Heart Filled Rustic Wedding In England

rebecca wedding photography

Get ready to fly across the pond and check out one spectacular wedding! The entire day was curated to perfection – from their illustrated stationery pieces by Jolly Edition, to their rustic wedding venue at Essex Barn.

If you love a good rustic wedding, you must see all the  details in the full gallery here! All captured by Rebecca Wedding Photography. Be sure to keep scrolling and on read on to learn more about this heart filled rustic wedding. Be sure to check out the video filmed by Costa Sister Productions as well.

watercolor portrait wedding stationery

bridesmaids gifts

customized wedding pillow

bridesmaids pajamas and floral crowns

getting wedding ready

gold glitter jimmy choo shoes

words from the vendors

Have a peek at Chloe’s wedding ensemble! Her dress showed off her hour glass figure, her boho locks gave a relaxed vibe to suit the down to earth wedding. We vote veils! Scott rocked a 3 piece from Topman, polishing it off with a pocket watch not to forget his epic beard that made the outfit! Chloe surprised her girls in matching Pajamas with “tie the knot” rings, which was literally a gold knot around their fingers! The bridesmaids pulled off the boho chic wonderfully, we fell in love with their flower crowns.

benjamin roberts wedding gown

a gentle kiss

classic dark grey groomsmen attire

strapless cream bridesmaids dresses

classy wedding attire

words from the bride

I have Karen from the Flower Mill Essex to thank for my beautiful flowers. Karen is a floral genius!!! what she created was beyond my wildest flowery dreams When I first met with Karen she immediately knew exactly what I wanted, she worked within our budget and was an absolute pleasure to work with, and even though I changed my mind about 100 times, when I saw them on the day, they really were more beautiful than I could have even imagined. Karen also created the wax flower crowns for my bridesmaids and my crown for the evening – they were the most adorable things I have ever seen and they all looked SO cute!

wedding ceremony setup with wooden hearts

darling ring bearer

teary eyed bridesmaids

wedding ceremony ring exchange

going in for the kiss

dried flower petal toss

Our AMAZING stationery designers were Tom & Laura at Jolly Edition. They created the most beautiful bespoke set for us – I couldn’t have been happier with it. The stationery was so important to us as it is the first glimpse anyone gets of your wedding day and although it can be overlooked a lot of the time, we have ours framed around our home. We loved the program fans and as it was unexpectedly warm on our wedding day they came in handy. We decided to name the tables after trees to fit in with our spring rustic theme and what Tom & Laura designed was so so beautiful! We then had the table plan as a tree and each table name hung from a different branch.

heart shaped cards basket

fruit tree escort cards display

elegant indoors wedding reception

basket floral centerpieces

fruit inspired table names

menu on the back of table names

heart wicker floral centerpiece

macaroon favors

Our place favors were macaroons tied with the place name. The pain in my hands from cutting over 100 heart shapes and fans was all completely worth it! I loved how everything came together and whatever your groom may say – You can NEVER have to many hearts on your wedding day. Our (can’t even put into words just how Amazing) videographers and photographer were The Costa Sisters and Rebecca Wedding Photography. We feel truly SO lucky to have had them both provide our wedding memories that we will cherish forever and ever. The photos and video are both the most beautifully produced work I have ever seen and they are all ours to keep. This was by far the best investment of the wedding day. We have seen things that we weren’t able to see ourselves on the day and we will have these beautiful memories forever.

let them eat cake gold glitter sign

climbing cherry blossom cake

This couple is as cute as can be together and seeing them in action reinforces that by so much more! See all the smiles in the film below, filmed beautifully by Costa Sister Productions.

Photography & Photobooth: Rebecca Wedding Photography
Cinematography: Costa Sister Productions
Venue: Essex Barn
Stationery: Jolly Edition
Flowers: Karen at The Flower Mill
Cake: Emily Jane Cakes
Hair: Luke Pluckrose
Makeup: Kelly Hollands
Dress Designer: Benjamin Roberts
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
Dj: Disco Wed

Read on to hear more from the bride about her beautiful day, her wedding attire, the decor choices, as well as some advice for all you future brides!


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: brown, pink, white
Styles: rustic

Finders Keepers | Boakview Photography | Franci’s Flowers

Wedding Chicks Vendor Guide

Finders Keepers


Southern California’s unique wedding rentals! Finders Keepers specializes in farm tables and chairs along with many other fabulous pieces to make your day gorgeous and a special. View all of their available pieces here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Photographed by Closer To Love.

Boakview Photography


Boakview Photography believes that every couple and family is different and they understand the importance of creating a bond, even if for a short period of time. They are a creative, life-loving team that just happens to be both a married couple and the best of friends. They aren’t afraid to try new things and always have fun along the way. View all of their dreamy work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

Francis Flowers


Franci’s Flowers is a bespoke wedding design studio based in Florence Tuscany specializing in customized weddings and events parties. You’ll love all their beautiful wedding creations! View all of their exquisite work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page.

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Warm And Tender Arizona Wedding

rachel solomon photography

Stefanie and Michael’s vintage garden wedding at Arizona Historical Society was just one jaw-dropping detail after another. From the florals, to her dress and makeup, to the decor… it was like a wonderland of awesomeness around every corner!

The day was flawlessly executed by Simply Beautiful Wedding and Event Planning and every part of the day flowed together seamlessly into one stunning affair. Don’t skimp on any of the darling details of this warm and tender Arizona wedding! View the full gallery here, brilliantly captured by Rachel Solomon Photography. Keep scrolling to read one of the sweetest proposals in existence!

fun fonts wedding stationery

classic elegance bridal look

succulents and floral bouquet

cute couple with succulent boutonniere

words from the bride

Stefanie describes when she first knew Michael was the one: “It felt like summer, we were laying in bed in the middle of the night listening to this funky indie music and I think it was raining outside and we just looked into each others eyes at the same time and without saying anything we kinda just knew.” Stefanie & Michael had a proposal you only see in the movies… but I can’t talk about that without first talking about how they first met. They had mutual friends, and were both at a little get together at Michael’s house, when as Michael describes, “I thought she had a really good sense of humor, she was really funny and was wearing a hat. I remembered one of my favorite movies, Wedding Crashers, when Owen Wilson says, ‘Don’t go for girls with hats, girls with hats are prim and proper.’” People who meet and think of movie quotes get me every time!!!

wooden welcome wedding sign

get married at your family church

church wedding ceremony

kiss the bride

their proposal story

And now for their movie-perfect proposal, cue music…
We took a month long backpacking vacation to Europe in the summer of 2012. After hitting up New York and London we traveled to Rome and were in a romantic daze. One of my favorite, FAVORITE movies is “Roman Holiday” with Audrey Hepburn. After setting foot in Rome we felt just like the mid-century duo and even got the vacation courage to rent a Vespa and tour the city on motorbike.

coral and mint bridesmaid dresses

yellow flowers and succulent bouquet

wedding party tunnel

flower girl with just married banner

Seeing all of Rome or “Roma” became as easy as pointing to a place on the map, holding on tight and whipping around the cobblestoned city. After a delicious lunch of the best pizza ever (seriously WHY is their pizza so good?!) we realized we were a short stroll away from The Spanish Steps. For once we parked the bike in a non-sketchy alley and navigated with all the other tourists to see what the dealio with these steps were. Once we got there, along with the other hundreds of tourists there were naturally a bunch of street hustlers, one group in particular was handing out/selling roses. (Side note: I’ve always told Michael to NEVER buy me roses unless he was going to propose… yeah, yeah, yeah they’re gorgeous but super overpriced right?)

arizona venue

clothespinned escort card display

gifts and cards over here please suitcase

love mugs filled with florals

thank you fans

Maybe it was the romantic daze of Rome, maybe it was the glass of wine with lunch, but when the street hustler handed me 3 red roses I took them as if he was giving me a gift from the city itself. Of course he wasn’t and he then tried to get as much money as he could from us, but enough of that story. After dealing with him, Michael says, “You told me to only buy you roses unless I was proposing!” And then proceeded to act like he was going to grab the camera from our day bag and it was a double take as he got down on his knee and asked, “Stefanie Kristina Gastelum will you marry me?” Suuuuper romantic and love-gushy. I immediately started crying AND asking if he was serious and right there where “Italy meets Spain” we became a little tourist attraction with hundreds surrounding us and taking photos. So that’s that. Our own little version of “Roman Holiday,” but with a better ending, all thanks to a street hustler.” Seriously guys, does it get better than that?!

simple place settings

dark wood block table numbers

glass bottle flower vase centerpieces

floral centerpiece in bell jar

teacup succulent favors

Although everything went perfectly for our wedding, I do wish we secured a more stylish means of transportation. The initial idea was to rent Vespas or a vintage Porsche to travel from the church to the venue, but time ran out and it kinda fell through. I’m sure I owe our photographer some quarters for filling up a parking meter during our first looks, but it was all part of the fun for sure. Luckily Uber came through and we were able to caravan the wedding party that way which was super quick and easy.

vintage sweetheart table

m and s book letters

teapot and bottle floral holders

his arrow chair sign

Being a DIY bride and planning is the best-slash-worst time ever. You will cry, (as much I didn’t want to be “that kinda bride” I totally cried, twice). There will 100 percent be a wildcard thrown at you the week of the wedding. Someone will ignorantly use the term “Bride-zilla” (yeesh can that term just go away?). And yes, it seriously flies by in a whirlwind. I definitely had the morning jitters which was really unexpected. Luckily I had my MOH and hairstylist cure them with giggles, fruit and some great tunes (Rilo Kiley karaoke anyone?). Never forget that it’s your day and try your best to drown out the peanut gallery. Stick to your guns and take someone to fist-city (not really, well . . . maybe) because it’s your day and you should take time to enjoy this amazing event you’ve planned.

cocktails menu

cocktail bar garnishes

true love gold balloons

gorgeous white wedding cake with pink floral decor

Coordinator & Flowers: Simply Beautiful Wedding & Event Planning
Cake: Honey Moon Sweets
Caterer: Avanti
Makeup: Mint Hair Studio
Dress Shop: Lillian Lottie Couture
Dress Designer: Casablanca
Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way
Groom’s Attire: Men's Wearhouse
Dj: Custom Fit Dj

Read on to see how much this warm and tender Arizona wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.


Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: green, pink, white
Styles: garden, vintage