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A beautifully boho wedding, with rustic DIY twists

A beautifully boho wedding, with rustic DIY twists

Written by Katie Byrne

Hannah and Ollie tied the knot at Scraptoft Hill Farm, with a 'Field of Dreams' theme


Hannah Wheatman, a hairdresser, and Oliver Earby, a senior property consultant, both 24, held their ceremony and reception at Scraptoft Hill Farm in Leicester. 

Budget: £20,000-£30,000

We got engaged during a special weekend away in the Cotswolds, where we stayed in a beautiful cottage; Ollie proposed to me by firelight and I remember feeling so shocked and honoured.

Our wedding theme was a ‘Field of Dreams’, and we wanted to create a bohemian and rustic day with lots of homemade touches. This definitely represented us the best and allowed us to create a heartfelt and personal wedding which would make wonderful memories. 

After several weeks of looking for an outdoors venue we came across Scraptoft Hill Farm. It was a cold and wet day in January when we first went to visit with our parents – but we knew it was the one!

We decided to have our ceremony in the breathtaking woodland section of the farm and then a sperry tent for our reception in the meadow field, which felt so magical. 

I struggled to find a bohemian-style dress until I discovered Daughters of Simone, and fell in love with the Winnie dress in a warm ivory shade with vintage lace and dreamy boho detail.

We were very lucky to have the support of our family and friends, who spent many an evening making woolcovered jam jars to line the tables with flowers, our glitter flower cones and meters of tassel garlands to place in the woodland area. In the sperry tent we had an arrangement of dream catchers and garlands created just for us. 

Our florist created the most beautiful display of flowers I have ever seen – I still can’t believe the sheer beauty of them. My bridesmaids and I had gorgeous floral crowns and bouquets that were what my dreams were made of. We had a combination of delicate, yet rustic flowers, including David Austin Roses, sweet peas, nigella and flowering mint.

On our big day, our florist Charlie created our flower heaven, including a magical flower backdrop made from branches and a selection of jam jar flowers, milk churn beauties and supplying 165 single stem flowers to give out to each guest on the day as part of our ceremony.

It’s so difficult to pick a favourite moment of the day; seeing all our loved ones gathered in the meadow in the sunshine was really special – it was like time stood still just for a second for us to take that moment in. 

My tip for brides-to-be: Stick to your ideas! Although they may not be the norm and can be hard to picture, it will be worth it. Also, if you can, take a couple of minutes for just you and your new husband to absorb your surroundings and all the happiness around you. It’s the best feeling in the world! 

Steal their style!

Photography: Binky Nixon Photography Florist: Charlie Quartley Venue: Scraptoft Hill Farm Planner: Jessie Thomson Dress: Daughters of Simone Groomswear: Diverso Cake: A Little Piece Of Cupcake Stationery: Gemma Milly Dream catchers and tassel garland: Laura Reed 

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