Today I am thrilled to share this stunning DIY Autumn Wedding at The Meade Hall.
Images were catured by Ginny Marsh Photography.
Ginny Marsh is a full time professional photographer from Farnham, specialising in taking photos of what she loves – Weddings, Fashion, Portraiture and Boudoir.
Her style and approach to her work is really natural, informal and personal, and she loves relaxed, vintage, boho, retro and ethnic styles.
Ginny says of the couple and their day…
“I had the pleasure of shooting my little sisters wedding on November 5th last year! Jen and Kim have been together for about 3 years and Jen has a gorgeous little boy called Douglas, who thinks Kim is the best person in the whole world”
“I was honoured be asked to photograph their wedding, although I wanted to socialise with family and friends too, so I also brought along some fab photographer friends of mine, Charlie Davies and Monica Bazzani, to help!”
“Jen is very creative and crafty, so it was no surprise when she decided, to keep costs down, that she would make pretty much all of it herself and be all of her wedding suppliers (apart from the band and the photographer!).”
“There were pumpkins as it was just after Halloween, and flower jars made out of Golden Syrup pots!”
“The Meade Hall gave a great base for the theme, as it’s a medieval style hall.”
“Everything else was planned from that, and the time of year with all the Autumn colours. Jen even made her own dress (and amazing corset with leaf detail) to go with the theme, as well as a fabulous cloak to go over her dress and keep her warm outside.”
I hand over to gorgeous Bride Jen…
How did you meet?
“We have known each other for years! I went to school with Kim’s sister, and Kim went to school with my sister.”
“i remember seeing Kim down at the pub when i was about 18 years old, thinking he was the coolest guy i had ever seen! Never thought in a million years we would ever date!
“Fast forward 11 years and we finally got together…”
Tell us about the Engagement?
“Kim proposed on the top of the Devil’s jump hill in Churt, where we went on our first date, with his great grandmother’s sapphire and diamond ring.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“We were always going to have a slightly ‘alternative’ wedding.”
“Kim’s main criteria was for it to have either a ‘medieval’ or a ‘viking’ element and for it to not involve any religious elements. Other than that, he left it all up to me.”
“We picked a venue fairly early on, but it didn’t have a wedding licence. Although we wanted to involve everyone in the whole day, we didn’t want to do it between two venues.”
“So we decided to get ‘legally’ married 3 weeks before and on our ‘actual’ wedding day, we would write our own rules and do it how we wanted.”
“Kim’s brother stepped in to be our ‘celebrant’ and perform the ceremony for us. We wrote our own vows, conducted the ceremony in a fairly traditional way, but it was uniquely personal to us.”
“We also decided to do most of it ourselves. Slightly because of cost, but more because the look we wanted, would be very hard to find off the peg and i knew i could do it, especially with the support from my family.”
What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?
“Autumn! With a slightly viking/medieval twist.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“My best friend gave me away. We have been friends since birth and she is a true soulmate of mine. Walking down the aisle with her, and seeing my other true soulmate waiting for me was one of the best experiences of my life.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Do not worry about other people’s expectations. It’s your wedding, do what feels right for you. Enjoy every second, don’t worry about the little things, no one will notice them!!!”
Thank you so much to Ginny for sharing this gorgeous Autumn Wedding.
From the gorgeous rustic bouquet arranged by the Bride to the characterful syrup tins used as jugs for table flowers, to the amazing statesteque chocolate wedding cake the relaxed rustic air of the day is evident in the styling.
And what can you say about her incredible gown with the fiery colours of the season sewn so beautifully in.
Venue – (Ceremony and Reception) – The Meade Hall at The Crown and Cushion pub in Minley
Photographer – Brides sister, Ginny Marsh – Ginny Marsh photography
Dress – Bride – designed and made dress and the coat over the top
Bridesmaid Gowns – Little tutu’s were made by Bride
Cardigans and the teenage brdesmaid dress – Monsoon
Groom Suit – Jacket – Alexandre of England at House of Fraser
Cake Maker – Bride – 4 tier – made up of traditional fruit, chocolate, lemon and a spicy chilli and rum tier.
Florist – Bride & maid of honour Maisie – although i bought all the flowers from Castle Street Flowers in Farnham.
Rings – Richard Herold (Made Grooms ring and put in a diamond that was owned from a previous piece of jewellery. Brides ring was her great, great Auntys, he put in a small ruby owned from a previous piece of jewellery too)
Stationery – Bride
Make up/Hair stylist – Brides sister Lindsay Cooper.
Band – Flashheart
To Contact Ginny Marsh Photography
Phone: 01252 856 937 Mobile 07917 666733