Emily and Greg start new chapter at rustic wedding

Wedding: 02/02/2019

Posted by Kate | 16 April, 2019

Two impending arrivals on the one day signalled a new chapter in Emily and Greg’s lives.

“In January 2017 Em’s engagement ring arrived from Hatton Garden and on the same day we had another arrival expected as we found out Em was pregnant!” Greg,” 27, recalls.

He and Emily, 30, met online about three years before, but Greg’s life in the military meant the time they had together was precious.

“We didn’t want a long engagement but due to giving birth in August 2017 to a beautiful baby girl called Evelyn, we decided to set the date for February 2, 2019.”

The couple chose St Peter’s Church in Thornton, Leicestershire for their rustic wedding before the reception at The Old Stables in Swithland surrounded by 105 guests.

The couple personalised their celebrations by using people they knew to bring their creative vision to life.

Emily describes the rustic wedding like a dream come true.

“We had such a crazy relationship being apart from each other for months due to being in the
military when we met. To tie it all together with our loved ones and our beautiful 18-month-old daughter was a dream come true. It made the hard times worth it,” she says.

Photos courtesy of The Soulcase.

Emily found her dream dress at Dress Me Pretty.

“Our priority was to get the perfect ceremony which we did in an old English church with a backdrop onto a reservoir which we regularly go on family walks around so it’s special to us,” Greg says.

“We decided to meet on our first date in the oldest pub in Leicestershire. One date then became two and before we knew it we were a couple under the stars in the Derbyshire dales. Greg got deployed regularly so time together was so special, we made the most of the time together by always going away on romantic weekends away,” Emily says.

“The venue was also a high priority as we wanted it to be nice but yet feel informal for all guests to feel at home and enjoy, which we achieved with ease,” Greg says.

 “We used a local tree surgeon to source our white birch centrepieces. Being fond of rum we utilised our old bottles as centrepieces (with fairy lights drilled and fed into them) on top of the white birch centrepieces to give a modern/rustic feel,” Emily says of the DIY decor.

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Photos courtesy of The Soulcase.

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