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A cosy vintage-inspired pub wedding in Suffolk

A cosy vintage-inspired pub wedding in Suffolk


Written by Katie Byrne

Juliet and Jon tied the knot in a rustic celebration, complete with pops of fruity décor

 

Juliet Savage, 38, a business analyst, and Jon Sawyers, 35, a business developr, married at St Peter's Church, followed by a reception at The Westleton Crown, Suffolk.

Budget: £10,000-£15,000.

We held our big day in Suffolk but as we had no connection to the parish, we actually had to get married in the register office a few days before. Our guests had no idea, but it didn't make a difference to us - we managed to hold back the tears and save all the emotion for the big day!

We chose a pub setting as we wanted a warm and cosy feel to our day. The garden room was perfect for our wedding breakfast and dancing, while the spacious bar area and garden were ideal for our guests as they could mingle.

I love the vintage look so I requestsed our flowers reflect this style, the location and season - not too uniform or contrived - and we couldn't have asked for a prettier result!

For our drinks reception, we stayed with the pub vibe and served sparkling wine alongisde traditional pub snacks.

Our cakes were homemade: my mum, sister and I made a lemon drizzle, chocolate and fruit cake - we didn't want a flamboyantly-decorated tiered cake. We can all bake, so we made a tier each!

On the morning of our wedding, Jon delivered a card to one of my bridesmaids - it set me off and I didn't stop crying on and off until we said 'I do'!

I loved going for a walk in the village afterwards with Jon and our four children; people stopped their cars to congratulate us, which was lovely.

My tip for brides-to-be? Do as much as you can early on - especially if you have children! And don't doubt your plans: we had a moment when we worried if the effort and expense was worth it but we are so glad we had the wedding of our dreams, rather than having a 'quiet one'.

Steal their style!

Photography: Jackie King Venue: Westleton Crown Florist: Bluebelle Creative Dress: Mori Lee, Swoon Bridal Groomswear: Simon Carter


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