Quite a while ago I featured a midsummer night’s wedding inspiration mood board on the blog, and I obviously absolutely adored it. So, it goes without saying, I was super happy to be given this lovely wedding to share with you all today.
Captured by Thomas Frost Photography at Maunsel House in Taunton, its subtle theatrical vibe will definitely inspire the whimsical amongst you!
Words by Tom or Christine. Images by Thomas Frost.
We wanted a really natural aesthetic – and Christine’s theatre training and A Midsummer Night’s Dream is her favourite piece of theatre!
My musical background dictated a lot of the soundscape for the wedding too.
As soon as I tried it on my Maggie Sottero wedding dress, I felt that it was so comfortable, and so me! It represented the aesthetic we were going for – it was pretty much an instant yes!
The suits were from Suitsupply and bowties from Mrs Bow Tie – my best man was my brother Nick and the other groomsmen were brothers from (an)other mothers: Andy, Simon, Phil and Harrison (bride’s actual brother!).
Thomas Frost was our wedding photographer – he was just superb throughout. He made all of our guests (and us) feel so at ease and his shots were amazing!!!
Christine made some amazing homemade bunting – using old music scores as the basis, and added trim! She also did bunting with quotes from Shakespeare about booze for the bar.
Christine’s cousin and bridesmaid (Madeline) handpainted the wonderful table signs – each table was named after a character or group of characters from Midsummer Night’s Dream. Madeline also made the chalkboard signs.
Christine’s amazing sister made a semi-naked cake – it was truly incredible. We wanted something really natural and fitting to our Midsummer Night’s Dream style aesthetic.
Our most memorable moments?
For Tom: the moment I saw Christine walk down the aisle. She just looked like a vision – her smile lit up her beautiful face.
Christine: from the walk down the aisle to the speeches, to the first dance – everything still feels like a highlight!
Our wedding advice would be…
Be present on the day.
Trust your preparations.
Know that no matter goes wrong, everything will seem perfect!
What an absolutely gorgeous country wedding! Loving the natural wedding flowers, and the subtle midsummer night’s dream theme is such a lovely touch.
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wedding credits / photographer: thomas frost photography / wedding venue: maunsel house / brides dress: maggie sottero / brides shoes: jenny packham / grooms suit: suitsupply / bridesmaid dresses kennedy blue – unknown / hair & makeup: natasha coles and kate eliza / florist: dinah taylor floral / wedding cake: brides sister / catering: bonappetit / entertainment: victorianna