Imi & Richard celebrated their beautiful wedding at the picturesque Slaughters Inn in the romantic Cotswold village of Lower Slaughter. Their day was filled with music, roses and all their friends and family sharing in their happiness. Both Imi & Richard are very talented and noted musicians and having met each other in the industry it was perfect that music played such a massive part in their day. Various very gifted friends performed throughout the day, providing the most beautiful soundtrack, brilliant entertainment and really allowed the people in their lives and music to be an integral and unique part of their wedding. The most poignant of these musical moments must have been at the end of the ceremony, the church lit with the soft glow of candelabra and adorned with roses, with Imi and Richard about to leave the church as newly weds two of the bridesmaids played “A Song for Imogen” especially written by the groom for his bride. This truly romantic gesture epitomizes the love found and shared between this couple and it was an honour to witness and be a part of their day.
Imi looked gorgeous on the day in her Impression Bridal wedding dress from bridal boutique The Cotswold Frockshop in Stow-on-the-Wold. The stunning floral design by very talented Cotswold florist Sally Gill Flowers were an array of roses and peonies in shades of soft and dusky pastels to pick up on the theme of the day of roses in soft pink, as roses were Imi’s grandmother’s favourite flower.
Richard prepared for the wedding at the Slaughters Inn, the stylish and spacious interiors providing a relaxed setting in which to get ready for the ceremony. Best man and master of ceremonies for the day Jonathan Veira not only sang a beautiful and moving operatic solo during the ceremony but did an excellent job of make sure the day ran smoothly for the couple. Of course best man responsibilities included safe guarding the couple’s exquisite wedding bands from Pressleys fine jewellers.
Imogen’s four bridesmaids looked amazing in their dusky pink Ebony Rose bridesmaids dresses from Surrey bridal shop From This Moment Bridal. Her pageboy in white detailing to match the ushers and flower girls wearing the prettiest white Monsoon dresses completed the fabulous bridal party escorting the gorgeous bride down the aisle.
During the wedding ceremony at St Mary’s Church in Lower Slaughter they had friends Ian McMillan play the organ, Tom Davey the oboe and bridesmaids Nadine Andre on piano and Charlotte Ansberg on violin play Richard’s own composition “A Song for Imogen”. Making the occasion even more personal was their friend performing the wedding ceremony for them.
The beautiful hydrangea petals for the confetti were locally grown in Worcestershire from the The Real Flower Confetti Company.
For their reception the Slaughters Inn had a marquee erected, which perfectly integrated with the venue and allowed guests to enjoy champagne and canapes on the fabulous terrace during cocktail hour. Usher and musician Craig Ogden entertained guests and added to the fantastic atmosphere by playing a solo performance on guitar.
Inside the floral arrangements brought the marquee to life, with candles and rose petals adding the perfect touch. The cake created by Cut Above Cake and adorned with peonies & roses to match the floral design for the day by Sally Gill Flowers, not only looked stunning but tasted delicious with its various layers including a mouth watering Guinness & chocolate flavour! All the rose-themed stationery for the day was by usher Leyton Brown from design company Alias.
The wedding car for the day was a charming ivory coloured 1931 Chevrolet Independence from Vintage Wedding Cars called Thomas.
The stunning grounds at the Slaughters Inn and romantic streams and bridges in the village of Lower Slaughter was a breathtaking setting for the bride and groom portraits of this gorgeous couple.
We had such an amazing time being part of Imi and Richard’s beautiful day, which was brimming with their love for one another and personalised by their shared love for music and the friends and family in their lives. The celebration lasted long into the night with 7 piece band ReFunct supplying the perfect party atmosphere! To see more of Imi & Richard’s wedding please view the slideshow below.