My Big Day: Juliette &Amp; Ed

27/03/2015 14:58 | Updated 27 May 2015

Juliette and Ed wanted an alternative-meets-traditional vibe when they got married last July in Ed's mum's garden. They wanted a relaxed, country feel - and had plenty of help planning and organising their wedding thanks to friends, who made everything from the groom's suit to the cake and flowers.

Their big day started with a humanist ceremony under a twined flower-trimmed archway with some traditional elements (and a similar structure to a registry office wedding), followed by a reception in a marquee they decorated themselves, with reams of bunting and pastel-hued paper chandeliers.

Photographed by Sarah Lucy Brown, the wedding featured country wildflowers for Juliette's bouquet and table centrepieces, arranged by friends, which provided a beautiful colour scheme of pinks, purples, pale blues and whites, complemented beautifully by the backdrop of glorious yellow sunflowers in the back garden.

The giant orange ice cream van that Juliette arrived in (to the tune of her friends singing their own version of Son of a Preacher Man – Son of an Ice Cream Man) provided a pop of colour as well as plenty of entertainment for the kiddie set, including the couple's toddler daughter, Elsa.

Juliette's top tip? Plan – and do - in advance. "Starting the preparation early made for quite a chilled-out few days before," she says.

"We started wedding craft afternoons as far back as February/March, which meant that decorating the marquee was quite straightforward and we even managed a champagne picnic on the Friday before the wedding on the Saturday."

Don't miss all of the pics of this gorgeous summer wedding by Sarah Lucy Brown in the gallery below...

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