Julia and Scott


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Julia and Scott’s

Gorgeous Cool  Shabby Chic Wedding




WEDDING DATE:  02/09/2017

WEDDING LOCATION:   Risley Hall, Derbyshire

HOW AND WHERE DID YOU MEET:   We met on a dating website

WEDDING THEME:   Funky boho, shabby chic





Being artists, portraiture and Professional DJ we wanted our wedding to be traditional but with a hint of our vibrant personalities (and my hair) and creative flair.  Our skills enabled us to do everything ourselves from the invites, personalised sweetbar, cake, to the flowers and all the personal touches that made our day so perfect and special.



Our colour palette was inspired by the approaching autumnal colours and we were blessed with perfect weather which added to the vibrancy of the day.  We wanted it to be a happy, relaxed and fun affair and I think we achieved that while still retaining the traditional values of a church wedding.

Essentially we wanted a wedding people would remember, laugh and smile about for years to come, something a little bit outside the box.  It’s a day we will never forget and I think that is because it was a DIY wedding.





HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTENDED:  76 day, 110 evening

PHOTOGRAPHER:  Shell Woodward 



Tracey buxton and Camille Thorpe

I did my own makeup






Always negotiate with the venue. We had a cake of cheese with crackers,

( homemade food ) instead of an evening buffet saving £1500 and didn’t have tea/coffee saving £230

Doing your own flowers is easier than you think and I made 5 bouquets, 5 button holes, 9 flower arrangments, high low top table and 2 x pedestals for £300 probably saving £600.

Don’t bother with hiring cars, ask around and see if you have a friend with a nice set of wheels you can borrow.  Save you 100’s

Don’t bother hiring men’s suits, we just asked the groomsmen to wear a dark grey suit and it looked great saved £500

When you have a food tasting, take a picture of the food as it is presented and send to the venue a few days before…as we found different chefs interpret menu selections in different ways!


Love Julia xxx





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