Having never been to the Cotswolds, I have to live vicariously through the idyllic photos of sweet countryside weddings – I always find such admirable charm from the rustic estates and wide open fields. Today’s real wedding is a testament to that, featuring a couple adding their own personal touches to make this an endlessly charming English event.
Forgoing the “wedding mania” as they say, Amelia and David nixed many of the traditional wedding worries and focused on adding personalized details to their very unique wedding day. “We just wanted to put on a lovely celebratory party, with the help of friends and family, that felt like it reflected us as a couple” said bride Amelia, and they certainly did just that!
The ceremony, conducted by Amelia’s godfather, featured one of our favorite moments to date: a choir made up of wedding guests conducted by Amelia’s musician brother. And these weren’t just hymnals and traditional tunes, the congregation sang classics by both The Beatles and The Monkees.
Their commitment to personal touches continued throughout the day. An open grill so guests could actually interact and feel the love with their talented chef, non-traditional photos that were “totally them”, self-written vows, a gifted roasted pig, all together on a family friend’s estate – a true labor of love.