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Real Wedding Recap: Wildflowers & A Boho Wedding Dress for a Rustic Micro Wedding – Liva & Jonathan

24th August 2021 | Sarah Symonds

It’s holiday season on the blog, and as our editorial team take a break to rest, recover and enjoy an Aperol spritz or two ahead of our super busy autumn season, we’ll be recapping our favourite weddings and styled shoots from the year that shall not be named on our pretty pages.

Check back daily for all the inspo, and to see if your big day or creative vision made it into our top ten picks!

Today we’ve got a treat for you that’ll brighten up even the gloomiest of Lockdown 2.0 days. Lean in for the most perfect micro wedding we ever did see!

If an intimate and classic English country garden is your (strawberry) jam, you’re going to fall for this pretty and personal day in a gorgeous family back garden. Those endless summer days of laughter and good times have been captured and celebrated on Liva and Jonathon’s wedding day. We can’t think of anything more idyllic.

Perks of having your wedding at home include an evident and contagious relaxed attitude to the whole day, which means there’s plenty of time for taking a moment or two for a private little photo shoot in the woods. Our bride and groom have nailed it with those enchanting dancing snaps and the quiet little touches and gestures with no one else around.

We love the simplicity of this day. Little never has to mean less, and with the couple’s parents doing the catering, the homely china and tableware, a rustic, wildflower theme and Liva’s ethereal and delicate dress, this time little means lovely.

Speaking of wildflowers, we adore the summery palette of cornflower blue and mustard yellow, and the little floral bunches in jars adorning each table and decorating the delicious looking cake, especially as it’s all set up in a tent that wouldn’t look out of place on The Bake Off. You can just tell from the images that family and friends alike have really enjoyed this day, a laid back summer’s affair, and it’s certainly one to remember and inspire. Let’s hear about how Liva and her new husband pulled it all off and started their lives as a married couple.

With images by Weddings By Foyetography


Liva says: We got engaged in December 2015. We decided to stay in and watch Elf as it was Christmas time, and drink mulled wine. That’s when Jonathan popped the question. It felt right and simple, just the way we both like it.


We picked 08/08/2020 because in numerology the number eight represents a new beginning, meaning a new order or creation.

We chose to get married (or get civil partnered) in our local registry office. We wanted this day to be about us and keep it simple. The reception was held at Jonathan’s parents house that is also a Bed & Breakfast. We had a beautiful marquee set up in the garden and our closest friends and family around. It felt like home.


We picked a natural wildflower theme. I have always loved rustic and bohemian style and I already knew that my wedding would be all natural, simple and down to earth.

We had the colours cornflower blue and mustard yellow to symbolise the wildflowers I love so much.


I bought my dress in the local bridal shop Bride 2 Be. I found the dress online and I knew instantly that it was ‘The One’. It was a dreamy boho A-line dress with draped sleeve design, giving me delicate coverage. The dress was called Ashley.


Jonathan had his own cornflower blue suit and the bow tie and pocket square were from Urba Vana on Etsy.


Hair was done by a local hairstylist, Kitty Shenton, and I had a makeup tutorial by my friend Taisiya Marsh.


We used our own classic green Mini 1969.


Photography was done by Liane at Weddings By Foyetography and I would recommend her 1000%. Not only was Lianne a pleasure to have around with us on our wedding day, but the photos she took are incredible and captured our day perfectly. I could not be happier with the end result and we would happily recommend her to anyone. She literally put everything she had into making sure we had all the photographs we could have hoped for from our special day.


For my bouquet I chose The Artisan Dried Flower Co who is the sister company to the award winning Traditional Flower Co. They provide wild, rustic, bohemian designs for brides and I absolutely love them. Jonathan’s parents used the flowers from their own garden for styling the space.


Our cake was made by Molly. She is the best vegan cake maker. Together we designed a cake that suited our rustic wildflower theme ceremony and it was perfect.


It was a simple homemade meal, two courses, made by our parents. We wanted a relaxed and down to earth atmosphere.


We didn’t have any specific entertainment, we just laughed and chatted with each other and shared our happiest memories.

Best bit

My best bit was hugging Jonathan for the first time that morning. We arrived at the ceremony separately and met outside the registry office. It was perfect.


We went for a two week trip to Scotland, the Isle of Mull. We had an adventurous and active honeymoon, full of swimming, hiking and running. We never stayed still and had the most amazing time.


My advice would be to make your day about you and forget anyone else. You are marrying your best friend and it doesn’t matter what anyone else expects from your day. It’s YOUR day. The time will go by so quickly, try to stop every now and then, take deep breaths and take a mental picture of the day,

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