Helena & Seb’s Rugby School Wedding

Helena & Seb got married in the stunning chapel of Rugby School, and then had their reception in the village of Harlestone.

It’s been far too long since I posted a wedding on here, summer was crazy busy and then I escaped to New Zealand for a little while (lots more on that soon). Anyway I’ll post some of my favourite weddings over the next few weeks to make up for the lull in activity here 🙂

This is a great wedding to start with, Helena & Seb’s wedding was packed with personal touches and memories for them. Starting off with the ceremony in the beautiful chapel of Seb’s old school in Rugby, before heading to the reception hosted in a marquee in the grounds of the Harlestone Village Institute. While the guests enjoyed their welcome drinks at the reception we headed down to the lake a a few minutes down the road, where they had their first date to grab a few portraits. 

Their families contributed so much to the day (I didn’t realise quite how much until Helena sent me over the supplier list for this blog).  Helena’s sister & Seb’s brother even sang the first dance which was a great moment.

Here’s a lovely little message Helena & Seb sent me after receiving their photos;

“I think we must have looked through them a million times already. You have captured all the happy ‘real’ moments of the day perfectly. We honestly couldn’t be any more appreciative of having such wonderful memories to look back on in years to come. And again, it was such a pleasure having you there with us throughout the day.”

Loads of details to include from this wedding – I’ve tried to fit in as much as possible. Enjoy the photos and find all the amazing suppliers at the bottom of this post!

Thank you for having me, and a super massive congratulations to to Helena & Seb! 


Put together by these amazing suppliers;   

Chapel: Rugby School

Marquee: Carnival Marquees 

Caterers: The AMAZING Ross & Ross for our delicious canapés and wedding breakfast, plus homemade tiramisu by Seb and pavlova by Seb’s mum for pudding

Bar:  Lynn and Natalie from Harlestone Village Hall (+ DIY bar by family member)

Lighting: The lovely Karl from Limelight Events

Generator & Toilets: Sara and Aidy from Any Occasions (again, lovely people!)

Photobooth: PicMe Booth

Chapel singers: Hannah Faulkner and Giorgio Ferraro (Seb’s brother)

Singers During Welcome Drinks: Rosie Samaras

Band: The Party Starters (who were bloody fantastic)

Flowers: bouquets, button holes and urns by Lizzy from The Flower Story, church flowers by myself and my mum and all marquee flowers homegrown in Seb’s mum’s allotment and arranged by his mum and aunty

Cake: again Seb’s mum for the main cake, plus another 2 gluten free by my sister and a massive chocolate one by Seb’s aunt

Stationery: Helena (with help from Seb’s Dad for last little tweaks and printing)

Dress: Suzanne Neville from Serendipity Brides

Suits: Moss Bros

Bridesmaids: ASOS

Hair: Elisha from Christian Wiles

Makeup: Helena & her sister

Hog Roast: Ian Brodie

Ice cream van: Seb’s godfather ‘Mario’s’

Vintage Trestle Tables: Classic Crockery Hire

Signage + Moon Photo Booth: DIY by same family member who made the bar

*Additional comments & reviews from Helena & Seb

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