REAL BIJOU BRIDE – CLAIRE’S PINK DIY WEDDING

Monday October 6 2014.

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Claire and Steve’s summer wedding had a rustic picnic theme and just like a typical British picnic it was nearly marred by rain – “we were so lucky with the weather, it chucked it down just up the road.”  With a passion for pink, bride Claire created something truly unique and managed to DIY a lot of the design.  Needless to say the day was just perfect and Steve of Bridgwood Wedding Photography chronicled it superbly.
steve bridgwood photography BRIDE
For the girl that loves pink, a white wedding dress just wouldn’t cut it.  Claire fell in love with this incredible Ian Stuart design, the Cuvee Rose, fit for a princess.  Although pink was the dominant colour, Claire cleverly mixed in pastel shades to compliment the pink throughout the wedding including the bridesmaids dresses.
pink wedding dress ian stuart purple hair bride GROOM
Steve opted for the formal grey morning suit but in keeping with Claire’s pink wishes incorporated a pink waistcoat and tie.  To match those incredible fabric bouquets the groomsmen all wore matching buttonholes.grey pink groom style

DECOR
Claire is one of the most creative brides I’ve encountered, just look at the amazing decor developed to match her rustic summer picnic theme.  Picnic baskets sat atop moss covered tree stumps holding down giant balloon centrepieces, alternating burlap and lace covered chairs, wrapped cutlery and mini picnic baskets hosting the wedding favors – woah. This scale of DIY is such a commitment and luckily Claire planned early, roping in friends and family to help along the way.
pink diy wedding picnic marquee decor chandeliercombermere abbey wedding Even the Ice Cream trike was pink!
ice dream experience wedding cocktail hour It wasn’t just the decor that this bride took on as a pink DIY wedding project, Claire also put together an indulgent sweet patisserie for her guests.  And yes that is a giant rice krispy cake!
pink diy wedding sweet buffet The whooping 5 tier, show-stopper pink wedding cake was baked by the bride’s cousin Rob.  Those DIY skills clearly run in the family.
pink wedding cake ideas WORDS OF WISDOM
“My advice for anyone planning a wedding is do as much as you can as early as you can.  If everything is prepared beforehand you can relax and enjoy the day.  I would also say you can never be specific enough with instructions, if you want something doing a particular way make sure you tell the person/people doing it , it’s your day and you are paying for it.”
pink wedding theme A big bravo to Claire and Steve for their creativity and THAT amazing pink wedding dress.
bridgwood wedding photography Credits:
Photographer – Bridgwood Wedding Photography
Venue – Combermere Abbey
Wedding Dress – Cuvee Rose by Ian Stuart
Bridesmaid Dresses – Lou Lou
Fabric Flower Bouquet & Buttonholes –Burlap and Bling Studio
Ice Cream Trike – The Ice Dream Experience