Claire and James’ rustic Easter wedding in the Cotswolds with an egg hunt for the kids and lots of homemade details
Rustic Easter wedding
What could be more appropriate for this week than a pretty homemade wedding held on Easter Sunday complete with spring flowers and an Easter egg hunt? I hope you agree, so I am delighted to be able to share Claire and James’ beautiful wedding which has all those elements.
Over to Claire…
“As we’d chosen to have a spring Easter wedding in a barn in the beautiful Cotswolds, we decided that a rustic Easter country themed wedding was for us – nice and relaxed with lots of fun.
April has always been a favourite month of ours and Easter a family favourite time growing up. As all our family and friends would have to travel, we decided to give them the opportunity to have a mini break to the Cotswolds and an Easter egg hunt sealed the deal!”
“I’m slightly embarrassed to admit this – but I started planning my wedding day (probably like others) years and years ago! James (Jim) and I had been together 12 years when we got married so he gave me plenty of time to start a scrapbook (no Pinterest back then!). Some of the thoughts I’d had never changed and made it to being part of the day – particularly the theme.”
“Our day was rustic country and Easter themed, bursting with creative touches, many of which we’d made ourselves. There were handmade clay birds, beautiful flowers, tree slices, bales of hay, milk churns, birch tealight holders, homemade chutney, chalkboard signposts, handmade stationery and printed linen, planted wellies, rusty letters, old French crates, Easter photo props, a lucky dip and chocolate eggs galore!”
“There is so much inspiration out there, but mostly we felt inspired to create a day that reflected our love for nature and relaxed natural style.”
Rustic country wedding (part two)
If you missed Emma and Gianni’s rustic country wedding part one from yesterday, do take a read first. After their beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony, Emma and Gianni continued their wedding festivities at the beautiful Cripps Barn in Gloucestershire.
The countryside around Cripps Barn is beautiful and provides the most gorgeous natural setting for photographs.
Don’t you think that Emma’s colour palette of pale dusty pinks and peaches are beautifully reflected in the soft golden colour of this wheat field…
I love this series of photos – photographer Andy Rapkins has captured such a sweet and intimate moment between Emma and Gianni.
Rustic country wedding (part one)
Today is pretty exciting on two counts – the new website has been launched and I get to share with you my first exclusive wedding. This wedding has not been featured on any other blogs so I am utterly honoured that Emma chose The Natural Wedding Company to be the first place to share her beautiful wedding.
Emma told me that The Natural Wedding Company “was my bible during the planning of the wedding and I used many tips and links that you posted.” So without further ado, here is part one of Emma and Gianni’s rustic country wedding photographed by the talented Andy Rapkins.
Emma and Gianni were married in July 2011 at Cripps Barn in Gloucestershire. They planned a simple, relaxed and rustic wedding full of handmade pieces, charity shop finds, and meaningful details crafted by family and friends.
The theme was eclectic vintage meets ‘Darling Buds of May’ – we did a lot of the details ourselves and what we didn’t do we worked with friends and local suppliers.
We chose Cripps Barn because we wanted somewhere relaxed, informal and peaceful. The owners of Cripps Barn have a really relaxed yet organised approach, also all the food was locally sourced and we’d heard how amazing it was. Gianni has a large family with lots of children so we wanted somewhere they could be free to play.