An autumn cheshire wedding with an Infusion of Boho style

Helen & Franks wedding day was drenched in autumn colour and full of love and creativity with a subtle injection of boho style. Helen had such a clear vision of her day and together with the help of their friends and family they created the most visually stunning, colourful and creative wedding with DIY elements to die for. Helen who is a talented designer, created and hand made their wedding stationery which completely set the mood and tone of the occasion. Not to mention their forever faithful chocolate Labrador playing a huge part in the day, featuring on the invites and delivering the rings in the ceremony. It was truly a beautiful day to remember. Here's what Helen had to say about the different elements of their day...

THE PROPOSAL | Whilst out on our favourite dog walk, in the Northern Woods, Styal, two years previous to the wedding…to the day…Frank grabbed his opportunity to get down on one knee (while Marvin our dog, was wrestling with a ‘log’ in the river) and asked me to marry him. He presented me with the most beautiful daisy cluster diamond ring (with a beautiful cognac diamond centre)! What a perfect birthday present! Of course, I said YES!

THE VENUE | Norcliffe Chapel in Styal Cheshire, then onto Styal Cricket Club for the reception.

THE DRESS & ACCESSORIES | I wanted a free spirited wedding and didn’t expect I’d be getting an actual wedding dress and certainly didn’t want a ‘meringue’. But, as mum insisted I had a gown, I decided on something floaty and even ‘hippy’ I suppose, so chose an Amanda Wyatt’s Promises of Love dress. I had it tailored to me by adding sleeves and an orange belt. 

Shoes were Ruby Shoe… they had to be bright and bold (oranges) but after the ceremony, swapped very quickly to my country boots! I wore very simple stud earrings but a cluster of fine bracelets (my trademark) from Annie Haak, to complement the orange theme.

GROOM’S ATTIRE | We decided on going for the ‘country gent’ look with a tweed jacket, checked shirt and finished off with jeans. 

THE FLOWERS | These were amazing! And all created by my good friend Lesley Brown. All the flowers were completely naturally hand tied, or loosely displayed in the churns/bottles. We wanted simple and not overly ‘precious’ looking arrangements.  Gorgeous Sunflowers, tones of oranges, autumnal colours, heathers, eucalyptus, thistles and my favourite Anenomies.

THE CAKE | Gorgeous! Tiered naked cake lovingly baked by my friend Lauren Brown. Just simple sponges with my homemade lemon curd and apricot jam in between the layers. And a beautiful vanilla frosting filling too. On top, stood pride of place some little wooden figures of myself, Frank, Rocco and Marvin, commissioned by an amazing little wooden doll painter in the US called Knottingwood, who took every detail I told her perfectly!

YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER | Well, the amazing Charlotte Palazzo Photography. I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect photographer. Yes, I may be bias to an extent, as she is my best friend and now Sister in law (married to Franks brother), but, she totally made us feel at ease throughout the day and completely took on board what we wanted and didn’t try to dictate our guests into doing anything too formal. When we got the photos back, we were amazed at the natural, beautiful shots she and Jon Goodsall (her amazing second shooter on the day) had captured. Completely telling our story, which for Frank and I was so important as we get caught up in the whole day and cannot concentrate on everything. 

They captured moments we would never have thought possible and I cannot choose a single photograph out of the collection as they’re all amazing! 


Shoes - Ruby Shoe

Suit Jackets – Marc Darcy

Flowers - Helen's talented friend Lesley Brown

Cake - Helen's talented friend Lauren Brown

Cake Toppers - Knottingwood via

Confetti - Shropshire Petals

Dress - Amanda Wyatt

Church - Norcliffe Chapel, Styal, Cheshire

Venue - Style Cricket Club

Pies - Lord of the Pies, Macclesfield

Cheese - The Fine Cheese Company

Wooden Signs - Helen's talented friend Catherine