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Why Hello

Well can you believe it’s  been a year since we got married and more to the point, it’s been a whole year and I haven’t done a blog about it! I always intended to since we had so much help from some AMAZING small businesses and I wanted to share it with you but once we returned home it turned out that I had 80 orders to be getting on with and although I’d have loved to sit down and talk about myself more, at the time I figured what better to crack on with actual work that people had paid for and were expecting to receive. So here we are! 

The Wedding

I don’t want to bore you with the details, no one needs to know how many times I toed and froed on centre pieces of how we narrowed down the pumpkins to pick (I’ve also written a somewhat comprehensive analysis for Rock my Wedding who are considering featuring our day on their blog soon (the fan-girl inside me is dying with excitement!) so if you’d like top tips on how to go all in autumnal then head their way in the next few months. With you, my friends, I shan’t pretend I know what I’m talking about in the slightest, it was a mix of magic and horror pulling it all together. There were many tears, awkward folk, money troubles and questionable diets but it was also wonderful fun, so many laughs and ultimately, the best day EVER. (so deffo worth all the stress and tantrums) 

Ode to the wedding planner

Before we start let’s just pay tribute to my wedding planner; Pinterest. It’s a truly magical place full of inspiration and ideas and although sometimes it can be overwhelming because there’s so much eye candy you don’t know which look to go for, ultimately I say, pin everything you like then choose your faves. Below should be a preview of my Wedding board (If I’ve done it right – I had to ‘code it myself’ whatever that means!) I have a generic board where I pinned ALL THINGS WEDDING that I enjoyed and then created this one when I decided we would go autumnal so that I could nail the details.

To Sum It Up

Basically we went for Autumn as the general ‘theme’ as it’s frankly, the best season there is. We didn’t want to narrow it down to 1 colour because, why would you when autumn is just the epitome of colour?! So we decided that any seasonal shade would work. The bridesmaids chose their own style of dress from the same collection so that it was cohesive yet individual to them, 2 were in Charcoal and 2 in Aubergine – just cuz I wanted to mix it up a bit. 

With all the eye candy out there it would have been easy to get carried away and not only spend a fortune but also have loads going on that might confuse the ‘message’ we therefore decided to pair it down and go all in on just a few decorations – Candles and pumpkins. I think we had around 400 candles and 200 pumpkins/gourds in the end. We even used the pumpkins as a table plan (which was brilliant as when a few people couldn’t make it on the day we simply moved their flag over to another pumpkin.)

Anyway that’s enough writing for now, we’re all here for the pictures anyway! All suppliers are listed at the bottom, if you like something you see please do go and send them some love. We did a fair bit ourselves too so if you’ve any questions just holler at me in the comments and I’ll answer best I can 😀

To the pictures…


Photographer :

Jo Hastings –


Gown – Sottero & Midgely – Emsley

Gown and Veil – both from The Bridal Boutique, Worcester

Shrug – Etsy

Shoes – Monsoon


Dresses – Mori Lee in Charcoal and Eggplant (assortment of styles) via The Bridal Boutique, Worcester

Shawls – Wallis (with fringing removed)

Bridesmaid gifts:

Purses – Grace and favour Home –

Personalised Jewellery – Chambers & Beau

Thank you cards – Here’s to Us

Mirrors – designed by me and made with the help of Grace and Favour home

Hair and Make up:

Sarah Russell –

Venue + Catering:

Curradine Barns –

Groom & Groomsmen:

Suits – Peter Posh

Socks – Marco Johns


The Flower Room, Chaddesley Corbett –

Personalised Welcome Sign:

More then Just –

Personalised Champagne Flutes:

Becky Broome –

Chunky Knit Blankets:

Lauren Aston Designs –

Curtain fairy lights (hired):

Cinemattag Productions –

Table numbers & Cake Topper:

(in our wedding font), laser cut in plywood by Sophia Victoria Joy –


Damson and Sloe gin & Vodka made by Mother of the Bride, and I designed the labels

Place Cards:

Printed in our font in gold then watercoloured & sprig of rosemary from the garden placed next to them


Menu’s and invitations designed by me & Printed at local printers.

Font: Tasty two from Creative Market

Botanical Artwork: Creative Market

Table Plan:

Pumpkins sourced locally, (some spray painted gold) carved by Alex. We created flags made with toothpicks.


Love Give Ink

Toasting Marshmallow kits:

The Naked Marshmallow Co

Cake, Evening Entertainment – friends

Thank you’s

We owe huge thanks for everyone who helped make our day special from the suppliers, staff and guests. It was so wonderful and that was massively down to everyone else. And a special thanks to Jo Hastings who has to be the worlds loveliest and greatest wedding photographer <3


There you have it

I hope you enjoyed having a peak at how our day went, it’s been lovely reliving it and I’m looking forward to plenty of Champagne celebrations this weekend on the actual day. For now, I best get back to the orders which are coming in a bit faster than I anticipated haha! (always grateful just a bit more tired)

Take care friends,

L x

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6 thoughts on “The Wedding Blog”

  1. Awww I love this Lauren. You are so naturally beautiful, the colours are breathtaking and it all works so well. Happy 1st Anniversary lovely xxx

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