Heather + Tom's Boho Luxe Wedding at The Tythe Barn, Launton

Friday, September 18, 2020 Charbridge Ln, Launton, Bicester OX26 4SR, UK

Heather + Tom 

24th August 2019 | The Tythe Barn 

Instagram: @hezy_clark + @tomtom3982 | Photos: The Wild Bride

Heather and Tom's wedding was a boho dream, with a dreamy barn setting, an abundance of dried flowers and their guests of honour: alpacas! We're obsessed with the bride's Rue de Seine boho wedding dress, complete with DIY denim bridal jacket to match. 
How did you meet?
We met at a mutual friend’s birthday dinner. There was a Facebook invite for the event and Tom checked out the list of attendees, he liked my profile picture so did a little “light stalking” to make sure it wasn’t just a good angle haha. He decided it was worthwhile making the journey down to London from Milton Keynes after work to meet me in the hope that I was single. I was, we hit it off and he rest as they say is history... 
Tell us about the proposal...
We were very modern about it all, decided we wanted to get married, started looking at venues and booked The Tythe in July ‘18 before any ‘official’ proposal. In December, I woke for work and he informed me I wasn’t going... He'd arranged with a colleague for me to have the day off so we could go ring shopping. I’m so glad he did, we picked something totally unique and perfect together, I could have never in my wildest dreams imagined it! Then in January, when the ring was ready, a day after my birthday he took me on a walk in Aspley Guise woods and proposed at sunrise. 
Where did you find all of your inspiration?  
Tell us about the ceremony...
We had an ‘outdoor’ ceremony in the gardens of the Tythe performed by registrar. The guests were in the gardens and we were in the doorway with heads just under the overhang of the thatch roof to make sure it was all legal (technically inside the registered grounds). 
We had two readings; “The Bridge Across Forever” and “Maybe”.
Favorite part of the day: When Tom jumped the gun to say “I do” before the registrar had got even halfway through the question. 
Did you have anything unusual at your wedding?
Alpacas! We dressed 2 of them as bride and groom, with floral garland and gold bow tie but all 3 of them  were boys! 
Funniest moment of the day:  When we had to stop mid photo for one of the alpacas to wee, then poo, then wee some more, it honestly went on for ages, felt like 5 minutes. 
Tell us all about your wedding theme...
We didn’t set out with a theme but when I described the aesthetic, I had in mind to the florists they described it as “Boho Luxe” which I think is sort of perfect. We just wanted to have all the things we love together with all the people we love!
We are absolutely obsessed with animals and it was very important to incorporate this in our day. The Alpacas came down from a local farm to entertain the guests and take pictures with us which was a huge hit and the photographs are amazing! I’m Scottish so it was also important for us to honour some Scottish traditions, we had bagpipes throughout the ceremony and the reception was part Ceilidh and a part DJ. Ceilidh’s are brilliant for getting all ages up and involved. 
Did you make any wedding DIYs?
I’m a very creative person so I designed all of the stationery and décor myself, the favourite things I made myself were the macrame table plan and my painted denim jacket. 
Who was your bride and groom squad?  
Sister/matron of honour Gillian, friends Laura and Nousheen. Best Man (also) Tom, Alex and Joleyon. 
Most emotional moment of the day: Tom’s face when he first caught sight of me when we paused at the start of the aisle and Tom and I both welled up with happiness, I couldn’t get to him quick enough. Also, when dad first saw me. 
Tell us about your Honeymoon...
The Maldives – it was the 10 days of bliss in THE most beautiful setting. Already saving to go back for my 40th.
Tell us all about the dress...
I'd been aware of Rue De Seine, and swooned over their designs for years, long before I was engaged! I found the Wedding Club on their website’s list of retailers. I had tried on Fox gown previously and attended my appointment at TWC Birmingham almost certain that was the dress I was going to go for. The stylist said she had something new for me to try, which she thought I would love but kept this aside to the end and had me try on Fox and variations of this gown before presenting Clara, which had literally just arrived. 
I had seen this gown online but hadn’t really given it a second thought, the online image didn't do the phenomenal, unique, intricate lace any justice... I barely had it on 3 seconds and I knew this was the dress! I will be eternally grateful that the stylist listened and observed me so well in the short time of an appointment to understand how to find THE dress for me, also that I came on that day, when Clara had arrived to blow me away! All of my guests, no matter what their personal style preference, was in love with my dress!
Advice for future brides...
Go with your gut. Believe in your vision. Choose your suppliers and trust them to make your dream a reality. Try not to spend too much time looking at what everyone else is doing and most importantly enjoy yourselves, I loved every minute of planning our day so much so I simply can’t wait to help friends who are just starting out on their planning journey! 
Favourite Wedding Purchase:  Embellished Grecian style flat sandals to change into once we’d taken all of the photographs. It was one of the hottest days of the year so I was struggling after a while in my platform heels. 
What was your first dance song?
Wild Horses by The Sunday’s, I am a massive Buffy fan and this is from a very poignant scene. Tom and I both enjoy re-watching the show and this particularly romantic spin on a classic song. We did not practice but I think it went OK. 
Photographer + Videographer: The Wild Bride
Stationery:  DIY on Vistprint 
Florist:  The Great Little Flower Company 
Cake:   All Cakes & Sizes
Décor:  DIY 
Hair + Makeup: Oxford Wedding Hair & Makeup 
Shoes: Topshop  
Bridesmaids Dresses:  Lace & Beads 
Groom Suit: Souster & Hicks 
Hair Pins: Crown & Glory
Jewellery (earrings): Carrie Elizabeth
Painted Jacket: DIY (bride)

From Brides, With Love xo 


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