Lisa and Rich's colourful boho wedding at Pimhill Barn, Shropshire

Friday, October 23, 2020

Mr + Mrs Hibbert  
17th August 2019︱Pimhill Barn, Shropshire  
Instagram: @louloulollipop79 @rich.hibbertPhotographer: Jade Maguire
Lisa and Rich opted for a rustic boho and vintage wedding theme, with pops of colour! The bride didn't want a traditional wedding dress and wore a gorgeous silver Eliza Jane Howell with a hot pink flower crown and matching shoes. Lisa tells us all about planning their day, including her many DIYs...
How did you meet each other? 
We initially met at a party, whereby I fell asleep and he and his friends drew on my face and arms, I wasn’t best pleased! Fast forward a few months and we met again at V-festival 2009 and watched Oasis play together for the last time.  We went on our first date 2 weeks later to our local cocktail bar.  
Rich proposed to me in Thailand. He had planned it for several weeks; visiting my Sister to ask for her permission and her help (She was with us in Thailand and had the ring in her safe) There were six of us in Thailand and we went on a boat excursion- The guide took us on a detour to a deserted cave. This is where Rich dropped to one knee. I had no idea. Later we drank beers in the boat with massive smiles all round. 
Tell us about the dress...
I knew I didn’t want a typical wedding dress, and I loved vintage and Boho dresses. I particularly loved Eliza Jane Howell however my sister wanted me try lots of styles she thought I would love. I traveled around the UK trying on all sorts of styles and designers, but I never got ‘that feeling’. We eventually found a stockist of EJH dresses and I tried on the whole range - I loved them all. Just as I was trying to decide which one, I liked the most they had a delivery of another. She showed it to me, and I wasn’t convinced. I tried it on, and cried-this was the one…I had ‘the feeling’.
What was your wedding budget – and did you stick to it?  
We didn’t have a budget a such, we booked the wedding well in advance so that we could save and pay for things as we booked.  
Top money saving tip: Buy second hand, borrow from friends and family, make things or ask others to.
Best Wedding Splurge: the dress!
Did you make any wedding DIYs? 
The whole wedding was DIY. 
What was your favourite part of the day?
My favorite part was travelling down the aisle, seeing Rich’s reaction to me, everyone’s faces and hearing their gasps-it was a whole-body tingling moment. This was Rich’s too.
Tell us about the ceremony... 
We married at our local registry office in the morning. We asked our friend to perform our ceremony at the venue to make it special and more bespoke to us. He wrote an amazing speech about how we met, and Rich and I then read our own vows to each other. I cried all the way through mine and apparently so did everyone else-even the men.  
Song you walked down the aisle to: we had a three-piece band who sang ‘The one’ by Kodaline 
Just married song: The band sang ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m yours’ by Stevie Wonder 
Advice for future brides...
Don’t take too much on during the day, have everything written down and delegate it. Really try and relax and enjoy-spend a moment with your husband away from your guests. IT GOES FAST!!
What was the worst wedding planning moment?
I was collecting crockery/cutlery and cakes on the Thursday before wedding and left my purse on the roof of my car - I had to cancel all my cards. Then I got a call from a someone saying they had it!
What food did you have at your wedding?  
We had a BBQ and salad bar.

Is there anything you wish you'd done differently?
I was disappointed with the company who did my food. They were supposed to deal with those that had dietary requirements but I forgot to check on the day, only to learn afterwards that they went without.
Tell us about your wedding cake..
We bought cakes from a company from Sidoli’s which catered for Gluten free, Vegan and Dairy free too. Lots of choice such as brownies, apple pie, lemon meringue, Avocado cake... plus lots more!
Who was your bride and groom squad? 
Bridesmaids: my sister, 2 x nieces and stepdaughter. Groomsmen: Rich's brother, my brother-in-law, Rich's son.
Funniest wedding photograph: My bridesmaid one - they were asked by the Photographer to pose like me... hilarious.
Tell us about your Honeymoon...
We went to Bali and stayed in Airbnb’s which were mostly private accommodations with pools. This allowed us to travel to different parts. We hired a scooter and explored at our own leisure. The food was out of this world, and we had an amazing time. I celebrated my 40th Birthday whilst out there which was spent in a yoga retreat. 
What was your favourite wedding planning moment?
Seeing all the ideas in my head and on Pinterest all come together so beautifully!  
Tell us all about your wedding theme...
I didn’t have a particular color scheme or theme. I saved ideas that I liked on Pinterest, joined selling sites and bought secondhand wedding items - filling two sheds! I got an artistic friend to make signs on pieces of wood and pallets. I like vintage and I like boho so kind of threw them together and hoped for the best. 
We had the barn Friday to Sunday, the barn was completely bare so we had to decorate ourselves so everything you see is hired, borrowed, made or bought so I roped in lots of helpers to decorate inside and outside or barn, cow shed and grassed area. I really wanted a long aisle, so I came up with an idea that involved a hessian aisle with lights either side. I also wanted a stretch tent, but it was out of our budget however I found a company that was able to rent me a small version of a stretch tent to seat my guest during the ceremony. All of the light posts were made by us, our friend and my brother in law-because there were so many of them.  
What was the most emotional moment of the day?
My speech which everyone cried too.
Funniest moment of the day:  The speeches - funny and cringy!
 I also loved our game of Mr. and Mrs!
Tell us about your first dance...
Our first dance song was a sped up version of Tom O'dell - Grow Old With Me. A local dance teacher choreographed a routine to our song and then gave us lessons in our home and then hired a hall to practice in. We would film ourselves every time we practiced at home, to make sure we were getting it right-It was so much fun! It went well and we remembered the whole routine, the only glitch was me getting my heel caught in my dress and having to hop around until I could get it loose!  
Venue: PimHill Barn  
Photographer: Jade Maguire 
Save the Dates: Secret Creation
Invitations: Feel good invites 
Florist: Felicity Morgan
Cake: Sidoli’s  
Decor: DIY 
MUA: Jessica Jackson  
Hair: Wedding Hair Specialist Shropshire  
Dress: Eliza Jane Howell (Carlotta in Vintage Silver)
Shoes: Carvela  
Bridesmaids Dresses: Little Mistress  
Suits: Burton  
Rings: The Ring Workshop, Oswestry  
Band: Two-piece Temple
DJ: Sound attack disco  
Photobooth: Elegant funky photo booth  

From Brides, With Love xo

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