Prepare to Fall in LOVE with Francesca & Ben’s Elegant Garden Wedding

Francesca & Ben
Emma Draper

By Emma Draper

19 August 2021

We LOVE it when we get to see photos from our brides’ special day and so we were absolutely thrilled when these images from Francesca and Ben’s modern and relaxed garden-party-style wedding landed in our inbox!

This Tarporley couple got engaged last July whilst enjoying the beautiful views on their favourite Bickerton Hills walk. Ben popped the question in this idyllic location which came as a complete surprise for Francesca!

Their wedding took place on the 23rd June 2021 with a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the gorgeous Scarlet Hall in Malpas. A quintessentially romantic venue festooned with greenery and sweeping lawns. It was the perfect place for the relaxed vibe that the happy couple wanted to create for their big day.

Francesca used Carol’s Garden, a local flower grower, to create her wedding flowers and bouquet. Francesca told them her colour scheme and then left them to work their floral magic! Carol’s Garden is an amazing florist who use their sustainable home grown garden and wild flowers rather than imported flowers. Francesca’s wedding flowers were a complete surprise until the big day – Carol had carefully selected colours to match Francesca’s scheme of soft pinks, greys and added in beautiful bursts of summer colour using the season’s best blooms. This also meant the flowers kept a low carbon footprint! Win-win!

Francesca chose the iconic Sassi Holford ‘Jessie’ dress for its fuss-free, timeless design. The cut of this gown is exquisitely simple with a sweetheart neckline, a long line of buttons down the back of her dress with a gentle fishtail shape and a small delicate train. Jessie’s elegant, versatile style was perfect to accessorise with beautiful jewellery. As the founder of ethically sourced, hand-crafted jewellery brand ANUKA, Francesca made her own bespoke jewellery for the day; a simple gold necklace, matching earrings, and dainty gold bracelet to match that of her bridesmaids. With a nod to the tradition of something old and blue, Francesca wore a stunning sapphire ring left to her by her Granny which was a lovely way to keep her memory close to her throughout this special day.

Having been initially nervous of the dress shopping experience, fearful of it being stressful and unsure of what would suit her, Francesca was thrilled to find her experience with us at LOVE both relaxed and calm.

“It was a very relaxing experience, which is the complete opposite of what I was expecting. The whole experience with LOVE went smoothly with zero stress. I cannot shout loudly enough about this gorgeous gem of a boutique”.

Francesca opted for a beautiful, long, single tier silk tulle veil from Sassi Holford’s ‘The Couture Veil’  to finish off her stylish, classic look. We knew she’d be jaw-droppingly gorgeous on her big day and the pictures prove it!

Francesca’s distinctive style and love of clean design shines through in this gorgeous wedding. With a vison of a fuss-free, stress-free gathering and a focus on friends and family, Francesca’s top wedding tip for brides is:

“Don’t bother with favours, nobody will miss them and you can put that extra saving into something else… like a bigger bar tab for your guests!”

She also reminds brides:

“Make sure you spend moments together on the day and don’t worry about everyone else having a great time (as they will anyway) and make sure you both do too!”

Wise words indeed! We LOVE Francesca’s casually cool, modern and relaxed wedding vibe. With the sun shining, guests smiling, we adore how they embraced a comfortable aesthetic with those they love the most.

Thanks so much to Chelsea Cannar Photography for sharing these beautiful, intimate photos and a special mention for the other fab suppliers Francesca & Ben used on the day – Cheeky Chilli’s catering for amazing food and the band Downtown Underground for their awesome music and keeping everyone on the dance floor!

If you LOVE Francesca’s Sassi Holford ‘Jessie’ gown and would like to book in to try on gowns from this stunning collection, then please get in touch via email at  to book your exclusive appointment with us.