The sun came out just in time for Britten Bride Sophie to say 'I do' at her oak themed wedding.
Following a romantic folklore inspired proposal, Britten Bride Sophie added a mixture of traditional and rustic elements to her bridal look and the wedding. She achieved a truly enchanting result amidst breathtaking summer gardens in the heart of the Nar Valley in Norfolk.
Specialising in Countryside and Outdoor Weddings, Megan Duffield Photography captured all the 'unscripted' moments of the day, reflecting the personality of the newly-weds and the emotion of the ceremony and the wedding celebrations.
Sophie wore a floor-length lace-sleeved wedding gown by Pronovias purchased from House of Snow Bridal in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, accessorised with shoes by L.K. Bennet, borrowed earrings, and a delicate bracelet by Monica Vinader.
She opted for a fresh-faced look with a subtle smokey eye by makeup artist Katie Barnes, and a half up half down hairstyle with cascading curls by hair stylist Bethany Alden.
She topped her hairstyle with the ornate gold Swarovski and pearl Harlow Crown from the Gilded Blossoms collection at Miss Clemmie Bridal Accessories, and our ballet length off white drop silk style wedding veil 'Aspen'.
Each element worked together to create a dreamy modern medieval princess aesthetic.
'All morning was rainy and we were almost defeated to moving our ceremony inside, with one hour to go the weather forecast changed and the sun appeared just in time for me to walk down the aisle.'
The ceremony and wedding celebrations were held at the historic Narborough Hall & Gardens. The venue also provided the peach and magenta toned bridal flowers and floral decorations, and the tasty catering.
After the ceremony, the wedding party was invited to take part in a round of archery:
'The other element that was also thoroughly enjoyed by all was the archery on the lawns. The groom proposed at the Major Oak in Sherwood forest (where Robin Hood and Maid Marion married) so an oak theme carried throughout the day (with a cameo from Robin hood himself).'
The couple also had a delicious wedding cake made by Dust with Cocoa.
Wedding guests were entertained by Dixieland Jazz Band the Stamford Stompers during the day, before dancing the evening away to folk and rock cover band Heronshaw later on. Upping the romance factor further, the newlyweds chose the melodic 'Unforgettable' by Nat King Cole as their first dance song.
After their wedding day, the married couple first travelled to New York for their dual destination honeymoon, followed by St Lucia for some much-deserved rest and relaxation.
On finding inspiration for her wedding ideas, Sophie said:
'Instagram and pinterest proved good points of inspiration, but since I was small I always had imagined acolourful and romantic early summer wedding. June is just the perfect month.'
Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful images of your big day with us Sophie. It looks like everyone had a lot of fun. The team at Britten Weddings wish you both lots of love and luck in your future together.