Real wedding: A bluebell inspired day with a Jesus Peiro wedding dress
Roz wore a beautiful dress by Jesus Peiro, in a fashion forward off-the-shoulder design, complete with stylish flat wedding shoes, while Chris looked dapper in a navy three-piece suit.
Photographer | Light & Lace Photography
The church wedding venue
Roz and Chris held their wedding ceremony at St. Peter's Church in Wellesbourne.<br /><br />"I was fortunate enough to get married in the same church as my parents and by the same vicar who has played an important role in our families lives, including christening my sister and I," says Roz.<br /><br /><a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/essentials/the-yandyw-guide-to-church-of-england-weddings/18628.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Our guide to Church of England weddings</a>
The reception venue
Roz and Chris' reception took place at Roz's grandma's home, Loxley Paddocks.<br /><br />"My nana's house means so much to Chris and I and all our family," Roz says.<br /><br />"It holds so many amazing memories growing up, visiting my Nana and Popsy and spending time with the family. The gardens are stunning and the setting is so private, personal and unique that I couldn’t think of anywhere else I wanted to have our wedding reception, I was so pleased my Nana agreed for us to use her garden."<br /><br />"After she agreed, the next task was to find the perfect structure to host our guests, and we fell in love with the sperry tents from <a href="https://www.papakata.co.uk/?gclid=CjwKCAjwmJbeBRBCEiwAAY4VVVH1xoFn1QWKkEIZsBt8qWgnfMyLLbdIYK1MuzAXWHWtFBTJ8ODWQxoCyTUQAvD_BwE" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">PapaKata</a>."
The wedding stationery
At the bottom of the garden there is a bluebell woods, which acted as inspiration for the day. <br /><br />"Our theme was based around bluebells, due to the time of year and our love for the flower," explains Roz.<br /><br />Roz's friend Randolph Turpin designed the wedding stationery, with a simple initial designed, surrounded by bluebells to tie in with the theme.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/stationery/stylish-stationery-ideas-for-unique-couples/22738.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Stylish Stationery Ideas for Unique Couples</a>
The table names
"Our tables were named after blue flowers; Bluebell, thistle, forget me not, love in the mist, grape hyacinth and iris," shares Roz.<br /><br />"Each table was decorated with the namesake flower and the table plan had a tag with the names hung around the milk bottle, filled with the table name flower."<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/essentials/wedding-table-decorations-and-centre-pieces-25-interesting-ways-to-dress-up-your-tables/22128.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Wedding table decorations and centre pieces: 25 interesting ways to dress up your tables</a>
The place names
<p>"Our place names were a tag with a wax stamp of our initials lightly tied around the napkin with ribbon," says Roz.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/essentials/33-unique-name-card-ideas-for-your-wedding/22218.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 33 Unique Name Card Ideas for your Wedding</a></p>
The sperry tent decorations
Roz and Chris decorated the interiors of the tent with suspended floral decorations and strings of fairy lights. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/flowers/17-of-the-loveliest-hanging-floral-arrangements-for-your-wedding/22868.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 17 of the Loveliest Hanging Floral Arrangements for your Wedding</a>
Way to remember lost loved ones
Roz and Chris set up a milk urn for donations to Macmillan as a tribute to family members who could not be with them on the day.<br /><br /><a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/guests/best-ways-to-remember-lost-loved-ones-at-your-wedding/21020.html" target="_self">READ MORE: The best ways to remember lost loved ones at your wedding</a>
The unusual guestbook idea
Rather than a traditional guestbook, Roz and Chris had a photo guestbook for their guests to add snaps from the day to. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/stationery/13-of-the-best-unusual-wedding-guestbook-ideas/20708.html" target="_self">READ MORE: 13 of the best unusual wedding guestbook ideas</a>
The white wedding cake
"As a wedding gift, my friend Lisa Froment asked if she could make our cake," says Roz.<br /><br />"She did the most beautiful job creating our cake which tasted amazing. We went traditional with the top tier being fruit cake and then varied the following three tiers with a lemon tier, a coffee and walnut tier and a chocolate and salted caramel tier."<br /><br /><a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/cakes/18-white-wedding-cakes-perfect-for-traditional-weddings/22882.html" target="_self">READ MORE: White Wedding Cakes Perfect for Traditional Weddings</a>
The Jesus Peiro wedding dress
Roz purchased her <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/42-elegant-off-the-shoulder-wedding-dresses/22366.html" target="_self">off-the-shoulder</a> <a href="https://www.jesuspeiro.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Jesus Peiro</a> wedding dress from <a href="http://www.thebridalboutiquewarwickshire.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Bridal Boutique Warwickshire</a>.<br /><br />"The dress was an off-the-shoulder satin style which I added a bow around the waist to and asked for buttons to run the full length of the train," says Roz.<br /><br />"It was beautiful to wear, extremely comfortable and just the perfect dress for me, something I had never imagined myself in."
Roz accessorised her dress with a pretty pair of <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/fabulous-flat-wedding-shoes/20250.html" target="_self">flat wedding shoes</a> by <a href="https://www.bellabelleshoes.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Bella Belle</a>.<br /><br />The bridal bouquet consisted of peonies, cream roses, bluebells, thistles and eucalyptus foliage. The thistle was a nod to Roz’s dad’s Scottish heritage.
The blue bridesmaid dresses
The strapless <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/bridesmaids-flowergirls/74-beautiful-blue-bridesmaids-dresses/19618.html" target="_self">blue bridesmaid dresses</a> were by <a href="https://dessy.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Dessy</a>, with Roz's sister wearing a darker blue gown to set her apart as the maid of honour. <br /><br />All of the bridal party had gypsophilia in their hair, styled up by make-up and hair stylist Colette and her team from <a href="http://www.cjbeautyandco.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">CJ Beauty and Co</a>.<br /><br />"Colette and her team were brilliant," says Roz.<br /><br />"She had the demanding task of seven hair and make-up looks on the morning of the wedding and it all went by so smoothly and everyone looked stunning."<br /><br /><a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/hairstyles/how-to-choose-the-perfect-bridesmaid-hairstyles/22310.html" target="_self">READ MORE: How to Choose the Perfect Bridesmaid Hairstyles</a><br /><br /><br />
The most memorable moment
"Our most memorable moment was watching all our guests singing along to “Sweet Caroline’ during the dessert," reminisces Roz.<br /><br />"It was lovely to see everyone enjoying themselves, feeling relaxed and coming to celebrate with us."
Advice for other couples
"Planning your own wedding may seem like a daunting task but enjoy every second of it with your family and friends creating memories you’ll cherish," says Roz.