Bridey, I can't EVEN with this wedding. Like. NOT.EVEN.A.LITTLE.BIT. The story of Laura + Richard is so unbelievably lovely. And even lovelier? Is the way they decided to get married... On their terms, on a limited (yet determined) budget, and all while celebrating their love for the past, present and future. L+R met very young, and knew they were going to be together forever. One of the first things Richard said to Laura was that he was going to marry her! And he was right! They got tied the knot on their 10th anniversary of being together. But, my favorite part? They got married at home. Somewhere that's not just another venue, but in a place that means something to them.
Laura said that, "For me this was just as much a celebration of the adventures we’d already had together as well as the promise to keep on sharing our lives. Budget was a big factor in our planning, we only had whatever money we could save up and for us borrowing money, or spending a huge amount on one day wouldn’t have felt right when we were still in a rented flat and hoping to buy our own home at some point. After looking at a few venues, mainly barns, I realised that everything we liked was completely out of our price range. Then it dawned on me, why pay for a venue at all. We weren’t planning on inviting a huge number of guests as neither of us like to be in the spotlight, so why not just have the reception at home. My mum agreed to host in her little garden...'' How amazing is Laura's mom!?? Right? I love the idea of being home! And, bridey, you will too after you see the details! Enjoy!
OMFG! The headpiece, the dress, the bouquet. OH MY!!!
The sheer excitement captured in these photographs has my eyes welling up with big, puffy (almost ugly crying) tears!
Absolutely OB SES SED with the 'maids and everything they are rockin'.
Laura said, "... I was inspired to have the wedding as homemade as possible, we would save money but it would also make the day unique and special. We have lots of creative friends who got involved and helped us in all sorts of ways.''
I mean... If that's not a beautiful couple... LOVE L+R!!
Two things here... First of all, the bouquet. Totally gorgeous! Right? And the other thing? See Laura's' orange nails? I LOVE that she's wearing orange polish on her wedding day!!
Richard, your a fantastic looking groom (and dude in general)! #Justsaying
If you're taking your wedding home, then it's super important to incorporate elements of home in your décor. This B+G did a fantastic job with the details...
Um, yes please!!! Looks delish!
I don't know who you are, but I love you!!! Is one of those for me?
I really don't know which pic is cuter... Look up. Okay, now look down. Right?
Bridey, THIS is utter happiness. Take it all in...
Laura, you are stunningly beautiful, and your excitement and love is encapsulated in every.single.picture.
L+R, thank you for sharing your "homemade" wedding with Bitchless Bride!! Your wedding was truly incredible!
Photographer: Berni Palumbo Photography
Venue: Private Residence