08/10/2013 12:18 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

My Big Day: Rhian And Stuart

A bouncy castle, a VW ice cream van and handmade everything - was there ever a cooler wedding than that of Rhian and Stuart Tucker?

The couple got married at Folly Farm in Bristol on a sunny day surrounded by 45 of their "nearest and dearest".


After a heartfelt ceremony, the newlyweds and their guests tucked into a dreamily mountainous afternoon tea-style spread of sandwiches and cake all served on mis-matched china, while surrounded by decorations handmade by Rhian and her bridesmaids.

"I am an avid knitter and crafter and saw some knitted bunting in a knitting shop near me, I managed to find a pattern and got knitting, we eventually managed to make 58 metres of it," she said. "For the favours, I filled jars with different kinds of sweets and made tops out of floral material and twine."

And the the bride's dress? A 1950s-style wonder in pale green by Joanne Fleming after she decided white wasn't for her.

"After an initial visit and a consultation, she sketched me my perfect dress," said Rhian. "And the added bonus was that I could have it any colour I liked, so I chose a beautiful pale green."

With her dress firmly decided upon, Rhian then turned her attention to her bridesmaids and discovered Vivian Of Holloway dresses were exactly what she was looking for.


"I decided to have mismatched bridesmaids, each wearing a different floral dress in the same style, I chose the colours and patterns for them to match their personalities"

She added: "My jewellery was reconditioned 1950's and my veil was cobbled together by myself and one one of my bridemaid's Maddie."

Vintage style, handmade and completely original. See? Super cool.

All photography is by Rhian and Stuart's wedding photographers Peach & Jo.