09 Jul Real Dorset Weddings: Becks and Tim
Becks and Tim’s beautiful countryside wedding was held at Horton Heath Methodist Church, a lovely small chapel nestled in the Dorset countryside. Their reception followed at Drusilla’s Inn in Horton. The photos, taken by David Hammond Photography, perfectly capture the happiness, love and colour of the day. We’re thrilled that the couple have agreed to share their photos and memories with The Wedding Jar…
The day: We loved every moment! Everything about the day felt very personal and handmade. We set the scene with our bespoke Paper Buttercup wedding invitations and co-ordinating on the day stationery. Our ceremony was 11am so time flew by in the morning. Once we arrived at the chapel it felt like everything fell into place, any nerves drifted away and we really enjoyed the sunshine filled day amidst our close friends and family. It was an intimate wedding with family members taking part in our ceremony from readings through to the music (as well as the decorating before hand) so lots of personal touches and memories. The overall feeling of the day and being surrounded by our loved ones just felt perfect. We had some photos taken in a nearby rapeseed field where we were completely surrounded by yellow flowers and blue sky, it captured the feeling of our day beautifully and will remain a cherished memory.
The venue: The chapel holds a lot of family history for me, being a part of my life from as far back as I can remember so it was an important part of our day – it looked beautiful. Drusilla’s Inn is just 5 minutes drive away from the chapel so the location was ideal (nice and easy for our guests to find too) and helped us create a relaxed informal day. Ellie and the team at Drusilla’s were really flexible and helped us to create a personalised menu. They provided us with our own bar, private function room and outdoor area as well as the Shepherd’s Huts, so all the food, drink and reception venue were sorted in one go. Both the chapel and the inn share a view of Horton Tower, our local landmark. Both venues surpassed our expectations – we really couldn’t have asked for more! We had lots of fun decorating both venues too.
The dress: It was the very first bridal dress I tried on! It felt amazing. The skirt was layers of handkerchief-folded organza, giving it a beautiful ball gown shape and the beaded lace bodice sparkled in the sunlight. We found it at Wed2B in Southampton – I loved that we were able to take it home the same day.
The groom’s outfit: Tim wore a bespoke suit from Fox Tailoring. He wanted a grey suit that could be worn again but also something unique for our wedding. The choices were guided by our colour scheme as well as comfort. The fabric we chose had a subtle yellow thread detail woven through. The outfit was finished with black boots, an ivory tie and yellow socks.
The food: Our wedding breakfast was a BBQ buffet followed by an assortment of tempting desserts. Later on we had cream teas with strawberries and clotted cream.
The cake: Mum made us a delicious three tiered wedding cake; traditional fruit cake, coffee & walnut, and lemon sponge all encased in Swiss Meringue Buttercream and decorated with sugar frosted primrose petals and a paper-cut tree topper.
Photography: David Hammond Photography
Stationery: Paper Buttercup (This is run by Becks herself and her gorgeous designs for wedding stationery are well worth a look !)
Venue: Horton Heath Methodist Church and Drusilla’s Inn
Hair and make up: Kelly from Cutters Hair Salon
Transport: VW campervan from Weddingwagens
Dress: Wed2B Southampton
Suit: Fox Tailoring
A huge thank you to Becks and Tim for sharing their photos and memories from their special day and agreeing to be our first ever couple to be featured on our Real Dorset Weddings posts. We’ll bringing you more of these types of articles soon so watch this space!