I think I might have a bit of a thing for texture. The touch and feel of things are so important to me, Matt and Libbys wedding makes me want to somehow reach inside the photographs in order to properly experience them.
The crisp velvet flowers, the wall hangings, the stonework and the fabrics – it’s a sensory overload. Throw in some unique detail (look out for the pocket watch folks) and combine that with some unusual image aspect ratio’s (we have everything in this one from panoramic to square) and the result? Something truly special.
Over to Libby…
We got married on August 14th 2010. Our ceremony was at the beautiful Wolterton Hall and the reception was held in Mannington gardens, 2 miles down the road but part of the same estate. Both in the depths of the Norfolk countryside.
My dress was by Rosetta Nicoloni at Berkatex. To start with I was adamant that I wouldn’t have a strapless dress but then I tried this dress on and fell in love with it instantly. I always wanted something quite fitted to below the hips with a statement piece such as the flower on the hip. Also I loved the fabric, it was a lovely vintage golden colour and look amazing in the light.
I always knew that I wanted a very long simple veil and I loved wearing it but unfortunately it was no good for dancing! So.. for the party I took it off and replaced it with a big flower that I got from Accessorize along with the bridesmaids flowers. The jewelry I wanted to be special. Matt bought me some earrings from my favorite jewelry shop Eclectic Eccentricity
I had in one of my mums blue stoned studs for my something borrowed and something blue. I also wore a beautiful vintage rose gold bracelet with a charm on it that belonged to my grandmother and worked as my something old.
Head Over Heels
I’m not very good with heels as I’m quite clumsy and didn’t want to risk falling over on the day, which is exactly the kind of thing I would do! Also I didn’t want to be taller than Matt! I had my heart set on some bright pink ballet pumps but then I found these beautiful gold wedges from Office and that was it…decision made!
My sister did my makeup for me. I’m quite fussy with my make up and I trust her completely. She did a brilliant job. I went for smoky eyes and a heavy lid liner with an Audrey Hepburn flick. To compliment this I wanted my hair to be a 1960s style with a thick sweeping fringe and height at the back. Also I had some lovely loose curls added.
For my bouquet I wanted quite bold colours so I chose a mixture of big roses in blocky colours. Pinks, whites and some lovely eucalyptus. The bridesmaids had big beautiful Dahlias, which I love and this followed through onto the tables and the cake. The boys had a buttonhole of a single cream rose with a twig of Eucalyptus. Our florist Floribunda was a family friend and she did an amazing job.
Comfortable and Cool
The girl’s dresses were from Coast and their gorgeous shoes were from Zara. I loved the colour scheme we chose for the bridesmaids and was really pleased with how we managed to let this flow nicely through out the rest of the decorations. We wanted the boys to look comfortable and cool! The boys all got their suits from House of Fraser and the groom, and dads had their suits made from House of Fraser. All going for a brown tweedy look with a waistcoat to match. The cravats were the same colour as the dresses and were hired from Moss bros. This bought it all together nicely.
Handsome and Relaxed
I really love a man in a cravat and a waistcoat! I think its such a handsome and relaxed look. I hadn’t really seen Matt’s suit finished until the day and I thought it was perfect. The style really suited him and he looked so handsome! And it was nice to see him all dressed up!
We were quite fussy about choosing the photographer and could not have been happier with the result! Our pictures were perfect and just what we had hoped they would be like. We chose our John Harris because he had a great reportage portfolio and that’s just what we wanted. I explained to him how I wanted the pictures to have a vintage look and he delivered. Perfectly!
Photography – John Harris
Venue – Wolterton Hall
Dress – Rosetta Nicoloni
Jewellery – Eclectic Eccentricity
Flowers – Floribunda
And the great thing is that we still have more to go! Check back tomorrow for some really clever and witty detail – suitcases, sweets, a convertible Morris Minor, lots and lots and lots more smiling…. and of course a potato.
See you tomorrow then.