Rachel and Lukas dreamed of a traditional wedding day celebrated with friends and family. With so many to invite, they knew their celebration wasn’t going to be small but that just made the occasion even more exciting for the pair. “We wanted to bring everyone together to share our faith and enjoy the occasion,” says Rachel. “We also wanted all our guests to celebrate their own loved ones as well as our love,” she smiles.
Perfect for a party
With a big wedding to plan, the couple set about finding the perfect reception venue to accommodate all their guests. “We wanted lots of open space and a marquee to ensure the celebrations didn’t feel too cramped,” explains Rachel. Luckily, Brewerstreet Farmhouse boasted all this more, including beautiful gardens the pair could enjoy throughout the day. “The flowers and gardens were gorgeous and there was ample space for outdoor games to entertain both the adults and kids,” says Rachel.
That personal touch
The Farmhouse also complemented the couple’s classic country theme. “We wanted to give our day a welcoming family feel and added lots of personal touches to help us achieve this,” explains Rachel. “There were photos from our younger years and favours made by Lukas’ grandparents, plus lots of romantic touches.”
The couple also styled their day in the colours of fuchsia, white and navy to complement the summer vibe and their August wedding. Rachel’s hand-tied bouquet featured cream roses and freesias while her bridesmaids held bouquets of fuchsia, gerberas and gypsophila. The classic combination of flowers also featured on the wedding tables and in jam jars on pew ends at the church.
Looking the part
Of course, Rachel and Lukas’ wedding attire was classy and elegant in style too. Rachel wore fairytale-inspired Maggie Sottero gown while Lukas donned a light grey three-piece suit. “I absolutely loved my dress because it made me feel like a princess,” smiles Rachel. “It was customised with appliqué beading too – making it completely unique,” she adds. Bridal shoes from The Rainbow Club finished off her look and allowed her to comfortably dance all night.
Rachel and Lukas tied the knot with a religious ceremony at Christ Church South Nutfield, the church Rachel had attended while growing up. “It was so close to my house that I was able to walk there instead of arriving by car,” says Rachel. The ceremony held perhaps some of the most memorable moments of the day, with family and friends cheering as the pair were announced man and wife and family members serenading the two on guitar. “We felt so loved,” smiles Rachel.
A feast for all
The pair went on to celebrate their wedding at Brewerstreet Farmhouse with a drinks reception in the gardens. “We had Pimm’s, soft drinks, spring rolls, mini fish and chips, honey-roasted sausages and more,” explains Rachel. A string quartet provided entertainment while garden games amused the children – and the big kids! A three-course wedding breakfast followed, featuring a girolle stuffed chicken main and a trio of desserts. Come evening, guests were treated to yet more delicious bites with bacon and sausage butties and pick and mix for something sweet.
When it came to wedding entertainment, good music was top of the couple’s list. “As Lukas is a professional musician, music was a key part of our day,” explains Rachel. “We had musicians play throughout the day and for our evening party we decided on a live band and a DJ. The dance floor was never empty.”
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