James and Helen were married back in early June close to the gorgeous Suffolk village of Lavenham. The couple are actually living in Kent right by the seaside but came back to Suffolk to wed at the local church and hold the reception at James’s parents house. This was a relaxed and fun day full of lovely little home made details. James and Helen don’t take themselves too seriously and really wanted their day to feel laid back. We started the day at a cottage in Lavenham where the girls got ready and then headed over to the church for the ceremony in an open topped vintage bus which ferried the guests back as well. I loved Helen’s vintage style dress, pearls and amazing sparkly heels. The way she had put everything together, perfectly mismatched, was brilliant. To pull mismatched off it has to be done with style and they got it just right. They made absolutely tons of bunting which they criss-crossed right across the barn, the drinks were served in jam jars with jolly floral straws and the guests had a bake off. Out in the garden they had croquet and Jenga.Â James had found some old metal letters and there was also an anagram competition. It was just like being at a vintage village fete. At the church after a hot and sticky morning, the wind picked up and it was at this point the girls realised that their skirts literally just took off in the wind causing hysterics making some happy and fun shots. Later in the field the girls were messing around and there was an awful sound of material ripping. It was one of the bridesmaids dresses and again instead of being worried it caused absolute hysterics. You have got to love them. The family dogs were able to roam around which the guests loved especially the beautiful dachshund “chipolata” who was thoroughly spoiled with attention. I loved it when the ice cream van arrived and the labrador whose name escapes me decided to wait in the queue. He got a good old tummy rub instead of ice cream which he was quite happy with. In the evening there was much fun and dancing in the barn with a help yourself cocktail bar and a couple of fire pits to help everyone to keep warm, who could ask for more.
Best wishes Helen and James for the future and well done in pulling off such a fun day your way xx