Freya Rose's Wedding

Freya Rose's Wedding

Exactly one year ago today, Freya Rose Rees married Matthew Attwood Archer on Saturday 1st June 2019.
To celebrate Freya and Matt's one year anniversary we have created this blog post to look back at their wonderful day. 
We are deeply sad that many people's weddings have been postponed and may not be able to get married this year. We hope that we can provide all bride and grooms-to-be with some wedding inspiration, your day will come. ❤️
Happy 1 Year Anniversary Freya and Matt! 
The Church

Freya and Matt married at St Hubert’s Church in Idsworth, one of the oldest churches in the country, built in 1053 AD with incredible Roman murals on the walls. It is located in the rolling hills and idyllic countryside of the South Downs. Freya’s own grandfather had been the vicar there between 1950 and 1960. This was the place that the couple had always wanted to marry in. Matt had told Freya this on their second date!

Freya’s brother (and best friend) Joseph walked her down the aisle, accompanied by her children and bridesmaids. She says she is sure her father, who sadly passed away last year, was there with her in spirit during the truly magical ceremony.

All of Freya's bridesmaids wore Freya Rose Shoes "Micola Rosa" or "Jasmine White".

 

 The Day

The daytime look was minimal, chic and elegant, with a distinctly modern English-countryside feel. Décor, stationery and accents in white and gold were designed by Freya and expertly created by Lo & Behold Bespoke, with ethereal flowers by Blossom Boutique. Freya’s natural hair and makeup look had been created by Amanda Clarke top celebrity MUA who kept her calm in the morning and translated her vision perfectly. A sprig of Honesty flower, taken from Freya’s grandmother’s garden and hand-painted in gold leaf, was used on name place cards and elegantly woven into Freya’s beautiful updo.

The venue at Park House Hotel & Spa was also chosen so that the children at the wedding could play and enjoy the grounds.

The first dress that Freya wore was made especially for her by her friend and eco-dress-designer Sanyukta Shrestha, and she carried a gorgeous bouquet of white sweet peas and peonies by Blossom Boutique inspired by her grandmothers wedding bouquet but with a modern twist. She wore jewellery by her mother, acclaimed jeweller Barbara Tipple, and a long-length veil that she designed herself with special rose-floral lace. The beautiful bridesmaids wore white outfits from Topshop and Ghost, with gold and silver accessories and of course, Freya Rose shoes!

 

 

The Evening

For the evening, the look was more relaxed with a focus on warm, golden tones that looked stunning in the evening light of the woods. Wedding guests enjoyed live music from The P.Y.Ts (via Headliner), Mediterranean food by The Southsea Deli, singing and toasting marshmallows around the fire pit in the stunning grounds of Park House Hotel & Spa. Freya had changed into a shimmering ethereal champagne dress by Amanda Wakeley, and wore her hair naturally down with a delicate golden rose headband by Lila.

Evening Food Supplied by The Southsea Deli.

 

 The Details

For her ‘something old’, Freya carried a vintage beaded bag with an oriental motif. 

For her 'something borrowed', Freya's mother Barbara gave her ‘Moonshadow’ earrings to wear, jewelled with moonstone and diamonds.

 

Freya had two very special ‘something blue’s’ – the first was a divine necklace with rare blue moonstones and diamonds, gifted to her by a dear family friend. And the second was a poem, written on blue paper by her late father that she found the night before her wedding. The words were beautiful, poignant and delivered a wonderful message relevant to Freya and Matt’s big day. Freya says it was this poem that helped her get through her wedding day nerves, and the line “Slow down, and it will be well,” is the best piece of advice she will now give to any bride-to-be.

Freya's Blue Moonstones and Diamonds Necklace.

Dress by Amanda Wakeley.

Dress by Sanyukta Shrestha.

Gold Headband by Lila Accessories.

It was important to Freya and Matt that their children be involved in their wedding day. Freya’s son Johnnie was their pageboy, and he designed the cover of the order of service.

Freya and Matt's daughter Willow was made a custom pair of baby shoes with silk flowers for her role as a flower girl. 

Silhouette Wedding Favours by The Roving Artist.

 
Wedding Cake Made by Freya's Friend which represented Gladioli, Freya's inspiration. Gladioli represents delicate feminine beauty and movement.

Stationery by Lo and Behold Bespoke.

Table Decorations by Lo and Behold Bespoke.

Flowers by Blossoms Boutique.

 

Bespoke Vale by Ruth Milliam.

Moonshadow’ earrings by Barbara Tipple.

Freya's Bouquet by Blossoms Boutique.

Bridemaids shoes "Jasmine White"

Groom's Attire from Turnbull & Asser / Crockett and Jones.

 

The Shoes

Freya had three luxurious pairs of breath-taking bespoke wedding shoes – of course! Each pair was made to Freya’s own unique design, using exquisite materials such as polished brass, sterling silver and her signature mother of pearl. These three pairs of shoes were Freya Rose’s most innovative and opulent designs to date, each one taking months to finalise and perfect. Our specialist jewellers used ground-breaking and complex techniques to craft the most intricate heels.

"Freya"

Freya says the first pair, Freya, was designed to give her height, as she stands at a petite 5’ 2” whilst her partner Matt is a tall 6’ 2”. These gorgeous platform shoes were made in a soft ivory shimmer suede with silver leather lining, a subtle rose-floral mother of pearl heel and sterling silver monogrammed initials: F.A and M.A. This shoe finished her daytime bridal look perfectly with their simplicity and timeless style.

 

"Rose In Bloom"

Another beautiful sky-high platform, this time in sultry taupe shimmer suede and golden leather to match the brass rosebud detail on the mother of pearl heels. These also featured exquisite monogrammed initials.

 

"Glory"

A modern take on a classic platform silhouette, with ornate floral block heel in sterling silver and mother of pearl. Freya designed these stylish, statement shoes to be ultra- comfortable and perfect for photos in the fields and in the woodlands and for dancing the night away.

 

 

 

  

Here you can watch the video of Freya and Matt's big day:

 

Supplier Credits & Instagram Tags

Freya’s Day Gown: @sanyuktashrestha

Photography: @carrielaversphotography

Shoes and veil: @freyaroselondon

Wedding cake: @suepike1265

Jewellery: @barbaratipplejewellery

Venue: @parkhousehotelandspa

Freya’s Evening Gown: @amandawakeley

Styling and stationery: @loandbeholdbspk

Flowers: @blossomboutiquesflowers

Band (The P.Y.Ts): @headlinerio

Flower girl’s attire: @teaprincessaust, @dior

Roving artist: @silhouettist

Hair accessories: @lilaaccessories_

Groom’s attire: @turnbull_asser, @crockettandjones_official

Hair and makeup: @amanda.clarke.london

Evening food: @the_southsea_deli

Bridesmaid’s attire: @topshop, @ghostfashion, @freyaroselondon

 Product photography: @dimplesanddaisies

 


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