The happy couple: Mathew Latchford, 35, a sporting agent, and Harriet Latchford, 29, working in marketing, from Fairford
Wedding date: Saturday 10 June 2017
Ceremony venue: Fairford Church
Reception venue: A marquee from Bisley Marquees in a field near Ashton Keynes
Wedding theme: Country wedding with a hint of shooting!
Photographer: Jonathan McGee Photography
Flowers: Rosie Posies, Coln St Aldwyns
Dress: A Sassi Holford dress
Bridesmaid dresses: Phase Eight
Groom’s outfit: The tails were from R Scott & Co.
Cake: Homemade by the bride/ her mother
Catering: The Cotswold Kitchen
Stationery: Caricature by Tony Marriot, Gloucester which we used on our save the dates and invites; invites by Pink Teal Design
Favours: Homemade raspberry gin
Entertainment: The Chip Shop Boys
Hair and beauty: Face Perfect by Jodi
Rings including engagement ring: Made in Hungerford by Furr & Co
We met on Exmoor (where our family live), at a tea party. It wasn’t where either of us expected to meet!
Mathew; he popped the question skiing on a red run in the Pyrenees!
About a year.
We live in Fairford and wanted a church wedding. Our friends kindly let us use their field for the marquee. We really wanted a marquee as we love decorating and organising!
As Mathew works in shooting and we both like the outdoors, we had a country/shooting theme. For example, cartridge place settings, feathers in our flowers, feathers in button holes. The colour scheme was pink and blue!
Mathew knows him through work!
We had lots of photos whilst getting ready, outside our house and outside the church. To make it more special we have lots of photos of our little girl, Phoebe, who was only five months at the time!
DIY – whilst on maternity leave!
I made 100 metres of bunting to decorate the marquee with, we dried the confetti and made the confetti cones! We decorated the bar with handmade pom-poms.
It was very simple, lace with a sweetheart neckline, beautiful buttons up the back and finished with a sparkly belt!
The tails were from R Scott & Co. in Cirencester, and the pink shirt and polka dot tie were from Oliver Brown.
Yes. Old – earrings, new – dress, borrowed – headpiece, and blue – my engagement ring!
‘Bridal Chorus’ by Wagner.
Yes, by close family and friends.
A selection of canapes, shoulder of lamb, and pavlova with fruit.
Simple, but decorated with cartridges that we had made especially for our wedding!
Walk the Moon’s ‘Shut Up and Dance’.
That’s hard to say – a magical moment was when our Labrador Bruce went down to the back of the church to retrieve the rings!
Yes – the planning really was key (we had an eight-tab spreadsheet!!)
Organisation is key. Do as much prep before the day as you can. You don’t want to be stressing about details the day before, you want to enjoy the build up with your close friends and family!
In hindsight we wish we had a video!
Menorca, with our five-month-old baby. We will do a proper honeymoon at some point, just the two of us!
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