Groom standing with bride holding up a flare

When Tom Biddle sent us the incredible pictures of Amy and Adam’s wedding, we smiled inside; a wedding with home brew wine, beer and cider is an instant hit with us! An abundance of homemade elements create such a personal feel to this beautiful late summer wedding; the bunting, stationery, veil, buttonholes and home grown flowers. Amy’s Romantica of Devon wedding dress is simply stunning and we love the embellished jacket that again shows the personal touch that the couple wanted to create. Amazing!

“We wanted a very relaxed theme and we were really keen to make as much as we possibly could to give a personal touch to the day.

“We knew from the beginning that we wanted to get married in Combe, my childhood village, which made the process very easy. The village cricket field is quintessentially English and naturally beautiful, so was perfect for our day. We chose a Capri style marquee as we liked the quirky shape; it looked fabulous with the homemade bunting and brimming with home grown flowers.

“In keeping with the relaxed theme we had games at the reception followed by a wonderful barbecue with a wide range of meats and seafood. We didn’t have a traditional wedding cake, instead we asked our guests to bring a homemade cake or dessert; we were overwhelmed by the wonderful treats that arrived!

“During the evening we had a brilliant band named Super Live who came all the way from Bristol. They played a wide range on music and the lead singer had a rocky tone to his voice which we loved. Our first dance was ‘Anybody Else But You’ by The Moldy Peaches — not traditional, but we really liked the meaningful yet fun lyrics.

“My sister offered face painting to the younger quests, however, after a few drinks the adults wanted to be involved, resulting in some very funny photos. Towards the end of the night we had burritos to keep everyone going. Sadly, it all had to finish at midnight and the guests headed home on a bus that we provided.

“We had an amazing day that we will never forget, and it was captured perfectly by Tom Biddle Photography. Although all the memories were great, two stand out: walking into the packed marquee with everyone cheering the new Mr and Mrs, and secondly, dancing on the packed dance floor surrounded by all our friends and family, some with superhero faces!”

Country house

Mini for wedding

Wedding dress

Bridesmaid dresses

Birdcage veil

Blue wedding shoes

Wedding bouquets in vases

Wellies, wedding shoes, and trainers

Bride having hair done

Hair styling spraying hairspray


Bride with arms out

Bride holding bouquet

Bridesmaids walking to church

Wedding sign

Combe Village Church

Groom sitting in church

Groom's buttonhole

Best man's buttonhole

Wedding guests in church

Mini Cooper arriving at church

Bride arriving at church

Bride about to enter church

Wedding guests turning to see bride walk down the aisle

Bride and groom at altar

Bride laughing at altar

Bride and groom facing each other in church

Bride laughing

Best man taking wedding rings out of pocket

Best man giving wedding rings to vicar

Groom putting ring on bride's finger

Bride and groom kissing

Church window

Wedding guests in church

Bride signing register

Wedding reading

Flowers on church pew

Bride and groom reading order of service

Wedding ceremony in church

Bride and groom kiss outside church

Bride outside church

Combe Village church

Tying cans to wedding car

Wedding confetti shot

Bride and groom in Mini Cooper

Reflection of bride and groom kissing in car wing mirror

Wedding guests walking across field

Wedding tables inside marquee

Wedding table

Bottles of beer

Wedding arrival drinks

Floral wedding table plan Wedding table centrepiece

Wedding table centrepiece

Book on wedding table

Bouquet on wedding table

Drinks menu

Keg of Bang Tidy Bitter Pouring bitter

Bride and bridesmaids by Mini Cooper

Groom and groomsmen by Mini Cooper

Groom and groomsmen holding out medals

Bride and groom walking across field

Bride and groom

Bride and groom sitting on bench by tree

Bride and groom

Bride and groom about to kiss

Bride and groom kissing

Bride and groom laughing

Pageboy taking picture of bride and groom

Bride and groom looking at picture with pageboy

Bride and groom walking

Bride and groom holding hands

Groom holding flare and kissing bride

Bride and groom with flare

Bride and groom touching heads

Wedding guest playing game

Looking at wedding table plan

Bride and groom entering wedding reception in capri marquee

Paper bag of gifts

Cards sign

Wedding food

Barbecue at wedding

Barbecue at wedding

Table of cakes

Homemade cakes

Homemade cakes

Homemade cakes


Father of the bride speech

Bride and groom laughing at speech

Bride speech

Groom speech

Best man speech

Groom laughing

Wedding cake table

Bride playing game

Bride and groom first dance

Wedding dancing

Wedding band

Capri marquee lit up at night

Man with Spiderman face paint

Wedding guests with faces painted

Man with face painted

Wedding guests holding up bride

Photography: Tom Biddle Design and Photography

Ceremony Venue: St Laurence Church, Combe, Oxfordshire

Reception Venue: Marquee on village cricket pitch

Wedding Dress: Romantica of Devon (altered) with embellished jacket (designer unknown)

Shoes: Blue ones! (Designer unknown)

Suits: Groom — Charles Tyrwhitt. Groomsmen — Own suits

Bridesmaid Dresses: Monsoon

Flowers: Various flowers, the vast majority home grown and all arranged by bride and bridesmaids

Cake: No traditional wedding cake — various cakes made by guests

Catering: NG Catering

Stationery: Homemade

Transport: Groom’s restored classic Rover Mini Cooper

Styling Details and Finishing Touches: Lots of homemade and home grown features, including home brew wine, beer and cider, homemade bunting, stationery, veil, and buttonholes, and home grown and arranged flowers