Rufus and Jo’s wedding day in Bath was wonderfully unique. Though held in one of the most historic buildings in the United Kingdom – the Bath Assembly Rooms, which were righteously admired by both Jane Austen and Charles Dickens – their wedding day was not a stifled, formal affair. Instead, the rapturous joy of celebrating their love in front of their family and friends burst out at every point, and every moment of their big day was spent in laughter and excitement. Enjoying a humanist ceremony, Rufus and Jo’s wedding was an ecclectic mix, at moments traditional, and at others alternative – but overall, a true delight.
Jo looked absolutely gorgeous in a gown from Ruth Milliam. The cascade of fabric in the skirt is incredibly elegant, with layers of tulle creating a waterfall effect – and we can’t get enough of the floral appliqués in the bodice and sleeves, which combined with the stunning florals at the ceremony and reception created a very romantic atmosphere. Jo did her own makeup, with a bold red lip that again echoed the colour palette of the flowers to great effect. Plus – and we know we’re gushing here, forgive us – but her vintage pink throw was a very stylish touch that completed her look.
We can’t miss out on talking about Rufus’ alternative black suit and shirt with white bowtie either – we love the way he flipped the traditional colour scheme! This little innovative touch could be seen in the rest of this couples’ day too; after their ceremony, Jo, Rufus and their guests retired to the main hall in the Bath Assembly Rooms, where after dinner, they were entertained by the resident band of the Savoy, London – Alex Mendem & His Orchesta. And, of course, this was no ordinary reception. Not only were speeches given by the Maid of Honour and the Best Man, but by the bride and groom too!
We can’t thank Laura at Laura Lees Photography enough for allowing us to showcase Jo and Rufus’ wedding – which is brimming with inspiration for your own original wedding day. And like the wedding she captured on camera, Jo’s photography is very unique – she prides herself on being able to capture life as it happens, instead of stopping her subjects for posed shots, meaning that everything moment she photographs is profound and real. If you want your wedding photos to be a true reflection of your day, then check out Laura’s work now…
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Credits: Wedding dress – Ruth Milliam; Groom’s suit – Ede & Ravenscroft; Venue – Bath Assembly Rooms; Photographer – Laura Lees Photography; Bride’s shoes – Office; Florist – Theatre of Flowers; Catering – Searcys; Rings – Diane Turner Jewellery; Band – Alex Mendhem & His Orchestra; Hair and makeup – the bride.