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An Elegant Essense of Australia dress for a Charming Cotswolds Tipi Wedding

Louise got married in a stunning Essense of Australia dress and really was just the most relaxed bride. Her maids had beautiful Sorella Vita Blush Maids also from the Boutique.

So excited that Louise has been featured on Love my Dress, you can see the full article here.

“We chose Hadsham Farm because their tipi stays up all year, and everything you need is there – not forgetting the wonderful setting. It’s a blank canvas to dress up as you please, get your own caterers, and there’s no corkage fee.”

From The Bridal Boutique in Henley-in-Arden, Louise chose a dress of pure, elegant simplicity by Essense of Australia. I love the gown’s clean lines, from the cap sleeved bodice with its low scoop back, to the skirt with a sweeping tulle train, and just a touch of embellishment at the waist.

“I began wedding dress shopping with an open mind, and was willing to try on all styles. I tried on around 25 dresses in total, and could not find fault with most of them because they were all beautiful. I quickly found though, that I felt most special in the plainer, simpler dresses. Detailed dresses with lace and applique didn’t seem to look right on me.”

“Originally we wanted an elegant and modern looking wedding with candelabras and quite minimal and classic detail. With our venue, my vision changed, and I found that what I had originally wanted really wasn’t very ‘us’ as a couple, and I am so pleased that we styled it the way we did. Flowers (and lots of them) were a huge must for us, so that really was a huge part of our styling. We wanted a beautiful but elegant and summery, colourful look, and luckily we bagged the weather to go with it.”

Gorgeous make-up (including an amazing rose gold eye palette) was created for Louise by Chloe Coleman, and her pretty asymmetrical braided updo was styled for her by Linzi Loops, with the addition of a crystal hair vine from Sabina K Design, and a waist length, satin edged veil

Matthew wore a fantastic three piece suit, with a blue jacket and trousers, and contrasting grey waistcoat from Peter Posh, with an ice blue bow tie and pocket square from Mrs Bow Tie, and classic brogues by Loake.

“I’ve been friends with my Best Man since Year 3 of school. He flew all the way from Australia to be there on our wedding day. We had three ushers – a cousin, brother-in-law -to-be, and a long-term friend.”

Louise’s bridal flowers were summery pastel perfection, filled with scented stocks and garden roses, by The Flower Girls.

The bridal party made their way to the church in great style, in a blue vintage Volkswagen Campervan courtesy of Fifties Chic. Both the outside and inside of the church were decorated beautifully, with large pedestal arrangements by the doors, filled with contrasting textures, from classic roses and delicate gypsophila, to architectural eucalyptus and poppy seed heads.

The bridesmaids wore lovely blush pink wrap dresses by Sorella Vita, which they wore with shoes from Office, a necklace and earrings from River Island, and delicate sprigs of gypsophila in their hair.

A wonderful, laid back wedding feast was served by The Wild Oven, with sharing starters served on maple boards, wood fired meats and colourful salads.
“Our cake was made by an amateur baker who was recommended to us. As my dress and other wedding accessories had rose gold hues, we asked her to incorporate this along with our initials. As much as we love cake, it was a summer wedding so we were not willing to splash out hundreds for something that would most likely melt in the heat, but it was delicious and hit the spot without breaking the bank.”

Not a classic first dance song, but the words were perfect and we wanted to be able to properly dance to something rather than just awkwardly swaying! Fraudio learnt the song at our request. It’s now in their regular repertoire.”

Photography – S2 IMAGESVenue – HADSHAM FARMLouise’s Dress – ESSENSE OF AUSTRALIA via THE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE + Shoes – KURT GEIGER + Bracelet – TIFFANY & CO.Hair Stylist – LINZI LOOPSMake-up Artist – CHLOE COLEMANBridesmaid’s Dresses – SORELLA VITA + Shoes – OFFICE + Jewellery – RIVER ISLANDMatthew’s Suit – PETER POSH + Bow Tie + Pocket Square – MRS BOW TIE + Shoes – LOAKEFlorist – THE FLOWER GIRLSRings – TIFFANY & CO.Catering – THE WILD OVENTransport – FIFTIES CHICEntertainment – FRAUDIO

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