4 Mar

pale pink, white and lambs ear bouquet | Photo by Marianne Taylor

Now that spring is so close, we can’t wait for all the vibrant outdoor weddings to come. Like this beauty in the Somerset countryside of England. So, Nikki & Graeme are British, lived in New York for the past several years (they’re devoted Brooklynites!), and just two weeks before their wedding, moved to Amsterdam. Teaming up with Mary Herrington at Forever & Ever Events to plan their UK celebration was pretty crucial. Coming up with a way to marry Nikki’s Indian heritage, their English roots, and bits of their US life – not so easy. But it was done. They had a New Orleans-style jazz band, Indian-style lounge furniture and a menu of food that reflected their lives together (NY-style sliders, chicken tikka, British lamb).

Jenny Packham embellished satin wedding dress | Photo by Marianne Taylor

Jenny Packham wedding dress and Badgley Mischka shoes | Photo by Marianne Taylor

tiny wedding heart paper and wedding rings | Photo by Marianne Taylor

English tea and heart locket | Photo by Marianne Taylor

Somerset England home | Photo by Marianne Taylor

personalized bridesmaid notes | Photo by Marianne Taylor

rose hair combs and craspedia boutonnieres | Photo by Marianne Taylor

pale pink, white and lambs ear bouquet | Photo by Marianne Taylor

Nikki’s bridal bouquet recipe: coral garden roses with cream astibile, super bombastic roses, freshia, dusty miller and thistles.

English countryside wedding | Photo by Marianne Taylor

English garden wedding portraits | Photo by Marianne Taylor

silver beaded headband | Photo by Marianne Taylor

Jenny Packham crossed dress back | Photo by Marianne Taylor

pale pink and white bouquet | Photo by Marianne Taylor

English countryside wedding portraits | Photo by Marianne Taylor

balloon-adorned garden path | Photo by Marianne Taylor

balloon aisle entrance at an outdoor garden wedding | Photo by Marianne Taylor

shades of pink, purple and red bridesmaid dresses | Photo by Marianne Taylor

white, pink and green bouquets with a striped bow | Photo by Marianne Taylor

navy grooms suit | Photo by Marianne Taylor

outdoor garden wedding ceremony | Photo by Marianne Taylor

outdoor garden wedding ceremony | Photo by Marianne Taylor

Nikki walked down the aisle to Nick Cave’s, ‘Into My Arms’. And their first dance song was Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, ‘Home’ – the lyrics are also engraved on the inside of their rings.

custom cocktails and red striped straws | Photo by Marianne Taylor

pale pink, purple and peach flower arrangement | Photo by Marianne Taylor

croquet game | Photo by Marianne Taylor

balloon decor and outdoor cocktail hour | Photo by Marianne Taylor

mini sliders with toothpick flags | Photo by Marianne Taylor

outdoor garden cocktail hour | Photo by Marianne Taylor

fingerprint tree guest book | Photo by Marianne Taylor

rose petal confetti | Photo by Marianne Taylor

child sari and outdoor garden playing | Photo by Marianne Taylor

feather sleeves | Photo by Marianne Taylor

tented outdoor reception | Photo by Marianne Taylor

potted escort card tags | Photo by Marianne Taylor

potted plant escort cards and stacked crate planters | Photo by Marianne Taylor

pastel florals and burlap table runner | Photo by Marianne Taylor

planter box centerpieces and location signs | Photo by Marianne Taylor

memorable location signage | Photo by Marianne Taylor

Their table names commemorated meaningful spots to them around the world.

custom menus and burlap table runner | Photo by Marianne Taylor

tented garden wedding | Photo by Marianne Taylor

quirky fruit and frosting wedding cake | Photo by Marianne Taylor

quirky fruit and frosting wedding cake and cat topper | Photo by Marianne Taylor

English countryside wedding | Photo by Marianne Taylor

the Mister and Missus specialty cocktail | Photo by Marianne Taylor

evening tented garden wedding | Photo by Marianne Taylor

Congratulations Nikki + Graeme!

Photographer: Marianne Taylor / Event coordinator + planner: Mary Herrington at Forever & Ever Events / Hair & Makeup: Claire Hanson / Florist: Wildabout in London / Cake: Graeme’s mum, Philly / Cake topper: Nikki’s maid of honor, Nikky / Catering: Rebecca Green Catering / Invitation designer: Graeme and Nikki / Rentals: Raj TentsOptions Hire / DJ: Nigel P, Stylish Entertainment / Band: Dixie Ticklers / Bride’s dress: Jenny Packham / Party dress: Sarah Seven ‘Golden Lights’ / Shoes: Badgley Mishka / Veil or headpiece designer: Jenny Packham Acacia headpiece / Earrings: Jenny Packham, engagement ring from Tiffany & Co., wedding ring from Catbird, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn / Groom’s suit: Brooklyn Tailors in Williamsburg, Brooklyn / Shoes: To Boot New York / Tie: John Lewis / Bridesmaids: J.Crew / Groomsmen: All their own / Flower girls: Tulip and Nettle, London / Ring Bearers: Shirt Crewcuts, Trousers Gap

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Comments

  1. Look at how fun this outdoor English countryside wedding is. {design by @4evereverevents photos by @mnoo} http://t.co/5Y5RqMfJQe

  2. Wow, that setting is to die for!! What a beautiful beautiful romantic wedding and celebration! Congrats to the happy couple, I would love to get married there :)

  3. What a beautiful British wedding! http://t.co/dSBxVK7B6j #realwedding

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  5. A beautiful wedding marrying the bride’s Indian heritage, the couple’s English roots, & bits of their NYC lifestyle: http://t.co/5Y5RqMfJQe

  6. Love!“@100LayerCake: A beautiful wedding marrying the bride’s Indian heritage, the couple’s English roots http://t.co/xTGO9eVReG”

  7. This is a truely lovely event. I was admiring everything when I noticed the picture of City Hall explaining that the couple was already married in 2011! I’m going to be in the same situation (marrying soon at a courthouse, celebration later). How did the couple go about explaining to their invitees that this wasn’t their first act of marriage? Did they do a vow renewal? I feel that this is particularly important to PSAs that are flying overseas to attend and would love your take on it.

  8. This wedding just looks so perfect! I love the bride’s bouquet.

  9. Thank you for the feature! Looking at these images again brings back so many lovely memories, it was such a beautiful day!

  10. How fun is this outdoor English countryside wedding? And the bride’s bouquet? So pretty. http://t.co/5Y5RqMfJQe

  11. Swoon! One day… :) RT @100LayerCake: How fun is this outdoor English countryside wedding? http://t.co/Yuhh6zyjjs

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  14. Just beautiful Marianne… I love the colours, the naked cakes, the relaxed atmosphere! It’s perfect x

  15. Gorgeous English countryside wedding – I Would Love Shoot Something Like This http://t.co/QXD5IaPwiC #undefined @100layercake #photography

  16. Love the soft romantic details of this outdoor English wedding! http://t.co/WsttTzLz7B via @100layercake

  17. I’d never heard of Nick Cave before, but thank you so much for bringing him to my attention! Loved the song! Brought the images to life with music playing in the background.

    The venue took my breath away.. Gorgeous estate! *sigh*

  18. Annnd LOVE.RT @100layercake: How fun is this outdoor English countryside wedding? And the bride’s bouquet? So pretty. http://t.co/NdtwZMa1EY

  19. Hello Stephen Elliot. I just got a letter dated 1/19/12 from Lorelie Lee in an envelope from you. We have no idea whatsoever how I got on your list. But I’ll write Lorelie back (a real letter, even), because it was pretty fucking brave of her to write that.

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