Lauren and Norfolk-born Matt kept things close to home for their big day.

Lauren McDougall married Matthew Large at All Saints Church Old Buckenham followed by a reception at the nearby country park on 18th August, 2018.

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On one of our early dates we went for a walk and Matt showed me his village church and very proudly announced he'd marry me there one day.


A local affair: Image 2We fell in love with Old Buckenham Country Park straight away as it was the perfect setting for the outdoor wedding we'd always dreamed of.

A local affair: Image 2b My dress was completely bespoke, I had several fittings and each time Alison and Paula made me feel incredible. They hand-sewed the lace, added beautiful buttons and created the dress I'd always had in my head, which made me feel fabulous.


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The bridesmaids all wore the same pale pink long dresses.


A local affair: Image 4We hired a vintage olive green Campervan which was amazing.

A local affair: Image 4b I spent many hours making lots of signs for the wedding as the little touches were really important and they really stood out.


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Our wedding breakfast was a do-it-yourself afternoon tea including rustic bread, ham, cheese, quiche and salad followed by scones, salted caramel brownies, mini Pavlovas and Victoria sponges


A local affair: Image 6Matt and his best man wore brown tweed suits while my cousin, who walked me down the aisle, and our groomsman Derek, wore navy and they all had the same light pink ties.

A local affair: Image 6b The cake was mainly Matt's decision. We went for cherry Bakewell, chocolate with salted caramel and lemon – all our favourite flavours.


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We're very lucky that my sister Claire is a florist and she created the perfect floral arrangements.


A local affair: Image 8We had garden games outside the tent and a family sack race later in the day, complete with prizes.

A local affair: Image 8b The photo booth was great fun and the pictures were amazing.


Lauren and Matthew's contact book

Bride's dress and accessories
Camilla Brides

Bridesmaids' dresses
Dorothy Perkins

Cake and catering
67 London Street, Norwich
Tel: 01603 764 731

Ceremony venue
All Saints Church, Old Buckenham

Gary Sulter

Sweet Violet Flowers

Groom and groomsmen's suits
Moss Bross

Luscious Locks By Lou

Faye Amare Photography

Prop hire
Belles & Beaus

Reception venue
Old Buckenham Country Park

Stretch tents
Lunar Stretch Tents

Browns Films