Boho Chic

A country inspired theme set the tone for Danielle Horwood and Jack Weeden's Humanist wedding day on the 25th May 2013



As Jack and Danielle grew up in the same town, and had mutual friends, it wasn't surprising that from time to time they would bump into each other on nights out.

However, it still took Jack several attempts of asking before he could persuade Danielle to give him her number.

As a surprise for Jack's 30th birthday Danielle booked a trip to Vegas with a few of his close friends.

She organised a fantastic helicopter ride to the Gran Canyon during which they landed for a Champagne breakfast but Jack turned the tables on her and took the chance to pop the question!



As Danielle works in fashion she knew exactly what she wanted for her dress which she designed with the help of Melanie from The Wedding Workshop.

'It was slim fitting with a small puddle train and a sweetheart neckline with a lace cape that fixed into the deep V back', explained Danielle. 'I just wish I could wearit every day!'


Jack and his grooms men all wore navy suits, pale blue shirts with bespoke ties and hankies made from yellow floral Liberty fabric.

Danielle had the bridesmaid's broderie anglaise tea dresses dyed pale yellow and, as a touch of personal style, each bridesmaid wore different coloured wedges.

The two page boys wore beige chinos, pale blue shirts with Liberty bow ties whilst the two flower girls wore pale grey frilly tutus, white t-shirts and pink converses.

Danielle wanted their outfits to be as relaxed and informal as the rest of the wedding. 

The couple planned a Humanist non-religious service held at Danielle's mum's farm as they wanted a relaxed day with a country inspired Boho feel.


The two hired yurts needed very little decor so Danielle enhanced them with her own personal touches. 'I purchased paper Pom Poms in white, yellow and grey which I hung in groups of three around the top of the yurts', recalled Danielle. 'I also draped bunting around the edge of each yurt.'


'The menu was a chalk board lent up against the door and each table had a floral mismatched cloth for that extra shabby chic feel which I made from various table cloths I purchased,' recalls Danielle.

'The centre pieces were three jam jars filled with wild flowers and decorated with hessian, ribbons and lace.'

Danielle made six anniversary bottles from wine bottles numbered 1 to 6. Guests were invited to write notes and post them into a bottle of their choice.

The couple plan that each anniversary for the next 6 years they will smash a bottle and read the advice given! 

The couple walked down the aisle to a guitarist who is one of Jack's best friends and for the day Danielle's brother-in-law made them iPod play lists.



In the evening London DJ's 'The Wedding Smashers' kept the dance floor filled all night.

'The party continued until 4am and Jack and I were last to leave,' said Danielle, 'We definitely wanted to get the most out of our day!'

At night fire pits were lit and blankets were provided at the exit of the yurts so guests could keep warm outside. 

'My photographer was Binky Nixon', Danielle told us. 'I have known Binky since I was very young so I knew she would capture our wedding perfectly. She made everyone feel relaxed and at ease; she even helped with last minute decorations the morning of the wedding. She did an amazing job!' 

Photographer: Binky Nixon Photography,


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