Jo & Steve had the most wonderful Wedding in the Autumn of last year at a venue called 'Weddings in The Wood' in the heart of the New Forest in Lyndhurst, Hampshire - a stunning private, secluded woodland estate complete with ancient woodland and gorgeous, quaint shepard huts for the honeymoon suite and guest accommodation.
Jo had her 'Bridal Preparations' at her parents home with her Bridesmaids. Make-up artists Grace Revington and Anna Rolfe got everyone ready and looking gorgeous and hair stylist Anne Burdge did her magic on everyone's hair.
The best thing about home spun style Weddings is that everyone can chip in and help. If you can delegate a percentage of your Wedding planning out to family and friends it not only takes the pressure off you to do everything but also allows people to be involved. You'll find the majority of close family members want to feel helpful & be needed. I think especially the Mum's too. Both Jo and Steve's mothers did all the flowers together and the Wedding styling was a collaboration of help from loads of family and friends. Steve's mother also did the amazing Wedding Cake!!! The delicious canopies and the BBQ style Wedding breakfast was by Alfresco Catering.
They also had amazing background music from Elma Sax at the start of the Wedding and the guests got to party late into the night to the awesome band Hotsteppas.