The English Wedding

Gorgeous bride Madeleine worked hard to make place settings, while her sister helped with the wedding flowers, her mother made the cake and Chris’s mother made miles of bunting which was beautiful and hung from the beams. She told me, “You can hand-make various things, but that doesn’t save very much really, and the big expenses are unavoidable – food, alcohol etc. As my mother would say – ‘elope!’… The handmade bits were certainly hard work, but they were also some of our favourite elements.

Madeleine’s dress is beautifully unique: “It was made from scratch, to my ‘design’ i.e. vague ideas badly described to my very patient dress-maker. When it’s a mock-up in calico, it’s hard to picture the final result! But yes, I loved it, and it was unique, which is nice. It was made by Wendy Benstead, who is based in London. She was great, and the process was really fun.”

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