High school sweethearts Sam and Tom struck the perfect balance of creativity and practicality when planning their elegant country wedding. “All of our decorations were lovingly made by the ladies in our lives: mums, friends, grandmas and my sister. We also organised a sewing party to make lavender bags for our thank you gifts, and made bunting from vintage books. Tom and I both took the week before the wedding off and spent half of it apart with our families - it built the suspense!” Sam’s gorgeous gown was a surprise find. “I wasn’t even looking for bridal wear when I found my dress. I fell in love with it straight away!” She personalised her look by repurposing an embellished belt as an exquisite hairpiece.