Real wedding: A relaxed and romantic day in the Cotswolds with a Maggie Sottero wedding dress
They kept things natural with their colour scheme, allowing the beauty of the venue to shine through, decorating with copper accents and bundles of green foliage.
Their chic stationery set the tone for their laid-back day, complete with a sensational Maggie Sottero wedding dress that suited the feel perfectly.
Photographer | Craig Williams
The Cotswolds wedding venue
Rebecca and Richard held their wedding ceremony at St Andrew's Church in Kingham, followed by a reception at <a href="https://www.hitched.co.uk/wedding-venues/merriscourt_4539.htm" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Merriscourt</a> in Chipping Norton.<br /><br />"Having grown up in the Cotswolds I always knew I wanted to get married surrounded by rolling fields," says Rebecca. "Merriscourt was the first venue we looked at and we fell in love with it instantly."
Foliage and white flowers
Rebecca and Richard didn't have a specific theme for their wedding, instead deciding to keep things neutral with green and white hues, reflected in their <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/flowers/24-white-wedding-bouquet-ideas/22913.html" target="_self">white wedding flowers</a>.<br /><br />
Fairy lights for weddings
The theme carried over into their reception decor, where they also had festoon lighting, perfectly complementing the natural decor. <br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/best-wedding-lighting-inspiration-on-pinterest/20421.html" target="_self">READ MORE: The best wedding lighting inspiration on Pinterest</a>
Suspended wedding decorations
Embodying one of this year's biggest wedding trends, Rebecca and Richard had glorious <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/flowers/17-of-the-loveliest-hanging-floral-arrangements-for-your-wedding/22868.html" target="_self">hanging wedding decorations</a>, turning their <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/venues/uk-wedding-awards-2016-best-barn-venue/21536.html" target="_self">barn wedding venue</a> into the most magical space.
The wedding table decorations
"We had tall glass vases on each table, along with lots of candles and copper frames while menu cards sat in copper card holders," says Rebecca.<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 wedding stationery
Rebecca works in marketing, so beautiful stationery was very important to her, and she wanted to make sure it set the tone for the wedding. <br /><br />The wedding stationery was created by Emma from <a href="http://www.emeraldpaperdesign.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Emerald Paper Design</a>, designed with soft green foliage details and copper calligraphy elements.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/stationery/stylish-stationery-ideas-for-unique-couples/22738.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Stylish wedding stationery for cool couples</a>
The wedding table plan
"For our table plan Emma produced A5 cards with the table numbers and guest names for each individual table. I then dressed a wooden ladder with pots of herbs, candles and some foliage and put the table plans in each pot," Rebecca explains.<br /><br />"It was one of my favourite bits of decor at the wedding."<br /><br />Check out other <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/ideas/diy-and-craft/real-couples-table-plans/19542.html" target="_self">real couples' table plans</a> for more wedding stationery inspiration.
Copper wedding decor
On their <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/essentials/wedding-card-box-ideas-for-your-big-day/23018.html" target="_self">wedding card table</a> Rebecca and Richard placed family photos in copper frames to tie in with the theme of the day.<br /><br /><br />
Neon wedding sign
A far cry from <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/essentials/fun-wedding-signs-for-your-big-day/22076.html" target="_self">traditional wedding signs</a>, Richard and Rebecca had a neon sign maybe by <a href="http://neonpoodle.co.uk/?gclid=CjwKCAjwxILdBRBqEiwAHL2R81T8eG30JaerGU88q8WTP-XEL7vh_PSwd3JYA8DD1Pbb1NE72sNuoxoCRkAQAvD_BwE" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Neon Poodle</a>, which read "The Suttons" - their new family name. <br /><br />"It was slightly extravagant, but one of our favourite wedding buys. It looked amazing on the dance floor and we can have it in our house now!"
The semi-naked wedding cake
Sue from <a href="http://www.goodies-galore.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Goodies Galore</a> baked the four-tier <a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/cakes/gorgeous-nearly-naked-wedding-cakes/22215.html" target="_self">semi-naked wedding cake</a>.<br /><br />"It was dressed with roses and foliage to carry on the theme and colours, and each tier was a different flavour - lemon drizzle, coffee and walnut, chocolate and traditional sponge with jam, made by Richard's mum," explains Rebecca.
The Maggie Sottero wedding dress
Rebecca wore the Emily dress by <a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/planning/cakes/gorgeous-nearly-naked-wedding-cakes/22215.html" target="_blank">Maggie Sottero</a>, purchased from <a href="http://www.proposalsbridalstudio.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Proposals Bridal Studio</a> in Witney. <br /><br />"I fell in love with the dress instantly. I felt it was the perfect dress for the kind of wedding I wanted - very relaxed and romantic."<br /><br />If you love Rebecca's wedding dress, check out our gallery of <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/wedding-dresses/strappy-wedding-dresses/18601.html" target="_self">strappy wedding dresses</a>.
Bridal hair vine
"I'd always wanted something sparkly in my hair and found the perfect hair vine from <a href="https://www.ivoryandcotiaras.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Ivory & Co</a>, which was weaved through my hair," shares Rebecca. <br /><br /><a href=" http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/shoes-and-accessories/stunning-hair-accessories-to-complete-your-w-day-style/22172.html" target="_self">READ MORE: Stunning Hair Accessories to Complete your W-day Style</a>
Blush pink bridesmaid dresses
Rebecca's bridesmaids wore <a href="http://www.youandyourwedding.co.uk/dresses-and-style/bridesmaids-flowergirls/perfect-pink-bridesmaids-dresses-for-your-girls/19649.html" target="_self">pink bridesmaid dresses</a> courtesy of <a href="https://www.thandth.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">TH&TH</a> at <a href="https://www.the-weddinggallery.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwxILdBRBqEiwAHL2R820alNCc-IC7cgnhll0lTSeJAenZNP5h9kT9UDeB4zml_ua7YaU4jhoClLgQAvD_BwE" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">The Wedding Gallery</a>.<br /><br />"The dresses were pink and floaty, with a similar neckline to my dress," says Rebecca. "They looked amazing on all the girls."
The most memorable part of the day
"The ceremony was beautiful," comments Rebecca.<br /><br />"We had some special readings and chose the music for <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">relatives whom couldn't be there</a>, which made the whole thing quite moving."