Keeping it classic: Alexandra and Jake’s rustic wedding at local church

Content Team
Updated on: March 17, 2022

A traditional celebration in their village church gave Alexandra Hazlewood and Jake Oliveira the classic wedding of their dreams.

Alexandra, 31, and Jake, 32, agree that the ceremony at Tingewick Church, Buckinghamshire was the highlight of their rustic wedding.

“We were both so nervous on the day but as soon as I walked in the church and saw Jake at the front I immediately felt calm,” she says.

“The ceremony was our favourite part of the day as it just felt so amazing to have everyone you care about in one space at one time.”

Eighty friends and family gathered in the church for the ceremony on August 9 2014, before the celebrations continued at The Georgian Rectory in Adstock.

“We had a marquee set up in the beautiful grounds, filled with the most amazing smelling flowers, and haybales, crotcheted blankets and garden games outside,” Alexandra says.

“The sun stayed shining all day, which was perfect for everyone to mill around outside, eating canapes and drinking copious amounts of prosecco!”

The couple decorated the venue using items from charity shops, vintage finds and DIY hessian table runners and wooden sign posts.

“We just wanted it to be unique to us and really reflect our personalities and what we’re about,” Alexandra says.

Photos courtesy of Nicola Norton Photography.








Alexandra’s strapless gown from Ann Bridal featured an elegant train.








The couple chose pretty blooms to match the rustic theme.

Featured Suppliers:

Bomboniere Bomboniere: DIY

Brides Accessories Brides Accessories: Ann Bridal

Brides Gown Brides Gown: Ann Bridal

Brides Shoes Brides Shoes: John Lewis

Bridesmaid Shoes Bridesmaid Shoes: New Look

Bridesmaids Accessories Bridesmaids Accessories: Accessorize

Bridesmaids Dresses Bridesmaids Dresses: H&M

Caterer Caterer: The Muddy Duck

Celebrant Celebrant: Rev. Liz Simpson

Ceremony Music Ceremony Music: Playlist

Ceremony Venue Ceremony Venue: Tingewick Church

Entertainment Entertainment: Euler

Flowers Flowers: Mandy Goswell

Gift Registry Gift Registry: Honeymoon fund

Grooms Attire Grooms Attire: Superdry , Ted Baker , Next Retail Ltd , Mrs Bow Tie

Grooms Shoes Grooms Shoes: Loake

Groomsmen Attire Groomsmen Attire: Superdry , Next Retail Ltd , Mrs Bow Tie , eBay

Groomsmen Shoes Groomsmen Shoes: Own shoes

Hair Hair: Arthurs Radio

Honeymoon Honeymoon: St. Ives , Bali

Invitations Invitations: DIY , NOTHS

Makeup Makeup: bridesmaid VIctoria

Photographer Photographer: Nicola Norton Photography

Reception Venue Reception Venue: The Georgian Rectory

Rings Rings: Bernstones

Transport Transport: DIY

Venue Decor Venue Decor: Brackley Antique Cellar , Festival Hire , Huntsmill Farm , MIllie MIles Events , Barworx , Ginger Ray , Lights4Fun , DIY

Wedding Night Venue Wedding Night Venue: Villiers Hotel