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egnia and Matthew got married in their home town of Nayland at St. James’ church in Suffolk with the wedding reception at Zegnia’s parents back garden at Bear House where she grew up.

Bridesmaids Dresses: Coast they chose their own and matched the colour scheme with their personal style. Headbands: from ASOS with flower corsages to complete the look.

Shoes: Carvela spotted in the shop window- a must have decision. Suits: Made to measure at A suit that fits. The ties came from Peter Werth. Shoes from Dune and handkerchiefs were from Charles Tyrwhitt.

"It was wonderful seeing them walk through the village to the church and waved off by all the neighbours!"

Headpiece: Timeless Couture. It was handmade with a vintage brooch "Something old".

White chocolate wedding cake: Vanilla Patisserie. Dress: Ian Stuart from the Killer Queen Collection called Basilica, in taupe with metallic lace. Table plan: Zegnia and her sisters created this just the day before, from old frames, twine and textured paper!


TO rid P e's TI P

Jars for the table flowers and pillar candles for the church.

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Zegnia’s advice to brides would be to make the most of the planning. "When I went dress shopping we always made a day of it champagne lunches and celebrating with my mum and bridesmaids. Those were some of the best bits of the whole process. We also made sure that we celebrated before and after the wedding. So on the Friday night the guys had a curry and the girls had a movie night, on the Saturday we had a relaxed BBQ, and on the Bank Holiday Monday a lunch where I wore my dress again. That way it gave us more time to spend with family and friends."

Vintage photographs of their parents and grand parents on their wedding day, decorated the guest book wall inside the Tipi.

Tipi: Hired from Beautiful World Tents, this was the first decision the couple made and the wedding grew around this vision.

Lucy Wallace Photography

"Our photographer was Lucy Wallace. She was recommended by another photographer. We met her in London and knew immediately she was the right person. We didn't want our guests to have to stand around for ages while we had loads of posed formal photographs. Instead we wanted to be able to spend as much time with our guests and have our wedding photographer capture all the memories of the day. Lucy's reportage style was perfect, she was discreet and made us feel so comfortable."


Around the Tipi the sisters had adorned the walkways with night lights in jars and decorated inside with fairy lights, candles and flowers. A birch centrepiece was placed on each table and birch signs outside - Zegnias' surname being Birch!

National Weddings Magazine Summer 2014  

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