Jess in J. Andreatta for her Elegant Weekend Wedding at Dewsall Court

Jess and Spencer tied the knot on 21st May 2022, at beautiful Herefordshire country house wedding venue, Dewsall Court.

The effortlessly stylish bride chose a deliciously understated wedding dress by designer J Andreatta, which she discovered at the beautiful bridal sanctuary that is Amare.

The couple appointed Hannah of Studio Porter, to style their day, who did the most spectacular job elevating this already magical space into a scene bursting with natural and seasonal blooms by Liberty Lane and pretty reception decor to delight guests.

You can see more beautiful weddings at this Herefordshire wedding venue here on Love My Dress. Enjoy!

Dewsall Court

We got married at Dewsall Court in Hereford. The venue is located between my family and where we live in London, and Spencer’s family in Wales.

We loved that the venue overlooks the Black Mountains in Wales. We also liked the idea of ​​our family and closest friends being able to stay with us for the entire weekend, which Dewsall was able to accommodate perfectly.

J Andreatta wedding dress.  Agnes Black Photography.

My dress was handmade from multiple layers of delicate semi-sheer silk organza. It had a slight blush tone, and the top layer had a lace-like printed pattern. I loved that it was an unusual and modern take on lace, and that it was so light and delicate to wear.

I also wore a very delicate J Andreatta veil, white strappy heals from By Far and my perfume was Iris Poudre by Frederic Malle. Makeup was by Nicola Harrison and hair was by Beth from Hair Comes the Bride.

My dad walked me down the aisle to Songbird which was played by Elly O’Keefe. We went to see her perform before the wedding and she helped us choose our ceremony music. She is so talented and we were so excited to have her play at our wedding.

Bride wearing J Andreatta wedding dress from Amare.  Agnes Black Photography.
Bride and groom kissing in church.  Agnes Black Photography.

Liberty Lane Flowers

Jen from Liberty Lane did our flowers. We had seen her previous work at Dewsall Court and were excited to see what she could create for us. She is incredibly talented at coming up with completely unique floral schemes.

Jen created a stunning floral arch to decorate the church entrance. For the Wainhouse barn, she created a delicate floral canopy of sweat peas and cows’ parsley suspended on rope, and the tables were adorned with florals in Jen’s ceramic vessels.

Bride and groom surrounded by a floral arch surrounding the entrance to Dewsall Church.  Bride weas J Andreatta wedding dress from Amare.  Agnes Black Photography.

How they met

We met in our first year of university and had been together for nine years before Spencer popped the question. We got engaged whilst on a beach walk near Spencer’s family home in Pembrokeshire.

Wedding reception at Dewsall Court.  Long wooden trestle tables with tall pink taper candles and pastel flowers.  Agnes Black Photography.

Photography by Agnes Black

We chose Agnes Black – we loved her relaxed, modern style. She was great on the day – very efficient (we didn’t feel like we missed out on any parts of our wedding day), really captured candid shots and blended into the background (in a good way!).

Evening and dancing

We had a cocktail hour on the lawn whilst the sun was setting, overlooking the black mountains. We served cocktails while Brigade Band roamed through the party taking requests.

Entertainment was provided by Elly O’Keefe, Brigade Roaming Band and Detroit Soul Band.

Dewsall Court wedding - bride and groom being lifted up whilst doing their first dance outdoors.  Agnes Black Photography.

Our first dance was to ‘Islands in the Stream’ by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. We have always loved the song, partly stemming from our love of watching Gavin and Stacy together!

Brigade Roaming Band performed this for us and we had our first dance on the lawn during sun set, with all of our family and friends singing and dancing along – it was probably our favorite moment of the entire day!

Words of Wedded Wisdom

Make the most of every moment – the day goes so quickly! Don’t stress too much about the cost – it’s all worth it in the end.

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She has a passion for photography, walking, yoga, nature, and loves to support talented artists and creative businesses. In 2013, she became a published author. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters Eska and Leanora and menagerie of furry hounds. Annabel supports Philip in the running of the family flower farm at Moonwind Flowers. She is also the co-founder of What About Weddings.

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