There is something about English weddings that completely captivate me. English weddings seem to be less about pageantry and more about solid tradition. Imogen Richards & Richard Cox’s wedding is no exception exchanging vows at a gorgeous old world church & celebrating at a lovely manor house complete with draped tent reception. From start to finish this wedding is dripped in white and bathed with roses of soft pink, cream & touches of lilac. Imogen & Richard are an adorable couple & I love this traditional English wedding![sbwgallery]
A Special Note About How Imogen & Richard Met:
Imogen & Richard’s wedding was all about romance, music and roses. Both musicians they first met when performing together. Richard was in position on stage and Imogen was playing in the orchestra pit below. Ever inventive Richard made the most of the situation by using the customary bow at the end of the performance as an opportunity to take a glimpse below at the girl he had immediately been attracted to, night after night making his interest quite clear to any observing eye in the audience. When the show ran to a close and there were no more stolen glances to be had they arranged their first date to be after Imogen’s performance at the opening night of a Bollywood show. Waiting for Imogen at the end of the show, Richard was spotted by an Asian TV reporter as an unusual spectator for a Bollywood spectacle. Asked why he was there Richard declared on live television that he was there waiting to take Imogen on their first date.
Music played a massive part in their wedding with many of the bridal party and guests being professional musicians. Best man Jonathan Veira sang a moving operatic solo in the ceremony. Bridesmaids Nadine Andre, Charlotte Ansbergs and Tom Davey all played instrumental pieces, including a song the groom wrote especially for his bride called “A Song For Imogen” before the newly married couple exited the church. Ian McMillan played the organ during the service and usher Craig Ogden played guitar during cocktail hour on the sun filled terrace of the beautiful Cotswold reception venue. To end the music filled day a 7 piece soul band rocked the evening away.
The rose theme was in remembrance of Imogen’s gran as it was her favorite flower. Roses were in all the floral elements, the cake, and all the paper goods. The color for the day were soft pinks and pastels. Flowers were breathtaking in the candle lit church and marquee at the reception.
Venue: The Slaughters Inn | Dress Designer: Impression Bridal | Shoes: Rainbow Club | Jewelry: Pressleys | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monsoon,Ebony Rose | Hair: Abi Webley | Men’s Attire: Moss Bross | Florist: Sally Gill Flowers | Baker: Cut Above Cake | Musicians: Nadine Andre,Jonathan Viera,Craig Ogden | Band: Refunct | Invitations: Alias | Handmade Goods: The Real Flower Confetti Company | Transportation: Vintage Wedding Cars | Photographer: Weddings by Nicola & Glen