styled this rose flavoured tower with Westwood Design using fresh figs, flowers and herbs.

The bride wore the most gorgeous sparkling evening dress for the first dance a little later on, before The Wedding Smashers kicked off a great night of dancing and entertainment for the newlyweds until the early hours of the morning.

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