Hoorah! time for the second half of this beautiful and bright soiree. Am really loving the little details and unique touches that went into making it such a personal day to Sam and Katy.
Oh and even better – Sam actually wrote a few pieces too, so sweet I actually went all misty eyed and everything. In fact I do believe this may be the first time in a Real Wedding post we have featured what went into wedding planning from the grooms perspective?
Well then, we’ll just have to make sure it’s not the last.
The Loveliest Photographers
KATY:As soon as I met Charis when I was bridesmaid at another wedding, I knew that I wanted her to take the photos at ours. She was totally involved with the scene, doing up dresses and making brilliant suggestions. And she was so excited! Lovliest photographer I’d ever met. And then she jokingly enquired about O & C Photography photographing our wedding and by the end of the day we had decided we wanted them!
Sam got on really well with Owen too, and we loved the double act thing, they capture everything. Their style is natural and artistic, and our photos are spectacular. Never seen so many photos of people laughing!
SAM: Spotify were our band for the evening! Only 99p! Amazing. All the original artists, all the sound quality, our choices, and nearly free! Initially we asked a band to play and they were very late in turning us down. At first Katy suggested spotfiy as a joke, but then I took her quite seriously! So we had all the greats and a few of the not-so-greats-but-very-fun-to-dance-to performing at our wedding!
Who Needs Favours?
SAM:We didn’t have any favours as such because Katy had already decided to make so many things!
KATY: Our cake was chocolate and sponge, most of the ideas were mine but the cake man (a friends friend) put it on to the cake. The scrabble tiles matched our invites. We just like scrabble tiles, we never actually play scrabble! And the birds are because I like birds and the bunting because I like bunting. We just did the same as with everything – lots of ideas all thrown and mixed together.
SAM: We had bunting, of course! Katy has bunting everywhere! We hung that in the church.
The most spectacular bit was the white curtains (which we with some friends from church made – all 50!) hanging in the reception venue, and then we hung up three hundred paper stars to the ceiling. It was just like that scene in the film “The Holiday” where they make the tent? Made me very happy!
A Few Of Our Favourite Things
KATY: Um…I really enjoyed our place names on the top table. I bought some of those little canvases for 99p and painted individual names on them. A nice keeper.
We had plastercine on the tables for guests to make models of us when they were waiting…had some thoroughly amusing results. Really enjoyed that. Still got some of the best models!
The First Dance
KATY: Our first dance was to Joshua Radin, ‘Today’. Sam played it to me once after we’d been going through a hard time together. He said it made him think of me. It was one of those really moving, romantic moments you’d put in a film script.
Words Of Wisdom
KATY: My Advice? Everything you do differently or creatively will be much more special. They’re the things you remember and other people enjoy. Involve as many of your friends and family as you can because it makes it lovely and everyone feels part of it and loved.
How cool is the plastercine and the little canvas’s?! would work so well as a favour as well as such unique design.
Nothing like a bit of bright happy gorgeousness to brighten up your Tuesday eh?
With HUGE thanks to Katy, Sam and Charis and Owen from O & C photography.
Big bringing a little piece of sunshine to your life every day Love