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Floral Needle & Thread Wedding Gown For An Oriental Garden Wedding: Alice & Matthew

Alice & Matthew had an incredibly pretty and colourful wedding with rustic detailing held in the most beautiful of venues – a place called Matara which has a picturesque oriental garden!

Our gorgeous bride looked an absolute vision in a stunning, floral, soft pink, needle and thread gown and Matthew complemented her unconventional look with a complementary maroon asos suit.

This is one wedding you need to see.

Words by Alice. Images by Jun Tan Weddings.

After searching online for venues or a few days, as soon as we came across Matara we knew we had found what we were looking for. We booked a viewing and knew it was right for us as we wanted a relaxed atmosphere and the Oriental gardens and decor really stood out.

I always knew I didn’t want a very traditional dress but still wanted something that looked elegant and reflected taste. I loved the colour and the detailing was exactly what I had been looking for.

I’ve always liked Needle and Thread so I didn’t look at any other brands or designers. I had to have it altered a bit but found such lovely seamstress who did an amazing job.

We have always liked both rustic and Oriental styles. Matara really ticked those boxes for us so it inspired us to almost blend them together. We decided to try and keep things colourful to tie in with the hints of colour around the venue and offset against all the plants.

I was so nervous before walking down the aisle, but seeing our friends and family and Matt at the other end I felt so relaxed. Having the ceremony outside in the courtyard just really made it perfect.

I wanted to keep the flowers quite simple as I didn’t want to detract from my dress too much, rhetoric pale pink roses complimented both my dress and Matts suit, as well as the bridesmaids’ dresses.

We came across Jun while searching for a wedding photographer on bidvine, after taking a look at his website we knew she style was exactly what we were looking for.

He really took the time to get to know us and what we wanted, so pleased we found him!

We wanted to keep the decor quite simple and as we loved the Oriental feel of the venue, we opted not to have a colour scheme and just choose things that reflect our taste.

With help from a friend, we handmade origami cranes for the centrepieces and used decoupage paper to decorate wooden table numbers.

We bought an a-board from ebay and Matt designed and painted our timings for the day. I also sourced a large dream catcher to hang our seating plan on.

We loved our wedding cake, we left the design fully in their hands as their cakes look amazing. They looked at pictures of our venue and asked us how we were planning on decorating.

The hints of colour and floral details really tied in with our decorations. We chose to have a different flour for each tier, vegan chocolate, banana and salted caramel, courgette and lime. We served the cake for desert and was fun for our guests to try and guess the flavours.

If we could offer any advice on planning a wedding? Just make sure you try and pick things that are relevant to your style and you as a couple. Don’t worry about the small things, we had 1 or 2 tiny hiccups, but no one noticed and it didn’t spoil the day at all.

We decided not to get too many people involved in the planning, I didn’t want to put too much responsibility on to other people or have anyone feel left out. Most of all, just enjoy the planning because it’s about the two of you and what you love.

Such a colourful and beautiful wedding in the most unique of wedding venues! Thanks to Jun Tan Photography for sharing this absolute beauty with us.

Congrats Alice & Matthew!

wedding credits / photographer: jun tan photography / venue: matara, cotswolds / wedding dress: needle & thread / brides shoes: dune / bridesmaid dresses: coast, monsoon / hair: kerry nixon, cloud 9 & co / makeuo: julian castaneda / grooms apparell: topman, next, asos / florist: bows bells, gloucester / cake: ahh toots / entertainment: alive network, darren campbell, all about funk

Sonia Collett: Founder and Editor of the WTW blog. Sonia set up Want That Wedding over 5 years ago - after her own wedding day. During the planning process, Sonia realised she had a mad crazy love for all things wedding and continues to be a total wedding obsessive to this very day! Happiest when swooning over newlyweds real weddings or beautiful wedding dresses... she's also an incurable romantic who is rather fond of anything that glitters. Follow her on Twitter, (@wantthatwedding), Pinterest (wantthatwedding), Instagram (wantthatwedding), Facebook (wantthatwedding) and Snapchat (wantthatwedding)

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  • Wow your dress is spectacular and so pretty on u. The lighting is so lovely and romantic. Congratulations!