Pippa and John – A Traditional English Country Wedding in Surrey
Pippa and John’s story is full of romance from start to finish, from the surprise midnight proposal at The Savoy to the gorgeous Italian honeymoon on the Amalfi coast.
This loved-up couple tied the knot at Pippa’s childhood church, St Michaels in Pirbright, Surrey, before celebrating with a traditional English country reception at the stunning Loseley Park in Guildford. The wedding breakfast took place in the light and airy Tithe Barn. The walled gardens were the perfect place for the couple photos.
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Pippa and John took their wedding theme inspiration from the beautiful colours and flowers of the English countryside. There was also a nod to the couple’s love of Italy thanks to the gold accents and lemons. The wedding favours were miniature bottles of limoncello, and the place names were actual lemons with the guests’ names pinned to them!
The Wedding Dress
Pippa looked every bit the beautiful bride in both her Sottero and Midgley gown. She opted for a shorter Alfred Sung number that she wore for the evening dancing. “The two-piece from Sottero and Midgley was unlike anything I’d ever seen before,” says the bride. “The movement in the skirt and the detail on the bodice were just stunning.” Her second dress was perfect for dancing the night away, as it mirrored the shape of the bridesmaid dresses and gave her a chance to show off her Emmy shoes!
The Finishing Touches
Kate Osborne from The Gorgeous Flower Company created the floral arrangements from Pippa’s favourite blooms, including pink peonies, roses, sweet peas, Lily of the Valley and trailing jasmine, which meant the bouquets smelled as good as they looked! Designer Cakes by Elle was the mastermind behind the incredible cake, which included a bellini-flavoured bottom tier as a nod to Pippa and John’s Positano honeymoon.