FIT. That is the word that sprung to mind when I first saw Katie and Tom’s engagement shoot that we featured a few months back. And now we have the actual wedding and everything.
Oh my, it’s a veritable feast of rainbow hues and double treble QUADRUPLE fitness.
Love Katie’s look (and um… just her face in general) and the groomsmen look super smart in their mis-match tweed. The centre pieces are particularly clever, and the traditional fete-inspired games look like masses of fun for all of the guests.
You gorgeous lot are going to be pinning until your fingers are raw. Really.
PIN THE GALLERY
Katie The Bride We both had a very clear idea of the kind of venue we wanted for our big day – laid back, rural, pretty and quirky, after several weeks of searching, I was sure what we had in our heads didn’t exist! After spotting South Farm on RMW, we instantly fell in love and booked an appointment to visit the following weekend. We fell in love immediately with the beautiful setting and farm animals!
My dress was the Urda by Pronovias from Allison Jayne in Swansea. I tried on lots of dresses at different boutiques, but this one felt the most ‘me’. My tip: always try on something you don’t think will suit you – I was sure a princess gown would suit me best but ended up with a fishtail!
I was lucky enough to win a RMW competition earlier this year – I won a gift voucher to spend with the fantastic Liberty in Love – I was over the moon and it took me ages to chose from all the beautiful things! I ended up plumping for the ‘Madeline’ headdress and the waterlilly pearl bracelet.
We had a pretty big wedding party with the best man four ushers and six bridesmaids. We wanted everyone to be super-comfortable and happy with their outfits so let the bridesmaids pick their own dresses and the groomsmen to wear their own tweed. We think they looked great!
We wanted lots of colour and wanted to tie the theme back to the beautiful location with a country feel. The tables were named after fete stalls/events and Tom took great pride in accessorising each table with coconuts/rope/my old riding trophies. We made a lot of the décor ourselves – from painting the table plan and tombola to all the table decorations – which was a lot of fun (really!)!
We had the fantastic Helen from Bouquets and Butterflies do our flowers – we loved the colourful blooms in her gallery and when we met her we had the utmost confidence the flowers would be absolutely beautiful.
Our ceremony was due to be outside in the beautiful gardens, but unfortunately on the day the weather wasn’t on our side so it was moved inside. Honestly, I thought I would’ve been a little sad but it didn’t matter at all – I would have married Tom in the mens’ toilets if that was what had to happen!
Waiting to walk into the ceremony with my girls and dad is one of the moments I remember most clearly from the day. I think I almost ran up the aisle (bit worried about seeing that bit on the wedding video!) because I was so excited to be marrying Tom – I saw his smiley face at the top of the aisle and just wanted to get there already!
We were after laid-back but yummy food for the main meal so chose pate to start, roast lamb for main and sticky toffee pudding for dessert – the veggies had a stacked Mediterranean salad for starter and a goats’ cheese and caramelized onion tart for main. It was all absolutely delicious!
The true star supplier for us was our amazing photographer Mister Phill, not only was he a superstar on the day and made our friends and families fall in love with him (we’ve had endless comments about how lovely and amazing he was), but he trekked all the way to London to show us our wedding pictures in person and relive the day.
My only advice for any bride-to-be is to keep reminding yourself why you’re getting married and not get too bogged-down in worrying about the colour scheme, who is sitting by who and whether your friend is upset that her new boyfriend isn’t invited. It is your day to marry your forever-person, and enjoy every single second of it.