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  • Writer's pictureRachael Capocci

Katharyn and Will

With the winter wedding season coming up I thought I would re-live a beautiful wedding I was very lucky to be a part of last year.

I’ve known Katharyn (the bride) for a few years, so I was over the moon when she asked me to do her and her Mum plus her four gorgeous bridesmaids hair for her big day.

To get everyone ready by midday and to allow enough time for everyone’s hair and to enjoy the morning and not get swept up in a rush, I asked my colleague Rebecca to help me with the girls.

I met with Katharyn and her mum and one bridesmaid for a hair trial a couple of months before her big day, to discuss options and details for the theme of her wedding. We tried a few versions of the chosen hairstyles, and together we picked a relaxed wavey texture through the top with a gorgeous roll up at the back keeping it low and elegant, and all finished with pressed flower details to make it a timeless classic to fit beautifully with her stunning lace dress.

Katharyn’s wedding was on the week last year where we had a big snow storm, being in Chipping Norton it was a lot of narrow back roads which made it a bit of a challenge, but the crisp white snow everywhere made the day even more beautiful, it was just stunning.

I’d describe the theme of Kathryn’s wedding as an English winter wedding set in a countryside barn. Her venue was the gorgeous Merriscourt. Katharyn & her husband had thought of absolutely everything, right up to the more delicate details to make it resemble them as individuals and as a couple.

The ceremony was at a local church to where Kathryn lives with a beautiful party at Merriscourt barn with the people they love - which was decorated incredibly (you will see what I mean in the pictures below!).

The flowers were just gorgeous and enhanced the theme of the country wedding with a wild feel incorporating pheasant feathers in the bouquets and button holes which sat alongside rustic coloured flowers and details. It was a lovely balance of very textured bouquets with blush tones and lots of greenery and a hint of deep red with the Christmas roses.

They had an amazing green Land Rover as their wedding car, gorgeous Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths on all the doors, garlands throughout the venue and elegant, simple candles throughout the venue, which complemented and enhanced the beautiful, cozy winter theme.

The small details are always a favourite of mine as I think this is where you can make your wedding bespoke and true to you as a couple.

They wanted an intimate wedding to truly reflect them as a couple with all the things they love from the countryside, and I think they nailed it!


Flowers: Sweet Peas in Great Tew

Hair by me: Rachael Capocci

Makeup by: Di McDonald

Dress: Clifton Bridal in Bristol

Dress: Timeless by Le Papillon (with a gorgeous bespoke top lace detail)

Venue: Merriscourt


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